Posts Tagged ‘flight of the conchords’

“Kiwi” a fun little animation

June 17, 2009

This is one little flightless bird that has spent a lifetime trying to finally fly.  What happens to the Kiwi in the end?

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Watch Flight of the Conchords Season 2 premiere online

December 18, 2008

Courtesy of Funny or Die. Watch the latest from New Zealand’s 4th most-popular folk-parody duo. Enjoy.

Be more constructive with your feedback please: “Flight of the Conchords” to end their HBO series after the 2nd season.

September 2, 2008

Awww…flup! Catch a video from Flight of the Conchords 1st season after the story.

Kiwi comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will be only making one more season of their award-winning sitcom.

Fans are sure to be disappointed, but Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have told British music magazine Q two seasons will almost certainly be the end.

The first series of the quirky show has aired in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, but the twosome said they were struggling with “a difficult second series” during an interview for Q.

“We’ve got a lot of half-songs,” said Clement. “We’ve got an album’s worth of beginnings of songs.”

McKenzie revealed this series, made up of 10 new episodes, would likely be the last. “The second series seems to me like it would be a good end to the show. I feel like another 10… that will be enough.”

If the sitcom finishes after this run, it will find itself in good company alongside Ricky Gervais’ award-winning comedies, The Office and Extras, which ended leaving fans wanting more after two seasons.

Flight of the Conchords, which screened on Prime, has brought the Kiwi men international acclaim, along with winning a Grammy award for best comedy album.

Clement and McKenzie attribute much of their success to the series – including landing a booking for one of the biggest comedy gigs the world has seen, playing to 20,000 people in London’s new O2 arena in January.

Heralded by Q as “the funniest thing to be found right now both on stage and TV,” the Kiwis were low key about the achievement.

“I think having a TV show helps fill a big venue,” Clement said. “We have seen how powerful TV can be.”

The pair are now based in Los Angeles where they have been performing to sell-out audiences in venues such as the Orpheum Theatre and the Amoeba Music record store, where they attracted more fans than than Paul McCartney’s visit.

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Robots in bands get all the girls

June 25, 2008

The Trons of New Zealand.

From the band’s Myspace page

The Trons are a completely self playing robotic junk band! They are made mostly from old computer and mechanical parts and play original songs using an array of old amps and instruments. They now have five gigs under their belt and have just completed Hamilton’s Ignition Fringe Festival.