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LAist Interview: Comedian Brian Regan

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Comedian Brian Regan has been on "The Late Show With David Letterman" an astonishing 19 times - if you haven't seen him there, then how about Conan/Johnny Carson/Dr. Katz/etc.?? The man that has been everywhere is coming to The Wiltern, this Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00pm.

LAist had a chance to talk to the Las Vegas-based Regan about his recent Comedy Central Presents Special "Brian Regan: Standing Up" which is now on DVD, and his expletive-free experiential style of comedy. Two scant weeks after Regan's Wiltern appearance, he'll be taping another special for Comedy Central so what the LA audience will be experiencing is a dress rehearsal of the special's material.

Full audio of the interview with Brian Regan:

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LAist: I remember seeing you several years ago on when you were host of "Short Attention Span Theater" on the cable channel that was the predecessor of Comedy Central but Where I've seen you most recently and repeatedly is on Letterman.

Brian Regan: I'm very happy to have been considered a regular on that show. I love his kind of comedy and that he and his show has embraced me, it's a real feather in my cap.

LAist: You have a style of humor that really works with his show and from what you do in your act, you don't need to come up with a clean version of your act for broadcast. Your act has this broad appeal without engaging in the hardcore "blue" comedy that some comedians do out there.

Brian Regan: You can make the analogy to music, there's all kind of music, it can all be good, and yet still be different. Rock music is different than classical music. There are comedians out there that work blue, or dirty or raunchy or however you want to define it that I truly think are brilliant. I don't approach it that what I do is loftier than what someone else does, I just happen to enjoy trying to see how hard I can get people laughing without hitting certain words or subject matter, that's just the take I happen to have on it.