God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II:
The Second Coming
BY MIKE DELAMONT
Winnipeg's favourite Scottish deity returns with an all-new hilarious show! You don't need to see the original to fall in love with this GOD. Returning to skewer everything from Cain and Abel to the Mormons, come and see why the Lord sold out major houses across the continent!
5 STARS "It would be a sin to miss this show." – Winnipeg Free Press
5 STARS "If you want to see this insanely popular show, you have to get to the venue early and pray." – CBC
"Even better than the original!" – CVV Magazine
Mature Audience | Warning: Coarse Language | 60 minutes
(assigned seating for all performances)
Thursday, Sept 18 at 8pm – $15
Friday, Sept 19 at 8pm – $20
Saturday, Sept 20 at 8pm – $20
PHONE – 204 942 6537 | VISIT – Royal MTC, 174 Market Ave.
God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II: The Second Coming
Winnipeg Free Press - 5 Stars
Funnyman Mike Delamont returns here for an abbreviated run, cut short to only three performances because he followed the first commandment of Canadian comedy: Thou shalt obey when the Just For Laughs Festival comes offering a televised gala gig.
That’s too bad for Winnipeggers, who have only a trio of performances — starting July 17 — during which to catch the second coming of the Scottish deity who, in a formless floral dress and no-nonsense hairdo, is no fashion god. He ambles about the stage barefoot, riffing on both the sacred and the profane. He reveals that Abraham got biblically punked when he agreed to sacrifice his son. He gripes that with a three-hour movie, Hollywood is making too much of Noah for the paltry two-and-a-half pages he gets in the Bible.
Delamont’s lord of the fringe is keenly observant and hilariously outspoken about all that he sees and thinks. It would be a sin to miss this show.
— Kevin Prokosh
CBC - 5 Stars
Posted by Michelle Palansky
The capacity crowd for opening night was rowdy. With only three shows at this year’s festival, the tickets are a burning hot commodity. If you want to see this insanely popular show, you have to get to the venue early and pray.
Truth be told, Mike Delamont is so beloved by his audience that he could read from the phone book. So what’s going on here? It’s just this guy standing barefoot on stage wearing a dowdy, pastel, power suit “that smells like grandma’s taint.”
As one of the converted, I have my theories. Delamont is a funny, smart performer. His meandering style is charming and his wit is quick. Local references and constant eye contact build an intimacy with the audience. Generous to his fans, after the show he takes selfies and signs autographs for the faithful.
Credit is due to the drag. Positioning himself as neither her nor she but Other, frees Delamont to be more outrageous and heretical without giving offense.