Vicki Barbolak is a funny stand-up comedian who provides a fun and hilarious show of jokes. She got her start at The Comedy Store and became a fan favorite and top 10 finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent on NBC, and was also featured on the 2019 AGT Champions show.
At the young age of 38, Vicki saw an ad for a stand-up comedy class that ended up changing her life. She quickly realized that making people laugh gave her more happiness than she had ever dreamed possible. After a few years of open mic nights, Vicki was taken under the wing of Mitzi Shore, owner of The Comedy Store where Vicki developed her role as an official comedian. E! Entertainment, in its True Hollywood Story about the Comedy Store and its owner, Mitzi Shore – predicted Vicki would be the next breakout star to come out of that famed institution.
Drawing on her roller-coaster life, Vicki has created a comic persona that has earned her well-deserved praise. From working in a family carpet business owned by her dad (a former Pittsburgh Steeler) dueling with ex-husbands who think alimony is an Italian ice-cream flavor, and raising two great kids all while living in the ultra-posh Vista Manor Trailer Park near San Diego – she is considered unique both in the character she has created as well as the fresh material she consistently delivers.
In 2007, Vicki won Nickelodeon’s “America’s Funniest Mom” show hosted by Roseanne Barr. Roseanne was so impressed that she hired Vicki as one of her writers and requested that Vicki open for her at the New York New York Casino in Las Vegas. In addition to being crowned as America’s Funniest Mom, Mark Ross and Bob Reid – talent coordinators for the Jay Leno Show – selected Vicki for the 2010 Jay Leno Laugh Squad. Family Circle magazine’s September 2011 issue profiles Vicki as an expert in joke telling for their feature article, “How to Do Anything Better”.
Vicki’s true story about performing stand up at a funeral was included in Mark Schiff and Rich Snyder’s best-selling book, “I Killed: Road Stories from America’s Top Comics”.
She was also one of six comediennes winning a nationwide search for “Jenny’s Comedy Diva’s” on the Jenny Jones Show. Vicki was the first winner of California’s Funniest Female contest as well as the proud winner of the Russian River Gay Comedy Festival.
Since being on AGT, Vicki Barbolak has embarked on an international tour and is selling out shows everywhere. She performs at private functions, colleges, corporate events, casinos, night clubs, and theaters across the country – often they are sold out performances. Her side-splitting comedy is an entertaining and funny comedic act for parties, festivals, fundraisers, theaters, and comedy venues.
I think you just came up with your own sitcom, you’re wonderful. I love you.Howie Mandel (Comedian, NBC’s America’s Got Talent)
I think you’re the best comedian we’ve had on this show.Simon Cowell (NBC’s America’s Got Talent)
Vicki was great! Naturally funny and puts on a very entertaining show. Looking forward to seeing her again.Trent H. (Boca Raton, FL)
Amazing! Vicky had me off my seat the entire show when I saw her at the comedy store in La Jolla. She even came out after to talk to the fans and took pics with us. I will be going to see Vicki the next chance I get. I highly recommend seeing her, don’t miss your chance to laugh as hard as I did.Sean H. (Carlsbad, CA)
If you get a chance to see Vicki, do not miss it. You will be glad you did. She is the #trailernasty girl, from AGT.Eva M. (Whittier, CA)