ONE of Cape Town’s favourite comedians, Dalin Oliver, will be performing his show, Face For Radio, directed by Stuart Taylor, at Seabrooke’s Theatre at Durban High School at 8 pm on October 6 and October 7.
Oliver has been racking up the laughs and garnering rave reviews across the country with successful stints at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. He also appeared in the South African action comedy Finders Keepers that was released in cinemas in August.
The 28-year-old, from Retreat in the Mother City, has already opened for industry stalwarts like Taylor, Riaad Moosa, Barry Hilton and Nik Rabinowitz and is one of the featured acts on Comedy Central Presents.
His debut one-man show, I Came, I Taught, I Left — where he also teamed up with Taylor as his director — was billed as one of the top 30 grossing productions at the Fringe Festival in Grahamstown.
Face For Radio sees him confessing about his struggles to adapt to the concept of ‘adulting’, 10 years after matriculating.
“No one warned me about it,” Oliver 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.
“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.
“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.”
Oliver is a teacher-turned-comedian and a co-presenter of Happy Hour on Good Hope FM.
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 mathematics and history teacher ditched the chalk board for a microphone and the stage.
Don’t miss him in Durban.
Tickets for the show can be booked at Computicket. Please not: there is an age restriction of no under 13s.
• For more information visit: http://dalinoliver.com