UK based stand up comedian, Daliso Chaponda, son to Education Minister George Chaponda, sent patrons into stitches of laughter at Mibawa Café in Blantyre on Wednesday night when he lampooned changes to the Malawi flag.
"You know what, I am always reading what is happening back home and I keep on asking my dad what the government is doing. We changed the flag to the full sun as a sign of development but with issues to do with fuel and forex shortages now we should put an eclipse," said Daliso.
Ironically, the flag change took place when his father was Minister of Justice.
In just 15 minutes, Daliso managed to tantalise the audience with jokes that demonstrated his consciousness with the social issues in the country.
This was the first time for the comedian to perform in Blantyre but after the show his name was on everybody's lips at the Mibawa Café which has, in a short period of time, established itself as a venue for serious entertainment.
The comedian said the performance was a warm up for a major show that is slated to take place next Saturday at Robbins Park.
The reaction of the audience galvanised the comedian to dish out more jokes and when he did one imitating President Bingu wa Mutharika's phobia of 'Satan' it was as if an electric vibrator was passing through the audience to make them laugh.
"Being the first time to perform here I was not sure whether people will like my jokes or not but I know that if there are some who won't find my jokes funny it won't be my fault but it will be because 'Satan' was on their backs," he joked.
Poet and musician Q, Malewezi levelled the field for Daliso, dishing two poetic vibes one titled 'Wikipedia,' before ending the chapter with 'Journey to the first letter,' in which talks about "poor people perish, poor people praise presidential portraits..."