After what can only be described as one of the most successful careers in South African stand-up history, Barry Hilton’s new show, Evolver, takes it to the next level when he visits The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on November 20.
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. After what can only be described as one of the most successful careers in South African stand-up history, “The Cousin” shows no sign of slowing down.
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.
Evolver started touring in February 2016 and promises to bring fans a vibrant and hyper-alert Barry, with brand new material. 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.
The theatre will open at 18h30 and the show will start at 20h00. Tickets R165 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit www.barnyard.durban