Flight of the Conchords to tape hour-long special for HBO


The guitar-based digi-bongo acapella rap-funk-comedy folk duo will be returning to HBO for special in May 2018 this year.

The New Zealand natives made their HBO debut in 2005 on the comedy special One-Night Stand. We hope Mel (Kristen Schaal) shows up with special fella to cheer the group on.

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The comedy special was taped in front of live sold-out audience during their United Kingdom visit, featuring classic songs and originals performed as part of the "Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour".

The duo followed it up with a hit album featuring songs from the series. "Flight of the Conchords" earned ten Emmy nominations over its two-season run on HBO, while their album "The Distant Future" won Best Comedy Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Since then, McKenzie won an Oscar for writing songs for 2011's The Muppets, with Clement now co-starring on FX's Legion. Executive producers are Clement, McKenzie and Mike Martinovich.

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HBO confirmed on Friday that the "something" was the comedy special, which will premiere on the network in May. The show only lasted for two seasons before it ended in 2009.

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