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Marek Larwood

Marek Larwood
Birth nameMarek Ryan Larwood
Born (1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (ageĀ 43)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
MediumStand-up, television
NationalityBritish
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life

Marek Ryan Larwood[1] (born 2 June 1976) is an English comedian and actor. He is best known for the BBC Three sketch show Rush Hour and for being one third of the comedy trio We Are Klang'.

Early life

Born in Norwich, Norfolk, Larwood lived in Wales before moving to the Isle of Wight.

Career

Stand-up comedy

Larwood won the Laughing Horse New Act of The Year competition in 2003. He is part of the comic trio We Are Klang, along with Steve Hall and Greg Davies.[2] They took their show Klangbang to the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe festival and were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.[3][4]

Television

Larwood has appeared in the sitcom Extras and the BBC sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive.[3] He featured as a main cast member of the first series of the CBBC show Sorry, I've Got No Head, but was absent from the second, meaning some of his characters were recast. He made a surprise return for the third series, but did not reclaim his original roles. In 2007, he appeared as Giacomo Casanova and Milo of Croton in CBBC's Ed and Oucho.

Larwood appeared in the 2008 ITV2 sketch show Laura, Ben & Him, with Laura Solon and Ben Willbond.[3] He has appeared in the sitcom adaptation of We Are Klang, the sketch show Rush Hour,[5] and the improv game show Fast and Loose. From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of the BBC Three hidden camera comedy show Impractical Jokers UK.

Larwood has also started appearing in, and wearing a jacket in, ITV2's celebrity comedy show Iain Stirling's CelebAbility, alongside comedian Iain Stirling and person Scarlett Moffat. CelebAbility first aired on 5th June 2019.

Films

Larwood made a cameo appearance as an amateur magician in the 2007 film Magicians.

Podcasts

He presented a weekly podcast on classic and current films, Film Fandango, initially with fellow comedian David Reed and occasional guest host Danielle Ward, then with just David Reed (when Danielle Ward left to have a baby), and then finally on his own. The final episode of Film Fandango, Episode 327, was released on 9 February 2018.

References

  1. ^ England & Wales births 1837-2006
  2. ^ "New name, old style: classic stand-ups vie for Edinburgh prize". independent.co.uk. 24 August 2006.
  3. ^ a b c Plunkett, John (2007) "ITV2 picks up Solon sketch show", The Guardian, 10 October 2007, retrieved 2010-11-22
  4. ^ Bunbury, Stephanie (2007) "Insults in flight as Klang mixes it", The Age, 4 April 2007, retrieved 2010-11-22
  5. ^ Rush Hour. BBC Comedy.