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The Flight of the Conchords are touring the United States donning “unwieldy” robot costumes and “playfully insulting” theirenthusiastic heckling audiences. At New York City’s Radio City Music Hall by the end of Too Many D—s on the Dance Floor, Bret McKenzie had managed to knock over and destroy a toy piano. Looking fairly embarrassed, he and Jemaine Clement climbed out of their robot suits while a roadie brought out a replacement. “We spared no expense on tiny pianos,” Clement explained. The comics spent the rest of the night cracking jokes about McKenzie’s mishap, intermittently tossing detached keys from the broken instrument into the crowd. And after a performance at Boston’s Agganis Arena, reviewer Jed Gottlieb wrote: “It’s because their songs — and their quirky, genuine delivery — [that Flight of the Conchords] are so much funnier than other music comedians.”


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“Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit

“Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit

The multi-talented Taika Waititi – writer, director, lead actor – took out the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay at the 2020 Oscars on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Adapted from Christine…