Kill the Giggler

Short Fridays #11 – PFFR and ‘The External World’

One of the best kept secrets in comedy (certainly in the UK, where much of their work has never been shown) is the PFFR collective, a New York based art/music/comedy collective that consistently produces some of the most uncompromisingly weird material to be found anywhere. Founded on the writing partnership between Vernon Chatman and John Lee, with animation and design by Alyson Levy and John Tozzi, PFFR’s work is characterized by an almost militant desire to transcend convention, avoid clichés, and disturb and disorient at every turn. Insanely stratified wordplay features heavily; as does an eagerness to not so much slay sacred cows, as stitch them together into a cow centipede and torture them to death.