Flight of the Conchords Muscle In on Fame

Need further proof that Flight of the Conchords are bigger than ever?

Look no further than the latest covers of Time Out New York, which feature the cherished mugs of comedic Conchords troubadours Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie (presumably) Photoshopped onto bodybuilder physiques.

But these crooning cut-ups offer more than just beefcake in their Time Out feature. McKenzie, 32, and Clement, 34—who will unleash the second season of their self-titled HBO series on January 18—also prove that they can talk as well as look good. To wit:

ON THEIR SIMILARITY TO A CERTAIN OTHER MUSICAL ACT
McKenzie: “We met [Tenacious D’s] Kyle Gass in L.A. and he said, ‘You guys are like a skinny version of us.'”

ON THEIR REPUTATION AS LADIES’ MEN
McKenzie: “[We’ve broken] seven hearts. That’s combined.”
Clement: “It’s sad.”
McKenzie: “Jermaine’s more the heartbreaker. He’s broken four.”
Clement: “Bret’s trying to catch up.”

ON THEIR HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
Clement: “We shot a scene yesterday, a gig at a bar, where there was only this one guy and his shopping bags. At the end, they turn the lights on and there’s no one there. That was based on a real gig that we did in Canada.”

For the full, beefy dish from the madcap heartthrobs, visit Time Out New York.