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Thursday Apr 10 | Sydney Morning Herald

Conchords star goes for G-rated fun

He may be one half of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, but Bret McKenzie has been scoring considerable success with another zany bunch.

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Related Topix: Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Jemaine Clement, The Muppets

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Scoop

Helping BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre's fundraising campaign has taken off - with a bit of help from their friends.

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Related Topix: Fly My Pretties, Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement

Scoop

Flight of the Conchords help Bats to launch fund-raising campaign

The launch of Bats Theatre's fundraising campaign has taken off - with a bit of help from their friends.

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Related Topix: Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement, Fly My Pretties

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Conchords pair go in to bat for theatre

COMEDY GOLD: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie took a break last night from their roles in the film industry to help raise money for the theatre where they first charged an entry fee.

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Related Topix: Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords, Entertainment

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Alabama Live

'Freaks, fire, magic and snakes' as Cut Throat Freak Show returns to Birmingham on Saturday night

They describe themselves as a "madcap blend of classic and original sideshow stunts executed with just enough precision not to maim anyone."

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Lemonhead Evan Dando playing WECC in May

Tickets, $20 in advance, are available at the WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

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Related Topix: The Lemonheads, Pop/Rock, Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Jemaine Clement: My life as an angry bird

Jemaine Clement seems to be enjoying an animated start to 2014 as his combative cockatiel character Nigel returns to the big screen, causing trouble in Rio 2 .

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Related Topix: Rio, Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Jemaine Clement, Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway

Tue Apr 01, 2014

JAM! Showbiz

'Flight of the Conchords' star Rhys Darby puts down roots with 'Short Poppies'

At first I didn't get the title, Short Poppies. Then when I tried to look it up, I came across an expression I'd never heard of, "tall poppy syndrome."

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Related Topix: Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Rhys Darby, Jemaine Clement

Billboard

Bret McKenzie Talks Muppets, Ricky Gervais, 'Flight of the Conchords' Film

The former "Flight of the Conchords" star has been busy writing music for "Muppets Most Wanted" since winning an Oscar composing for its 2011 predecessor The Muppets are currently back in theaters with "Muppets Most Wanted," a sequel to the 2011 blockbuster that won songwriter/comedian Bret McKenzie a Best Original Song Oscar for "Man or Muppet."

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Related Topix: Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Jemaine Clement, Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Santa Barbara Independent

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Wouldn't you like to see a Gulag version of A Chorus Line starring Ray Liotta, Danny Trejo, and that tall guy from Flight of the Conchords ? And wouldn't you spend money to see the offspring of the trans-species marriage of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog? All of that and great production numbers, too round out this very self-conscious sequel to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Film Review: Muppets Most Wanted

It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to meet....the world's most dangerous frog, Constantine.

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Related Topix: The Muppets

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Basingstoke Gazette

REVIEW: Muppets Most Wanted

CREATED almost 60 years ago by Jim Henson, Kermit The Frog and his hand-operated chums gained a new lease of life in 2011 with the release of the seventh feature film, snappily entitled The Muppets.

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Related Topix: Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire, The Muppets

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Conchords' Clement will survive for Rio 2

The star-studded animated film Rio 2 doesn't hit cinemas until April, but the first sounds of Jemaine Clement as a singing bird have surfaced.

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Related Topix: Rio, Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Jemaine Clement, Entertainment, Television

Fri Mar 21, 2014

St. Albert Gazette

Muppets most excellent

Muppets Most Wanted Stars: 3.5 Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the voices/puppetry talents of Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel and Peter Linz Directed by James Bobin Written by James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller Rated G for slapstick violence, plus infrequent mild profanity and mild ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Comedy Movies, The Great Muppet Caper, Musical Movies, Steve Whitmire, The Muppets

Petaluma360

'Muppets' great for adults

"Muppets Most Wanted" is funnier than the last Muppets movie, with far better songs , punnier puns and all manner of geo-political gags, cultural wisecracks and star cameos.

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Related Topix: The Muppets, Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Modern Family, Ty Burrell, Jemaine Clement

Thu Mar 20, 2014

The Doings Weekly

Movie Review: Evil Kermit enlivens belabored - Muppets' sequel

"Everybody knows the sequel's never quite as good," Kermit and the gang sing in the big opening production number of "Muppets Most Wanted" and in this case, they're kind of right.

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Related Topix: The Muppets, Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Hollywood Reporter

Netflix to Debut Rhys Darby's Mockumentary Series 'Short Poppies'

The "Flight of the Conchords" actor stars in the comedy, set in a small town in his native New Zealand.

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Related Topix: Rhys Darby, Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Review: Muppets set out to conquer world, one pun at time

"Muppets Most Wanted" is funnier than the last Muppets movie, with far better songs , punnier puns and all manner of geo-political gags, cultural wisecracks and star cameos.

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Related Topix: The Muppets, Flight of the Conchords, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Family, Kids, Children TV, The Muppet Show, Frank Oz

Tue Mar 18, 2014

LA Daily News

'Muppets Most Wanted': A European tour de farce

When 'The Muppets' came out in 2011, it was the first Muppet movie to hit theaters in more than a decade; the collective exhale was palpable - and profitable - as millions of relieved fans flocked to see their beloved yarn-and-wire characters mix it up with Jason Segel and Amy Adams in what amounted to Muppets 2.0. The film was such an unexpected ... (more)

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Related Topix: The Muppets, Amy Adams, Jason Segel

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