New Jersey Stage

Friday, August 23, 2013


(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents family-friendly comedian Sinbad in An Evening with Sinbad on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 7pm. Tickets range from $35-60.

In 1983, Sinbad embarked on his self-sponsored "Poverty Tour" traveling by Greyhound to comedy clubs across the United States, delivering stand-up comedy, working for meals, and changing out of hotel restrooms. He got his first big break on the hit TV show, Star Search. His success on Star Search led to a co-starring role on The New Redd Foxx Show in 1986. He eventually caught the eye of Bill Cosby, who cast him in the very successful sitcom, A Different World. 

Sinbad's zany but clean comedy talent and appeal kept him busy throughout the 90s. In 1993, he developed and starred in his own ABC variety show, Sinbad & Friends All the Way LiveAlmost. He also took both on-screen and off-screen roles as the star and executive producer of his FOX TV sitcom, The Sinbad Show, as well as his HBO Summer Jam Weekend specials. The latter subsequently won the NAACP Image Award in the "Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special" category, two years in a row.

Sinbad's movie credits include Jingle All the Way, Houseguest, First Kid, and Necessary Roughness. His television credits include The Cosby Show, A Different World, The Sinbad Show, and more recently, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at . The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

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