Who is Daliso Chaponda and what is the BGT star doing now? – The Sun

DALISO Chaponda had the audience and judges in stitches with his comedy routine when he appeared on Britain's Got Talent back in 2017.

And now he's back to make us laugh for the Royal Variety Performance 2020. Here's everything you need to know about Chaponda.

Who is Daliso Chaponda?

Daliso is a 41-year-old stand-up comedian from Manchester and is originally from Malawi.

The funny man had the audience in stitches on Britain's Got Talent, with Amanda awarding him the prestigious golden buzzer.

During the semi-final stage he beat off stiff competition from Jamie Lee Harrison and Lords of Strut to secure a place in the final.

What happened to Daliso Chaponda on Britain's Got Talent?

Daliso impressed all four judges of BGT in 2017, but it was Amanda he really caught the eye of.

He combined his African roots with his experiences of living in Britain to create a hilarious routine featuring chavs, the financial crisis and fish and chips.

His jokes had the panel in fits of laughter, with Amanda giving out her infamous cackle on a number of occasions.

After finishing his routine, the audience chanted for one of the judges to hit the golden buzzer and put Daliso straight through to the semi-finals.

The crowds chorus did not go unnoticed as Amanda pressed the golden buzzer and he was straight through to the live shows.

One of his jokes were: “I heard a lot of people talking about the financial crisis.

“I’m from Africa — what are you talking about?

“You’ll have a financial crisis when this chav will have to walk five miles a day to get a bottle of WKD blue.”

What has Daliso Chaponda been up to since Britain's Got Talent?

Since appearing in the 11th series of Britain's Got Talent the comic has gone on to appear in comedy clubs and theatres around the world.

Daliso has featured in the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore, Cape Town, and Montreal Festivals.

Aside from stand-up comedy, the Malawi-born star is also a fiction writer.

He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in a number of magazines and anthologies.

What's more, the comic co-wrote a play which aired on BBC Radio 4, and has toured the country.

A second series of his radio show, Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere, kicked off in October 2019.

What is Daliso Chaponda's "X-Rated" past?

Daliso has revealed he once performed at a strip club – and has even penned erotic novels in the past.

According to the Daily Star, his set has been described as “filthy” and “rather blue”.

He told the newspaper: “I was booked to perform in a strip club once as a venue that many comedians get booked in.

“Luckily for the audience, my clothes stayed on and I was purely telling the jokes!

“I have written spoof erotica in the past, poking fun at erotic novels.” But he added: “There is nothing sexy about it.”


Did Daliso Chaponda go on tour in 2019 and 2020?

Yes! The funny man took his Blah Blah Blacklist show across the country, with it kicking off on September 19, 2019.

A synopsis for his tour, read:  "In his hilarious, daring new show, Daliso looks at disgraced, blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired.

"There's also the small matter of family member arrests, exploding buildings in his home country and the enterprising Malawian, who tried to blackmail him."


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