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David Thair | 16:32 UK time, Thursday, 30 July 2009

We Are Klang's Marek Larwood writes...

Welcome to the first We Are Klang blog. You can only read this on the condition you watch our new show, every Thursday 10.30pm on BBC Three.

Greg Davies (tall, very attractive), Marek Larwood (bald, very attractive) and Steve Hall (Jewish, very attractive) play incompetent councillors desperately trying to cope with ongoing problems in the beautiful town of Klangbury. However, in real life they are moderately normal people. Here's an insight into their lives outside of the television set in their weekly blog.

Marek's Day

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Yesterday we paid a visit to the BBC News Channel in order to make total dicks of ourselves in an interview. I learnt two valuable things: not to kiss Greg live on television, and that BP profits have slumped by 53%. I can highly recommend going on BBC News if you need to quell urges about kissing men, or you are interested in oil markets.

Our entertainment interview was all filmed in the same studio as the newsreader bits beforehand. Everyone is very serious like at funerals or during A level exams. In an attempt to lighten the atmosphere we all danced off camera to the BBC News music played before our interview.

This led to one of the newsreaders giving us a look like he wanted to smash all our faces in with a hammer until they no longer looked like our faces. It was strange to see a newsman's face engorged with such emotion. I have seen this newsman before reading stories about atrocities in Rwanda without any facial expressions. I can only conclude that he found our dance more offensive.

Then we had the interview with a lovely lady called Tamsin, it was very successful and we didn't look remotely uncomfortable at all. I think we forgot to say that the programme starts on Thursday July 30th at 10.30pm, that was the main point of the interview.

After the interview we walked past the angry newsman's desk again, he was still sitting there, but this time he pretended that we weren't alive. I don't think the newsman ever smiles not even at the quirky story at the end of the news.

We are Klang starts tonight... at 10.30pm on BBC Three. Despite what this trail might suggest:

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  • Comment number 1.

    Marek you loon! V funny interview. Didn't make me cringe even slightly ;) Watched first episode of your new series tonight. Wonderfully silly. Hubby almost lost control of his bladder a couple of times due to laughter. I assume it was due to laughter. When we get the results back from the doctor I'll be better able to report with greater accuracy.
    Looking forward to seeing further portions of madness dished up by We Are Klang.

  • Comment number 2.

    Greg and Klang
    I think this was a fine example of an in depth and thorough look at the postmodern comedic genre. The interviewer was asking very serious and probing questions and you were just mucking abaaat!! She didn't seem to get it really did she? I'm sure you spent Hours researching at your local council offices to get the feel right for the series.
    I saw the show and it had me in stitches especially the bit where Greg shouts into the crowd and also the dancing horse. There were so many moments though where me and my girlfriend couldn't breathe for laughing, But then we put our clothes on.

    I saw you at Glastonbury as well, sent a message backstage but apparently you'd already left in your Lear Jet.


  • Comment number 3.

    Guys you were great, humor taken to the next level and you included song and dance, what next. We first seen you guys on "The Wall", that was our fist taste of Klang

  • Comment number 4.

    I watched approximately 8 minutes of this 'show'. In my totally non-professional judgement it represents an immaturity, a total lack of talent and an acting inability that I have not witnessed since St. Cedric's Kindergarten Nativity play when Mary dropped the infant Jesus and then peed herself. No - I take that back. That WAS quite humorous. No - I cannot think of anything for which grown people have been paid that is so childish and devoid of either talent or skill.
    A word of advice to the fools who learned (or didn't) the lines... change your names - you'll never live this down. Bet you aren't around in ten years.
    Aunty Beeb, you really should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Comment number 5.

    The guy who wrote that last msg 'jailar' doesnt know what hes talking about...the show was fab, cant wait for the next show, the beeb should be very pleased with themselves...this type of comedy does hav a fan base...more of the lovely Greg Davis on the bbc please! love the blog too...more please

  • Comment number 6.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 7.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 8.

    a VERY poor imitation of bottom mixed with a an even worse copy of saturday morning children's tv.

