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Watch Richard Ayoade Give the Inception of Talk Show Interviews

Culture

Watch Richard Ayoade Give the Inception of Talk Show Interviews

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In this four minute head fuck, British filmmaker and actor Richard Ayoade (you might remember him from the Vince Vaughan comedy The Watch) gets completely metaphysical and dives deep into the psychology of what it’s like appear on talk-show programs and why people do it in the first place, thus flipping the tables and getting inside the head of this cocky news anchor. (Connoisseurs of awkward interviews might recall one between the same anchor and Quentin Tarantino while the director was promoting Django Unchained a coupe years back.) Although the Cambridge-educated Ayoade, who directed Submarine and more recently The Double, is completely intoxicated by his own vanity and smarts, you’ll probably love watching this as much as he gets off on making his interviewer squirm.