Bill Engvall is perhaps more famous as one of the four funny stand up comics on Blue Collar Comedy Tour, for his participation on Blue Collar TV, and his association with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill White.
Listen to our interview with the comic about Season 3 of The Bill Engvall Show airing on TBS Saturdays at 9 starting 07/18/09
He is, however, an established, solid, reliable, and very funny joke teller and his comedy CDs, (aside from his Christmas song release and Here's Your Sign: Reloaded) are very funny. Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography is a misnomer for this stand-up comedy CD. The only reason I can see for such a title is the last track which is the now obligatory and supposedly funny song many stand up comics, Bill Engvall included, feel they must include if they are going to get airplay.
Bill: Keep your night job and stay out of the recording studio if they send musicians in with you. Cheap Drunk aside, this disc contains 13 funny tracks (it lists 15 but only because another annoying trend in the comedy world is to have a track titled Introduction where all you get as comedy is "Here's so and so!"
The real tracks on this CD are real comedy: funny stories and funny jokes by a solid stand up comic. You get your usual relationship jokes and men are different from women jokes on tracks like Freshness Emergency and After Twenty Years Of Marriage.
What is different on Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography by Bill Engvall is tracks like Driver's Ed and Old Fashioned where you get a funny story and funny jokes about a father dealing with his teenage daughter (may God protect this man's future son-in-law) and tracks like Grading Your Biological Output ( a track similar to something by Jeff Foxworthy about going to a parent-teacher meeting) and the only "poo-poo" skit I have ever liked: Every Public Restroom In America.
There are also funny stories and funny jokes about taking your family on vacation, animal shows, and so on.
Even when the material Bill Engvall covers on Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography is not groundbreaking it is funny.
Other Bill Engvall Reviews
Now That's Awesome: a pretty good comedy CD
Here's Your Sign and Dorkfish: Your basic blue collar comedy CDs Good stuff.
A Decade Of Laughs: A Decade Of Laughs: the title for this comedy cd says it all.
The Bill Engvall Show Season One: Pretty good sitcom.
The Bill Engvall Show Season 2 - TBS Saturdays 8 P.M. Starts 11/15/08: Very good situation comedy features a Blue Collar Comedy comic.
Here's Your Sign: 2004 Comedy Central special is best Bill Engvall stand-up show to date.
The Bill Engvall Show Season 3 - TBS starting 07/18/09: Smart, family friendly situation comedy back for season 3 and as good as ever.
Aged and Confused CD Version: Very good clean comedy but not as great as others by this comic.
Aged and Confused (2009): Pretty good comedy CD will please Engvall fans.
Aged and Confused DVD version: Pretty good show will please the comic's fans.