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[$$] With Netflix Show, Veteran Comic Brian Regan Gets His Big Break—at 60

In a craft that is said to be all about timing, it has taken comedian Brian Regan nearly 40 years of performing to feel like he’s arrived. The 60-year-old has been doing stand-up since the early 1980s, when he used to steal 5 minutes on stage while bussing tables at a comedy club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He’s built an impressive career with his self-deprecating humor and can point to many achievements, including years of sold-out shows and 28 appearances on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” But he’s never been a household name or attained Hollywood fame. With four episodes released on Christmas Day, it mixes stand-up with sketches and audience Q&A. It follows an hourlong special he taped for Netflix in 2017, and he has another special in the works for the platform later this year.