"Flight of the Conchords" follows the trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band from New Zealand as they try to make a name for themselves in their adopted home of New York City. The band is made up of Bret McKenzie on guitar and vocals, and Jemaine Clement on guitar and vocals. Bret and Jemaine have moved to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand Consulate), one fan (a married obsessive) and one friend (who owns the local pawn shop) -- but not much else.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Flight of the Conchords are a New Zealand-based comedy duo composed of musicians 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 that aired for two seasons on HBO. They previously referred to themselves as “New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo”, but as of 2014 refer to themselves as “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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In 2004, the band created a radio series for BBC Radio 2. Largely improvised, the series was based on the band's search for commercial success in London. It featured Rob Brydon as their narrator, Rhys Darby as their manager and Jimmy Carr as a devoted fan called Kipper. The radio series is clearly a progenitor of the television series: the plot is similar — the band arriving in a foreign country to make their fortune, Rhys Darby playing their manager and calling band meetings— and many of the songs were later used in the television series. The BBC Radio 2 series won the duo the Bronze Sony Radio Academy Award for comedy.
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