Marek Larwood

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Marek Larwood
We are klang.png
Marek Larwood (left) is a member of We are Klang
Birth nameMarek Ryan Larwood[1]
Born(1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 37)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
MediumStand-up, Television
NationalityBritish
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life
Notable works and rolesWe Are Klang
Fast and Loose
 
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Marek Larwood
We are klang.png
Marek Larwood (left) is a member of We are Klang
Birth nameMarek Ryan Larwood[1]
Born(1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 37)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
MediumStand-up, Television
NationalityBritish
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life
Notable works and rolesWe Are Klang
Fast and Loose

Marek Larwood (born 2 June 1976) is an English comedian and actor in television, radio and theatre. He is best known for the BBC Three sitcom/sketch show, Rush Hour and for being one third of the comedy trio We Are Klang.

Early life[edit]

Born in Norwich, Larwood has lived in Wales before moving to the Isle of Wight. His background often features in his routines with We Are Klang along the theme that he feels that he comes from out of nowhere and people that come from out of nowhere often get hit by cars.

Career[edit]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Larwood won the Laughing Horse New Act of The Year competition in 2003.

Larwood 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 was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.[3][4]

Television[edit]

Larwood has appeared in the sitcom Extras and the BBC sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive (2007).[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 as a cast member for the third series, but did not reclaim his recast 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 Ben Willbond and Laura Solon.[3]

He has appeared in the sitcom adaptation of We Are Klang on BBC Three, Rush Hour with Frankie Boyle, David Armand and Miranda Hart[5] and the improv game show Fast and Loose (BBC2). He now stars in the BBC Three hidden camera comedy show Impractical Jokers.

Films[edit]

Larwood made a cameo appearance as an amateur magician in the film Magicians, which starred David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

References[edit]

  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.

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