On The Road Again

A note from The Cousin, Barry Hilton
May 23, 2014
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July 23, 2014

On The Road Again

Barry’s been revving it up at the Top Gear Festival in Durban and after a couple of exhilarating rounds with The Stig, he’s ready to roll for the rest of this year.

He will be headlining The African Comedy Show at London’s Hippodrome on 11 July.   “There are over 10 million Africans in the UK and yet, African comedy has long been under-represented in the mainstream comedic circuit – we want to change that!” says founder of the African Comedy Show David Balogun.  The monthly show is filmed and televised in the UK and USA on African TV stations.  Information and tickets: www.africancomedyshow.com or call 07404115228

There are an ADDITIONAL SIX SHOWS IN THE UK for the South African globetrotter who is the first South African invited to perform at the prestigious Harrah’s Improv at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Last year, he was shortlisted alongside John Cleese for Best Comedy Act Dubai and this year he will open the Hong Kong 2014 Comedy Festival, building on a career that’s seen him fill 4,000-seat auditoriums with his solo shows.  His global track record highlights Barry’s ability to cut through all boundaries and appeal to any nationality, race or age. In 2013 his industry peers paid tribute to Barry by presenting him with A Lifetime Achiever Award.  Three of his six solo UK shows have already sold out.

12 July London SOLD OUT
14 July Bournemouth http://j.mp/barryhilton
16 July Sussex http://j.mp/barryhilton
18 July Derby SOLD OUT
19 July London SOLD OUT
20 July Gloucester http://bit.ly/BarryHiltonSANight

Barry recently starred in his seventh Roman’s Pizza advert!  If you haven’t seen it yet, take a squizz: http://youtu.be/CHFZ1QpxGCo

Described by many South Africans as a national institution, “Barry seamlessly transcends cultural boundaries and appeals to an international audience,” says Umar Rana, Founder of Comedy Masala Singapore.

Barry will kick start the 8th Hong Kong International Comedy Festival in September with shows in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.  More information: www.hkcomedyfestival.com or jami@takeoutcomedy.com

“In the last few years, Hong Kong has become the epicenter of an Asian comedy revolution,” says Festival Founder Jami Gong.   “We are taking the festival to a whole new level – we want to set a benchmark for comedy in Asia.”  With both the comedians and the audience arriving from every corner of the world, Gong bills it as the most diverse comedy audience in the whole world.  “ Barry’s act is explosive, universal and very funny – he is the perfect choice to get the show on the road.”

Browse www.ngobraai.com  for an exciting range of Barry Hilton’s official Nou Gaan Ons Braai merchandise. The site caters for local and international visitors with delivery options world-wide.   Tshirts and caps remain the best sellers, with aprons being the third best sellers.  Ladies and childrens’ Tshirts will be available later this month as will three marinade flavours.
If you’re interested in being a merchandise reseller, please contact deidre@barryhilton.com

Just when you thought there were no more surprises…. Some musical fans have put the Nou Gaan Ons Braai story to tunes!  It sounds amazing and completely danceable!  The track will be released shortly.

For a night of non-stop laughs with two celebrated comedians, be sure to get your tickets for the Barry Hilton vs Mike King performance at the Regal Theatre in Perth on 26 and 27 September – www.ticketek.com.
The Two Nations Comedy Event of the Year sees South African comedian Barry Hilton take on New Zealand comedian Mike King on neutral ground in Australia.

Household names in their respective countries, these two international comedians and friends, will perform together on stage in a side-splitting, no-holds barred comedy show.  The animated performers will ensure their audience is treated to an evening of uproarious laughter – the same kind they’ve enjoyed together offstage since the minute they met in New Zealand three years ago.  After forging a fantastic friendship and having had a fabulous time performing together at selected New Zealand venues in 2011, Barry invited Mike to tour South Africa with him in 2012.  Playing to 5000 people in five South African cities, the comedy show starring Barry Hilton and Mike King was a roaring success.

Although ticket sales are not yet live, more information about Barry’s Brisbane show on 10 September is available from Arno Nel – arno.nel@bigpond.com.  You can contact Sophya Spann on 02 9651 1600 or sophya@duralcountryclub.com.au for more information about Barry’s show at the Dural Country Club in Sydney on 11 September.

FIVE shows have been secured for New Zealand in September:
19 Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland
20 The Kentish Hotel, Auckland (2 shows)
21 St Albans – Shirley Club, Christchurch
22 Upper Hut Cosmopolitan Club, Wellington
Ticket sales (40 dollars) are not yet live but will be available shortly.  In the meantime, please contact Joy or Irvin for more information irvin@clear.net.nza 

When he first heard about cashkows.com from Hermanus he also thought of Cash Crusaders – but for once Barry was lost for words …

It turns out cashkows.com and Barry had more in common than he imagined. Each, in their own way, go out of their way to add quality to the lives of South Africans cousins of the world.

Barry’s charm needs no introduction, but what does cashkows.com do to put a smile on the expat’s dial?

Well … You know all that money people left behind when they moved overseas? The money they thought they’d never see again? The money they’ve been trying to move because they too want o move overseas?

That’s what cashkows.com do – whether gone or going – they move our cousins’ money and they do it well. So next you hear Barry talk about cashkows.com you should take him seriously …

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