Staff Pick: Flight of the Conchords

Joel Oliphint

In recent years, New Zealanders Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have branched out from their acoustic comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. First the act became an HBO series of the same name for two seasons, then McKenzie began pursuing soundtrack work, writing and producing songs for both of "The Muppets" reboot films. Meanwhile, Clement pursued voice-over parts in animated films, as well as acting roles, like playing a recent divorcé in indie drama "People Places Things."

But Clement and McKenzie are funniest onstage, seated side by side, bantering with a stone-faced, dry wit between utterly goofy songs in which the characters they play are clueless and inept, and the audience is always in on the joke yet perpetually surprised. This "Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour" will surely feature fan favorites like "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros," "Business Time" and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room" (a sample compliment from that one: "When you're on the street, depending on the street, I bet you are definitely in the top three"). But they've also promised to debut some new material, so this show won't be just a bunch of reruns.

Palace Theatre

8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14

34 W. Broad St., Downtown

ALSO PLAYING: Eugene Mirman