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Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the "100 Greatest Standups of all Time", actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane.
Join this intimate discussion with Sinbad live on stage at the Monmouth Film Festival. Learn about his career, journey, and what new thing's he's working on today! The discussion will be moderated by esteemed News 12 NJ reporter, SallyAnn Mosey.
Sinbad ended up in the U.S. Air Force after (almost) finishing college, where he eventually wowed audiences with his comedic skills at a talent show. After leaving the service, he pursued a career as a stand-up comedian. Along the way, he took the stage name Sinbad, explaining to Ebony magazine, “Sinbad was a leader. He wasn’t the biggest guy, but he was clever and resourceful.”
In the early 1980s, Sinbad caught his first big break as a contestant on Star Search, winning 10 times on the show. Before long, Sinbad was an in-demand performer and landed a role on The Redd Foxx Show, playing Foxx’s son on the short-lived series. He then landed a recurring role on The Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World, which ran 1987-1991. In addition to acting, Sinbad continued to perform his stand-up comedy. He became known for his offbeat yet clean approach to humor.
Sinbad went on to star his own sitcom, The Sinbad Show, in 1993. On the series, he played a single foster father to two children. Over the years, Sinbad also made a number of film appearances, co-starring with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 holiday comedy Jingle All the Way and with Phil Hartman in Houseguest (1995). Around this time, he also wrote Sinbad’s Guide to Life: Because I Know Everything.
Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney’s Planes, Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just Family. He has done six one-hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, four on HBO and the last two on Comedy Central…and he’s not stopping anytime soon!
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SallyAnn Mosey is a television and radio meteorologist in the New York Tristate area. Highlights of her career include working at WNBC - on occasion filling in for Al Roker, WPVI ABC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, News12 Television Network and various radio station such as Z-100, WPLJ 95.5, 1010Wins and New Jersey 101.5. Her career began in Buffalo, New York as an airborne traffic reporter. While there she learned to fly a single engine airplane.
SallyAnn is an active member of the Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Foundation and has participated in various fundraisers for organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Make LemonAide for Cerebral Palsy, Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and ASPCA.
SallyAnn has been an active member of her community here in Monmouth County and credits her husband of 28 years, Jim with helping her achieve her goals while raising a family of 4, 3 boys and one girl. Her cats are aptly named Sunny Day and Stormy Night.