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Interview: Matt Berry

I interviewed Matt Berry last month at Channel 4's offices near Victoria to tie in with the new series of Toast, which goes out on C4 on Wednesdays at 10.30pm. You can read the Evening Standard feature here, but this is a longer version. To be honest I found Berry rather frustratingly guarded.

Online Review: Matt Berry Does...Ghosts, BBC iPlayer

The latest short online micro-comedy from fruity-voiced Matt Berry takes its inspiration from Halloween. “UK ghosts are real and they are here to stay…they make you shit yourself,” Berry explains at the outset.


News: New Matt Berry Does...

The new Matt Berry Does... will be released by BBC iPlayer tonight at 9pm. It will be entitled Matt Berry Does...Ghosts to coinicide with the run-up to Halloween.

This is the latest short comedy in the series, co-written by Bob Mortimer, in which Berry takes a typically idiosyncratic look at modern culture. He has previously dissected summer holidays, Father's Day and the Boat Race. There will be one final Matt Berry Does... after this, which is believed to be Matt Berry Does...Christmas.


Online Review: Matt Berry Does...Summer Holidays, BBC iPlayer

The third instalment in Matt Berry’s online series finds our seductive-toned narrator guiding us through his version of the history of summer holidays. Or to be more precise, the “UKAY summer holiday” as Berry deliciously phrases it. 


News: Next Matt Berry Does...Revealed

The next film in the iPlayer series Matt Berry Does...has been revealed. It is Matt Berry Does...Summer Holidays.

The short film, co-written by Bob Mortimer and produced by Mortimer's company Pett Productions, will be released online on July 26. It follows the online success of the first two spoof documentaries, Matt Berry Does...The Boat Race and Matt Berry Does...Father's Day.


News: Toast's Matt Berry to Tour

Matt Berry, the star of C4 comedy Toast of London, is to tour the UK later this year with his band the Maypoles. 

Berry's comedy career has recently overtaken his musical career. As well as fronting Toast of London, which returns to C4 in the autumn, he appeared as Beef in House of Fools with Vic and Bob. He has also been commissioned by the BBC to make a series of online comedies and has so far looked at The Boat Race and Father's Day.


Online Review: Matt Berry Does...Father's Day, BBC iPlayer

Following the success of Matt Berry doing the Boat Race, the second instalment in this six-part series finds the undisputed king of the striking vocal tone tackling the subject of Father’s Day. There is only really one reason to listen to this and that’s to hear the way Berry strings out the phrase “Youkay Daddy” over and over again. It will make you laugh so much the BBC should issue a disclaimer in case of any damage to internal organs.

News: Wins For Berry, Crook, Hynes at Baftas

Matt Berry was the winner of Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the Bafta TV Awards tonight for his performance in Toast of London, while Jessica Hynes won Best Female Performance for her role in W1A. 

Ant & Dec won Best Entertainment Performance for Saturday Night Takeaway while The Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, won Best Scripted Comedy and Graham Norton won Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme for his BBC1 chat show. A special award went to writer Clive James.


Online Review: Matt Berry Does...The Boat Race, BBC iPlayer

It’s one of those things where you go “this is so brilliant why didn’t they do it earlier?”. Matt Berry has been pretty famous in a culty way for his booming matinee idol voice ever since he played actor Todd Rivers in Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place. So it was surely only natural that the BBC would pick him to do a six-part online series of spoof mini-documentaries.


News: New BBC Online Projects for Frankie Boyle, Matt Berry & More

The BBC has announced a host of iPlayer exclusive programmes from comedians including Matt Berry, Frankie Boyle and Jo Brand, alongside new commissions from emerging British filmmakers, writers and performers.

On 5 April, Matt Berry kicks off his brand new topical comedy series Matt Berry Does… for iPlayer, with Matt Berry Does..


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