Barry Hilton – aka ‘The Cousin’ is an award-winning South African comedian, actor, and TV personality with 4 decades of experience. His unique style of performance – observational and witty – has an international appeal and has won the hearts of old and young around the globe. In 2014, the South African comedy industry paid tribute to the seasoned entertainer by presenting him with the Lifetime Achiever Award at the annual Comics Choice Awards.
After 6 years of initially working as an electrician he tried his hand at comedy – turning Professional in 1983 at the age of 26. Inspired by comedians Richard Pryor and Billy Connolly, Barry has opened for comic greats such as Bob Monkhouse, Bobby Davro, Billy Connolly and Les Dennis and was also the first South African comedian to perform at the Sun City Extravaganza, Royal Swazi and Wild Coast Sun and London’s Comedy Store.
To this day Barry continues to fill venues with his solo shows and will taking his ultra-funny comedy show UNSCRIPTED to London, Scotland, Ireland and Malta during June and July 2022.