Bill Engvall, a comic who’s known nationally thanks to time on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and his namesake TBS sitcom, “The Bill Engvall Show,” will perform Dec. 8 at the Lorain Palace.
And, says a news release for the event, because Engvall “has a history of selling out much larger venues in Ohio,” he’s doing two shows — at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
If, for some reason, Engvall’s name hasn’t yet rung a bell, here’s more of his background from the release:
Bill was 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.
Also to his credit is certified-platinum comedy album “Here’s Your Sign” and 2007 autobiography, “Bill Engvall — Just a Guy.”
Just a bit more background info from the release:
A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill 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 Jokers,” hosted A&E’s “Evening at the Improv” and appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” In 1992, Bill 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.”
Tickets for the Lorain shows range from $22 to $57 — not including a limited number of high-top VIP tables that are available — and are on sale now. You can scoop them up at the theater, 617 Broadway, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, by calling 440-245-2323 or visiting lorainpalace.org.