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Mace and Burton: Rom Com Con
Madeline Culp: FARK
Mae Martin: Mae Day
Maff Brown's Parade of This
The Magical Adventures of Pete Heat
Magnus Betnér Live
Magpie and Stump in Lolitary Confinement
Making Life Taste Funnier
Man 1, Bank 0 [Edinburgh 2012]
Marc Burrows: An Indie Boy's Guide to Sex and Girls
Marcel Lucont: Cabaret Fantastique
Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol
Marcus Brigstocke: The Brig Society
Marcus Ryan: Home & Away
Marek Larwood: Typecast
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Mark Little: THEbullsh*tARTIST
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Max and Ivan Are... Con Artists
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The McLough-Hess Monster
McNeil & Pamphilon 
Men Of Character
Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe 2012
Michael Downey: Standing Up Again
Michael Legge: What A Shame
Michael Mittermeier: A German on Safari
Michael Pope Is Gay For Pay
Michael Redmond: Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole and me...and other things
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Monsters Of Comedy
Monumental Information's Product Of The Year 2017
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Morven Smith: One In A Million
Mr B's Chap-Hop Hoorah!
Mr Susan's Cheeky Flippin' Nice
Mugging Chickens 
Munfred Bernstein's Cabinet of Wonder
Musical Comedy Awards 2012 Showcase
Marek Larwood: Typecast
Marek Larwood is best known as one third of We Are Klang, star of Fast and Loose BBC2 and Sorry I've Got No Head, BBC1. This is his debut Edinburgh solo show, in which he will attempt to overcome the stigma of being typecast. Marek is a firm believer and understander of mankind, this show will simultaneously cure all sexually transmitted diseases and also racism. Please bear in mind that none of the proceeds whatsoever will go to charity. Marek is very proud of this fact.
Marek Larwood: Fringe 2012
As a part of seminal Edinburgh sketch group We Are Klang - indeed in almost everything he's ever done - Marek Larwood has been the fall guy; the unfortunate dim-witted gimp suffering all manner of humiliating indignities for the sake of a laugh.
Well, now he stands up for himself and proves he doesn't need anyone else: he's more than capable of looking a dick entirely on his own. Of course all this comes in the name of trying to retain his dignity – the plight of every slapstick victim.
Disturbed by an incident of self-googling which revealed the most common search term involving his name was 'Marek Larwood retarded', he sets out to prove his acting versatility so that he may never again fall victim to the horrific disease of typecast.
So the stage is set for various showcases, each demonstrating a string to his bow; whether it be his vast repertoire of accents, an emotional range; his ability to think on his feet in a panel show environment; or his skill in creating a 'Michael McIntosh' friendly stand-up set. All of wish he naturally excels at. In his own mind.
For the first time he gets his own put-upon sidekick, in the form of a dour Sophie Black, although it's not long before she cracks and seeks her humiliating comeuppance.
Larwood's commitment to looking ridiculous the name of comedy cannot be overstated; and he creates some memorably ridiculous moments here as his decorum flushes down the U-bend.
The climax is a gloriously wrong as you might expect; although his tackily home-made Steven Segal ‘instant face actor’ doesn’t quite deliver the laughs until he gets some unfortunate in the audience to help him with his balls…
It’s not all broad physical comedy, although that’s Larwood’s forte. His stand-up routine, proudly free of material, is a nice satire on the blandness infecting some areas of the circuit – while his increasing frustrations at his inability to improvise in the mock panel shows the comic power of anger.
Rigidity isn't his friend, though, and the format often seems to hold him back a bit. We'd love to see him properly off the leash, but the dilemma is that to best demonstrate his oddness he also needs some form of order - or preferably authority, which is absent here.
Still, it’s an entertaining slice of early-evening bonkers.
|Date of live review: Thursday 9th Aug, '12|
Review by Steve Bennett
Manic, mental and laugh out loud funny. A definite must see. I am a shit swan!
It was laugh out loud funny all the way through. Go and see it.