Acclaimed comedian to visit Bowling Green

Samantha Wright

Comedian Brian Regan frequently takes the everyday and makes it humorous.

When Regan’s optometrist told him there are such things as trifocals, the 56-year-old Miami, Florida native jumped to the conclusion that he had superpowers given to him by the lenses: “There’s a book, there’s a plane, there’s Alpha Centauri!” 

Regan will put his humor on display at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center on Friday. This is the first time Regan has visited Bowling Green, and he’s stopping off at SKyPAC before heading to Nashville on Sunday. 

Regan first appeared on the The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995 and recently made his 27th appearance, the most of any comedian on the show. He has several successful CDs and DVDs, including his most recent, “All By Myself.” 

In March of 2010, Regan broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian, with five shows at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. The record was previously held by Jerry Seinfeld with four shows.

Regan is praised for his ability to keep his comedy clean and open to all ages.

“Regan has been blazing a trail of laughter over the past few years and it’s even more amazing when you realize he doesn’t need to be shocking or dirty to get a laugh,” declared the newspaper Metro Spirit.

Regan is also applauded for his ability to derive comedy from simple, humdrum events.

“Regan is well-equipped to entertain,” Danielle Hatch of the Peoria Journal Star wrote of him. 

Regan was recently a guest on Jerry Seinfield’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and featured in articles in Men’s Health and Paste magazines.

Tickets start at $35 and are available now at