Profile - Matt Berry

Matt Berry

Who’s he then? You may recognise Matt Berry from his role as aristo explorer type Dixon Bainbridge in The Mighty Boosh or for his parts in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and the recent second series of The IT Crowd.

No, there’s somewhere else . . . Then perhaps it was alongside fellow Boosher Rich Fulcher in the macabre jet-black sketch comedy Snuff Box, a show which seemed to have a particular obsession with the hangman’s noose.

So, why’s he touring: to scare the poop from us?
Among Berry’s many talents are his musical abilities. He’s released two albums, Jackpot and Opium, and scored shows such as Saxondale and Blunder. These gigs will platform his aural expertise.

Happy happy, joy joy, then? Actually, this tour could be something of a party, with Berry having just nabbed himself a British Comedy Awards nomination for his role in The IT Crowd. Though I suspect his parties are very much unlike mine or yours.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Sun 25 Nov; King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Mon 26 Nov.

Matt Berry & the Maypoles

Berry is best known for regular appearances in TV comedies such as The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh but he has also provided the music for Steve Coogan's Saxondale, written a spoof rock opera and tours backed by Brighton-based experimental rockers Jonas 3. Tonight showcases his theatrical live music.

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