Enjoy a hilarious and personal evening with Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal when he returns down under this July and August, this time sharing the stage with celebrated Australian interviewer Andrew Denton in a show dubbed as ‘An Evening of Sit Down with Billy Crystal hosted by Andrew Denton’.
Crystal will fill the venues in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne – each getting two consecutive performances – with his unique take on the world around and reflects on his life and career so far.
A stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal became famous as a movie comedian with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers and Analyze This. Having hosted the Academy Awards nine times, seconding Bob Hope, who hosted the Oscars 19 times, Crystal is also much loved as an award winning author. Crystal’s latest memoir, Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? was an instant NY Times best seller.
Crystal last toured Australia in 2007 for his hugely successful play 700 Sundays, for which he won a Tony Award and Helpmann Award. This year, for the first time, he will have his debut shows in Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be back in Australia. My experience with 700 Sundays was fantastic. Audiences were sensational and the people we met were unforgettable”.
“I’m also really excited to be working with Andrew Denton. He’s very witty and incisive and we’ll bring the best out of each other. The show will be spontaneous, funny and unpredictable. I tell stories, I perform, we show film clips. And yes, I will stand up. It’s not only a conversation with Andrew, it’s with the audience as well”.
Crystal will be sitting down with one of Australia’s best-known interviewers, Andrew Denton. Denton is a TV producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host. As host of the ABC interview program Enough Rope, he has dealt with funny, emotional and unexpected conversations with the likes of Bono, Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld, Helen Mirren, John Travolta and Michael Parkinson.
“It is a thrill to bring the humor, wisdom and wit of two of the world’s great comedians and conversationalists to an Australian audience”, Dainty Group founder Paul Dainty said. “I look forward to hearing the stories they tell, the laughter they provoke and the secrets they reveal”.