Luhrs Performing Arts Center hosted renowned stand-up comedian Brian Regan on Sept. 10.
Regan has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” More recently, he has also made appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”
Along with his impressive feats, Regan has also released several CDs and DVDs all throughout his career. Not only that, but he has appeared in two episodes of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and two Netflix specials.
This was Regan’s first weekend performing in six weeks, which is a notable gap for a man who has been doing standup his whole life. While a college campus is not the first place most people would think a standup routine would happen, Regan loves to perform everywhere to any group.
He likes to experiment with other crowds and expressed that tonight went well. “The best comedy is when the comedian builds half the bridge and the audience builds the other,” Regan said. “You want people to go with you and figure it out and meet in the middle. If you have to lay it all out on a platter, it’s not as fun.”
The audience loved Regan, and after he finished his set, he came back on with his opening act, Gary Broadwell, and interacted with the crowd. Somebody in the audience wanted him to do one of his classic school bits, so Regan finished the night with one of his most famous jokes that got him a well-deserved standing ovation.