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Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977 in Hammersmith, London) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.

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Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977 in Hammersmith, London) 1977) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.


Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977 in Hammersmith, London) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having [[MixedRace a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother]].) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.

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Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977 in Hammersmith, London) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having [[MixedRace a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother]].) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.


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* OddCouple: Is often paired with someone with a contrasting persona, for example CloudCuckooLander Creator/NoelFielding in ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'', or most of his guests in ''Travel Man''. Can also be inverted, as he's also sometimes paired with equally dry-humored [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor David Mitchell]].

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* OddCouple: Is often paired with someone with a contrasting persona, for example CloudCuckooLander Creator/NoelFielding in ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'', ''(Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear)'', or most of his guests in ''Travel Man''. Creator/JimmyCarr (''Series/WasItSomethingISaid, Gadget Man)''. Can also be inverted, as he's also he is sometimes paired up with equally dry-humored [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor David Mitchell]].Mitchell]] ''(Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear, Gadget Man)''.
* TheSmartGuy: Usually presented as the smart one.



* TheSmartGuy: Usually presented as the smart one.

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* TheSmartGuy: Usually presented as the smart one.TakeThat: ''Ayoade on Top'' is a lengthy takedown of Film/ViewFromTheTop.


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!!! TV Quiz and Game Panel Show Appearances of Various Sorts
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* ''Series/WasItSomethingISaid''
* ''Series/{{Hypothetical}}''
* ''8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown''
* ''The Fake News Show''
* ''Series/Room101''

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* OddCouple: Is often paired with someone with a contrasting persona, for example CloudCuckooLander Creator/NoelFielding in ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'', or most of his guests in ''Travel Man''. Can also be inverted, as he's also sometimes paired with equally dry-humored Creator/DavidMitchell.

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* OddCouple: Is often paired with someone with a contrasting persona, for example CloudCuckooLander Creator/NoelFielding in ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'', or most of his guests in ''Travel Man''. Can also be inverted, as he's also sometimes paired with equally dry-humored Creator/DavidMitchell.[[Creator/DavidMitchellActor David Mitchell]].

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!!! Presenting

* ''Series/TravelMan''
* ''Series/GadgetMan''


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!!Tropes associated with Ayoade or his characters
* BlackAndNerdy: He's not shy about admitting his nerdiness.
* DeadpanSnarker: One of his trademarks.
* TheHost: He has presented several shows.
* NerdyNasalness: Ayoade has quite a nasal voice and is nerdy, both of which are played up in ''Series/TheITCrowd''.
* OddCouple: Is often paired with someone with a contrasting persona, for example CloudCuckooLander Creator/NoelFielding in ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'', or most of his guests in ''Travel Man''. Can also be inverted, as he's also sometimes paired with equally dry-humored Creator/DavidMitchell.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Both his persona and his most famous role in ''Series/TheITCrowd'' portray him as socially awkward.
* TheSmartGuy: Usually presented as the smart one.



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!!! Literature
* ''Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey''
* ''Richard Ayoade Presents: The Grip of Film, by Gordie [=LaSure=]
* ''Ayoade on Top''

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* ''Full English''


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Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having [[MixedRace a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother]].) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.

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Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977) 1977 in Hammersmith, London) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having [[MixedRace a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother]].) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.


Richard Ayoade is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having [[MixedRace a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother]].) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.

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Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ. oʊˈɑːdi/, born 23 May 1977) is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having [[MixedRace a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother]].) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply {{nerd}}y character of Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. [[HiddenDepths This is somewhat deceptive.]] Ayoade may be somewhat [[JustForFun/OneOfUs awkward and nerdy in real life]], but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from [[{{UsefulNotes/Oxbridge}} Cambridge University]], he’s written and directed feature films and [[http://www.listal.com/list/videos-directed-richard-ayoade music videos,]] and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.


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