Malawian comedian based in UK, Daliso Chaponda, will embark on a nationwide tour on January 27 to perform his ‘Antisocial commentator’.
The son of Minister of Education George Chaponda, Daliso has performed and been published all over the world.
He 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.
In 2004 he ran into immigration problems and put on the show ‘Don’t Let Them Deport Me’. It got rave reviews but most people thought it was a joke. It was only when he was putting on the follow up show ‘They’re Deporting Me Anyway’ in 2005 that people realised they should have written letters to government officials to stop his deportation.
Chaponda says his fist stand-up comedy show will be on 27 January at Crossroad Hotel in Lilongwe and later at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.
He was quoted in The Nation on Friday that his ‘Antisocial commentato’ comedy “does not really have an overarching agenda except to impress beautiful young ladies and leave them with lots of laughter.”
Chaponda said: “Comedy cannot for instance start a revolution or stop a man from beating his wife. However it can poke fun at a despot and raise awareness of abuse. Above all it is enjoyable, it is an emotional release. That’s good for society. Also beautiful ladies adore it.”
International media has described Chaponda as one of the finest, funniest and most fair-minded comic commentators on race and post-colonial integration.
“Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended,” BBC Tees reported about Chaponda
Nerve cultural magazine of in Liverpool, North West England says Chaponda is a comedian with “raw Eddie Murphy confidence, cheek and super-polished style.”