Schtick or Treat

Courtesy Mindy Tucker Mark Normand and Matt Ruby


Past Event

Location Info:

The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90029

Louis C.K., Lucille Ball and Buster Keaton on the same stage? Not really, but for the past nine years in their native New York, Matt Ruby and Mark Normand have been hosting Schtick or Treat, in which fellow stand-up comics impersonate comedic legends, dead or alive. (A recent event was filmed to air Oct. 27 on Seeso, NBCUniversal's all-comedy streaming channel.) They not only dress as them but perform in character or do original material. For their L.A. debut, Ruby and Normand gather more than 40 local comics, who'll imitate their favorite famous comedians — and one animated character, MTV's Daria — including Andy Kaufman, Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson, Jerry Seinfeld, Pee-wee Herman, Ellen DeGeneres, Bernie Mac, Roseanne Barr, even Sonny and Cher. After enough drinks and too much Halloween candy, you'll almost be convinced.


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