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Episode 235: Nerdist Podcast
Richard Ayoade
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Nerdist Podcast: Richard Ayoade

Everyone is really excited that actor and “British Podcast Ambassador” Richard Ayoade is on the show! They discuss their favorite Olympic sports, how British people deal with stress and how Richard got into directing music videos!

See Richard in “The Watch”, in theaters this Friday!

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  5. David says:

    Way to alienate your British fans with your tired, twee generalisations about British people. I think you’d have a shock if you visited where I live. OK so that sounds completely cliched but it’s true FFS! After a half century of cultural colonisation by the USA, the country has changed dramatically. Maybe some of those stereotypes once existed – I doubt it somehow – but it’s just not the case now. Kind of smacks of how Americans *would like* British people to be, instead of how they are.
    Now I can half-forgive the Americans whose view of the outside world is very much filtered and controlled by the likes of Fox news and dumb hollywood movies, but Ayouade should know better.
    Yawn – couldn’t finish listening to this one. Done with this podcast.

  6. nofax1 says:

    Just finished listening to this episode (yes, albeit late). I am a big fan of Richard and the IT Crowd, etc. Unfortunately I found him uncomfortably self-effacing however charming.

  7. Chuck W. says:

    Ok. So I was listening to this episode in my car. I could only hear 20-30% of what he said and had to shut it off. Was he afraid of the mic? I was able to hear Chris and I want to say Jonah. I am sure he was a great interview from what little I could hear.

  8. bill cosby says:

    I did my best impression of Ayoade while listening by falling asleep.

    (Sorry, I never make dick comments like this but I couldn’t really help it.)

  9. Kelly says:

    Yes! He is so fantastic. Garth Marenghi, the Mighty Boosh, and the IT Crowd? I am here for that.

  10. WesFX says:

    Shame everyone seems to be bashing The Watch. I like it a lot.

    Not as much as Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace, of course.

  11. That combination of ? and ! that Chris pondered over (exclamatorily) during the intro was “invented” by the head of an advertising agency in the 60s to cleanly express rhetorical questions in ads. He named it the interrobang, and although it gained traction for a few years, it hasn’t been found on a standard keyboard since keyboards were typewriters.

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    Also, wonderful episode with Ayoade–Submarine’s queued up in Netflix as I type!

  12. Aj says:

    Remember back in episode 100, Simon Pegg & Joel McHale mentioned Richard, & talked about how humble & self-effacing he was? They were spot on. Brilliant bloke though, & a very interesting episode!

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    Interrobang, otherwise known as the story of the Soldier and the Hunchback.

  14. JonBoy says:

    Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace is one of the funniest things ever made. It never gets old, never! I wish they had enough money to make another season, or a film.

  15. lookleftandsmile says:

    I LOVE that he spoke about the commentary track on the Gareth Marienghi’s dvd (UK version) – it has got to be one of my favorite damn things in life.

  16. fanny pack says:

    Sweet sauce! I was just thinking last week how Ayoade would be my dream guest for the podcast. Thanks for making it happen!

  17. Mark S. says:

    RE: Chris’s British accent in the intro – it was a spot on impression of John Oliver actually. Not just the accent, but the cadence and everything. Keep that one Chris – it’ll come in handy someday 😉

  18. Fred says:

    15,539

  19. Tzvi says:

    I like that even when I don’t connect with the guest or a particular episode, I still enjoy listening to the episode. I guess somewhere along the last couple years of listening, the podcast has become a way for me to feel at home no matter where I am, for like one hour.

    Thanks.

  20. Cullen Atchley says:

    The Master just looks perfect.

  21. Jake says:

    Just came back from a midnight screening of The Watch! It’s great! I loved it.

  22. Joan says:

    @Allan the movie is called The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It’s kind of a veiled dig at L. Ron Hubbard. Looks pretty good.

  23. Robin says:

    When I saw Chris’ tweet, I shouted “Yes” super loud at work. I just recently got into The IT Crowd and became a fan. First John Barrowman and now Richard Ayoade. Well done sir, well done.