Krater Christmas Kracker – 30 November 2012
Krater Christmas Kracker has been rated as the “perfect festive party” and this year it promises to be no different, bringing top comedians to kick-start our winter celebrations in the award-winning and newly furbished venue, Komedia.
The first Krater Christmas Kracker begins around the end of November and continues throughout December with a large number of shows and many exceptional comedians. Ticket prices start from £30 and will differ depending on your chosen date and time of booking – look out for the special discounted early bird bookings. Included in your ticket is a three course festival meal, three headline comedians and a late night disco to finish. Krater Christmas Kracker has previously featured the award winning comedians, Sarah Millican, John Bishop and Rhod Gilbert. With these top-rated comedians, it comes with no surprise that people visit Brighton especially for the yearly comedy event.
To begin one of the earlier festive shows of the season, compere Stephen Grant warms up the audience before introducing the talented comedy line-up Paul Thorne and Zoe Lyons. Discovering that the audience are from a range of locations in and around Brighton, Stephen uses this to his advantage by associating the pitfalls of particular places, and even had time to pitch his dvd as the perfect stocking filler. With the audience wearing their cracker Christmas hats, stuffed from the three course meals and countless drinks, it was time for the comedy to begin.
First up, Paul Thorne humored the audience through the simplicity of his successful audience interaction. Although there was not a distinct structure to the theme of his jokes, he displayed a confident comedy style which engaged the audience throughout. Paul concluded on his creative song about the Rebekah Brooks phone hacking scandal.
After an interval which consisted of each party refilling their drinks, everyone eagerly waited for the next and final act. As Brightonian Zoe Lyons has previously appeared on the popular comedy television programmes Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, we all had high expectations for a humour packed performance. The award-winning british comedian presented a sharp and effortless set, full of jokes which kept the audience laughing until the very end. The themes of the jokes were based around life experiences, in particular her stories on living in Brighton, family at Christmas time and a memorable incident on the local nudist beach.
A night consisting of delicious festive food, three top comedians, and late night partying, Krater Christmas Kracker is a special way for any party size to begin the festive celebrations!
WORDS by Bethany Potter