Earlier this year, Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement reunited Flight of the Conchords for a tour across England. And now, the beloved New Zealand comedians and folk musicians will return to HBO after having concluded their TV show nine years ago, for a special recorded in London on July 1st. The show will see the pair perform their old sing-a-long classics alongside new material as a one-hour special Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo. It will first air in the US on HBO on 6th October, and then in Australia we’ll see it on Foxtel’s Comedy Channel on 9th October.
Since their successful series Flight of the Conchords, which ran for two seasons, McKenzie and Clement have gone separate ways. McKenzie won an Oscar for The Muppets and Clement acted alongside namely actors like Will Smith in several movies and television shows. Nevertheless, the two have kept in touch and even found the time to work on some new material alongside their individual careers.
The huge, well-lit London Apollo, promises to give the duo a look as grand as the theatre itself, without sacrificing their intimacy and silliness. The twelve-track concert will contain golden oldies and new songs for a fresh laugh.
Earlier this week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the duo performed their new song “Father and Son” to give us a sneak-peek at what to expect in October. The single is about a dysfunctional relationship between a son and his parents, wrapped up in a call-and-response style story. As always, the duo’s comedic moments balance on the border to being ridiculous and are accompanied by music so hooky, it will be stuck in your head all day.
Watch “Father and Son”:
Flight of the Concords: Live at The London Apollo airs on Foxtel’s Comedy Channel at 8.30pm on 9th October.