Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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Daliso shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on The Apprentice: You're Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show. 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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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Sue Grimshaw 54 days ago

This felt more like a lecture rather than a stand-up comedy show and when I say this I don’t mean it in a derogative way, far from it. I thought Daliso’s observations about our changing opinions on people/celebrities based on things they may have said or done was cleverly orated and I particularly enjoyed his anecdote about his father. Although his commentary did not necessarily make me laugh out loud, I still left his show feeling entertained

Sean Davis 62 days ago

Daliso Chaponda Blah Blah Blackchat (****)
The Malawi stand-up comedian has created a good hearted routine with stories that range from Richard Pryor’s change of heart when he deals with MS to the topic of racism to the treatment of role models. He often polled the audience to elaborate on a topic, but never abused us. I found his long story about his father, Minister of Education in Malawi, dealing the changing political winds there most entertaining.

This was the 15th most enjoyable of the 88 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

P Holmes 70 days ago

In an era where many male comics go for very lowbrow humor, Daliso is so refreshing! He's articulate, charming and well spoken. Even though his venue was hot, he kept the audience engaged every step of the way. His humor is totally original and thought provoking. You have to go see him.

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Bouquets and Brickbats (5/5 stars) 61 days ago

An astute, perceptive and laugh-out-loud show – you really shouldn’t miss this one.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 64 days ago

This is an unexpectedly political show. It is genial, gentle, and genuinely thought-provoking ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 65 days ago

Daliso Chaponda isn’t angry anymore, just disappointed. The Malawian comedian despairs at the domino effect toppling all his fallen heros. When he got started in comedy he was told that if he worked hard he could be like Bill Cosby. Now, that seems like a pretty low bar to aim...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

Daliso Chaponda originates from Malawi in Central Africa, a country most famous for supplying children for American singers to adopt he quips at the top of the show which drew a huge laugh from the packed out crowd. And he … Read More ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 67 days ago

Flawed heroes and exposed misconceptions in Malawi comic's intriguing hour...

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