The son of a Baptist minister, David Adkins grew up in Michigan. As a student he had a wide range of interests, participating in everything from the math club to the marching band to playing on the school’s basketball team. All of those experiences became fodder for Adkins, who the world knows as Sinbad — a comedian who began his career on Star Search, where he beat out Dennis Miller.
On Friday, Nov. 6 Sinbad will make a stop in Fayetteville to share his wit and humor at the Crown Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The comedian and actor was hugely popular during the ‘80s and ‘90s with his HBO comedy specials and television role on A Different World and starring in such ﬁlms as Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All the Way. Most recently, he appeared in last season’s Celebrity Apprentice with former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Sharon Osborne, Cyndi Lauper and Darryl Strawberry, among others.
Sinbad is one of a handful of comedians who does not use profanity in his act. His lack of profanity makes his show family friendly. However, the comedian has not always been so “clean.”
Sinbad initially started out using profanity in his routine but he cleaned up his act. In January, he told the Bay State Banner, “I was dirty when I started, but then I changed it up when my father came to one of my shows, and it worked. I found out I could talk about more stuff.”
However, not using profanity did not hinder his career. In the ‘80s and ‘90s he saw his biggest success with television and movie roles and HBO specials. Although he hasn’t been seen much this decade, he’s has been touring and recently performed his Comedy Central television special “Where U Been?” at Club Nokia, which was later released on DVD to even greater success. And in December, he will perform as a special guest on the Prince Welcome 2 America tour.
Tickets for the Sinbad show are can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by contacting the Crown Auditorium at 910-438-4100.