Brian Regan to perform at Egyptian Theatre Sunday

By Katie Finlon

Of course the word “cat” has a “k” and two “t”s.

You probably also could go for two boxes of doughnuts right about now. And maybe, just maybe, you would still play in a baseball league just for the snow cone.

Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street.

Regan has made more than 20 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, and he also made regular visits to Late Night with Conan O’Brian. He has released two albums, made two specials with Comedy Central and continues to tour more than 80 cities each year, according to his website.

Regan’s first album, “Brian Regan Live,” sold more than 150,000 copies and continues to make iTunes’ Top 10 Comedy Albums.

Brian Regan has a humor that is not as vulgar as other comedians – because of that, all ages can enjoy and relate to his acts, said freshman theater major Richie Vavrina.

“I really like his baseball sketch,” Vavrina said. “Every kid knows what it’s like be in the teeball phase. Everyone knows what it’s like to be in it only for the snow cone. Everyone knows what it’s like to be the worst on a team.”

Senior geography major Steven Spradling agrees that Regan’s humor appeals to a wide audience and is easily relatable.

“It’s all about everyday things that come up,” Spradling said. “He does it without being vulgar and mocking other people [and] makes fun of himself and his life experiences.”

Regan seems to make a point in making fun of himself in his sketches, particularly as a lackluster elementary school student, Vavrina said.

“Most people have that story where you’re trying to learn that tricky English language,” Vavrina said, referring to Regan’s sketch “Stupid in School.” “I always had a tough time with irregular plurals, and his sketches reminds me of how stupid I used to be.”

Brian Regan also broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian in March 2010 at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jerry Seinfeld held the record with four shows in 2005, according to a Live Nation press release.

“I think everyone can remember themselves in ‘kid Brian’s’ shoes,” Vavrina said. “That’s what makes him so good.”