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Comedian will hang out his sign in Sikeston

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Bill Engvall
SIKESTON -- Bill Engvall doesn't claim to have the cleanest act in comedy. As he puts it: "It's not Disney on Ice."

At the same time, the award-winning comedian of "Blue Collar" comedy fame prefers not to use profanity in his routines either.

Engvall, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Field House, said comedians must give their audiences more credit -- a concept he always tries to relay to young comics.

"If I say my wife and I are getting amorous in the bedroom, you know what I'm talking about," Engvall said.

The stand-up comedian and actor said he's always felt like Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart, with the common denominator being they were "clean" with their performances.

"We talk about real-life stuff," Engvall said.

And it's these everyday experiences that have made Engvall one of the most relatable comedians for audiences of all ages.

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