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.
Scroll down to see videos and info on all Brian's Entertainment endeavors.
Brian can be seen soon in the short film "The Senator" shot in Savannah, GA Jan 19 & 20 2018. Updates soon!
Still shot from "The Senator" and link to the film's website https://www.emeraldfilmstudios.com/the-senator-1/
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. Congrats to Shayain, the cast and the crew!!!
Here's a new demo reel featuring a few scenes from "The Senator".
UPDATE!! "The Senator" was shown at the "Jubilee Arts Festival" in California and is being shown at the "International Jubilee Arts Festival" in Lisbon, Portugal July 2018! Here's a photo with the Director Shayain Lekhani
Brian plays the lead role in the short film "Sugar of Life" filmed in Savannah, Ga. Here's some shots from the production, written and directed by Erica Terry. He's also played the character "Charles Kelly" in the upcoming Web Series "Love and Elevators", you can see him in the second season. In 2019 Brian can be seen in the feature film "Cocoa in the Dark".
Brian has just his part in the short film "Hostage Situation" in late May 2018!! More details soon.
Brian has signed a NDA and Letter of Intent with director Todd E. Braley for the upcoming film "Blood Loss" to be filmed in 2019. More details on Brian's role soon!!
Here's Brian's TV interview on "Quintin's Close-ups" out of Chas, SC on 1/11/2018
Brian's acting agent is Red Willow Talent. Please contact Sheila Cochran for any acting inquires. https://www.redwillowtalent.com/
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'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, will be shown at the LAFF-IN Film Festival in the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy Aug 11th 2018!!
Here's the press release link in NSAEN magazine and a poster as well.
Two go in...one comes out. A Socumentary
The Screening poster for the premier on AHR WEB TV Network
This film was just selected for the Camp Feast Film Fest!!
NEW SCREENING in NSAEN online magazine for visitors of this website only. http://nsaen.com/two-go-one-comes-socumentary/
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/
Here's a VO reel for Brian with work he did for the 2017 short film "nana" and the 2014 Award winning WEB Series "U.S.E."
WARNING ADULT Language!!
Brian is one of the Executive Producers for the NSAEN Online FF. Early Bird Submissions start July 1st @$15 and the winners will be announced Dec 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.
Here's a link to "BTS Entertainment Corner" NSAEN Online magazine. You can also pick up a printed copy in "What's the Story?" publication at one of Brian's live shows. http://nsaen.com/bts-entertainment-corner/
Featured Interview with Actor Will Roberts ( Star of "The Killer" on Netflix) http://nsaen.com/will-roberts-actor-rise/
Featured Interview with Director Todd E Braley ( Director/Creator of "Misfit" now on Amazon Prime) http://nsaen.com/interview-director-todd-e-braley/
Featured Interview with Comedian/Actress Sheilah Smiley (Diary of a M.A.D. Black Woman) http://nsaen.com/interview-entertainer-sheilah-smiley/
Featured Interview with Actress/Producer Elizabeth Regal http://nsaen.com/elizabeth-regal-performer-many-talents/
"What's the Story?" online link https://issuu.com/leruereview/docs/what_s_the_story_mar_2018_final
This WEB TV series is in it's 4th season and shows the viewers what it's like to be a touring entertainer. Here's the latest episode, check out the full series on You Tube!!
Now a regular series on "Sparkk TV" !! BTS OTR Premiered on 10-24-17 and one episode a week will be shown for 12 weeks in the first season and 12 weeks in the second season.
Also on AHR WEB TV Network every Sat @ 8 PM EST
Also seen in NSAEN Online Magazine http://nsaen.com/?s=BTS+on+the+road
This documentary shows Brian's Comedy Career in relation to his military service and childhood. It has been screened in several Film Festivals and will be shown at The Mesa Theatre in Grand Junction, CO for the Indie Film Showcase on May 23, 2017
This film won "Best Short Documentary Film" in the Macoproject Film festival July 2017 .
Also selected and will be screened Nov.11th at the South Carolina Underground Film Festival, screened at the MPCWS Short Film Gala in NC and several other festivals.