Rhys Darby, best known for his role as Murray in Flight Of The Conchords, is also a stand-up comedian with a fine line in sound effects and well -crafted gags.
In 1996, along with Grant Lobban, he formed the comedy duo ‘Rhysently Granted’. The pair won open mic slots and then performed at two international comedy festivals. It was then that Rhys moved to Christchurch to seek more experience doing solo shows.
He found himself at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival and subsequently moved to the UK to further his career.
Rhys has continued to perform all over the world and his live 2008 DVD Imagine That! was filmed in Los Angeles.
Rhys has studied the art of stand up and mixes the bizarre with the mundane, playing out all the characters in his stories with a variety of voices, sound effects and physical characteristics.
Rhys Darby is best known for his portrayal of Murray Hewitt the manager in the Flight Of The Conchords HBO TV show. He also played the same role in the BBC radio series, with the manager then being called Bryan Nesbitt.
Rhys regularly appears on New Zealand television on shows such as Pulp Sport and the topical 7 Days.
He made his first foray into Hollywood, playing the Harry Potter obsessed Norman opposite Jim Carrey in Yes Man and pirate DJ Angus Nutford in The Boat That Rocked.