Comedy

Daliso Chaponda announces his debut stand-up tour

The Britain's Got Talent 2017 finalist is hitting the road.

Britain’s Got Talent 2017 finalist Daliso Chaponda has announced his first ever UK tour. The comedian, who was also judge Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act, will take his What The African Said… tour across the UK, having captured the hearts of the nation over the course of the show, now celebrating over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on YouTube.

“…Laughter is how I cope with pain. I have seen and experienced some horrible things but laughter helped me cope,” says Malawian born Chaponda. “Telling jokes is repaying the favor. This show is my thanks to the laughter.”

The 31 date tour will kick off in Nottingham on the 8 February 2018, and run until the 27 April at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall. Chaponda has also recently been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series, Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere.

 

Chaponda has previously worked as a journalist and newsreader in countries that forbid criticism against the government. He has turned this frustration into comedy, discussing recent news, old news, fake news, and stores that were never quite but were almost news. It is also a show about the things we say to each other; gossip, tall stories and of course declarations of love.

Here are those tour dates:

8 February 2018 – Glee, Nottingham
9 February 2018 – Colston Hall, Bristol
10 February 2018 – Palace Theatre, Southend
15 February 2018 – Royal Theatre, Northampton
16 February 2018 – Cookie, Leicester
17 February 2018 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
22 February 2018 – Atrix, Bromsgrove
23 February 2018 – Glee, Oxford
24 February 2018 – Lyceum, Crewe
1 March 2018 – Komedia, Brighton
2 March 2018 – Laurence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
3 March 2018 – Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury
8 March 2018 – Baby Blue, Liverpool
9 March 2018 – Mac, Birmingham
10 March 2018 – Key Theatre, Peterborough
15 March 2018 – Lowry, Salford
16 March 2018 – Civic, Wolverhampton
17 March 2018 – Junction 2, Cambridge
22 March 2018 – Palace Theatre, Redditch
23 March 2018 – Leadmill, Sheffield
24 March 2018 – City Varieties, Leeds
5 April 2018 – City Hall, Hull
6 April 2018 – Guildhall, Preston
7 April 2018 – Waterfront, Belfast
12 April 2018 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
13 April 2018 – Arts Centre, Swindon
14 April 2018 – Arts Centre, Colchester
19 April 2018 – Glee, Cardiff
20 April 2018 – Corn Exchange, Exeter
26 April 2018 – Atkinson Theatre, Southport
27 April 2018 – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets are on sale from 10:00 on Friday 30 June 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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