Posts tagged as bret mckenzie

A Flight of the Conchords Tour Is in the Works for Late 2015

Good news for Flight of the Conchords fans: There's a possible tour in the works later this year. Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Jemaine Clement revealed the news that he and Bret McKenzie "are planning on touring later on in the year in the States. It isn't very solid yet, but we've been talking about it." Clement didn't give any more details aside from confirming that the tour will be all new material: "I really don't like the studio part of music. I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording." McKenzie also revealed last year that they landed a four-episode comedy [...]

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie Is Writing a Fairy Tale Comedy Musical

Bret McKenzie, the non-sideburned half of Flight of the Conchords, is writing his first movie. The comedian/actor/musician tells Collider that he's in the early stages of writing a script for "a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that … with singing dragons and monsters and stuff." James Bobin, who McKenzie has worked with on Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets, is helping to develop the script, but McKenzie is writing it solo. McKenzie adds that the project is "live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride."

Bret McKenzie recently finished working as music supervisor on the sequel Muppets [...]

New Muppets Song Is All Marshmallows and Swingsets and Joy

Still sad about that Bill Hicks letter? Not anymore you're not! Pow! "Life's A Happy Song," written by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie for The Muppets and featuring Feist and Mickey Rooney, is maybe the most powerful extra-grade cheerfulness rocket in the world this morning. (You can also listen to the new "Muppet Show Theme," which includes vocals from Joanna Newsom.) Seriously, stay off this website today if your emotions are fragile, because we are just taking them and whipping them around on a roller coaster of total despair and exuberant happiness. Uh-oh. I'm strapped into the roller coaster and I can't stop listening to this song! [...]

You Really Can't Argue With Bret From Flight of the Conchords and Muppets

So, here's a high-res image of the creators and stars of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made. It's fun! It's got all the Muppets in it, Jason Segel, director James Bobin, and co-writer Nick Stoller. But the most exciting part of the picture? It's what I cropped for you right here, Mr. Bret McKenzie from the late (at least in terms of the TV show), great Flight of the Conchords. Bret and Muppets! I am very, very on board with this movie. Here's the full shot:

HBO Has Ordered a Show from the Flight of the Conchords Guys

It's been nearly seven years since Flight of the Conchords left television, but according to Jemaine Clement, the musical comedy duo's break might be nearing its end. The Guardian recently interviewed Clement about his new vampire film What We Do in the Shadows, and when asked about any future plans with his Conchords partner Bret McKenzie he had this to say:

Are the Conchords, dormant at the moment, waiting to erupt again? “We talk about a movie every so often,” says Clement. “Sometimes it feels like we lost a lot of impetus over the last couple of years. But Bret, James [Bobin, lead director] and me, we [...]

Oscar-winner Bret McKenzie Is Writing Songs for the New Muppet Movie

Flight of the Conchords frontman Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar for penning the song "Man or Muppet" for last year's Muppets reboot, is coming back to write music for the sequel, according to an interview with the movie's producer at Collider. Filming is expected to begin in January in London, with the original film's director James Bobin behind the camera again, working from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller, who also co-wrote the previous Muppets movie. Rehiring McKenzie is a major coup as his asking price has probably increased exponentially since winning that Oscar. Let's just hope he doesn't write a rap song for an old [...]

Bret McKenzie is All Over the Muppets Soundtrack

In the perfect marriage of tiny adorable things, Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie wrote music for the Muppets soundtrack, adding his originals to songs by Feist, Nathan Pacheco and Joanna Newsom, who I suspect is half-Muppet anyway. In addition to acting as the movie's music supervisor, McKenzie's ditties include "Life a Happy Song," song by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and break-out puppet star Walter; "Let's Talk About Me," which sounds like Chris Cooper will have to amp up the fabulousness; "Man or Muppet," song by Jason Segel and Walter; and Miss Piggy and Animal's "Me Party," which will get a dubstep remix the second the movie [...]

Conchords' Bret McKenzie Is Developing an Animated Sitcom for Fox

Bret McKenzie of Flights of the Conchords is developing an animated comedy about NASA for Fox. According to TV Guide, the "untitled workplace comedy follows the exploits of a group of employees toiling away at an almost-obsolete NASA space center in Boulder, Colorado." It's not clear yet whether McKenzie will voice a character on the show; right now, he's set to write and executive produce it with King of the Hill writers Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.

If the show moves forward, it would be added to Fox's waning Sunday night animation block. The network is losing American Dad! to TBS next year, and it decided not to air [...]

A Flight of the Conchords Movie Is Possibly in the Works

It's Business Time! Bret McKenzie, post-Muppet -songwriting, said that he and Jemaine Clement are "going to try and do a movie." A Flight of the Conchords movie would be amazing, If You're Into It. And as long as You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute to go see it in theaters. Ooh, I hope they get Kristen Schaal to return as Mel (or some other Leggy Blonde), otherwise there might be Too Many Dicks (on the Dance Floor). Really, if it happens, this movie could be the Most Beautiful [Movie] (In the Room). Think About It. Foux Da Fa Fa.

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie Cast in The Hobbit Because Why the Hell Not?

Bret McKenzie, being from New Zealand, had a small role in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as a very pretty elf with very pretty hair. I assume that most New Zealanders had at least roles as extras in the trilogy, the country being so small and full of elfin-looking people. And now Peter Jackson has cast him in The Hobbit, apparently in another small role, but hopefully one that involves him and Jemaine rapping or parodying David Bowie songs. Sure, nothing like that was in the book, but it's called artistic license, people. And now, just because, here's the Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros video: