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Toast on Toast

Cautionary tales and candid advice
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,222 ratings)
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Summary

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club.

Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio. He also reveals the dangers of typecasting, describes the often ruthless struggle for 'top billing', and shares many awesome nuggets of advice.

The end result is a book that will inspire and educate anyone who wants to tread the floorboards. It will also inform (and entertain) anybody who simply wants to discover what a jobbing actor's life is actually like.

©2015 Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd

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Helpless with laughter!

Matt Berry as the irrepressible actor Steven Toast brings his shockingly candid and "autobiography" to life. Berry's performance is brilliantly sustained and hysterically funny. Toast is a wondrous creation. This audiobook is s must for all fans of the CH4 TV series. For large parts of the book I was literally helpless with laughter. I had to switch it off while driving for fear of crashing. Whilst listening with headphones on the train I got funny looks from fellow passengers as tears of laughter rolled down my face. Yes, it really was that funny! I loved it!

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The second best moustache in showbusiness.

Advice and anecdotes from mediocre actor and self-proclaimed 'star of stage and screen' Steven Toast. Toast himself brings this ghostwritten tripe to life with his thankfully unique vocal style.

He's no Ray Purchase, is he?

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He really knows his Acting onions

Would you listen to Toast on Toast again? Why?

Absolutely. It's essential listening for the unemployed actor and or the full time employee stuck on a zero hours contract. It made my spirit sore and my sides soar....no hold on

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them....Fancy Alexander sounds robust....and Rebecca Banana sounds hot also

Any additional comments?

Buy this and listen to it.

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Finished in one sitting

This is the first time I'd ever heard of Steven Toast but loved Matt in The IT Crowd so thought I'd give this a go as it was on the daily deal. I was not disappointed!

This book is very, very funny and I'll definitely listen to it again.

I just wish it was longer!

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  • PM
  • 12-01-17

Quite good

Not as funny as the television series but worth a punt if you're a big fan

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Toast at his finest

Fantastic for fans of the show. Matt Berry's narration is superb. Even has Clem Fandango.

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My desire for Steven Toast is like a rocket

There is nobody better than the accomplished Steven Toast to take you through the nuanced life of an actor. We will never get a richer account of the world through the eyes of a great man like this again. I laughed and I smiled, mainly because I wanted to impress a lady on the train platform. But I also wept tears of joy. Matt Berry is the funniest man alive today. Keep making comedy Matt!

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hilarious

if you watched toast of London then you will know what you are getting, a very funny listen.

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Matt Berry is a pleasure to listen to.

Over the top in places. Toast gives away more than he thinks about his own rumbling psyche as he gives an hilarious potted history of his rise to fame.

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Great stuff

Very funny , really enjoyed this book , made me laugh out loud many times .

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  • Stanley McHale
  • 18-11-16

Glorious performance from Matt Ber-Ray.

You have to be a fan of course, but if hours of listening to Toast's timbre is your idea of heaven then welcome to paradise. Worth the cash for the role call of ludicrously great character names alone.

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  • KB
  • 07-03-16

Fans of TOAST OF LONDON will love it

The incomparable Matt Berry reads as Steven Toast and it is just as hysterical as the television show.

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  • Gevin Huey
  • 05-02-16

Matt Berry is a joy to listen to

a superb narration delivered in character. quite humerus. Enthusiastically recommended. is deserving of repeat listenings.

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  • MARK
  • 29-03-19

Laugh out loud funny!

Based on Matt Berry's character from the sitcom "Toast of London", this is a hilarious series of stories about his acting career. It's best to listen to in small doses as it's a short book and worth spreading out for full effect.

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  • rudi
  • 26-03-19

More of what you came for.

While I miss the presence of the legendary cast of supporting characters, Steven Toast is alive and well in the words and performance contained herein.

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  • Jim McFarland
  • 15-02-19

A huge serving of Toast

A huge serving of Steven Toast, from the Channel 4 series Toast of London. Matt Berry is a comic genius and he takes audio books to a whole new meta level of funny, such as his disapproving asides when he reads a passage from his own memoirs that has been rewritten by his ghost writer or his occasional belching. If you love Toast, buy this book.

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  • Grezzit
  • 05-12-18

A treat for thespians everywhere.

Toast delivers a master class in life, love and acting. It's a national disgrace that he is not on the BBC.

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  • VMW
  • 22-11-18

very funny

I live the Netflix series and immediately bought the book. like the series it is really funny, irreverent, and all that I'd hoped it would be.

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  • Richard Tracey
  • 04-10-18

From Clem Fandango...

Hi, Stephen. This is Clem Fandango. If you’ve enjoyed Matt Berry’s other work or the “Toast of London” TV series, then you’ll love this actor’s handbook. If you haven’t, then you won’t.

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  • Michael T.
  • 20-09-18

Brilliant

I listened to it twice on a flight to England and twice on the flight back to the US and laughed out loud every time. Matt Berry is a genius.