Brian Regan: On The Rocks premiered on 23rd February 2021 on Netflix. The standup marks Regan’s second comedy special on Netflix and here he tries to make sense of the absurdities around him in this 1-hour-long special.
Brian Regan: On The Rocks With Covid-Free Jokes!
Brian Regan: On The Rocks is one of those comedy specials that’ll keep you smiling, if not rolling on the floor laughing, throughout. There are no offensive jokes and, most importantly, there are no extensive Covid jokes or life in 2020 jokes or Trump/political jokes that have now become a common trajectory! In his second comedy special on Netflix, Regan tells jokes that are funny and stays on the safer side of the water. He modulates his voices, covers the entire stage as he walks, and pulls face while telling stories, and it’s engaging and hilarious.
He tosses in smooth, efficient loops to the earlier pieces of his content, little bits of calling back to the previous jokes that in turn establish a neat and taut pattern. His method of presenting his set throughout is orderly and laughable. He jokes about his age, his health, his experience with OCD, animals, people and socializing, and more such topics. There is this flawlessness in Brian Regan: On The Rocks which makes the entire set fall in one place eventually as Regan builds it all up.
“How come when you want things in order they call it a disorder?”
There is an element of escapist comedy in his set too. And while most of his set is escapist comedy there are a few moments of insight here and there such as his attempt to talk about OCD but at the same time drawing a thin line between obsessive behaviour and order. And combined with everything else, the entire set is well-balanced. The standup offers an escape to the audience with a beautiful set and jokes that are not related to the current scenario.
One of my favourite moments in Brian Regan: On The Rocks was when he talks about the cute names people give to small things like teeny-weeny, itty-bitty and how no one gives big things these small cute names! While this joke here is small, it’s all in the way he delivers it that makes it absolutely hilarious.
Stream It or Skip It
STREAM IT! Brian Regan: On The Rocks is family-friendly and offers moments of laughter and smile throughout. Now 62, Regan knows he has grey hair but he is quick to make a joke out of it and talk about hair colours rather than stressing about his age. And it’s commendable how Regan has separated his art from the pandemic, not making it a bundle of clichés and repeated pandemic struggles. It’s all fun and games in this one hour of comedy.
Also, Regan loves mayonnaise and humans are smarter than animals!
Brian Regan: On The Rocks is now streaming on Netflix.
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