Here Comes the Hotstepper

Fresh from his electrifying performances at the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival, award winning South African comedian, Barry Hilton, is set to thrill audiences in Gauteng with his shows at Parker’s Comedy and Jive, Montecasino on the 28th October, Parker’s Silverstar on 29 October and Centurion Theatre in Pretoria on 7 November.

With his solo performance for a staggering 4000 people in Johannesburg during August, this seasoned comedian, has cemented his position, as the country’s biggest selling resident comedian.

In an arena set-up usually reserved for rock bands or pop concerts, the hilarious Hilton was completely surrounded on a center stage by a 4000 strong audience convulsing with laughter. “It’s always impressive when a stand-up comedian commands a crowd, but it’s especially impressive when it’s happening in an enormous, sold-out venue such as the Big Top Arena at Carnival City,” says entertainment director Matthew Cook. “A huge arena like this is almost impossible to work to a comic’s advantage – the energy has to be dialed so high to get the crowd going that no other SA based comedian has succeeded with a solo show in the space.”

Renowned for his strong and direct engagement with audiences, Barry is always quick on his feet and has an uncanny ability to adapt to his audience’s expectations. From the minute he steps on stage, Barry is literally on fire with just the right combination of his latest material, a few fan favorites and responding to cues from the audience. His hilarious physical impressions and facial contortions leave not a dry eye in the house. You’ll cry, wheeze and double over with fits of laughter while clutching your sides and begging for more.

With a career spanning a phenomenal three decades, Barry continues to draw capacity crowds with rave reviews nationally and internationally. The show on the 28th October at Parker’s Comedy Club in Montecasino is already sold out so book your seats and catch his show at Parker’s Comedy Club, Silverstar on the 29th October and Centurion Theatre on the 7 November. Tickets and more information from Computicket.

*All shows start at 8pm, Parker’s tickets are R120 ea and Centurion is R140 pp.