5 Questions: Vic DiBitetto

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An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into non-stop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The bottom line is, DiBitetto will leave his audiences breathless with laughter.

SD: Who did you inherit your sense of humor from?

VD: My dad! He was sneaky funny. He would always wait for that one quiet moment and drop something on us and make us laugh. I love the old-school comedics, the ones who made this country laugh: George Carlin, Jackie Gleason and Rodney Dangerfield. 

SD: Do you remember the first joke you learned?

VD: It was 1981, I went on stage at Pips Comedy Club in Brooklyn with a few props. Andrew Dice Clay was the emcee that night. I held up a stick of Ban Roll-On and said “look, its Mick Jagger’s chap stick.” At least, my family laughed. 

SD: When making the video for “Bread and Milk”, did you ever think it would become virtual sensation and a winter storm staple?

VD: No way! I almost deleted it because I thought it was stupid. It all happened because my wife didn’t want to cook. That 26 second video made me more famous than all my years of doing standup. I love social media. 

SD: What’s your style of comedy?

VD: It’s honest, loud and rapid fire, spit and sweat everywhere. I have been call the “Italian Sam Kinison.” I talk about being married, having kids, and growing up in NYC. It’s comic gold. 

SD: Are you better at stand-up comedy or improv?

VD: It’s definitely stand-up. Improv takes a very special talent.  If I am on stage, I won’t shy away from trying improv.  I can promise your readers that their stomachs will be hurting from laughter after coming to the show. 

 

For more information about Vic, visit www.vicdibitetto.net. To purchase tickets to see him perform at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford on March 23rd visit www.chevaliertheatre.com

 


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