Vikki Stone

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My Comedy Hero: Vikki Stone on Bette Midler

6 Nov 2014

Comedian talks about old-school humour, trifles and why Ms Midler would be proud of her new show

Bette Midler is my comedy hero. It’s not a ‘cool’ choice in the comedy world today, where it’s cooler to like acts that deconstruct the form, rather than are just old-school funny. The same thing happened in food. Chefs were all about the…

Highlights of Glasgow's LGBT celebration Glasgay 2014

9 Oct 2014

Including Cardinal Sinne, Ron Athey, Vikki Stone, Mouse & Reservoir Ducks and Sara Pascoe

Cardinal Sinne A cardinal has to prove his heterosexuality in this religious comedy. Writer Raymond Burke and director Grant Smeaton have created an awkward situation for those most esteemed of men. Tron Theatre, Wed 22 Oct--Sat 1 Nov. Ron…

Vikki Stone - Definitely

22 Aug 20133 stars

Musical comedian leaves her audience feeling warm and fuzzy

The big ending to Vikki Stone’s latest head-meltingly brash musical comedy hour is one of the cutest the Fringe has seen (or is likely to witness) in a very long time. This climax to a brazen show of double, single and triple entendres and busy, loud…

Edinburgh venue Summerhall hosts 2013 List Festival Party

6 Aug 2013

Music, dancing and Fringe performer showcases feature at event in Edinburgh's arts laboratory

The List Festival Party has grown in size and stature over the years to become the unofficial kicking-off point of the Festival proper. Taking place on the Thursday before the opening weekend of the Fringe, for many at The Festival it marks the several…

Foul-mouthed, female musical comedy acts are set to tear it up at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013

8 Jul 2013

Vikki Stone, Katie Goodman, Carly Smallman and EastEnd Cabaret discuss filth, fun and feminism

Prudes be warned. A deluge of filthy comedians is about to flood Edinburgh, armed with cuss words, smutty singalongs and a healthy disregard for good taste. They care not a jot for decorum or politeness, they unashamedly perform bawdy songs as part of…

Top 5 musical shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2013

26 Feb 2013

David O'Doherty, Vikki Stone, Mitch Benn, Rob Deering and Rubberbandits combine mirth with melody

David O’Doherty It’s possible that Seize the David O’Doherty is quite probably the most deliberately clunky punning title at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, but beneath it all will be a swathe of masterly comedic tunes. And will he be furnishing us with…

Why I'm coming back to the Glasgow Comedy Festival

28 Feb 2012

Ardal O'Hanlon, Daniel Sloss and more share their love of the GCF

Henning Wehn, Daniel Sloss, Arnold Brown, Michael Winslow, Ardal O’Hanlon, Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane, Vikki Stone, Mark Nelson, Dorothy Paul and Patrick Monahan tell us why Glasgow's comedy festival is important to them.

Vikki Stone & The Flashbacks: Big Neon Letters

16 Aug 20113 stars

Comedy songs in band format

Effervescent musical comic Stone is desperate to be on TV. She’s been there before on embarrassing adverts and Blue Peter, but she craves the studio lights, if only to get close to her teenage crush Phillip Schofield. In a bruising encounter she emits…

The Edinburgh Festival comedy shows incorporating High Art

29 Jul 2011

Hannah Gadsby, The Horne Section, New Art Club and Vikki Stone

Sean Lock once likened media coverage of comedians to that of strippers, none too respectful of something that involved divesting so much. Despite comedy’s current boom, scrutiny still tends to focus on comics’ television careers or transgressions…