Iconic ‘Here’s Your Sign’ comedian to deliver final two shows in the Green Bay area on Saturday, April 9
Beloved comedian Bill Engvall is bringing his farewell stand-up tour, “Here’s Your Sign – It’s Finally Time,” to the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 9. After more than 40 years in the entertainment industry, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Dancing with the Stars veteran is headlining two shows that day, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., which will be some of his last on his road to retirement.
As it so happens, Engvall’s decades-long career happened by accident. He says he took the stage at a Dallas nightclub “after having a little bit of liquid courage,” talked about spinning records as a disc jockey “in a funny way,” was warmly received by the crowd and fell in love with stand-up comedy.
Engvall’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, released in 1996 and eventually went platinum. His celebrity status skyrocketed after starring in the sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. The group’s subsequent Blue Collar Comedy Tour saw enormous success, and its soundtrack, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road, received a Grammy nomination.
Engvall has written several books, most notably his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall—Just a Guy. He has also delighted fans of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, reaching the finals during the show’s 17th season.
Engvall plans for his farewell tour to be his comedy’s “greatest hits” mixed with new material. Fans will immediately recognize his family-friendly, observational humor that riffs on the trials of marriage, raising kids, and getting older. Citing Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, and George Carlin as comedic influences, Engvall describes his shows as a 90-minute conversation that avoids religion or politics. As he put it: “People are looking for a place to relax and not worry about other stuff.”
Bill Engvall’s upcoming shows are sponsored by Alliance Insurance Centers, LLC, Midwest Expansion Companies, Schneider, and John’s Refrigeration, LLC. They are presented as part of the Ashwaubenon P.A.C.’s Brodhagen Dental Care Touring Series.
Tickets to Bill Engvall: “Here’s Your Sign – It’s Finally Time” start at $59 and can be purchased online at ashwaubenonpac.org or by calling (920) 494-3401.
About Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center
The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 730-seat performance venue built for the artistic and theatrical enrichment of the students and community members of the Village of Ashwaubenon and surrounding areas. The Ashwaubenon P.A.C. serves as home to school and community musicals, plays, concerts, and theatre programs and actively presents regional, national, and international touring entertainment.
To purchase tickets or learn more about this or other upcoming events, visit ashwaubenonpac.org, call (920) 494-3401 or follow ‘Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center’ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@AshwaubenonPAC).