Coming to Middlesbrough Town Hall!!
FINALIST BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2017
IN HIS DEBUT TOUR FOR 2018
‘WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID…’
Over 8 million views on Facebook 9 million views on Youtube
“Laugh after laugh after laugh” – Amanda Holden
“My face is hurting from laughing” – Alisha Dixon
“You should be a comedy super star” – David Walliams
“I could see you hosting your own show” – Simon Cowell
Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda has added an extra date to his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’. The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s show, capturing the nations hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on Youtube. The ‘What The African Said…’ tour now takes in 52 dates with the addition of a second London show on 28th April at the Leicester Square theatre. The tour starts on 8TH February at Nottingham’s Glee Club and culminates on Saturday 9TH June at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Daliso has also been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series entitled Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere.
“…Laughter is how I cope with pain. I have seen and experienced some horrible things but laughter helped me cope. Telling jokes is repaying the favor. This show is my thanks to the laughter.” DALISO CHAPONDA JUNE 2017
Daliso Chaponda has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader. He is the perfect comedian to discuss what the media has become, which he does in his hilarious new show ‘What African Said…’. The show is about recent news, old news, fake news, and stories that were never quite but was ALMOST news. It is also a show about the things we say to each other; gossip, tall stories and of course declarations of love.
His father was a refugee who became a diplomat and he, therefore, grew up bouncing from country to country. He always wanted to be a novelist, but his family pressured him to study programming and he ended up at University in Canada. During this time he wrote funny science fiction that occasionally got published. He had never seen stand up comedy until he went to Montreal Just for Laughs. There was no comedy circuit in Malawi so he eventually moved to the UK and started performing with at open mic nights that let to circuit gigs.
A few years ago he did his first ever comedy show in Malawi, which became a massive success, and after that he started to be booked on big African shows. Then, just as he thought of moving back to Malawi and becoming the Malawi McIntyre, he did jokes about the Malawi President and his own father (who was the cabinet minister). This received a huge amount of media attention and the Malawi censorship board threatened to arrest him. This is not the only time his humour got him into trouble. Doing pro-homosexuality material in response to gay men being arrested and criticizing a Zimbabwean prophet got him a lot of hate mail! This made him realise that he wanted to keep doing edgy comedy material but in no way could he move back home to Malawi!
Daliso has appeared at many festivals that have included Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals. He is also a prolific fiction writer and has had his science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also he co-wrote a play recently that aired on BBC Radio 4.
Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Following this, he began honing his craft in comedy clubs across the country. He regularly appears in comedy clubs and theatres across the around the world. He has been part of the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore, Cape Town, and Montreal Festivals.
In addition to stand up comedy, Daliso is also a prolific fiction writer. He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in numerous magazines and anthologies. Recently, a play he co-wrote aired on BBC Radio 4.
Daliso is also an excellent club and corporate MC.
WATCH DALISO IN ACTION:
Sat 9th June MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall
TICKETS: £15 all venues from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/daliso-tickets