For April Fool's Day, I'm posting a gallery dedicated to Bret McKenzie, one half of the hilarious Flight of the Conchords (the cute half, in my view - sorry, Jermaine!).
FOC are New Zealand's very own guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo, and the stars of the brilliant HBO series of the same name, which followed a fictional version of the band as they try to make it big in New York City. The show's mix of deadpan delivery, extreme silliness and genius musical numbers made it irresistible viewing.
Beardy Bret (born June 29, 1976) cultivates a quirky persona on the show - quiet, naive, even child-like, in a succession of jumpers and animal-themed t-shirts. He's more romantically inclined than the more cynical (though no less clueless) Jermaine. Adding to his charms he's slim and lanky, with dark tousled hair and intriguing eyes, pouty lips and a neat beard accenting his geometric jawline. Adorable.
Like the song says, "Bret, you got it goin' on!" More photos after the jump.