DEADWOOD, S.D. He’s a Grammy nominated comedian, has toured the country as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and as part of a new nation-wide tour, legendary comedian Bill Engvall will make a stop at Deadwood Mountain Grand for a performance on Sunday, September 22nd.
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.
Although he currently resides in Park City, Utah with his wife, 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.
First, Engvall appeared in a Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, with Rosie O’Donnell, followed by hosting A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appearances on both The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman. Then in 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.”
After appearing in episodes of Designing Women, Bill went on to portray Buck Overton on the ABC sitcom, Delta starring Delta Burke. Bill also starred in the NBC series, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where he played Foxworthy’s best friend.
Bill has hosted numerous television shows including the game show LINGO for GSN, Country Fried Videos and Mobile Home Disaster for CMT as well as several award shows. He had a 3-episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne, made guest appearances on the TNT show Leverage staring Timothy Hutton and the FOX show Last Man Standing staring Tim Allen, 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, 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.
In 2008 Engvall starred in Bait Shop, which co-starred Billy Ray Cyrus and had its world premiere on the USA Network. Then in 2013, he voiced an animated character in a show for CMT titled Bounty Hunters.
A star of the big screen as well, Engvall has also appeared in several films including Strawberry Wine with Christina Ricci, and Bed and Breakfast with Dean Cain, as well as Delta Farce. His latest film, currently in the works, The Neighbor, takes him out of his typical comedy scene and into the horror genre.
Tickets go on sale for Deadwood Mountain Grand Reward Members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14th and to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17th. They will be available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store – or at ticketmaster.com. Ticket buyers should note that TICKETMASTER is the only official ticket broker for Deadwood Mountain Grand. Beware of third party websites and offers. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-1188. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort