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An 11-year-old superfan interviews comedian Brian Regan about eating doughnuts, working on movies, and more

An 11-year-old superfan interviews comedian Brian Regan about eating doughnuts, working on movies, and more

My son Watson is a Brian Regan superfan. "Mom, Brian Regan is just about the best comedian there ever was," he informed me on the way to school the other morning. Because he's 11, he doesn't have that much experience with comedians. Most "work blue," i.e. use profanity or talk about risque subject matter, and there aren't many good ones who don't. A comic since the '90s, Regan has that goofball, silly-but-smart brand of stand-up that appeals to all age groups but especially to my son. His bits about being a dumb kid, flubbing spelling bees ("because up until that day I was an idiot, but nobody knew it"), and growing up with seven...

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