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Conchords Take Flight on Prime

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16 August 2007


Conchords Take Flight on Prime


PRIME is proud to be bringing to New Zealand the hit HBO musical comedy series Flight Of The Conchords.

Debuting exclusively on PRIME on September 17, the stars of the series are comedians Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, a two man folk band from New Zealand, better known as the Flight Of The Conchords.

The 12 half-hour episodes revolve around Jemaine and Bret who relocate to New York in a bid to break into the tough music scene. This is made more difficult by the incompetence of their Kiwi manager Murray (Rhys Darby) who works at the New Zealand Consulate while managing the band on the side. Sometimes finding it easier to express themselves with music, the duo often break into song at a moment’s notice.

“PRIME is delighted to bring the Flight of the Conchords series, which has been so well received in the USA, to New Zealand audiences. We think it will be right at home on PRIME, fitting in perfectly with our popular schedule of programmes like Weeds, Extras, Top Gear, America's Got Talent and Doctor Who. We are also looking forward to partnering it with our exciting new New Zealand sitcom, Welcome to Paradise, when we premiere both shows next month," said PRIME’s channel manager Karen Bieleski.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie first teamed up in 1998, performing briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest before becoming Flight of the Conchords, which came from McKenzie’s dream about Concorde airplanes. Earning a worldwide cult following through their live performances, the duo was named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival, and Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Flight of the Conchords released the live album “Folk the World” in 2002, and headlined a six-part BBC Radio 2 series, which won a Sony UK Comedy Award. They debuted on HBO in 2005 with their own “One-Night Stand.”

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