Vicki Barbolak

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Vicki Barbolak is an American comedian, speaker, and founder of Wedding Chapel to Go. Barbolak was a top 10 finalist on season 13 of America's Got Talent.

Early life[edit]

Vicki Barbolak was born in Freeport, Illinois. Her mother was a secretary and her father, Pete Barbolak, a former National Football League player, worked in Chicago for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[1][2]


At the age of 38, Barbolak saw an ad for a stand-up comedy class and decided to attend. She quickly realized that making people laugh brought her more happiness and joy than she thought was possible. After a few years of doing open mic, Barbolak was noticed by Mitzi Shore, owner of The Comedy Store, where she further developed her craft.[3] In 2018, she was a contestant in season 13 of America's Got Talent, where she finished as a finalist.[4] In 2019, she began her "Trailer Nasty Tour."[2][5][6] She competed in season one of America's Got Talent: The Champions but was eliminated during the first week of the competition.[1] She also competed in Britain's Got Talent: The Champions but was eliminated during the fifth week of the competition.[2]

Barbolak is an ordained minister. She is the founder of Wedding Chapel to Go. She is also a speaker at conferences and organizations where she discusses humor in the workplace.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Barbolak has lived in a trailer for over 25 years.[2] She is married to Lou Brockman, a piano player at the Comedy Store where they met. She lives in Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park in Oceanside, California.[5]


  1. ^ "Who is Peter 'Pete' Barbolak, Vicki Barbolak's father on America's Got Talent?". CarterMatt. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Nunn, Jerry (April 1, 2019). "AGT's Vicki Barbolak parks her trailer in Chicago". Chicago Go Pride. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Vicki Barbolak -". NBC. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ Katsilometes, John (2018-10-19). "'AGT' finalist Vicki Barbolak's career going just swimmingly". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  5. ^ a b c O'Connor, Keith (2019-02-07). "Comic Vicki Barbolak bringing laughs to MGM Springfield this weekend". MassLive. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  6. ^ "Comedian Vicki Barbolak Brings Her TRAILER NASTY TOUR To The Den Theatre". BroadwayWorld. March 7, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-15.

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