Brian Regan (born 1958) is a stand-up comedian known for his self-deprecating and sarcastic humor and acts filled with strong facial expressions and other bodily humor. His routines typically focus on everyday humdrum life or his childhood.
Brian Joseph Regan, which is of Irish descent, was born in Miami, Florida in 1958, and grew up in Westchester, in the suburban Miami-Dade County. He had seven siblings. (His brother Dennis is also a professional stand-up comedian.)
Regan moved to Ohio to attend Heidelberg College, planning to be an accountant. He played wide receiver on the football team at Heidelberg, and a football coach encouraged him to consider theater and communications instead of accounting.
During his last semester in Heidelberg (in 1980), he dropped out of college to chase his dream of being a professional stand-up comedian. (17 years later, he finally finished his degree.)
- In 2004, he was a featured comedian in Shorties Watchin’ Shorties on Comedy Central.
- In 2007, he signed with Comedy Central to make two one-hour stand-up specials, release them on DVD, develop a show, and headline a theater tour named Brian Regan in Concert. The first stand-up special aired in June that year, and the DVD Standing Up was released in August. The second stand-up aired in September 2008, followed by the DVD The Epitome of Hyperbole that same month.
- In 2012, Regan was a featured guest on one of the episodes of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
- Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall was recorded on September 26, 2015, for Comedy Central. The recording was released in February 2016.
- In 2017, Regan signed a deal to release two stand-up specials on Netflix.
Examples of TV-appearances
|1989–1990||The Pat Sajak Show||Himself||3 episodes|
|1992||Something’s Wrong with the Regan Boy||Himself||Also writer|
|1992||The Dennis Miller Show||Himself||2 episodes|
|1995–2015||Late Show with David Letterman||Himself/guest||28 episodes|
|1998||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Himself||2 episodes|
|2000||Comedy Central Presents||Himself||Also writer|
|2002||Comic Remix||Himself||2 episodes|
|2004, 2008||Late Night with Conan O’Brien||Himself||3 episodes|
|2004||Brian Regan: I Walked on the Moon||Himself||Also writer and executive producer|
|2004||Shorties Watchin’ Shorties||Himself||3 episodes|
|2007||Brian Regan: Standing Up||Himself||Also writer and executive producer|
|2008||Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyperbole||Himself||Also writer and executive producer|
|2015–2017||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Himself||3 episodes|
|2015||Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall||Himself||Also writer and executive producer|
|2017||Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers||Himself||Also writer and executive producer|