On the outside, this interview comes across as awkward, cringey and a little bit, well, ‘nails scraping down a chalk board’…
Especially when Richard Ayoade from the well-loved sitcom, The IT Crowd bluntly tells C4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy, “I don’t dislike interviews, it’s a bit more like commuting. I accept it as a part of [the job], but no one, you know, loves it.
Thankfully, despite the apparent clash, both parties were actually having quite a laugh during this news segment (as you can see my Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s giggles towards a nearby Jon Snow) and it’s one of the most interesting interactions we’ve watched in while.
And the news anchor still managed to get the last word by writing in his blog, “Interviewing famous people on their latest project is like commuting for me too”.
As the kids would say, ‘lol’.