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October 2017

Happy October. What’s happening? Just finished filming a small part in a film called ‘The Festival’, it will be out next year. Skill.

September 2017

Fancy a weird film, course you do:

Well done everyone you go to September. The Tim Vine pilot I was in is available on BBC Iplayer, it’s called ‘Tim Vine Travels in Time’, it’s very funny and stupid and you can watch it with your grandparents without the fear of anyone dropping the ‘F’ bomb. Also just finished filming a part in a Christmas special which I will tell you about nearer the time. Meanwhile I always forget to mention that I still continue to make the weekly film podcast Film Fandango with David Reed, which has just passed it’s 300th episode (still no-one really listens).

The best news is that my brother Kieran Larwood has the second book in his award winning Podkin One Ear series out tomorrow, it’s called The Dark Hollow. Click the link to get it on Amazon.

 

August 2017

It’s the summer holidays, but did I have a break? No, I made more videos – A whole new show – Ebay Roadtrip (co-starring my Dad), watch episodes 1 and 2, and please  click once on the adverts at the start to help me make more videos. Then there is one on how to make friends, which I made using a cheap green screen. Hope you enjoyed them, and please subscribe to my channel because it is good for all that Youtube bollocks – thank you.

 

July 2017

What another video? Yes.

I will be making a couple of cameo appearances in The Mash Report on BBC2, Thursdays 10pm. In the meantime I spent far too long making this weird video:

Celebability is on ITV2 at 10pm. Here is a nice walk with an accompanying song I tried to make on Garageband.

June 2017

It is June. I am old. I have been filming some more news sketches for the Beano. Also I have just recorded a series called Celebability which will be on ITV2. I am the scoremaster twat bloke.

May 2017

I filmed a load of Big Field’s for BBC3 earlier in the year and they are slowly trickling out. My favourite thing to do is read the comments from pissed off 15 year olds. It looks like it was nice to film, but it was f**king freezing. Here they are:

 

 

 

April 2017

It’s late April, and everyone knows that means Volfsball. Here is the greatest sports show in the world.

A couple of friends and I spent the nicest day of the year inside, making a film for the Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge. Here is our entry below and a making of video for anyone especially interested.

The episode of Drunk History in which I played Isaac Newton is out on Comedy Central. Here is a terrifying picture.

Isaac Newton - Drunk History

Isaac Newton – Drunk History

March 2017

It’s time for more Boris. Here are one minute Boris Johnson guides to Europe:

Here is a sketch I made for the Beano, please bear in mind it is for 8 year old children. Skill.

My brother, Kieran Larwood, won the Blue Peter Book Award with his excellent book Podkin One Ear. Click on the link to buy on Amazon.

Nervous about going for that big audition. No need to fear any more with this audition guide:

February 2017

It is almost Pancake Day. In it’s honour I made this disturbing video.

I have been in a field in Chesterfield filming BBC 3 Online show Big Field which will be out later this year. If you think of something weird and times that by six, that is how weird Big Field is. Here is a picture of me playing Judge Rinder:

Here is an important message in this difficult month.

January 2017

Someone on the internet suggested I play a game called ‘Ingress’. Here is what happened:

In a bid to appeal to people under 40 I made a video about playing Minecraft. I found it intensely boring but the kids watch this sort of shit a million times:

Who likes Geocaching? I don’t know if I do, but I made another video about it:

Happy New Year. I spent the start of the year Geocaching, you can watch it here.

December 2016

Sorry for the absence. I have been doing some normal work to pay the bills and playing Father Christmas in a kids play. I’ll be making some more films and vlogs in the New Year. The reason for the gap is that my computer broke and I have had to save up for a new one to edit on. In the meantime here I am in one of a series of shorts made by Seann Walsh. Watch them all – thanks for following my website and Merry Christmas.

October 2016

A horror film. Considering how long this took me to film and edit the end result is surprisingly average. Watch at your peril…..

Here is my showreel for parts of one word or less. Unfortunately this is only 50% joking.

 

My belated 40th birthday present to myself was a trip to Maine in America. Here are three videos for you to watch about it. They are in reverse order so you should watch the one at the bottom first.

Here is part one – the coach trip.

September 2016

A trip to Hampton Court Palace.

Here are some FIFA 17 videos I made with the Guardian.

All of the kind people who donated a £5 or more to help me make more of these shit films will be receiving one of these equally shit badges in the post. Thank you very much for helping me.

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Badges

A lovely trip to Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

What!

