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Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:55 pm

“@Brooke_hs: Lucky to be shooting a ‪#FlightofTheConchords‬ band meeting today in Wellington for ‪#CureKids‬ ‪#RedNoseDay‬ pic.twitter.com/Ib7krVUp

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Interesting! Looking forward to finding out more. :)

ETA: An article about it all :)

Guild staff hang out with Conchords
Rhonwyn Newson
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Wednesday 06 June 2012, 4:14PM


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Guild staff enjoyed entertaining Bret and Jemaine, plus helping Comic Relief

A buzz of excitement ran through the Pharmacy Guild last Friday (1 June) as the cast of Flight of the Conchords used the premises for filming.

Anyone who has seen the TV series Flight of the Conchords will have an idea of what Murray's office looks like. It's not the most modern space; some might say it's a little dated. So, when the Conchords crew needed a Wellington-based stand-in office for Murray, a real estate scout contacted the occupants of Pharmacy House.

Anyone who has visited Pharmacy House on Dixon Street in Wellington knows the building is a little tired.

The Pharmacy Guild occupies the premises, which is currently undergoing a revamp.

However, an office which has not yet been updated was available and the guild kindly offered the space for filming.

The filming was for a television show which will be screened on Red Nose Day, 24 August, in aid of the charity Cure Kids.

"The guild was so pleased we were able to do something for Comic Relief," executive assistant and office manager at the guild, Sally Walker-Simmons, who also helped organise the filming, says.

"Flight of the Conchords is world famous, so it was really exciting having them in the office," she adds.

While Murray (played by Rhys Darby) had to dash off soon after filming, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement hung around and took a photo with guild staff.

"They're really shy, humble guys," Ms Walker-Simmons says.

"Bret says he loves the guild!" she adds.

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Comic Relief 2012

Postby Venus » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:05 pm

Conchords duo in charity comic gig
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5:30 AM Sunday Jun 17, 2012


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Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie perform at the Town Hall, Auckland. Photo / Herald on Sunday.

A star-studded marathon Comic Relief TV show is in the works featuring Flight of the Conchords and the All Blacks.

An announcement is due next week, but the Herald on Sunday understands the show will combine live action and pre-recorded scenes.

The news follows sightings in Wellington and Auckland of the Conchords filming scenes for a new show with Target host Brooke Howard-Smith.

Comic Relief was launched from a refugee camp in Sudan on Christmas Day in 1985, live on BBC One. At that time, a devastating famine was crippling Ethiopia.

The idea was to get a troupe of British comedians to make the public laugh while raising money to help people in desperate need.

It has since become a global movement and features regular star-studded charity events. Now, New Zealand has been added to the programme.

Howard-Smith is producing a marathon Comic Relief special for Friday, August 24. The 4-hour show would screen on TV3 and raise funds for KidsCan, the All Blacks' official charity partner.

Primary school kids in Auckland were thrilled by a surprise VIP visit from the hit comedy duo on Friday.

Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement dropped by Grey Lynn School and spent several hours with students, then filmed behind closed doors.

One mother, who didn't want to be named, said her 6-year-old daughter told her she had spent the day "helping the Flight of the Conchords write a song".

"The children were very excited at having such famous people come to meet them and they all had a great time," the mum added.

Staff at Grey Lynn School declined to say what the Conchords were filming there. But the top-secret appearance drew parallels with a surprise sighting in Wellington a fortnight ago.

"Flight of the Conchords arrived in town. They were filming something for Comic Relief. They needed to use an old-looking office," Wellington journalist Rhonwyn Newson told the Herald on Sunday.

The Conchords took over an office at the Pharmacy Guild as a substitute for the messy, old office Conchords' fans might associate with Rhys Darby's character Murray.

"The guild was so pleased we were able to do something for Comic Relief," office manager Sally Walker-Simmons told Pharmacy Today. "Flight of the Conchords is world famous, so it was really exciting having them in the office.

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Comic Relief 2012

Postby Venus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:16 am

A new press release :)

Star-studded line-up launches Red Nose Day to Cure Kids

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 11:24 am
Press Release: Cure Kids


Star-studded line-up launches Red Nose Day to Cure Kids!

Cure Kids' flagship campaign - Red Nose Day to Cure Kids - is underway with a star-studded line up of international icons helping to raise vital funds for child health research.

This year promises to be the best Red Nose Day yet, with many influential Kiwis passionately involved in the August 1 - 24 campaign.

International superstars, Flight of the Conchords, have written and recorded a song especially for Red Nose Day and Cure Kids. This new single will be unveiled during the television extravaganza Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids, screening on TV3 from 7:30pm on Friday 24 August.

