Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cryptozoology Groove-ology

A photo of the boys frying up some death worms on the George back balcony

Here comes the sound of the Mongolian Death Worm and other assorted Cryptid treats. Rhys Darby, perhaps the funniest New Zealander of recent times, and David Farrier who has done amongst the funnniest things a New Zealander has done in recent times, are joining forces on the radio. George FM could well have a radio winner on their hands when the pair combine to unleash The Cryptid Factor, every Saturday morning, on the station's nationwide network. Given the international star status that Darby now attracts, it is great to see him hanging around Aotearoa, performing and popping up regularly in local media and now doing a radio show. Farrier has been adding spice and interest to TV 3 news over the past few years and his inquisitiveness, which recently sent him on a documentary search for the Mongolian Death Worm, will add plenty of random moments to be sure. In a nutshell, Rhys Darby perhaps describes the impending show best; “If I ever had the time in my busy Hollywood schedule to listen to radio, this would be the show I would listen to, it’s a show about mystery, adventure, monsters and bollocks."

The Cryptid Factor with Rhys Darby and David Farrier on George FM. Saturdays, 8-10am, George FM.