Matt Berry on fishcakes, Toast of London and Roy Keane

On tour, on telly and all over the place, the comedy star takes on our First and Last quiz


This article is from 2015.

Matt Berry on fishcakes, Toast of London and Roy Keane

One of the busiest men in showbusiness (just check out the list of things he’s up to below for evidence), Matt Berry somehow squeezes in time to tackle our Q&A.

First record you ever bought
‘Prince Charming’ by Adam and the Ants.

Last extravagant purchase you made
A watch.

First film you saw that really moved you
The Elephant Man.

Last lie you told
‘I will stop talking to myself’.

First movie you ever went on a date to
Basic Instinct.

Last time you cried
About an hour ago.

First thing you do when you've got time off work
I never have time off work. I don't see it as work so it's fine.

Last great meal you cooked
Fishcakes using Paxo stuffing mix as the coating (it was all I had).

First crush
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.

Last book you read
Letters Of Note Volume II.

First great piece of advice you were given
Do it yourself as no one is planning to do it for you

Last time you were starstruck
Jean Michel Jarre (again) last Monday.

First thing you'd do if you ran the country
Make it impossible for even a discussion regarding the re-introduction of the death penalty in this country. We need to keep a concerned, watchful eye on this current lot.

Last meal on earth
Something that I could finish when I got into space.

First song you'll sing at karaoke
‘Oxygène IV’.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
Getting my mum and my sister tickets for Strictly Come Dancing.

First time you realised you were famous
I haven't .

Last time someone criticised your work
A journo accused Toast of London of being sexist.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Cocksure, Cockofthewalk, Cockeyed.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Another original vinyl copy of 1973’s Tubular Bells (I didn't regret it).

First concert you ever attended
Jean Michel Jarre, 1989.

Last time you bought someone flowers
I gave someone flowers that I had been given free, I'm afraid.

First object you'd save from your burning home
The one with a beating heart.

Last funny thing you saw online
Roy Keane's reaction to one of his players wanting paternity leave.

First job
Butcher’s assistant (true story).

Last person you fantasized about
Girlfriend holding a guitar.

First word you spoke

Last crime you committed
Not stepping in quickly enough.

First book you read for a second time
The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Last song at your funeral
'Hot Hot Hot'.

First person you'd thank in an award acceptance speech
Nearest and dearest.

Last thing you recommended to someone
Make sure you own a good bed and a good pair of shoes because if you're not in one, you're in the other.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
'What the hell was that?'

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
'I should really tell the cabbie where I live.'

Matt Berry & The Maypoles: Live is released by Acid Jazz Records on Friday 20 November and the band tour throughout December; Toast of London returns to Channel 4, Wed 18 Nov, 10.30pm, and the book Toast on Toast (by Berry and Arthur Mathews) is out now published by Canongate; Matt Berry Does Ghosts is available now on the BBC iPlayer.

This article is from 2015.

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.

KOKO, London NW1

Tue 1 Nov

£20 / 0870 432 5527

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Oct

£18 / 0131 225 2564

Manchester Academy

Sun 30 Oct

£18 / 0161 275 2930

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