It's not as if I've never been awkward myself. I'm a big gamer, so I've had access to that type of personality. I used to go to these LAN parties; that was before high-speed Internet. The only way you could get lag-free gaming was to haul these huge computers to people's houses.

Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Canadian

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All of my guy friends are pretty civil and tame.

I wish I was more industrious, but I don't necessarily have that drive.

I don't program, so I don't belong in Silicon Valley. If I did belong in Silicon Valley, I'd be there creating a revolutionary compression algorithm for billions of dollars.

With YouTube streaming and Twitch and all that, you can just hop on on any given night and play videogames and have people come watch you. And even if you've only got 400 people watching your stream, that's more people than would see my comedy if I went to UCB.

I don't typically pay attention to most things in life, let alone award season. Not because I think it's silly. I just don't typically get caught up in it.

Speaking as someone who's played a lot of video games, and at the end of the video game all you have is a memory, after woodworking you get this piece of furniture.

My nerdy pursuits are more like video games, Dungeons and Dragons, stuff like that.

I've been a Keanu Reeves fan for a very long time, since 'Bill and Ted' and 'Point Break' and stuff like that.

I'm a total pessimist.

Sometimes you just need words on a page to memorize.

I am an unabashed HBO fan. This is why being on 'Silicon Valley' is kind of like a dream.

I'm not joking - it's a top-three dream of mine to be on a comedy on HBO and to have it directed by Mike Judge and Alec Berg, and then on top of that, have it be with friends, two of them I've known for 10 years.

I like a nice, crisp pilsner or lager.

I'm definitely not frowning on improv; I mean, I've been doing it for years. I just think that there's some styles of comedy that warrant a tighter pace.