Here's what it looks like when u watch FOTC from backstage at Hammersmith http://twitpic.com/1ofhh6
Truly special show from Flight of the Conchords
By Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard 17.05.10
Robot wars: Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords
Pop parodists Flight of the Conchords might be massive sitcom cults, but it has clearly not made their heads swell. For last nightâ€™s opening number, Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie still managed to fit their Kiwi bonces into modest cardboard boxes.
Slightly flashier boxes than they previously sported, perhaps, yet the juxtaposition of megafame and oddball props made last nightâ€™s sold-out show all the more hilarious.
Despite the size of the venue the twosome effortlessly retained the self-mocking charm that made them Edinburgh Fringe favourites nearly a decade ago. Perched on stools, they eased their way through their extensive set, peppering pin-sharp pastiches of rock, rap and much more with confessions about their raucous on-the-road lifestyle â€” which extends to scoffing complimentary muffins and nearly getting stuck in lifts.
But it is the aching accurate musical send-ups and ludicrous rhymes that make the Conchords truly special and this two-hour epic did not disappoint, Highlights included Clementâ€™s soulful sob-story Iâ€™m Not Crying (â€œItâ€™s just been raining on my faceâ€) and a turbo-charged Ziggy tribute, Bowieâ€™s In Space. Best was their sublimely suggestive Sugalumps â€” â€œHoneys try all kinds of tomfoolery to steal a feel of my family jewelleryâ€. Precious.
Tonight and Wembley Arena, May 18 & 25. Information: 0844 277 4321, http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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