Vancouver Fringe Fest review: God is a Scottish Drag Queen is not great, but good
God is not great, but God is good. The persona works.
Comic monologuist Mike Delamont’s God is a big-boned girl, good-humoured but aggressive. When she’s riffing on cultural absurdities, some of her material is funny: “I gave you tools that you don’t use. For instance, not one of you knows how to interpret modern dance.” It isn’t until the end of her set that God starts to mine the mother lode of religion. Responding to the fundamentalist claim that homosexual marriages undermine the sanctity of the institution, she says: “Are there any married people here today? Does it feel like a gift from me?” There are also lowlights, including a long section in which God insults the Irish. Yes, this is transgressive, but it’s the opposite of clever.
At Performance Works on September 7 (10:30 p.m.), 8 (8:15 p.m.), 9 (3 p.m.), 11 (9:30 p.m.), and 14 (6:45 p.m.)