Flight of the Conchords
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Musical comedy act formed in the late 90s by college friends Bret McKenzie (29 June 1976, New Zealand) and Jemaine Clement (b. 10 January 1974, New Zealand). The duos unerring ear for musical parody and their penchant for visual gags was established in their early live shows and quickly struck a chord with music and comedy audiences. By the turn of the new millennium they had progressed from word-of-mouth status to cult legends in their native New Zealand. Their 2002 debut, Folk The World Tour, featured live material recorded the previous year in Auckland and Wellington alongside two bonus studio tracks. The album featured typical Flight Of The Conchords fare, with lyrics about the sex lives of angels, cannibals, and David Bowie, and musical genres ranging from folk to pop to hip-hop.
Clement and McKenzie subsequently transplanted their act to the UK, and in 2003 were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe....