Brian Regan is a rare in the world of stand-up comedy: a workhorse who spent 25+ years touring and building his act, he’s become a huge success just for being a stand-up without ever branching off into sitcoms or movies. He primarily works clean, making his comedy accessible to all audiences, and specializes in observational comedy, commenting on shared experiences and questioning behavior and language.
After leaving college in 1980, Regan returned to Florida and started working as a cook and dishwasher at the Comic Strip comedy club in Ft. Lauderdale. He would perform regularly at the club, working out his material and delivery over the next five years. In 1986, Regan was ready to pursue stand-up on the East Coast and moved to New York City. In just two years, Regan made a name for himself and became a star of the New York scene, winning K-Rock Radio’s “Funniest Person in New York” contest in 1988. Regan continued to grow in popularity as he toured the country throughout the rest of the ’80s. By the early ’90s, Regan began making television appearances on late-night talk shows and starred in two Showtime stand-up specials.
In 1995, Regan won the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic; one year later in 1996, he won the award again. In 1997, he released his first stand-up album, Brian Regan Live, which to date has sold over 150,000 copies. In 2000, he taped his own Comedy Central Presents special, which continues to air in regular rotation years later. In 2004, Regan put out his own stand-up DVD, I Walked on the Moon, recorded live at the Irvine Improv. By 2005, Regan was performing 40-city tours; by 2006, it had expanded to 70 cities. He also moved from performing in clubs to performing to larger audiences in theaters. In 2007, Regan signed a unique deal with Comedy Central to record to hour-long stand-up specials to air on the channel with a subsequent DVD release. The deal also included a show development with Regan and a stand-up theater tour, “Brian Regan in Concert: A Comedy Central Live Event,” which ran from 2007 to 2008. His first Comedy Central special, Brian Regan: Standing Up, debuted in June of 2007. His second, The Epitome of Hyperbole, premiered in September of 2008. Since then he has had numerous appearances on countless Late Night television shows and in 2017 signed a 2 episode deal with Netflix.
If you’re looking for the PERFECT clean corporate comedian to entertain your guests, look no further than Brian Regan! He’s the best!