Older crowd seems to enjoy comedian Regan

By Gary Clift

Probably Regan was at his best in the last 20 minutes of his performance. By then he had established an apparently unconscious self-deprecation that really made the jokes go. Comedy, we were once again reminded, depends on sympathy. So when he stumbled over the pronunciation of the word “sociability,” he was assuring himself of our sympathy and good will.

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