Brian has toured the USA, Canada, The Bahamas and Japan for over 25 years. He's worked well known comedy clubs, resorts, cruise ships, special events, military installations and corporate functions. Brian mixes Menology, characters, Improvisation and stories from his third book "A Funny Thing happened on the way to the Club" to form a well honed show. He continues to add to his show and has embarked on an acting career that has already landed him several roles. His talents also include writing, hosting radio shows, web series and trivia.
A new Actor Teaser Video for 2020.
BIG ANNOUCEMENT!! Brian has been cast in the Proof of concept for the TV Series "The Third Party" as Chief of Staff "Doc Stamper" from Shadowmoss Entertainment. The shoot was interrupted due to the pandemic, however the Director Adrian Roman released a 17 Minute video on Vimeo, here's the link. https://vimeo.com/402378316
A New Comedic Short series from Brian called "CRP NEWS" already picked up on the "Quarantined Comics" You Tube Channel, AHR WEB TV Network, and on Brian's You Tube & Vimeo Channels
Brian has written and filmed a new short thriller called "ANGUISH", here's the trailer!
Brian can be seen in the brand new music video for the band "Ranky Tanky" with the song and title track for the album "Good Time" which dropped on July 12, 2019. Here's the video, enjoy and check out their sophomore offer wherever you buy music!!
UPDATE!!! Ranky Tanky won the GRAMMY for Best Regional Roots Album "Good Time"! (2020)
Brian has supporting and lead parts in the short films "Wrong Guy" & "Dream Killers" by Benjamin Diamond films.
Brian's commercial for Western Pest Services is now out and on Hulu, Roku and social media platforms. This will be seen by people in NY, NJ, Delaware, Conn. and PA (Philly Area)
Here's some still shots from the commercial
An interview with Health Stories Project https://healthstoriesproject.com/comeback-from-a-heart-attack/
Current/Upcoming Films "Dine with the Devil" (May 2019), "Composite" (April 2019), "Mark of the Butterfly" (2020), "Wrong Guy" (2019)
"Veterans in Blue" (2016), "Treasure Box" (2020), "100 Bodies" (2020), "Outer Banks" (Netflix April 2020)
Brian can be seen in the top rated NETFLIX series "OBX" in episode 5, but you have to look quick. Here's the screenshot.
Brian can be seen at the beginning of the new trailer for "Mark of the Butterfly" (2020)
Columnist, Publishing Consultant, Radio Host
"What's the Story?" Reno, NV
THE SENATOR HAS WON "Best Short Fiction" award in the Student Production Awards for the Southeast Chapter of the Emmys. This from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
It’s awards season and Brian has won GigMasters ‘Best of’ Award for 2017!
Here's a few VERIFIED Reviews of Brian's show from the Gigmasters and Gigsalad web sites.
Here's a link to the site https://www.gigmasters.com/comedian/brian-t-shirley/feedback
A review off Gigmasters
US Navy Salutes an Air Force Veteran
A review from Uwharrie Vineyards
Uwharrie Vineyards & Winery
One of the Absolute Best Comedians By Far. We've hosted him twice here at the winery, the last two years, and it's been standing room applause after both performances. We've already booked him a year in advance for next year. Brian brings so many different styles and techniques to the stage, and you could never ask for a better performance by anyone. I'm the GM and Winemaker here, and I highly recommend Brain for all of your future events.
NEW REVIEW FOR 2018
Brian host's a segment called "BTS Entertainment Corner", which is aired on "What's the Story?" Radio show on 1180 AM out of Reno, NV every Monday 6-7 PM EST. This segment is now in NSAEN magazine and the printed version of "What's the Story/" publication.
You can pick up a printed copy in "What's the Story?" publication at one of Brian's live shows. http://nsaen.com/bts-entertainment-corner/
"What's the Story?" online link https://issuu.com/leruereview/docs/what_s_the_story_mar_2018_final
BIG NEWS!! "Two go in...one comes out. A Socumentary" "Veterans in Blue" & "Dine with the Devil" are now on e360tv which can be downloaded to your Amazon Fire, Apple TV and ROKU devices FOR FREE!! NSAEN Video Magazine Channel is now up on e360tv which has these short films & more!!Download now and get ready to laugh your socks off!!
A link to a review of the film on the "Memosaic" Blog called "Something's Afoot" https://memosaic.blogspot.com/
A link to the film's IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7928432/
Dine with the Devil is now on e360tv, MiniflyxTV and Fun Size Horror film platforms!!
Brian's scripted WEB TV Series has four episodes in it's first season, with one of the episodes being screened at the "Mountain of Laughs Comedy Festival" in Gatlinburg, TN April 8th 2017!! The "Naughty or Nice" episode won 3rd place in the Macoproject Online Film Festival. Here's a teaser video for the first season.
The episode entitled 'Bummer" in season 2, was shown at the LAFF-IN Film Festival in the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy Aug 11th 2018!!
This WEB TV series shows the viewers what it's like to be a touring entertainer.
A regular series on "Sparkk TV" !! BTS OTR Premiered on 10-24-17 and was shown for 3 seasons which included all long form episodes. Brian still does BTS OTR with shorter social media posts.
Also seen in NSAEN Online Magazine http://nsaen.com/?s=BTS+on+the+road