Local comedians dressed up as famous comics, often taking some jabs along the way at the 12th annual “Schtick or Treat” comedy show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory this week.
The fun and loose show, hosted by Mark Normand and Matt Ruby, was its usual hit with a packed crowd —there was a wide range of costumes of current and past comedians. Stanley Talouis played Kevin Hart, quipping at one point, “I lost the Oscars job, but I don’t give a f—. I made ‘Night School,’ so clearly I don’t give a f—.”
Jeremy Kaplowitz did a rather edgy Jerry Seinfeld impression, focusing on him having a 17-year-old girlfriend back in the 1990s. “You ever notice how girlfriends are always talking about math homework?” Kaplowitz joked as Seinfeld. “Why is it that girlfriends’ parents are the same age as you?”
Other costumes included viral star Bagel Boss, Pete Davidson and John Mulaney. One of the biggest hits was JP McDade’s act as Bernie Mac/Sanders, alternating between the late comic and presidential candidate.
The Joker (Pat Byrne) was there, and made a podcast appearance with Marc Maron (Robbie Goodwin), though he made it clear that Joe Rogan was his favorite podcaster.