June 5, 2008 |
"The Bill Engvall Show" returns for its second season on TBS next Thursday. How does Engvall, a long-married father of two who lives in Manhattan Beach, compare with the sitcom family man he portrays? "Except for the fact that I'm not a therapist in real life, we're about the same," he said. "It was a natural fit." PLAY BALL An ideal way to start would be a Friday night Angels game. But if I didn't have tickets, I'd go down to my favorite sports bar -- the Sharks Cove in Manhattan Beach -- and watch it there.
October 19, 2000
8:30 & 10:30pm Jazz Dynamic pianist-composer Danilo Perez continues his local stint with a new quintet, performing selections from his acclaimed, latest album, "Motherland," inspired by the history and traditions of his home country, Panama. The Danilo Perez Quintet, Catalina Bar & Grill, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-2210. $15 cover tonight at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.; $17 cover Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m.; $15 cover Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Two-drink minimum.
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August 15, 2000 |
Comedian Bill Engvall wasn't sorry to see the end of the '90s, a decade in which you couldn't just order a cup of coffee--it had to be a latte or an espresso--and "awesome" was the word du jour. The only problem, Engvall says onstage, is that we were using the word wrong: "We were saying stuff like 'Ooh, your car is awesome." Or "Your yard looks awesome."
December 19, 1996 |
When NBC resurrected "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" this TV season, the network retooled several aspects to make the sitcom better fit the comedian. The setting shifted from Indiana to Foxworthy's native state of Georgia. And when casting the best-friend character, Bill, they cast Foxworthy's friend, Bill Engvall. Foxworthy recalled discussing the cast changes with NBC, which picked up the show after ABC canceled it. "The more we talked about it, I said, 'That's Bill Engvall.'
August 26, 1995 |
Bill Engvall thinks stupid people should wear a sign that says "I'm Stupid" so the rest of us don't have to waste our time dealing with them. Here, from his act, are a few of prime candidates: * "I pull into this gas station with a flat tire and the attendant asks, 'Tire go flat?' " 'Nooooo. Hell, I was driving around and those other three just swelled right up on me.' " * "My wife and I moved from Texas, and our house was full of boxes. My friend comes over and he goes, 'Hey, are you movin'?'
August 26, 1995 |
Being a comedian and a team roper just wasn't enough for Bill Engvall. Last month, he decided to add bronco buster to his resume. But now, if he never again hears the words "Get him, Hank!," he'll be a happy man. "When I turned 38, I decided I was going to be a bareback rider," Engvall, who was raised in Dallas, said this week from his home in Culver City. "My wife said, 'What are you, stupid?' Three or four times on the way to the ranch, I'm thinking I can still turn around and go shopping.