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Bill Engvall
Austin Theatre
September 21st
Paramount Theatre

     One of the top comedians today and among the busiest -  from “Designing Women,” “The Jeff Foxworthy Show,” “Country Fried Home Videos” and “Blue Collar TV” to the self-titled “Bill Engvall Show,” comic Bill Engvall continues to make his comedic rounds.  He stops at the Paramount Theatre for two shows on September 21st.
     A native of Galveston, Engvall moved to Dallas and was working as a disc jockey with plans of becoming of 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.
     His first Showtime special, "A Pair of Joker's" with Rosie O'Donnell, was followed by Bill hosting A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and several appearances on both "The Tonight Show" and the "Late Show with David Letterman."  In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for "Best Male Stand-up Comedian."
    After appearing in episodes of "Designing Women," Engvall went on to portray Buck Overton on the ABC sitcom, "Delta", starring Delta Burke.  He also starred in the NBC series, "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," playing Jeff's best friend.
     He is best known as one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, "Blue Collar TV," on the WB network. The ensemble cast included Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, and the premiere was watched by 5.4 million people - making it the second-most watched show in the time period.
    He also 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. The show was a blue collar version of "Extreme Home Makeover" by taking a deserving family and completely transformed their mobile home.
     Performances will be at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Tickets range from $80 to $60.
    The Paramount Theatre is located downtown at 713 Congress Avenue.  For tickets or more information, call (512) 474-1221 or visit www.AustinTheatre.org.
Bill Engvall
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