Kryssy Kocktail

Who Am I ?


October 2011

1: Who am I?

I am the wonderfully deranged Kryssy Kocktail.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am a sideshow\circus performer based out of Coney Island, USA. I dabble in the arts of escape, fire eating, sword swallowing, and vaudeville\burlesque arts. I mostly consentrate on paying my bills, along with making people laugh.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Why, from from Brooklyn, of course! And I plan on staying here–mostly because my mortgage is huge.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Ignatius Jacques Reilly.

5: What book is your bible?

My check book guides my life, but as for a favorite book– I read too much, not a possible question for me to answer.

6: What are some things you love?  And some things you hate?

I love comedy, clowns, new knickers, beer, the sex, coffee, and cigarettes. I don’t particularly enjoy animals, hangovers,  and children.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To observe, infiltrate, and wreak havoc on society, all in the form of entertainment.

8: What is your favorite color?


9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Where do I start? Frost, Grey, Conan, Loki, Huntress, The Endless–I’m a geek. Once again I can’t pick just one. My apologies.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I actually don’t have one. I prefer the quieter joints compared to loud clubs and fratboys. But I do enjoy a Brooklyn joint called Gutter.

11: What turns you on?

Clowns and batteries.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

What are your favorite drinks of choice?

This lovely mistress of mayhem may not only be known as the dame with a thousand faces, but also has a tongue as sharp as her wit, creating a stir of comedy and amusement. Along with her abilities at swallowing strange objects like razor blades, balloons, and swords, Kryssy Kocktail acts are reminiscent of old vaudeville comedy with a twist of disaster.


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Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Chris Zedano

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Kryssy Kocktail, 2011, NYC, Photography by Chris Zedano

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