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on November 2, 2002
I'm happy to see that this CD is now available here. As of last month it hadn't been. If you're unfamiliar with Brian Regan, remedy the situation by buying this CD. I agree with other reviewers that he is the funniest stand-up comedian working today. I agree also that his humor bears repeated listening. His is some of the funniest material extant. His renderings of his youthful experiences are especially noteworthy. He depicts the young Brian as a sort of addled, hopelessly inept, comic boob, who somehow survives his brothers' less-than-helpful suggestions and his teachers' castigations. But then again, the adult Brian is not much savvier, as his trip to a health spa indicates.
It's also been mentioned that Regan's act is family friendly. Try to find a download of his appearances on the infamous Opie and Anthony radio show for his funny take on this notion. Those appearances also highlight the fact that Regan is spontaneously funny as well as being a great stand-up. He delivers some great off-the-cuff responses to callers' requests.
Odd to say, I find listening to Regan more enjoyable than watching him (on his Comedy Central Special). The images that my imagination conjures up at his instigation are funnier than when I see them acted out onscreen. I have no doubt that he would be marvelous to see live, but I am content for now to listen and laugh.
This CD is a sure-fire bad mood destroyer. If you are searching for entertainment and light-hearted, good-natured comedy, look no further. You cannot have a sense of humor and remain impassive to this creative comic's material.