Richard Ayoade Explains Becoming a Comedian at Law School


“When I was at university, they had a club that does comedy that I became involved in. I was in a very privileged position in that they got to put on shows because a number of great comedians came from there, like John Cleese and Stephen Fry. I just had an opportunity as a result of that. It was never brilliantly disposed at all. I’m so not a funny person. I’m as funny as I’ve ever been, which is not funny.”

- Richard Ayoade on how he went from studying law at Cambridge to star in movies with Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill.