The Taser's Edge

Kiwi Komedy

Amidst all the other crap I read and viewed online yesterday was this post from Christchurch City Libraries blog, that New Zealand public library blog I for some reason like a lot.  The post is about the Topp Twins, to whom you have already been introduced, the (a?) popular face of Kiwi comedy.

Following the linked YouTube videos, I also ended up linking finding a Kiwi comic named Billy T. James.  Yesterday I could not find a video with anything close to actually funny in it, but today, I’ll admit that this is decent:

My biggest question is how Flight of the Conchords translates so well, while neither the Topp Twins nor Billy T. James work all that well as American comedy:

Any insights?