After being banned by his fellow cast members from a photo shoot reunion, a story broken exclusively by RadarOnline.com -- Dustin Diamond, who played the lovable dork Screech on Saved by the Bell made a comeback – of sorts – at a pizza joint!
He sold out the 50-seat All Stars Comedy Club at Listrani’s Italian Restaurant in Arlington, VA August 1 and 2, and the crowd “loved” him, manager Kevin Lee told RadarOnline.com.
But just to be perfectly clear – this was a Dustin Diamond show, not a Screech show. RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained the details from his performance rider, detailing the “Artist’s” demands for the night.
Here it is:
Please note that this is a Dustin Diamond show, not Screech from SBTB. Screech was one of many characters Artist portrayed earlier in his career.
DRESSING ROOM: Purchaser agrees to provide a safe, private, comfortable space for Artist’s use. Purchaser agrees to keep all unauthorized persons from entering this area. A key to the dressing room shall be given to Artist or manager.
STAGE: Purchaser is to provide a stage for Artist to perform on.
Minimum requirements are 12′ wide by 8′ deep by 1′? (sic) high.
Artist will not perform without a stage.
Purchaser agrees to adequate security, able-bodied, sober and qualified. One guard is to be stationed at the dressing
One guard is to accompany Artist to and from stage.
HOSPITALITY: Purchaser to provide at no cost to Artist the following in his dressing room:
* 4 half-liter bottles of non-carbonated spring water. (2 chilled, 2 at room temp. )
* 4 cans of Red Bull
* 2 pints chocolate milk, 2 pints 2% milk (chilled.)
* 4 x 20 ounce bottles of Pepsi or Coke (chilled.)
* If performing in a club, 6 bottles of Michelob Ultra or Miller Lite per day.
Purchaser will ensure that the audience does not take any audio or video recordings of said performance.
Artist is to be met at the airport gate with a sign that says DIAMOND.
TYPE OF SHOW: Stand-up: Please note that Artist’s regular stand-up act includes some blue material. Artist does not portray the Screech character in the act, even though he does refer to SBTB in his show. You are getting a mature Dustin Diamond, not Screech.
LECTURE: Artist will speak about breaking into the business and behind the scenes stories of Saved By the Bell complete with a question and answer period.
Dustin will include the Screech voice, face, and walk along with bits of his comedy routine in this seminar.
Diamond is welcome back to the club any time, the manager added. “On his second night, we had out biggest night of booze sales ever!” Lee said. The club has already booked Diamond again in October.