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Link: Flight of the Conchords win Comedy Grammy

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Comics win New Zealand's first Grammy in 24 years

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, a cult favorite in the United States thanks to their HBO television show, won their country's first Grammy in 24 years on Sunday.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who play marginally talented folk singers struggling to make it in New York, picked up the best comedy album Grammy for their debut EP "The Distant Future."

The last New Zealander to win a Grammy was opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in 1984, according to the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.




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