April 23, 2008 5:40 AM Subscribe
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In celebration of my antipodean homesickness I've spent the morning catching up with some great Australian and New Zealand musical comedy acts I've been to. You've already met Flight of the Conchords
previously on mefi. Now come and meet some...
Flight of the conchords have appeared previously
on mefi (as well they should) but you might be excited to know they aren't the only antipodean musical comedy act!
Come and meet some of the others.
We'll start with the original bad boys of musical comedy: the Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS); as likely to leap into the crowd to pash
someone as spit on them, DAAS live shows were an anarchic mix of foul songs
(NSFW), spoken word
, actual great singing
and, if you were lucky enough to catch one of their later gigs, this song
More recently we have Tripod who continue the three piece theme but are a bit more user friendly
and who are gonna make you happy
Women represent in the form of the Kranzky sisters who...well, defy description
Across the water we also get the foul mouthed Ms Peacock
They're not exactly musical, but unusual sound
does play a big part with The Umbilical Brothers