Bingu International Conference Centre auditorium reverberated with laughter on Saturday night as hundreds of fans turned up for the Laughgate comedy show.
The event kicked off with rib cracking jokes from Neil Nayar, a Briton who sent the patronage into uncontrollable laughter with his disjointed as well as funny Chichewa ascent.
A well known musician among revellers in Lilongwe, Neil, then did a musical comedy of how he almost met his wife before leaving the stage for Diana Dee Satha.
Satha, went straight into business by saying she is “a Christian with issues,” before poking fun at the rise of “self proclaimed prophets,” how they dress, to how their followers behave.
The fans also got a treat of a musical performance by Classik and Viceroy who ushered in the man of the day, Daliso Chaponda.
Simply put, Chaponda lived up to the hype about his talent and his promise of all new material.
Themes on love issues, politics and everything that matters in Malawi, Africa and beyond took centre stage.
His first had a go on the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Chaponda joked on several issues, including poking fun at President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his administration.
“Zimbabwe has its own version of Big Brother Africa. No matter how you vote, Mugabe is a winner,” he cracked up the audience.
The donor community was not spared Chaponda’s lethal wrath as he poked fun at how the donors seize the opportunity to leave Malawi when things go wrong only to come back.
“It’s like a wife constantly nagging her abusive husband. Why not leave for good anyway?” He wondered as he joined in the laughing.
Out of home, Chaponda found something to talk about in the name of prophets such as Urbert Angel in Zimbabwe as Nigeria’s TB Joshua.