This show is crammed with laughs, whether Sinbad tackles menopause, learning, or ADD (which his father could ably cure). There are only so many ways a reviewer can say funny, very funny, and hilarious; those words get worn when describing Sinbad: Where U Been? The man himself is immensely likable; his material enormously relatable. I don’t know if I would ever have found humor in sciatica, but Sinbad does. It may be painful, but it’s amusing. Not many comedians give their audiences advice as good as “If you drink, don’t go to the zoo,” but then Sinbad has always given his audience his best. The musical finish, this time Sinbad is on guitar backed by some fine musicians and vocalists, is a fresh serving of funk, a fitting coda to an outstanding show.
The Sinbad: Where U Been? DVD includes “Behind the Scenes with Sinbad,” a short film in which he talks about where he’s been and what he’s been doing, learning drums and guitar, and some of the artists with whom he works. Serious in some ways, it includes comedic moments that are well worth a watch.
Bottom Line: Would I buy/rent Sinbad: Where U Been? Yes, and I wouldn’t be embarrassed watching it with teenagers or my elders (if there are any).