Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Flight of the Conchords

New Zealand folk-rap-electro-rock duo Bret Mckenzie and Jemaine are 'The Conchords', although they bill themselves as: "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo." Their HBO series follows the band as they try to make it big in New York with only their hapless manager Murray guiding their careers. Lone fan/stalker Mel provides an audience for the boys’ less than popular gigs.

This show is hilarious. Its second season is underway on HBO in the States and is to be shown on BBC3 here in the UK soon. Jermaine and Bret’s comedy is quirky and subtle but the highlight is Rhys Darby who plays Murray. He is hilarious. Try watching it without adopting a New Zealand accent and calling out ‘band meeting’.

Catch up with Flight of the Conchords:

Posted By: Cat

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