Comedian Dalin Oliver hits Durban shores soon, with his third one man Stand-Up Comedy Show – Adulting. Written and performed by Dalin, and directed by Stuart Taylor, this hot-property laugh-a-line act plays the Happy Hippo Comedy Club, 222 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban Central, on 30 and 31 August, starting at 8pm.
Yes! Teacher-turned-comedian and ace radio jock, Dalin Oliver, one of the rising stars of the South African comedy scene, is heading back to Durbs! Born and bred in Retreat, Cape Town, the former high school mathematics and history teacher is a familiar face with the locals of his hometown – after two successful runs of his previous one man shows I Came, I Taught, I Left and Face For Radio. For the third consecutive time, he’ll be under the guidance of one of SA’s favourite Comics, Stuart Taylor, who will be donning the hat of Director.
Oliver recently turned 30 and noticed that people expect him to have it all together when in actual fact, it’s all falling apart. Not literally, okay sometimes, but figuratively, mostly, because each day leads to more challenges and confusion about how to survive in the “big world”. Adulting is soooooo hard people.
No one warned him about the panic he’ll experience at the end of the month when debit orders decide to visit…Or about the stress of moving out and living on your own because you want to be independent. Independent in this case loosely translates to no home cooked food until further notice, forgetting to take dirty washing to the laundry and learning that flats don’t come fully furnished.
Somehow, they also never sent him the memo on how to deal with parents who are experiencing empty nest syndrome because their youngest has decided to spread his wings and start figuring out life on his own. His life is basically a mess but that’s okay because deep down inside everyone’s’ is and that’s okay too.
Oliver’s signature nostalgic story-telling comedic style is something to look forward to once again. This time featuring life hacks and stories that just might feel a little too familiar. It’s over a pay day run because he wants you to live your best life before all of your favourite SMS’s decide to start going off. We also have candles and cell phone torches so you can’t use load-shedding as an excuse. See you there. Thanks for supporting SA Comedy.
Social Media Handles: Twitter Handle: @dalinoliver; Instagram Handle: @dalinoliver; Facebook Page: Dalin Oliver
Bookings @ www.quicket.co.za, or call 083 426 7504. Tickets are R100 per person.
About Dalin Oliver
Dalin is a Cape Town-born qualified teacher-turned-comedian. He started his on-stage journey in 2010 and has captured audiences with his clean-cut, energetic brand of comedy that has been described as easily accessible, nostalgic and diverse in the best kind of way. The 30 year old is one half of Good Hope FM’s SA Comics Choice Award Nominated comedy radio show, Happy Hour, as well as the Sports Presenter on the weekday Breakfast show. His passion for the performance arts was triggered in 2010 when he won the UCT leg of Good Hope FM’s Campus DJ Search. A few months later the comedy bug bit and he ditched the chalk board for a microphone and the stage. Career highlights including being featured on Comedy Central Africa, writing, producing and performing three one man shows, releasing his DVD for I Came, I Taught I Left, making his big screen debut in cinemas nationwide as one of the lead actors in SA action comedy Finders Keepers and being one of the featured acts at the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival as well as the opening act for industry stalwarts such as Riaad Moosa, Barry Hilton, Stuart Taylor and Nik Rabinowitz. Oliver is one of the rising stars of the South African comedy scene and is one to keep an eye out for. For more information visit: http://dalinoliver.com.