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Sinbad’s ‘Make Me Wanna Holla’ special debuts on June 14

On FOX’s ‘American Dad’ Sinbad’s ghost is still traveling through space with Jeff, but in the real world Sinbad is getting ready to debut his new one-hour comedy special. “Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla,” will be debuting on Comedy Central on Saturday, June 14 at 9:00 p.m.
 
“Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla” was recorded live in Detroit, in his home state of Michigan. The special covers a long-list of topics, from the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, to what it was like growing up in the ‘70s.
 
The show opens and closes with a rousing jam session from Sinbad’s alter ego Memphis Red and the Stank Nasty Band, who give the viewers a comical look at the differences between a Baptist and a nondenominational church service.
 
The Comedy Central App will offer fans who sign in via their cable or satellite provider the extended and uncensored special the day after air. Fans will also have access to a treasure trove of additional content from the #1 brand in comedy. The Comedy Central app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available for free on the App Store or at AppStore.com/cc.
 
“Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla” will be available for pre-order in SD and HD on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video on June 2. The extended and uncensored edition will be available on DVD at Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.com, as well as in SD and HD on Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network and Vudu on June 17. The digital album, featuring bonus tracks, will also be available June 17 on iTunes and Amazon MP3.
 
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, Sinbad has drawn legions of fans from his highly-rated HBO comedy specials “Afros & Bellbottoms” (1993), “Son of a Preacher Man” (1996) and “Nuthin’ But the Funk” (1998), and “Brain Damaged” (1991), HBO’s highest-rated special of that year. His HBO music concert series, “Sinbad’s 70s Soul Music Festival,” received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years as the Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special.