Britain’s got talent, Daliso Chaponda, gets golden buzzer from Amanda Holden.
Daliso Chaponda impressed judge Amanda Holden so much that she pressed her golden buzzer following his audition on Britain’s got talent, taking him straight through to the semi-final.
Shooting to fame overnight, Daliso who is now a YouTube sensation with over 50 million views, will be headlining a string of shows at Hilton hotels in Dubai, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah.
Joining him will be Paul Tonkinson, described by Michael McIntyre as “One of the greatest comics around’ Paul Tonkinson is the winner of the prestigious Time Out comedian of the year award, not once but twice.
Finally Peter White is the epitome of slick Canadian stand up. His confidence and style are mature beyond his years, making him one of the most sought after Canadian acts touring the States and UK at the moment.
The Laughter Factory – September listings
What: The Laughter Factory starring Daliso Chaponda, Paul Tonkinson and Peter White
Wednesday, September 27th Hilton Al Ain (show starts 8pm)
Thursday, September 28th Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort. Ras Al Khaimah (show starts 9pm)
Friday, September 29th, Hilton Dubai Jumeriah Beach (show starts 7pm)
Friday, September 29th DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai- Business Bay (show starts 9pm)
Price: Dhs140 – book now at thelaughterfactory.com
INTRODUCING THE COMICS
Daliso Chaponda shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent making it to the final of the 2017 series establishing himself a firm favourite with the judges and the British public. In the last few months his performances have had over 50 million views on Facebook and YouTube. Daliso began performing stand up in Canada with his show ‘Feed this Black Man’ which he toured across the country. He has performed around the world and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore, and Cape Town comedy festivals.
In 2018 Daliso will undertake a tour of the UK that is already selling out venues and adding more dates, as well as writing and staring in a new sitcom for BBC Radio 4.
“HILARIOUS; NOBODY MAKES ME LAUGH LIKE PAUL TONKINSON. SIMPLY ONE OF THE GREATEST COMICS AROUND. GO SEE HIM!” Michael McIntyre
A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive style, Tonkinson is noted for his effervescent physicality and skillful impressions, which bring alive exuberant, tender comic reflections on love, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of 21st century living. A plethora of first class material, combined with tremendous charm and irrepressible, infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.
After many years of storming the circuit, and much badgering from fellow professionals, he took to the road in 2012 with his eagerly anticipated debut tour: Paul Tonkinson; Fancy Man. The tour took in 50 dates across the UK, and gave audiences the opportunity to experience the full Tonkinson phenomena in all its glory.
Following his solo tour, he was given the opportunity to play to a wider audience, joining the mighty Michael McIntyre as a special guest on live shows around the UK. In 2013 he had the honour of joining Michael as a special guest on his global arena tour; playing to millions across the globe, as far and wide as Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Paul joined Michael again in 2015 as a special guest on the Happy & Glorious Tour; playing to sold-out crowds in arenas across the UK.
On TV, he most recently performed on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store and The World Stands-up. He was recently a contestant on Ch. 4`s hit show Celebrity Come Dine With Me, proving he’s not just a dazzling stand-up talent, but a whizz in the kitchen, scooping first place to win the cash prize for charity. Back in the day, when he was a mere whippersnapper he had a stint presenting Ch. 4’s The Big Breakfast and he has also presented radio shows on XFM in London and Manchester. He has just completed a stint as a Programme Associate on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre Chat Show.
His first love remains stand-up, and Tonkinson remains in great demand in the UK and across the globe, performing at all the major international comedy festivals including the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs festival where he hosted the esteemed Britcom Gala. Confirming his status as an invincible and highly versatile performer, he is also a regular entertainer for the UK Armed Forces, and has performed in Afghanistan and Iraq; playing to 2,500 troops in 45 degree heat in the middle of the desert.
“EXCELLENT…EXTREMELY TALENTED…BRILLIANT” Time Out
“CARICATURES SEEM TO FLOW OUT OF HIS HEAD LIKE GHOSTBUSTERS SPRITES ESCAPING A POWERED-DOWN CONTAINMENT UNIT BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH PHYSICALITY AND CARTOON-LIKE VOICES. MIXES OBSERVATIONAL SET PIECES WITH AUDIENCE INTERACTION…HILARIOUSLY OBTUSE…DEPENDABLY FUNNY” Chortle, January 2015
“CHARISMATIC, COMBINES THE VISUAL TRICKERY OF A LEE EVANS WITH THE IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS OF PAUL MERTON. BRILLIANT CHARACTERISATIONS, HIS FACE, A WONDER OF CONTORTION” Independent
“MASTER AT WORKING A CROWD, INFECTIOUS VIBRANCY, LIGHTNING-FAST COMIC MIND, WARMHEARTED, EFFORTLESSLY LIKEABLE” Chortle
“NICELY OBSERVED AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH A WIDE REPERTOIRE OF SUBTLY SILLY COMEDY VOICES. THE MAN’S A ONE-MAN SIMPSONS CAST AS HE BRINGS TO LIFE THE LIKES OF HIS EFFETE, SEXUALLY AMBIGUOUS SKI INSTRUCTOR OR A MENACING SOUTH LONDON LAUGH. AT HIS BEST, HE REDUCES A MARITAL ARGUMENT TO MEANINGLESS SOUNDS, PROMPTING LOTS OF CHUCKLES OF DOMESTIC RECOGNITION” Chortle
Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Peter White was a computer engineer. He went to school for it. Unfortunately it took him a long time to realize that he hated engineering with a passion. Luckily he found comedy.
He started performing stand-up comedy in 2005, and within a year was named one of the “Top 5 Up and Coming Comedians in Canada” by CBC Radio’s So, You Think You’re Funny? Quickly he began headlining clubs, universities and theatres across the country. He’s a favourite at festivals all across Canada, including the Prestigious Just For Laugh’s Comedy Festival, as well as three consecutive years at the Halifax Comedy Festival. In 2010 Peter recorded an hour long stand up special which can be seen in Canada on CTV and the Comedy Network’s. Since arriving in the UK Peter has been invited to appear on Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live.
Peter is also a very accomplished writer. He has written for the Gemini Award Winning This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the Gemini Award Nominated That’s So Weird on YTV. He has also written and performed pieces for CBC Radio One and XM Satellite Radio. His writing has been nominated for both a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award.
Now based in London, Peter can be found performing at clubs across the UK and throughout Europe, and has quickly established himself as one of the top new comics to watch on the circuit.
“People adore Peter White!” – The Coast, Halifax Newspaper
“One of the Top 5 up and coming comics in Canada” – CBC Radio One