Dalin Oliver is a Cape Town based Comedian as well as the Sports Presenter on Good Hope FM’s Breakfast show; Hosted by Guy McDonald, weekdays 06:00 – 08:00am. Prior to joining the Breakfast team, he was on Lunch On Mars for two years with Stan Mars and Vania Cloete-Collison.
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 the qualified high school Mathematics and History teacher ditched the chalk board for a microphone and the stage.
After doing comedy for only four months, he was the runner-up of Cape Town’s Next Comic in March 2011. In June he featured on the line-up of Intimate Comedy Sessions and performed at On Broadway alongside Stuart Taylor for four nights. In July, he was privileged enough to perform at two shows at the prestigious Vodacom Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre. To complete this good run of form, he featured on the line-up of the Vodacom Funny Festival Community Road Show in July.
He was the winner of the Chilli Bar Comedy Grand Challenge at the end of 2011. However, 2012 proved to be year in which the young man learned the hardships of competitions as he was a finalist in Good Hope FM’s Laugh Master as well as The Nandos Comedy Showdown.
It was in 2013 when he started spreading his wings. He opened for Barry Hilton on the Cape Town leg of his “Best of Everything Ever” tour. He then opened for Riaad Moosa on his “Doctors Orders” tour in Cape Town, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and East London. He also headed down to East London as Stuart Taylor’s opening act for his Learner Husband Book Tour Launch. He had the privilege of going to the 2013 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown where he formed part of a comedy collective under the banner of Kurt Schoonraads Jou Ma Se Comedy Club. He finished the year off by performing alongside South African favourites Nik Rabinowitz, Stuart Taylor and Riaad Moosa at Keeping you in Stitches 2, which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The game changed in 2014 when he performed his debut one man show I Came, I Taught, I Left, which is directed by Stuart Taylor, at the National Arts Festival .The show is centered on him opting to pursue a career as a comedian even though he’s a qualified teacher. It was an instant hit and received rave reviews from festival newspapers Cue and Grocotts Mail.More than one thousand audience members flocked to see the young man perform over eight nights.
2015 started off with a bang as he made his debut on Comedy Central alongside Nik Rabinowitz,Kurt Schoonraad and Khanyiso Kenqa. Keep a look out for I Came, I Taught, I Left at the Arts Festival in July. The second year should be as exciting as the first.
September is a month which will highlight one of his biggest career achievements as his one man show will be running at the Baxter Theatre.
He’s played at all the comedy hotspots in Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as festivals such Rocking the Daisies, Synergy and Clubbers Camp Out.
South Africa, this awkwardly good looking Comedian looks forward to meeting you !!!
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