Actor and comedian Sinbad will make a South Florida stop at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m.
Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “hit ‘em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials and embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces and causing comedic hysteria.
He can also be profound without being profane. Not exactly a choirboy, Sinbad is the son of a preacher man who decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances. 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 star appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way, Houseguest and Necessary Roughness. He has also starred in television’s 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 had a recurring guest role on the Showtime original series Resurrection Blvd. and on FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sinbad was also featured in the third season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
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 Nothin’ But The Funk (1998). His annual HBO music concert series Sinbad’s 70’s Soul Music Festival received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years for Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special. In 2010, he returned to Comedy Central with the long awaited stand-up special Where U Been? He has even written a self-help book entitled Sinbad’s Guide to Life: (Because I Know Everything).
Sinbad has served as a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) encouraging minorities to pursue studies in science, math and engineering. In honor of his parents Donald & Louise Adkins, Sinbad has established an academic scholarship in their name at the esteemed Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Showing his appreciation for our armed services, the comedian and actor has participated in several USO tours and shows.
Tickets are $69, $59, $49 and $39;* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com and www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.*Additional fees may apply.