Flight of the Conchords' Rhys Darby at the Improv
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Writer, actor and stand-up comedian Freez Luv has appeared on such TV shows as Def Comedy Jam, Malcolm & Eddie, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Mr. Show, to name a few. Coming up in the world of hip-hop as part of the group AWP 360, Luv turned to acting, working alongside Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker and Snoop Dogg. As a comedian he's toured the country with such big names as Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy and played such legendary venues as Carolines in New York and the Hollywood Improv. Also a voice-over actor for Spike TV, Luv moves seamlessly into a variety of characters to bring his routines to life. Learn More
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Rhys Darby was hilarious! He spoke on topics everyone can relate to and can make any person laugh. We watched him on the HBO hit, Flight of the Concords. He is very skilled not only in one liners, jokes, but also visual and sound effects. My husband and I are still talking about how much fun we had there. Our cheeks did hurt from laughing and smiling, so if your date uses Botox, you might want to decide on another venue.
Rhys Darby first gained attention in the United States as Murray in HBO's Flight of the Conchords. This was not a new role for him, having first appeared in the same role on the BBC radio show of the same name. An ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army and a veteran of ten years as a stand-up comedian, Darby made his feature film debut in Yes Man. He then went on to feature as one of the DJs in Richard Curtis' ffilm The Boat that Rocked. He has since completed two lead roles in romantic comedies, Coming and Going opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS) and Lovebirds opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins.
Rhys has recently starred in a series of Hewlett Packard advertisements opposite luminaries such as Dr Dre and Annie Leibowitz. Darby is never far from his stand-up roots. His stand-up has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterizations and askew observations. His career has taken him from his homeland of New Zealand to the U.K. and beyond. He has performed his unique brand of humor in places as far flung as Iceland to the Falkland Islands, and in festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal’s Just for Laughs.
The release of his stand-up DVD Rhys Darby: Imagine That!, filmed live in LA, is one of his proudest achievements. He has toured a new show, It’s Rhys Darby Night to London, Edinburgh, Australia, and NZ. It features brand new stand-up and appearances from his favorite characters, ranger Bill Napier, whale watcher Ron Taylor and UFOlogist Steve Whittle.
After living in the U.K. and the U.S. for seven years, Darby now spends his time off at home in New Zealand with his wife and two young sons.