Richmond’s own Ronnie Schell hosting comedy show to benefit Richmond Museum of History

Richmond's own Ronnie Schell hosting comedy show in Richmond to benefit museum
Joby Baker (on left playing Dave Lewis) and Ronnie Schell (on right playing Larry Clarke) on the TV show Good Morning World.

How cool is this? Richmond-raised TV personality Ronnie Schell will host two comedy shows in Richmond next month as a benefit for the Richmond Museum of History.

Comedians Will Durst, Kivi Rogers and David Gee are also volunteering their time and standup routines for the $30 performances, which will be April 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Topline Theater, 1402 Marina Way South.

Schell, 83, of Los Angeles, is a veteran comedian who played Duke Slater in his 1960s TV show Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., according to the , who interviewed him about the upcoming shows.

He returns to Richmond at least twice a year to reunite with high school pals, Treadway wrote.