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WHERE: Clay Center
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. --Brian Regan isn't especially enthusiastic about his prospects for breaking into television or movies.
The standup comic, who appears Sunday at the Clay Center, said, "There's nothing on the table concrete, other than standup, but I don't really need it."
Regan said he isn't in comedy for fame and fortune, though there's nothing wrong with wealth or adoration. He got into it because of the applause, the laughter and because it's a challenge.
The 54-year-old has been at it for a couple of decades now, and he's had some success. He's done specials on Comedy Central, released videos and turned up on late night television (24 times on David Letterman's show), but he's in it for the laughs, not the celebrity.
Regan got into comedy while in college.
"I started off studying accounting," he said. "I was going to be an accountant."
Always good at math, Regan said he'd been inspired to consider accounting as a career because of an accounting class in high school where he'd earned some rare A's.
"I thought this might be the only thing I'm qualified for."
But after a couple of weeks of accounting classes, Regan quickly realized he wasn't all that interested in a life spent adding and subtracting. So he switched from an accounting major to communications and arts. One of his first classes was a speech class.