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Wellington comedy pair The Flight of the Conchords won best comedy album Grammy for their debut EP The Distant Future at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The EP is a collection of six tracks written by the self-declared “Fourth most popular folk-comedy duo”, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Although neither was present to accept the award, Clement told The Dominion Post the announcement was made at a separate low-key event before the main ceremony. “We were with all the weirder colours of the spectrum – the best polka album and best Hawaiian album.” McKenzie was enthusiastic about the win telling the Post it was a great day for New Zealand comedy. “I wish my grandmothers were still alive. They would be so proud and I could call them and say, ‘Granny, I’ve won a Grammy’,” he said. A Conchords full-length album will be released in April.


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Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

World Rugby talks to New Zealander Rikki Swannell about becoming the first female lead commentator on the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and her life in sports broadcasting. As an experienced…