HBO has announced that a Flight of the Conchords special with Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie is coming later this year in the spring.
The hour-long special will be recorded in front of a live audience in the UK, and will feature the duo performing both classic and new songs from their â€œFlight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.â€
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Here’s the full announcement from HBO:
Musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will return to HBO this May with an hour-long Flight of the Conchords comedy special, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. To tape before a live sold-out audience during their United Kingdom tour, the exclusive presentation will feature the duo performing their classics and new original songs from their â€œFlight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.â€
New Zealanders McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series â€œOne-Night Stand,â€ returning to the network in 2007 for the debut season of the series â€œFlight of the Conchords,â€ which followed fictionalized versions of their lives in New York City. The show was praised by critics and beloved by fans, turning the cult favorites into an international sensation. â€œFlight of the Conchordsâ€ earned ten EmmyÂ® nominations over its two-season run on HBO, while their album â€œThe Distant Futureâ€ won Best Comedy Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clementâ€™s film credits include the â€œRioâ€ movies (2011, 2014), â€œMen in Black 3â€ (2012) and â€œThe BFGâ€ (2016). McKenzie was the music supervisor for â€œThe Muppetsâ€ (2011), which won him an Academy AwardÂ® for Best Original Song for â€œMan or Muppet,â€ and â€œMuppets Most Wantedâ€ (2014).
The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton. Executive producers are Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, and Mike Martinovich.
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