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Sinbad steps out

Comedian to make a stop in Troy

Stand-up comedian Sinbad will perform at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Thursday, Jan. 16.

Stand-up comedian Sinbad will perform at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Thursday, Jan. 16.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall kicks off the New Year with a visit from the stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad. He brings his off-the-wall brand of humor to the Hall on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m.

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 the past three decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him “back in the day.” He tells stories, and the basis of these stories and his humor comes from everyone he’s meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done.

This comedic performer was ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time. He got his start on the television series “Star Search” in the mid-’80s and went on to build a loyal stand up following by talking with his audiences and finding the humor in their embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life. He also has a great ability to make the mundane sound profound without being profane. The son of a preacher man, he decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances.

Sinbad made his film debut in “Necessary Roughness” and went on to international fame with his starring appearances in hit movies like “Jingle All the Way,” playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “Houseguest,” co-starring the late Phil Hartman. He starred in the television sitcom “A Different World” as well as his own series, “The Sinbad Show.” He had a string of successful HBO comedy specials, and received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years as the “Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special.”

Tickets are available by calling 273-0038 or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available on the website at www.troymusichall.org.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has hosted performances by legions of world-renowned artists, from legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Isaac Stern, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Vladimir Horowitz, to the best on today’s contemporary music scene, including Joshua Bell, Andrew Bird, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine and many others.

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