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Flight of the Conchords

name: Flight of the Conchords

background: group_or_band

origin: Wellington, New Zealand

genre: Comedy, alternative rock, acoustic, parody folk

years active: 1998–present

label: Sub Pop, Flight of the Conchords Music, BBC Audiobooks

associated acts: So You’re a Man, The Black Seeds, The Humourbeasts, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal, Arj Barker


current members: Jemaine Clement

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 4th 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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