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Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Type:Comedy

Winding Wheel
Holywell Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7SA
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Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

About

Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE and Christian Knowles for ROAR Comedy in association with Live Nation present Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said…

Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’. 

The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s show, capturing the nations hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on Youtube.  The ‘What The African Said…’ tour takes in 31 dates across the UK starting on 8th February at Nottingham’s Glee Club and culminating on 27th April at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall.  Daliso has also just been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series entitled Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere.

“…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

Daliso 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 ‘What African Said…’. 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.   

His father was a refugee who became a diplomat and he, therefore, grew up bouncing from country to country. He always wanted to be a novelist, but his family pressured him to study programming and he ended up at University in Canada. During this time he wrote funny science fiction that occasionally got published. He had never seen stand up comedy until he went to Montreal Just for Laughs.  There was no comedy circuit in Malawi so he eventually moved to the UK and started performing with at open mic nights that let to circuit gigs.

A few years ago he did his first ever comedy show in Malawi, which became a massive success, and after that he started to be booked on big African shows. Then, just as he thought of moving back to Malawi and becoming the Malawi McIntyre, he did jokes about the Malawi President and his own father (who was the cabinet minister).  This received a huge amount of media attention and the Malawi censorship board threatened to arrest him.  This is not the only time his humour got him into trouble.  Doing pro-homosexuality material in response to gay men being arrested and criticizing a Zimbabwean prophet got him a lot of hate mail!  This made him realise that he wanted to keep doing edgy comedy material but in no way could he move back home to Malawi!

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

For ages 12+

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All tickets£17.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Opening Times

Season (8 June 2018)
DayTimes
Friday20:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Winding Wheel is in Chesterfield town centre and there are many nearby car parks. The directions below are to the nearest car parks. From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep to right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round back of 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane and go straight on at 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights, approaching large roundabout with car park in middle. Keep to right hand lane and turn right into car park (Holywell Cross). From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South. From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street). Select right hand lane, then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Within walking distance of Chesterfield train station (5 minutes). 

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre.

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