The result of a disconcerting self-Google, Marek Larwood’s ‘Typecast’ is his attempt at definitively proving just how versatile a performer he can be. What follows is an hour of truly off-the-wall, anarchic comedy. Exploring the tropes of period drama, method acting and that most technical of disciplines, the panel show, Larwood’s performance is sharp and endearingly irreverent. His satire of the recent trend for inane observational comedy is a particular highlight, and there are more than a couple of gags which leave the audience stunned into a state of “did that actually just happen?”. Despite the odd moment of utter bemusement, Marek’s hilarious quest to release his inner “shit swan” is a real joy to watch; a messy, crazy joy.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug (not 14), 6.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rebecca Low]