Even with two Comedy Central specials, two CDs, three DVDs and record-breaking performances around the country, Regan stays humble as someone just as clueless as the rest of us. In , we talked to the clean comic about his dark side, brotherly love and standup in the age of YouTube. Comedians have to be skeptical in order to poke fun at things. Does this make you more jaded in real life? Some people just poke a stick at other people and other things and never poke a stick at themselves. I like to also poke a stick at myself. I still like to enjoy the world that I live in. A lot of people talk about you being a clean comic. But to answer your question, yes, there are times when I think of something that is dirty or blue or something like that.
BRIAN REGAN: STANDING UP (2007) – Full Transcript
Even among the elite of stand-up comedians who consistently headline big auditoriums, Brian Regan stands out. I spoke with Regan by phone last week from his home in Las Vegas. There are plenty of off dates, and I get to enjoy my wife and kids like anybody else. I was born with material.
Comedian Brian Regan has been on “The Late Show With David LAist: I remember seeing you several years ago on when you were host of “Short I don’t approach it that what I do is loftier than what someone else does.
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Brian Regan, the Traditionalist Comedian
All the good comedians are liberal. For the best comedian of our time, in my humble opinion, is what I would call, not a liberal nor a conservative, but a traditionalist: Brian Regan. Regan was born in as one of eight children in a Catholic of course family. Stephen Colbert comes to mind, the last of eleven kids, about which he boasts constantly on his The Late Show.
In your “Stupid in School” bit, you dip into the “Brian Regan voice” Then I started seeing that in reviews — not as a negative, but just as an I was wondering, Does anybody here realize I’m the guy who makes fun of these?
But with multiple Netflix specials, collaborations with Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman and an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, Regan might be the only one who thinks so. Regan released his first comedy CD in and now has seven hour-long specials. Before the night of clean humor, we caught up with Regan to discuss the history of comedy, controversial jokes and his upcoming performance. The Spectrum : In , you did the first ever live stand-up set on Comedy Central.
What was it like to be involved in that experience for the network and as someone who has been doing comedy for over 20 years? Regan: We were the ones that pitched the idea to them. And I had done stand-up specials before, but I wanted to do something different and challenging. And it was —— maybe scary is overstating it —— but it was definitely concerning. There could be technical problems, there could be somebody in the audience who decides to be a jerk. We had to have a lot of contingency plans.
So anyway, it was a fun experience. Do you see a similar trend in comedy? And do you see yourself in that role as one of the curators of comedy? R: Well, I have always guarded against a few things.
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Brian Regan is one of the most trustworthy comics performing today: he can be trusted to make practically anybody laugh, from children to the elderly. He has a rare talent for performing entirely clean material — a challenge for most comedians. Adding to his list of accomplishments, Brian Regan is about to be a part of Comedy Central history.
Whether he’s riffing on painfully funny stuff like middle-aged dating or There are plenty of off dates, and I get to enjoy my wife and kids like anybody else. They can also go to and download my new comedy.
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Brian Regan wants his audience to laugh at ‘substance, not shock’
Comedian Brian Regan says he enjoyed most of his Disney World visit with his two children last week. The comedian imagined grabbing the other father’s pocket contents and the mother’s purse, flinging the belongings and watching them land in a nearby flower bed. Regan said, in response to such anarchy, he had even prepared a speech. Regan’s material comes from his everyday life experiences.
A stand-up ovation: Brian Regan charms the PAC. jon. December Then if anyone ever finds them all, you know they like you.” On performing.
Elizabeth Blair. The comedian Brian Regan, pictured here in his Netflix special Nunchucks and Flamethrowers , has earned a reputation as a comic’s comic. Entertainment Weekly once called Brian Regan “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian. Regan has been “killing” on the road pretty much nonstop since the s. And he also keeps his act clean — free of profanity or explicit jokes.
If he were a rock star, one of his hits might be called ” Dora The Explorer. It’s very important [to] have momentum and, you know, we have our uniforms on anyway. Might as well try. With an almost cartoonish, Chaplinesque flair, Regan puts his entire body into his act, furrowing his eyebrows when he’s confused, shuffling his feet when he feels dejected, awkwardly swiveling his hips to demonstrate how poorly he dances.
Since Regan performs his silly, physical, observational humor free of curse words, families flock to his shows. She says one of her favorite Regan bits is about him being “Stupid in School.
Brian Regan Is Still Standing
Brian Regan has a secret dream. The standup-comedy veteran is sick of all the unnecessary attention paid to the fact his act is as family-friendly as they come. What you will get is totally original, laugh-yourself-silly comedy. Regan is of a rare breed of comic who appeals to all, even those normally more attuned to an edgier brand of standup.
You might recognize one of Regan’s fans and frequent collaborators: Jerry Seinfeld, who has touted him as “one of my favorite, favorite stand-up.
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