The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It’s the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today and among the busiest. Bust a gut at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Bill voiced an animated character in a new show for CMT currently titled “Bounty Hunters”, which will began airing in the summer of 2013. 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 specials in Comedy Central history. The soundtrack for Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road, 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 Live that has been 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.
Bill’s first album, “Here’s Your Sign,” has been certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks, 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. In 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, was certified gold 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 Confused.
Laugh it up with Bill Engvall in the Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, January 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55.50 with premium seating for $69.50 and are available at www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401. You may find more information and the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Silver Legacy iPhone and Android Apps.