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The return of Flight of the Conchords 

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie’s musical comedy duo performs at the Saenger Theatre

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Now that they're international film stars, musical-comedy icons and one of New Zealand's biggest bands ("In terms of members, all the other bands in New Zealand are one-man bands"), what do Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie — Wellington-cum-HBO accidental cultists Flight of the Conchords — do in the shadows? Eat half a banana and leave the other half behind. ("We are in a position that we can have as many bananas as we want, and it starts to go to your head.") Check emails on the toilet while at a party. ("The No. 1 rule is everybody have some fun/ And the No. 2 rule is the downstairs loo is only good for No. 1.") F—k on the ceiling. ("You've been learning sex moves 'cause you just touched my nips/ Yes, I've been reading Cosmo for clothes advice and sex tips/ Page 87, spice things up and touch his nips!") But it's not all jokes and songs and jokey songs. A few of the issues the Conchords have supported: robot liberation ("We no longer say yes, instead we say affirmative/ Yes — er, affirmative"); epileptic dogs ("Send a check in the letter/ And make a setter feel better"); and issues ("They're turning kids into slaves just to make cheaper sneakers/ What's the real cost, 'cause the sneakers don't seem that much cheaper/ Why are we still paying so much for sneakers when you got little kid slaves making them? What are your overheads?") Think about it. David O'Doherty opens. Tickets $35-$54.25. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


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