Engvall used to playing solo, having spent six years on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy, and Ron White. In 1992, he was chosen the funniest male standup comic by the American Comedy Awards. Engvall, born in Galveston, Texas, is a comedian who finds humor in mundane events.
Not the First time
“Here’s Your Sign,” his debut comedy CD, went platinum, and the music for “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Engvall appeared in the TV show “The Bill Engvall Show,” published his book “Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life,” and acted in the film “Delta Farce.” Engvall and his professional dance partner made it to the “Dancing with the Stars” finals in 2013 but came in fourth place.
What is different this time?
“Here’s Your Sign, It’s Finally Time,” a farewell standup comedy tour, has been announced by the acclaimed performer. Bill has been entertaining audiences for nearly 40 years and is still one of the most successful and well-liked comedians in the industry. This final performance in his standup career commemorates almost four decades of sold-out shows around the country. In addition to his comic and television credits, Bill has written, produced, and starred in several films, including the comedy picture “Bill and Ted.” “‘Bait Shop,’ co-starring Billy Ray Cyrus, and ‘No Running,’ a drama that opened at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. “Catching Faith,” “Monster Party,” “Wish for Christmas,” and the horror “The Neighbor” are among his other cinematic credits.”
JP Williams, the inventor of Blue Collar Comedy comedians and the principle of Parallel Entertainment, has been Engvall’s manager for nearly 25 years. “Bill is without a doubt one of the greatest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” Williams adds. “His honesty and ethics are unmatched in both his personal and professional lives, and I’ve had the honor of being a part of his tremendous journey. There’s no one else like him.” Bob Kinkead of The Kinkead Entertainment Agency also represents Bill.
Blue Collar Comedy’s popularity spawned a slew of concert DVDs, which sold over 9 million copies and earned the band a Grammy nomination. Bill was a cast member of the successful sketch comedy show on the WB “Comedy Central’s ‘Blue Collar TV’ and many solo sitcoms. He reunited with Jeff and Larry on the CMT special edition “Them Idiots Whirled Tour” in 2012, and his most recent special, “Just Sell Him For Parts,” was a hit for then-owned Walmart video site Vudu. Bill also starred in and directed and produced the TBS comedy “The Bill Engvall Show” for three seasons and regularly appeared on the Tim Allen Fox sitcom “The Bill Engvall Series.” “Reverend Paul is Reverend Paul in “Last Man Standing.” He was a final four participant on ABC’s smash show “Dancing with the Stars” and has hosted and acted in several successful game shows.