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New Zealand, SA face off in an epic comedy showdown

Barry Hilton vs Mike King: No Ref, will see South Africa's top comedian slug it out with a Kiwi funny man in a no holds barred comedy showdown at The Lyric Theatre on 27 and 28 January 2012.

27 January 2012 | Lucky Thusi

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In South Africa's corner is Barry Hilton - The Cousin. Hilton's unrehearsed performances, quick wit, animated physical antics and hilarious facial expressions leave audiences gasping for air.

With his irrepressible sense of humour, Barry is the only South African comedian who regularly sells out 4000-seater venues with his one-man show.

Internationally renowned, Barry has packed audiences in and around the world. He is as well-known for his humorous TV adverts and for the well-received movie Finding Lenny as he is for his hilarious stand-up comedy.

Sparring against South Africa's best-loved comedian is Mike King, a contender from New Zealand.  Known for his entertaining, candid and thought-provoking brand of comedy, Mike King is one of New Zealand's most popular comedians.

Mike has performed at more international festivals than any other comedian from his country. A familiar face of New Zealand television, he has hosted numerous comedy series and specials.  

His portrayal of the "sun-glass wearing, leather jacket clad Maori fella" introduced television viewers to Mike's candid and controversial humour.  Subsequent television shows have helped to establish Mike King as a household name.

*The shows take place on 27 and 28 January 2012 at 20:30 Tickets are R95 each and can be booked at Computicket or at The Lyric Theatre Box Office on (011) 248 5000. For more information, log onto www.goldreefcity.co.za. Follow @GoldReefCitySA on Twitter to keep up with Gold Reef City news and events.

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