A cure for baldness? Yes, here it is:

A trip to Canary Wharf and the Museum of London Docklands below. In the meantime I am now sending out shit badges with the picture below to generous people who donate £5 or more to help me make films.

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August 2016

Here’s seven fun ideas for your bank holiday.

I spent one million pounds in Harrods. Watch this exciting treat below.

This is what happens if I’m left alone by myself for too long.

More culture. The Tate Modern this time.

Had a terrible day out at Madame Tussauds.

July 2016

July is all about jumping on that bandwagon, I am all over this Pokemon Go shit like a 15 year old with two boners. Here are not one, but two whole Pokemon Go videos.

My vlog series continues. I went to the Natural History Museum, there were a lot of screaming children. During the few minutes when the children weren’t screaming I made this. If you can think of any places you would like me to visit, please mention them in the comments section.

This year is a total arsehole. I went to the cinema and saw a whimsical film that made me want to cut my own knackers off. Luckily I didn’t, I made this instead. Click on the adverts as I am currently painting and decorating for work, and it is shit. Thanks.

June 2016

I’ve gone on a working holiday to the Isle of Wight. You can watch the exciting videos I have made here.

The weather in June has been shit, but don’t worry as here’s a few ideas to keep you going on those rainy days.

It is still June and I am still plodding on with this vlogging business. I thought it was supposed to make people millionaires, turns out you make about 3p. Here is one about positive thinking why not click on the adverts so I don’t have to go back to painting and decorating.

I turned 40 on the 2nd June. Most people hang around with their friends and loved ones. I made a video for you to watch.

May 2016

I went to Hampstead Heath over the bank holiday and made another video. It’s got a cat pissing in it.

It’s still May. I am still painting and decorating. It is an outrage. Here is a trailer for my Youtube Channel. Youtube tell you to make these so millions of people watch your channel. I think my Youtube Channel is excellent at fostering a feeling of total indifference.

I am still making the Film Fandango podcast which you can listen to on filmfandango.co.uk

I went to Wales to record an episode of The Leak starring Tom Price, who used to be in every other advert ten years ago. You can listen to it here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079rqmz

April 2016

I decided to try and make a video a day for seven days starting on Monday 18th April. Below is a playlist of all seven. They get better I think as I get in the flow of it. My favourite days in terms of personal enjoyment were Vlog 3 – Princes Risborough to Great Missenden, Vlog 6 – London Transport Museum and of course Vlog 7 – Alexandra Palace and Volfsball.

 

 

April, 2016 is still shit. Here is a guide to using the tube.

March 2016

Here’s another video of a really shit day in London I had.

 

 

I appeared in Drunk History with Olivia Colman as Dr Crippen, the Mail Online showed seven pictures of me with her without once mentioning my name. Ha!

The last in a series of ill advised World Record attempts where I may have given myself diabetes.

 

 

Custard Tarts World Record

 

 

First in a series of World Record attempts in March, where I try and set a record for eating chocolate eclairs.

‘I Want My Hat Back’ the play I was in got nominated for an Olivier Award in the Best Entertainment & Family Category. None of the cast got invited so we probably won’t win and they have to make sure the seats are just for famous people.

February 2016

It’s February, so far 2016 is shit, I have made two more videos. Why don’t you enjoy them, click on the advert and I will receive approximately 1p. I actually need this money. Thanks.

January 2016

I went to Cardiff to see my friend Paul. We made a series of sketches to help me cope with my unemployment. You can subscribe to his sketch channel on Youtube Spatchcock Sketches here or my channel – Marek’s Channel . Also if you want the latest videos about my sport you can subscribe to the Volfsball Channel. Skill.

 

 

I have been spending too much time alone.

 

In preparation for the Volfsball 2016, I have released the long awaited third part of the Volfsball documentary:

 

 

December 2015

After 12 years and 250 odd auditions, I got my first ever advert. I think it is quite good, was mildly traumatic to film though. You can watch it with your own eyes below.

 

 

 

 

I’m doing a play called ‘I Want my Hat Back’ at the National Theatre. The cast are all brilliant. Fingers crossed it is going well here some reviews in the Guardian and Time Out.

But the best moment was when Canadian author Jon Klassen came to see the show and enjoyed it, I got him to sign my copy of the book.IMG_0030

Here are some pictures from the show.

 

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I am still rehearsing the play ‘I want my hat back’, it opens on the 12th. Here is a video the National made about rehearsals:

October 2015

I start rehearsals for a kids play/musical  called ‘I want my hat back’, based on the book. It is on at the National Theatre Nov 12th  to Jan 2nd. I play the Bear, the only non singing role as I can’t sing for shit. Book tickets if you like here.

