Flight of the Conchords returning to HBO with new comedy special
The Conchords are back in flight!
This May, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will return to HBO for an hour-long Flight of the Conchords comedy special, the network announced Thursday. Taped live before a sold-out audience on the musical comedians’ U.K. tour, the duo will perform new original songs, as well as many of their classics.
The native New Zealanders originally made their HBO debut in 2005 on the half-hour comedy special One-Night Stand. Two years later, they debuted their original series Flight of the Conchords, in which they played fictional versions of themselves. The cult favorite signed off the air in 2009 after two seasons and 22 episodes, having earned Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Clement.
McKenzie has since served as the music supervisor on The Muppets, which earned him an Oscar for Best Original Song, while Clement has been more present in front of the camera, appearing in Men in Black 3, Legion, and Divorce.
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