Reviews & features: Rhys Darby

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Rhys Darby, Sean Hughes and more share their fest highlights

21 Aug 2012

Some final Fringe recommendations from performers including Billy the Mime and Chris Ramsey

Rhys Darby Find of the festival for me was Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone from Hedluv and Passman. It is the perfect Fringe show: lo-fi technology mixed with hi-fi dancing. If Murray Hewitt was here he would certainly be approaching them about…

Rhys Darby: This Way to the Spaceship

11 Aug 20124 stars

Conchords star makes stratospheric rise

It’s likely that Rhys Darby has been able to fill this very large venue thanks to his success as hapless band manager Murray Hewitt on Flight of the Conchords. But he proves in This Way to Spaceship that he’s much more than Murray, though he throws out…

Conchords man Rhys Darby courts the apocalypse in 2012 Fringe show

27 Jul 2012

New Zealand comedian's show on how to survive Armageddon

Whatever lies ahead in Rhys Darby’s career, one showbiz stat might continue to haunt him: he may never be as popular as Zippy. Or rather, not Darby himself, but one Murray Hewitt. The feckless Kiwi band manager he played in 22 episodes of Flight of the…

First raft of shows from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe programme

5 Mar 2012

Stewart Lee, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and more to appear at Fringe 2012

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has revealed around 60 shows to take place at this year's event in August. The announcement comes weeks before the full line-up announcement on Thu 31 May. Comedy shows form the bulk of the latest show announcements…

Rhys Darby

10 Aug 20093 stars

Crafty characters and weird sound effects

In case anyone had forgotten which country brought us Bret, Jemaine and Murray from Flight of the Conchords, Rhys Darby aka band manager Murray, opened with a Crowded House song. Grinning like a dolphin, banging his heart with pride and lip-synching…

Comedy Hitlist

29 Jul 2009

Who's making us laugh at the Fringe?

Die Roten Punkte - Robot/Lion Tour, Janeane Garofalo, Laura Solon: Rabbit Faced Story Soup, Mark Thomas: The Manifesto, Rhys Darby: It's Rhys Darby Night, WitTank

Taking flight: Rhys Darby

24 Jul 2009

Free from managing New Zealand's third hottest folk-comedy duo - Darby returns

It’s 9am New Zealand time when Rhys Darby answers the phone. His three-year-old son had just left for day care, and finding the house suddenly peaceful again, Darby was signing up for Twitter. ‘I wasn’t planning on doing Twitter,’ he explains, those…