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Conchords triumph at Kiwi awards

Perrier nominees Flight of the Conchords have won two more comedy awards to add to their trophy cabinet.

Spoof folk singers Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie - stars of the Phones 4U adverts ­ won the best show title in the New Zealand Comedy Awards in Auckland at the weekend.

And their success at the Edinburgh Festival, becoming the first Kiwis to be nominated for the Perrier, secured them the accolade for best artist achievement for the second consecutive year.

London-based Canadian Phil Nichol was also a winner, taking home the award for best international act.

Mike Loder was named best male comedian - even though the guild have banned him from appearing at the next New Zealand comedy festival for posing as an official and telling fellow nominees that they had won.

The other winners were Michele A'Court for best female comedian and best industry friend; Gish for the for most offensive gag, a Britney Spears spoof Oops, I Split Her Again; Dave Wiggins for best newcomer; Justine Smith for most improved comedian and Jeremy Corbett for best MC.

The Classic in Auckland was named best venue - no surprise as it's the only custom-built comedy venue in the country; and was also the venue for the awards ceremony.

Published: 22 Dec 2003

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