Vanilla Presley Has All the Flavor

September 5, 2016

Interview by

Valerie Lopez

Article by

David Thomas


Whoa, talk about parallelisms. I didn't know Lane Krarup and Pat Sirois were destined to be together like this. It's the weirdest thing when we think about lives and destinies and cosmic paths, but after hearing this interview, no two people were meant to be together more than these two star crossed comedians.

Here's little Lane Krarup growing up in Wisconsin, trying be cool towards his older brother and his brother's friend and listening to some illicit comedy. Now let me clarify, by illicit, I mean stuff his mom doesn't like so whatever. Anyway, things go on, and life progresses and somewhere... somewhere across the country there's Pat Sirois.

Vanilla Presley: The Past

Pat Sirois was born in the army. Being born to a military family means frequent changes of schools, neighborhoods, cities and friends. He found solace in books. Some of you may not remember life before Amazon. For those that don't, we had mall book stores. Sirois found the comedy section in the bookstores. There he finds George Carlin's book, Brain Droppings.

Krarup also discovered Brain Droppings, and they both developed a love of hip hop, comedy and Austin. They met at the New Movement Theater where Sirois heard Krarup rap. They formed the comedy rap group Vanilla Presley. The rest is in the interview.

Vanilla Presley: Current

Sirois and Krarup are still doing stand up on their own. Sirois for one, was recently on Matt Bearden's Piranha, and both have been hitting up the open mic scene. Also since it's been thrust into the universe, Vanilla Presley is putting out an album in 2017. If you want to taste their wares check their YouTube and SoundCloud pages.

Pat Sirois