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Haters gonna hate. And reformed slacker J.D. Renaud shares a litany of hateful things in this 60-minute multimedia comedy. He hates a certain song, a particular DVD and the fact his fringe show is sure to get three-star reviews. But it’s all good. Hate gave his life focus, driving him to move to Winnipeg to pursue a career as a writer, visual artist and comedian.

Renaud connects the dots with stories and videos, some of which are amusing and absorbing enough to warrant the time devoted to them. More of that focus would up the ante, but he hits paydirt with a faux TV commercial for an ’80s album of punk rock hits.

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the Fringe program:

Director: J.D. Renaud

Cast: J.D. Renaud

Fresh off the heels of a nervous breakdown and a long string of terrible decisions, J.D. Renaud (Winnipeg Comedy Fest, CBC Radio's DNTO) has decided to write a deep, heartfelt love letter to everyone and everything he's ever hated.

The new show from the writer/director of the cult Fringe hit Self-Destructivism.

**** - Winnipeg Free Press

"Wild, audacious one-man show. The single best use of multimedia that I have seen so far this year. Recommended!" - UMFM

2013 Harry S. Rintoul Award nominee

Audience Classification: Mature

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Door Discount: $8 for Matinees

Warnings: Coarse Language

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