[Nameplate] Fair ~ 73°F  
High: 92°F ~ Low: 69°F
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Comedian will hang out his sign in Sikeston

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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.

For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.