|Jun 21st, 2004|
BRIAN & KRYSSTAL - Unique Comedy Double Act
Since 2000 Brian & Krysstal have entertained and delighted all kinds of audiences in comedy clubs, cabaret
nights, festivals, corporate and private functions in locations far and wide. Regular fixtures at The Edinburgh
Festival for the last eight years, the duo have worked all over the UK as well as Germany, South Africa, Gozo,
Spain, Denmark, Australia and of course… Peckham.
Brian is infamously grumpy and deadpan, while his assistant Krysstal is glamorous but ditzy. The combination is
unique and very funny. Their timing is exquisite, their humour dry and sometimes bawdy.
Their first CD “Silly Songs” was recorded in 2001 and their long awaited second album “Spudcast” is now
available online. In the meantime they continue to introduce new characters and songs as they travel around
the UK cheering people up.
Wherever they go their baggage goes with them, including several musical instruments (not always musical in
their hands) Individually they have many years of experience in the entertainment industry, Brian as a musician and Krysstal as an actress.
Their unconventional vaudeville-style act is punctuated by silly songs, the odd bit of Spanish dancing and LOADS of belly laughs.
They also run and compere their own club in central London.
PEAR SHAPED COMEDY CLUB offers new comedians the chance to perform in a friendly non-threatening environment.
Comedians new and old have enjoyed performing at Pear Shaped over the years.
Brian and Krysstal are not averse to TV, radio or any other media performances. They write scripts and songs and have hosted corporate functions, private parties and are suitable for a wide variety of comedy-based events.
If you want something different and very funny that stands out from the crowd – book Brian & Krysstal.
Mob: +44 7719 035 471
(Just a few of the many venues Brian & Krysstal have appeared at since 2000)
UK COMEDY CLUBS
COMEDY CLUB (ESSEX) * FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUBS * STAND & DELIVER , BARNSTORMERS * MIRTH CONTROL * BUZZ CLUB * CKP * THEATRE ROYAL (STRATFORD) * HECKLERS COMEDY CLUB * LAUGHING
HORSE * THE BEARCAT * LAUGHTER LOUNGE IN DUBLIN & GALWAY * HACKNEY EMPIRE * ROAR WITH LAUGHTER * JESTER LAUGH * BANANA CABARET * UP THE CREEK * JONGLEURS * COMEDY CAFE * JUST THE
TONIC and many other comedy venues far too humorous to mention.
SYDNEY COMEDY STORE, A-LIST CIRCUIT (NSW), COMEDY CRUISE (Sydney Harbour), LAUGH GARAGE, BIG NIGHT OUT, CLARENCE HOTEL (Syd); THE ESPY, COMEDY LOUNGE, MELANO'S (Melb), LAUGH A LOT COMEDY BAR (Albury), DOCKSIDE COMEDY BAR (Brisbane), LIZARD LOUNGE (Lismore)
SOUTH AFRICA: CARNIVAL CITY CASINO, HURRICANES (Johannesburg)
GERMANY: BLAU MONTAG (Berlin)
MALTA: IL GIRNA (Gozo)
EDINBURGH (2000 to 2008), GLASTONBURY, LOND0N COMEDY FESTIVAL, LUDLOW ARTS FEST, RUN TO THE SUN, HALESWORTH ARTS FEST, ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, WOODFORD FOLK FEST, LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL.
ROUND TABLE, ROTARY, REGENCY CLUB, ASCOT RACE COURSE, CAPTAIN'S NIGHT (Coventry), SAINSBURY'S, ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC (London), DORCHESTER HOTEL, GOLF DAY (Chiswick), EAST LONDON PARISH MINISTERS, LICENSED VICTUALERS ASSOCIATION.
MIDDLESBOROUGH, LONDON, BOURNEMOUTH, WARRINGTON, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, TEESIDE, PLYMOUTH, CENTRAL LANCASHIRE, NEWCASTLE & SYDNEY (NSW)
ALL THAT JAZZ, BONOBO PRESENTS, DR DIMAGLIO’S, VARIOUS CLUBS IN KENT, BLAU MONTAG (Berlin), BIRMINGHAM (2002), DAGENHAM (2004), MINSTER WMC (2004), UPLANDS SC - WOODFORD (2004), BASILDON SC (2004), WESTGATE (2004), GREENWICH SC (2004), FRIGHT NIGHT (NSW 2003)
“ Legendary…Brian Damage and top strangely straight-woman Krysstal… are a one-off crossgenre act but they have echoes of The Bonzos, the heyday of music hall and some rather seedy country and western club…four stars…
I laughed like a drain” John Fleming, Chortle.co.uk
“ – as daft and charming as they are funny…”The Stage
“ – intelligent comedy, downright dirty stuff and silly songs” (SXNews, Sydney)
“Brian Damage is a legend on the London Comedy Circuit….cracking deadpan act.” Chris Wilson – StandUpCom Magazine
“ Always enjoyable…. incredibly funny…. His ‘Buddy Holly plays Oasis’ is a gem” Chortle.co.uk
“If you like daft stuff you’ll love this new album… by Brian Damage and Krysstal”
“..excellent but grumpy Brian Damage… his material is very dry, his charm infectious”
“Brian Damage and his glamorous assistant Krysstal.. particularly engaging”
Mob: +447719 035 471
For more years than he cares to remember BRIAN DAMAGE has entertained psychopaths and lunatics in London pubs, workingmen's clubs and sanatoriums. As a musician he’s always been a comedian, but in 1996 he discovered the London Comedy Circuit, and finally decided to take comedy as a serious option!
Brian won the JONGLEURS New Act Competition in April '98 and has never looked back - that is until he met
KRYSSTAL on 2000, now he’s looking constantly over his shoulder, wondering what on earth she’s up to.
Brian has earned legendary status on the comedy circuit, a favourite with the crowd and other performers
alike. His affable grumpy persona, with his trusty guitar a permanent feature, is guaranteed to charm and
delight audiences wherever he goes. If anyone deserves to have a glamorous assistant – Brian does!
Coupled with his natural ability for comedy, Brian’s writing and singing skills shine through his stand up comedy act.
Mob: +447719 035 471
(aka Vicky de Lacy)
Actress Vicky de Lacy appears as KRYSSTAL one of many characters she has developed during her career. She
has been a professional performer for over 20 years, encompassing theatre, film, television, video, singing,
cabaret, voiceover and stand up comedy. In the early 90's she co-founded and managed the successful Iron Cove
Theatre in Sydney and later went on to form the company Rare Birds Productions. Rare Birds produces theatre,
short films, corporate videos, documentaries, comedy-cabaret shows and manages Holyrood Too @ Faith during
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Vicky was based for many years in Sydney and in August 2000 she took her one-woman show “JOURNEY TO ITHACA” to the Edinburgh Festival. The show went on to enjoy a brief season in London (East Dulwich Theatre & The Fitzroy) and short tours in regional venues (2002-4). Apart from writing and performing comedy and music with Brian,
Vicky also writes scripts for TV, Radio and other projects.
"Vicky de Lacy is impressive." Eastern Express
"Beautiful images" The Hub
"A stirring, moving, theatrical experience" Australia
Council for the Arts review
"...big themes - love, sex and religion ...an
accomplished performer" The Scotsman
"The most powerful theatre I've seen for a long
time" Sydney Metro
"What a talent! ...all the characters were so
different" 3D Magazine
Mob: +447947 697 987