Maltese Drag Queen Back With Brutal New Stand-Up Comedy Show
No celebrity (or bladder) is safe as Malta’s first drag stand-up comedian announces four new dates for his latest one-woman show, Just Visiting.
Tolqueen, aka Chucky Bartolo, is leaping off the momentum of his successful debut run last November (which sold out all three nights he was playing) and is ready to present a brand new show at Mount Carmel’s community theater.
Excited to once again make audiences laugh till it hurts, Chucky describes this show as more outrageous than before, and packed from start to finish with jokes to make you say: “ooooooh!”
In drag he’s known for his sharp looks and even sharper tongue, so no one is safe. “I don’t hold back when it comes to making jokes – not for politicians, nor celebrities and definitely not for the weirdo who’s obsessively shaking down all the avocados at my local supermarket,” he says. “Although now that I think about it, that was probably just Tamara Webb anyway!”
Hosted at Mount Carmel, Just Visiting will run for two weekends (March 16th-17th and 23rd-24th) and will see a mix of classic stand-up comedy material embellished with fun, musical mash-ups of iconic moments from Malta throughout the ages (or at least the last few decades).
“People love brutal, but hilarious, honesty and that’s what I’m there to give; nothing is off limits. But when it comes down to it, all I do is point out the weirder details of things we Maltese (a nation who struggles with the concept of satire as much as we do with car indicators), don’t even realise we’re doing.” When explaining why he’s back with a new set so soon after his last show, Chucky says “there’s nothing quite like watching a crowd twitch when you tease them about something like Emma Muscat’s vocal ability. We’re not used to people being so open, and I love watching the awkward ‘ooohs‘ morph into loud applause and full-bellied laughter!”
Just Visiting is happening on March 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th and you can buy your tickets from www.chuckybartolo.com.