Comedian Bill Engvall will perform at Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at Braden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, on Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices range from $35 to $45.
Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. His first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the number one position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at number one on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Engvall has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall – Just A Guy. Most recently, Engvall made it to the finals on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
He is part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012, he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT. Earlier this year, he lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. Engvall previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
A native of Galveston, Texas, Engvall moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Engvall won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Engvall resides in Southern California with his family.
More information on Engvall is available at www.billengvall.com. For more information about his appearance at Braden, call (309) 438-5444.