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Comedy legend Barry Hilton at the Knysna Theatre

Monday, 02 December 2019 09:52 Written by  William Charlton-Perkins
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See Barry Hilton - one of the very best comedians in South Africa and the whole world – in action at Knysna Theatre on 15 December at 8pm. Tickets are R150, through Webtickets at Pick ‘n Pay, at Knysna Theatre box office, or online at www.webtickets.co.za. One performance only! So book now to avoid disappointment!


With his career spanning a whopping three decades and six continents, Barry Hilton is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s favourite comedians and a firm favourite worldwide.  He’s thrilled audiences in Australia (at the Sydney Opera House), America, Canada, the UK, Singapore, New Zealand, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and across Africa.


Despite his great international appeal, Barry’s humour always comes with an unmistakably local flavour. Good, clean, family-friendly comedy, dished out in generous helpings, will keep you coming back for seconds, thirds and some more for dessert.

Barry’s observational comedy is made up of one thing and one thing only: funny. No need for vulgarity, malice or personal attacks, but rather just a unique and entertaining view of the funny and fascinating aspects that make up a uniquely South African society – all presented in his trademark style that keeps an audience on the edge of their seats, constantly wanting more.

It comes as no surprise that Barry was awarded the Lifetime Achiever Award by local comedians at the annual Comic’s Choice Awards. He is unflinching in his professionalism, his dedication to clean, accessible humour and he is guaranteed to lighten up even the cloudiest of days.

International media acclaim

  • "Explosive, Universal and Very Funny," Jami Gong of the TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong
  • “Barry seamlessly transcends cultural boundaries and appeals to an international audience,” Umar Rana, Founder, Comedy Masala Singapore
  • “A master comedian, Barry Hilton owns the stage,” Grant Ferris of the Laughter Lounge in Dublin
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