FOTC @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)

U.S. cult hit television show "Flight of the Conchords" follows the travails of a marginally talented musical duo from New Zealand trying to make it in New York City, but in reality the pair are far from struggling.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie already have one Grammy, have been nominated for another and the second series of their Emmy-nominated show returned to HBO cable network this month after an absence of more than a year.

James Bobin, co-creator and executive producer, said the second series was delayed by the 14-week writers strike, which ended in February last year, and "the boat to New Zealand," chimed in McKenzie at the show's red carpet launch this week.

McKenzie, 32, and Clement, 35, university friends who formed "Flight of the Conchords" a decade ago to improve their guitar skills, said they set out to make a "funny and musical" TV show and that creating the second series was a little easier.

"When we first started we didn't know what we were doing," said Clement. "We watched lots of sitcoms on video because we had never written one, none of us had written one before." [Reuters]

Season two of the TV show is airing on HBO now (Sundays at 10PM to be exact).

FOTCTickets go on Ticketmaster presale Monday February 2nd at 10AM for a new North American FOTC tour that includes an April 14th show at the elegant Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

In other comedy duo news, Tim & Eric play Nokia Theatre in NYC TONIGHT (Friday January 30th), and Cheech & Chong are at Radio City Music Hall tomorrow (Saturday January 31st).

All currently known FOTC dates below...

Flight of the Conchords - 2009 Tour Dates
April 7 Coral Gables, FL BankUnited Center
April 8 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
April 10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
April 11 Atlanta, GA Fabulous Fox Theatre
April 13 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
April 14 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
April 17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
April 18 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater +
April 19 Kent, OH Kent State Mac Center
April 21 - 22 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
April 24 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
April 25 Bloomington, IN Indiana University Auditorium
April 28 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theater
May 5 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
May 6 Houston, TX Jones Hall
May 10 Vancouver, BC The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
May 11 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
May 12 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
May 14 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 16 Denver, CO Red Rock Amphitheatre *
May 17 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall *
May 19 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre *
May 20 San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena *
May 22 Santa Barbara, CA County Bowl *
May 23 Las Vegas, NV The Joint *
May 24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre *
May 25 Berkley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre * +

* with Arj Barker
+ two shows

(more dates probably TBA)

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