Billy Gardell

I come from a working-class family in Pittsburgh, whereas ‘Mike & Molly’ deals with the working class in Chicago. I swear a little, but I pretty much talk the same. It’s not like when you see someone like Tim Allen and he’s a lot bluer onstage.

“I come from a working-class family in Pittsburgh, whereas ‘Mike & Molly’ deals with the working class in Chicago. I swear a little, but I … Read More

Everybody wants to be a better version of themselves – everybody. And I hope one day I can lose some weight. Maybe, who knows, I’ll hire myself a trainer and a fancy cook. In five years, maybe I’ll be an action hero. Then again, maybe I’ll just be this guy. Who knows? But the fun part is embracing the human side of that.

“Everybody wants to be a better version of themselves – everybody. And I hope one day I can lose some weight. Maybe, who knows, I’ll … Read More

And then as I got older, see, I think a lot of times with comics, your life kind of permeates your act. Whatever is happening in your life is what’s going on on stage. So if you’re angry in your life, then that’s going to be on stage. If you’re looking for the guy that’s just going to make you laugh for an hour and forget about, that’s me.

“And then as I got older, see, I think a lot of times with comics, your life kind of permeates your act. Whatever is happening … Read More

You know, I’m playing the Mirage in Vegas, the main room… About 5 percent of all comics end up as the main headliner on the Vegas Strip, so that’s a big deal for me. Getting to do my stand-up the way I have this summer is really what I’ve dreamed of since I was about 10 years old.

“You know, I’m playing the Mirage in Vegas, the main room… About 5 percent of all comics end up as the main headliner on the … Read More

You start realizing that maybe you’re the one night a month that people have out, and they don’t need to hear your political views or how dark you can get. They just want to laugh for an hour and go home. Once I wrapped my head around that, my act evolved accordingly.

“You start realizing that maybe you’re the one night a month that people have out, and they don’t need to hear your political views or … Read More