Vic Dibitetto

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Vic Dibitetto
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Vic Dibitetto in 2014
Birth nameVictor Robert DiBitetto
Born (1961-02-09) February 9, 1961 (age 57)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
MediumStand-up comedy, sketch comedy
NationalityAmerican
GenresObservational comedy
SpouseLucy Dibitetto (m. 1983)
Notable works and rolesYouTube, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,[1] Ticked Off Vic[2][3]
Websitehttp://www.vicdibitetto.net/

Victor Robert "Vic" DiBitetto (born February 9, 1961) is an American stand-up comedian, Internet personality, and actor. He often refers to himself as “The Donkey of Comedy,” or “The Working Class Zero.” Dibitetto is known for his YouTube videos, most notably his "Bread and Milk" video,[4] and for portraying Gino Chizetti in the 2015 comedy film, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.[5]

Dibitetto is expected to appear in a Hulu sitcom named, "Don't Know Jack".[6][7]

Life and career[edit]

Dibitetto was born on February 9, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York.[8] He is of Italian descent. He started doing stand-up in 1981 at Pips Comedy Club, which was located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.[5][9]

In 1991, Dibitetto made his first television appearance on America's Funniest People with his son, Michael, and was the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner for their home video of a mock ventriloquist act.[10][11][12]

In February 2013, in response to the February 2013 nor'easter, Dibitetto created a YouTube video entitled "Bread and Milk", which received over 16 million views.[4][13] The video has since then been shown on The View,[14] CNN, The Today Show,[15] and local weather channels. Dibitetto has claimed that this video, along with his internet following, is what eventually got him his stardom in show business, stating that "thirty seconds of stupidity brought [him] more recognition than thirty years of stand-up." [16][17]

The following year, Dibitetto received a phone call from Kevin James, who had personally asked him to appear in a minor role in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015).[18] James had told Dibitetto that he was so impressed by his YouTube videos that he created the "Mall Cop" character, Gino Chizetti, based on Tony Gaga, a recurring character in Dibitetto's videos.[16]

Along with his "Bread and Milk" video, other notable videos that went viral created by Dibitetto include a rant about not wanting to "Drive To Florida";[4][19] a reaction to Justin Bieber's 2014 arrest;[4][20][21] an encounter with a creepy clown that was seen walking around Staten Island, New York;[22][23] and a rant about Kanye West's behavior on the 2015 Grammy Awards. Dibitetto also has a mini-web series on his YouTube channel entitled "The Shed". The series takes place in his backyard and involves the construction of a shed that Dibitetto bought from Sam's Club, and the adventures that follow it after the shed is finished being built.[6]

Prior to achieving notoriety with his internet videos and tri-state stand-up tour, Dibitetto worked as a school bus driver for Pioneer Transportation in Staten Island, New York.[24] However, he has since then quit his bus driver job and became a stand-up comedian as a full-time occupation.[16][25]

Throughout Dibitetto's previous and recent stand-up tours, he has been selling out nearly every venue where he has made an appearance.[25] He has performed at several notable venues such as Gotham Comedy Club,[16][26] The Paramount Theatre,[27] The Borgata,[28] Governor's Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun, Parx Casino, Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel and Casino,[29][30] Los Angeles' Laugh Factory,[29] and the 3000-seat NYCB Theatre at Westbury.[16]

On April 7, 2015, Dibitetto appeared alongside Monica Reinagel on The Dr. Oz Show for a segment that discussed the nutrition of having milk within the average diet.[31][32][33]

In 2016, Dibitetto is set to star in his second feature role, a comedy/fantasy "Abnormal Attraction" produced by Fuzz on the Lens Productions.[34]

Personal life[edit]

