Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall is a retired American stand-up comedian and television host, best known for his pithy comedic routine, Here’s Your Sign. Bred in Texas, this is also where he first ventured into stand-up comedy, while working as a disc jockey in a Dallas, Texas nightclub.

In 1990, Engvall moved to Southern California and dedicated himself to comedy full-time, with early appearances hosting alongside Rosie O’Donnell on A Pair of Jokers, and a role on the TV series The Golden Palace. After performing stand-up routines on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Late Show with David Letterman, he was named Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards in 1992.

Engvall continued to make occasional television appearances whilst touring comedy clubs until he was cast alongside fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy on NBC's, The Jeff Foxworthy Show. In 1996, he signed with Warner Records and released the first of his comedy albums, Here’s Your Sign. This album was a great success, peaking at number five on the Billboard Country Album chart. He went on to release two more albums in the late 90’s: Dorkfish, and, Here’s Your Christmas Album, an album of comedic Christmas songs with expository interludes.

In 2000, Engvall launched the first of six Blue Collar Comedy Tours alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy. Each of these tours were amazingly successful, spawning three films, a radio show, and a television series titled Blue Collar TV. As a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, Bill was paired with professional dancer Emma Slater, and the pair made it to the finals as favorites in the competition, ultimately finishing in fourth place. He became an ordained minister with ULC in 2017, and supported his ordination with a degree in Christian Studies in 2021 from Grand Canyon University.

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Bill Engvall