LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14:  Hugh Laurie attends the Los Angeles Premiere of the new HBO Series "Avenue 5" at Avalon Hollywood on January 14, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
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Hugh Laurie's Favorite Avenue 5 Moments Come From The Series' Colorful Insults
HBO’s absurdist comedy, “Avenue 5,” is set 40 years in the future when civilian space travel has become big business. The guests on a huge spaceliner see a crew that is made up of actors like Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie), who is there so passengers won’t have to look at anyone who is “unattractive,” while the actual crew is hidden away.
For a Collider interview in October 2022, Laurie spoke about the series and said it's the smaller things that really get him laughing, particularly the insults. “Some of my favorite moments really come from the insults,” said the actor. “The evermore ornate way that all these characters have of insulting each other, is just consistently entertaining to me.”
Laurie added, “The evermore intricate ways that we could find of taking out our frustration on each other, which is primarily verbal, are quite fun. There are occasional moments of violence, but it's mostly verbal. It's mostly emotional. And I do find that endlessly entertaining.”