The Day I met Sinbad (Not the sailor… the comic)

Since owning the ScareFest, Horror and Paranormal Con for 8 years I have had the pleasure of meeting so many fantastic talented celebrities. Most of them represented the theme of horror or paranormal subjects in their movies or TV shows. There is nothing more exciting to me than a good horror story to make your imagination go deep into the scariest parts of your mind. 

After about 5 years of doing the horror part of entertainment, in 2013 I was so ready to attend the Comedy on Broadway show featuring the one and only, Sinbad!!   I feel as if he is the funniest and most talented man in his field.  His jokes were familiar about life and with his great delivery he made you laugh to appreciate such happenings.  As the night continues his humor only got better and better.  When he ended his session, I just wanted him to stay and continue his stories.  I did not want this night of joy and laughter to end.

Once his gig was over, he made his way out of the room by passing by the standing audience who were shouting words of praise and clapping as he passed.  I was standing on the end of one of the rows and as he approaches me, he stopped and shook my hand. Then he continued to walk out of the room.  OMG!!  This was so unexpected, and it totally made for one of my most unforgettable experiences. 

After the show on my way out, to my awesome surprise I learned that Sinbad was doing photo ops.  I immediately moved from the exiting line and hopped into the photo line.  I was totally gaga and overwhelmed by his status!!  I was having a difficult time being patient for my time with him during the photo op.  When I finally got to stand up beside him, I looked at him and said,” You are the best”.  I know that was probably the lamest thing I could have said but I was so star struck I’m surprised that I did say that.

I love how my photo with Sinbad turned out.  When I have a trying day, I will pull this photo out and instantly I will start to feel a bit better.  My appreciation for the experience to meet Sinbad was a joyous occasion that I will never forget.


  David Adkins (born November 10, 1956),[1] better known by his stage name Sinbad, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series such as Coach Walter Oakes in A Different World (1987–1991) and as David Bryan on The Sinbad Show (1993–1994), and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, Good Burger, and Planes (2013).

To my dismay, I learned that Sinbad had a stroke in November 2020.  I am posting this in hopes that he will get more prayers and positive energy sent his way. Here’s What We Know About Sinbad’s Recent Stroke

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