Daliso Chaponda – What the African Said…
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Britain’s Got Talent finalist and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda returns to The Atkinson with his debut stand up tour for 2018. The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from 2017s show, capturing the nations hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on YouTube.

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“…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

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. 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.

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.

“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

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