Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords is a Grammy award-winning folk/pop/comedy duo comprised of Bret McKenzie of The Black Seeds and Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra fame and Jemaine Clement of The Humourbeasts. Billing themselves as “New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo”, the group depends upon a combination of witty banter and acoustic guitars to work the audience. Their EP The Distant Future won the 2007 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
The band has released one record, Folk The World Tour – Live Album.
In 2002 they performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time. Returning in 2003, with a new show, they were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award. They also performed there in 2004.
In 2005, BBC Radio 2 broadcast their first radio series. Largely improvised, it features Rob Brydon as their narrator, Rhys Darby as their manager and Jimmy Carr as a devoted fan called Kipper. Also in 2005, HBO gave the group a special on their Friday night half-hour stand-up comedy series One Night Stand.