Daliso Chaponda

Star BBC Radio 4's Citizen Of Nowhere, QI and Have I Got News For You

Daliso will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024:

Feed This Black Man Again, 9:20pm at the Underbelly

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With over 300 million views of his stand up online, Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent making it to the final of the 2017 series and establishing himself a firm favourite with the judges and the British public.

Since then, Daliso has gone on to become a TV and Radio regular. Appearances include Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Qi (BBC2), Celebrity Pointless (BBC 1) winner, The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), Good Evening Britain and Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019 (ITV), The Complaints Department and Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains (Comedy Central), Unforgivable (Dave), and The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2).

Daliso is also the writer, creator, and host of his Rose d’Or nominated BBC Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere. The forth series aired in October 2023 and you can catch it on BBC iPlayer here. He also hosted brand new show The Exploding Library for BBC Radio 4 in November 2021. He is also a regular on The News Quiz, Just A Minute and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). He has also appeared on The Ultimate Choice, One Person Found this Helpful, Evil Genius, and You Heard it here First.

He has performed around the world and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore, and Cape Town comedy festivals. He has also toured the UK three time to sell out audiences. His stand up specials ‘What the African Said’, ‘Blah Blah Blacklist’ and ‘Apocalypse Not Now’ are available to watch on itvX. He is currently on tour with his latest show ‘Feed this black man, again’ TICKETS

In December 2021, Daliso made his pantomime debut as the principal comedian in Aladdin at the Redhill Theatre in Surrey, receiving rave reviews.

In addition to Stand up, Daliso is also a prolific fiction writer. He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in numerous magazines, and anthologies. He is currently working on his new novel and a children’s book.

"Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for"


“I could see you hosting your own show”

Simon Cowell

“You should be a comedy superstar”

David Walliams

“Laugh after laugh after laugh”

Amanda Holden
  • 'Daliso went down so well with the audience and adapted his set to the charity audience and had them in stitches for pretty much most of it. Would recommend him to the rest of my team'.Business Charity Awards 2023
  • The speaker was absolutely delighted with the event and Daliso's set, they were very happy.Allen & Overy Event 2023
  • "The client was really pleased. They said he was brilliant, the crowd loved him and he was exactly what they were looking for."Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2023
  • Just to let you know that the client LOVED Daliso today. They said he was great and the team is really happy as a result.WEBEX
  • Daliso was fantastic last night, thank you! The format worked really well, and the conversation flowed. Daliso was amazing!!! Please send him a big hug and thank you from us!!Annemie Ress – Founder, PurpleBeach
  • Just a note to tell you that Daliso went down extremely well on Friday, and I received many positive comments afterwards. I wanted my audience to have a good laugh, and that's what he gave us. I also enjoyed his company at the lunch table very much.Peter Brothwick
  • Daliso was absolutely fantastic. From the initial briefing call, it was clear that he’d done his research and really understood what the client was trying to achieve. On the day, he got there early to listen to the other sessions and speakers. The client really appreciated this and it clearly helped with his understanding about the event, audience and messaging… he delivered a perfect mix of anecdotes, opinion and comedy linking directly to the event theme and messaging. We really couldn’t have asked for more of Daliso. Please do pass on our thanks and we look forward to working with him again soon.Chris Banks, NMP
  • Please share my huge thank you to both and they were very well received by our attendees with amazing positive feedback!Purplebeach Beach Event

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