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Thu 20th Dec at 8:00pm
@ Hyena Cafe, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Hyena Comedy Club : Daliso Chaponda, Mike Milligan, Erich McElroy
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Daliso is a versatile African comedian equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. As such, he has performed in such diverse venues as churches, casinos, strip clubs and sports bars and was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2017. He has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader.
Daliso has appeared at many festivals that have included Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals. He is also a prolific fiction writer and has had his science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also co-wrote a play that aired on BBC Radio 4.
'Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended' (BBC)
'A joy to listen to. Provocative, poignant and ultimately hilarious' (The Guardian)
'I laughed so much I thought I'd pass out!' (The List)
'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' (News and Star, Carlisle)
'Absolutely [took] the roof off the place. Brilliant, brilliant act' (The Frog and Bucket).
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Mike has written and performed on radio and TV and provided the voiceover for Viz Comic's highly successful Sid The Sexist video, as well as performing his character live in concert at Newcastle City Hall. Mike is also resident at Newcastle's Hyena Comedy Club.
'Snappy, sharp and packed full of belly laughs... stole the show' (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
'He has one of the quickest comedy brains on the circuit, so any potential hecklers should be warned - be good or be bettered' (Evening Gazette).
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After moving to the UK from Seattle in 2000, Erich joined local ranks and became a British citizen in 2007. Originally from Seattle, he has been gigging regularly on the London and UK circuit. In 2006 he was part of the two-man show Brokeback Britain which received a Total Fringe Sellout Award. On the circuit Erich is highly regarded for his humorous, and insightful, take on living in the UK.
Heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News and BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze. Seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, Sky News.
‘Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political’ (Scotsman).
‘This is political stand-up comedy at its best’ (BroadwayBaby).
'... hilariously insightful... smart, sharp, endearing comic' (The List).
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Venue: Hyena Cafe
Phone: 0191 232 6030
→ St James 3 min walk
→ Newcastle 10 min walk
→ Manors 11 min walk