Thursday, February 9, 2017

Comedian Bill Engvall to bring blue collar humor to CCA

ORONO, Maine — Comedian Bill Engvall will deliver his standup routine at the Collins Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

While Engvall traveled for six years with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Ron White on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, he’s also used to performing solo. The American Comedy Awards named him the funniest male standup in 1992.

Engvall, born in Galveston, Texas, shares the humor he finds in everyday situations.

His first comedy album “Here’s Your Sign” was platinum and the soundtrack for “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Engvall wrote his autobiography “Bill Engvall–Just A Guy,” acted in the movie “Delta Farce” and starred in the TV program “The Bill Engvall Show.”

In 2013, Engvall and his professional dancing partner advanced to the finals of Dancing with the Stars, finishing fourth. And in 2015, he recorded the Netflix special “Just Sell Him For Parts.”

Townsquare Media is the event sponsor. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65; group rates are not available for this performance. A limited number of meet-and-greet tickets for an additional $40 per person are available. For tickets and more information, visit Also, for tickets and to request an accommodation, call 207.581.1755.

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master's degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit

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