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Tuesday, September 26, 2017


(Dalin Oliver)

One of Cape Town's favourite comedians, Dalin Oliver, is set to hit Durban in October with his much anticipated one man show, Face For Radio.

Written and performed by Oliver, Face For Radio is directed by SA Comedy favourite, Stuart Taylor. The show stages at Durban's Seabrooke's Theatre from October 6 to 7 at 20h00.

The 28-year-old comedian from Retreat in The Mother City is a rising star and has managed to capture audiences with his clean-cut energetic brand of comedy. Career highlights include opening for industry stalwarts like Stuart Taylor, Riaad Moosa, Barry Hilton and Nik Rabinowitz as well as being one of the featured acts on the series: Comedy Central Presents.

His debut one-man show, I Came, I Taught, I Left - where he also teamed up with Stuart Taylor as his director - has been a huge success since its debut with return runs taking place at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2014 until 2016, where he performed to full houses and received rave reviews. As a result, his final run of the show in 2016 was billed as one of the top 30 grossing productions at the Fringe Festival in Grahamstown. He also made his big screen debut where he played one of the lead roles in the SA action comedy Finders Keepers that released in cinemas nationwide in August.

Face For Radio sees Oliver confessing about his struggles to adapt to the concept of "adulting" - 10 years after matriculating. No one "warned him about it", he says. “My Life Orientation teacher at school forgot to tell me that I’d have to pay tax, parallel-park in on-common traffic and that data would be this expensive.”

Oliver shares that the new comedy show will see a different and more mature side to the comedian’s dose of comedy – something which his audiences haven't experienced yet in 2016.

“One day while playing PokemonGo, I realised it was time to grow up. (Actually, my mom told me that if I don’t get off my phone and clean my room, I’ll never find a girlfriend.) This was the wake-up call I needed to get my act together,” he admits. “Since my last show on stage, my friendships and relationships have changed. My friends are getting married and going to Builders Express on weekends while I'm figuring out that Tinder is not that beneficial when you are staying at home with your parents.”

Earlier in May this year, Oliver and fellow comedian Carl Weber landed the first-ever comedy-themed radio show on popular Cape Town radio station Good Hope FM. To compliment this, he was one of the featured acts at this year’s Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.

Face For Radio has performances on October 6 and 7 at 10h00 at Seabrooke’s Theatre, Durban High School. Duration is 80 minutes. Age Restriction: 13. Booking is through