Seasoned native comedians carry out on the On line casino Theater in Vandergrift this weekend

A night of comedy comes to Vandergrift.

Professional comedian Shaun Blackham will headline a 90-minute show at the historic Casino Theater on Saturday.

Blackham, who lives in the Mamont division of Export, has opened to famous comedians including Adam Sandler, Steven Wright, Tracy Morgan, Mitch Hedberg and Dave Attell.

“This is my hometown district,” said Blackham, a Kiski Area High School alumnus.

Blackham began his comedy career in 1989 with open evenings in Pittsburgh. He took the plunge after a marriage engagement broke and “I had a lifestyle change,” he said. “I just wanted to try it out and have been addicted to it ever since.”

In between his bookings, he’s still a custom woodworker.

The show’s opening act is David Michael, another Pittsburgh-based comedian who has appeared with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Howie Mandel and Drew Carey.

During his 30-year career, Blackham has performed what he calls “watch comedy.” The Vandergrift audience can expect a family-friendly show in the casino.

“I’ll keep it clean,” said Blackham. “This show is going to be like a TV-clean kind of show.”

Vandergrift has been on its list of events for a while.

“Vandergrift is trying to revive itself,” he said, delighted to perform at the casino after it was closed for months during the pandemic.

Joyce Hanz is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Joyce at 724-226-7725,, or on Twitter.

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