Brian Regan: A Classic Comic
Starting Feb. 18 comedian Brian Regan begins a tour of the United States that has him on the road until early summer. The last date on his schedule, at least for now, is June 26 at the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada.
As one of the most venerated and sophisticated stand-up’s working today, Regan doesn’t perform in traditional comedy clubs. He takes to the stage for his army of ardent fans in theaters and other similar venues.
Regan’s career spans from “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson,” to “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” He’s also appeared on “The Jon Stewart Show,” “The Dennis Miller Show,” “An Evening At The Improv,” “MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour, “VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight, “Comic Strip Live,” and “The Today Show.”
In 1995, the Miami-native made his first showing on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” Since that initial appearance, Regan has revisited the Late Show at least once every year and recently performed on Dave’s stage for the 20th time.
Regan’s impressive resume continues with two Showtime specials, two Comedy Central specials (both released on DVD), appearances on several other Comedy Central programs, and the 1996 American Comedy Award for Best Comedian.
Working relatively clean, Regan’s comedy style is observational, self-deprecating, and sophisticated.
“Brian Regan’s comedy stuns me…” wrote fellow comedian Patton Oswwalt. “Because he can start down the road with a premise that every comedian knows has not one scrap of flesh left on its bones, and find a new angle of attack that yields prime cuts of comedic meat.”
What is extremely refreshing about Regan is he’s not trying to land a sitcom, promote a sitcom, or sell a sitcom. His act has nothing to do with a sitcom whatsoever. Sure he does television but it’s as stand-up not as an actor.
The best way to experience Brian Regan is buying a ticket to one of comedy shows. If you can’t wait until he comes to your town you can always check out one, or all, of his DVD’s: The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008), Standing Up (2007) and I Walked On The Moon (independently released in 2004).
Regan also has a CD, Brian Regan Live, which dropped in 1997.