“Elle” caught up with him at his hotel in Fulham at the beginning of his UK tour and “Jenni” cornered him after his very last show at the Zulu’s bar in Fulham.
Needless to say, you have to suck a lemon before interviewing a master comedian like Barry Hilton if you actually want to get a question in and not constantly laugh your head off. Imagine someone, as a joke, accuses Barry Hilton of a crime and you get the job of interrogating him? Well, we quickly found out that he arrived with the typical UK flu, but after a brief visit to MediClinic in Putney he reported that the South African Doctor said he’s just lacking some biltong and sunshine!
So without further ado we present you more about Barry Hilton when he is not on stage:
“Elle” Do you eat pumpkin?
Barry: As much as I can but only until 12pm, it tends to turn into a bicycle then.
“Elle” Are you an 8 am or 2pm person?
Barry: 8 am, definitely.
“Elle” Do you believe in ghosts?
Barry: Well… if you go to a pub there seems to be a lot of spirits on the counter…
“Elle” What’s the greatest mystery in life?
Barry: If the light actually goes off when you close the fridge door.
“Elle” The saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words may never harm me…? (Question stopped by quick reply)
Barry: Unless you hit somebody with a dictionary.
“Elle” What are your future plans?
Barry: Off to America early next year, Canada, Greece, New Zealand, Australia and yes back in the UK. PS: We also found out he is getting married again really soon.
“Elle” What’s your inspiration, what makes you tick?
Barry: Honesty, honestly in your whole life, family and business.
“Elle” First joke ever?
Barry: Guy walks into a Optician, the Optician says “you need glasses”, Guy asked “how do you know that?”, Optician says “I could tell when you walked through the window”
“Elle” Favourite sport?
Barry: Motorbikes, GP bikes and UK football team Everton, they are fantastic.