Malawi’s United Kingdom based stand-up comedian, Daliso Chaponda stormed through to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent after another performance that had the audience in stitches.
At the end of it, he got more than a standing ovation from the audience and the judges, Chaponda received the biggest complement of all – Simon Cowell’s praise.
The head judge predicted “big things” for the up-and-coming star, in a video of his performance.
His semi-final jokes included his home country, Malawi, where pop star, Madonna “adopted all those babies from. “That’s us, yeah, you are jealous,” added the comedian. He also joked about Madge “adopting his brother” and he even quipped that Angelina Jolie had “adopted my sister.”
He then moved on to how things have changed in the world: “we’ve got rights we can vote. I am black, two hundred years ago this would have been an auction,” he jested.
He moved on to joke about love and how he is looking for it.
“It’s crazy that I am on television right now because my ex always felt I wasn’t ambitious enough. She used to be like, you are a comedian, come on and be more ambitious. I did not sign up for somebody who is going nowhere.
“I told her, you knew I wasn’t ambitious from the day we met, of all the women in the bar, I approached you,” and the audience busted into laughter before Chaponda cracked them further with: “well, you are all laughing but I am looking for love.”
The comedian was among the two out of five acts progressing to the finals in a last semi-final contest on Friday. Judges’ wildcard picked from the axed semi-finalists will be the show’s 11th finalist.
At the end of his performance, all of the four judges were on their feet to applaud him.
After judge Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer sent Chaponda to the semi-finals, on Friday she said: “I love you, you are even better than the last time that I saw you. It has to be near the edge and you are so on the edge it made us howl with laughter. It was naughty and cool. No one can take your stuff, you are unique and you smashed it!”
Summing up a fantastic night for Chaponda was Simon who said: “I have to tell you something, you are one of the funniest people we’ve had on this show. You are so fantastically non-PC and I think that’s why people love you. You are the sort of person who off the back of this, your phone should be ringing with people offering you your own show.
“The one thing I’ve noticed about comedians is that they’re selfish but I think there is a gap in the market for you. Your sense of fun will get you in the final.”
Is the Malawian going to make history as the 2017 Britain’s Got Talent finals take place today?
According to information from Britain’s Got Talent , there’s never been a comedian winner in the reality show. However, there are two comedians in the final Chaponda and eight-year-old prodigy, Ned Woodman.