Good clean fun
|By Rich Tupica|
Brian Regan brings his clean brand of comedy to the Wharton Center on Sunday
Friday, Oct. 26 — Comedian Brian Regan may have started as a struggling club comic back in the early ‘80s, but like many other successful funnymen, he hustled hard. Soon enough, Regan moved on to late-night TV appearances and performing around 100 nights a year at large theaters across the map.
He performs his clean-cut brand of wit on Sunday at the Wharton Center. Regan recently chatted with City Pulse over the phone from his home in Las Vegas.
Are you a fan of that type of comedy, like Louis CK?
Did you get to talk to Johnny Carson?
“No. I had the one experience. It was otherworldly, in a good way. I was able to do the show — it was literally a dream come true. I did the stand-up. It was a fluke: a guest couldn’t show up so they let me, after the stand-up, do some additional time on the panel. Afterwards I was standing with my manager backstage in this surreal fog and Johnny Carson himself walked by. He stopped and shook my hand and said, ‘Nice shot,’ and just kept on walking. I was like, ‘Johnny Carson just talked to me!’”
How about Letterman? Ever chat with him?
“I’m honored that they have me on the show quite often. I had my 25th appearance on there about a month ago. He’s not the type of person that socializes with the guests other than during the show. I’ve seen him backstage a couple of times just walking past with his producers. I’ve heard that he likes what I do. I’ve heard from the writers on his staff and from other people on the show that he likes my stand-up. I can hear him laugh behind me when I’m doing my stand-up and it means the world to me that somebody like that likes what I do.”
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