Comic Howie Miller brings drag to APTN sitcom ‘Delmer & Marta’ – New Glasgow Newspaper

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Comic Howie Miller brings drag to APTN sitcom ‘Delmer & Marta’ – New Glasgow Newspaper

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2016197 Views

March 08, 2016

TORONTO – Dressing in drag is just another day at the office for comic Howie Miller, who plays the female half of a couple on the new APTN comedy “Delmer & Marta.”

The characters are actually a decade old, says the 43-year-old Miller, who would often refer to a woman named Marta in his stand-up routines, while co-star Sheldon Elter based Delmer on a relative.

Miller didn’t want to play his leading lady role too over the top, noting he hoped the audience wouldn’t be consumed with seeing a man in a dress.

“I just want them to see this couple exists and there’s no question about it, there’s no tongue-in-cheek jokes about it,” he says from Edmonton, where they shoot the series.

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