Shticking it to B’way

'Dilbert' creator set for White Way gig

“What?! You didn’t get my e-mail?” In classic “Dilbert” form, the cartoon’s creator, Scott Adams, is coming to Broadway.

But don’t bother speed-dialing Ticketmaster for seats.

The 200 pairs of seats are reserved only for those Dilbert-aficionados who had entered a concert posted on the Dilbert Web site from July 15 to Aug. 15. But “Dilbert Live” is coming all the same — and to the salacious Kit Kat Klub, no less, home of the Roundabout hit “Cabaret.”

Adams’ one-night stand is being co-produced by Harper Business, the publisher of his new tome “The Joy of Work.” Anyone familiar with Adams’ humor knows that his tongue was firmly in cheek when he came up with the title.

“It’s basically Scott doing his stand-up schtick. Its theme is having fun at the expense of your co-workers,” said Lisa Berkowitz, the show’s lead producer and a VP of marketing at Harper. The Gotham show bows at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Its Gotham bow is also being backed by Barnes & Noble Booksellers and United Features Syndicate. “Joy of Work” features such Dilbert sagacities as: “I once cried because I did not have an office with a door, until I met a man who had no cubicle.”

A similarly themed L.A. evening is planned on Oct. 5 at the El Rey Theater, where Harper Business, Borders Bookstores and United Features Syndicate will back the laffer. Harper’s is pulling out all the stops, according to one insider who estimates that both shows are being done for close to $30,000.

Adams, who is prepping his midseason UPN primetime animated series based on the popular comic strip, was unavailable for comment.

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