Malawian among top ten African comedians

Dalitso Chaponda

Local stand-up comedian has been recognized as one of the funniest people this year, along with nine other notable figures in the industry.

Dalitso Chaponda has been ranked seventh on the top ten list of African comedians by the African exponent medium.

His vibrant comic career has seen him overcoming border barriers, making his name known to other parts of the world.

Dalitso Chaponda
Dalitso Chaponda recognized.

Chaponda marked the genesis of his career in 2001 in Canada, with the passage of time, he is now one of the celebrated comedians in the world having performed at big comedy festivals in Melbourne Australia; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Montreal, Canada. In the present, he is the only Malawian comedian with a name beyond the borders.

Despite performing mostly outside Malawi, Chaponda hosts an annual show called Laughrita in Malawi. It attracts international acts, making it quite a phenomenon worth including on the calendar. Those that have ever watched him perform have testified, he is the kind of a comedian that would moisten your eyes with tears because of his jokes.

Son to the current minister of Agriculture George Chaponda, the young Chaponda once forced people into uncontrollable laughter during one of his performances in Malawi, having joked about his father. Another entertainer in the best ten whose rank is not questionable is Uganda’s Annie Kansiime. She is one of the most followed on the continent with her short comic visuals widely watched across Africa. The Ugandan is ranked third while South Africa’s undisputable Trevor Noah is on the top spot, seconded by Nigeria’s Bright Okpocha who is also known as Basket mouth. Here is how African funniest men and women stand as of 2016.

1. Trevor Noah (South Africa)

2. Bright Okpocha/ Basket Mouth (Nigeria)

3. Anne Kansiime (Uganda)

4. Eddi Kadi (DRC)

5. Michael Blackson (Ghana)

6. Daniel Ndambuki/ Churchill (Kenya)

7. Dalitso Chaponda (Malawi)

8. Carl Joshua Ncube (Zimbabwe)

9. Tumi Morake (South Africa)

10. Helen Paul Basimile (Nigeria)



  1. Better in comedian Malawi big up,but in other hand like football i dont know it will recovery

  2. thumb up breda….jokes ndiwausilu zachichewa can’t be recognized. should just improve in the format bas.koma chaponda nde ur number one

  3. In as far as comedy is concerned, it doesn’t matter where you come from…as long as you make people laugh…(Get the pun).

  4. How can I explain this testimony to the public about a great man who help me out in serious illness I have HIV AID for good 3year and I was almost going to the end of my life due to the way my skin look like all I have in my mind is let me just give up because life is not interesting to me any longer but I just pray for God every day to accept my soul when ever I’m gone lucky to me my kids brother run to me that he found a doctor in the internet who can cure HIV online he help me out on everything, the doctor ask for my details, so he can prepare the herbal medicine for me from his temple after all he ask is done one week later I started getting more stronger my blood start flow normally for 4 to 5 days I start getting Wight before 6 days my body start developing my skin start coming up after 8 days which he told me that i will be completely healed, I went for HIV test and I was tested negative I’m so happy that I can say I’m not a HIV patient if you have HIV/AID or any sickness he can still help you in getting your ex-back to you please contact him via his email: [email protected], or whatsapp him on +2348143143878.

  5. Congregations, Dalitso for putting Malawi on the map. This is amazing, because we are only famous for hunger and corruption. At least We all need to thank you for this.

    1. Haa! You make me laugh. Dont’ forget hunger,disease,envy and witchcraft. We are number one in the world.

  6. he is a ‘sell out’ dissing his own pple to get noticed by white audience……buster ed!!! Can somebody show me ;unlike: button plz

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