Manitoba·★★★★★ Review

God is a Scottish Drag Queen IV

FIVE STARS Mike Delamont is this popular for a reason: he gives us standup everyone can relate to, but that feels like it could genuinely go anywhere, at any moment.

FIVE STARS | Fringe mainstay Mike Delamont returns with another exceptional hour of comedy

(Mike Delamont)

Rating: ★★★★★

Company: Mike Delamont, Victoria

Genre: Play — Comedy

Venue: 21 — MTYP Mainstage

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If you're thinking, "I haven't seen God is a Scottish Drag Queen I through III. Won't I be lost?"

No. It doesn't matter. Nothing does when Mike Delamont is onstage.

Not only does Delamont present himself as the Almighty in a smart floral suit and with your great aunt's accent, his comedy seems omniscient. It swings from immediate — as specific and local as a new museum — to as broad as a gorilla doing a spit-take on a whoopee cushion, and it flows from one to the other without hindrance. 

Standup everyone can relate to, but that feels like it could genuinely go anywhere, at any moment.- Kelly Stifora

Subjects range from the Bible to the woman in the front row who was laughing so hard on Friday that Delamont briefly became legitimately concerned for her.

The atmosphere is akin to the taping of an HBO comedy special, and Delamont is this popular for a reason: he gives us standup everyone can relate to, but that feels like it could genuinely go anywhere, at any moment.

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