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
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.
"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!
"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?
"He really knows his Acting onions"
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
All of them....Fancy Alexander sounds robust....and Rebecca Banana sounds hot also
Buy this and listen to it.
Not as funny as the television series but worth a punt if you're a big fan
"Toast at his finest"
Fantastic for fans of the show. Matt Berry's narration is superb. Even has Clem Fandango.
"some bits hysterical. a little bit of filler."
some bits wee truly hysterical. there was a little bit of filler though. overall it was great
"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!
"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!
"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.
Very funny , really enjoyed this book , made me laugh out loud many times .
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