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Irish American Brian Regan Combines Stand-Up With Sketches On Netflix

A little bit of this. A little bit of that. And a whole lot of comedy. Standup and Away!

Standup and Away! is a four-part comedy series by Brian Regan and producer Jerry Seinfeld.

The comedian, grew up one of eight kids in a “big Irish family” in Miami. Regan has been working for nearly 4 years in the comedy business. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Regan reflects: “I’ve been at this a long time, and in the last two years, three years, things have just started happening that I didn’t think were ever going to happen. Now that I’m getting these opportunities, it’s thrilling for me.”

“I wanted to do a show that’s a sketch show but the sketches are set up by stand-up bits — some of the older stand-up bits that I’ve done,” Regan explained on The Tonight Show last month. “So I do those, and those lead into sketches.”

While having a coffee Seinfeld in Las Vegas, Regan says he “pitched the show like a tight spiral in about three to four minutes, and he said ‘I like it. Let’s do it.’”

Regan can’t deny that the Netflix special feels good for him: “I’ve had a lot of rejections along the years,” he says. “So it’s nice to go, ‘I can do this.’”

Check out the trailer for his new sketch show on Netflix below:

 

 

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