Hayden Kristal, also known as Hayden Crystal, is a deaf, bisexual, Jewish, queer activist and stand-up comedian who prefers the pronouns they/them/their, but accepts anything said with good intentions. Living at the crossroads of multiple marginalized identities has led Hayden to a career as a professional speaker, emphasizing the intersections of ability, gender, sexuality and access – particularly in the fields of activism and social justice.
Hayden Crystal (AGT) early life
Hayden Kristal was born in the 1990s, probably because there is no good information available about her exact date of birth. She has not revealed anything about her family till now, but they have worked in many famous places and managed to catch the attention of many people but never told their past. GaySL, a crash course in LGBTQ American Sign Language, has been taught to them. This highly interactive, variable, and hilarious workshop teaches LGBTQ-related American Sign Language, while also promoting group discussion about Deaf culture, intersectionality, accessibility, and other topics. Their keynote speech on “the lessons to be learned – about love, trust and how we define ‘ability’ from their experience with their deafblind dog, Bitsy, is also well known. Participants are encouraged to sing along as we learn the signs for GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, GENDER, ALLY, COMING-OUT, PARTNER, BINARY, DRAG KING/QUEEN, IDENTITY, RAINBOW, PRIDE, and other characters requested during the presentation. The signs serve as launching pads for conversations across the intersection of deafness and queerness.
Hayden Crystal Career
Former zookeeper Hayden Crystal is now a viral internet phenomenon. They left their rich salamander career to focus on stand-up and public speaking. Hayden has spoken at several Lavender Graduation ceremonies, received a Catalyst Award and presented at TEDx. Hayden’s career as a professional speaker, exploring the intersections of ability, gender, sexuality and access, particularly within the domains of activism and social justice, is the result of her life at the intersection of numerous marginalized identities. They have delivered their hilarious, engaging, and interactive workshops and speeches at dozens of conferences, businesses, and schools across North America, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, TEDx, Coldwell Banker, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Hayden usually leads a busy lifestyle and takes their animals on cross-country trips for exciting outdoor activities.
Crystal spoke to the judges with the help of an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and told, Cowell and co. that they were inspired by the other disabled comedians such as 2015 AGT runner-up, Drew Lynch. Kristal didn’t need their translator for the actual set and they instantly clicked with the audience, who couldn’t have been more receptive. The main theme of Kristal’s set was their rejected application to work for the Coco Foundation, the team that cared for the late Koko, aka “The Sign Language Gorilla.” Even the infamous hard-to-please Simon Cowell was enamored with her performance and gave a very confident ‘yes’ to both Kristal and their interpreter, Julie. The AGT competitor is also known for its line of Carcass memorabilia, including T-shirts, mugs and sticker bags with prices ranging from $8 to $42. In addition, they offer $4 to $55 drinkware, wall art, bedding, face masks, phone cases and pillows. These are available on the artist’s official website, which is listed in the Instagram bio.
Hyden Crystal is currently active on Instagram under the name @haydenkristal where they have 85.4k followers and 952 followers with 1,296 posts. They have also been active on Twitter since July 2011, using the handle @HaydenKristal, where they have 1,241 followers and 331 followers. The online world seemed to greatly appreciate the deaf comedian’s efforts – their performance racked up more than 130,000 YouTube views in just a few hours.
Hayden Crystal (AGT) Biography
|Real name||Hayden Crystal|
|Date of birth||the 90’s|
|Age (from 2022)||20-30 years|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 78kg – in pounds – 171 pounds|
|Who is her boyfriend?||No|
Hayden worries too much about her personal life that’s why she never shares anything with the media and even friends don’t know much about her personal life. She doesn’t involve many people in her life, perhaps because of insecurities.
Hayden Crystal Networth
Hayden Crystal earns a lot from her profession and she also sells t-shirts and other items. Her total net worth is $2 million which she earns from her profession and various activities. Her net worth is not fixed, as it changes every year.
- She was a semifinalist for the NBC reality show “Stand Up NBC” in the comedy category.
- Hayden was also a finalist for Samantha Bee’s Comedy Writing Mentorship “Full Frontal”.
- In their notable career to date, Hayden Crystal has also featured as a performer at the Limestone Comedy Festival, opening and performing for Maria Bamford.
- The witty humor and animal videos of Hayden Crystal, another popular social media influencer, have earned them high praise for their work from people around the world.
- Hayden Crystal also guest starred on Tuca and Bertie on Netflix and Adult Swim.