Company: J.Williamez, Winnipeg, MB
Genre: Stand-Up Comedy
Venue: 22 - Shannon's Irish Pub
Despite the pathetic guy he’s trying to be, Williamez can’t hide his musical ability; his songs, performed on guitar, loop pedal and keyboard, are very catchy, in a “South Park” kind of way (that’s not a bad thing).
— Sarah Michaelson
The premise (slash truth?) of J.Williamez: Dumped
is that just before Winnipeg comic J.Williamez was about to write this Fringe show, he was dumped by the love of his life, left to wallow in sadness and a lot of variations of pitiful masturbation.
On stage, he is a drunken sad sack, wearing a stained shirt and housecoat, sucking back a 40-ounce bottle of liquor. He breaks character plenty of times to reveal the likeable person underneath the layer of depressed slob.
Despite the pathetic guy he's trying to be, Williamez can't hide his musical ability; his songs, performed on guitar, loop pedal and keyboard, are very catchy, in a South Park
kind of way (that's not a bad thing).
I think Williamez is actually a very funny guy, but the focus of the show does lose steam for the last half hour (and went 20 minutes over time on opening night), melting into a puddle of sloppy celebration of his own sorry excuse for being a man (again, not a bad thing... I'm pretty sure that's what he's going for).
Be ready for jokes that cover every taboo topic possible and some pretty funny "cry singing."