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Comedian Bill Engvall Brings Farewell Tour to Midland CenterKnown for his part on the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films and the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV, Bill Engvall is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. As part of his “Here’s Your Sign It’s Finally Time” retirement tour, Bill will take the stage at Midland Center for the Arts, July, 16 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at midlandcenter.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 989-631-8250.
After getting his start in a nightclub, Engvall began a prosperous television and comedy career spanning almost 40 years. Following his appearance in the Showtime special A Pair of Joker’s with Rosie O’Donnell, he went on to host A&E’s Evening at the Improv, eventually being awarded the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian” in 1992. Beyond his revered comedy, Engvall has guest starred in numerous sitcoms including his 3-episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne and FOX’s Last Man Standing featuring Tim Allen.
Engvall has produced 10 albums, with many of them reaching gold and platinum status. His second album, Dorkfish (1998) received the honor of being ranked #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart, surpassing comedy giants like Jerry Seinfeld. Other Engvall albums including Live (2004) and Here’s Your Sign (1996) became Certified Multiplatinum and Certified Platinum, respectively.
From his early beginnings on The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman to his appearances on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White to his renowned success on the Billboard charts, Bill Engvall has had an extraordinary entertainment career that is encapsulated in this final farewell comedy tour.