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I want my hat back – Bear

I am still playing Volfsball the sport I invented at the start of the year. Now over forty people have played and I have spent far too much time working on the website. Read all the bollocks here.

I also wrapped on filming 2:hrs, where I played a thick photographer alongside the brilliant Sean Walsh. It was possibly the most fun job ever. You can see below how much fun we had.

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2:hrs film

And finally I am still doing the Film Fandango podcast which has now passed it’s 200th episode.

September 2015

 

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Three Kinds of Stupid – Sky Arts

I am about to start filming a low budget feature called 2:hrs in which I will play one of the stooges alongside Seann Walsh.

I’m playing Lennie in Andrew Lawrence’s new radio series recording on the 9th, 15th and 16th at BBC Maida Vale.

Also I went down to Frome to do a silent short film called ‘Lucky Chicken’ about a Butcher Baker & Candlestickmaker. I played the Butcher. I thought about meat constantly to get into character.

Three Kinds of Stupid a silent comedy with me, Seann Walsh and Jocelyn Lee Essien will be on Thursday 17th August on Sky Arts at 9pm I think.

August 2015

It’s August. I am going to have a break now. So everyone shut up. I can’t afford a holiday as I have put all my money into Volfsball, so I have to go on holiday to my Mum and Dad’s on the Isle of Wight. So why don’t you buy a Volfsball T-shirt if you like me enough to check this. OK! OK! Thanks. I love you.

Oh and here’s a new video about how to change the font on Microsoft Word. I made it with my friend Paul Allen: https://youtu.be/qnpZ1-TiJlk

July 2015

Marek appeared as Popov, and other characters,  alongside the brilliant cast of Ciaran Owens, Simon Bird and Emma Sidi at the Manchester International Festival in ‘The Crocodile’ directed by Ned Bennett, and written by Tom Basden. Here is the fantastic team, and here is a review in the Telegraph.

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The Crocodile Cast -Manchester International Festival

Marek made another shit Periscope video about how to draw a dog.

He also continues to promote his exciting new sport Volfsball.

 

June 2015

Marek was in Man Down playing an old waiter with a sauce fetish. He also released his very first Periscope video aimed at Heavy Bedwetters.

The first ever game of his self invented weird sport Volfsball took place, and it actually works. Watch it here.

May 2015

The second part of the documentary about the brand new sport Volfsball is out!

Marek appeared on Rachel Stubbing’s web series Stubbing Out Problems and was yet again on Celebrity Squares this time some prick actually picked him.

Boris Johnson yet again kept Marek in work as he played that fat weirdo in Murder In Successville on BBC3.

April 2015

Here’s a sketch about wind protesters that Marek made with his friend Paul Allen whilst back on the Isle of Wight.

March 2015

Podcast alert – Marek appears on James Acaster’s IPod Shuffle Podcast and he is still churning out the Film Fandango Podcast which is out every week.

First part of documentary on the making of Volfsball, the Greatest Sport of the 21st Century released.

Marek was one of the squares in Celebrity Squares, set to be shown on ITV in April/May. His square was not picked the entire programme. He spent so long alone and in the dark that he received a letter from Amnesty International. *

* Marek was invited back to another episode of Celebrity Squares. He was finally picked but the contestant still couldn’t say his name properly.

Old Slaphead appeared in The Buzz a new panel show pilot.

February 2015

Our bald hero is filming an episode of Murder in Successville as Boris Johnson. He is also set to film in one off silentish comedy for SkyArts.

Meanwhile he is desperately trying to sell T-shirts to fund his new sport VOLFSBALL.

January 2015

Marek can be seen in some episodes of Drunk History on Comedy Central on Monday at 10pm. Click here for a taster thing.

Meanwhile here is a video of a new sport he has invented with the help of his Dad. It is for people who are shit at sports. It is VOLFSBALL.

December 2014

Marek is playing a waiter in the new series of Man Down.

Marek has just finished filming the parts of William Hare and the Knight who killed Thomas Beckett for the new series of Drunk History set for Comedy Central next year.

November 2014

The wonderful James Branch let his kids (Emily and Lucy) give Marek a lesson in table manners – see the results here.

Marek has invented a new sport – Volfsball it will become the greatest sport of the 21st Century. You can follow the twitter feed here: @volfsball

October 2014

Marek has had a short film optioned. He is also writing some other shit.

September 2014

To round off September, here’s a video of Boris Johnson making David Cameron out of a ham Sandwich.

