A Different Sinbad

The name Sinbad conjures up one of two images: a Persian sailor in a vest and swishy pants, or a black comedian in a vest and swishy pants. (And, no, Sinbad is not Persian for swishy pants; we checked.) Now, if you grew up in the ’80s, we know what you’re thinking: Sinbad came with a world populated by scholastically minded academics wearing puzzle-patterned sweaters. They never used swear words, and they spent their summers doing volunteer work. It was a wholesome world. It was a happy world. It was A Different World. And dammit, we admit it, we laughed. If you laughed too at Coach Carter — you’ll be happy to hear that Sinbad will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday at the West Palm Beach Improv, located in Cityplace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $25. No word on whether the swishy pants or Sinbad the Sailor will be in attendance. Call 561-833-1812 or visit improv.com/ComedyClub/PalmBeach.
Thu., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 1, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 2, 7 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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