Stand-up Comedian Brian Regan Will Appear Live in Concert at DPAC at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

Durham Performing Arts Center and Live Nation Entertainment will present "Brian Regan: Live in Concert" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept, 22nd, at DPAC in the American Tobacco District in Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center and Live Nation Entertainment will present “Brian Regan: Live in Concert” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept, 22nd, at DPAC in the American Tobacco District in Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center and Live Nation Entertainment will present Brian Regan: Live in Concert, starring the Miami, FL-born 54-year-old stand-up comedian who is famous for his sarcastic commentary on current events, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. Stand-up comedian Joe Bolster will open the show and perform for approximately 20 minutes.

According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:

“Back by popular demand, family-friendly comedian Brian Regan returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Sept. 22nd.

“Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.

“On Nov. 25, 2011, Brian’s highly anticipated second album, ‘All By Myself,’ was released on CD available only through his website. The live concert recording was originally released as a digital download in December 2010. Releasing two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials and DVDs in as many years — 2008’s ‘The Epitome of Hyperbole’ and 2007’s ‘Brian Regan Standing Up’ — Brian has set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow. ‘The Epitome of Hyperbole’ made its CMT debut on March 9, 2012.

“Brian’s nonstop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2012. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. In March of 2010, Brian broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City with five sold out performances; the previous record was four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005. In January 2012, Brian performed 10 sold-out shows at Abravanel Hall.

“With his first appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and has now made more than 20 appearances. A dorm room favorite, Brian’s 1997 CD, ‘Brian Regan Live,’ has sold over 150,000 copies and consistently charts in iTunes Top Ten Comedy Albums. Brian’s 2000 ‘Comedy Central Presents’ special continues to be a top viewer choice and Brian’s independently released 2004 DVD, ‘I Walked on the Moon,’ is available at

Joe Bolster will open the show
Joe Bolster will open the show

According to Joe Bolster’s Comedy Central bio:

“Joe Bolster is the oldest of 14 children, and grew up in a house where access to food was determined by random lottery. After many years of bad luck and near starvation, he entered the world of stand-up comedy, primarily for the free meals. When his weight finally stabilized on the far side of a hundred pounds, Joe’s growth as a comic was meteoric. Since being exposed to daily nutrition, Joe has been able to rack up an impressive list of accomplishments.

“He has appeared on ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ and performed his own HBO half-hour special, ‘One Night Stand.’ Joe was the winner of Showtime’s ‘New York Laff-Off’ and ‘National Laff-Off’ competitions, and was also the subject of a PBS documentary on stand-up comedy. He has written for numerous television shows including ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ ‘Talk Soup,’ ‘The Academy Awards Show,’ and ‘The ESPY Awards.'”

“So, Joe proves the adage that all things are possible when you eat a good breakfast.”

Durham Performing Arts Center and Live Nation Entertainment present BRIAN REGAN: LIVE IN CONCERT at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $52.50-$60.00 (including fees).


DPAC Box Office: 919-680-ARTS (2787),, or

Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or


VIDEO PREVIEWS: (Brian Regan) and (Joe Bolster).


Durham Performing Arts Center:

Live Nation Entertainment:





Brian Regan: (official website) and (Wikipedia).

Joe Bolster: (official website).


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Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at] and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at] and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).