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Flight of the Conchords Announce UK Tour Dates

Flight of the Conchords Announce UK Tour Dates

Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are back, and will tour the UK and Ireland in March 2018 for the first time in more than seven years. The ‘Flight of the…

Jemaine Clement’s David Bowie-Ode Best in Moana

Jemaine Clement’s David Bowie-Ode Best in Moana

“He may appear in just one scene, but Tamatoa, the glam rock crustacean voiced by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, is quite possibly Moana’s most appealing character,” according to Slate’s Marissa Martinelli. “Now you…

Flight Of The Conchords One of The Best Comedy Bands In History

Flight Of The Conchords One of The Best Comedy Bands In History

New Zealand’s comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords has been labelled one of the best comedy bands in history in an article in Tonedeaf. “Although they’re now best known for their eponymous HBO…

Flight of the Conchords Aimless and That’s Okay

Flight of the Conchords Aimless and That’s Okay

There was a time, about 10 years ago, when this unassuming pair seemed to have it all figured out in their own quiet way. The Flight of the Conchords had a well-received HBO series…

How Flight of the Conchords Outlasted the Hipster

How Flight of the Conchords Outlasted the Hipster

“Despite breaking out at a specific cultural moment – an era during which America, at any rate, was seething with ironic hauteur and fetishised authenticity – penchant for loving…

Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere

Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere

“NZ actor-comedian Rhys Darby may have burst to fame in the United States playing Murray on Flight of the Conchords, but Darby has been honing his strange brand of comedy on multiple continents for…

Conchords Kick Off US Tour on High Note

Conchords Kick Off US Tour on High Note

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have begun their highly anticipated Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour in the United States with a sold-out gig in Cleveland. “The duo kicked off their…

8 Incredible NZ Artists

8 Incredible NZ Artists

When “Lorde and her minimalist pop masterpiece ‘Royals’ gradually conquered the world in 2013, fans and critics alike in the US and Europe – and to a lesser extent in Australia – declared it…

Flight of the Conchords Announce US Tour

Flight of the Conchords Announce US Tour

The Flight of the Conchords return to stages in the United States playing at nearly 30 locations across the country in June and July, the first time the duo has toured since co-headlining 2013’s…

Jemaine Clement Recalls David Bowie Snub

Jemaine Clement Recalls David Bowie Snub

“Dave Grohl is only the latest to have revealed his rejection by David Bowie.” The Guardian also includes New Zealand’s very own Flight of the Conchords in its list of “10 of Bowie’s very…

We’re All Thinking Number One

We’re All Thinking Number One

Just about every famous New Zealander, including Lorde, the Flight of the Conchords, Kimbra and Shihad’s Jon Toogood, have packed into Neil Finn’s studio to record Team Ball Player Thing, a fundraising effort for…

Flight of the Conchords Musical Is Coming

Flight of the Conchords Musical Is Coming

The upcoming Flight of the Conchords movie is shaping up to be a musical like no other, co-creator Jemaine Clement has promised – albeit tentatively. The film is “definitely a couple of years away,…

Girls Producer Backs Jemaine Clement’s New Show

Girls Producer Backs Jemaine Clement’s New Show

One of the stars of nineties cult comedy show Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement says he’s excited his new HBO series will be backed by the producer behind Girls, Judd Apatow. Clement is working…

Flight of the Conchords Role Models for Success

Flight of the Conchords Role Models for Success

Flight of the Conchords stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are California-born stand-up comedian Arj Barker’s role models, he tells the Guardian. Barker, who is best known for his role as pawnshop owner Dave in…

Lucy Lawless Brings a Defiant Edge to Salem

Lucy Lawless Brings a Defiant Edge to Salem

Television channel WGN America has upped the ante by recruiting New Zealander Lucy Lawless, “one of television’s most cult-inspiring actresses”, to join the cast of witchy tale Salem. The season premiere introduces a character played…

Antidote To Mythical Bloodsucking

Antidote To Mythical Bloodsucking

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows, in which vampires mix with a mockumentary crew, is rapturously reviewed by the Wall St Journal’s Joe Morgenstern. The film, writes Morgenstern, is “a…

Bloody Good Film: A Biting New Zealand Comedy Takes America

Bloody Good Film: A Biting New Zealand Comedy Takes America

Film Comment, the magazine of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has its January/February cover boy a blood-drenched Jemaine Clement from What We Do in the Shadows. Co-written, co-directed and co-starring Clement…

Filmmaker Taika Waititi Flourishing out of the Mainstream

Filmmaker Taika Waititi Flourishing out of the Mainstream

He’s best known as the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind hits like Flight Of The Conchords and New Zealand’s highest-ever grossing film Boy. But Taika Waititi had a brush with mainstream Hollywood fame when he starred alongside…

