Sunday, May 13, 2007

HBO's Flight Of The Conchords Clips & Contest

The last time we saw the Lower East Side on television with any regularity (other than news reports about rambunctious late night club-goers waking up the neighborhood) was that terrible show with the guy from Ed and Brandon Walsh from Beverly Hills 90210. Starting next month, HBO's giving the LES another chance to show off its narrow streets and rising drink prices with Flight of the Conchords, a new show about some broke musicians who move from New Zealand to Downtown NYC.

Here's how the PR notes describe the show:
The Flight of the Conchords is a folk/pop/comedy duo composed of Bret McKenzie of The Black Seeds and Figwit fame and Jemaine Clement of The Humourbeasts. Billing themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-parody duo", the group depends upon a combination of witty banter and acoustic guitars to work the audience.

The clips I've seen look pretty promising, and WAY better than the show with Ed & Priestley mentioned above.

extrawack! would like to give one lucky reader a Flight of the Conchords prize pack that includes a t-shirt, a DVD copy of the first episode, a poster, and a very special "robot stress reliever". The sender of the twenty-fifth email with "Conchords" as the subject to will get the swag. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Sorry Latvia!

Check out a few clips of the show:

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