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Comedian Brian Regan Sees The Dinosaurs In Everyday Life

He's a favorite of other comics — an physical, observational and airtight performer who works "clean." All that helps explain why families make up a good portion of his massive audience.
The comedian Brian Regan, pictured here in his Netflix special Nunchucks and Flamethrowers, has earned a reputation as a comic's comic. Source: Jeffery Garland

Entertainment Weekly once called Brian Regan "your favorite comedian's favorite comedian." Chris Rock has been quoted saying: "No comedian in the world says, 'Yeah, I want to follow Brian Regan.'" Bill Burr said on his podcast: "Brian basically goes out and, for 90 straight minutes, it sounds like a jet is landing, how hard this guy kills."

Regan has been "killing" on the road pretty much nonstop since the 1980s. And he also keeps his act clean — free of profanity or explicit jokes.

If he were a rock star, one of his hits might." "First of all, do the producers think that rhymes?" Regan asks earnestly in one of his stand-up specials. "Maybe that rhymes in the Kennedy household: 'Put on Dora the Explor-ah.'"

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