The Conchords return

movie & TV September 26, 2018 13:00

By The Nation

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Ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are returning to the network for an all-new comedy special.

Taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and featuring the Conchords performing songs from their recent “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” Flight Of The Conchords: Live In London will air on HBO on November 21 at 10.50pm, and HBO Signature on December 20 and 31 at 7pm and 9pm respectively.

The two New Zealanders will play new, never-before-televised songs on the special, as well as some of their classics. 

McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series “One-Night Stand”, returning to the network in 2007 for the debut season of the series “Flight of the Conchords,” which followed fictionalised versions of their lives in New York City. The show was praised by critics and beloved by fans, turning the cult favourites into an international sensation. “Flight of the Conchords” earned ten Emmy nominations over its two-season run on HBO, while their album “The Distant Future” won Best Comedy Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clement’s film credits include the “Rio” movies, “Men in Black 3”, “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The BFG,” and he has also been seen in a recurring role on HBO’s “Divorce.” McKenzie was the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” and “Muppets Most Wanted”.