Wellington Vampire Movie Wins People’s Choice at Toronto Film Festival

Wellington Vampire Movie Wins People’s Choice at Toronto Film Festival

‘What We Do In the Shadows’ was a big hit at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, winning the Grolsch Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award.  Its co-creator, ‘Flight of the Conchords’ star Jemaine Clement,…

Neil Newton setting Pittsburgh locals straight

Neil Newton setting Pittsburgh locals straight

Pittsburgh locals ask Neil Newton about two things when they learn he is from New Zealand: The Lord of the Rings and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, two things that he has nothing to…

Jemaine Clement Talks Conchords and Vampires

Jemaine Clement Talks Conchords and Vampires

Conchord and vampire Jemaine Clement is interviewed by The Guardian’s Alexander Bisley on his new film What We Do in the Shadows, share homes, and his Maori heritage. Clement is one of the most noted…

Rhys Darby Antipodean Answer to Eddie Izzard – “Consistently Funny”

Rhys Darby Antipodean Answer to Eddie Izzard – “Consistently Funny”

Rhys Darby in character as park ranger Bill Napier and Mr Adventure live in Bristol, proves “oddly, surprisingly coherent and consistently funny,” according to Telegraph reviewer Dominic Cavendish, who awards the comedian four out…

Flight Of The Conchords – Robots

Flight Of The Conchords – Robots

Have a little laugh with Flight of the Conchords as they perform their song “Robots” – also known as Humans Are Dead. The song is featured in the episode…

Flight of the Conchords – The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)

Flight of the Conchords – The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)

In the first episode of the HBO show, Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords, finds himself the most beautiful girl in the room. Will he sing his way into…

What We Do In The Shadows – Official Trailer

What We Do In The Shadows – Official Trailer

Prepare to be laughing your socks with this playfully made movie about three vampire flatmates Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) who are just trying…

Darby’s Sexy Leg Confuses Variety

Darby’s Sexy Leg Confuses Variety

Rhys Darby’s new eight-episode mockumentary Short Poppies is being praised for its “whimsical and winsome” charms ahead of its debut on American screens on Netflix. The LA Times’ Robert Lloyd describes the series as…

Music Man Reunites with the Muppets

Music Man Reunites with the Muppets

Having worked on the 2011 film The Muppets (winning an Oscar for his soul-searching power ballad Man or Muppet), 37-year-old New Zealander Bret McKenzie was signed up for the follow-up, a crime caper called…

Flight Of The Conchords – Jenny

Flight Of The Conchords – Jenny

Flight of the Conchords perform in America singing another comical story about a girl name Jenny meeting a man in the park. Guaranteed, you will be on the floor…

Out of Character with Jemaine Clement

Out of Character with Jemaine Clement

HBO presents an ‘Out of Character ’ interview with Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement. Find out how Jemaine first became an actor, his most embarrassing moment, what he…

‘Out Of Character’ with Rhys Darby

‘Out Of Character’ with Rhys Darby

HBO presents an ‘Out of Character ’ interview with Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby or “Murray”. Get to know Rhys Darby a bit more personally as he talks…

Flight of the Conchords – I’m Not Crying

Flight of the Conchords – I’m Not Crying

If you’re feeling a bit blue, broke up with your partner or just need a good laugh, this may be the video for you. “I’m Not Crying” was featured…

Flight of the Conchords: Frodo (Don’t Wear the Ring)

Flight of the Conchords: Frodo (Don’t Wear the Ring)

Watch as Flight of the Conchords film a hilarious parody music video of The Lord of the Rings about Frodo and the One Ring. Greg acts as cameraman whilst…

Flight of the Conchords: Foux Du FaFa

Flight of the Conchords: Foux Du FaFa

Watch as the Flight of the Conchords attempt to sing in French, naming French breads to fruit and fumbling through conversations. And what does Foux du Fafa actually mean?…

‘Out Of Character’ with Bret McKenzie

‘Out Of Character’ with Bret McKenzie

In this HBO interview, Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie talks about his ‘big break’, embarrassing outfits, and, in a bit of foreshadowing, his love for The Muppets. …

McKenzie Stars in Austenland Though More a Brontë Man

McKenzie Stars in Austenland Though More a Brontë Man

Bret McKenzie, 37, one half of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, stars opposite Jane Seymour in the new romantic-comedy Austenland, which opened in the UK in September. “I’m not a crazy Jane Austen…

Plans for Labyrinth-inspired Puppet Musical

Plans for Labyrinth-inspired Puppet Musical

Flight of the Conchords star, Academy and Grammy Award-winner Bret McKenzie, 37, wants to bring back to life the eighties classic storytelling technique of real people and puppets singing and dancing side by side…