Dibitetto resides in Manalapan Township, New Jersey.[35] He is a fan of The Beatles,[36] KISS, Freddie Mercury,[37] The New York Yankees, and the New York Giants.[38][39] While growing up, his comedic idols were Red Skelton, The Three Stooges, Abbott & Costello, Richard Jeni, and George Carlin.[30] His current goal for his career is to perform his stand-up act on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[40] Dibitetto's son, Michael, had announced that he came out as gay.[41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vic DiBitetto Lands a Role in Mall Cop 2 [AUDIO/VIDEO]". New Jersey 101.5.
  2. ^ http://www.tickedoffvic.com/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Vic Dibitetto finally gets his shot". newjerseystage.com.
  5. ^ a b Santorelli, Dina (March 2015), "Funny Guy A veteran of stand-up comedy lands his first film role in the new Kevin James comedy, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" (PDF), Family: 20
  6. ^ a b "New Jersey Stage - September 2014". Joomag.
  7. ^ "Vic Dibitetto finally gets his shot".
  8. ^ "Vic Dibitetto: Comedy, Brooklyn in the 60's, Frank Sinatra, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Donald Trump & More". Newzbreaker. Newzbreaker.com. September 9, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  9. ^ Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski. "Stand-up Comic Vic DiBitetto Finds the Funny in Winter Freakouts". Parade.
  10. ^ "Comedy is back at Middletown's Paramount Theater". warwickadvertiser.com.
  11. ^ "See Comedian Vic DiBitetto Live". New Jersey 101.5.
  12. ^ "Vic DiBitetto Booking Agent for Corporate Functions, Events, Keynote Speaking, or Celebrity Appearances". celebritytalent.net.
  13. ^ Lisa Respers France, CNN (26 January 2015). "Why milk, bread and toilet paper when it snows? - CNN.com". CNN.
  14. ^ "Vic on The View "bread and milk"". YouTube. 7 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Snow freak-out spoof: 'Get the bread and milk!'". Today.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Craig Ferguson Records New Special at Town Hall, Just for Laughs Auditions in New York and More!". The Interrobang.
  17. ^ http://vicdibitetto.net/files/186190/0427-vic-dibitetto-newsday-feature.pdf
  18. ^ "Vic Dibitetto Discusses his Role in Paul Blart: 'Mall Cop 2'". New Jersey 101.5.
  19. ^ "WATCH: Vic Dibitetto does not want to drive to Florida". New Jersey 101.5.
  20. ^ "'Let him crash and die': Man's pissed off rant about how Justin Bieber is destroying America". DangerousMinds.
  21. ^ "Comedian Vic Dibitetto Reacts To The News Of Justin Bieber's DUI (NSFW Video)". Business 2 Community.
  22. ^ "Creepy Clown Puts Neighborhood on Edge". Inside Edition.
  23. ^ "Creepy viral clown may be linked to film company". New York Post.
  24. ^ "HAMILL: Bus drivers are unjustly targeted by Bloomberg". NY Daily News.
  25. ^ a b http://www.vicdibitetto.net/files/178741/f-0315-familymovie-dibitetto.pdf
  26. ^ "Gotham Comedy Live - AXS TV". axs.tv.
  27. ^ "Comedy Night At The Paramount: Vic DiBitetto - Historic Paramount Theatre". Historic Paramount Theatre.
  28. ^ "Jan 20, 2014 - Jan 26, 2014 - Joe DeVito, Maria Walsh and Vic DiBitetto - Events". atlanticcitynj.com.
  29. ^ a b "Vic DiBitetto Comes To iPlay America: NJ Arts & Entertainment News and Features By New Jersey Stage". NewJerseyStage.com.
  30. ^ a b Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski. "Stand-up Comic Vic DiBitetto Finds the Funny in Winter Freakouts". Parade.
  31. ^ "Official Website". Vic Dibitetto.
  32. ^ "Vic Dibitetto to appear on Dr. Oz Show". New Jersey 101.5.
  33. ^ "Dr Oz: The Truth About Milk + Whole Vs Skim & Designer Milk". Recapo.
  34. ^ "Abnormal Attraction".
  35. ^ Grossman, Jeremy. "Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year " Archived December 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., News Transcript, November 27, 2014. Accessed December 14, 2014. "In show business, it’s not 'who you know,' but 'who knows you.' At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally made it big."
  36. ^ "Vic Dibitetto coming to Cherry Hill NJ February 20". New Jersey 101.5.
  37. ^ "Vic Dibitetto Discusses the future of Atlantic City and more". New Jersey 101.5.
  38. ^ "PGP #36: Comedian Vic Dibitetto, Zubaz Rock Video, Mraz Learns World History". SoundCloud.
  39. ^ "WATCH: Comedian Vic DiBitetto vents his Yankee frustration". New Jersey 101.5.
  40. ^ "Vic DiBitetto heading for iPlay America, 'Paul Blart' - nt.gmnews.com - News Transcript". gmnews.com.
  41. ^ "Vic Dibitetto to homophobic parents: 'Get over it'". New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio.

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