Tue 03-10-98 12:10 pm


SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Dustin Diamond is best known for playing Screech on Saved By The Bell, but now he’s trying his luck at stand-up comedy.

Diamond will be making his debut tonight (Mar. 6) at the San Diego Improv comedy club using the name of “Screech Powers.”

He admits he has a fear of being typecast as “Screech,” but he says the character has let him dabble in slapstick and physical comedy. Now he hopes his new stand-up act will show another side to his “comic persona.”

Diamond’s big dream is to star in a live-action version of Scooby Doo that would feature him as Shaggy. He figures he’d be a perfect choice for the cartoon hippie and hopes he can convince Hanna-Barbera bigwigs to develop the film project.

In addition, he’s also hoping to get his funk-thrash band, Mushpot, signed to a record label.

CONTACT: Dustin Diamond, Arrange through Lisa Berks (NBC Radio-TV Publicity); LA; (818) ***-****; Mark Grossman (NBC Print Contact); LA; (818) ***-****

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