“Brian Regan Live!” is Brian Regan’s debut album released in 1997. Brian Regan has developed into one of the nation’s most sought-after comedy headliners, offering up a joyful, warm and purely fun act that rocks the room like nobody’s business. Brian’s light-hearted charisma has a way of charming the pants off everybody in sight. His act bounces along in the spirit of outrageous goofiness, without resorting to low-rent humor. Brian works mercifully clean, with no profanity, no crass jokes, no shock value. Instead, he takes us on a free-wheeling tour through the simpler sides life. Before making the bold decision to leave school during his senior year at Heidelberg College to pursue comedic greatness, Brian Regan played wide receiver on the football team and had plans to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an accountant. His football coach, however, saw something else in Regan and encouraged him to consider theater and communications. It was sound advice that changed the course of Regan’s life and propelled him into a comedic career that has spanned over three decades.
Inspired by the works of Steve Martin, The Smothers Brothers, Jerry Lewis, and Johnny Carson, Regan takes a smart, observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating approach to humor. Although it is not his mission, he is known for his lack of profanity and his ability to reach a wide audience. Regan offers up a “double-barrel” approach to comedy that requires a solid mix of silly and smart. Without realizing it, Regan’s father groomed him to perfect this combination. His father’s contagious laugh forced Regan to be funnier and to reach just a little harder to deliver the kinds of jokes that would pack a punch and be humorous in a creative way. Regan says, “It has to be interesting, clever, and ironic. It couldn’t just be buffoonery. It had to be something that was thought out. It was fun to sit there and go, man, I thought of something and said it, and he’s laughing.
In 1995 Brian won the American Comedy Award for “Best Stand-Up Comic – Male”. Regan’s career has included Comedy Central specials, “The Epitome of Hyperbole” (2008), “Standing Up” (2007), and “I Walked on the Moon” (2004). He also appeared in the Chris Rock movie, “Top Five” (2014), and on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” In May 2015, Regan made his 28th and final stand-up performance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” which is more than any other comic since the show began on CBS. He made history again in September 2015 with the live broadcast of his stand-up special “Live From Radio City Music Hall,” the first live broadcast of a stand-up special for Comedy Central. Aptly labeled “a comedian’s comedian,” Brian Regan is very funny and very genuine. Regan is proving that his best just keeps getting better.
Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.
Brian co-stars in Peter Farrelly’s TV series, Loudermilk, which premiered its third season on April 27, 2021, streaming on Amazon Prime. Farrelly personally cast Brian in the series alongside Ron Livingston, Anja Savcic, Will Sasso and Mat Fraser. Brian received accolades for his portrayal of “Mugsy,” a recovering addict who is estranged from his family. The first two seasons of Loudermilk originally aired on AT&T’s Audience Network and moved to Amazon Prime on March 12, 2021.
On February 23, 2021, Brian premiered his second Netflix stand-up special, Brian Regan: On The Rocks, which was shot at Tuachan Center for the Arts, an outdoor amphitheater in Utah. Brian’s first Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers, premiered to rave reviews on November 21, 2017, and is also available as a vinyl album.
Brian stars in his own Netflix series, Stand Up And Away! With Brian Regan, which premiered on Christmas Eve 2018. Brian and Jerry Seinfeld Executive Produce the four-episode original half- hour series that combines sketch comedy and stand-up.
Brian made his London debut on February 2, 2019 at The Leicester Square Theatre and he made his Kennedy Center debut with two sold-out shows on March 21 & 22, 2019. He appeared at Carnegie Hall on November 11, 2017 following years of performances in New York City’s finest theaters including Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, The Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall. Brian’s tour has included visits to Denver’s legendary 8600-seat Red Rocks Amphitheater and the 12,500-seat EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
In 2015, Brian made history with his stand-up special, Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall, as the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history.
A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian is the rare guest who the show invites on for two segments: a performance segment and a segment on the couch to chat with Jimmy. Previously, Brian was a regular guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, making 28 appearances on the CBS show.
Brian made a scene-stealing cameo in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five, and he is a guest on two episodes of Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is now streaming on Netflix.
