SCREECH performing comedy in Jersey this weekend!

screechFor those who grew up watching Saved By The Bell on Saturday mornings, you know that what started as an innocent teenage sitcom become a pop culture phenomenon. Characters like Zach Morris, Kelly Kapowski and AC Slater became larger than life and went on to have some very successful Hollywood careers as actors.  But only one of those teen superstars is still instantly recognizable by one name, even twenty plus years after the show debuted…and that is SCREECH!

The actor who played the show’s resident nerd is Dustin Diamond, and he has parlayed his success as Screech into many avenues such as acting, adult films, and celebrity competition shows.  Now Dustin has brought his other passion out to New Jersey: stand-up comedy.  Dustin has been performing stand-up comedy since 2000 and has performed all over the country.  This Saturday July 20th, Dustin Diamond will be headlining a night of stand-up comedy at the The CrossRoads Café in Garwood, NJ.  The show starts at 7:00pm.

CrossRoads has been open since 1996 and has made a name for itself on the national music scene for booking famous jazz acts and for booking some of the east coast’s great up and coming rock talent.  CrossRoads has had some great local talent at the venue before, as they host shows by the Dumb Kids in the Back Comedy Troupe and are the home to the Rock and Roll Comedy Show.   Owner Lee Frankel is very happy to host the nationally recognized Dustin Diamond at his spot, and believes that his audience will really enjoy the show.

Opening for Dustin will be two New Jersey born comedians, Joe Carney and Rich McDonald. Joe Carney and Rich McDonald are the founding members of the Dumb Kids in The Back comedy troupe.  Joe Carney has been performing comedy for over 15 years and has performed stand-up throughout  the East Coast.  Joe is also an accomplished improv comedian and actor, and has been seen on MTV, TruTV, in independent feature films and in national commercials.

rich-joeRich McDonald, aka Big Rich From Jersey, performs at Stress Factory, Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Village Comedy Club.  Rich has been seen on Live With Regis and Kelly and on HGTV.  He is also a regular contributor to GardenStateComedy.com.

Owner Lee Frankel is anticipating a full house and strongly recommends purchasing tickets ahead of time at https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsNJ/app_179585568763105

 

 

Joe Carney and Rich McDonald are the founding members of the Dumb Kids in The Back comedy troupe.  Joe Carney has been performing comedy for over 15 years and has performed stand-up up and down the East Coast.  Joe is also an accomplished improv comedian and actor, and has been seen on MTV, TruTV, in independent feature films and in national commercials.

Rich McDonald, aka Big Rich From Jersey, performs at Stress Factory, Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Village Comedy Club.  Rich has been seen on Live With Regis and Kelly and on HGTV.  He is also a regular contributor to GardenStateComedy.com.