Having been the subject of Britain’s Got Talent’s Golden Buzzer, UK-based Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda has seen the rise in his comedic career – and he will be remembered as the instigator of tears of joy and laughter as he takes residence in Middlesbrough Town Hall this month.
Chaponda’s worldwide recognition as a comedian was earned on the stage of Britain’s Got Talent last year after his graceful presence incited a response in judge, Amanda Holden, to press the Golden Buzzer, automatically solidifying Chaponda’s place in the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals; social media made haste to absorb such a forthcoming wonder, garnering 8 million views on Facebook and 9 million on Youtube.
His popularity became manifest through a combination of both his charming personality and a very memorable vernacular. However, the critical basis of his success is how he delves into and sets his thematic roots in non-politically correct discourse.
“Laughter is how I cope with pain. I have seen and experienced some horrible things but laughter helped me cope”
As our world continues to be an ever-brewing pot where the ingredients comprise of violence, racism and corruption, a key antidote to this poison is to harvest the dastardly ingredients for our own beneficial gain.
By creating caricatures of political figures, drawing juxtapositions between England and his homeland country Malawi, and executing it in his unique presentational style, Chaponda crafts an ever so indulging zone for the audience to escape in.
Chaponda details his take on humour: “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 favour. This show is my thanks to the laughter.”
Daliso Chaponda will head to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday 9th June. Tickets are priced at £15.00 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased at middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk.