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Actor and comedian Bill Engvall at the Silver Legacy
by Tribune Staff
May 31, 2012 | 980 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — 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 among the busiest. Silver Legacy welcomes Engvall to the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Grande Exposition Hall.

Most recently, Engvall was the host on the game show LINGO for GSN. LINGO premiered on June 6, 2011 and was the highest rated show in GSN network history. He also recently completed a 3 episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne, narrated a documentary for the Speed Channel on Darrel Waltrip and starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Kiss at Pine Lake. In addition to all of this he is touring with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. The three reunited for “Them Idiots Whirled Tour”, which was filmed as a special for CMT and will air in the first quarter of 2012.

Engvall has starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons. He was the host of one of the top rated shows on CMT, Country Fried Home Videos and one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Collar TV, on the WB network. He shot a special for the WB network called Mobile Home Disasters, which helped propel the network to one of its best Thursday nights of the season. In 2008 Engvall starred in Bait Shop which co-starred Billy Ray Cyrus and had its world premiere on the USA Network.

A star of the big screen as well, Engvall has appeared in several films including Strawberry Wine with Christina Ricci and, Bed and Breakfast with Dean Cain, as well as Delta Farce.

Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and special 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.

Along with his Blue Collar movies, Bill has several solo specials which aired on Comedy Central including Aged and Confused ( 2009), 15° Off Cool ( 2007) and Here’s Your Sign, Live (2004). That DVD has been certified multi-platinum.

Engvall is a platinum recording artist. His first album, HERE’S YOUR SIGN (Warner Bros. May ‘96), has been certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. It 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 has written several books, including his autobiography Bill Engvall – Just A Guy from St. Martin’s Press on May 15, 2007.

Come and experience the humor that is Bill Engvall at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on June 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $52.50 with premium seating for $69.50. To reserve seats visits www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmasters.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) OR 775-325-7401. You can also get more information and the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Silver Legacy iPhone and Android Apps.
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