And Cure Kids can now reveal Red Nose Day has the backing of the NZRU and All Blacks, with three players - Sonny Bill Williams, Kieran Read and Luke Romano - fronting the initiative. Plus, for the first time ever, the All Blacks team will feature in a series of skits as part of Red Nose Day Comedy for Cure Kids.

Having fun whilst raising funds is the over-arching theme of this year's event, so the charity is also launching a state-of-the-art Facebook app that it encourages donations in return for laughs from footage featuring All Blacks, comedians and well-known TV faces.

"We are incredibly excited by the calibre of stars who have given us their valuable time and we are so grateful for their passion and drive to help us raise awareness of what Cure Kids does" says Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee.

"It's humbling and inspiring to know our mission to improve the health of children through research and its outcomes resonates with all of New Zealand - from international names giving us so much of their time and backing, through to schools in every community holding fundraising events, putting on a red nose and being silly for a very serious cause."

Steve Tew, CEO New Zealand Rugby Union said: "We're firmly behind Cure Kids, the official charity of the All Blacks and NZRU, and excited to support them for Red Nose Day. It's great to back an organisation whose support of research provides hope to many New Zealand children battling a range of illnesses."

TV3 Head Of Drama & Comedy, Rachel Jean, adds: "Television is uniquely able to bring us together as a community, and with Comedy for Cure Kids, the TV3 comedy community is delighted to be supporting an enormously important cause."

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WATCH Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids
TV3, August 24, 7.30pm

TV3's Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids promises to be an unmissable night of television. The cream of New Zealand comedy has banded together, all in the name of a good cause. Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego will play hosts on the night and will be joined by a wealth of TV3 comedic faces including the stars of Would I Lie to You? and Jono and Ben at Ten.

The evening also includes New Zealand's best-loved family from Outrageous Fortune - with Robyn Malcolm, Antonia Prebble, Siobhan Marshall and more reuniting to add some West humour to the night.
Bringing everyone together has taken months of work by event director Brooke Howard-Smith, who says: "Red Nose Day in the UK is one of the world's biggest fundraisers, raising over 100 million pounds last year. So the bar's been set pretty high, but a great combination of Kiwi comedy and generosity will no doubt see us raising a significant amount for this great cause!"

TV3 Head Of Drama & Comedy, Rachel Jean, adds: "We hope you'll join us on the 24th for an evening of hilarious, heart-warming entertainment with TV3's best loved comedians - and some very special guests - and help us to help Cure Kids."

When the Flight of the Conchords were approached to take part they were immediately inspired by Cure Kids work. To help raise funds for the charity they have written an original song that will premiere on the night.

Seats for the filming of Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids are not available to the public, but Cure Kids will put up two tickets for auction on Trade Me at midday on Monday, August 6, with proceeds going to Cure Kids. The auction will close at 8pm on Monday, August 19, 2012.

HELP raise vital funds by picking up one of these:

You can pick up Red Nose Day for Cure Kids merchandise at your local Paper Plus or Take Note store, Harvey Norman, Pumpkin Patch, Avis Rent a Car or Budget Rent a Car and Mico Plumbing & Pipelines.


Red Nose Day merchandise includes;

• red noses

• car and truck noses

• wristbands

• bookmarks

• mobile phone screen wipes.

New Zealanders can also make a $3 donation by texting CURE to 933, or making a larger donation by phoning 0800 CUREKIDS (0800 2873 5437) or by going to curekids.org.nz.


About Red Nose Day to Cure Kids

• Red Nose Day to Cure Kids is a national campaign celebrating our communities and embracing the light-hearted Kiwi culture whilst raising funds to invest in medical research into children's life-threatening illnesses.

• Red Nose Day was created in the UK in 1988. Red Nose Day was first held in NZ in 1989.

About Cure Kids

• Cure Kids aims to invest 100% of the public's donations into research, with the aim to improve those children's quality of life and prolong their life whilst ultimately searching for a cure.

• Approximately one child in 30 in New Zealand, roughly one in every classroom throughout the country, lives with a life-threatening illness or genetic malformation.

Cure Kids - In Numbers


$29 million - invested by Cure Kids into child health research to date

600 children are born with a heart defect in New Zealand every year. Cure Kids funded research has had a world-first breakthrough with hole in the heart babies and continues to fund research into childhood heart disease.

30-plus is now the life expectancy of a person with cystic fibrosis thanks to research. Had they been born in the 1960s, a child with cystic fibrosis was not likely to live beyond five years of age. Cure Kids board member Professor Bob Elliott discovered a new method for testing infants for CF that has been adopted internationally.

