The Malawian born stand up Daliso Chaponda has announced a UK tour with a brand new unseen show entitled ‘Apocalypse Not Now’. The tour starts on 30th July at Leeds Wardrobe and culminates next May! Daliso has performed all over the world, including two previous UK tours and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore and Cape Town comedy festivals.
“Can’t wait to have an ACTUAL audience in front of me and make ACTUAL people laugh. I am overcapitalising because I’ve been entertaining people on a screen for a year. ACTUAL people. You’ll cry with laughter; I’ll cry with joy. It could get messy.”DALISO CHAPONDA
2020-21 has felt quite a lot like an apocalypse for Daliso, who by now should have done a full season at the Edinburgh Fringe, a national tour, and who knows how many more gigs! As one of the UK’s hardest working comedians he didn’t stop and during lock-down built a whole new following online with his daily crowd-sourced comedy shows (he completed 200!) – one of the success stories of the pandemic!
The last few months also inspired him to write ‘Apocalypse Not Now’ – a show about change not just in the world but in himself. He spent the first two lockdowns totally alone trying not to go crazy. He was Mr Independent and now, after his elongated period of solitude, he has changed his opinion on being alone, in fact he asked a friend (who was in an abusive relationship and has mental health issues) to move in with him. Finally he was forced to COMPROMISE and this made him realize that freedom isn’t everything!
Daliso shot to fame and captured the hearts of the nation on Britain’s Got Talent 2017 where he reached the final and was Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer act. He has gone on to amass an outstanding 300 million plus YouTube & Facebook views!
Check out the tour dates below and grad your tickets here.
- Fri 30th LEEDS – Wardrobe
- Fri 10th SALFORD – The Lowry
- Sat 25th HELMSLEY – Arts Centre
- Fri 1st CRAWLEY – The Hawth
- Wed 13th EDINBURGH – The Stand
- Thurs 14th GLASGOW – The Stand
- Sun 24th CARDIFF – Glee Club
- Thurs 28th BORDON – Phoenix Arts
- Thurs 11th NEWCASTLE – The Stand
- Sat 13th BRISTOL – The Wardrobe Theatre
- Fri 26th COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre
- Fri 3rd SELBY – Town Hall
- Sat 22nd BARNARD CASTLE – The Witham
- Sat 29th SALE – Waterside
- Fri 4th MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm
- Sat 5th OXFORD – North Wall Arts
- Sat 12th BURTON-ON-TRENT – The Brewhouse
- Sun 13th BATH – Komedia
- Sat 26th CAMBRIDGE – Junction
- Sun 6th OTLEY – Courthouse
- Sat 19th STOCKTON – ARC Stockton
- Thurs 31st BRIGHTON – Komedia Studio
- Sat 23rd WARRINGTON – Pyramid Arts Centre
- Thurs 5th PETERBOROUGH – The Key Theatre
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