Comedian, actress, singer and musician Vikki Stone is making a name for herself with a mix of stand-up and musical comedy.
Her debut Edinburgh Show, Big Neon Letters, played to sell-out audiences both in Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre, and received critical acclaim.
Her follow up show, Hot Mess, sold out its entire run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012.
And her Phillip Schofield Song became an internet hit and was listed in The Huffington Post as The Top Ten Viral Videos in 2012.
She’s regularly seen on TV and has fronted major ad campaigns for Yakult, Fiat and Tena Lady.
Ahead of her appearance at Comedy All Stars in Horndean, JODIE JEYNES caught up with her to find out more.
When did you first realise you were funny?
It was first at normal school.
Then, secondly, at drama school.
Whenever I was asked to play anything serious, I couldn’t and would just play everything for laughs.
It drove the teachers mad.
What would you be if you weren’t a comedian?
I’d be an arranger.
No, not someone that moves things around, but a musical arranger.
I like to arrange pop songs for choirs, or orchestras.
I still do a bit of it now. It’s my back-up plan.
Name three things that make you laugh
My dog Bert. Even for a cocker spaniel, his ears are insanely long. Massive ears are always funny.
Twitter. I’m always laughing at things on Twitter, like pictures of dogs with amusingly long ears.
That’s it, there isn’t a third. If it’s not furry, and out of proportion, I’m dead inside.
Tell us a joke.
Rylan. He’s a joke.
Who’s your biggest hero?
She started in comedy, but has truly managed to do it all.
Great comedian, fabulous singer and talented actress.
Vikki performs on Friday, March 22, at Barton Hall, Horndean Technology College. from 7.30pm, the Comedy All Stars show also features Craig Murray, Charlie Baker and Hal Cruttenden.
Tickets cost £15 on the door or £10 in advance from wegottickets.com or in person at the college, Laura’s Kitchen in Havant Park or The Old English Sweet Company in Waterlooville.