Flight of the Conchords Face Uncertain Future, Contemplate Christmas Special, Film, Stage Show
Published Aug 10, 2009In the past few years, "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo," Flight of the Conchords, have indeed taken the world by storm. After being named the Best Alternative Comedy Act at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, being awarded several New Zealand Music Awards and a even Grammy Award what could possibly be next for the idiosyncratic pair?
According to Rhys Darby, who plays the band's naïve manager in the series, no decision has been made about what the group will do after their previously announced year-long break. However, some ideas have been spit out.
In a recent interview with NME, Darby said, "I'm open to whatever Bret [McKenzie] and Jermaine [Clement] want, it's their baby and I'm just along for the ride. I know they're going to take a year off, but there's already a bit of pressure from people saying, 'How can you end this thing now?'
"There's no decision made. There's been orders for another season but I know the guys have a British mentality where you create something, you finish it and move on. We're being pulled different ways. Even if we do go on, there are different options there. Do we do a Christmas special, or a film or even turn it into a stage show and tour the world with it? It's still a full on 'who knows?' scenario!"
While the New Zealanders remain uncommitted to any future plans, you can watch the recently released second season of the television series on DVD, or you can pick up the Flight of the Conchords tablature book, complete with simplified arrangements for guitar. Yep, strap up your acoustic and play along to your favourites!