International award-winning comedian, Barry Hilton, is back in South Africa after wowing the iconic Sydney Opera House. Describing his two-hour solo show on the world-renowned stage, Hilton said it was the highlight of his career. One which has seen him perform on global stages, including London’s Royal Albert Hall and Harrah’s in Las Vegas, kick start international comedy festivals in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, shortlisted alongside John Cleese for the Best Comedy Act in Dubai’s Timeout Nightlife Award and presented with a Lifetime Achiever Award at the Annual Comics Choice Awards.
“This is the greatest indoor performing space on earth,” says singer-songwriter Ben Harper of the Sydney Opera House’s majestic Concert Hall. While the Sydney Symphony is the major presenting company, major touring artists to have played in this venue include Kanye West, The Cure, Eddie Vedder and now South Africa’s very own Barry Hilton.
After what can only be described as one of the most successful careers in South African stand-up history, Barry Hilton continues to push boundaries. Given the huge scale of his achievements and punishing schedule, Hilton doesn’t seem to age, instead his life experience just provides more fuel for his unique world-view. This seasoned raconteur recently shot the lights out with a sold-out 4200-seat arena show at Carnival City – something no other local comic has ever achieved.
Forged in the fire of the global comedy circuit from London to Hong Kong, this versatile and dynamic comedy icon works the room with magnetic charm and infectious ease. His deft timing and tap-dancing mind leave any crowd thrilled that they came, regardless of their own background.
“I loved his performance (at the Sydney Opera House) and it was so lovely to see and hear how much the audience adores him”
– Michelle Horner, Founder Ignite Elite Artists, Sydney Australia
“Barry Hilton was just in Sydney with a new 2-hour show at the Sydney Opera House. He not only wowed the massive South African following he enjoys here, but attracted a large number of Australians and others that are all equally entertained by his hit comedy show. Hopefully he will be back with more very soon. A first class act.”
“The last comedy show I saw at the Sydney Opera House was Jennifer Saunders’, but Barry Hilton’s comedy last week created even more laughter with a massive repertoire of clean, original, comedy that was thoroughly entertaining”,”
– Graeme Gillies, Owner Grayboy Entertainment, Sydney Australia
“It was an absolute pleasure to host and promote Barry on this Australian tour. His stellar performance at the Sydney Opera House left not a dry eye in the house we’ve had rave reviews from the audience – Saffa’s and Aussies
– Mike Bray, Bear Paw Events, Sydney Australia