Hire Daliso Chaponda
The son of a Malawian politician, Daliso Chaponda came third in Britain’s Got Talent in 2017. But he began his comedy career in Canada in 2001, later moving to South Africa and then to the UK, where he established himself on club circuit, and appeared n the Big Value shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007.
Over night success
With over 300 million views of his stand up online, Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent making it to the final of the 2017 series and establishing himself a firm favourite with the judges and the British public.
Since then, Daliso has gone on to become a TV and Radio regular. Appearances include Celebrity Pointless (BBC 1) winner, The Royal Variety Performance, Good Evening Britain and Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019 (ITV), The Complaints Department and Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains (Comedy Central), Unforgivable (Dave), The News Quiz, Just A Minute and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). Daliso is also a regular guest on QI and The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2).
Daliso is also the writer, creator, and host of his Rose d’Or nominated BBC Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere. The third series aired in October 2021 and you can catch it on BBC iPlayer here. He also hosted brand new show The Exploding Library for BBC Radio 4 in November 2021.
He has performed around the world and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore, and Cape Town comedy festivals. He has also toured the UK twice to sell out audiences and rave reviews.
In December 2021, Daliso made his pantomime debut as the principal comedian in Aladdin at the Redhill Theatre in Surrey, receiving rave reviews.
In addition to Stand up, Daliso is also a prolific fiction writer. He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in numerous magazines, and anthologies. He is currently working on his new novel and a children’s book.
In addition to stand up, Daliso Chaponda is also a fiction writer. In 2002 he was a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and in 2005 he was shortlisted for the P&E Award for online writing.
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