September 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
1028 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Date: September 14, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $46, $53, $60
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 DavidLetterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” After appearing in various and multiple TV shows, Bill starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom, “The Bill Engvall Show,” for TBS, which ran three seasons. 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.