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Toast of London’s Matt Berry to play “professor of grifting” in Community

The IT Crowd actor has revealed the role he’ll play in the Sony/Yahoo series logo
Published: Friday, 27th March 2015 at 2:26 pm

Fresh from his Bafta nomination for Toast of London, Matt Berry is soon to appear in cult comedy Community – and now he’s spoken about his upcoming role in the college-set series for the first time.


“My character is a teacher of grifting – a professor of grifting,” Berry told “As far as I know, it’s just for the one episode.”

“I was a fan of [series creator] Dan Harmon, and I’d seen a few of the shows, so it was an honour to be asked!”

Berry had previously tweeted a picture of himself on set with actors Danny Pudi, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong, and now explains that “the briefcases are part of the grifting” – though he won’t say exactly what con he’s teaching them to pull.

He added: “The cast are all really funny – and they work all day and all night. [In the UK] we tend to start shooting at 7 in the morning and go on until 7 at night, whereas on Community they go on until 2 or 3 in the morning. They work very hard.”

“If it came to it, I’d love to return. Absolutely.”

Community airs on Sony Entertainment Television on Wednesdays at 10.00pm


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