One of the best and most respected comics performing today will be coming to Norfolk in June to headline the 2015 Great American Comedy Festival.
“Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock look up to him as a hero,” said Eddie Brill, the festival’s artistic director.
Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
In December 2010, Brian released his highly-anticipated new album, “All By Myself,”. 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.Releasing two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials and DVD’s in as many years – 2008’s “The Epitome of Hyperbole,” and 2007’s “Brian Regan Standing Up” – Brian has set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow. “The Epitome of Hyperbole” made its CMT debut on March 9.Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2011. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base.
With his first appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and has now made more than 20 appearances. He also includes regular visits with Conan O’Brien on his schedule.
A dorm room favorite, Brian’s 1997 CD, “Brian Regan Live,” has sold over 150,000 copies and consistently charts in iTunes Top Ten Comedy Albums. Brian’s 2000 “Comedy Central Presents” special continues to be a top viewer choice and Brian’s independently released 2004 DVD, “I Walked on the Moon,” is available at www.BrianRegan.com.