SUPPORT: KRIS DAVIES
COMPÈRE: JAMES COOK
MICHAEL SHAFAR is a touring comedian and headliner from Australia who now calls London home.
Since leaving a career in law for comedy, Michael has been working hard to win his Jewish mother’s forgiveness, and has (somewhat) achieved that, having performed around Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the US and on international waters.
You might also know him from his appearances on Network 10’s The Project and Studio 10, ABC’s Comedy Bites, triple j’s Good Az Friday, his 60+ million views online or his debut special A(LIVE) on Amazon Prime.
Alternatively, you might know him from what he does best: the live stand up shows he sells out across Australia, including Perth’s Fringe World, the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
In 2023 he’ll be touring his new show Well Worth the Chemo all around Australia so keep your eyes peeled for that!
“Shafar circumnavigates the line between edgy and offensive with beautiful finesse”
★★★★½ The Age
DALISO CHAPONDA has appeared in The Royal Variety Performance 2020 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent 2017 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019 (ITV), QI (BBC2), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Good Evening Britain (ITV), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and in 2023 Have I Got News For You (BBC1).
With over 300 million views of his stand up online, Daliso is also the writer, creator, and host of his Rose d’Or nominated BBC Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere that has aired for two series.
Daliso Chaponda 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. He became a Facebook and YouTube star amassing over 200 million views of his performances.
He has performed around the world and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore, and Cape Town comedy festivals. He has also toured the UK twice to sell out audiences and rave reviews.
In addition to standup comedy, 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.
“A stand up comedian with raw Eddie Murphy confidence, cheek and super-polished style.”
“It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as across Africa), but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his racial and socially insightful comedy. Every sentence he ends results in helpless laughter from the audience.”
News & Star, Carlisle