Daliso Chaponda brings “What the African Said” to Blackburn
Britain’s Got Talent star and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda heads to King George’s Hall this May with ‘What The African Said…’.
The Malawian born comedian was a standout star of 2017’s BGT, capturing the nations hearts and garnering over eight million Facebook views and nine million on YouTube. Daliso also hosts his own Radio 4 series entitled Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere.
Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Subsequent appearances across Canada followed with highlights including The Just For Laughs Festival 2005 & CBC Television’s ‘Crossing The Main.’
In 2004, Daliso Chaponda headlined the ‘Don’t Let Them Deport Me’ Comedy Show as a plea to officials to have his Canadian visa extended. The show was sold out, was well reviewed, and frenzied letters were written to bureaucrats. He was forced to leave after one final show, 2005’s “They’re Deporting Him Anyway.” He then worked as a comedy writer and performer in South Africa.
In addition to stand-up comedy, Daliso has also published fiction in numerous magazines and anthologies. In 2002 he was a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and in 2006 he was short listed for the Carl Brandon Society Award.
“Laughter is how I cope with pain.” Daliso said.
“I have seen and experienced some horrible things, but laughter helped me cope. Telling jokes is repaying the favour. This show is my thanks to the laughter.”
“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
VENUE: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. BB2 1AA
DATE: Thursday 7th June 2018
TICKET PRICE: £15
Tickets are available:
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.