Starred in many stand up comedy shows.
Of Norwegian-Nigerian parentage.
Close friends with the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner. He has directed 3 of their music videos. Alex did the soundtrack music for Ayoade's film, Submarine.
His surname is pronounced "eye-oh-WA-dee".
Was a member of Cambridge Footlights, a contemporary of David Mitchell, Robert Webb and Matthew Holness.