IRONY CAN MAKE FOR A FULFILLING CAREER

For my money, the best part of Flight of the Conchords (the HBO show not the band) is Kristen Schaal as Mel, the creepy-cute number-one fan of the boys. She's got the voice and sweet innocence of The Mary Tyler Moore Show 's Georgette, if Georgette lived in the East Village, and she's nailed the lovable stalker to a tee. The band known as Flight of the Conchords — made of two New Zealanders, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie — is a zany mock-rock duo that's something like Simon and Garkunkel meet KC and the Sunshine Band. They've gone from playing little Largo to a successful HBO series and now a big-time show at the Greek, which is entirely too big for their small charms. Their songs are as cute as they are, like the synth-poppy "Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor," and zany rap of "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros," without the cheesy special effects of the TV show. But you go and have a swell time.
Sun., May 24, 8 p.m., 2009


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