Conchords prestigious Comedy Awards Nominations
Hon Judith Tizard Member of Parliament for Auckland Central
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Auckland Issues, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Associate Minister of Transport, Associate Minister for Commerce
21 August 2003 Media Statement
New Zealanders congratulated on prestigious Comedy Awards Nominations
Associate Arts Culture & Heritage Minister, Judith Tizard has congratulated New Zealand folk-comedy duo Flight of the the Conchords on their nomination for the prestigious Perrier Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“The Flight of the Conchords are obviously masters of their craft. This is a fantastic achievement and it caps off what has been a great year for New Zealand at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Our acts have had a high profile and they have been receiving great reviews at this year’s festival. Being able to perform at this international level is a great opportunity for New Zealand’s performing arts community.”
The Perrier Awards is often a stepping stone to successful international careers and its been won in the past by Richard Hall as Otis Lee Crenshaw (2000), Garth Marenghi’s Netherhead (2001) and Daniel Kitson (2002).
“Congratulations to the Flight of the Conchords duo, Bret MacKenzie and Jemaine Clement and I wish them all the best for the awards” Judith Tizard said.