  • Comment number 9.

    All iam saying is i enjoyed the show...ok its a bit silly and not to everyones taste but i would watch it again and i am a big Greg Davis fan...if you guys dont like it dont watch it... my message is for Steve, Greg and Marek...you guys made me laugh...ok so some people dont like it but some do

  • Comment number 10.

    Well, despite the script having been dreamed up in an open sewer and displaying more disgusting language than one would find on a construction site, the holy joes who administer this site have deleted my post because it contained a mild expletive beginning with the letter 'b' and ending in the letter 'y'.
    Two faced or what?
    Tell you what, Mr. Administrator, sir, as the yanks might say, 'Fergeddaboudit!'
    You going to pull this? Or are you man enough to accept criticism?

  • Comment number 11.

    This is one of the worst so called comedys I have ever had the misfortune to witness I actually just signed up a membership purely so i can complain about it.
    You would have to have the IQ of a labotimized chimp to find this garbage funny, in the first episode they put out a fire by peeing on it,thats the kind of humor i would expect to find at the local playgroup!!! after watching this program i think i actuly feel dumber, that is half an hour of my life i will never get back,
    if any of the writers happen to read this SHAME ON YOU. !!!

  • Comment number 12.

    kONBOLIO HAS IT ,to a tee,starving millions etc pound one spent on this was a pound down the drain thanks Arman Ianu Usuck BIG TIME please sack I no want spend my hard earned on this white hank you

  • Comment number 13.

    Further I believe he may have written the script for the Angry Burger ad it is his style, moving, evocative and indascribably effluent

  • Comment number 14.

    We are Klang is brilliant! The funniest thing on TV in a long time.

  • Comment number 15.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 16.

    I've just (unfortunately) seen about 5 mins of this rubbish...can't believe the BBC have wasted my hard earned licence fee on this unwatchable drivel....I loved the Young Ones but this Klang stuff is like a very mild impersonation - without any funny bits - with a bit of Rent a Ghost mixed in for good measure.....I've even joined this blog just so I could complain not that the BBC will take any notice !!!!!

  • Comment number 17.

    One must neither be critical of the show, its participants or the half brains who appear to enjoy it. Only nice soft pap is permitted.
    Contributors may think that it is just a blog, but I have news for them.
    This web site, with its BBC flag, is the invidious beginning to the great denial of free speech. The moderator, in case you were under the impression that it was a real person, is in fact the re-embodiment of a certain Kim Jong Il, formerly of Pyongyang.
    Clearly a very small person with a parentally imposed hair style and platform shoes.
    Oh BBC! What has become of you? Where are your afternoon teas? Where are your standards? Where is your wit and wisdom?

  • Comment number 18.

    I can't believe some of the awful comments being posted about this wonderful show! It's not Greg, Steve or Marek or even the BBC who should be ashamed of themselves, it's you lot for being devoid of humour!
    They're really funny guys who are obviously enjoying & ARE VERY GOOD at what they do! Making people laugh! I bet alot of work went into the show, how do you think it'd make them feel if they read this when they probably spent months working on it? How would it make you feel?

    By all means, if you don't like it, it's a free world...but at least show some respect, don't just be mindlessly nasty just because you don't find something funny...

    Rant over...lol

  • Comment number 19.

    Anyway, did no-one actually take the time to watch the interview clip in this & see what naturally funny & lovely guys they are?

    But obviously that doesn't count for anything these days...

  • Comment number 20.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 21.

    hi have watched all the episodes so far each time i laughed so much i got a stich, definately the funniest thing ive seen on tv for longer then i can remember but then i am a goldfish.
    hi have watched all the episodes so far each time i laughed so much i got a stich, definately the funniest thing ive seen on tv for longer then i can remember but then i am a goldfish.
    hi have watched all the episodes so far each time i laughed so much i got a stich, definately the funniest thing ive seen on tv for longer then i can remember but then i am a goldfish.

