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Comedian Sinbad to appear at Kleinhans Music Hall

by jmaloni


Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm

Tickets on sale Saturday, Feb. 8

Renowned actor and comedian Sinbad, ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, will appear at Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a "hit'em in the face" style of comedy. He freely admits that he doesn't know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him "back in the day." The basis of his humor comes from everyone he's met, everything he's seen, and everything he's done. Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences' painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.

Sinbad acted in films including "Jingle All the Way," playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Houseguest," co-starring the late Phil Hartman; and his film debut, "Necessary Roughness." He starred in the TV 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 appeared as a recurring guest star on the Showtime original series "Resurrection Blvd." He has earned legions of fans from his highly rated HBO 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, "Sinbad's 70's Soul Music Festival," received the prestigious NAACP Image Award for two consecutive years as the "Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special."

Sinbad has performed private corporate engagements for clients such as Intel, Breakaway Technologies, Apple and Microsoft. As an intermediary to community-focused technology solutions, Sinbad believes no one should be left behind in training and education. He has served as a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. In honor of his parents, Donald and Louise Adkins, he has established a scholarship in their name at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Sinbad has appeared on the FX Television series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." His long-awaited stand-up special aired on Comedy Central in February 2013. Most recently, Sinbad was seen in the third season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."

Tickets to Sinbad's Buffalo appearance are $35, $45, $55 and a limited number of $75 VIP seats, which include a meet-and-greet with Sinbad.

To order, call 716-885-5000 or visit kleinhansbuffalo.org.

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