Denver, tomorrow's show has been rescheduled to next Wednesday the 18th all original tickets WILL BE HONORED
Ahead of Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords brought one of the few stress free sets of the evening. They’re at their funniest when bantering between songs, but the duo shows its real talent is in its ability to recreate a wide spectrum of artists and genres. FOTC played “Inner City Pressure,” “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)” and a hip-hop medley of “Hurt Feelings” and “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.” Hearing the the duo live especially, it makes sense that they’re a comedy group signed to Sub Pop — like the hipster version of Lonely Island. In particular Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement’s voices — moving from imitating women, to minstrels, to falsettos, to rappers, to children — were versatile and impressive.
While all of these performers, along with the show-closing Chappelle, were an Easter basket of top-shelf comedy goodness that Denver should be eternally grateful to enjoy on a single bill, Flight of the Conchords rose above their touring compatriots and delivered a triple threat of video, storytelling and inconceivably witty pop songs.
There's little debate about this Funny Or Die festival being the hippest comedy caravan of the year, and yet while this contemporary genre typically thrives on cynicism and moral boundary-hunting, last night FOTC were as jolly as a pair of old men on a speed-walk through the mall. Performing crowd-pleasers like "Summer of 1353" and "Hurt Feelings," these New Zealand xenophiles delivered sincere heart and sincere irony in the same breath, drifting effortlessly from music to audience banter. At one point the duo had some fun with a nearby security guard, requesting a stage spotlight be drawn on him while Jermaine Clement pointed to an audience member and said, "Don't you dare text."
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