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Billy Gardell

Comedian Billy Gardell Coming to SWOSU

Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell—who starred in the CBS hit television series, Mike & Molly, as Officer Mike Biggs—will headline a Panorama Series event on Friday, November 9, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Gardell’s performance is part of a busy weekend of SWOSU Homecoming activities. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.

Tickets are available at and in the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office (Room 205 of the Hays Administration Building).

As a follow-up to the hit series, Gardell has taken a dramatic turn in the CMT series Sun Records as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical.

In 2016, he received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Gameshow Host for Monopoly Millionaires Club.

Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear, Judging Amy, My Name is Earl, The Practice, Monk and Gary the Rat.

His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman.

As a standup comic, his comedy specials, Billy Gardell: Halftime, premiered on Comedy Central and Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs premiered on Showtime.

A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife Patty, and son Will.