Al Prodgers

Al Prodgers

Based: Johannesburg.

Al Prodgers is one of SA’s Best Corporate Entertainers, Stand up Comedians and Emcees.

If you’re looking for a top-notch Corporate Entertainer, Stand up Comedian and Emcee for your Corporate event or function, we invite you to seriously consider Al Prodgers.

Al Prodgers is available for..

  • Conferences
  • Gala dinners
  • Year-end functions
  • Charity functions
  • Golf days
  • Auctions

Al has regularly appeared on international comedy stages from Seychelles and Mauritius to sophisticated venues in London, UK. He has entertained audiences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and worked in Windhoek, Maputo, Gaborone Zambia and Uganda at home on the African continent

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Barry Hilton

Barry Hilton

Based: Cape Town.

With a track record of 30 years in comedy, Barry Hilton has raised the world’s laughter level considerably. His delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and the humorous turns daily situations on their head to make us laugh at life. His face is as funny as his repartee, with lugubrious looks tailor-made for mirth.

Barry’s gregarious personality makes him a people’s person, happy to engage with the audience before and after his shows. Barry is an old-school comedian who’s as streetwise as any youngster. He’s remained at the top by continually coming up with fresh material – and by having six children to keep him hip and happening. His act is intelligent, observational, impeccably timed and never crude, sexist or racist. Just enormously funny.

That universal appeal, coupled with a rigorous training on the comedy circuit alongside the likes of John Cleese, Billy Connolly and Bob Monkhouse, give him a professionalism welcomed by any comedy club or corporation – punctual, polite, always topical, and always a strong performer. Barry lives in Cape Town in South Africa, and has become a national icon in a country where a new generation of comics is beginning to find its voice. In 2013 the industry paid tribute to Barry with A Lifetime Achiever Award, presented at the Annual Comics’ Choice Awards.

His popularity extends far further, however. Last year he became the first South African to perform at the prestigious Harrahs Improv at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, headlining four shows. Later this year Barry will open the Hong Kong 2014 Comedy Festival, followed by gigs in Singapore, Macau and Shanghai. He’s delighted the notoriously tough crowds in London’s Clapham Grand and his hilarious performances in Dubai saw him shortlisted alongside John Cleese for the Best Comedy Act in Dubais Timeout Nightlife Awards 2013. In between, he is a corporate entertainer, motivational speaker and actor. He has starred in two movies, produced five stand-up comedy DVDs, hosted TV talk shows and featured in numerous TV commercials, most memorably as the face of Savanna Cider for more than a dozen hugely popular adverts.

His universal appeal has created a global fan base through tours taking in America, Hong Kong, London, Ireland, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, Africa and even at sea on international cruise liners, highlighting his ability to cut through all boundaries and appeal to any nationality, race or age. He was the first South African to perform at London’s Comedy Store in 2001, and 10 years later the first to perform at Sydney Comedy Store. He fills 4,000-seat theatres with his solo shows, yet is just as adept at adding comic class to corporate events as the Master of Ceremonies or the headline act. Barry is not only one of the most experienced and versatile comedians around, he’s also one of the funniest.

Three decades on stage, coupled with six kids, two ex-wives, a new wife, a few dogs, a penchant for fishing and a lifetime of living in a crazy, beautiful country have given Barry a lifetime of laughter-inducing experience.

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Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest

Based: Johannesburg

Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the South African Comedy scene since the late nineties. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians and ensured that audiences are left in stitches wherever he goes.

Equally at home MCing an evening or just doing a spot, Chris started out at the “Funny Farm” at what was then called the Randburg Waterfront, and has since gone on to perform on every worthwhile comedy club, showcase or festival in the country including South Africa’s premier comedy show: The 466 64 “It’s No Joke” comedy show as one of South Africa’s top 10 comics, he’s also a regular on the Heavyweight Comedy Jam, The Blacks Only Show and the Kingsize Comedy Show.

International festivals include: The Edinburgh Festival, The Lyric Theatre in London, not to mention major festivals in Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland (really). In 2013 he hosted the prestigious Comics Choice Awards.

Chris has also hosted his own episode of “Comedy Central Presents Live at Parker’s” and performed three successful one-man shows namely “Chris Forrest, He’s a really nice guy” which was recently broadcast on Comedy Central, “The Flipside” and most recently “The Guy from TV”

As one of S.A comedy’s most versatile performers, Chris has worked in almost every facet of comedy, including; stand up comedy, improv comedy, sketch comedy (stage, TV and radio), sitcom, feature films, industrial theatre, numerous TV adverts, a comedy rap album and many more weird and wonderful things, Chris also prides himself in his ability to “cross over” having successfully entertained people of all races, religions colours and creeds, across the length and breadth of the country as well as internationally

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Dalin Oliver

Dalin Oliver

Based: Cape Town.

Dalin Oliver is a Cape Town based Comedian who co-hosts Happy Hour, a weekly comedy show on Good Hope FM on Mondays from 11am-12pm , with fellow Comedian Carl Weber. He is also the Sports Presenter on the Radio Stations Breakfast show, weekdays 06:00 – 09:00am, which is hosted by Nigel Pierce.

His passion for the performance arts was trigged in 2010 when he won the UCT leg of Good Hope FM’s Campus DJ Search. A few months later the comedy bug bit and the qualified high school Mathematics and History teacher ditched the chalk board for a microphone and the stage.

The 28 year old has managed to capture audiences with his clean cut energetic brand of comedy.

His One Man Show I Came, I Taught, I Left has been a huge success since its debut and return runs at the National Arts Festival in Grahamastown in 2014 and 2015 where he performed to full houses and received rave reviews. So much so that its final run in 2016 was in the top 30 grossing productions at the Fringe Festival.

The response from his hometown was overwhelming. The show Sold Out within 24 hours of its first 6 night run at the Baxter Theatre in 2015. To top it off, it returned to the prestigious Theatre for a back by popular demand 14 show run in 2016 and Sold Out again. On both occasions additional shows had to be added due to public demand. The show experienced the same success in the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth where it Sold Out 3 nights at the PE Opera House which led to yet another additional show being added.

His skill set is broadening daily and was put to the test when he played one of the lead roles in his first feature film, Finders Keepers, which is a South African Comedy that’s Directed by Maynaard Kraak. The movie is set to release in cinemas nationwide in 2017. To compliment his big screen debut, he is set to be one of the featured acts at this year’s Jive Cape Town Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre.

From performing to sold out houses at his one man show, to being featured on Comedy Central and recording his first DVD special, Dalin is fast becoming a familiar face on the familiar faces on the South African Comedy scene.

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Darryl Williams

Darryl Williams

Based: Durban

Daryl Williams is one of the most commended comedians currently on the Durban scene. His side splitting and unrivalled style of comedy is guaranteed to entertain all types of crowds.

Raised in Durban, he has been exposed to all cultures and delivers his comedic expressions in various ways. He addresses different issues from relationships, politics and life in general. His opinion and views are intelligent which has captured audiences in a roar of laughter in and around the city of Durban.

He was named the brightest new prospect in his recent on the couch interview with journalist Se-anne Rall, as she discussed the leaps and bounds that he has made in his comedic career. He has performed with the likes of Joey Rasdien, Donovon Goliath, Kagiso Lediga, Marc Lottering , Mark Banks and Carvin H Goldstone, to name just a few.

Williams is never repetitive and always fresh. From being employed in the corporate environment and the metal industry trade, he has a vast outlook on current affairs, and as he would put it jokes for days in his arsenal.

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