Toast of Tinseltown

Toast of Tinseltown trailer

Steven Toast (Matt Berry), actor, voice-over artist, and legend of the London theatrical scene, has reached PEAK ANGER. After a final, very violent, confrontation with his old nemesis Ray Purchase, he decides to head off for a new life in the US of A, where he has been promised a ‘leading role’ in the latest Star Wars Movie, “Force the Wind”.

With nowhere to stay, and no contacts in Hollywood - apart from his new agent, Brooke Hooberman - Toast is grateful for an offer of accommodation from a mysterious fellow passenger, called Russ Nightlife (Fred Armisen), who he meets on the Trans-Atlantic flight over. Russ has no friends it seems, apart from Billie (Rashida Jones), an aide who comes daily to the apartment.

While waiting for the Star Wars movie to begin shooting, Toast gratefully accepts any acting jobs Brooke sends his way, despite them usually involving Toast playing a butler.

On the road to making it big in America he meets an extremely angry director, becomes a success in a soap opera playing a doctor, bites off the ear of a Hollywood A-lister, and gets lost in the desert… he may be out of London, but he’s never out of bad luck.

One of the best comic creations of the last 10 years

The Guardian