Bill Engvall

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday for Blue Collar comedy legend, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and top comedian Bill Engvall comes to Proctors, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

Tickets, $35–$65, will be available 10 a.m. Friday at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, N.Y.

Engvall was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and, as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Engvall also lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive-produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012, he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.

Engvall’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. He has written several books, including a 2007 autobiography Bill EngvallJust A Guy.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Engvall moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Jokers, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Engvall won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show.