The show follows the adventures of Flight of the Conchords , a two-man band from New Zealand, as its members seek fame and success in New York City. The show stars the real-life duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie , who play fictionalized versions of themselves. A second season was announced on August 17, , and shown from January 18, On December 11, , the duo confirmed that the series would not return for a third season.
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The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series that aired for two seasons on HBO. They previously referred to themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", but as of refer to themselves as "the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand". The duo's live performances have gained them a worldwide cult following. McKenzie and Clement were flatmates at Victoria University of Wellington , where they were studying film and theatre before forming Flight of the Conchords in They performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in and , when they were nominated for the Perrier Award. They were later featured in a campaign for British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U  and in the show Stand Up! They then headlined at the opening weekend at Comix comedy club , where they recorded two tracks included on 's " The Distant Future ". On 13 February , Flight of the Conchords had their first post-Grammy concert, a freebie show, at a small Wellington video store called Aro Video.
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Bret loses Jemaine's trust by abandoning him to a 'gang' of two, and fears the worst when Jemaine doesn't come home. Bret and Jemaine's fortunes unravel after Bret buys a new tea cup. With emergency band funds unavailable, Jemaine takes desperate measures in hopes of supplementing their income. Relive the funniest moments that happened before the opening credits of " The Office. Watch the video. Title: Flight of the Conchords — The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts. The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie. Friends Tim and Daisy, something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.
The fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand are back — and selling out stadiums. But is there anything Bret and Jemaine actually like about fame? Photograph: Johnny Savage for the Guardian. Mon 18 Jun Despite themselves, Flight of the Conchords are still huge, although, heaven knows, they try not to be: they rarely give interviews and tour only when they feel like it. They are the only band I have ever interviewed who undersell themselves, repeatedly underestimating how many tickets and albums they have sold.