Daliso Chaponda is a UK-based, Malawian stand up comedian who has appeared in shows and festivals around the world. He is a versatile act with socially insightful material tempered by a playful, optimistic outlook. Notable TV appearances include, ‘Paramount’s The World Stands Up’ (UK), ‘CBC’s Trans Canada Comedy Trail’ (Canada), ‘Show Time Arabia Presents’ (UAE), ‘SABC Comedy Awards’ (South Africa) and ‘Good News Week’ (Australia).
‘It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as across Africa, but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his socially insightful comedy - News and Star, England.’
Westerners are insane but to be perfectly honest, Africans are even crazier. He still thinks Westerners are crazy but for his latest one man show he’s focusing his humorous eye on Africa. His first three one man shows were predominantly critiques of the insane behaviour of westerners.
Daliso Chaponda performed three successful one hour one man shows in the UK and Canada: ‘Feed This Black Man’ - a show about the way the developed world sees Africa; ‘Don’t Let Them Deport Me’, a show about immigration and ‘Westerners Calm Down’, a show about the global financial crisis.
He launched the Laughrica tour with two sold out shows in his home country of Malawi in January 2011. A further run of appearances in Zimbabwe's Hifa festival followed in April 2011. In 2012 Laughrica toured the UK, Zambia, Rwanda and Kenya. Corruption, tribalism, colonialism, HIV epidemics, absolute dictatorships, ivory smuggling, witch doctors. Daliso’s latest show covers all these and more subjects.
Daliso Chaponda hails from Malawi & now based in Manchester, England. Having moved from Africa in his teen years & to Canada where he started performing comedy in at University. He hasn't looked back since and gone on to build a worldwide comedy career which includes performances at the 3 biggest comedy festivals in the world - Melbourne, Edinburgh & Montreal. He is a regular fixture in comedy clubs in the UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore & many others with occasional performances on his native continent. Without a doubt, one of the finest comedians to come out of Africa.
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