Spring stand-up comedy shows are popping up like daffodils.
Vic Dibitetto has played NYCB Theatre at Westbury before, opening for Jay Black and the Americans -- but when he returns May 23, he'll be the headliner.
"This is my big night," says Dibitetto, 54. "I'm like Rocky before the big fight."
Dibitetto rose to fame from a viral YouTube video of him portraying a person panicked by the snow, rushing to buy "bread and milk," which has garnered more than 13 million views.
"A 29-second video got me more recognition than 33 years of stand-up," says Dibitetto, who used to supplement his income by driving a garbage truck. "It struck a nerve. People related to it."
Here are 10 other upcoming acts:
1. TOM ARNOLD
(8 p.m. May 2 at The Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington)
He has gone from Roseanne Barr's ex-husband to funny everyman. His fast-talking delivery and innocent charm will make you feel like you are hanging out with the guys. ($52-$57, 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org)
2. JACKIE "THE JOKE MAN" MARTLING
(8 p.m. May 2 at Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst)
Watch as Martling becomes a human joke machine, spitting out every kind you can imagine, from simple knock-knock jokes to multilayered story jokes with a tasty punchline. Fair warning: This Howard Stern Show veteran's act is not for the easily offended. ($30, 631-226-8400, studiotheatreli.com)
3. CAROLINE RHEA
(8 p.m., May 9 at Suffolk Theater, Riverhead)
Watching Rhea is like spending time with your wisecracking neighbor. Her approachable nature and friendly demeanor fill her show with folksy fun about her mom, awkward doctor visits and the absurdity of people. ($47, 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com)
4. DON RICKLES
(8 p.m., May 16 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury)
At age 88, Rickles is still rockin' the mic. Although he's incorporated some more video in his act and he remains seated when he performs, Mr. Warmth can still bring down the house with his rants on members of the audience and poking fun at celebrities. ($69.50-$99.50, 516-247-5200, venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com)
5. WHITNEY CUMMINGS
(8 p.m., May 17 at The Paramount, Huntington)
Cummings has left the TV sitcom world and returned to her stand-up roots. ($20-$47.50, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com)
6. BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT
(8 p.m. May 22 at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead)
The scraggly-voiced Goldthwait, who thrives on nervous energy and dark comedy, is a bit edgier than his character Zed from the "Police Academy" movies. His crunchy delivery and scattered perspective make for a memorable show. ($42, 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com)
7. PAULA POUNDSTONE
(8 p.m. May 23 at Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor)
Quirky and wry are two words that describe Poundstone's act. Donning her signature shirt and tie, she works the crowd with her spontaneous interaction. ($69-$129, 631-725-0818, baystreet.org)
8. CARLOS MENCIA
(8 p.m., June 12, 7 and 10:30 p.m., June 13 at Governor's in Levittown)
After a hiatus from the stage, Mencia is making a comeback with his "C 4 Urself" tour. He tackles race and politics plus riffs on the status of our world. ($32, 516-731-3358, govs.com)
9. SUSIE ESSMAN
(8 p.m. June 19, 7 and 9:30 p.m. June 20 at Governor's in Levittown)
You loved her screaming at Larry David as Susie Greene in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," now catch Essman bring her high energy to the stage. Her intense sass mixed with raw honesty draws laughs -- and stings. ($34, 516-731-3358, govs.com)
10. JOE PISCOPO
(8 p.m. June 20 at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead)
Jersey boy Piscopo puts his "Saturday Night Live" chops to work out East with a show that mixes comedy, music and impressions, including his take on Frank Sinatra. ($47, 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com)