First-rate funny man
Wellington actor Jemaine Clement, 36, “steals every scene he’s in” in the Steve Carrell comedy Dinner for Schmucks, according to Peninsula Clarion reviewer Chris Jenness. Clement, who plays a narcissistic artist with an animal fetish named Kieran, is best known for playing a fictional version of himself in Flight of the Conchords. “Wildly hedonistic, but with a kind of zen attitude”, Clement reminds Jenness “a little of Russell Brand’s Aldous Snow, with some dry ‘Conchords’ humour thrown in.” “[Director Jay] Roach has loaded the supporting cast with first-rate funny people, from The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis to Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and Kristen Schaal,” writes Martin Morris for CBS News. Dinner for Schmucks is an American remake of a French farce. Clement and fellow Conchord Bret McKenzie will guest star as a pair of camp counsellors in “Elementary School Musical”, the season premiere of the 22nd season of The Simpsons, which will air on September 26, 21.