Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Self-destructivism is a philosophical approach to life as developed by J.D. Renaud in this multimedia presentation on the benefits of learning to feel good about bad decision-making skills.
This is a great strategy, especially if certain parts of your brain aren’t working the way they should.
For example, choosing to work as the host on a Winnipeg party bus is a terrible career choice. While it will not pay for a nice house in the suburbs or a decent car, you will come out of it with some good stories. And Renaud has some really good stories.
Renaud is an exuberant raconteur with an engaging stage presence. His badly drawn illustrations and the wonky video clips that make up the visual component of his show are hilarious. All in all, Self-destructivism is a good fringe choice.
Warning: Video features mature subject matter
From the Fringe program:
J.D. Renaud (WPG Comedy Fest, CBC Radio's DNTO) has learned that if you really want to save your life, you occasionally have to lose your mind.
Self-Destructivism is a guided multimedia journey deep into the most surreal, sticky and counterintuitive parts of the human brain. Also, time permitting, perhaps back out again.
From the writer/director of the 2012 cult Fringe hit Surf Chimps - "Delivering a bitch-slap to Hollywood movie cliché with stinging accuracy" - Randall King, WPG Free Press
Director: J.D. Renaud
Cast: J.D. Renaud
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Fringe Performers
Under 18 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
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