Ready for a good laugh? Chuckles and giggles will abound at TheatreOne’s presentation of God is a Scottish Drag Queen by Canadian comedian Mike Delamont. This highly acclaimed one-man comedy hits the stage at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm.
Based on the character created by Delamont and Jacob Richmond for the cult cabaret Atomic Vaudeville, God is a Scottish Drag Queen has become the most popular show on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. Written and performed by a 15 time ‘Best of the Fest’ winner and three-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, the star in this play is everyone’s favourite deity. Dressed in a floral power suit, the omnipotent playwright as the Almighty descends from above to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope.
In “one of the funniest stand-up routines ever,” according to the Orlando Weekly, God has chosen to present himself to the audience in order to clear up some misunderstandings about himself and his role as the Creator. “Hilarious, divinely and wickedly funny,” (Montreal Gazette), this show is a way for God to let off some steam about what humans have been doing and not doing, and to share how he will stay calm regardless.
A Vancouver reviewer calls this comedy a “show with a comedian who stays in character the whole time and who provides humorous insight into what religion is and what it has become.” The Winnipeg Free Press says: “It would be a sin to miss this show!”