Liam Neeson has already auditioned to be Santa Claus, so it's only right that he's now trying out for the Easter Bunny.

Neeson, the Co Antrim native who's made a name for himself as one of Hollywood's premier tough guy action stars, has again masterfully flexed his comedic muscle in the new sketch that debuted on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on March 27, just ahead of Easter 2024.

Donning a nonthreatening Easter Bunny get-up, Neeson launches into a decidedly gritty recitation of "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" in the hilarious bit.

"This time, why don't we keep it light?" the director of the audition suggests as Neeson adjusts his Easter Bunny costume. "Remember, it's for children and he's a bunny."

However, veteran actor Neeson knows there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Easter Bunny.

"Do you understand what's happening here?" Neesons retorts. "He's hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity. He's coming. He's an unstoppable force, measured, inevitable."

Undeterred, Neeson continues his Easter Bunny audition: "Eggs aren't the only that will be dying tonight."

Growingly confused, the director asks if that's the Easter Bunny saying that.

"If you have to ask, you don't understand the Bunny's mindset," Neeson argues.

"I think I do," the perplexed director says. "He's a bunny bringing candy to children ..."

"Yes, he's a Bunny," Neeson explains. "But a Bunny who's laying eggs. He's a freak of nature. A confused, grotesque monster. There's no telling what he's capable of.

"Why do you think he's holding up a carrot, pal?"

The director says, "Because it's what he likes to eat?"

Neeson retorts: "No. By employing the Bunny's certain set of skills, he can gnaw it down, into a shiv. Slip it between people's ribs who have ruined him."

Obviously convinced the audition is a no-go, the director thanks Neeson for coming in and claims "we'll give you a call."

Softening a bit, Neeson requests: "Call soon. I need the job. I'm running out of relatives to be taken."