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Archive for the ‘Bret ‘Figwit’ McKenzie’ Category

Celebrities and friends attend Sir Ed memorial

ianmckellen.jpg Celebrity guests including Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen, rugby great Sean Fitzpatrick and Flight of the Conchords comedian Rhys Darby were among those at a memorial service for Sir Edmund Hillary at Windsor Castle today. New Zealand opera singer Jonathan Lemalu sang the aria Lord God of Abraham, described by Prime Minister Helen Clark as a “very special performance by one of our most talented young singers”. Miss Clark said a karanga by Mereana Hond was “very, very emotional” and “very moving”. Celebrities and friends attend Sir Ed memorial

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Blanchett & McKenzie: Sexy Men

Chocolate Fish Cafe to Close? Idril Celebrindal writes: Just wanted to let you know that Salon.com named Cate Blanchett and Brett “Figwit” McKenzie as two of the sexiest men alive in 2007! Cate gets a nod for her turn as Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There” while Brett’s nom comes from “Flight of the Conchords.”Blanchett & McKenzie: Sexy Men

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Cate Blanchett

‘Conchords’: Music, Comedy, Clueless Kiwis

FigwitThe interview with Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of “Flight of the Conchord” which originally aired in June 2007, and was repeated today on Fresh Air on NPR is available for download. [Click Here]

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‘The Flight of the Conchords’ on NPR’s Fresh Air Today

I am not sure from the promo if Bret “Figwit” McKenzie will be interviewed, but Fresh Air is doing a segment on “The Flight of the Conchords” today.  Check your local NPR affiliate for the schedule.

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Flight of ConChords on DVD – Nov 6th

ROTK Complete RecordingsTORn staffer Deej has alerted us to the November 6th release of ‘The Flight of the Conchords – Season 1’ DVD set. Right now, through Amazon.com, you can place your pre-order for this one-of-a-kind HBO comedy featuring everyone’s favorite LOTR extra, Figwit. You won’t want to miss Episode 11/ The Actor in which LOTR plays a big role!

Flights of the ConChords – Season 1 Discuss

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, DVDs, Old Main News, Television

Figwit Plays Frodo on HBO

If you haven’t checked out the HBO show ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ you really should. And on that topic, check out Figwit playing Frodo in a recent episode:

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Television

Bret ‘Figwit’ McKenzie Podcast

Smeagirl Girllum writes: The NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting recently spoke to Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, stars of HBO’s new “Made in NY” show, Flight of the Conchords. The conversation is the MOFTB’s first “Made in NY” podcast. [More]

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Old Main News

TV Watch: ‘Figwit’ on Conan

‘Figwit’, the female fan phenomenon from the LOTR trilogy will be on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ tonight. He will be there with his ban Flight of the Concords, who have a new HBO show set to debut soon. ‘Late Night’ airs on NBC at 12:35AM. Set those VCRs!

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Old Main News

TV Watch: ‘Figwit’ on Letterman

Brent Mackenzie, otherwise known as ‘Figwit’ to the legions of girlie-fans out there, will be on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ tonight on CBS. He is there with his band ‘Flight of the Conchords’, who have a new show on HBO. Take a look at ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on CBS at 11:35PM tonight!

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Old Main News

Figwit’s ‘Flight of the Conchords’ Review

Here’s a review from The Edinburgh festival: Last year, “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody act” were still late-night Fringe underdogs. This year, they are greeted like rock gods. With their superior wordplay, virtuoso musicality and superbly gormless banter, they’ve taken comedy song to a whole new level. [More]

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Events, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Meet Ups, Old Main News, Stage Productions

Figwit Goes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Claire writes: Figwit will be at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Bret McIntyre is half of the comedy duo ‘Flight of the Conchords’, with Jemaine Clement. Last year they were shortlisted for the very prestigious Perrier award for comedy acts at Edinburgh, and this year they’re back with a new show. ‘The Guardian’ newspaper rates it one of the ’50 Best Things to do at the Edinburgh Festival’ – and that’s the whole of the entire arts festival, with thousands of acts, not just the comedy part! [More]

Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Events, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Meet Ups, Old Main News, Other Events, Stage Productions