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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Daliso Chaponda, Diane Spencer, and host Barry Dodds
Britain's Got Talent finalist 2017
Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has 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.
Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Following this, he began honing his craft in comedy clubs across the country, and now he regularly appears in comedy clubs and theatres across the around the world. He has been part of the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore, Cape Town, and Montreal Festivals, as well as touring the UK.
In addition to stand up and radio, Daliso is also a prolific fiction writer. He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in numerous magazines and anthologies.
“Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags... a real talent to look out for” - ★★★★ - Metro
“He is hot property” - Evening Standard
“An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun” - The Guardian
Diane Spencer is a UK based comedian, actress and writer, and is best known for her online comedy specials which are hour long stand-up comedy shows filmed in various locations. She has a growing online fanbase, with over 10K YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million views.
Diane has delighted audiences worldwide with her cheeky, dark and often edgy stand-up comedy. A dazzling performer, Diane captivates the crowd with her charming demeanour, cutting wit and skilfully crafted material. She has performed worldwide including at The Laugh Factory and the world famous Improv in LA, received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and appeared on several TV programmes including Red Light Comedy Live from Amsterdam.
“She is a flame-haired, filth-firing force of nature, tossing the audience from open-mouthed incredulity to tear-filled guffaws” - ★★★★★ - Sunday Express
“Diane Spencer seems incapable of producing a show that is not worthy of the high praise she gains. Her honesty and unflinching sincerity makes you laugh harder than you could imagine and once she has you there really is no hope of her letting up” - ★★★★★ - The New Current
“Her wacky and irreverent storytelling will charm, shock and uplift you. Not for the fainthearted, but also not to be missed” - ★★★★★ - Three Weeks
Barry Dodds charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour.
A self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark material, he quickly found himself taking the national comedy circuit by storm.
His calm, inclusive persona has ensured that Barry has also proven himself to be a popular and amiable MC, garnering a reputation as a strong and reliable choice to hold a quality line up together. Barry has been awarded Best MC at the Midlands Comedy Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017
Barry is also one-half of the popular Parapod podcast with comedian Ian Boldsworth. Ian and Barry debate the paranormal, explore hauntings, and delve headfirst into the unknown. The Parapod quickly became a cult hit, and was nominated for 'Best Internet' award at the 2016 Chortle Awards.
“If you are a promoter or club owner and aren't booking Barry Dodds then you should hand in your badge and your gun on my desk Monday morning!” - Jason Manford
“Razor sharp humour” - Metro
“wonderfully crafted stories and top–class audience interaction... brings his cheekiness to the stage in absolute buckets” - Bunbury Magazine
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.