Matt Berry is a writer, actor, comedian and musician. He co-writes and stars as Steven Toast in Channel 4's cult comedy show Toast of London. He played Douglas Reynholm, the bombastic and sexist boss in The IT Crowd, and Beef in Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's House of Fools. He is also known for his appearances in The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Berry wrote, starred, and composed all the music in the comedy show Snuff Box on BBC Three with Rich Fulcher. He also co-wrote and performed in a parody rock opera, AD/BC: A Rock Opera, with Richard Ayoade, which also stars Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt.Arthur Mathews is an Irish comedy writer and actor, who is best known for Father Ted, which he co-wrote with Graham Linehan. He has also contributed to The Fast Show, Harry Enfield and Chums, Brass Eye and he has co-written Toast of London with Matt Berry.
The funniest thing on telly * * Evening Standard on TOAST OF LONDON * * Hold on to your breeches for some "cautionary tales and candid advice" from everyone's favourite struggling actor extraordinaire * * The List * * Steven Toast is the comedy character of the moment, and Toast of London is the comedy event. Brilliant * * Guardian on TOAST OF LONDON * * Toast: ludicrous, self-absorbed, pompous, hammy, self-deluded, surreal and - crucially - unfailingly funny * * Independent on TOAST OF LONDON * * What a glorious, surreal thing it is * * Herald on TOAST OF LONDON * * Just gets funnier and funnier as it goes along . . . In Toast, they have created a monster, a fabulous thespian one. The whole thing is of great imagination and surreality * * Guardian on TOAST OF LONDON * *