Brian Regan is one of the best comedians performing today. His comedy keeps audiences coming back time and again.
As a kid, Brian Regan was a huge fan of Johnny Carson but his fascination with stand up comedy really kicked in when Steve Martin came on the scene. It was Martin’s silly, but smart, comedic genius that inspired Regan.
At Heilderberg College in Ohio, Brian Regan began his dream of becoming a comedian. As a freshman, having fallen so far behind in his accounting major that he knew he could never catch up, Brian Regan went to his football coach for advice. The coach recommended the Communication and Theater Arts Department. It was within this world that Brian Regan began his quest for a career in comedy. From speech class to plays, Brian Regan developed his love for performing and getting laughs.
In the early ’80s, Brian Regan started performing at a small comedy club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since he was just starting, Brian Regan had to take on the rolls of busboy, dishwasher, and cook, in addition to comic.
Oftentimes, Brian Regan had to wrap up his shows to flip burgers for the people in the crowd. They might not have liked those early jokes, but boy did they love those burgers! Over a two and a half year period, Brian Regan actually became a better comic than cook.
During the mid ’80s, Brian Regan found plenty of work in the booming comedy world. Clubs like Giggles and Sir Laughs a Lot welcomed the budding comic as he traveled.
In 1986, Brian Regan moved to New York City, where he based himself until 1994. Still hitting the road often during those years, Regan used his time in New York to learn the difference between getting laughs, and getting good laughs. Brian Regan kept his comedy broad enough to work anywhere in the country, but interesting enough to make a name for himself in the demanding New York City scene. The tightrope paid off when he won $10,000.00 in the K Rock -Miller Lite Funniest Person in New York contest in 1998.
From there, all heck broke loose. Brian Regan moved to headliner status and began nailing down national TV appearances: MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Pat Sajak, Arsenio Hall, and, every comic’s dream, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. By the early ’90s, he had developed into one of the best stand up comedians in the country.
Brian Regan‘s highlights have included his own specials on both Showtime and Comedy Central, being featured in Coca Cola’s Concession Stand Comedy in movie theaters throughout the country, regular appearances on both Conan O’Brien and the Late Show with David Letterman, and opening regularly in the nation’s best theaters for Jerry Seinfeld.