Say ‘the cousin’ and everybody knows exactly who you’re talking about. Barry Hilton is a household name in South Africa and audiences love his irrepressible sense of humour! He is a skilful, generous and engaging entertainer who pulls out all the stops for audiences across the country and his shows are invariably sold out well in advance.
He has the knack of taking every day situations and turning them into hilarious skits on stage. Barry Hilton is undoubtedly South Africa’s best-loved funny man!
Not only does Barry Hilton enjoy sell out South African tours, he has performed to sold-out audiences around the globe. He was also the first South African stand-up comedian to perform at the prestigious London comedy club, The Comedy Store. So he’s obviously got the universal formula right!
With this phenomenal success it’s no surprise that he’s been in the business for 25 years.
Yes! The man was born funny, and funny he remains! Barry brings the houses down whenever he stands on stage. A stage which he has shared with such comic greats as Billy Connoly, Bob Monkhouse, Bobby Davro and Les Dennis.
Without him even saying a word you laugh, “I don’t work out a routine or anything like that, I just say the first thing that comes into my mind while I am on stage. I love talking nonsense.”
His unique style of entertainment is a real winner at corporate functions from golf days and launches right through to conferences and gala banquets. In addition to his corporate shows, Barry has devised an exciting motivational concept for companies. The “Laughter Factory” shows employees how to bring more laughter into the workplace, and how success comes with laughter.
Barry Hilton is renowned not only for his comedy, but also for starring in commercials (really funny ones) and giving them a certain sense of South African-ness. “The Cousin” has also featured in several television shows, including his own series entitled “Funny You Should Say That” on SABC prime time and the SABC 2 gameshow “The Generation Game”.
Being a prolific writer, Barry pens all his own material, including music. His work has been captured on video and CD and they have all sold extremely well.
So if you feel like you need to laugh or even cry with laughter, find your way to his next show, which will undoubtedly be a hysterical work of art.