Flight of the Conchords stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement participated in a charity tennis match like no other. The Jumbo Tennis tournament fundraiser for Wellington Tennis was held in their native New Zealand yesterday.
The comedic duo worked hard training for this charity match where the participants played with oversized tennis rackets.
“We’ve been out most days, but we’ve only had normal tennis size rackets, so we used ping pong balls, we’ve been drinking giant eggs,” says McKenzie.
Bret & Jemaine were beat out against some local competitors with a final score of 15-5.
“They must have been professionals because of the way they beat us,” said Clement.
“After this we are going to fly out and, I guess, keep tennis going in America,” quiped McKenzie.
The Season Finale of Flight of the Conchords will air this Sunday on HBO. No word yet if the boys will be back for a third installment, but we can dare to dream.
They have a new cd coming out on April 14th and will be heading out for a tour here in the U.S. I can’t wait because I’ve got tickets for their Miami show!