21.12.04 - Best Artist Achievement 2004
Yup, that was the guys winning said award.
'NZ Comedy Awards - winners
The remarkable success of local comedians
overseas was recognised at the New Zealand comedy awards held
in Auckland at the weekend - as was the growing support of
media for the local comedy industry.
The NZ Comedy Guild's major award for "Best
Artist Achievement 2004" was shared by Wellington's Flight
of the Conchords (Jemaine Clement and Brett MacKenzie) and
Auckland's Benjamin Crellin.
The Conchords - nominees for a Perrier at
the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe - have recently signed a deal with
a major American television network.'
Read the rest of the article HERE
Congrats Jemaine and Bret.
What, I can't
just put in one gratuitous pic in anymore? Erm what about
12.10.04 - Its official! NBC signed 'em
Yeah well, excuse me while I pick my jaw
up off the floor. Not that I doubted the guys talent or anything,
but to make a pilot up by NBC is pretty cool. As to what
might come of it, we have to wait and see. Lots of acts/people
get signed but as to what makes it onto TV there....
Anyway, congrats to the guys. Bonus points
for sightings of Bret or Jemaine anywhere in the world. Remember
people, chasing them down the street for an autograph is *not*
cool. You need to be screaming also. At a very high decibel
level. Unintelligibly. Unless you are a guy. And then you
would probably not even recognise them.
8.10.04 - It was too good to last. Hibernation
I have to crawl back out from under my rock
(read Australia) I was hiding there for a few weeks. I'm sure
no one noticed.
Anyway, seems I can't turn my back for five
minutes (or a few weeks) and the guys are up to something.
This time it seems they have signed a developement deal with
NBC in the US. I also read online somewhere about a showcase
in LA (the 'meanest girl on Earth' it seems is not a fan,
yet will promote them anyway... o to sell your soul for work)
but nothing more on that as yet.
25.8.04 - F o' The C... Gangsta folk
And here is the other F o' The C track you
might have never known you were not waiting for. Personally
I blame Steve. Bloody Steve!
meets the Rhymenoceros MP3 Click
to download and save.
19.8.04 - Business Time - MP3 goodness
People have been asking if this song was
available anywhere. And it wasn't. But now it is. I got my
mits on one live version of Business Time. The guys just about
made it to the studio in time for a quick interview and performed
a couple of songs. Bit of a rush job but I am sure Jemaine
is used to it if his Business Time 2 minutes of 'heaven' is
to be believed. I stayed up way past my bedtime to get this..
So go on, download it and have a listen and chortle.
Time MP3 Right click to download.
14.8.04 - NZ Entertainment Awards... guess
who got a nom?
In the very last category listed! Best Theatrical/arts
performance... The Conchords are there. Also the BlackSeeds
(Bret plays keyboards) are up for Best Band and Jemaine (that's
Jermaine with an 'r') is up for Best Comedian. Living in New
Zealand and feel like voting (or just feel like having a peek)
... go HERE
4.8.04 - wtf!
And no I am not meaning what the folk...
I'm getting over seeing the bad case of Helmet Head Jemaine
seems to be suffering. I need to spend less time at the computer
it seems. Why? Because I keep finding more sodding news on
the Conchords. Seems the guys are going to be doing a ten
night run at the Soho Theatre in London after they are done
in Edinburgh. Also, a while back I mentioned about the guys
recording a 6 part TV show over in Australia. You probably
forgot already. Turns out that this show is partly a Granada
effort and will possibly be shown in NZ and the UK also.
About that case of Helmet Head... I'm to
kind a person not share... *grins*
3.8.04 - Is it Friday? If so it must be
Mont...Liver... no New York!
The guys are living out of a suitcase/backpack
at the moment. Forget jet lag, they don't seem to be in a
timezone long enough for it to take effect. They played at
that Canadian festival thingy wotsit recently (I forgot where
it was already) and then stopped off after in New York to
do a gig with their mate Demetri
Martin. Were found on stage at Fez
Under Time Cafe on July 30th. Martin was last years winner
of the Perrier Award at the Fringe
and is a bit of a fan of the Conchords. I guess the feeling
is mutual. Cool to see them sharing the stage. They are both
at the Ed Fringe again this year so who knows what might happen....
Rather nice methinks. Even if that sodding beanie gets in
there. By Elizabeth Daggar Electrofork
11.07.04 - Arghfurgleblehpfftick! Win
tickets to see F o The C! (and some other stuff)
Yes, I typed that without swearing or passing
out in shock. I should win a prize....Tickets maybe...? Win
tickets (if you are in Ireland that is) to see the guys! Don't
know if its still open but give it a go. You never know. Entry
Psst, if you need help with the answer then I can't help you.
No one can.
A few other snippets. Glastonbury pic found
online. Yes they were there. I am sure I will upload it eventually,
but for now, check it out HERE.
The guys had 30-35 minutes on the Cabaret stage it seems.
Hope they enjoyed the experience that is Glastonbury.
The guys got blogged a bit. Read one over
Two words. Little Britain. Cool show!
24.6.04 - Edinburgh Fringe update type
The Fringe site finally threw open its 2004
site. FoTC info is all there. Guys! Taking
Tuesdays off? Unheard of. I guess a day off each week from
adoring fans, swooning and adulation is much needed. That
or you guys are simply old and past it and need a day off
each week to recover from the mayhem that is the Fringe.
Anyhoo, the show is calling itself Flight
of the Conchords: Lonely Knights and the blurb says 'Perrier
couldabeens Flight of the Conchords are back with a new show.
'New Zealand's best comedy export since that sheep joke
that Fitzy made up' New Zealand Newspaper.'
I'll be doing a dedicated Fringe page again
this year. Folk The Fringe
will have all the news, reviews, pics and reports I can throw
together. You can check out last years stuff there at the
moment although it will be archived soon. Reading back, I
think the story I like best from last year was the one where
the guys topped the hottie list. Forget good reviews and people
seeing the show cause it was remotely funny and the guys a
bit weighed down in the talent dep. Nah, the biggest reason
to go see it was cause they topped the hottie league. Start
swooning now and maybe just maybe we might read more along
the lines of the 'orgasmic bone structure' comment. Read the
Yeah I'm not swooning. And if I was I'd not be telling you
lot about it. I just like to laugh! Do I sound at all convincing?
6.5.04 - This is what I get for daring
to have a life!
Just think Yosemite Sam in a really bad
mood and you might get a picture of me. Only I don't look
like a cartoon character or have moustache. And I'm taller
than him. And why am am caring if you lot think I look like
a weirdo. So, while I won't bore you with my sob story, I
will bore you with the news I missed posting. The Conchords
were going to be appearing on TV in NZ as part of the Oddfellows
Comedy Gala. However, (tries to look apologetic) I forgot
to post the news beforehand. Actually my bad mood sound is
more like Muttley from Dastardly and Muttley (that's *sound*
not look people) Erm where was I? O yes... anyway, the show
has been and gone on TV.
10.01.04 - New Year, new news.... pffft
So, Christmas and New Year out the way I
can post these snippets. Some of them are a bit old but somehow
got missed when I was updating at the time. First up Scoop
article back in August 2003.
December 2003 saw the guys winning the Best
Show title at the New Zealand Comedy Awards in Auckland. Congrats
to the guys for winning two years running. Also won for best
artist achievement. Read more on it HERE
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