Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms (1993)

Director: Debbie Allen

Writer: Sinbad

Starring: Sinbad

More info: IMDb

Plot:  Afros & Bellbottoms is a self-styled monologue on the "good ‘ol days" when dashikis, afros, bellbottoms, platform shoes and collars wide enough to take hang gliding were the hit!

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

There was a time where Sinbad was king and there was a reason why he was on top.  He was hilarious.  I dig his persona and delivery.  And he was always smiling.  That goes a long way.  This HBO special takes a few minutes to get warmed up but once the laughs start, they don't stop until the credits roll.  Some of the best stuff is what he and his family went through growing up in the 70s.  Some of it is outrageous and you know he's making some of that shit up but there's a lot that's right on target.  It's been ages since I heard or saw any of his standup and I need to find more of this classic stuff.

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