Barry Hilton, The Evolver Tour
After what can only be described as one of the most successful careers in South African stand-up history, Barry Hilton shows no sign of slowing down. He is a classic career artist – in an age of one-hit wonders, he keeps smashing records. While other artists stick to what they know, he is constantly finding new places to test his craft – Vegas, cruise-liners and the East – he’s a genuine craftsman.
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 – 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.
With sets that are never vulgar, malicious nor mean of spirit, but always funny – Barry is known to several generations as a gentleman comic and a master craftsman with flawless timing, an unpredictable hairline and a gaze that doesn’t miss a thing.
His genuinely funny bones, his uncanny ability to gauge a crowd, his firm stance on working clean, and his unflinching work ethic make Barry Hilton an institution that has stood the testament of time and continues to impress as he breaks new ground and makes ‘em laugh all over the world.
Thirty years of touring, six children, two ex-wives, a new wife, six DVDS, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connolly, Monkhouse, millions of air miles and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantelpiece…. If Barry Hilton isn’t the quintessential South African comedy giant, no one is.
Catch the Durban leg of the tour at Sibaya, iZulu Theatre on the 26th of Feb at 8pm. Seating is reserved so don’t leave it to the last minute, book your tickets today!
Tickets are available from R130 at www.quicket.co.za
If you need any assistance on the Quicket website please contact Quicket on 0214610755
For more information about the show you can contact Ivana on 0725995373
Durban Get It Magazine Nobember 2018Kajal Maharaj : Soapie Star