Brian Regan is one of the best comedians performing today. His comedy, big enough for everyone, sharp enough for you, keeps audiences coming back time and again to see what’s new in the comedy world of Brian Regan.
As a kid, 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 Tiffin, Ohio, he began to dream of becoming a comedian. As a freshman, having fallen so far behind in his major – accounting – that he knew he could never catch up, Regan went to his football coach for advice. Knowing Regan was kind of funny, the coach recommended the Communication and Theater Arts Department. It was within this world that Regan began his quest for a career in comedy. from speech class to plays, Regan developed his love for performing and getting laughs.
In the early 80’s, when the Heidelberg years were done, Regan started performing at a small comedy club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, an hour’s drive from his hometown of Miami. He wasn’t just the opening entertainment, he was a busboy, dishwasher and cook too. Often times, Regan had to wrap up his shows to flip burgers for the people in the crowd. Over two and half years Regan actually became a better comic than a cook. It was time to hit the road.
After traveling the country for a few years, Regan moved to New York City, where he lived from 1986 to 1994. Although he continued to tour, things really started to take off when he won the K-Rock-Miller Lite Funniest Person in New York contest in 1989. Regan moved to headliner status and began nailing down national TV appearances like MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Pat Sajak, Arsenio Hall, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. By the early 90’s, Regan had developed into one of the best Stand-Up comedians in the country.
Since then, Regan’s work has included his own specials on Showtime and Comedy Central, Coca Cola’s Concession Stand-Up Comedy in movie theaters throughout the country, regular appearances on Conan O’Brien and the Late Show with David Letterman, and opening regularly for Jerry Seinfeld.