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This article was published 8/7/2014 (685 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
If you exhumed Andy Kaufman, made him watch Monty Python’s Flying Circus and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, then stuffed him in a filthy bunny suit, you might get someone as anarchic and hilarious as Winnipeg’s Jay Williamez.
Assuming the personality of Peter Cotton Balls, an alcoholic and masochistic rabbit, over the course of an hour, Williamez gives one of the most playfully ridiculous performances at this year’s fringe. Between singing his casually politically incorrect songs with titles like T-Rex Jesus and Oh Chlamydia, Peter delights with stories about his motherless childhood, a stint in a Milli Vanilli cover band and his loathing of humans. He even turns the tables on magicians by performing a trick so audacious, most of the audience left absolutely stupefied.
Using one’s own self-loathing as fuel for comedy is not new, but rarely is it done with such impeccable comic timing and sincere conviction.
— Ben Wiebe