REVIEW: Flight of the Conchords, Sydney Entertainment CentrePost by: Jane Doe 8 July, 2012 - 6:40 PM
(Jermaine Clement. Photo: Getty Images)
Bret McKenzie and Jermain Clement aka Flight of the Conchords played an hilarious, side-splitting show before a sold out audience at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Friday night.
New Zealand's biggest comedy duo opened with the nightclub stomping "Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor" before moving their way through a set of funny ditties while regaling us with in-between song banter that detailed their hilarious tales of life on the road (which included Bret's 'rock n' roll' story of the time he scored a complimentary muffin backstage) to being hit in the face while on stage by a pair of warm boxer shorts.
The laidback nature of the duo is what gets you at first but underpinning it all is them being awkward and edgy. All the more funnier when they interact with the crowd who were just as up for shouting things back. Really funny stuff. And everyone was cracking up.
Highlights included "Hurt Feelings", the miniature toy piano enough to make you crack up. And "Demon Woman" was a winner too, especially the costume change that saw them look like a support band from Bowie's glam era, especially the scarves that looked like they were blowing in the wind.
It was mostly just the two of them on stage but they were joined for a lot of the set by a cellist called Nigel. He was from the "NZ Sympathy Orchestra". Bret did admit to inviting the NZ Symphony Orchestra but they declined despite the muffins and going on the road.
Throwing in all of their hits like "Hurt Feelings" and "Business Time" alongside some spectacular costume changes to rival Lady Gaga in "Bowie" and "Demon Woman" their show had everything.
While the audience participation in "Song For Epileptic Dogs" and the closing "Sugalumps" where the pair invaded the stage, meant Brett and Jermaine definitely didn't disappoint. This was really funny stuff from a team at the top of their game.Setlist
Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor (with Arj Barker)
The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)f*** on the Ceiling
Think About It
Bus Driver's Song
The Summer of 1353
I'm Not Crying
Inner City Pressure
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
Song for Epileptic Dogs
Back On The Road
Albi the Racist Dragon
We're Both in Love With a Sexy Lady