Q: The new special is called Where U Been? Has it really been 13 years since you've done a show?
A: Since one was taped. But I've been on stage. It's not because I wasn't trying. I was working and looking for work.
Q: You're on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice. What's your strategy?
A: Man, some people suck, and they win, while some people are good, and they lose. It's just the luck of the draw. The key is to hide from being in charge as long as you can.
Q: You've made Comedy Central's top 100 comedians of all time—at No. 78.
A: That's low, man. That's low.
Q: Paul Reiser is No. 77. You could probably take him, right?
A: Paul's a funny man. I'm surprised he's down that low. Comedy's not one-on-one, though. It's so subjective. Some of those cats? Come on. Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, those guys. After those, man, I should be up there.
Q: You work some 21st-century references—Facebook and Twitter—into your new act. Do you Tweet?
A: Yeah. Sinbadbad. For a while, Twitter was a waste of time: "Hi! I'm eating and walking down the street!" But you turn it into a medium, and you can convert it into some cool stuff. Facebook is different. People are playing Mafia Wars, and it's all "I got a farm!" and "I got a café!" Man, it's work. I'm not supposed to be working online! I don't need to have a café! "Here's my word of the day." "I'm sending you a Rumble Fight." "I'm sending you some flowers." I'm not sending you no flowers or candy. What's wrong with you?
Q: What was it like to have your death incorrectly reported on Wikipedia in 2007?
A: It kind of freaked me out. I mean, Wikipedia's usually correct, so I thought I might have been dead. I did some checking, and I found out I was not. They just killed Bill Cosby a couple weeks ago. They killed Cos!
Q: They said you had a heart attack. Would you have preferred to die another way?
A: I would have said I'd been lost in the Amazon jungles and they just couldn't find me. "He is believed to be dead"—that's how it would be. Like Andy Kaufman. We're still not sure if he's dead.
Sinbad: Where U Been? premieres Sunday, February 21, at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.