Bill Engvall to Perform at MontanaFair

BILLINGS, MT - MetraPark General Manager Bill Dutcher announces comedian Bill Engvall will bring his signs and family friendly comedy to the Pepsi Entertainment Series at MontanaFair August 13.

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 one of the busiest.

Engvall is a native of Galveston, Texas. Early on, he moved to Dallas and was working as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, Bill decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy and quickly found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue television opportunities.

Engvall has appeared in a Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, with Rosie O’Donnell,  hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on both The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.”

Other appearances include Designing Women, and starring in the NBC series, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where Bill played Foxworthy’s best friend.

Bill starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom, The Bill Engvall Show, for TBS, which ran for three seasons. He was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Collar Comedy TV, on the WB network.

Alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White, Bill Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour 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, (Warner Bros./Jack Records) was also nominated for a Grammy Award.

Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign (1996), 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.

Engvall appears Sunday August 13 at 7pm at Rimrock Auto Arena at MontanaFair. Bill Engvall's Special Guest will be the Laugh Factory's Gary Brightwell.

MontanaFair's Pay One Price ValuPass is on sale now at the MetraPark Box Office.  Individual concert tickets for Bill Engvall and other MontanaFair entertainment go on sale May 19 at 10am.

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