‘Wassup PMB’!

2009-08-20 00:00

SOUTH Africa’s favourite cousin, Barry Hilton, will be asking Maritzburg residents “Wassup?” on Saturday at 7 pm, at Parklane Spar undercover parking.

A comedy icon, well known for his stand-up comedy routines, Hilton was recently nominated for a best actor award for his role in the film, Finding Lenny, at the Feel Good Festival in Los Angeles.

Although he failed to win the gong, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time in LA and says he spotted a lot of famous faces at the ceremony.

Asked what he had enjoyed most about taking on the role of Lenny in the feel-good South African film about a sports writer who loses his job and ends up coaching a village soccer team, he said it was the challenge of mastering the different disciplines of being an actor.

Hilton, who first discovered he could make people laugh at the age of eight, performed his first gig at a stand-up show at an amateur soccer club in Cape Town.

“I was so scared, it was worse than a horror movie,” he says of the experience.

As for what fans can expect from the show in Pietermaritzburg, he says: “A stomach ache!”

Opening the show on Saturday night is Graffiti Bridge, made up of the talented duo of Aaron and Shanthan. Doors open at 7 pm.

Tickets are R95, but booking a table for a party of eight will save you R100.

Tickets are available from Big Beat, Shop 13, and Café Dulcé’s (both at Parklane Centre) or at the door.

And everyone who attends the show will receive a free entry into a draw to win a seven-day, Sun International Holiday worth R10 000, courtesy of Barry Hilton and Big Beat Productions in support of the Natal Children’s Home.

For more information, phone Diane at 033 342 9527.

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