I’ve just watched the first episode of “Flight of the Conchords” who, until last week, I’d never heard of.
A musical folk parody duo from New Zealand they now have their own sitcom, based in New York, and very funny it is too. Here in the UK it’s just started so you’ll have plenty of time for the repeats. In the US the first season is probably over.
The comedy is hard to explain. It’s a classic sitcom with the main characters playing themselves albeit in a slightly unreal situation. With elements of Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office and newer British comedies like Peepshow mixed together with musical interludes that actually add to the plot (and are funny as well) this is definitely something to watch out for.
Apparently I’ve managed to miss them on BBC Radio 2 and on various comedy shows but I did catch an HBO special, shown on BBC 4 as an introduction to their new sitcom. This is one of the songs from the live special: