Comedian Matt Berry releases album for the sleep-deprived

‘Toast Of London’ star issues ‘Music For Insomniacs’ on May 19

Comedian Matt Berry is to release an album entitled ‘Music For Insomniacs’ on May 19, which he wrote during a period of sleep deprivation.

Berry wrote and starred in Channel 4 sitcom ‘Toast Of London’ as well as appearing in Reeves & Mortimer’s recent BBC2 comedy ‘House Of Fools’. He said he wrote the album as a way of trying to do something creative while suffering from insomnia.

Released on Acid Jazz Records, the album comprises of two lengthy songs, ‘Music For Insomniacs Parts 1 and 2’. A two-minute excerpt of ‘Music For Insomniacs Part 1’ can be heard here.

As well as his acting and writing work, Berry has released three previous folk-based albums on Acid Jazz, including 2013’s ‘Kill The Wolf’. In February, Channel 4 recommissioned ‘Toast Of London’ for a second series, but reports claimed that BBC2 were considering cancelling ‘House Of Fools’ despite a Twitter campaign to save the show. Berry’s other appearances include ‘The IT Crowd’ and ‘The Mighty Boosh’ as well as extensive voiceover work for firms including MoneySupermarket and Volvic.