• Dave Chappelle, Conchords lead a diverse group at Oddball Comedy Festival (Review)

    AUSTIN — If there’s one thing I learned at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Oddity Festival yesterday evening, it’s that Austin, Texas is a really, really hot place to kick off a national tour if said tour is hosted outdoors in August. If there are two things I learned, it’s that Dave Chappelle is back. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Fourteen thousand people braved the heat and the

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 69: D.L. Hughley, Alec Baldwin, Bret McKenzie

    It’s time for yet another edition of The Laughspin Podcast, where each week we deliver the latest comedy news to your earholes! This week’s show starts of a bit off-script. I decided it was a good time for me to complain a little and ask questions about the sheer amount of information online and how the hell I’m supposed to keep up with it without having panic attacks. But fear

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    Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie writing movie with singing dragons, monsters

    While he’s prepping to reunite with musical comedy partner Jemaine Clement this summer – as Flight of the Conchords will co-headline the traveling Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival with Dave Chappelle – Bret McKenzie has revealed he’s writing a feature-length musical inspired by The Princess Bride. “I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort

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    Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords will headline traveling comedy festival this summer

    For years now there’s been speculation as to whether Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock would team up for a live stand-up comedy tour. Alas, it doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon. However, Chappelle is going on tour this summer—and not by himself. He, along with the to-be reunited Flight of the Conchords will headline 13 cities between Aug. 23 and Sept. 22 for the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.

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    Tenacious D announce musical comedy festival, inviting Spinal Tap, Flight of the Conchords, more

    Hot on the heels of their Grammy nominated album Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – have announced plans to curate a comedy music festival this Fall! “We’re working on a festival, called Festival Supreme,” Black tells Rolling Stone. “It’s gonna be a meeting of the minds. It’s gonna be like Mount Rockmore.” Black says he’s already reached out to Flight of the Conchords

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    Watch Flight of the Conchords interview kids, debut new video ‘Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)’

    While Flight of the Conchords may have been quiet the last few years, that doesn’t mean they don’t still care…about the children. And they’ve proved it with this brand new 14-minute video the produced in order to help raise funds for Cure Kids, a charity based in New Zealand, the duo’s home country. After a series of hilariously awkward interviews with children, the video for “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like

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    Grammy committee once again proves they don't give a shit about comedy

    Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again when the mainstream entertainment industry reminds us just how much they don’t give a shit about the world of stand-up comedy by doling out Grammy nominations to some of the least deserving — but wildly popular — artists. It’s also the time of the year when we ask: Why does the Grammy committee try so hard to loop hole so many comedy

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    Flight of the Conchords reunite– as Simpsons characters

    The Simpsons kicked off its 22nd season Sunday night, with a guest spot by New Zealand’s comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords. In the clips that follow, Bret and Jemaine lend their voices to their Simpsonized selves and act as counselors for Lisa and her fellow campers. Also making a surprising “appearance” is Stephen Hawking.

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    Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement cast in Men in Black 3

    Really, Flight of the Conchords? Is this why your HBO show ended– so half of you can go on to be cast in crappy sci-fi/comedy flicks? The Hollywood Reporter today posted news confirming that Jemaine Clement is in final negotiations to play a villain in the third Men in Black flick, which finds Will Smith, post nuclear war repopulating the Earth with hot alien chicks (we assume that’s the plot,

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    Flight of the Conchords co-creator directing next Muppet movie

    James Bobin, co-creator of HBO’s much-missed hit series, Flight of the Conchords, is attached to direct Disney’s next Muppet movie, according to one source. The film, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame) was Bobin’s choice over directing a Judd Apatow feature, and needless to say, we’re already in need of a new pair of pants.

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    Flight of the Conchords will not return for third season

    Yesterday, the world of musical comedy lost a dear friend. Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and James Bobin, co-creators of the HBO television series Flight of the Conchords, announced that the show would not be returning for a third season. Though rumored previously, they confirmed speculation late yesterday with the following news post on the Flight of the Conchords website: “…we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a

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    Conchords, Louis CK, Silverman snag Emmy nods

    Off beat musical stand-up comedians and now television stars Flight of the Conchords dominated the Emmy award nominations, announced today, snagging six nominations for their incredibly popular HBO series. The New Zealand outfit will face off against other comedian types in the categories of Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama series. Jemaine

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    Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal + The Color Purple?

    Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal bowed for about a minute and a half in appropriate mock theatricality as they took the stage together for a rare co-headlining show at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on June 27. The Flight of the Conchords co-stars didn’t fill the 1,200 seat venue, but the crowd that was gathered there stayed energetically giddy for two hours in which Mirman and Schaal performed together and apart and

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    Flight of the Conchords: Self-titled

    Ever since Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for the best-heavy-metal performance Grammy in 1989, the Recording Academy’s decisions have meant very little to people with half a clue about the record-making business. So it was no surprise that with a five-song EP, Flight of the Conchords — not Steven Wright — managed to snag Best Comedy Album honors last year. But let’s not blame the Grammy folks for creating this

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