Bill Engvall to Retire From Standup, Announces Farewell Tour

by Josh Lanier

If you’ve never seen Bill Engvall perform live, well, here’s your sign. The country comedian is retiring from stand-up after a farewell tour.

The 64-year-old comedy veteran announced that he was giving up stand-up comedy after more than four decades on the road.

“I have been blessed with the greatest career anyone could ask for,” Engvall said, according to Variety. “Making people laugh is a dream job and has fulfilled my life in so many ways. I’m excited to focus on future opportunities in entertainment and spend more time with my family. I’m not going anywhere – just hanging up my hat when it comes to sleeping in the airport and in-room dining.”

The “Here’s Your Sign, It’s Finally Time” tour begins later this month. Bill Engvall will crisscross the country with 15 dates set through July 2022. You can find all the tour stops on his website. The first show is set for Aug. 26 in Winterhaven, California.

Bill Engvall will remain in the entertainment industry, however. He’ll appear as the head auctioneer on Blue Collar Auction, a new series for Circle TV that will premiere in the fall, Yahoo said.

The comic first became one of the biggest comedians in the country in 1996. His first album Here’s Your Sign dominated the comedy charts for 15 weeks. His second album Dorkfish debuted at No. 1 on the comedy charts two years later. Engvall is also a founding member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry The Cable Guy. Their album Blue Collar Comedy Tour — One For The Road earned them a Grammy nomination.

The Texas-born comedian’s last special Just Sell Him for Parts streamed on Vudu, Variety noted. He also teamed up with Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy again in 2012 for the “Them Idiots Whirled Tour.”

Bill Engvall Has A Lengthy Acting Career

Bill Engvall is a man of many talents. Aside from his work as a comedian, he released music and wrote an autobiography called Bill Engvall – Just A Guy. He even performed on Dancing with the Stars in 2013. And though the judges often put him at the bottom of the leaderboard, he made the finals thanks to massive fan support. He finished fourth in the competition,

But Bill Engvall is also known for his lengthy acting resume that dates back to his first starring role in 1993’s Delta, starring Delta Burke. He had his own TBS show, The Bill Engvall Show, for three seasons on TBS, as well. Though, he is most recently known as the scene-stealing Rev. Paul on Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing, according to IMDb.

He’s also hosted several game shows, including a reboot of the show Lingo.

Engvall’s manager JP Williams told Variety that the comedian is “truly one of the best men I have ever had the privilege of working with. His honesty and integrity in both his personal and professional life is second to none, and I have been fortunate to be a part of his incredible journey. There’s simply no one like him.”