Comedian Sinbad Headlines at City National Grove of Anaheim
The last date listed for Sinbad was Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 / 8:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm).
Not that he’s any kind of choirboy, but by being the son of a preacher man Sinbad decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances. Up to that time, he had been what he describes himself as “semi-dirty.” Sinbad says that he learned that night that “funny is funny,” and that masters of dirty comedy such as Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce could all work clean without losing a step.
Sinbad is internationally known for his starring appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way, playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; _Houseguest _co-starring the late Phil Hartman, and let’s not forget his film debut in Necessary Roughness, where he did none of his own stunts! He starred in the television sitcom A Different World as well as his own series, The Sinbad Show. Entertainment mogul Quincy Jones sought out Sinbad to host UPN’s first late-night talk show, Vibe. He also recently appeared as a recurring guest star on the Showtime Original Series Resurrection Blvd. Sinbad has even written a self-help book entitled Sinbad’s Guide to Life: (Because I Know Everything).
Sinbad has drawn legions of fans from his HBO highly-rated comedy specials: Brain Damaged (1991), Afros & Bellbottoms (1993), Son of a Preacher Man (1996), and Nuthin But the Funk (1998). His annual HBO music concert series (Oh! You didn’t know he was musical?) Sinbad’s ’70s Soul Music Festival, received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years as the “Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special.
Sinbad has appeared on the FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and he also taped a one-hour Comedy Central special in February 2010. Sinbad was also seen in the third season of Celebrity Apprentice. Sinbad’s current show, Sinbad’s Family Affair, focuses on Sinbad rebuilding his career, his re-marriage to his ex-wife Meredith, and his relationships with his two children.