Flight of the Conchords

Formed 1998.
Flight of the Conchords

Biography

Flight of the Conchords is a New Zealand-based comedy duo composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series, which premiered in 2007 on HBO, also called Flight of the Conchords. They used to refer to themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", however now are "the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand."

They were named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival and Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and they received a nomination for the Perrier Comedy Award at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their show at Edinburgh venue The Caves. The duo's live performances have gained them a worldwide cult following.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of I Told You I Was Freaky

    I Told You I Was Freaky 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Try not to embarrass yourself by laughing in public.
  2. Review of Flight of the Conchords

    Flight of the Conchords 2008

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords are seriously funny.
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