‘Mike & Molly’ Star Gardell Ready For Standup Tour

by | May 12, 2011 at 3:59 PM | TV News

LOS ANGELES – Billy Gardell plans a working summer, regardless of whether his sitcom “Mike & Molly” returns for a second year.

Gardell says he has a “good feeling” CBS will renew the show. He starts a national standup tour in June. The “Halftime” tour is in support of his DVD of the same name.

The 41-year-old Gardell says the title refers to his reaching the midway point in life. He jokes that it was a “sloppy first half,” but now he’s a father and has settled down.

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Gardell’s comedy tour will take him to theaters in Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, and other states.

He co-stars in “Mike & Molly” with Melissa McCarthy as a couple that found love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

CBS announces its fall schedule next week.

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