Marek Larwood

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Marek Larwood
We are klang.png
Larwood (left) as a member of We Are Klang
Birth nameMarek Ryan Larwood
Born(1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 38)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
MediumStand-up, television
NationalityBritish
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life
 
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Marek Larwood
We are klang.png
Larwood (left) as a member of We Are Klang
Birth nameMarek Ryan Larwood
Born(1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 38)
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[edit]

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

Career[edit]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

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[edit]

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. He now stars in the BBC Three hidden camera comedy show ''Impractical Jokers UK''.

Films[edit]

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

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.