B.C. comedian Mike Delamont brings his award-winning one-man show

B.C. comedian Mike Delamont brings his award-winning one-man show

Nothing is sacred for this comedy ‘queen’

Critically acclaimed and award winning comedian Mike Delamont is in Vernon Oct. 28 with his one-man show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen.

Mike Delamont’s new one-man show sounds as if it could be the love child between Dame Edna and George Burns.

The critically acclaimed and award winning comedian is in Vernon Friday with his one-man show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen.

Dressed in a floral power suit and bobbed wig, and kibitzing in a Scottish brogue, Delamont, as “God,” skewers everyone from Justin Bieber to the Pope in a 70-minute, two-act diatribe, where nothing and no one is sacred.

“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,” reads a CBC review from Delamont’s fourth installment of God is a Scottish Drag Queen at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this summer.

Based on the character created by comedian Delamont and playwright Jacob Richmond, God was created for the cult cabaret Atomic Vaudeville.

In 2011, Delamont turned all of the sketches he had written into a full hour-long show and began to tour it on the Fringe Festival circuit to massive critical acclaim.

Today, God is a Scottish Drag Queen (and its sequels) are among of the highest grossing shows on the international fringe circuit and Delamont is an 18-time Best of the Fest winner.

Based on the West Coast, Delamont is an original cast member of Atomic Vaudeville and has been performing one-man shows since 2010.

He has performed at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.

In 2013, he was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Break Out Year. In 2014, he made his television debut with two gala performances for the Halifax Comedy Festival, as well as a taped set for the world famous Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

As a corporate clean comedian, he has toured with the Investors Group National Comedy Tour in both 2013 and 2014.

He has also appeared on CBC’s The Debaters and SiriusXM’s Top Comic, and is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee.

God is a Scottish Drag Queen has now sold out major houses across North America. It has received such acclaim as Critics Choice Best Comedy at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Pick of the Fringe in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Orlando, and was nominated for Best English Production at the Centaur Theatre and Best Comedy at Just For Laughs in Montreal.

Tickets for the Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. show at the Performing Arts Centre are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students, on sale at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469 or ticketseller.ca.