Brian has eight hour-long comedy releases:
Brian Regan: On The Rocks (2021) – Premiered on Netflix on February 23, 2021
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (2017) – Available on Netflix
Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall (2015) – Broadcast live on Comedy Central, now available on CD & DVD and as a video or audio download
All By Myself (2010) only available as a CD or download only through his website
The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008) – Premiered on Comedy Central, now available on DVD
Brian Regan Standing Up (2007) – Premiered on Comedy Central, now available on DVD
I Walked on the Moon (2004) – Available on DVD or as an audio or video download only through his website
Brian Regan Live (1997) – Available on CD
For more visit Brian’s website and follow Brian on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
From the track “Stupid in School”
“I don’t know, I’d be a lot better off if I would have studied more when I was growing up you know, but you know where it all went wrong was the day they started the spelling bee. Cuz up until that day I was an idiot, but nobody else knew. You know when the spelling bee day came up”
“Alright kids up against the wall. It’s time for public humiliation.”
“Spell a word wrong, sit down in front of your friends. You know that’s great for little egos”
“Hey look at me i’m a moron! I wasn’t even close! I was using numbers and stuff.”
“That’s why I admired that kid who got it wrong on purpose so he could sit down, you know. He knew he wasn’t gonna win so why stand there for 3 hours. First round,”
“Cat K A T, i’m out of here”
“Then as he passed you”
“Ha ha, no there’s two “T’s”.”
“I remember my teacher asked me,”
“Brian? What’s the “I before E” rule?”
“Uh… I before E… always.”
“What are you an idiot Brian?”
“So she explains it”
“No Brian it’s I before E except after C, and when sounding like “A” as in neighbor and way, adn on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and you’ll always be wrong no matter what you say!”
“That’s a hard rule, that’s a rough rule.”
“Plurals were hard too,”
“Brian how do you make a word a plural?”
“You put an “S”, you put an “S” at the end of it”
“On weekends and Holidays…”
“No Brian No let me show you”
“So she asks this kid who Knew everything, Irwin”
“Irwin, what is the plural for ox?”
“Oxen. The farmer used his oxen.”
“Brian what’s the plural for box?”
“Boxen. I bought two boxen of doughnuts.”
“No Brian no, let’s try another one. Irwin, what’s the plural for goose?”
“Geese. I saw a flock of geese.”
“Brian what’s the plural for moose?”
“Moosen! I saw a flock of moosen! There were many of ‘em, many much moosen. Out in the woods, in the woodis, in the woodsen! The meese want the food, food is the eatingisit. The meese want the food in the woodingisit, who put it in the woodingisit!”
“Brian, Brian… you’re an imbecile”
“What are you speaking German Brian?”
“German, Jermaine, Jermain Jackson! Jackson 5, Tito!”
“Brian what the hell are you talking about?”
“ I don’t know, I don’t know really”
“I think the worst day was the day that the science project was due. Waking up that morning that was fun huh? Your head would pop off the pillow”
“Oh no. That’s due today. I had nine months to work on it and did nothing. I have a cardboard box. A boxen. And you’d show up and you’re scared cuz you dont have anything good and you found out all the other kids their parents made theirs for them. I hated that you know. They’re backing em in on flatbed trucks. One kid with a volcano, he didn’t know how to zip up his own pants but he built a volcano. How’d you swing that? I didn’t know what to do for my project so I just brought in a paper cup filled with dirt just hoping she’d know I was an idiot and walk right past me as long as I was holding something”
“What do you have there Brian?”
“It’s a cup of dirt. Just put an F on there and let me go home”
“Well explain it.”
“Well it’s a cup, with dirt in it. I call it cup of dirt. You should move on now, just go ahead and move on, head on down the line there.”
“So she went on she went to this kid who had made the same solar system like 19 years in a row. You know a bunch of styrofoam balls held together with coat hangers. Hey you’re breaking some new ground copernicus. He’s going,”
“The big yellow one’s the sun, the yellow one’s the sun.”
“Ok alright what are all these other planets”
“The big yellow one’s the sun”
“All right calm down”