Jemaine and Bret’s Stateside Legacy

Jemaine and Bret’s Stateside Legacy

The legacy of Flight of the Conchords has been the creation of a new stereotype for New Zealanders travelling in the US, writes James Robinson. Robinson, a New Zealand journalist who lives in San…

Glowing Gold at Grammys

Glowing Gold at Grammys

New Zealand pop star Kimbra, 22, has won two Grammy Awards for record of the year and best pop duo/group with Australian musician Gotye. “Somebody That I Used To Know” was…

These Kids are Feeling Good

These Kids are Feeling Good

A song written by The Flight of the Conchords to raise money for medical research for children, soared straight to No. 1 on iTunes within 90 minutes of release. Their song, Feel Inside (and…

Ten Bands You Should Know

Ten Bands You Should Know

“If your knowledge of New Zealand’s music scene doesn’t extend beyond Flying Nun Records and Flight of the Conchords, then rejoice — there’s a shitload of excellent local music just waiting to be discovered,”…

Taking Australia by Storm

Taking Australia by Storm

Twelve years on since their television debut on Wellington’s regional TV station, the Flight of the Conchords, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, haven’t changed. McKenzie still looks perplexed and Clement still looks…

Shooting Vampires In NZ

Shooting Vampires In NZ

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi — whose 2010 film Boy was recently released in the United States — talks to Rotten Tomatoes about his five favourite films and his upcoming vampire movie plans with Flight of…

Up to No Good in the Caitlins

Up to No Good in the Caitlins

Flight of the Conchord Bret McKenzie and Australian comedian Hamish Blake star in a screwball manslaughter comedy who end up on the road trip of their lives in the feature film Two Little Boys,…

Real Life Evil On Wheels

Real Life Evil On Wheels

The other half of comedy duo Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement’s “delightfully bizarre taste in costumes carries on,” Huffington Post correspondent Jordan Zakarin writes, describing Clement’s latest get-up for his role as the evil Boris…

Funny Man Loves It Live

Funny Man Loves It Live

New Zealand-born comedian Rhys Darby, 37, who played manager Murray in the in Flight of the Conchords series, recently performed five shows at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. Darby says live comedy remains his passion…

Cranking Out A Conchords Film

Cranking Out A Conchords Film

Bret McKenzie has said he has hopes for a film version of his and Jemaine Clement’s hit television show Flight of the Conchords. “We’re going to try and do a movie,” McKenzie said at The Muppets premiere…

Composing For Kermit

Composing For Kermit

Wellingtonian Bret McKenzie has applied “his rare talents to a sacred” and “daunting” “Muppets-related endeavour” writing three songs for the forthcoming movie The Muppets. The New York Times’ cultural editor Adam Sternbergh writes for the publication’s magazine:…

Making Music with Muppets

Making Music with Muppets

Former Flight of the Conchord Bret McKenzie, 35, has written four original songs for the soundtrack of the new Disney film The Muppets, which will be released on 21 November. McKenzie is also the…

Doing Business Like Conchords

Doing Business Like Conchords

“As the duo behind the comedy and musical group Flight of the Conchords, you might be wondering what a folk band from New Zealand can offer by way of business advice,” Forbes contributor Deborah…

Conchord revival

Conchord revival

The Flight of the Conchords are in discussion to bring a live version of the cult television series to Australia and New Zealand next year. US comedian Arj Barker, who plays the philosophising stoner…

Gud on youse

Gud on youse

In an article entitled: ‘Culubrating thu daggiest ick-cent of all’ Clare Barry writes for The Age: “Back in the ‘7s, when John Clarke called himself Fred Dagg and got around in a black singlet…

Unmistakable humour

Unmistakable humour

Comedian Rhys Darby, 36, has an “unmistakable” voice, retaining his “thick New Zealand accent despite increasingly frequent roles in Hollywood films,” The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kylie Northover writes in a profile headed, ‘Darby acts…

Cool but not too cool

Cool but not too cool

The Flight of the Conchords appeared as camp counsellors in the premiere episode of season 22 of The Simpsons which went to air in the US in September. In the episode, titled…

Not quite themselves

Not quite themselves

Flight of the Conchords’ stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will make a guest appearance on hit show The Simpsons in the first episode of the new season, Elementary School Musical, to be broadcast…

Clement’s Double Life

Clement’s Double Life

“One of the reasons I went into comedy and acting was that I was sick of being shy,” Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement tells the Guardian’s Killian Fox. “I guess I have…

Claim to Fame

Claim to Fame

On a barista training course at Auckland’s Allpress Espresso, the Guardian’s Chris Mugan learns the flat white-making mantra: “stretch, whirlpool, surf” in the city that claims the iconic drink as their invention. “The brew…