Vikki Stone - Definitely
Musical comedian leaves her audience feeling warm and fuzzy
This article is from 2013.
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 songs needs something to balance out the mainly full-throttle nature of her work, and while the finale has its own sense of delirium (if you thought there was only one Vikki Stone, think again), it still leaves her crowd feeling warm and fuzzy as they troop out into the night.
Her unseemly designs appear to have switched for now from Phillip Schofield (she loves a silver fox) to Professor Brian Cox, and there’s an absolute blizzard of allusions to the penetrative sex she fantasises indulging in with him (nope, your ears did not deceive you, she did just belt out a lyric about him battering her wormhole).
No matter how hard she tries, Stone is inextricably linked in her head and with her remote control to talent shows and the Cowell corp (though she discusses an embarrassing encounter with him at a glam showbiz bash that may or may not have actually occurred).
Clare Balding, Piers Morgan and Will Self also all get name checked with varying degrees of appreciation in this celeb-obsessed hour. She protesteth far too much that she is over our talent / reality show culture as Stone definitely knows which side her bread is buttered. Not a sex reference, that, but it’s almost certain she could turn it into one.
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