Sinbad’s Critically Acclaimed HBO Comedy Special “Afros And Bellbottoms” Coming To DVD October 3rd, 2006

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Veteran comedian set to release the first of three classic stand-up comedy DVDs with label partner CodeBlack Entertainment.

Codeblack Entertainment is proud to present the DVD debut of veteran comedian Sinbad’s Afros and Bellbottoms - the hit HBO stand up comedy special that takes audience members on an “old school” ride back to the 1970’s. In this hilarious 60 minute, self-styled monologue, Sinbad revisits the days when dashikis, afros, bellbottoms, platform shoes, and collars “wide enough to take hang gliding” were the hit. Seen by millions of TV viewers nationwide, Afros and Bellbottoms aired during the HBO “Comedy Hour” and helped solidify the comic superstar’s giant fan base.

One of the funniest and most versatile talents in the world of comedy, this "A Different World" alumni and Redd Foxx protégé freely admits he doesn’t know any “jokes” in the traditional sense. Inspired by “everyone he meets, everything he sees and everything he does”, Sinbad has perfected a jovial, “in your face style” that has kept audiences laughing for more than 20 years. To see Sinbad perform live is to experience comic genius at its highest level. In 2006, Sinbad logged more than 200 sold out amphitheater shows and personal appearances.

Early in his career, Sinbad set his own standards as a hardworking funnyman whose clean, family friendly persona and animated antics endeared him to fans worldwide. His film credits include a starring role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Jingle All the Way,” co starring with the late Phil Hartman in “Houseguest, ” “First Kid,” and the “The Cherokee Kid” with James Coburn and Gregory Hines. On the small screen Sinbad starred in NBC’s #1 rated sitcom “A Different World” and his own series, “The Sinbad Show”. His annual HBO music concert series “Sinbad’s 70’s Soul Music Festival” received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years as the “Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special”.

As a philanthropist, Sinbad believes no one should be left behind in training and education. He has served as a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) encouraging minorities to pursue studies in science, math and engineering. In honor of his parents’, Donald & Louise Adkins, Sinbad has established an academic scholarship in their name at the esteemed HBCU (Historically Black College/University) Morehouse College.

Afros and Bellbottoms will be available at retailers nationwide beginning October 3rd, 2006. Sinbad will participate in a comprehensive marketing and publicity campaign surrounding the DVD launch.    

Title: Sinbad Afros and Bellbottoms

Street Date: October 3rd, 2006

Suggested Retail Price: $12.99

Catalog Number: CM0155DVD

Label: Code Black Entertainment

Distribution: Vivendi Visual Entertainment

About Codeblack Entertainment

CodeBlack Entertainment, a subsidiary of Clanagan Media Group LLC, is a vertically integrated entertainment company engaged in the business of acquiring, producing, marketing and distributing urban themed content across a variety of platforms including theatrical, cable television, home video, mobile, live events and the Internet. The Codeblack Entertainment executive team is responsible for the creation and launch of some of urban entertainment’s most successful branded DVD series including The Platinum Comedy Series featuring Dave Chappelle, Mo’Nique and Mike Epps; Def Comedy Jam featuring Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker, and Chris Rock; the AND1 Mixtape Series; Fat Albert and the Cosby kids animated TV series; and BET’s Arabesque Film Series featuring Commitments and Fire & Ice. These branded series – along with approximately 150 independent DVD titles the team has marketed over the past 5 years – account for more than 12-million DVD/VHS units sold. Codeblack Entertainment is in a multi-year distribution partnership with Vivendi Visual Entertainment (VVE). VVE is a division of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD.

Contact: Priscilla Clarke:202-723-2200


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