Billy Gardell plans a working summer, regardless of whether his sitcom "Mike & Molly" returns for a second year.
Gardell starts a national standup tour in June titled "Halftime," in support of his DVD of the same name.
The 41-year-old comedian said the title refers to the fact he's about midway through life. It was a "sloppy first half," he jokes, but now he's a father and has settled down.
"When I was younger I was crazy," he said. "Then you go from, 'Yeah, I'll do another shot' to 'How much sodium is in that?'"
His boy is proving a big influence on his work.
"My son is 7. A lot of material comes from hanging out with him. He and I are on the same intellectual level," Gardell joked.
His comedy tour will take him to theaters in Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio and other states. Gardell stars with Melissa McCarthy in "Mike & Molly" as a couple who found love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.
Gardell said he has a "good feeling" CBS will renew "Mike & Molly" when the network announces its fall schedule next week.