Another night of rip-roaring comedy will be hosted by Clitheroe Comedy Club MC and curator Tony Vino, featuring three comics at the top of their game:
2017 Britains Got Talent Finalist and Golden Buzzer winner, Daliso Chaponda became one of the nation's best loved TV comics when he became a Britain's Got Talent finalist and 'Golden Buzzer' winner in 2017.
Daliso - who heralds from Malawi - is a versatile writer and a comedian who regularly peforms across Africa and in the UK. He has known to jump on planes and tell jokes anywhere on the globe (even on the planes - whether the passenger next to him wants to listen or not). He has been part of the Melbourne, Montreal, Edinburgh and Cape Town Festivals.
In 2011 Daliso began a project called 'Laughrica', a one man show in Malawi and followed it up with appearances in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria. Daliso has also performed in countries as diverse as Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka to Jordan, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania and the Czech Republic. Daliso also continues to dominate the African comedy scene. He recently performed in front of over two thousand people at the Stand-Up Africa concert in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as also recently performing at the sell-out Presidents Of Laughrica shows in Malawi.
"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 socially insightful comedy." - News and Star, UK
"One of the finest, funniest and most fair-minded comic commentators on race and post-colonial integration that I have seen." - Three Weeks, Scotland
"Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended." - BBC Tees
"A stand up comedian with raw Eddie Murphy confidence, cheek and super-polished style." - NERVE, UK
Winner of the Amused Moose Judges Prize for his 2013 Edinburgh show, yet one of the last comics to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (making six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman), Al Lubel daringly straddles the worlds of quirky and original material lapped up by critics and TV-ready comedy watched by millions.
He’s supported Jerry Seinfeld, who kindly mentioned “Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard” and recently fellow comic Adam Bloom gave him high praise by saying Al had “the most original first ten minutes of comedy I’ve ever seen.”
Al Lubel became a lawyer to satisfy his mother. He then quit the law and became a stand-up comedian to satisfy his need to disappoint her. Al practiced law during the day and comedy at night. Getting stage time is hard for a new comic so Al would suddenly stand up in the middle of restaurants and do his act. And as he says, “I almost always got big laughs because I had everyone’s complete attention because everyone was scared that I might hurt them.” Al gradually began getting work at comedy clubs and within a year he won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on television’s Star Search.
"Unimaginable neuroses, spiralling self-reflection, towering mother issues … all your favourites. But boy does he bring it all together into one truly brilliant comedy show." - Paul Fleckney (London Is Funny)
With a comedic voice heavily influenced by Jerry Seinfeld, Mark’s ability to blend a theme or topic with one of today’s funniest comedy routines is unparalleled. His smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favourite wherever he performs.
As Jerry Seinfeld said himself, “Funny is funny. Clean humour, if it’s good, works anywhere. Mark Palmer is one of a rare breed of comedians: he can make you laugh without having to pepper his routine with expletives or venture too far below the belt. He’s great at slice-of-life comedy, and deftly gives a wide range of subjects a sharp nudge in the ribs…"
"For 12 years Mark Palmer built up a reputation as one of South Africa’s most in demand comedians for three main reasons, being clean, classy and clever" - Cape Argus
"An effortlessly assured act… exceptionally inspired and truly memorable." - Steve Bennett (Chortle)