This comedian is always on point when looking for ways to make people laugh. although, it is not easy to make people laugh. But when you watch him on TV talking, you will be moved to laugh. He is amusing and hilarious. Daliso Chaponda is a Malawian Comedian and fiction writer who has performed all around the world. Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man
show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Subsequent appearances across Canada
followed (highlights include The Just For Laughs Festival 2005 & CBC
Television’s ‘Crossing The Main’).
He has appeared
on Comedy Central Africa, Paramount UK, Loaded TV and Channel 10 Australia. His fiction has
appeared in Ellery Queen, Apex Digest, Machine of Death and many more.
Daliso’s earliest aspiration was to become a reverend but alas, he
enjoys sinning too much. Stand-up comedy is the closest he has come to
his initial dream of the pulpit.
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, well reviewed, and frenzied letters were written
to bureaucrats. He was forced to leave anyway after one final show,
2005’s “They’re Deporting Him Anyway.” Next, he worked as a comedy
writer and performer in South Africa. Recently he moved to the UK.
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 Writer’s of the Future Contest and in 2006 he was short
listed for the Carl Brandon Society Award.
“A stand up comedian with raw Eddie Murphy confidence, cheek and super-polished style.”
“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 racial and socially insightful comedy. Every
sentence he ends results in helpless laughter from the audience.”
News & Star, Carlisle
“Demonstrated Malawi-style storytelling, British cynicism, and distinctly Canadian self-victimization bit in fine form.”
Robert Scalia – The Thursday Report, Montreal
“(A) brilliant, thoughtful comic.”
The Gazette Live, Teesside
“Had the audience won over instantly”
Natalie Boxall, BBC Tees
“A wonderfully animated comic. Full of extravagant gestures and
impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers.
Kelly Crowley, De Bees Music Bar Reviews
“With his frank delivery, accent and cartoonish voice, he has a unique and endearing stage presence.”
Chris Bonaparte, Community Contact, Montreal
“He took control of the audience from the off with his own brand of
humour (…) had a wide range of material, and was not long in rocking
the capacity audience with laughter.”