Daliso jets in for Kumbali show

DALISO—I am releasing
new jokes

United Kingdom-based stand-up comedian Daliso Chaponda jetted into the country on Tuesday ahead of his VIP show at Kumbali Lodge in Lilongwe on Friday.

The VIP show is dubbed Kumbali Comedy Night and it will be the first time Daliso will be performing there.

The stand-up comedian said Wednesday he was excited to be back home and that he was looking forward to an exciting time at Kumbali.


The last time the British Got Talent finalist held a show in the country was before Covid hit the world.

“This is the first trip I am doing back in Malawi since coronavirus entered our lives; I am very much looking forward to it. I have wanted to come back many times in the last two-and-a-half years but it was very risky that I would come and not be able to come back to the UK where I generally have my life,” he said.

Being a VIP comedy night, people will have to dig deeper paying K85,000 per person on entry and K160,000 for a couple with a three-course dinner inclusive.


“We are doing it strictly smaller audience than usual. Usually when I am doing Malawi, I have 700 to 800 people to a thousand coming to see me but, with omicron and corona, we will do smaller audience but VIP experience,” Daliso said.

He assured people that he would come back later in the year for another proper public show.

“I am releasing new jokes about the crazy two years we have had, the crazy things happening in Malawi and UK and I just cannot wait to be on stage,” the stand-up comedian, who will share the stage with poet Q Malewezi, said.

On the prospects of another show in Blantyre, Q said Wednesday it had not yet worked out.

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