The Laughter Factory presents S. African comedy superstar Barry Hilton
The Laughter Factory – listings
Wednesday June 28th – Park Rotana AUH, 8:30PM
Thursday June 29th – Moevenpick JBR, 9PM
Friday June 30th – Grand Hyatt Doha, 9PM
Saturday July 1st – Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman, 8:30PM
00971 50 878 6728. Ages 21+ only.
Price: Regular seats AED185/QR 185/ OR 18.5
Premium seats AED250/QR 250/ OR 25
Book now at thelaughterfactory.com
One of South Africa’s biggest names in stand up will be kicking off his Middle East tour in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 28th June, he will be also making his fellow cousin’s laugh in Dubai and Doha. With a track record of 30 years in comedy, Barry Hilton is considered to be one of the best in the business.
His delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and the humorous turns daily situations on their head to make us laugh at life.
His face is as funny as his repartee, with lugubrious looks tailor-made for mirth. Barry’s gregarious personality makes him a people’s person, happy to engage with the audience before and after his shows.
Barry is a seasoned comedian who’s as streetwise as any youngster. He’s remained at the top by continually coming up with fresh material – and by having six children to keep him on top of his game.
That universal appeal, coupled with a rigorous training on the comedy circuit alongside the likes of John Cleese, Billy Connolly and Bob Monkhouse, give him bullet proof act, that has his audiences in hysterics.
In 2013 he became the first South African to perform at the prestigious Harrah’s Improv at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, headlining four shows.
Last year Barry opened the Hong Kong 2014 Comedy Festival, followed by gigs in Singapore, Macau and Shanghai.
He’s delighted the notoriously tough crowds in London’s Clapham Grand and his hilarious performances in Dubai saw him shortlisted alongside John Cleese for the Best Comedy Act in Dubai’s Timeout Nightlife Awards 2013.
In between, he is an actor. He has starred in two movies, produced five stand-up comedy DVDs, hosted TV talk shows and featured in numerous TV commercials.
His universal appeal has created a global fan base through tours taking in America, Hong Kong, London, Ireland, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius andAfrica highlighting his ability to cut through all boundaries and appeal to any nationality, race or age.
He was the first South African to perform at London’s Comedy Store in 2001, and 10 years later the first to perform at Sydney Comedy Store. He fills 4,000-seat theatres with his solo shows, yet is just as adept at adding comic class to corporate events as the Master of Ceremonies or the headline act.
Barry is not only one of the most experienced and versatile comedians around, he’s also one of the funniest.
Three decades on stage, coupled with six kids, two ex-wives, a new wife, a few dogs, a penchant for fishing and a lifetime of living in a crazy, beautiful country have given Barry a lifetime of laughter-
Don’t miss the chance to see of one the biggest names in S.African comedy.