Maybe I should start by saying that if you don’t already know, I am very eclectic and diverse in all of my interests, one of which happens to be Musical Comedy. I know it might seem a little strange being that Musical Comedy is an area more known to whites, and is highly embraced as a part of their “culture” if to call it (No Racial…LoL).
But one of the more interesting things about whites is that they deeply enjoy Musical Comedy and singing comedians. This particular style of humor incorporates an individual or group singing a song, but instead of singing about something in a serious or meaningful ton or mood, it has funny lyrics and a sarcastic ton. Simple as that. It is an ingenious idea because when you have a set of jokes that really aren’t that funny and music that isn’t that spectacular, you can mash the two of them together and create something that will be sure to entertain. And white people can’t get enough of it with the breeding of the likes of Weird Al Yankovich, Tenacious D, Sarah Silverman, Dennis Leary, Adam Sandler and the headliners of this blogpost Flight of the Conchords.
I happened to come across Flight of the Conchords a long while back whilst skimming through YouTube videos. Flight of the Conchords is a Grammy Award-winning New Zealand comedy duo consisting of members Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement who label themselves as “Formerly New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo”.
The duo also star in a television series for HBO, titled “Flight of the Conchords” (Who would have guessed…), which premiered in the United States in June 2007. The fictional series basically revolves around the pair as they try desperately to achieve success as a band in New York City and try to develop an American fan base with them hailing from New Zealand.
In all honesty, their style, charisma, sarcasm, musical talent and creativity are all highly appreciated by myself as well as their huge fan base. Each of there performances and songs that I’ve come across have really been hilarious and made my day each time. So know comes the time for you to be the judge…Check out the two videos below and of two of their performances one old and one fairly recent (depends on what you consider old and fairly recent).
Flight of the Conchords – The Humans are Dead
Flight of the Conchords – Business Time
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