It is not difficult to see why Dalin Oliver has performed at all the comedy hotspots in Cape Town since his breakout performance on November 26 2010. The 22 year old, who hails from the suburb of Retreat and current History Honours student at UCT, has garnered many fans with his intelligent, judgemental, yet truthful, brand of comedy.
Dalin comes from a diverse background - he was educated at South Peninsula High and then matriculated from Wynberg Boys’ High. This has allowed him to grasp different accents and anecdotes that make his comedy witty, yet sleek at the same time. The part-time cricket coach and full time student is the type of guy you would want around your braai on the weekend, however his banter on stage reveals much more than that. Having performed under headline acts such as Stuart Taylor, Kurt Schoonraad and Shimmy Isaacs, the young comic has had crowds at Zula bar, Jou Ma Se Comedy Club and the Purple Turtle writhing in laughter. The self acclaimed Vin Diesel look alike embraces his coloured identity and reveals the highs and lows that make South African society so fascinating. Blessed with a receding hairline that mirrors certain coves along the West coast, Dalin has managed to incorporate the hardships that men go through in order to satisfy their female counterparts in many of his jokes. Despite having a peculiar shaped nose, which makes him look part Jewish, the comic describes himself as an awkwardly good-looking man.
Dalin has had a rather successful start to his comedy career as he was the runner-up of Heart 104.9’s: Cape Town Next Comic in March 2011. He then featured on the line-up of Intimate Comedy Sessions at On Broadway alongside, and under the guidance of, Stuart Taylor in June 2011. Thereafter, he was fortunate enough to perform at two shows at the prestigious Vodacom Funny Festival. He then finished the month of July off by featuring on the line-up of the Vodacom Funny Festival Community Road show.
This kid’s going to go far, like further than Beaufort West bru, however, you can be the judge of that, when you catch him around Cape Town at various venues.