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Flight of the Conchords - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

The path of comedy folk duo Flight of the Conchords is dotted with failure, dismal corporate gigs, globetrotting fans and Grammy Awards. This extended Funny As interview sees Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie savouring their memories of the early days, and all the TV shows that got rejected along the way. Among the topics mentioned are: 

  • Wearing naked suits on the streets of Melbourne while promoting an early show
  • The perpetual challenge of singing and playing guitar at the same time
  • The Wellington stylings of their comedy — and how creative collaborator Taika Waititi throws a mean pizza
  • McKenzie's opinion that Pulp Comedy "wasn't very flattering or helpful" to the comedians who featured on it
  • How they probably wouldn't have lasted if their infamous, rejected show for TVNZ had ever come to pass
  • How the Conchords got their name
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.