Granville—(June 23, 2016) New Zealand folk rock comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords hit the Orpheum Theatre for their only Canadian date on the Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords North American tour.
The unconventional comedy band were in fine form regaling the crowd with a ton of new songs thanks to their reunion last year. Their extended hiatus saw Clement grow his flourishing film career as McKenzie kept up his songwriting efforts—winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the "Man or Muppet" song for The Muppets.
Comedian Eugene Mirman, a regular on the FOTC HBO show, opened the show with a dryly funny, deadpan stand up comedy set priming the audience. FOTC were also joined by Kiwi cellist Nigel Cross aka the one-man "New Zealand Symphony Orchestra" for half the set.
Band manager Murray Hewitt (comedian Rhys Darby) showed up for a surprise appearance leading to a hilarious impromptu band meeting and epic triangle solo. It was easily the highlight of the night recreating the trio's impeccable comic chemistry from the show live on stage.
Flight of the Conchords and company executed another solid comedy/musical hybrid concert full of laughs while meeting expectations while offering enough fresh elements and material.
What the folk.
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