It's the crossover nobody saw coming.
Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has given a ringing endorsement to Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby’s latest TV foray.
Gallagher was in Auckland on Thursday night for a one-off concert at the city's Spark Arena, ahead of the start of his appearances at the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass.
Hours before the concert, Gallagher posted to his 3.6 million followers on Twitter that "Our Flag Means Death BIBLICAL".
Darby plays pirate Stede Bonnet in the US series which has just been renewed for a second season.
The show also stars Taika Waititi as pirate Blackbeard, and has gained a following online for its romance between Blackbeard and Bonnet.
Set in the early 18th century during the Golden Age of Piracy, it follows Bonnet's misadventures and his crew aboard their ship, the Revenge.
Darby was equally impressed with Gallagher’s support.
He posted online "Liam, you legend! I'm coming to your show tonight".
Newshub reached out to Darby to see if he managed to meet the ex-Oasis frontman either before or after the gig.
Darby confirmed the pair hadn't met at the gig, due to Liam's tight schedule and safety policy.
However, he said that he "loved that man tho. His music is my vibe".
Darby has been back in New Zealand from his home in Los Angeles in the US as part of a tour to celebrate his 25th year of performing stand-up comedy.
Appearing on The Project on Thursday, Darby said the success of Our Flag Means Death was one of the primary reasons he wished to get back on the road.
"It's a celebration of doing 25 years of standup. There's so many new fans because of Our Flag Means Death that I just want these guys to see me live," he told the show's hosts.
Rhys Darby will play Christchurch on July 30, Auckland on August 5 and Wellington on August 19. Tickets can be found at Ticketmaster and Ticketek.