Schtick or Treat
Amber Nelson, Aparna Nancherla, Emmy Blotnick, Erik Bergstrom, Guy Branum, Jason Saenz, Jermaine Fowler, Joe Pera, Josh Gondelman, Myq Kaplan, Nick Vatterott, Robert Dean, Taylor Ketchum, Zach Broussard, + more!
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Schtick or Treat
In its 6th annual edition, Schtick or Treat has become a Halloween tradition in the NY comedy scene. This epic tribute show features over 30 of NYC's top comedians performing as their favorite comedy legends.
Hosted by Mark Normand & Matt Ruby
Featuring Amber Nelson, Aparna Nancherla, Emmy Blotnick, Erik Bergstrom, Guy Branum, Jason Saenz, Joe Pera, Josh Gondelman, Robert Dean, Taylor Ketchum, Zach Broussard, and more!
Amber Nelson is a New York based comedian who performs stand up, sketch, and improv at UCB and throughout. She is currently on the maude team- The Prom, and has previously performed with Thunder Gulch, Neighbor Boy, and Gorilla Gorilla. She hosts the UCB East stand up show Late Night Stand with Rob Stern, where they previously hosted Gutbucket. She is also a part of Eric Drysdale's The Man With F.E.E.E.T. and has performed the piece in Los Angeles and New York. She is typing this on her couch at the moment, and thinking of making a snack.
Queen of that slightly cynical but innocent humor, Aparna Nancherla has been winning audiences everywhere she goes. You may have caught her on “Last Comic Standing”, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Aspen Rooftop or WTF podcast. Writer and player on W. Kamau Bell’s “Totally Biased” Aparna is sure to be soaking up the laughs. Look out for her on SF Sketchfest’s comedy lineup this year.
Erik Bergstrom is a comedian and illustrator who lives in New York city. His cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker. His book Grimmer Tales has been released with Plume, an imprint of Penguin Books, & has been featured in the New York Post, AM New York, Boston's Weekly Dig, boingboing.net, and more. Erik performs comedy all over NYC and is a contributing writer for Comedy Central's Indecision 2012. You can see him in venues such as The Comic Strip Live, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Creek and the Cave. He has been featured in The Laughing Skull Festival, Austin's Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and the Boston Comedy Festival. Plus he has been nominated for Time Out New York's Joke of the year. You can also catch him on his weekly show Sunday Night Stand-Up in the East Village.
Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend? He is currently a staff writer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and has appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of Punk’d on MTV and Fashion Police on E!. That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’s house. Jealous? Guy also writes for the “Gay Voices” section of The Huffington Post and occasionally makes web vidoes where he dances around without his shirt on. But mostly, Guy is very, very beautiful and good at having sex.
Jason Saenz is Virginia born, Brooklyn based comedian whose "charmingly silly" brand of humor continues to win audiences over all across the country. He's been featured numerous times in Time Out New York and has appeared at the New York Comedy Fest, Charleston Comedy Festival, New York Television Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Montreal Sketch Fest, New York Sketch Fest, Boston Comedy Arts Fest and the San Francisco Sketch Festival as well as numerous videos on CollegeHumor.com, Jest.com, Channel 101 and UCBComedy.com.
Jason is a founding member of the award winning UCB sketch group Onassis and has written for Collegehumor, NBC Radio, UCB Comedy and MTV.com. His web series, King Temp, was a finalist at the New York Television Festival and he hosts the hilarious video game podcast Unlimited Lives!, which can be heard on Cave Comedy Radio.
On his 20th birthday, Jermaine Fowler, moved to New York City from Washington D.C. with a small suitcase and big dreams. Soon after, he was being acknowledged in the New York Post's 50 Funniest Jokes alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno. He's performed in festivals across the country like the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival where he won the Rooftop Comedy Silver Nail Award. He's also performed as a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity and is currently on tour with Comedy Central. He is regularly featured on CollegeHumor.com and you may recognize him in commercials for SoBe Lifewater, Bud Light, Scion (Comedy Central), and Microsoft Bing. Jermaine was recently chosen by ABC to act in their 10th Annual Diversity Showcase. Now 24, you can catch Jermaine on SyFy's brand new series "Insane or Inspired", Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, and the reboot of In Living Color coming this June.
Joe Pera does stand-up comedy in New York City and tells jokes about girls and chain restaurants. He is also a freelance journalist and by that he means he submits articles to Better Home and Garden Magazine's monthly "Gardening Goofs" contest. He thinks it would be great to someday get his heirloom tomato story published and win $50.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. Josh’s comedy touches on topics from rainbows to gangsta rap and makes them all equally hilarious thanks to his terrific writing and performing. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s “Attack of the Show” and MavTV’s “Rooftop on the Road.” His first CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Myq Kaplan recently made his debut on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” his half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special debuted earlier this year, and he was recently a Top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” at the New Faces show of the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was voted 2008’s Best Local Comedian in the Boston Phoenix, and won the 2009 NY’s Funniest Standup Competition.
In 2010 Nick Vatterott performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Hollywood Reporter named Nick one of the "break-outs" of the New Faces showcase at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Nick has performed all over the world, from Caroline's in NYC's Times Square to Old City Comedy Club in Istanbul's Taksim Square. He has toured with Chicago's storied Second City comedy theater and his sketch group 'Heavyweight' has performed at Second City's Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival.
Vatterott's portrayal of "Don" in The Annoyance Theater's production of the necrophiliac musical "Love is Dead" earned him an After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance in a Play. The Chicago/LA/NYC run of his one man show NO OUTLET received AMAZING reviews. His jokes have been published in Time Out Chicago, Time Out New York, Dig This, and Reader's Digest. And before heading off to NYC in 2008, Chicago Magazine listed Nick "The Funniest Man in Chicago".
Originally from Connecticut, Dean has been living and performing comedy in NY for over six years. He recently headlined Caroline’s on Broadway as part of their Breakout Comedy Artist Series, was a finalist in the NY's Funniest Competition, and a Regional Finalist in Comedy Central's Up Next. Dean has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in Time Out NY and performs nightly at the best venues and shows in New York and around the country. Dean made his Television debut as Sexy Abraham Lincoln Lobster Man on Comedy Central’s Half Hour with Nick Vatterott. Robert Dean produces a popular weekly stand-up show in Brooklyn, the What About What About Bob? podcast, and does a mediocre Alan Alda impression.
A native of La Crescenta California, Taylor Ketchum's journey into the stand up comedy world has been anything but ordinary. A former college football player, Taylor spent most of his 20's in and out of detoxes and various free clinics around the Los Angeles area. After a fated meeting with another comedian in a drug rehab, Taylor lied his way onto a local comedy stage and never looked back. Since then he has brought his unique perspective to audiences around the country, using his unusual background and unique outlook as fodder. Taylor's comedy bridges the gap between the dark, dinginess of America's underbelly and the every day silliness of our conventional routine, “finding the balance between the only man and the every man.”
A co-producer of “The Meaning of Life,” a weekly stand up showcase in the East Village, Taylor can be seen performing nearly every night in New York. He performs regularly at Stand Up NY, Carolines, The Creek and the Cave, The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, Comix at Foxwoods and nearly every bowling alley, bar, and basement in New York. He has been a guest on We're All Friends Here, My Dumb Friends, and Keith and the Girl and is a contributing writer to the ASAP Sketch Group at IO West in Los Angeles. He is a pisces.
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