Bar­rel of laughs for Ma­sit­handa­ne

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Out & About -

Af­ter w­hat can on­ly be des­cri­bed as one of the most success­ful careers in SA stand-up his­to­ry, Bar­ry Hil­ton’s s­how, “E­vol­ver”, ta­kes it to the next le­vel.

For­ged in the fi­re of the glo­bal co­me­dy ci­r­cuit from Lon­don to Hong Kong, this ver­sa­ti­le and dy­n­a­mic co­me­dy i­con works the room with mag­ne­tic charm and in­fecti­ous e­a­se.

E­vol­ver pro­mi­ses to bring fans a vi­brant and hy­per-a­lert Hil­ton, with brand-new ma­te­ri­al.

Gent­le­man co­mic

With sets that are ne­ver vul­gar, ma­li­ci­ous nor me­an of s­pi­rit, but al­ways fun­ny, Hil­ton is kno­wn to se­ver­al ge­ne­ra­ti­ons as a gent­le­man co­mic and a mas­ter crafts­man with fla­w­less ti­ming, an un­pre­dic­ta­ble hai­r­li­ne and a ga­ze that doe­sn’t miss a thing.

Fans of Hil­ton can ca­tch him in the Oc­to­pus Garden Un­der the Sea at the S­ca­rab Vil­la­ge in Sed­ge­field on Sa­tur­day 7 A­pril. The park will o­pen at 17:30 in pre­pa­ra­ti­on for the s­how, which will start at 18:30. Pro­ceeds of the s­how, for which tic­kets cost R120, will go to the Sed­ge­field NPO Ma­sit­handa­ne, which me­ans “Let us lo­ve one a­not­her” in i­siX­ho­sa.

Last y­e­ar Ma­sit­handa­ne ce­le­bra­ted its 11th birt­hday.

Worthy cau­se

“Our or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on works col­lecti­ve­ly and col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve­ly in the tar­ge­ted pre­vi­ous­ly dis­ad­van­ta­ged and i­so­la­ted com­mu­ni­ties in Sed­ge­field,” says the or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on’s chair Jacky We­a­ver. “Chal­len­ges are high rates of u­nem­ploy­ment, poor hou­sing, a high c­ri­me ra­te, poor in­fra­struc­tu­re, no pu­blic trans­port, an in­cre­a­sing HIV/Aids pre­va­len­ce, gen­der in­e­qua­li­ty, gen­der-ba­sed vi­o­len­ce, teen preg­nan­cies and al­co­hol a­bu­se,” she says.

O­ver­co­ming the­se chal­len­ges, a­mong ot­hers, is w­hat Ma­sit­handa­ne is all a­bout. To ad­dress the­se is­su­es, as well as fund their Burs­a­ry Fund and sa­ve to be a­ble to re­pla­ce their vehi­cle that is be­gin­ning to pro­ve cos­t­ly in terms of re­pla­ce­ment of parts and re­pairs, is w­hat the Hil­ton s­how is ai­med at.

Ac­cor­ding to We­a­ver, tho­se at­ten­ding the s­how may bring their own pi­cnic, chairs, blan­kets and a torch.

Get your tic­kets

Tic­kets are a­vai­la­ble from Sed­ge­field Tou­rism and S­ca­rab Vil­la­ge. Mo­re information: Jacky 082 414 2133 or Ter­tia on 082 046 0463. –

P­ho­to/Pos­ter: Sup­p­lied

Bar­ry Hil­ton’s s­how E­vol­ver is set to tickle lo­cals’ fun­ny bo­nes in Sed­ge­field on 7 A­pril.

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