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Richard Ayoade: Ayoade on Top

In a London exclusive, the writer and director reflects on his award-winning films, comedy and perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed in conversation with Adam Buxton.

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, for which he was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy.

In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, he has 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.

Hear from Ayoade as he reflects on making comedy and films, and argues for the canonisation of View From the Top, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, as a cinematic masterpiece.

Drawing on his latest book, Ayoade on Top, the author takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don’t care about.

Along the way we encounter unforgettable and forgettable characters, descend into madness and ascend to the sublime summit of a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory.

Drawing on his latest book, Ayoade on Top, the author takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don’t care about.

Along the way we encounter unforgettable and forgettable characters, descend into madness and ascend to the sublime summit of a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory.

Adam Buxton is a British comedian, actor and director who has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son of Rambow, as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK.

He is the host of the Adam Buxton Podcast, generally agreed to be the best interview podcast in the world (citation needed).

Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award-winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995. He is currently working on book containing humorous essays and stories about his life and career thus far.

Dates & times

5 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Thu 5 September 2019

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Royal Festival Hall

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£15 - £35
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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Copies of Richard Ayoade’s new book (RRP £12.99) are available for £9.99 when you buy a ticket to the event, to be collected at the event. The author is signing books after the event.

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