Conchords up for a Grammy

Honour for NZ folk parodists

Folk parodists Flight Of The Conchords may portray themselves as perennial failures on their TV show – but they’ve just landed a nomination for a coveted Grammy Award.

The New Zealand duo’s EP The Distant Future has been shortlisted for best comedy album in the most prestigious awards in American music.

Their six-track release is up against America's Mexican by George Lopez, Dirty Girl by Lisa Lampanelli, I Still Have A Pony by Steven Wright and Songs Pointed & Pointless by Harry Shearer.

The awards, now in their 50th year, will be given out in Los Angeles on February 10.

Meanwhile, the former Perrier nominees’ show continues on Tuesdays and Fridays on BBC Four. Click here to buy the Grammy-nominated EP.

Published: 6 Dec 2007

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