Bill Engvall was already a pretty successful comedian well before he co-founded the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy. He’d landed spots on The Tonight Show and David Letterman, done some small roles acting on sitcoms and, in 1992, won the Best Male Standup trophy at the American Comedy Awards. The Texas native’s aw-shucks persona and family-friendly approach helped him reach mainstream success, and when the Blue Collar idea blew up, Engvall blew up with it. After starring in his own Bill Engvall Show sitcom for a while, he’s back on the road, including two shows in the Inland Northwest this weekend.
Fri, March 23, at 7 and 9 pm • $35/$40/$50 • Coeur d’Alene Casino • 37914 S. Nukwalqw, Worley, Idaho • cdacasino.com • 800-523-2464
— Dan Nailen