Sinbad has been making us laugh for the past 30 years and he’s back at it this Saturday with his latest hour long special, Make Me Wanna Holla. The special will make its world premiere at 9pm on Comedy Central. Sinbad taped Make Me Wanna Holla in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
Sinbad rose to fame in the late 80s as a part of a spin-off of The Cosby Show called A Different World. He continued to grow through the mid 90s with his own show, The Sinbad Show, as well as various other movie and TV roles. During this time he was putting out stand-up specials including Brain Damaged, the highest rated special on HBO that year. Besides comedy, Sinbad has been involved in music, helping to launch the career of R&B artist 702 as well as running an award winning HBO music concert series, Sinbad’s 70s Soul Music Festival. He also came out with killer satirical self-help book, Sinbad’s Guide to Life: (Because I Know Everything).
Most recently, Sinbad’s appeared on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Celebrity Apprentice. His 2010 special, Sinbad: Where U Been, was the highest rated and most watched special on Comedy Central.
In front of this hometown crowd, Sinbad kicks off Make Me Wanna Holla as his musician alter-ego “Memphis Red” before launching into his stand-up act. He walks through hot button political issues like the Trayvon Martin case in addition to social ones like vegetarianism and teachers dating students. He also provides advice to his audience members. Make Me Wanna Holla closes with his band and “Memphis Red” delivering a rousing jam session comically depicting the differences between Baptist and nondenominational church services.
After Make Me Wanna Holla premieres, fans will be able to watch the extended and uncensored version of the special the Sunday after it premieres via the Comedy Central App. It will also be available on both DVD and VOD June 17th.