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Flight of the Conchords is the newest comedy series from HBO and while this may be a bold state it may possibly be the funniest show to hit the tube since 41MilesToFreedom favorite Arrested Development. I picked up on this show when I kept seeing ads for it before The Sopranos. Luckily one night while I was watching Entourage I realized that the first episode was on right after it so I decided to give it a shot. It delivered.

Flight of the Conchords was originally and still are a comedy band. The members are the two pictured above, Bret McKenzie (left) and Jemaine Clement (right). You may remember Jemaine from a series of TV spots for Outback Steakhouse. The band achieved plenty of success even playing at the South by Southwest music festival in 2006 and at Bonnaroo in 2007. They took their success to television.

The TV show comes from the minds of McKenzie and Clement who serve as writers for the show. The basic plot is the two of them trying to find success for their band and the struggles they face in New York City. Their manager Murray is played by Rhys Darby. The show blossoms on its deadpan and extremely dry sense of humor, only to be interrupted suddenly by a song from the duo. What makes this show so funny is the delivery from the actors. The jokes come and go as if they were never meant to be funny in the first place. Then you add in the songs from the band themselves, which are always quality, and you see why this show is so funny. In the first episode I fell in love with the show after they filmed their music video for the song “The Humans Are Dead” which takes us to the year 2000 where there are no humans left after the robotic uprising of the mid 90’s.

Flight of the Conchords delivers. I ask you to give it a try.

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