Toast of London gets second series rss feed

Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews’ Channel 4 comedy Toast of London is coming back for a second series.

The show stars Berry as a jobbing actor with vaunting ambition who gets into surreal scrapes, with a supporting cast including Doon Mackichan as his agent and Robert Bathurst as his housemate.

Andrew Newman, chief executive of Toast producer Objective, said: “I am totally chuffed they are doing another series, because it has a brilliantly strong flavour and has established a proper cult following. I hope the current fans will enjoy more madness from Toast, and hopefully more will do.”

The comedy grew from a one-off pilot in Channel 4′s 2012 Funny Fortnight series, and included such details as recreating the 1950-1990s bohemian drinking club, The Colony Rooms, as a setting for some louche scenes. “The great thing about Channel 4 comedy is that they back things they believe in editorially,” added Newman.

Phil Clarke, Channel 4 head of comedy, said: “I’m delighted that Toast of London is returning for a second series. It is everything a Channel 4 comedy should be. Unapologetically original funny writing, driven by bold and hilarious performances from Matt Berry and the cast. It’s a unique comedy show, there’s nothing else like it.”