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University hosts high profile comedian and writer for Black History Month

13/10/2020

The University of Wolverhampton is hosting a free event with a high profile comedian and writer for Black History Month. 

The online talk with former Britain’s Got Talent competitor, Daliso Chaponda, is being hosted by School of Humanities lecturers and takes place on Friday 16th October between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm exploring the topic of ‘Joking about Race, Politics and Your Lovelife without Offending People’. 

Daliso appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, Britain’s Got Talent Champions in 2019, QI, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Good Evening Britain, The News Quiz and the Now Show on BBC Radio 4. Daliso is also the writer, creator, and host of his Rose d’Or nominated BBC Radio 4 show ‘Citizen of Nowhere’ that has aired for two series. Book onto the event via Eventbrite. 

Josiane Boutonnet, Deputy Head of the School of Humanities, said: “This is a really exciting event for us during Black History Month and we’re thrilled that Daliso is joining us to explore what joking about race, politics and love is like. 

The talk covers the power of comedy in difficult discussions, but also touches on the line that can be crossed and explores if it should it ever be crossed, looking at why laughter is important. 

As well as other virtual events featuring guest speakers such as Honorary Graduate, Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Nira Chamberlain, President of the Institute of Mathematics, the Students' Union will be screening films, holding quizzes and celebrating Black history, culture, and community as well as helping educate the wider community in the different cultures, foods and traditions within African and Caribbean nations. 

For more information contact the Corporate Communications Team 01902 322736/518647 or out of office hours on 07973 335112 or email: comms@wlv.ac.uk. 

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For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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