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Matt Berry never wanted to be a comedian. The star of Channel 4's absurdist sitcom Toast of London, and a familiar face to fans of The It Crowd and The Mighty Boosh, says he "got into this by the back door".
He was working in the London Dungeon, sending tourists to the gallows every five minutes for being German, when he got the call to be in the Channel 4 comedy, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. A keen musician, he knew its creators Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade from Mighty Boosh gigs where Berry was a warm-up act.
"I didn't have any plan to go into comedy," says Berry. "We became sort of mates and Matt said,