Screech leaves Bayside for local comedy club


    One of the most recognizable late 1980s and early 1990s TV characters will be making a stop in downtown Fort Worth today and tomorrow.Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel “Screech” Powers in “Saved By The Bell,” will be performing some of his stand-up comedy at the Hyena’s Comedy Night Club.

    Diamond’s stand-up is said to be similar to another popular sitcom star, Bob Saget, because it reflects back on his TV past and can become very dirty with jokes.

    Diamond has been in the news the past couple of years due to his stint on “Celebrity Boxing,” where he beat up Horseshack from “Welcome Back, Kotter,” and most recently, for his sex tape that has surfaced.

    Owner of the Hyena Comedy Night Club Randy Butler said the publicity Diamond is receiving did factor into his booking at the club.

    “We have actually booked him before,” Butler said. “He worked out at our Arlington location about a year and a half ago, and it turned out great.”

    Butler said he expects all four of Diamond’s shows to sell out and said people should try to get to the club early to ensure getting a ticket.

    Just because a celebrity is playing at the club, don’t expect to spend a bundle.

    “We didn’t raise the price of admission into the club,” Butler said. “It will be $10 for general admission and seating, and $15 for the preferred seating close to the stage.”

    So, if you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, stop by and see the second “Saved by the Bell” actor – the other was Mr. Belding on campus during Howdy Week – to be in town since the semester has begun.