Sinbad is known globally as the comic that just won't quit. His patented style of comedy has been entertaining since the 80's and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon! Sindbad is still performing live stand up and, as of now, is back on the road and entertaining a whole new generation of fans.
The comedian who has really done it all
David Atkins, better known by his stage name Sinbad, has been through some real ups and downs and acquired an impressive resume of life experience to help build a comedy show around. Born in Michigan to a Baptist Reverend, he enlisted in the Air Force after college, which was also when he began his stand up career. Eventually discharged for repeated insubordination, including several instances of going AWOL, Sinbad decided to put his rebellious streak to good use and focus on his stage career. His first major role came on the show A Different World starring alongside Marisa Tomei. Since then he has been popping up in a continuous string of unexpected places, including roles as a condom in a safe sex campaign, as a thief alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All the Way and even as the star of his own reality TV show, Sinbad: It's just family.
Despite his variety of creative projects, which includes being the author of a book of short essays, Sindbad tickets always mean comedy first and foremost. Sindbad performed his first major stand up show back in 1990 titled Sindbad:Brain Damaged. Since then his has performed regularly and put out a continuous stream of one-off specials. Sinbad seems to revel in his divisive position within the comedy circuit. Considered a seminal comedian by many, he is simultaneously considered a true and unapologetic hack by others, and yet he continues to perform and entertain nonetheless! In 2004 he was ranked 78 in a list of the 100 greatest comedians of all time in a Comedy Central Presents special. Two years later he was voted one of the worst comics of all time by Maxim! Despite the controversy, Sinbad tickets continue to sell out and audiences continue to leave shows with a belly full of laughs. Most recently Sinbad has been seen voicing characters on the likes of American Dad and major motion picture Planes, as well as performing his latest comedy special Where U Been at Club Nokia in LA. He has also performed a string of USO shows to entertain troops in Afghanistan. A man of many faces, voices and jokes, Sinbad is a showman who knows how to deliver a funny evening of entertainment.