From Fringe 2018

An All New God Is A Scottish Drag Queen

Mike Delamont—MTYP – Mainstage

God is back with his fifth installment of his ever so popular God series. Although most of us caught on to this gem in year one, and have seen all four; each year stands alone. So don’t be afraid to jump on the train late. It’s never too late to join in on the ride and I guarantee you will continue to take the trip with Mike each coming year. Winnipeg can’t get enough of Mike Delamont. So much so that he has to bring a winter run of each year’s show. See your program, page 73 for tix to his Christmas show. You Will want more.

He has evolved into a Peg tradition, as we all join in singing the traditional “500 Miles” to welcome God to the stage in his new plaid power suit; which he says makes him look like a “sexy chesterfield“. He uses his time with us to explain why he has chosen to make the world the way it is, and to reflect on some of his mistakes. He explains what really happened in the Garden of Eden and mocks both himself and mankind. He also ventures into other topics including politics; though not as much as in previous years. I think he is as fed up with the orange mess of a president as the rest of us. My favorite part of the show is when he makes fun of Winnipeg. I love hearing just how quirky we are through the fresh eyes of a visitor who mocks us so insightfully, yet tenderly. If we do have a God, I wish he would be like Mike. The world would run much more smoothly and we would have much more fun. He encourages the audience to come and have selfies and hugs with him after the show. I love him, but with the way he sweats (“that’s where Holy Water comes from”), I would skip the hugs. Just go and be advised, he sells out days in advance. Thank God for Mike Delamont!

Lisa Campbell