Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friends go shopping together, lalalala

Glory to Twitter!

The filming of MiB3 has started this month and for his role, Jemaine had to grow an epic beard.

Here, he's with his old friend, the director of Eagle vs Shark and BOY, Taika Waititi. They're both in New York City and this photo is just raising my hopes that they're working together on something awesome.

From other news

You can now pre-order Dinner for Schmucks from Amazon (US) or HMV (UK). The release dates: 4 and 17 January 2011.


Don't forget to download a free album "Christmas Gig" with Bret's new song at

I hope you had a great holiday, America. Winter came too soon and too strong for me. Time for some hot chocolate :).

P.S. re: the source tweet.

Jemaine doesn't have his own personal twitter account, as far as I know, so @JemaineC is NOT the real Jemaine Clement. The only verified twitter account is @fotc. But @TaikaWaititi is absolutely the real Taika Waititi.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to come by to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Have a FotC marathon with your family.

Picture obtained here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

FotC musical in 5 years... MAYBE?

Recently a Kiwi comedian, Rhys Darby (who plays Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords tv show) has been touring New Zealand and Australia and after that he found some time to give an interview to EntertainmentFix blog. He was asked about the tour, his work with Jemaine and Bret and the future of the Conchords as well as his own projects.

Here are some bits that you may find interesting:

Your support role in the Flight of the Conchords earned you quite a following. Did you have any idea the show would be so successful?

We were very surprised. Earlier it was a radio show for the BBC that we put together. We got positive reactions but that was in the UK which is safe ground for us. We'd all done stand up over there as they have a similar mentality to us here in New Zealand. But in America we thought it was a real risk.

We're very surprised that the Americans dug our humour and it was a slow burner. [...]

It turned out that that was the reason it really became a hit — it was the novelty factor. It's an original take on a sitcom. And of course the big selling point was their [Bret and Jermaine's] fantastic music. It was that coupled with awkward situations. When we first started doing it, it was fresh and new — only The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm had started. It was very innovative and seems like all the stars aligned and there you go — there’s your show.

Did you have to change some of the comedy for the American audience?

The general rule was we just kept it true to ourselves, in what we did and how we spoke. You will notice that when you watch the series that I'm very New Zealander and we improvise a fair bit too. The director would say 'if you were to say it that way — just say it' and that became its charm. [...] — that’s the best thing about comedy — you've gotta stay true to yourself. A lot of people have empathy for Murray and I’m really glad we stuck to our guns.

It's a shame the show ended. Films and TV shows are being remade, groups are reforming and musicians are doing comeback tours. Will we ever see Flight of the Conchords reunite for another series?

I don't know. They only ever designed the show to be as long it was. In terms of the Conchords themselves, they're always touring. They've just finished a tour of Europe. The TV show, I very much doubt it will ever start up again. But you never say no to a project involving the three of us. It's not the last they're going to see of Murray with the Conchords — put it that way.

Great! How about a musical?

We joked about doing Flight of the Conchords as a stage musical — definitely. I think it would really work. Give us a couple of years because we have little children. Once we're comfortable with being parents we’ll consider it. Let's have another chat about it in another five years.

Full interview here.

So, of course, nothing certain, because projects like that need time and money, but interviews with the cast from FOTC leave me so much hope that I can't wait in anticipation. No matter how many years I should wait, I'm happy that there's maybe, MAYBE something cooking.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas song from Bret McKenzie

Wait! WHAT?! Yep. Not only working on the Muppets, but also he's been busy preparing a gift for us for this year's Christmas! :D
Target is releasing a free Christmas album which includes a song from Bret. It'll be available for download 11/28 from here, but today you can already listen to it on You Tube:



From Jemaine news, the filming of MIB 3 has started this week, but no signs of Jemaine himself in the on-location photos. Let's be patient. ;)

The photo of Bret was taken from here.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

FOTC may tour Australia and New Zealand next year!

I'm telling you! I literally jumped on my seat when I read these news.
Arj Barker, who plays Dave in the TV show, in an interview for The Sydney Morning Herald gave us quite big hopes for a new tour next year and Flight of the Conchords new tv/big screen projects.

Here are some extracts:

"Bret and Jemaine have talked about touring Australia and New Zealand maybe next year but I don't know, it's a possibility," Barker said.


"I don't know when we'll work together again but I imagine we will in some capacity," he said.

And as for those bumbling characters from Flight Of The Conchords returning to our screens for a third series?

"I wouldn't say it's impossible that they won't do something again, maybe a movie or a one-off or something," Barker said.

"I wouldn't rule it out because the band Flight Of The Conchords has never broken up."

Read full article here
. Photo obtained here.

Arj sounds pretty cautious to me and he's right to be so, but I'm so grateful to him that some rumours are getting louder.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Bret with the Muppets at their first table read

We've already heard some rumours here and there, but now it's officially confirmed that, as you can see in this photo, Bret McKenzie is working with James Bobin on The Greatest Muppets Movie Ever Made. Although one of our two favourite Conchords is composing some new tracks, I hope we'll see him on the screen as well.
The film, which will also star Jack Black, Donald Glover, Jane Lynch, Danny Trejo, Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Lady Gaga, and Paul Rudd, is set to open on December 25, 2011. That's going to be the Greatest Christmas Ever! (unless FotC will come up with a Christmas special some day... wishful thinking? I hope not!)
If you want to see the image above in High-Resolution, go to the source.

(very excited)