Comedian Bill Engvall
Bill Engvall is of one of the top comedians today thanks to his "Here's Your Sign"
comedy album along with his work with Jeff Foxworthy's Blue Collar Comedy Tour
and his own TV sitcom on TBS. This year Bill made his debut on ABC's Dancing with
the Stars. Bill is also the voice of an animated character in a new show for CMT
currently titled “Bounty Hunters”.
Bill has hosted numerous television shows including the game show LINGO for GSN,
Country Fried Videos and Mobile Home Disasters, for CMT as well as several award
shows. He had a 3 episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne, narrated a
documentary for the Speed Channel on Darrel Waltrip and starred in the Hallmark
Channel movie Kiss at Pine Lake.
Bill starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran
for three seasons. He was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Collar
TV, on the WB network. In 2008 Bill starred in Bait Shop which co-starred Billy Ray
Cyrus and had its world premiere on the USA Network.
A star of the big screen as well, Bill has appeared in several films including
Strawberry Wine with Christina Ricci and , Bed and Breakfast with Dean Cain, as
well Delta Farce.
Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which
have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and
special in Comedy Central history. The soundtrack for Blue Collar Comedy Tour- One
For The Road (Warner Bros./Jack Records) was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
Along with his Blue Collar movies, Bill has several solo specials which aired on
Comedy Central including Aged and Confused ( 2009), Live (2004 (certified
multiplatinum). He recently reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on
the “Them Idiots Whirled Tour”, which was filmed as a special for CMT and aired in
March of 2012. 15° Off Cool ( 2007) and Here’s Your Sign.
Bill’s first album, HERE’S YOUR SIGN (Warner Bros. May ‘96), has been certified
platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight
weeks. It went on to peak at #5 on Billboard’s Current Country Album Chart and
reached the Top 50 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The single of the same
name was ranked #1 on Billboard’s Country Singles Sales Chart for ten weeks,
reached the Top 30 on the Billboard’s Singles Sales Chart, and achieved Gold
status, which is not a common occurrence in the comedy market. 1997, Engvall won
the “Best Selling Comedy album” award at the annual NARM convention, outselling
albums by Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.
Bill’s second CD, DORKFISH (Warner Bros., October ’98), was certified gold (500,000
copies), and had the honor of being ranked #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart,
surpassing Jerry Seinfeld’s album. All of his following comedy album releases
debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart, including 15° Off Cool and Aged and
Bill has written several books, including his autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy
from St. Martin’s Press on May 15, 2007.
A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and was working as a disc jockey
with plans of becoming of a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, Bill decided
to try his hand at stand-up comedy and quickly found that making people laugh was
truly his forte. Soon after, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue television
opportunities. First there was a Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s with Rosie O’
Donnell, followed by hosting A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appearances on both
The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.”
After appearing in episodes of “Designing Women,” Bill went on to portray Buck
Overton on the ABC sitcom, Delta” starring Delta Burke. Bill also starred in the NBC
series, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where he played Jeff’s best friend.
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