Revenge of the N[Z]erds?: 'Flight of the Conchords' as Good Humour


  • Mike Lloyd



The case study Flight of the Conchords is discussed to arrive at a better understanding of what good humor is. The Conchords does achieve shared laughter, and successfully minimises the tendency to mock and ostracise.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Mike Lloyd

Mike Lloyd is a sociologist at Victoria University of Wellington. He teaches courses on everyday life, social theory, and humour. He has researched and published on a wide variety of topics - male infertility, gambling, body modification, fire safety, celebrity, wordplay - and has recently developed a strong interest in the sociology of humour. His research is not confined to a narrow 'topic' area, but does have in common a desire to understand the practical accomplishment of organised social activities.