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🤣 Sinbad on Long Island

February 7 @ 8:00 pm

The DEETS: David Akins was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Mich. The teenager who would later become known to the world as Sinbad was a good high school athlete and earned a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Denver. A knee injury ended Sinbad’s dreams of a professional sports career, and he turned to the humorous nature he had displayed as a child to find his next career track. The comedian named his first comedy tour the Poverty Tour, and in a lot of ways it resembled one. Sinbad traveled the country by Greyhound and barely scraped by while thrilling live audiences with his performances. Sinbad earned an appearance on Star Search where he impressed audiences so thoroughly he ended up making seven total appearances. He found his way into television a short time later when he earned a role as Redd Foxx’s son on the Redd Foxx Show. In 1987, Sinbad was hired as the host of Showtime at the Apollo. The successes for Sinbad continued and included his own television show and a number of movie appearances. But the variety of successes experienced by Sinbad has not dimmed the light on his live performances.


February 7
8:00 pm
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