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Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008)

Brian Regan  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Brian Regan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 42 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AXU1FK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,769 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Brian Regan is back in this all-new Comedy Central special, The Epitome of Hyperbole. Watch as he exposes the truth behind psychics, discusses the stupidest crimes, and offers his suggestions on how to improve the opera. With his easygoing manner and physical brand of humor, it's clear why Brian Regan is one of today's most respected comedians.

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not his best but better than the rest!!! August 31, 2008
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Just finished this DVD and we all enjoyed it very much. I still rank his first "I walked on the moon" as the best...and probably his second "standing up" slightly over this as it does have a 30 minute special as a bonus feature as well as encores. The Epitome Of Hyperbole is not a bad third place but at a scant 42 minutes seems to end waaaay too early. The bonus encore is also very brief (about 4 minutes) and the making of is fun but not really something you want to watch again and again. So...most of my complaining is that I want more of this guy....he's just that good, original and works clean (which I don't demand but he is different by that mere fact).

Brian's expressions and physical humor is almost as funny as his stories and bits..which I don't want to give away...but lets just say that if you own the other two DVDs ....there isn't overlap of bits...so ...bottom line..you really need ALL THREE! his first one is available on his site...is an hour of gut busting stories from the classic "Say 8" to the title track.

I've seen him in concert and we just got tickets to see him in October...he is worth it live or on DVD...and his reputation and drawing power is completely due to word of mouth and talent....NOT the hype of NON funny "celebs" like Dane Cook....

Highly Recommended....!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny (as expected) -- but far too short! September 10, 2008
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I agree with the earlier comment that this is the weaker of Brian's three DVD releases. But all things are relative - and this is still a very enjoyable, though brief, performance. If I had greater expectations, it was because I just saw Brian perform live a week ago -- and he has a lot of hilarious new material that did not appear in this DVD (all the more reason to catch his live show if you can!).
Brian's warm, average-joe delivery style is what makes him so likeable. His observations on everyday life are keen and hilarious. Brian's topics on this DVD include: realistic cooking shows ("Tune in tomorrow when after 45 minutes of preparation, I realized I don't have any eggs", Pluto getting kicked out of the group of planets ("You're no longer a planet. The best we can figure is, you're just a big nothing"), walking up to strangers at parties ("I don't know what you're talking about. May I still stand here?"), the crimes of manslaughter versus loitering, game show contestants, etc.

At 40 minutes in length - with just 4 minutes of encore - this DVD is much too short. I'm waiting to see the other half of his show that was edited out on this DVD. But, it's still a fun 40 minutes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brian Regan: Excellence In Comedy July 22, 2010
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I have seen Brian Regan live and seen his DVD's several times. Brian is always excellent at observational humor, and has the physical gestures and delivery needed to make the jokes work perfectly. Although I think this is not Brian's best DVD, it's still worth seeing (several times). I especially liked the routines about approaching strangers at parties and about Pluto's removal from the list of planets.

I was on the fence for rating this DVD. The performance warrants a five star rating, but the show is only 42 minutes long, and the encore is much shorter than his standard (it's only four minutes long, and isn't especially strong, but was essentially an "audience request" format). "The Backstage Story" is interesting, and gives a lot of information of how a show of this scale is made, and I recommend watching it. I settled on four stars because there are better and longer Regan shows on DVD (I'm especially fond of "Standing Up").

Brian Regan is one of the funniest (and cleanest) comedians working today, and I highly recommend all his material, and especially recommend catching his live act if you are able to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If There's Anybody Funnier Than Brian Regan . . . August 11, 2009
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If there's anybody funnier than Brian Regan, you'll have to forgive me for not catching the name -- I was howling too loud at Brian Regan.
This, the astude film noir buff will know, is a take-off on a line of Sideny Falco
as played by Tony Curtis in "Sweet Smell of Success."
I discovered Brian at the Improv in D.C. many, many years ago. I couldn't believe how funny he was. Every time he played that club, I went and took friends.
In addition to enjoying Brian again and again, I liked observing just how quickly he got people to laughing with tears rolling down their cheeks -- usually in under two minutes. Amazing!
If you compare, as some commenters have, this DVD program to previous ones, OK,
it may not be up to that level. BUT...if you compare Brian to the foul-mouthed, put-down, nothing-sacred comics out there, he is a refreshing feast of entertainment.
So,...do you get the idea I recommend this and other CDs and DVDs of Brian Regan? You bet! So thanks for "listening" and ... "take luck."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Man On Earth April 7, 2014
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Brian Regan is very hard to watch. Your cheeks get cramped from laughing and your lungs get congested to the point you have to turn him off for a few minutes to catch your breath.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! January 10, 2013
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Anyone who knows Brian Regan, knows what to expect! He is hilarious and appropriate for the whole family. I laugh everytime i watch this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyperbole September 16, 2009
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Absolutely the funniest man alive! King of clean humor, and every time I watch it I find it funnier than the time before. His physical humor adds so much, although I have this one on CD as well and he still cracks me up!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love Brian Regan! This is a great act. I still like "Standing Up" better.
Published 4 days ago by Anthony Hageman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny, clean, original! Great material as always.
Published 21 days ago by Harley
5.0 out of 5 stars This man blows Jim Carrey out of the water with ...
This man blows Jim Carrey out of the water with his "rubber face." The material is hilarious, but often his facial expressions are even funnier.
Published 22 days ago by Deanna D'Errico
5.0 out of 5 stars Brian Regan is one the top 5 comedians of this time
Brian Regan is one the top 5 comedians of this time I'd recommend this to anyone. Not much swearing or terrible stuff so I'd go down to the age of 14 in my recommendation.
Published 1 month ago by Scent allergy and like non toxic
5.0 out of 5 stars Clean, Witty and hilarious
You can never go wrong choosing a Brian Regan video. It takes talent to find humor in the every day without relying on crass humor. Regan has it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chockman
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work
The dvd is not reading on laptop or dvd player. It cuts in and out and no images are displaying.
Published 2 months ago by Lauren
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh it up
Love this guy! When I need a laugh, he's at the top of my go-to list. Great humor, original, very clean, family friendly.
Published 3 months ago by Quill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Family Comedy
I LOVE this Guy! Brian is so very funny without cursing! He never fails to make my whole family laugh!
Theresa
Published 3 months ago by Theresa N.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clean, fun humor
One of the things that I like about Regan is that he works clean and still manages to be very funny. He's still at the top of his game.
Published 4 months ago by S. Aurelio
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY!!! SUPER FUNNY
I love Brian. He is great; really funny and clean. I don't need to worry about my kids hearing this comedian.
Published 5 months ago by Cindi A. Thom
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