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Case Number 06564: Small Claims Court

I Walked On The Moon

Brian Regan Company // 2004 // 60 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // April 12th, 2005

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson encourages you to laugh your [insert anatomical euphemism here] off with this DVD.

The Charge

Ladies and gentlemen: the funniest man on the face of the Earth.

The Case

Peasants, rejoice. At long last Brian Regan's DVD has been released. This oft-hinted-at release of Regan's stand-up comedy has been an unrelenting specter teasing visitors to his website. "The DVD is coming soon!" the site would promise. Finally it's here, and the result is almost a solid hour of gut laughs.

Those familiar with Brian Regan's comedy are no doubt rabid fans and already own this disc—and probably have twelve more on back order to distribute as gifts. (I don't even care to mention those of you who know Regan and dislike him; you people are dead to me.) If you have never heard of or seen Brian Regan, you are missing out on a pure, comic goldsmith. Regan was a regular on The Opie and Anthony Show (he may still be, but I don't have XM radio yet) and has made frequent stops on Comedy Central and the late night circuit. Basically, the guy is a comic god. And he works clean, so he's fun for the whole family.

Regan's routines are the kind that can't be replicated easily. Though the content is hilarious, the laughs are augmented even further with his trademark delivery. For those in the know, you understand what I'm talking about. His comedy isn't of the hard-hitting, political or social commentary ilk. No, his observations involve subjects like etiquette with the "donut lady," pre–science fair anxiety, visits to the doctor, experiences on an airplane, watching fishing on TV, forgoing dairy products, and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Trust me, it's great.

I Walked on the Moon is Regan's first DVD, and it doesn't disappoint. It features some new material (read: stuff I haven't heard) along with a classic bit or two (can you say Pop Tart?) Here is the list of bits—nondescript, sure, but maybe they will jog your memory:

• Emergency Room (my all-time favorite bit of his; you will wet yourself)
• Visiting the Doctor
• Food
• UPS
• Refrigerator
• Phones and Codes
• Airline Stuff
• Inventions
• Eye Doctor
• Dinner Party

I will confess that, after the uproarious opening, some of the middle drags a mite, before taking off again toward the end. It's certainly not laugh-free, but compared to the stellar bookends, a few of the bits weren't as killer. Still, don't let that deter you from checking out this disc. If you're a fan of prime-time stand-up, or have a pulse, you will almost definitely laugh yourself sideways.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 95

Perp Profile

Studio: Brian Regan Company
Video Formats:
• 1.85:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Release Year: 2004
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre:
• Performance

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

• Brian Regan Site








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