Where Are They Now? Black Comedians Edition
Sinbad was so big in the 80s and 90s. I remember, personally, watching a live action movie about Sinbad the explorer, waiting for Sinbad the comedian to pop up in his audaciously designed blue silk shirt and blue slacks and deliver a one-liner. It never happened though…
Anyway… Not only was he able to make people laugh in his clean-cut, hilarious stand-up, he was also able to attain roles in movies like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, and Jingle All the Way, and popular shows like “A Different World,” and had his own show “The Sinbad Show.”
Since I’m still a Sinbad fan, I’m just gonna gloss over the fact that he had some money issues, but he’s still been working. He wrote a book: “Sinbad’s Guide to Life (Because I Know Everything)” which is available on Amazon, while also still acting (recently appearing on shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Slacker Cats,” voice acted in the film Planes, and made the reality television rounds on the third season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” He continues to make a name for himself in stand-up, and is an active participant in encouraging minorities to pursue paths in science, math, and technology (through the NACME organization) and has the Donald and Louise Adkins scholarship for Morehouse students.