Brian Regan was in Jamestown New York this week to perform at the Chautauqua Institute’s amphitheater. While he was in town, he checked out the year old National Comedy Center.
In addition to housing 37,000 square feet of incredible comedy history, the museum also houses some pretty incredible interactive exhibitions, including a comedy karaoke club where visitors can take the stage to deliver the material of the country’s greatest headliners. Regan not only checked out the exhibit, he gave it a shot using material from — who else?– Brian Regan.
The comedy karaoke cafe gives museum-goers the thrilling experience of performing comedy in front of an audience, and also gives the would-be performers the chance to learn how hard it is to get a laugh, even when the material is handed to you.
Regan delivered his bit about moving sidewalks in airports, and delivered it exactly the way any random museum visitor might. “Hey everybody…I’m Brian Raygan,” he began awkwardly, following the bit and stage directions. Regan posted the video on his social media accounts.
Watch it below, and then scroll down to see Regan performing the bit properly.
The National Comedy Center just wrapped a two week long series of comedy events that took place in Jamestown and at the Chautauqua institute that included headlining performances by Regan as well as John Mulaney and Sebastian Maniscalco. Also in town to perform were Mark Normand, Matthew Broussard, Dina Hashem, Ali Kolbert, Byron Bowers, Zainab Johnson, Lachlan Peterson and more! The center also put on a series of lectures and panels about comedy with Ron Bennington, Kelly Carlin, Lewis Black, Alan Zweibel, the Smothers Brothers, and Robin Williams manager, David Steinberg, delivering one of the most impressive weeks of comedy programming anywhere in the world.
For more information about visiting the National Comedy Center, visit comedycenter.org.