Flight of the Conchords back on stage after three year hiatus


Comedic duo Brett McKenzie and Jermaine Clements are reuniting for a tour round the US.

They came, they saw, they Conchord - and now they're Conchording again.

The "fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand", The Flight of the Conchords reuniting for a one off show in July. 

After more than three years pursuing solo careers, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are scheduled to perform together at the Newport Folk Festival in the US.

Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will take to the stage once again.

Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will take to the stage once again.

The pair, who chose to pitch their television series in the US after failing to find interest in NZ, are best known for their unique brand of comedy and hit HBO skit series, which ran for two consecutive seasons in the US.

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McKenzie and Clement last performed together in NZ in 2012, during a three night showcase at Auckland's Vector Arena.

McKenzie has since won an Oscar for his music for The Muppets movies, while Clement has appeared in a number of feature films such as Men in Black 3, What We Do in the Shadows and People Places Things.

Clement is next scheduled to play the role of The Fleshlumpeater in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG, due for release later this year.

In August 2015, a Flight of the Conchords movie was in talks, and said to be in the "conceptual stages".

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"We've written some notes for some different film ideas," Clement told Indiewire.

"Who knows if it will ever be made, we're not down to the stage where we're going, The film is going to be like this, it could be this, this, this, this, this'," he said.

We'll keep you posted about the reunion. 

This article has been corrected to show that Flight of the Conchords are not, in fact, "New Zealand's number one comedy music duo", they are the "fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand".  Our apologies.  

 - Stuff


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