Strike the CHORDS
Flight of the Conchords, the HBO series, wouldnt be nearly as funny if it werent for the supporting cast. Theyre hilarious in their own right, and now are taking center stage as a collective to support a worthy cause: rebuilding the Gulf Coast. So feel good about where your cash is going as you watch FOTCs lone, crazed fan, Mel (Kristen Schaal); the third Conchord, Todd (Todd Barry); the Conchord landlord, Eugene (Eugene Mirman); and Michael Showalter, who isnt an FOTC cast member but is funny nonetheless. Schaal, who lists New Kid Joey McIntyre and Mary Lou Retton as her inspirations, can also be seen on MTVs Human Giant; Barry has played the number seven on Sesame Street, and can be seen as the ordinary guy in reruns of Sex and the City; Mirman mostly tours with the comedy troupe Stella; while Showalter does anything and everythingincluding a kick-ass impersonation of Mirman.
Thu., June 5, 7:30 p.m., 2008
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