Brian's a natural born smart-ass and a comic legend in his own mind. Born to conservative midwesterners, he lived all over the country during his youth due to his father's occupation in the F.B.I. Always trying to fit in, he used humor and his natural wit to usually alienate himself from the locals. His wife constantly asked him questions like, "Do you think you're funny?" and "Am I supposed to laugh at that?" so often he thought he should performing for the general public.