South African comedy legend Barry Hilton leading top comedy night

Big Fish Comedy returns with a huge line-up in April

South African comedy legend Barry Hilton leading top comedy night

He last played in the UAE back in 2017, and South African funnyman Barry Hilton is back in town for a brand-new decade, with a three-act comedy tour hitting Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Some 30 years of touring have seen Hilton’s sets take the mundaneness out of everyday life and reduce it to ludicrous levels, with his shows punctuated with anecdotes about his family (and his six, yes six, children). We caught up with him just before his 2017 gig in Dubai, here’s what he had to say when he talked about living in the UAE, puntastic underwear and more.

Hilton will be part of the Big Fish Comedy Club tour taking place from April 15 to 18, with two nights in Abu Dhabi followed by two nights in Dubai. He’ll be joined by top comedians Patrick Monahan, known for many a TV appearance in the UK, and Rikki Jay, who’s been on the comedy scene since the 1990s.

You can catch shows at the Radisson Blu Yas Island in Abu Dhabi at 8pm on Wednesday April 15, with early-bird prices of Dhs140 per ticket available until Tuesday March 10 and Dhs160 thereafter. The following night, Thursday 16, the moves to private members club The Club Abu Dhabi, tickets can be acquired by contacting the club directly for the 9pm show.

On Friday April 17 there are two performances of the show, firstly at 7pm at Jumeirah Golf Estates, before swiftly pelting it up to the QE2 for a 9.30pm performance. The show will return to the QE2 on Saturday 18, and tickets are again available at an early-bird discounted rate of Dhs150 until Tuesday March 10. After that, tickets come in at Dhs175 per person.

Tickets for the shows are available at
From Dhs140 (prices vary). Apr 15-18. Various locations including Radisson Blu Hotel Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and Jumeirha Golf Estates, Dubai,

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