You may recognize Rhys Darby as the charmingly naive Murray from quirky comedy show Flight of the Conchords. Well, now is your chance to get to know him a little better as his solo show ‘This Way to Spaceship’ hits Birmingham Town Hall this Wednesday.
Former soldier Rhys has come a long way since his first performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2002. After this performance (and already a household name in New Zealand) he decided to move to the UK to further his comedic career.
In 2004 he first appeared as Flight of the Conchords’ manager, then named Brian, in the BBC Radio series which would later become a cult TV hit. He has since featured in movies, TV shows and continues his stand up shenanigans at venues and festivals worldwide.
Rhys’ style has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterisations and askew observations.
‘This Way to Spaceship’ accompanies Rhys’ debut novel of the same name which he describes as ‘a handy autobiographical end of world companion’.
The show promises to combine everything he is known for: surreal musings, hilarious stories from his life and a healthy dollop of nonsense and fantasy.
And… if you’re wondering whether Rhys can pack a punch without his comedic cohorts, Bret and Jemaine, then I’d suggest you trust the critics and grab a ticket to this gig. It’s a sure thing!
Did you know…
…Rhys was considered to take over Steve Carell’s role when he left The Office?
…he used to be a soldier specialising in morse code?
…the DVD of his live performance Imagine That! has gone platinum in New Zealand?
Tickets are priced at £20 and are available to purchase here