Native New Zealander Jemaine Clement has been involved in a wide array of projects on stage, radio, television, and film.
Jemaine is one half of sketch comedy duo Humourbeasts with Taika Cohen, the Academy Award® nominee with whom he recently teamed for a film called EAGLE VS SHARK, written and directed by Cohen and starring Clement. TONGAN NINJA, a film he co-wrote with director Jason Stutter, features Jemaine as Action Fighter, the aptly-named nemesis of the title character.
In 1998, Clement joined fellow New Zealander Bret McKenzie in an endeavor initially intended simply as a vehicle for the two bourgeoning entertainers to learn guitar. The duo performed very briefly under the monikers Moustache and Vested Interest before arriving at the name Flight of the Conchords. They have since been named "Best Alternative Comedy Act" at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, "Best Newcomer" at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and been nominated for the Perrier Comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
They have released a live album called "Folk the World" and a six-part BBC Radio 2 series for which they won a Sony UK Comedy Award. In 2005, FOTC made numerous late-night appearances and filmed a "One Night Stand" for HBO. They are currently signed to Sub Pop Records.