Southbank Centre's Book Podcast: Richard Ayoade in conversation

Richard Ayoade first burst onto our screens as the character of Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, a role for which he was awarded a BAFTA for Best Performance in a Comedy. A continuing presence on television, through his popular Travel Man series, he also adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of film The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg.

In September 2019 Ayoade appeared here at the Southbank Centre as he joined comedian and presenter Adam Buxton in conversation. In this podcast, recorded at that event, Ayoade reflects on his award-winning films and comedy. He also reads extracts from his latest book Ayoade on Top, and explains how he drew inspiration for it from the unlikely source of cabin crew rom-com, View From the Top, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

Richard Ayoade in conversation with Adam Buxton by Southbank Centre's Book Podcast


This is why the internet is stressful. Because if you have a completist nature and you go, well I’d like to read all of this – that’s bad… if you want to finish the internet, that’s just not compatible with life.
Richard Ayoade


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