Brian Regan Returns to DPAC on March 3rd

Stand-up comedian Brian Regan plays DPAC on March 3rd
Stand-up comedian Brian Regan plays DPAC on March 3rd
Stand-up comedian Brian Regan plays DPAC on March 3rd
Stand-up comedian Brian Regan plays DPAC on March 3rd

Durham Performing Arts Center will present stand-up comedian Brian Regan at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd, in its brand-new, 2,800-seat, state-of-the-art theater, in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC.

According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:

“‘It’s great to see Brian Regan coming back to DPAC,’ said Bob Klaus, general manager of DPAC. “His show [in] September [2009] was a total sellout and to be chosen to host his Triangle return is a testament to the quality of DPAC, both to big stars and fans alike.”

“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.

“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 [Regan] has set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow.

“[His] non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2011. 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 [2010], Brian [broke] the record for most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanal Hall in Salt Lake City with five sold-out performances. The previous record was four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005.

“With his first appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ in 1995, Brian [Regan] solidified his place on the show and has now made more than 20 appearances. He also includes regular visits with Conan O’Brien on his schedule.

“A dorm-room favorite, Brian [Regan]’s 1997 CD, ‘Brian Regan Live,’ has sold over 150,000 copies and consistently charts in iTunes Top Ten Comedy Albums. Brian [Regan]’s 2000 ‘Comedy Central Presents’ special continues to be a top viewer choice and [his] independently released 2004 DVD, ‘I Walked on the Moon,’ is available at

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents BRIAN REGAN at 7:30 p.m. March 3 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $47.50-$55.70 (including fees).


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

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000, 919/834-4000, or







Brian Regan: (official web page) and (Wikipedia).

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