Southern comedians to hit the stage at Fox


Special Photo Comedian Bill Engvall takes stage Saturday night at the Fox Theatre with fellow funny man Larry the Cable Guy.

If You Go

• What: Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy

• When: 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta

• Cost: $65.10

• For more information: Visit www.foxtheatre.or...

ATLANTA -- After passing out "your signs" during the week to the idiots you meet, sometimes all you want are a few laughs.

On Saturday for two shows, comedians Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy are stopping by to give out belly laughs at the Fox Theatre.

It's been a while since the two "Blue Collar" jokesters have been out on the road, but Engvall loves hanging out with Larry because they're so different on stage.

"It's always fun -- he makes me laugh. I really like this show," he said. "When we did 'Blue Collar,' Jeff (Foxworthy) and I are the same. We are storytellers talking about our families and we keep it pretty clean. With Larry, it's a completely different type of show. You get a wide range of comedy."

Although Engvall's style of comedy hasn't changed, the topics for his jokes are evolving.

"My kids are grown now, so I'm going back to writing before kids," he said. "I talk about me getting older and spending time with my wife."

He talks about the funny things in life, like being called in for jury duty or running into fans in public.

And after 30 years of being on the road performing stand-up comedy, Engvall still likes it -- but he plans to slow it down in the future.

"I still love doing stand-up, but the older you get, the harder it is to travel," he said. "One of things I'm fascinated about it is the psychology for stand-up. You're on stage and you have 500 new best friends, but they go home and you're stuck in a hotel room by yourself. It affected me early on, but I got a hold on it. It doesn't surprise me that people begin to drink."

Besides touring, Engvall is working on two new shows. Recently, he shot a pilot called "Do It Yourself" for TBS about working in a hardware store. In the other show, CMT's "Bounty Hunters," he, Larry, Foxworthy and Lisa Lampanelli provide the voices for the animated characters.

Other than that, the comedian plays a lot of golf, spends his time outdoors and indulges in naps.

"Hey, naps are good," he said.