CEDAR RAPIDS – The comedian Dustin Diamond AKA “Screech” from Saved By The Bell will bring his stand-up comedy tour to Penguins Comedy Club in Cedar Rapids on Friday and Saturday for shows at 7:30 p.m.
Dustin Diamond’s most memorable role was that of the nerdy Samuel “Screech” Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss(1988–89) through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class(1994–2000). Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years shows most of the cast transplanted into not only the same college, but also the same college dormitory, where Screech continued his typical misadventures. The College Years was canceled after one season. Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding’s assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation.
Diamond began doing stand up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell, and has toured on and off ever since. He has also been featured on a number of game and reality shows including The Weakest Link, and Celebrity Boxing 2. Diamond has also made several cameo appearances in films, including appearances in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in 2003 and in Made in 2001. In 2009, he also played the part of “Alumnus Guy #1,” in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the sports comedy Tetherball: The Movie. In it Dustin plays the “Foul Mouths” down-on-his luck coach.
Diamond appeared as a contestant on Hulk Hogan‘s Celebrity Championship Wrestling, broadcast on CMT. A huge fan and supporter of professional wrestling, Diamond was previously involved with Memphis Championship Wrestling in March and April 2000. He has had many wrestling involvements since then as a referee, manager and even a tag team partner.
This show is Rated R. Tickets are $16.50 in advance and $18.50 at the door and can be purchased at Penguins Comedy Club 208 2nd Ave SE, by calling 319-362-8133 or on line at www.penguinscomedyclub.com.