8 items from 2010
Not only have Flight of the Conchords officially landed, they’ve made quite the imprint on recent pop culture. The musically comedic duo has brought their unique style of self-deprecating humor all the way from New Zealand over to the states. They’ve had a successful half-hour HBO comedy special, which ultimately led to two full seasons of their own television series on the same network. They’ve won a Grammy and are continuing to watch their careers skyrocket, including an appearance on the upcoming season of The Simpsons (which is a sure sign that you’ve made it). On top of all that, they have recently released Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection on DVD. Hit the jump to check out my full review of this mutli-disc DVD set:
Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection includes both seasons one and two of the HBO series, »
- Max Steven Miller
I'd been hearing positive things about Flight of the Conchords for some time before I got the chance to see an episode in its entirety. The snippets of the first season that I'd caught on television hadn't made much sense. After a day on the couch with the stomach flu and the first three episodes of Season Two, though, I was hooked.
This part-sitcom, part musical series is one of the most original comedy shows on television. Rarely crude, sometimes bizarre and always quirky, it is a treat for anyone open to HBO's liberal censorship standards and something different. Although the two seasons of the show that aired on HBO have been available on DVD for some time, HBO Home Entertainment recently released a box set of the The Complete Collection, making this the ideal time to hop on board if you haven't taken flight with the Conchords already.
It’s rare to find a young comedian with a solid act. Often they have one or two inspired observations couched in 80 minutes of material a better comic would have left crumpled up by the trashcan. Arj Barker’s Lyao doesn’t suffer from this affliction, avoiding it almost entirely. Instead we get a solid set that registers well with the concert hall and at-home audiences alike.
Many young up-and-comers seek solace in the easily attained dirty comedy. Heck, even the best comedians are wont to wander this territory every now and again. Some walk in and never come back out; they set up permanent shop in the slinging of sleazy one-liners, and for folks like Rodney Dangerfield it works wonders. Conversely, others choose the “Christian Rock” comedy route, they aspire to bland, edge-less comedy they know conservative audiences will devour simply because it manages to deliver a stand-up routine »
- Lex Walker
Flight of the Conchords have announced details of an upcoming string of UK and Ireland live dates. Comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will start the nine-date jaunt in Dublin on May 5. The pair will be supported by Kristen Schaal, who plays super fan Mel, in Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester. Arj Barker, who plays the band's friend Dave, will open the show in London. Tickets are available (more) »
- By David Balls
Arj Barker released his debut comedy album Lyao on Warner Nashville/Degenerate Records on both CD/DVD and a standalone DVD. Arj is best-known for his character "Dave" on the HBO hit show Flight of the Conchords and is supporting the Lyao release with tour dates in the Us and Australia (listed below). Buy It: here Arj Barker .The Sickest Buddhist. Video:See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. Official Site, Twitter & MySpace: http://www.arjbarker.com http://twitter.com/arjbarker http://www.myspace.com/arjbarker Tour Dates: Feb 04 Bellevue Wa Parlor Live Feb 05 Bellevue Wa Parlor Live Feb 06 Bellevue Wa Parlor Live Feb 19 Adelaide Australia Adelaide Fringe Festival »
- April MacIntyre
Comics Artie Lange And Arj Barker deliver the humor in a new double header of stand up specials this coming Saturday. .Artie Lange: Jack And Coke. starts off the night at 10Pm with .Arj Barker: Lyao. following At 11Pm. The 2010 .Stand-Up Showdown. Is Drawing To A Close . Cast Your Vote Now at www.standupshowdown.com Artie Lange returns as raw as ever in "Artie Lange: Jack and Coke," premiering at 10p.m., where he talks about his competition with Heath Ledger and the opening monologue he'd do if he were ever asked to host the Oscars. Following Lange at 11pm is Arj Barker, the hilarious "Flight of the Conchords" star, who hits the stage in "Arj Barker: Lyao" to »
- April MacIntyre
Three more pilots hit the runway Tuesday.
Fox picked up "Nevermind Nirvana," a comedy from writer Ajay Sahgal; CBS greenlighted "The Odds," a drama from feature writer-director Jeff Wadlow and producer Joel Silver; and ABC ordered "Happy Endings," a comedy from producer Jamie Tarses.
It is an ensemble multicamera comedy about two grown-up sons, their Indian immigrant parents and their friends, including one of the son's Caucasian girlfriend.
"It's about how their lives intersect in often polarizing ways and about the clash of the old Indian values and the new American values," Sahgal said.
- By Nellie Andreeva
All January long, Comedy Central is celebrating its Stand-Up Month, with a slew of new comedy specials hitting the cable airwaves, and we certainly have to celebrate this month of hilarious programming. We have a brand new contest running and we have four of Comedy Central's recent stand-up DVD's - Dane Cook: ISolated Incident, Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted?, Jim Gaffigan: King Baby and Ron White: Behavioral Problems - to give away to our readers. You know these laugh-filled DVD's will surely go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.Winners Receive:Dane Cook: ISolated Incident DVDNick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted? DVDJim Gaffigan: King BabyRon White: Behavioral Problems to win these hilarious DVDs today. Comedy Central is standing up for comedy and giving it a month-long salute! "The all-comedy channel is giving viewers stand-up specials every weekend, from favorites like Chris Rock, Aziz Ansari, Artie Lange, »
8 items from 2010
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