Review: Brian Regan, “Nunchucks and Flamethrowers” on Netflix

Brian Regan went on a riff earlier this month when he played Carnegie Hall for the first time as part of the 2017 New York Comedy Festival. And Regan got downright sincere and soft, talking about his father, who had recently passed away.

Regan’s first Netflix special in a two special deal came out Thanksgiving week, and he dedicated Nunchucks and Flamethrowers to his father. The second half-hour of Nunchucks focuses on his family, too. As I wrote in my Decider review:

Here he really shines, because his focus on his parents and brothers allows him to tap into a deep well of sincerity and truly heartwarming and humorous stories.

Discussing the quirky senses of humor his mother and father possess gives us a better understanding of how young Brian found his own funny place in the family, as well as how he relates to his own children while playing board games with them. It all culminates in a hair-raising story of riding in the station wagon with his three older brothers when he really just needed to pee.

Read my full review of Brian Regan’s Nunchucks and Flamethrowers.

Sean L. McCarthy

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