Matt Berry Performs a Star Wars Wannabe in Roku Hollywood Satire

Although most American audiences know Matt Berry for enjoying frisky vampire Laszlo on What We Do in the Shadows, he’s had a lengthy comedy career in his native England, highlighted by cult-beloved exhibits like Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, and Toast of London, to call only a few.

That final challenge—which received him a BAFTA—has morphed into Toast of Tinseltown, which sees fundamental character Steven Toast (Berry) heading to Hollywood after being solid in a brand new Star Wars film, or so he believes. Although Toast of Tinseltown was launched final yr, it’s about to be very accessible stateside, streaming free on the Roku Channel beginning August 11.

Right here’s the trailer:

Toast of Tinseltown | Official Trailer | The Roku Channel

The official synopsis: “Be a part of Steven Toast, a fed-up London actor, voice-over artist, and theater legend, as he embarks on a wild journey to Hollywood looking for stardom—within the type of a ‘main position’ he’s been promised within the newest installment of Star Wars. Befriended by a mysterious passenger named Russ Nightlife (Fred Armisen) on his flight, as Toast takes on Tinseltown, he tangles with offended administrators, will get misplaced within the desert, and realizes that he could also be out of London, however he’s by no means out of unhealthy luck.”

We notice this isn’t truly a sci-fi present, in fact, however who can say no to having their day brightened by seeing Matt Berry in something? (Sure, even that rattling Minecraft film he was just lately solid in.) And we’ll take a very good Star Wars gag any day, even when the following Star Wars film is years away at this level.


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