Brian Joseph Regan is an American stand-up comedian who uses observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor. His performances are relatively clean as he refrains from profanity and off-color humor. Regan's material typically covers everyday events, such as shipping a package with UPS and a visit to an optometrist. Regan makes frequent references to childhood, including little league baseball, grade school spelling bees, and science projects.
His clean, off-center humor has been praised by critics and contemporaries alike and Regan enjoys a fan base that crosses young taste makers to middle-aged adults; he is respected in the comedy community as "the comic's comic."
Growing up with seven brothers and sisters, in Miami, Florida, Brian Regan was always a fan of Steve Martin, The Smothers Brothers, and Johnny Carson. Though he attended Heidelberg College in Ohio with plans of being an accountant, a football coach there encouraged him to consider theater and communications.
He played wide receiver on the football team at Heidelberg. During his last semester in 1980, Regan dropped out of school to pursue stand-up comedy (he eventually finished his degree in 1997). Brian's brother, Dennis Regan, also makes his living as a stand up comedian.
Brian Regan can turn the most mundane situations - like going to the eye doctor to get fitted for glasses, or trying to decide how many fig newtons to eat in one sitting - into side-splitting stand-up material.
In December 2010, Brian released his highly-anticipated new album, All By Myself, as a digital download only available at Brian’s store. The album features over an hour of new material and was recorded in March 2010 at Brian’s record setting five sold-out shows at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. The previous record was four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005.