CRANBERRY TWP —Comedy fans will get a blast from the past this weekend as Dustin Diamond takes the stage at the Slapsticks Comedy Club at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton.
Diamond is best known for playing Screech on the popular 90s television show “Saved by the Bell.”
Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the hotel, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Pittsburgh comic Sean Collier will join the show as a featured act.
While Diamond is known for his squeaky clean image on TV, his comedy is more adult-oriented. Kaye said fans of Saved by the Bell and curiosity-seekers alike will enjoy the show.
“I think people that knew him from Saved by the Bell would be thrilled to see somebody they knew from their past,” Kaye said. “I’m sure they’re going to have a great time with him.”
In addition to his work on Saved by the Bell and his stand-up act, Diamond has been involved with reality television, indie movies and numerous other projects. He’s appeared on the British reality series Big Brother, on Oprah’s Where are they Now and written a book “Behind the Bell.”
Diamond is the first household name for the Slapsticks Comedy Club at the DoubleTree. Kaye, who owns Slapstick Productions, opened the club in February and tries to host at least one comedy act each month. It features a full bar and dinner and appetizer options.
Liz Russo and Tom Musial will be in the Cranberry comedy club for a show April 28. The full schedule of shows can be found at slapsticksproductions.com.
Kaye said he opened a comedy club at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites in Bethel Park owned by the same property management group as the DoubleTree. Things went so well they contacted him about opening up at their remodeled Cranberry location.
Kaye’s experience with comedy runs deep. He is a standup comedian and now runs his own production company, Slapsticks Productions, which has a roster of more than 300 comedians. Slapsticks Productions also hosts more than 80 fundraising comedy shows each year for community groups.
Tickets for the upcoming Dustin Diamond show can be purchased online at slapsticksproductions.com or at the door.