Iceland needs more drag and we´re getting more drag with a little bit of support from Australia. A group of Icelandic performers are claiming the stage this Friday at Gaukurinn and putting on a show to lit up Iceland´s lack of daylight with Australian standup comedian Jonathan Duffy hosting the night. “I think audiences can expect to have an amazing night with a huge variety of performers. It's so exciting to have a night like this here in Reykjavík and I know punters will leave smiling and maybe even wake up the next morning with a sore head” says Jonathan Duffy host of the night.
So what brought an Australian Stand Up Comedian to Iceland?
"Unfortunately my journey to Iceland is about as cliché as they come" says Jono Duffy. "I got out of a very long relationship and was looking for a place to start over. I literally picked the furthest place you could possibly get from Australia. All of my comedy and cabaret friends thought I was nuts because I already had an established career, but I wanted to give it a shot. I've only been here three months but already I don't think I've been busier in my life. The comedy scene here in Iceland is very young and at a point where it's just starting to get bigger. I couldn't have picked a better time, and being the only gay, Australian comedian has meant that some weeks I'm gigging almost every night”.
Dragsúgur´s first of (hopefully) many event
Friday night´s event will be the first Dragsugur event but more are scheduled in the near future. Among Performers the opening night is Gogo Starr, Dragqueen of Iceland 2015, along with more lovable queerlings and the cherry on top of this delightful sundae is none other than THE Pop Diva of Iceland: Páll Óskar. So you better break out the gala dress, plaster your face, glue on your lashes and find the tallest wig you available and come to Gaukurinn on the 20th of November and have a gay old time!