Blue Collar Comedy Legend Bill Engvall Announces Farewell Comedy Tour
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and comedian/actor/songwriter, Bill Engval, takes a bow. The acclaimed entertainer announced he was embarking on a comedic, “Here’s your sign, it’s finally time” farewell tour. For over 40 years, Bill has entertained millions and remains one of the industry’s most famous and beloved comedians. This latest encore of his stand-up career celebrates over 4 decades of performing to sold-out audiences nationwide.
“I was blessed with the greatest career one could wish for,” says Engvall. “Making people laugh is a dream job and has fulfilled my life in so many ways. I’m excited to focus on future opportunities in entertainment and spending more time with my family. I’m not going anywhere – I just hang up my hat when it comes to sleeping in the airport and eating in the room.”
As proof, Bill will host and serve as chief auctioneer in “Blue Collar Auction,” a weekly series premiering on Circle TV this fall.
Early in his stand-up career, Bill was part of the hugely successful Blue Collar Comedy group, along with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White. The success of Blue Collar Comedy spurred many concert films, selling over 9 million units and receiving a Grammy Award nomination for brand success. Bill has starred on the WB’s hit comedy show “Blue Collar TV” and several one-man comedy specials for Comedy Central. In 2012, he reunited with Jeff and Larry on “Them Idiots Whirled Tour,” a CMT exclusive, and his most recent special, “Just Sell Him For Parts,” was a hit for the then-Walmart streaming site. , Vudu. Bill also starred in and produced the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engval Show” for 3 seasons and was seen regularly on the Tim Allen Fox sitcom “Last Man Standing” as Reverend Paul. He has hosted and starred in a variety of popular game shows and was one of the final four contestants on ABC’s hit show, “Dancing with The Stars.”
A mainstay of late night television, Bill has made regular appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno‘ and ‘Late night with David Letterman. “He has released several award-winning comedy albums, with his debut album ‘Here’s Your Sign’ going platinum and occupying the top spot on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 consecutive weeks. His second album, ‘Dorkfish’, also debuted at # 1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as have his subsequent comedy albums. A best-selling author, Bill has written several books, including his autobiography “Bill Engval – Just a guy.”
In addition to his comedy and television accomplishments, Bill has been involved in several film projects, including writing, producing, and starring in the comedy feature “Bait Shop” with Bill Ray Cyrus, and co-starring in the drama ” No Running” which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits include ‘Catching Faith’, ‘Monster Party’, ‘Wish for Christmas’ and thriller ‘The Neighbour’.
For over 25 years, Engvall has been led by Blue Collar Comedy founder and Parallel Entertainment executive JP Williams. “Bill is truly one of the finest men I’ve had the privilege of working with,” Williams says. “His honesty and integrity in his personal and professional life is second to none, and I have been blessed to be a part of his incredible journey. There is simply no one like him.” Bill is also represented by Bob Kinkead of The Kinkead Entertainment Agency.
Farewell tour dates “Here is your sign, it’s finally time” 2021/2022:
(Additional dates will be announced soon)
08.26.21 – Quechuan Casino Resort, Winterhaven, CA
9.10.21 – IP Casino, Biloxi, MS
9.24.21 – Choctaw Casino, Grant, Oklahoma
9.25.21 – Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
10.1.21 – Kovalchick Convention Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania
10.2.21 – Thomas Wolf Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina
10.9.21 – Chevrolet Mainstage, Dallas, TX
11.5.21 – People’s Bank Theater, Marietta, OH
12.3.21 – Youkey Theater, Lakeland, Florida
12.12.21 – Fort Hall Casino, Fort Hall, ID
1.15.22 – Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA
4.1.22 – Tulsa Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma
4.9.22 – Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, Green Bay, WI
5.19.22 – RCU Theater at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire, WI
7.8.22 – Noel Wagner Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX