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Bill Engvall Staff Pick

When: Sun., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. 2017
Price: $45-$90
Far from an astrological icebreaker, Galveston-born Bill Engvall’s signature bit “Here’s Your Sign” (from his platinum-selling comedy album of the same name) suggests a system for clearly labeling people so you know instantly whether you want to talk to them, and fittingly few comics can boast so clear of a connection between their list of credits and the content of their comedic character. Whether you’re looking at his biggest successes — the “Here’s Your Sign” hit single featuring Travis Tritt, the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” and sketch show, his own self-titled sitcom — or one of his earliest TV appearances playing Blanche Devereaux’s son on a short-lived Golden Girls spinoff, what you see is what you’re gonna get. Engvall seems to’ve strayed furthest from his specific wheelhouse when he cut a fourth-place-finishing rug on Dancing With the Stars, and our bet is you could tell just by watching him tango whether you’ll think he’s funny or not. Much like Tony Danza, Engvall is rarely seen on TV playing a character with a different first name. His own sign would most definitely just read “Bill.”


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