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Tickets Still Available for Sinbad Comedy Show


Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, the comedian and actor, Sinbad, will perform as part of Family Weekend entertainment at Eastern Illinois University.

The performance will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in Lantz Arena. Tickets, priced at $21, can be purchased at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Ticket Office (second floor, west side), via phone at 217-581-5122, or online here.

Known for his “hit’ em in the face” style of comedy, Sinbad has been making his audiences laugh for the past two decades. He is known for taking his audiences’ trials and tribulations and throwing them back in their faces.

The comedian is also internationally known for his appearances in movies and television. Some of his movie appearances include “Jingle All the Way,” playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; “Houseguest,” co-staring the late Phil Hartman; and “Necessary Roughness.” In television, Sinbad starred in the television sitcom “A Different World,” and his own series, “The Sinbad Show.” He also recently appeared as a recurring guest star on the Showtime Original Series “Resurrection Blvd” and appeared on the FX television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Sinbad has also performed in HBO comedy specials including “Brain Damaged” (1991), “Afros & Bellbottoms” (1993), “Son of a Preacher Man” (1996) and “Nuthin But the Funk” (1998).

Sinbad has even written a self-help book titled “Sinbad’s Guide to Life: (Because I Know Everything).” Most recently, he was seen in the third season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” 




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Charleston, IL 61920
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