Bill Engvall is one of the core four of the Blue Collar Comedy group. He is the least well-known of the foursome, especially considering the massive popularity of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. But he is in great company, and his headlining shows allow him to shine. Perhaps the reason for this is he strays away from the redneck comedy formula. For example, Larry the Cable Guy clearly portrays a redneck caricature in his set, and Ron White is observational in his understanding of the culture.
Bill Engvall views the redneck formula with a satirical bite. He touches on the everyday realities of life, and sometimes, surprisingly not in direct context of being a redneck. He talks politics, gun ownership, and marriage with delightful trueness. Bill Engvall is perhaps the least like a character in his set, compared to his peers in the Blue Collar troupe.
How long is a Bill Engvall stand-up set?
Bill Engvall performs for anywhere between 50-70 minutes, depending on who is opening the show and the time allowed at the venue.
Should I expect any music performances at this show?
Bill Engvall is known for being a recording artist as well as a stand-up comedian. He has performed several songs for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, notably “Blue Collar Dollar” all the way back in 2000. But he has recorded tracks outside the Blue Collar umbrella, and has stepped away from music in the last decade, preferring to act in television. He played in some episodes of Hawthorne as well as guest starring on Leverage. Leverage is ongoing, though Hawthorne was recently canceled. Expect little, if any musical interludes from Bill Engvall- self-proclaimed as a rusty musician.
Who is opening the show?
As far as openers, Bill Engvall is playing two types of shows this year. He is going solo on a few dates with no opening act, but is also co-headlining with fellow Blue Collar Comedy member, Larry the Cable Guy. Larry was part of the short 2010 reunion of Blue Collar alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The duo switches headlining slots for these shows. Confirm if your date is one with Larry the Cable Guy joining.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Bill Engvall’s tour?
Bill Engvall is offering a few choices for presales this year. The first is through the American Express platform. You need an American Express card to make the purchase as well as working through TicketMaster to buy the ticket. Unfortunately, American Express is not covering the entire tour, offering only a few select dates.
Presale Passwords Info collects private and public presale information from across the web into one intuitive platform, and is servicing a few more dates. These are included for both Bill Engvall solo shows as well as his co-headlining shows with Larry the Cable Guy.
What is Bill Engvall currently promoting on this tour?
The comedian has mostly kept quiet since 2009. He was part of the Blue Collar reunion, specifically dubbed Them Idiots: Whirled Tour. He partnered with the two original members, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Ron White, the last of the foursome, did not partake in the reunion.
This 2010 and 2011 tour was released on DVD in 2012. Bill Engvall did follow this up with his latest release, 2014’s Ultimate Laughs and much of the material is coming with him on tour.
Who is Bill Engvall’s publicist and press contact?
Bill Engvall’s management company is the California based firm, Parallel Entertainment. You can reach them by calling 310-279-1123. JP Williams, Matt Van De Water, and Jodi Lieberman are at the helm and Williams is Bill Engvall’s direct contact for the company. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His main publicity contact is Marleah Leslie. She is an independent publicity agent, and she can be reached at email@example.com. The last major contact is Bob Kinkead of the Paridigm Booking Agency. Direct all booking inquiries to his number: 615-252-4400.
“Bill Engvall has since spent decades mastering the art of approachable affability, the kind of humor that allows folks to imagine they might be that witty at parties spinning embellished tales of real life. It’s an easygoing, Southern storytelling style in which a two-minute encounter prevaricates into a 10-minute routine. Might as well be sitting down on a back porch with all his buddies gathered around.” – Amy Martin of the Theater Jones
“Having been married 30 years, Engvall has a wealth of relationship issues to work from and it was obvious that he hit the “been there, done that” nail on the head regularly for many of those in attendance. He warned parents that having their kids leave home isn’t all its cracked up to be — “The empty nest looked good on paper until you realize it’s just you and your wife left in the big house.” – Jeff DeDekker of the LeaderPost
“The affable TV actor and stand-up comic found himself preaching to the choir. “By definition, we are the silent majority,” said Engvall. “Here’s our new bandwagon: We ain’t gonna take it no more.” Oh, he didn’t mean politics or religion, Engvall assured. He was talking abandoning texting and using self-serve checkout scanners at the grocery store. And forget shopping with the wife. “How do you wear out a bra?” My San Antonio
Them Idiots Whirled Tour 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Larry the Cable Guy, Reno Collier
Aged and Confused Tour 2008
Tour Opening Acts: Larry the Cable Guy
Note: Bill Engvall performed as a member of Blue Collar Comedy alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy from 2000 to 2006. The foursome returned as a trio, minus Ron White, in 2010.