International comedy stars in Bournemouth this Friday at LOL Comedy Club

News 2 November 2022
Daliso Chaponda

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LOL Comedy Clubs have been booking Daliso Chaponda for almost a decade now but you’ll recognise him from placing 3rd in Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 and he’s gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on QI, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show.

Not many comedians are a raving success in every continent across the globe but Daliso has breezed to success just about everywhere. Beginning his comedy career in Canada at the prestigious The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, subsequent appearances including CBC Television’s ‘Trans Canada Comedy Trail’ confirmed his position as Africa’s top comic.

He also received a golden buzzer from Amanda Holden in the 11th series of Britain's Got Talent. She later added “He’s self-deprecating, funny, relevant – laugh after laugh after laugh. It just kept coming. And I really want him to win the entire series. I think he could”.

The incredibly popular comedian from Malawi and won over millions of fans with his cutting remarks about living as an African in Britain.

Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent Since then, has gone on to great success, with his new BBC Radio 4 show Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere and this year began his first world tour but we’ve still managed to book him for you and so come and laugh like a drain at one of the globe funniest acts.

“Absolutely took the roof off” The Guardian

“I laughed so much I thought I’d pass out!” The List

Garrett Millerick is a highly acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. His unique and versatile style has led to him being in great demand on the alternative and club circuits both in the UK and internationally and he recently made his television debut performing stand-up on the hit US late-night talk show Conan (TBS).

His breakout live show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently at London’s Soho Theatre. The show saw packed houses for both runs and added additional shows to cope with demand. The show was Time Out London’s No.1 Comedy Pick and secured Garrett a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act’ at the prestigious Chortle Awards. Sunflower was recorded as an album and is available to purchase internationally from 800 Pound Gorilla Records.

Garrett’s follow up show Smile surpassed Sunflower, once again selling out its run and adding extra shows. The Times called Smile one of the stand out shows of the year and The British Comedy Guide named it one of the best reviewed shows of the year. Smile transferred to London before touring the UK.

His sitcom Do Gooders recently recorded a pilot for Audible produced by Hat Trick Productions and starring Jack Dee and Meera Syal. It is currently being developed for television.

“He’s the comic that other comics want to be. Thoroughly recommended.” Three Weeks

“Watching him let rip for one hour is a unique joy.” The List

“Wickedly Funny” The Scotsman

Paul Kerensa is an English comedy writer and stand-up comedian. In 2002 Kerensa won ITV’s ‘Take The Mike’ Award, and was a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards and the BBC New Comedy Awards. Kerensa won the BBC Radio Titheridge Prize, leading to writing credits on many major BBC Radio 4 shows. He wrote, and briefly appeared in, the television series Miranda and also co-wrote the television series Not Going Out.

He appeared regularly on the segment “Pause For Thought”, during The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and in 2016 he was hired by Chris Evans as a writer on the 2016 series of Top Gear.

In 2013 Kerensa authored the book So A Comedian Walks Into A Church: Confessions of a Kneel-Down Stand-up, followed in 2014 by “Genesis: The Bibluffer’s Guide”.

“A comic wave that just keeps coming… As effortless a writer as he is a performer.” The Stage

“Brilliantly original & inspired.” Chortle

Andrew White is Bournemouth’s funniest Hampshire grown comedian. He joins the bill here as your MC and host – fantastically funny. Despite performing as internationally wide afield as Toronto & Berlin he remains a South coast boy at heart and is flamboyantly repressed and optimistically cynical, with an act that’s “not to be missed” (Daily Record).

He has an impressive online comedy presence alongside his live work, writing and premiering a full Eurovision parody show; co-creating the award-winning online comedy night Gigless, and racking up over 5 million views and 800,000 likes for his sketches and stand-up clips on TikTok.

Alongside his own sketch and sitcom projects, Andrew’s writing work includes credits for radio, stage shows, and TV formats; as well as developing material for other comedians. His writing has even seen him script online comedy ads for major companies like Samsung, Adidas, LadBible, Domino’s, Bumble, Sky, and M&S.

Andrew is also recommended by superstar Joe Lycett who says “Andrew White is a very exciting and very funny act with accomplished and unique stage presence and some lines that made me annoyed I hadn’t written them!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The talent is very obviously there…rampantly engaging” The List, 2019

”Andrew White’s comedy act is not to be missed!” Daily Record

LOL Comedy Club comes to the Pavilion Ballroom on FRI 4 NOVEMBER. Click here to book your tickets now.