90% is the chance of remission for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Had they been diagnosed in the 1980s, they would have had only a 30% chance of survival. Leukaemia is the most common form of childhood cancer. Cure Kids is funding research into ways to treat the disease without the current gruelling side effects.

$2.8million, 100% of donations from the general public, was invested in research in 2011, part of a total $4.4m invested into research and retentions. Cure Kids aims to direct 100% of the money raised from the public in any year to child health medical research.

550,000 school days are lost to asthma each year in New Zealand. Cure Kids is currently funding research into a pioneering asthma treatment regimen.

$4million - is being fundraised as a capital fund to establish the fourth Cure Kids Chair of Child Health and Molecular Medicine, in Wellington. The inaugural chair is to be held by Professor Swee Tan, an internationally renowned reconstructive surgeon who researches birth defects, cancer and tissue engineering. He joins three other Cure Kids Professorial Chairs of Child Health - at University of Auckland, held by Professor Ed Mitchell, the Unviersity of Otago in Christchurch held by Professor Brian Darlow and at the University of Otago in Dunedin, held by Professor Stephen Robertson. Cure Kids funds these in perpetuity.

For more information on Red Nose Day to Cure Kids, and the research Cure Kids funds, go to curekids.org.nz

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Can't wait to hear the new song. 8)
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Comic Relief 2012

Postby SheWolf » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:41 pm

Does that mean they are going to perform?
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Comic Relief 2012

Postby Venus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:32 pm

Not sure. They might at least join them live in the studio. According to the previous articles, they've recorded segments including a band meeting and a school visit so that will all be shown in the night and that might include a pre-recorded segment of them performing the song with some kids. Hopefully TV3 will upload a clip of it soon after.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Comic Relief 2012

Postby SheWolf » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:02 am

I'm sure we'll see the coverage. It sounded to me like their segment might be entirely pre-recorded but it would be nice if they were able to be live via satellite or something.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Comic Relief 2012

Postby Venus » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:06 pm

These promos have been released and they say "special performances by Flight of the Conchords" which could mean the new song, their band meeting with Murray and maybe more like the sketch shown in the video below. Bret & Jemaine feature at 0:30 :lol: Looking forward to it. :D



And another one! :)




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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Bret & Jemaine have been recording their new song in the studio 8)

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In the studio with @fotc (Flight of the Conchords).. I cant stop laughing.. wait til you guys hear this song.. !!

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby SheWolf » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:48 pm

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby LauraK » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Lol, he looks like he did for the Ladies of the World video. :lol:
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby SheWolf » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:41 pm

I like his "I'm adjusting my glasses but at the same time giving you my I wanna do you 70's porn style" expression.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:06 am

:lol:

I was thinking the same thing, Laura. Will we see the return of the stache in the new music video? ;)

It's cool that they recorded at Neil Finn's studio in Auckland. Since Comedy For Cure Kids is going to be broadcast live from Auckland on Friday, there is a chance they may stick around for the live TV recording.

Some info from NZ Herald:

Flight of the Conchords have shot a new music video that will premiere during Comedy for Cure Kids on TV3 this Friday night.

Organisers are keeping details of the song and video a closely guarded secret but Spy can reveal it features the Conchords travelling around New Zealand getting advice from 5 and 6-year-olds on how to raise money for Cure Kids.

Also featured is an extensive list of iconic Kiwi musicians. The song will be available on iTunes and all proceeds will go to Cure Kids. Organiser Brooke Howard Smith hinted to Spy that the video was "epic" and would make a "truly iconic New Zealand television moment".


Can't wait to hear the song and find out about the other Kiwi musicians involved. Sam from The Phoenix Foundation recently tweeted about being at a "celebrity recording event" so I wonder if he's involved? :)

From the Cure Kids FB page:

Great night as The Flight of The Conchords write & record an amazing charity single for this Friday's Comedy for Cure Kid's. The track is produced by Neil at Roundhead (Neil Finn's Studio) & Prince from the Black Eyed Peas crew (foreground).

The song will debut between 9pm & 10pm this Friday night on TV3's Comedy for Cure Kids.

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:36 pm

There was a big recording session with various Kiwi musicians today including Brooke Fraser, Kids of 88 and it turns out Sam from TPF was involved to as I can see him in the pic below. :clap: :)

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Another pic from brookefraser:

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Postby LauraK » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:37 pm

Is he growing a soul patch? :hrm:

Ah....they look wonderful. Nice to see the Kiwi musicians getting pics with them. 8)
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