The New Zealand Herald recently published this interesting story about the celebrity hobby of Rhys Darby. It will be recalled that Darby was Jim Carrey‘s manager, Norman, in Yes Man. That movie had an underlying subtle “Bigfoot” theme.
Rhys Darby, comedian, plays the manager in “Flight of the Conchords.”
Rhys Darby performing with “Flight of the Conchords” at Gramercy Theatre in New York, June 14, 2007.
What is your hobby?
My hobby is cryptozoology – the search for and study of animals that may or may not exist – creatures and predominantly monsters that live on this planet but have managed to hide from scientific classification.
Why did you choose that?
Because I have always been fascinated by the possibility that we humans still haven’t found everything on this planet.
What do you enjoy about it?
I’m an old romantic when it comes to exploration and adventure. I also love science fiction and science theory. There is a chance that we live in a multi-dimensional universe. If this is the case then cryptid creatures from another world may be able to enter our own through rips in the dimensions.
Is it expensive?
It’s free to study cryptozoology but it starts to get expensive when you embark on expeditions to exotic locations to look for yetis.
What do your friends and family think about it?
They think I’m an idiot.