The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: Venue 150 @ EICC. Edinburgh, 2013
Vicki Stone: Instrumental: Southbank Udderbelly, London, 2014
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, London, 2018
Rob Deering’s Beat This! Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
The musically versatile Vicki Stone was an act I saw at the Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 performing jaunty, filthy self-penned songs.
I also saw her solo show Instrumental in London in 2014. The show is a heartfelt yet gloriously upbeat tribute to her father. Using over twenty musical instruments and a loop pedal, the comedian complimented her stories with a powerful soundtrack that gave them a swiftness and determination to succeed. It was the creation of a very funny and enjoyable evening.
In January 2018, Stone returned to performing after a short break and tried out new songs and routines at Always Be Comedy. As I watched her, the comic material in her songs combined with a winning enthusiasm was as sharp as ever and she had lost none of her sparkle dynamically playing the piano and entertaining the crowd.
Stone was a guest on Rob Deering’s entertaining music quiz Beat This! and she was a wonderful guest for The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-in both of which I saw at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. In the latter, she enthusiastically threw herself into the fun and games and delivered two extremely witty songs which the audience loved.