Direct From South Africa Barry Hilton Serial Comic
by Guest Author
South Africas favourite Cousin, Barry Hilton, has arrived in Australia for the start of his Serial Comic Tour. The first show in Perth at the Regal Theatre on Friday night is SOLD OUT! What a great way to start the tour, says Barry. Im thrilled 1100 people are coming to see me, it seems there are more South Africans in Australia than there are in South Africa!
While Down Under, Barry will be performing a whopping 20 shows in 25 days. A limited amount of tickets are still available from http:www.eventix.com.au for his shows in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney.
Sabonas competition last week to win tickets for the shows was met with an overwhelming response. The response was so good in fact that an extra set of tickets was given away; the winners are: Johnny Clark, Heinie Wynne, Rodney Triegaardt and Clair Walsh. Says Claire, My husband and I are so excited to win we saw Barry at Bruma Lake on our first date more than 18 years ago and its an awesome way to celebrate and remember where it all started THANK YOU!!!!
Barry The Cousin Hilton is quite simply one of the funniest men in the world, and certainly one of South Africas top stand-up comedians. Hes the only SA comedian who sells out 4000-seater venues with his one man showover and over again!
He is an irrepressible combination of the magic of mirth, and inspiring insight into current events and everyday issues. Barrys unique ability to engage a wide range of audiences has earned him a loyal fan base that spans continents.
His hilarious contributions to radio, television and film include a number of entertaining commercials, TV shows, two movies, and a collection of signature DVDs and CDs.
Comments from our winners:
Who will you be taking with you to the show?
Heinie My wife
Rodney My wife
Have you any fond memories of seeing Barry perform before?
Heinie Absolutely , I have seen him at a Spar Golf day and also a Shield Supplier evening and he is nothing short of the iconic South African comedian.
Rodney When I left SA the last I recall is the entertaining Savannah ads soooo dry.. recall one funny do you know your monkey just stole my beer!
Johnny I had my own motorcycle workshop in South Africa and a couple of years ago a tyre company launched new tyres to which I was invited. Barry was the entertainment for the evening. Halfway through his show he told people that he can come up with a joke or story no matter what the subject. So the audience was given the chance to give him words and he would make a joke. I was dumb struck no matter what the audience gave him he had everybody laughing.
Are you quite lucky when it comes to competitions? Or is this the first time youve won something?
Heinie I never win anything, perhaps I should buy a lotto ticket today also!
Rodney Not very lucky probably 2nd one in 5 yrs, suppose you gotta be in it to win it!
Johnny No not really I once won a camera but that was in 2005, allthough I am always keen to enter.
How long have you been living in Australia and what do you do there?
Heinie We have been here for 2 and years and I am a National Account Manager for Energizer Australia.
Rodney 8 yrs and teaching, where a onderwyser is not a flasher!
Johnny We have been in Australia for 2 years and 8 months now, moved directly from Nelspruit to Canberra and love it.
Is Sabona a good source of SA information?
Heinie Yes I find great information in Sabona, specifically to events , really useful.
Rodney Yes the range of reporting and networking platforms should serve its community well.
Johnny Yes, always something interesting to read catch up on what fellow South Africans do or experience in Australia.
Everyones favourite Cousin is clocking up the laughs across the globeand hes not done yet!
Tickets for the New Zealand leg of the tour are available from http:www.eventfinder.co.nz. Itll be my first visit to New Zealand - what happened to the old one? - and Im really looking forward to the experience, says Barry. Four of the venues in New Zealand have already sold out.