Review: Vic Dibitetto at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
With everything going on in the world these days, sometimes it feels like we really need to laugh. This is the part where Vic Dibitetto comes in with the medicine we all needed. When Pop City Life attended Vic’s July 28 performance at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in New York, we witnessed Vic provide the kind of wheezy, tears streaming, gut-busting laughter that makes you feel like you can skip the gym the next day.
Who is Vic Dibitetto?
You may recognize Vic Dibitetto’s name from his original viral video, “Bread and Milk.” The parody explored the eternal question: Why does all the bread and milk instantly disappear from the supermarket at the faintest mention of a snow flurry?
How about cawfee? Does anyone want any cawfee? Vic’s got every kind you could dream of.
Vic Dibitetto radiates charisma and gives 110 percent to any video, project, or stand-up routine He’s so full of energy that although you might be concerned about his blood pressure at some points during his set, you’ll ultimately feel appreciative of his passion. After all, Vic’s dedication and devotion to his craft is what makes him so special and worthy of your time.
A night to remember
I was pleasantly surprised when not one but two female comics opened the show: Marion Grodin and Carie Karavas (#GirlPower!). Marion Grodin, whose father Charles Grodin was a staple in my house, was hilarious from start to finish and had me wiping the tears from my face. Marion is a butterfly!
Carie Karavas took it a step further and had the crowd bellowing with laughter as she told tales of her husband and her marriage. I caught myself forgetting that she and Marion were opening for Vic, and I was sad to see them go. These two lively ladies are very talented and entertaining, so be sure to check them out if you get the chance.
One of the best and most comfortable feelings from the night was the sense of community. Originally from Brooklyn, Vic Dibitetto is a true New Yorker, and he had the Long Island crowd buzzing from start to finish.
Although the space was packed with supporters of this accomplished comedian, Vic lamented that the turnout wasn’t enough for the NYCB Theatre to take down the curtains and fire up its infamous revolving stage. I’m entirely confident that when Vic returns to Long Island next year, the stage will not only be turning, but people seeking tickets for the undoubtedly sold-out show will have to be turned away.