  • Comment number 22.

    Haha, all these negative comments are cracking me up! You're just making Klang more funny. I bet if the guys read all these they would laugh too:

    "I will not be drawing genitalia on the bald heads of anyone"

    No neither will I but it's still funny!

  • Comment number 23.

    jailor, thank you for confirming what I think of the people who are mindlessly nasty over a COMEDY show.
    & I don't appreciate being spoken to like I'm some kind of thick, mentally ill simpleton just because I'm a fan of something...

    If you don't want to laugh DON'T watch it...if you don't like what they're doing DON'T WATCH IT, it's as simple as that! & I love how you used the word "un-invited", so who forced you into switching it on then? Did the Klang boys tie you to a chair & make you watch it? No, I doubt it...
    You're making me out to be thick just because I have a sense of humour. What does that make you? But yet you're the one who can't grasp the fact that if you don't like something, you DON'T have to watch it. It's not hard.

    You turn it off, forget about it, don't watch it again & leave it be. Don't join a comedy forum just to be nasty about it & wind up the fans because you have never else better to do...

  • Comment number 24.

    & for the record jailor...I'm not from Essex, I'm northern....

  • Comment number 25.

    Well, this half brain would just like to say how much she's enjoying this series. On paper it's not my usual kind of thing at all, comedy-wise - but I've been laughing myself silly at Klang for the last five weeks. The interplay between the three guys is wonderful. I can only hope there will be a DVD soon, to feed my addiction once the run finishes on BBC3!

  • Comment number 26.

    Many thanks for the intellectual evaluation to all the fun prevention officers who didn't enjoy this (fair enough), but still feel it necessary to question the maturity and intelligence of anyone who did; how outrageously pompous you are. I am 43 and have an IQ of 156 and I found this knicker-wettingly hilarious, utterly essential viewing. I therefore thumb my nose at your monstrous stereotyping. To clarify, it is perfectly OK to enjoy clever comedy and silly comedy, and this is so obviously both. These are three highly intelligent men, simply d*cking about and doing what amuses them most, whilst hoping others like it into the bargain. Judging by their hugely expanding fan base, which is what really counts, a great many do.

  • Comment number 27.

    To ruthy66, 'fun prevention officers'. I suppose substituting pomposity with a patronising tone makes it better. IQ of 156 but doesn't understand how a hyphen works.

    This show is safe, derivative tripe. A cross between Dick and Dom and The Young Ones. Can't believe this tosh is on our TV while brilliant, sharp comedy like 'Pulling' gets axed. Plus, even if it doesn't use canned laughter, the editing of the laughter from the audience is so bad, it might as well be.

    Channel 4 is wiping the floor with the BBC in terms of innovative entertainment. Just compare this with The Inbetweeners.

  • Comment number 28.

    To Giblets2000, it seems I must now add misplaced pedantry to my allegation of fun prevention. To quote notes from Oxford Dictionaries on the correct use of a hyphen:

    "The places where it does matter are summarized in the Oxford Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage (2004), the most important being

    1) to make clear the unifying of the sense in compound expressions such as punch-drunk, cost-benefit analysis, or weight-carrying, or compounds in attributive use (that is, in front of the noun), as in an up-to-date list or the well-known performer."

    Now you are enlightened, do feel free to go and write to your local newspaper about dog cr*p or something and let the rest of us enjoy ourselves.

    All comedy is derivative. Without 'Hancock', there would have been no Basil Fawlty, no Rigsby, no Reggie Perrin and no David Brent. Without TW3 there would have been no 'Spitting Image' and no 'Have I Got News For You'. Just because Klang is heavily influenced by 'The Young Ones', 'The Goodies' (and in fairness, the Klang boys have graciously acknowledged this) or whatever, doesn't make it tripe, simply that they have drawn on the influences of their own generation while at the same time managing to appeal to a new one.


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