Vicki Barbolak: Meet ‘America’s Got Talent’s Funniest Mom
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Vicki Barbolak took the world by storm with her raunchy comedy routines during Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. The comedian’s tell-it-like-it-is jokes were a hit among the judges and the audience at home. She was Laugh Out Loud funny and wasn’t afraid to be open about her rollercoaster career, age, and flaws. Vicki finished the season in the Bottom 5, but she left a lasting impression on the hit show.
Most people try to break into the entertainment industry at a young age. Vicki was a rare breed who did not find her calling until the age of 38. At almost 40 years old the entertainer signed up for a stand-up comedy class. After seeing the ad Vicki says she just decided to go for it. Vicki quickly realized that making people laugh brought her joy. She was discovered by Mitzi Shore, owner of The Comedy Store, where she further developed her craft.
Vicki Barbolak on E! True Hollywood Story
The Comedy Store was so infamous in California that the hot spot was the subject of an episode of E! True Hollywood Story. Vicki was a major part of the location and was also featured on the episode. The Comedy Store has launched the careers of comedians such as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Joe Rogan, and of course Vicki.
Vicki Won ‘The Search For The Funniest Mom in America’
In 2007 the network Nick at Nite hosted the competition series that were in the search for funny moms. Vicki shined with her relatable bits and charisma. The comedian dominated the competition and took home the $50,000 grand prize. Most of the comedy routine that won Vicki the competition she first used at The Comedy Store.
Vicki the Actress
Like most comedians, Vicki has crossed over into the world of film. The comedian snagged roles in the independent movies Accidentally on Purpose and Call Me Crazy. Vicki even nabbed a role in a feature film when she appeared in 2010’s Pickin’ and Grinnin. She has plans to continue her acting career in the future.
Vicki on ‘America’s Got Talent’
The comedian was popular during her season of America’s Got Talent. Week-after- week Vicki would receive standing ovations after making the audience laugh until they teared. At one point Vicki’s hashtag #TrailerNasty was trending on Twitter, helping to push her to the finals. Vicki cracked jokes about motherhood, her children, her rollercoaster career, and her trophy wife confidence. She was the first stand-up comedian to make it to the finals since Grandma Lee in Season 4 of America’s Got Talent.
Vicki is an Ordained Minister
During her time on America’s Got Talent viewers learned that Vicki is an ordained minister. The raunchy comedian is the owner and founder of Wedding Chapel to Go. Those who are looking to marry their loved ones can book Vicki and she will come to where you are to help officiate your wedding. The inexpensive wedding service is a hit for couples who are looking to have a laughter filled ceremony.
Vicki is back on tour and made her return to the place that launched her career, The Comedy Store. The comedian is also preparing to join America’s Got Talent Live! in Las Vegas this coming spring. Vicki’s America’s Got Talent routine will surely have audiences in stitches.