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January 2, 2014

Comedian Sinbad to perform at show in Crockett

CROCKETT — TV/film star and stand-up comedian Sinbad will present a family-friendly comedy show on Jan. 25 in Crockett.

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Crockett Civic Center by the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association with the aid of KIVY/KMVL, Houston County Courier, County Life and The Messenger and sponsored by The Lilly Family McDonald’s.

“Join us for a night to remember as Sinbad entertains with his unique brand of family-friendly comedy with tales about growing up the son of a Baptist preacher in Michigan with five brothers and sisters to his days in the United States Air Force,” a PWFAA news release said. “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. He can also make it sound profound without being profane. Not that he’s any kind of choirboy, but by being the son of a preacher man he decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances.”

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, 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. He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him “back in the day.” Sinbad’s comedy is about stories. The basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done.

Under the professional name Sinbad, he began his career appearing on Star Search. Sinbad was known for keeping his act clean and was devoid of derogatory statements or foul language, which he felt was not necessary to sell a crowd and continue to make them laugh.

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