BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT fans will be among the first in the queue at Off The Rails Comedy Club in September when show finalist Daliso Chaponda returns to Greenfield.
Daliso has been a regular booking at Off The Rails for over a decade and now returns for the show at The Royal George on Saturday, September 9, which is a fundraiser for Boarshurst Silver Band.
His new-found fame after appearing on the hit ITV show Britain’s Got Talent has won him a whole new legion of fans as well as his own Radio 4 series and UK tour next year.
Daliso’s comedy career had a very unusual start. He was raised in Canada after fleeing his home country of Malawi as a refugee.
When complications arose over his immigration status he chose to appeal to the authorities through the medium of a one-hour comedy show at the Montreal Festival entitled ‘Please Don’t Deport This Black Man’.
Unfortunately for Daliso this was followed up the next year with the tellingly named ‘They’re Deporting Me Anyway’
Canada’s loss was Britain’s gain however and he has been resident for over ten years now but still regularly performs his ‘Laughrica’ shows in Africa.
Daliso is joined for the show by headliner Mick Ferry and compere Rob Riley while Canada’s Matt Stellingwerf adds to the international feel of the evening.
Admission is £12 on the door at The Royal George, Greenfield (if there are tickets left) or £10 in advance. For more details go online: www.saddleworthcomedy.co.uk