Real-life folk-comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie play fictional versions of themselves, musicians who’ve moved from their native New Zealand to New York City and are trying to make it big in America. In between gigs, they deal with their useless manager, their one obsessive fan and their complete lack of funds. They also typically break into song several times per episode, whether onstage or not.
June 17, 2007-March 22, 2009 (two seasons, 22 episodes) on HBO
Seasons 1-2 are available on DVD.
Clement and McKenzie formed Flight of the Conchords in 1998 in New Zealand, and made various TV, radio and festival appearances in subsequent years. In 2004, they had their own radio show on BBC Radio 2 in Britain. A half-hour comedy special on HBO followed, which then led to the development of a series with a similar premise to the BBC program. After two successful seasons on HBO, Clement and McKenzie opted not to continue the show, instead focusing on other projects.
Jemaine Clement as Jemaine
Bret McKenzie as Bret
Rhys Darby as Murray
Kristen Schaal as Mel
Arj Barker as Dave
Flight of the Conchords was created by stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie along with James Bobin. Clement, McKenzie, Bobin, Troy Miller and Stu Smiley serve as executive producers.