South African Comedy legend, Barry Hilton, famously known as The Cousin, will present his latest show ‘Barry Hilton B.E.E. -Best of Everything Ever’ at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on April 26 and 27.
The show came about when fans kept asking for their old favourites.
Whether you’re a teenager or a pensioner, a single dad or an internet dating forty year old divorcee, you’ll laugh till your belly aches listening to Barry’s side-splitting interpretations of everyday events. ‘Barry Hilton B.E.E. -Best of Everything Ever’ showcases some of Hilton’s current work as well as audience favourites that span a phenomenal 30 years on stage as a successful, professional comedian.
With his relaxed stage demeanour and gregarious personality, Barry continues to strive and thrive, performing both locally and internationally.
During 2012 he performed to positive reviews on five of the seven continents and extensively throughout Africa, proving that audiences of every nationality can relate to his humour. Steering clear of political satire, swearing, explicit content and blasphemy the comedy stalwart’s fan base continues to grow and his unique international appeal has ensured a fan base that spans the globe.
With more comedians on the South African comedy scene than ever before, Hilton still tops the list with theatres, corporates and advertising agencies. He has stayed on the scene by ‘keeping it clean’ and continually coming up with new material which he sources mostly by just being observant, keeping up to date with the news, living his life to the full and seeing the funny side of everything.
Hilton last performed in Cape Town in 2012 with New Zealand comic Mike King and before that he sold out the GrandWest Arena in 2010 and 2011.
Zimbabwean by birth, he spent his high school years in Cape Town where he attended Observatory Boys High School and where he went on to do an apprenticeship as an electrician, living and working in the Mother City for some years before moving to Johannesburg to further his early career as a comedian.
* Performances are at 8.30pm. Tickets are R120 via Computicket.