About

About

abacus jpg-1Marek was born in Norwich, moved to Wales, and grew up on the Isle of Wight. He is the middle of three brothers, the eldest Kieran Larwood, is an award winning children’s author. His Dad is an accountant and inventor, bringing to the world these essential items:  pill cutters and hanging baskets.

In 2002, Marek started his comedy career by taking part in the Amused Moose Comedy Course, shortly after this he won the Laughing Horse New Act Competition and the Amused Moose New Act Competition. He specialises in winning competitions involving animals.

In 2003, he formed We Are Klang alongside Greg Davies and Steve Hall. They went on to be nominated for the Perrier Award for best show at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006, and the Barry Award for the best show at the Melbourne 2007 Comedy Festival.

In 2007 Marek wrote and starred in Laura Ben & Him on ITV2 alongside Laura Solon and Ben Willbond. He also made cameo appearances in Extras, Hyperdrive and the Mitchell & Webb film Magicians.

In 2009, We Are Klang got their own series on BBC3.

In 2010, Marek appeared in improv show Fast & Loose on BBC2, and the third series of children’s show Sorry I’ve Got No Head.

In 2012 he took his first solo show Typecast to the Edinburgh Festival.  He also appeared in BBC3 show Impractical Jokers.

In 2014 Impractical Jokers returned for another series on BBC3. He also filmed for the British version of US show Drunk Histories.

In 2015, Marek  filmed a physical comedy pilot called Three Kinds of Stupid for Sky Arts. He also appeared as Boris Johnson in Murder in Successville, a Waiter in Man Down and twice on ITV Show Celebrity Squares. He made his theatre debut in The Crocodile at The Manchester International festival, and went on to play the lead in Olivier nominated show at the National Theatre – I Want My Hat Back.

In 2016, he filmed Drunk History and played Father Christmas in a dodgy West End play that no-one came to. He also made loads of short films on his youtube channel.

In 2017 he played various parts in BBC3  show Big Field, and has had a role in a Romesh Ranganathan pilot for Sky. He also had parts (generally weirdos) in Zapped, Tim Vine Travels Through Time, Doodlebugs, Trollied Christmas Special, Sam Delaney’s New Thing and got a part in Iain Morris’s forthcoming film The Festival out in 2018.

He is a big fan of American Football and supports the Detroit Lions. He also supports Norwich City, Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Marek has invented his own sport Volfsball which he hopes will make him millions.

His dream is to live in the country and not have to speak to anyone.

Marek also co-hosts a film podcast Film Fandango.