Marek has made a new ‘Marek Make’s a Meal of it’ cooking video in the spirit of the Great British Bake Off, in which he disastrously tries to bake a cake.

As a bid to enter the fitness video market, everyone’s favourite slaphead has released his own range of fitness videos. Why not watch them all here: How to Exercise, How to Lose Weight Doing Nothing and How to Stop Eating.

Marek has made some sketches with Paul Allen about things that happen on your doorstep. Here they all are: Opinion Polls, Tesco Delivery and Charity Canvassers.

July 2014

Here’s episode 2 of Marek’s Weird World Cup and Episode 3.

June 2014

It’s now near the end of June. Marek made his own World Cup Show to scare people.

Marek is now 38 years old and depressed. Also he is doing some World Cup Football Guides for the Guardian. If you want to help him you can click on the following links and like them to make him look good. You don’t even have to watch them. Thanks. Here they are: Algeria , Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

He will also be appearing on a daily Guardian Football Show you can watch on the Youtube Channel here.

May 2014

Marek is continuing to guest host on some of Vikki Stone’s Fubar Radio shows, also the Film Fandango podcast is still weekly why not listen here.

April 2014

Our bald hero appeared as a guest on Brian Quinn & Sal Vulcano’s WhatSayYou Podcast recorded at the Prince Charles Cinema.

Marek will be a guest co-host on Vikki Stone’s Friday Night Show (7pm-10pm) for a few episodes this month on Fubar Radio.

March 2014

Here is a sketch with a dog in it.

Marek will appear in BBC1’s Doctors on March 19th doing some serious acting as a mentally ill clown.

Here’s a shit video with Jelly in it….it’s 20 seconds long – The Jelly Whisperer

February 2014

A pilot of a cooking show made with Paul Allen is available to watch here – Marek Make’s A Meal of It

Series Two of Impractical Jokers set for release on BBC3 Feb 24th 10pm.

Marek appears as Boris Johnson in Danny Boyle‘s Babylon on Channel 4.

Here is Marek’s attempt to be considered for Sports Personality of the Year 2014.

Here is the second episode of Marek’s Viral Video Show.

January 2014

Marek is making his own online sketch for download. Sign up to the mailing list to find out when it’s released.

First episode of Marek’s new internet show Marek’s Viral Videos released.

December 2013

British Comedy Guide selects ‘How to Make an Art Film‘ as one of the Top 12 online sketches of 2013.

First video’s from the forthcoming Marek’s Viral Video show released here.

Meanwhile he is still recording the weekly film podcast Film Fandango with David Reed.

November 2013

I made this video in reaction to Virgin Media being awful. Here’s my typical experience of phoning a call centre.

Here’s an educational short on How to Make an Art Film.

Marek went to Birmingham to play a psychotic clown in BBC1’s Doctors. Should be out in March.

 

October 2013

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a short horror about a Birthday that goes wrong.

Marek has made a traumatic factual film about a man who had sex with Justin Bieber.

 

September 2013

Marek has just finished filming Impractical Jokers set to appear on BBC3 in January 2014.

His Boris videos made for Yahoo! Comedy can be seen here: Boris Videos

He is still recording the Film Fandango weekly podcast.

 

August 2013

Marek is up in Scotland filming the second series of Impractical Jokers for BBC 3.

 

July 2013

Marek is to make a series of Boris Johnson videos for Yahoo Comedy. You can follow tweets about it on the twitter account @boriskingbojo

He appeared as a guest on Chris Corcoran’s BBC Radio Wales show – Come the Revolution.

Marek tried to make a horror film using Potatoes as the main cast – watch it here: There Will Be Spud

 

June 2013

Marek’s birthday was in June. He received 7 cards in total. He doesn’t know how to feel about this.

Marek was commissioned by Bad Teeth You Tube Channel to make more videos about Father Xmas, Boris Johnson and Tracey Emin respectively.

He co-host the first live Film Fandango event at the Forge & Foundry in Camden on June 17th and showed spoof horror film – Maths is Evil.

 

 

May 2013

Marek was commissioned by Bad Teeth, Hat-Trick’s You Tube Channel, to write, draw and perform four Draw My Life Sketches: Robbie Williams, Simon Cowell, Superman and Boris Johnson.

Marek is playing Prison Officer Knowles in a pilot sitcom for the BBC written by Chris Reddy.

He continues to co-host Film Fandango the film podcast. Outdoor Darts, the latest no budget film released on Youtube. Thanks to co-stars, Dave McNeill, Ethan Wilson and the bum crack of Alan Larwood.