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Stupid people should wear signs,
says comedian Bill Engvall. That way,
you would know not to ask them any
Engvall - best known for the above
bit, titled “Here’s Your Sign” - will share
this and other comic insights during his
8 p.m. show at Pershing Auditorium
A native of Galveston, Texas,
Engvall began his career as a comedian
about 15 years ago while working as a
disc jockey in a Dallas nightclub. He
and his friend heard they were having an
open mic night at a local comedy club
and decided to go .
“After a couple of cocktails, I just
decided to get up there,” Engvall
recalled. “I don’t even remember what I
did, but the manager came up afterward
and asked me to be the house master of
ceremonies. I took the job because I was
in college and it paid more than the
From the beginning, Engvall said he
tried to write bits to which he thought
people would relate.
“I wanted the audience to be able to
say ‘Remember when little Jimmy did
that?”’ Engvall said.
He added that his comedic influ
ences were “off-the-cuff” people like
Steve Martin, Bob Newhart and George
Engvall said while he was able to
say things in his routine other comics
could not, he never enjoyed handling
“I never got into word banter with
(hecklers) because you can get in seri
ous trouble,” Engvall said. “I just told
them to shut up. If they didn’t, I told
them to get out”
In addition to performing around
the United States, Engvall’s television
credits range from playing host to “A
Pair of Jokers” with Rosie O’Donnell to
appearances on “Designing Women”
and “Golden Palace.” Engvall also por
trayed Buck Overton on the ABC sit
com “Delta,” starring Delta Burke. Last
season, Engvall teamed up with Jeff
Foxworthy on NBC’s “The Jeff
Foxworthy Show.” Engvall and
Foxworthy had previously performed
on the road together.
Engvall said while he loved acting,
he hated the politics of television.
“You have 20 people making a deci
sion,” Engvall said. “It’s great going to
work where there’s a chair with your
name on it and some guy standing by
saying, ‘Mr. Engvall, would you like a
doughnut?’ But with Jeff’s show, they
never went after what Jeff wanted.”
Engvall said that he most enjoyed
performing live because “you get the
instant response, right then and there.”
As his success has grown, Engvall
said, he has tried to be more studious
about writing new material.
“When I was in the clubs, all I could
think about was getting to this point,”
Engvall said. “Now, I have got to worry
about staying here. There’s a little more
One of Engvall’s new bits involves
how his wife cannot order anything off
of a menu.
“She’s like Meg Ryan in ‘When
Harry Met Sally,”’ Engvall said “I actu
ally witnessed a McDonald’s guy quit
ting because of my wife.” ---
Engvall recently wrote a book titled
“You Don’t Have To Be Dumb To Be
Stupid.” It contains Engvall’s favorite
stage bits extended out.
“When you do stuff on stage, you
have a certain amount of time to get to a
joke and move on,” Engvall said. “I
wanted to go a bit further with some of
Engvall plans to write another book
based on stories from his childhood
“There’s a whole bunch of kids who
were not beaten, who were not on drugs
and had fairly normal childhoods,”
Engvall said “My family was like that I
want to write a book for people like
In addition to another book, Engvall
said he would like to try a television
show ofhis own and some movies.
“If I could do a western with Sam
Elliot, I could call my career quits,”
Regardless ofhis future endeavors,
Engvall said he would like to have the
ability to retire before he is 45 years old
“I like hunting and fishing and
ranching,” Engvall said “I’d like to do
that stuff and be young enough to enjoy
Tickets to Friday’s performance are
$24.50 and $19.50 and are available by
calling Ticketmaster at (402) 475-1212.
■..Hi»... «. , . , . . . Photo coubtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
MPLEY (Sigourney Weaver) leads the way into battle, followed by Call (Winona Ryder, right), Jehner (Ren Perlman,
left) aad Vtiess (Dominique Pinon, back).
‘Alien’ fails to resurrect reason
By Gerry Beltz
People, c’mon! Just let her die
For “Alien Resurrection,” Ellen
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) comes
back AGAIN because a scientist has
' AGAIN decided to bring the now
infamous aliens back to Earth to
breed, exploit and eventually shove
into a sweatshop in a remote country
to make cheap tennis shoes (or
something like that; following the
plot of this “Alien” sequel is rougher
than sandpaper across the buttocks).
A crew of pirates (led by
Michael Wincott, “The Three
Musketeers”) brings a cargo of
humans to the Scientist so the mama
alien’s eggs can have hosts.
But, of course, things go wrong.
As it turns out, these aliens are
smarter than pincushions and even
tually are running all over die vessel.
As Wincott’s character is the
smartest of the group, he has the life
expectancy of a guest star on “T.J.
One other factor for everybody’s
day: Ripley’s DNA is mixed with the
alien’s DNA, so she is exhibiting
signs of super-strength, her reflexes
are enhanced and she has a desire for
a greater percentage of the box
And yet ANOTHER monkey
wrench: Since something has “gone
wrong” on the ship, it begins an
automatic flight back to home base -
Is the movie as suspenseful as
the first “Alien” movie? No, but the
original is in a class of its own. Is
this one as good as the second one?
No, “Alien Resurrection” has the
solidity and consistency of warm
Jell-O. It tries to cover several dif
ferent areas at once, buMiever focus
es on anything long enough to devel
op it for the audience to follow.
However, it did have its good
The computer-generated special
effects have definitely gone up in
quality since “Alien,” and the under
water sequences are excellent.
Although die first 20 minutes or so
of the movie drag by rather slowly,
TIM RMS 4|§
Title: “Alien Resurrection’
Stars: Sigourney WfawBr, Winona Ryder,
Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Rating: R (violence, language, gore, nufity)
Flve Words: Big aliens kM stupid people.
the middle hour is full of suspense
and action and even a couple of
laughs. (The basketball scene is a
Ryder is surprisingly good in her
role as the mysterious Call, and Ron
Perlman has a unique charisma
about him. As Johner, he is a despi
cable, prejudiced, sexist redneck,
but you just can’t help but like part
Then again, maybe it’s just flash
backs to his playing Vincent on
“Beauty and the Beast.”
Overall, “Alien Resurrection”
lacks direction and ideas, but the
hard-core movie fans will probably
Flip your magic coin.
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