Rhys Darby

Rhys Darby confused the hell out of Steve Harvey with his New Zealand accent

If Steve Harvey ever visits New Zealand, he’s probably going to have a hard time understanding what everyone’s saying. Rhys Darby confused the hell out of the Celebrity Family Feud host this week with some hilarious Kiwi slang. The Our Flag Means Death star was facing former Saturday...
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Rhys Darby: Big in Japan (2020) TV Drinking Game & Review

Down some Saké: each time a passerby recognizes Darby from his work on Jumanji or X-Files (turns out he truly is big in Japan, as the title suggests!) Down some Saké: each time our high-spirited Kiwi travel man breaks into song (in his own words- he loves a good song)
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Rhys Darby in Boston, MA Jul 09, 2022 – pre-sale code

The latest Rhys Darby pre-sale password is now on our site. During this Rhys Darby presale everyone who has the code will have the opportunity to buy show tickets before anyone else. You might not get another opportunity to see Rhys Darby’s performance in Boston, MA!. Here are all...

Tour news: Arcade Fire, Rhys Darby, Slang, Hulder/Skeleton, Mathcore Index Fest, more

SLANG (JANET WEISS / DREW GROW / KATHY FOSTER / ANITA LEE ELLIOT) Slang, the Portland group that includes Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi), Drew Grow (Modern Kin, Pastors’ Wives), Kathy Foster (The Thermals), and Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce), will release their anticipated debut album, Cockroach in a Ghost Town, on May 27 via Kill Rock Stars. The weekend that the record's out, they've got a few release shows in the Pacific Northwest: Portland's Mississippi Studios on 5/27, Seattle's Clout Out Lounge on 5/28, and Olympia's Cryptatropa Bar on 5/29.

‘Our Flag Means Death’: Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby on Their Pirate Love Story’s Sincere Finale — QA

Click here to read the full article. [Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for “Our Flag Means Death” Season 1, Episodes 9 and 10, “Act of Grace” and “Wherever You Go, There You Are” — the first season’s finale.] After weeks of curiosity, hope, and intense fan ‘shipping, “Our Flag Means Death” delivered the kiss many dared not believe was coming in its Season 1 finale. Having escaped death by execution and facing a life in the King’s Royal Navy, Stede “The Gentleman Pirate” Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and Ed “Blackbeard” Teach (Taika Waititi) recognize their burgeoning relationship is more than...

'Our Flag Means Death': Rhys Darby on How the Finale Is Actually Like 'Grease 2'

Editor's note: The below interview contains major spoilers for Episodes 9 and 10 of Our Flag Means Death. The HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death, which hails from creator David Jenkins and executive producer Taika Waititi, is (very, very) loosely based on true 18th-century adventures revolves around the hilarious misadventures of self-proclaimed "gentleman pirate" Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and his motley crew of the ship Revenge, who don't necessarily have the greatest faith in their captain as he tries to follow his true dream of becoming a real swashbuckler. As the Revenge's crew begins to become more and more mutinous, their paths fatefully cross with that of the notorious Blackbeard, otherwise known as Edward Teach (Waititi) — and from there, the two men forge an unexpected friendship, each learning lessons from the other along the way. The series is executive produced by Waititi, who directs the pilot episodes, as well as Jenkins, Garrett Basch, and Dan Halsted. In addition to Darby and Waititi, Our Flag Means Death's ensemble cast includes Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, Guz Khan, David Fane, Rory Kinnear, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, Fred Armisen, and Leslie Jones.

‘Our Flag Means Death,’ Starring Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby, Brings Surprising Introspection to the High Seas: TV Review

Click here to read the full article. A few episodes into “Our Flag Means Death,” aristocrat turned pirate ship captain Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) admires his spoils with a frisson of glee. “Why can’t one be a gentleman and a pirate?” he muses aloud to no one in particular, before deciding to embrace that inherent contradiction as his new moniker. And lo, “The Gentleman Pirate” is born, and the logline of “Our Flag Means Death” stated as clearly as can be. From creator David Jenkins and executive producer-director-actor Taika Waititi, the new pirate comedy sets sail on the high seas with...

Taika Waititi & Rhys Darby Talk ‘Our Flag Means Death,’ ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ & More [The Discourse Podcast]

Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi is no stranger to mixing intimate workplace comedies with elements you wouldn’t necessarily expect like vampires, indigenous kids, musicians, etc. Now, he and writer/showrunner David Jenkins have teamed to bring you a humorous and heartfelt tale of pirates with their new show, “Our Flag Means Death,” which premieres March 3 on HBO Max.

Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby talk pirate facial hair and sword fighting for Our Flag Means Death

Avast! Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi will soon be setting sail. The two New Zealanders star in HBO Max's upcoming series Our Flag Means Death, a quirky, swashbuckling saga that's part bloodthirsty pirate tale, part awkward workplace comedy. Created by David Jenkins, the series is loosely — very loosely — based on the real-life exploits of 18th-century pirate Stede Bonnet (Darby), who abandoned a life of privilege to pursue piracy on the high seas. As he bumbles his way across the ocean, he soon attracts the attention of the era's most infamous marauder, Blackbeard (Waititi).
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Our Flag Means Death Makes a Gentleman Pirate of Rhys Darby

Rhys Darby certainly does, but not just any pirate. In the new HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death, the comedian immediately recognizable from Jumanji: The Next Level, What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Conchords, and so many more roles, assumes the mantle of real-life “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet.

How to watch Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi in ‘Our Flag Means Death’: Release date, streaming info

“Our Flag Means Death” premieres on HBO Max on Thursday, March 3, at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT). The series, according to the streaming service, “follows the true tale of Stede Bonnet — an aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate — as he faces off against history’s most feared and revered pirate, Blackbeard. Bonnet does his best to fit in with the pirates he has accompanied himself with but find it hard to keep up with the new lifestyle. The comedy series shows the adventures the crew goes on, and what they can learn from one another along the way.”