"Nobody does it better."
"Rhys Darby is amazing. "
"He has that Peter Sellers madness inside him."
"A one-man special effect!"
Rhys Darby is the genre-breaking, boundary leaping comic genius from New Zealand, an actor and comedian, probably best known as the hapless, well meaning band manager Murray from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, starring alongside Rob Brydon, Andy Parsons and Jimmy Carr.
He then went on to star in the television series of the same name for two series on HBO. The release of his standup DVD, Rhys Darby: Imagine That! filmed live in LA is one of his proudest achievements.
An ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army and a veteran stand-up comedian, Darby made his feature film debut in Yes Man (2008) and then went on to feature as one of the DJs in Richard Curtis’ film The Boat that Rocked (2009).
His standup has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterisations and askew observations and his career has taken him from his homeland of New Zealand to the U.K. and beyond. By combining stand-up story telling with physical theatre Rhys has developed a truly unique style of comedy performance.
One of the most sought after live acts in his country, he regularly performs shows at festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal’s Just For Laughs.
He portrayed Anton in the 2014 release comedy horror film What We Do in the Shadows and in 2016 he guest-starred in an episode of The X-Files.
Rhys appeared in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black and was asked to return for the sequel alongside many of the original cast.