Barry Hilton is taking it easy by being busier than ever
With a third outlet of his signature Nou Gaan Ons Braaiclothing range having just opened its doors, launching a family fun card game called SmartAskand teaching business professionals the serious side of funny with his Talk Funny workshops, you might think Barry Hilton is taking some time off from his first love: stand-up comedy.
You will also be very wrong.
Barry is still criss-crossing South Africa and the world with his unique and larger-than-life approach to the basic things we all have in common and a hilarious take on all our quirks and differences.
Apart from being an absolute audience favourite, Barry Hilton is also known for his professionalism and his dedication to good, clean comedy. These are just some of the reasons that saw him awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South African Comics’ Choice Awards – voted for by his peers and colleagues in the industry.
He’s known for never going for the easy gags, cheap shots and lazy punchlines of dirty and vulgar comedy. If you’re lucky enough to remember one of the multitude of jokes that fly your way during one of his shows, you’ll be able to tell it to anybody from your boss to your gran.
He knows the intrinsic art of being funny and has a never-ending supply of new, side-splitting humour that is drawn from the most basic human situations.
This is also one of the reasons Barry has been able to connect with similar ease with audiences all around the globe. He’s performed at the Sydney Opera House, Canada, Dubai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and later this year he will be unleashing his hilarity on audiences as host at the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival. Jami Gong of the TakeOut Comedy Club in Hong Kong has described him as “Explosive, Universal and Very Funny”.
But before that, this July to be precise, lucky audiences in Bournemouth, London, Glasgow, Dublin and Manchester will get to see him in action on the following dates.
THE OLD FIRE STATION in BOURNEMOUTH on Friday 13 July at 19:00 | https://bit.ly/2GFU0GX
THE CLAPHAM GRAND in LONDON on Saturday 14 July at 19:00 | https://bit.ly/2tfNqEU
THE CLASSIC GRAND in GLASGOW on Sunday 15 July at 18:00 | https://bit.ly/2FhAunC
LAUGHTER LOUNGE in DUBLIN on Monday 16 July at 19:00 | https://bit.ly/2qbJjVz
THE COMEDY STORE in MANCHESTER on Wednesday 18 July at 19:00 | https://bit.ly/2Lpo37u
Whether you’re an expat or a local, Barry Hilton’s humour transcends cultural differences and illuminates the quirky side of everybody’s life:
“A master comedian, Barry Hilton owns the stage,” Grant Ferris of the Laughter Lounge in Dublin
Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to see one of world’s best comedians in action. And if you’re not lucky enough to be in the vicinity, at least you can take solace in the fact that Barry has just completed filming a new DVD, so you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of the master in action in your own home.