Brian T Shirley Comedian/Writer/Actor/TV Show Host

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Brian T Shirley

  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. 




When you think of Brian T. Shirley, he has the look of a Don Rickles, the comedy of a George Carlin with a touch of Robin Williams but when you roll it all together, it is pure and unique and something only Brian T. Shirley can deliver. 

Janice Hermsen
Columnist, Publishing Consultant, Radio Host
Media Director NSAEN International Film Festival    
 IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!  On 9/11/2018 Brian suffered a massive, near fatal heart attack. He had quadruple bypass surgery on 9/12/2018. He's recovering well and has even performed several shows on his new "Comeback from a Heart Attack" tour. This features new material which is hilarious and inspirational!! This has added a new dynamic to his act!! 


 Brian performed for  the first annual "Spotlight Awards" at The Gaillard Auditorium in downtown Chas, SC as part of his "Comeback from a Heart Attack" tour and this event was televised locally on FOX 24 the Sunday after Thanksgiving @ 5:30 PM EST!!





 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".



  Here's the trailer for 'Love & Elevators" Season 2. Brian can be seen in the trailer and in 3 episodes of the new season, which can be viewed on Amazon!





 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!! 







 Brian's acting agent is Red Willow Talent. Please contact Sheila Cochran for any acting inquires.   

 Brian has a new short film "Two go comes out. A Socumentary!! Out NOW!!

  BIG NEWS!!  "Two go comes out. A Socumentary" LAUNCHES on e360tv Sept. 6th!!  e360tv can be downloaded to your Amazon Fire, Apple TV and ROKU devices FOR FREE!! 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"

 A link to the film's IMDB page  

 Link to trailer 




 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!!    


 Reviews of Brian T Shirley shows

 It’s awards season and Brian has won GigMasters ‘Best of’ Award for 2017!  This highly sought-after award by GigMasters, honors those vendors that have earned 4 or more reviews of 4 stars or higher in 2017.



 A link to Brian's profile on Gigmasters



Here's a few VERIFIED Reviews of Brian's show from the Gigmasters and Gigsalad web sites.

 Michelle Wilson     

Client Review
Brian Shirley was and Is a wonderful funny comedian whom I would recommend him to everyone. His performance was out of this world. The party was adult and children friendly. His jokes were clean honest and so so funny. I am now horse due to all the laughing I did on yesterday. Mr. Shirley was professional and down to earth this Is what makes a great comedian. I would highly recommend him always. I am not just saying this because it is a review I'm telling you the truth he is incredible with reasonable prices, and goes out of his way for his customers and crowds. Thank you for sponsoring Mr. Shirley a great comedian. Very loved. Ty
Client Ratings
michelle gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
  • Professionalism: 5
  • Quality of service: 5
  • Ability to handle special requests: 5
  • Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
  • Overall satisfaction: 5
 Here's a link to the site
 A review off Gigmasters

US Navy Salutes an Air Force Veteran

We hired Brian to provide the  entertainment at our recent reunion banquet. 137 former sailors and their ladies of the USS Wainwright Veterans Association enjoyed his jokes, stories and the way he engaged the crowd. Brian arrived at the beginning of the evening and joined us for dinner before his time on stage. He listened to all that was going on and was able to tailor his act to fit our particular group, with some good-natured ribbing of the more prominent members of the association. What he and Gigsalad charged was more than reasonable. If your group is looking for something other than the same old, same old, check him out. There are plenty of videos of his act on line as well as his own "BTS on the Road" productions.

  • Reviewer: Manny Seligmann
  • Event Date: July 16th, 2016
  • Services Provided: Comedian
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5
 A review from Uwharrie Vineyards 
  Uwharrie Vineyards & Winery, Albemarle NC
Uwharrie Vineyards & Winery
Albemarle NC 
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.
Danny W has submitted the following review for Gig ID #3135233:
Client Review
Thanks Brian! Brian rocked it Saturday night! Thanks again! Everyone is talking about the Charlotte Party already!! I think we will have some Wilmington and Raleigh jealous folks!! One of the guys held out on the UFC fight in Charlotte to finish hearing you out! He couldn’t go and never stopped laughing!! Awesome! Our CEO had high marks for Brian and this set the tone for Charlotte the rest of the year!! All 5's easy! Thanks Brian!
Client Ratings
Danny gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
  • Professionalism: 5
  • Accommodating: 5
  • Overall Talent: 5
  • Recommendation: 5
  • Overall satisfaction: 5 
Overall Talent


We hired Brian shortly before our event, not giving him the proper time to prepare that we should have, but despite this fact... he rocked it! We couldn’t have been more pleased with his professionalism prior to the event, both in how he handled himself and the fact that he even provided music prior to the event. As for the show itself... he was a seasoned pro and it showed. His comedic style and punchline deliveries were on point! I hated the show had to end because he had everyone rolling! I was thoroughly impressed and wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again or recommend his services. He was a great guy with great work!

Review by . from Ocean Isle Beach, NC on

Bengleton Socks WEB TV Series

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!!








NSAEN Online International Film Festival

 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!!





Here's film maker Todd E. Braley sharing his experience about being in the NSAEN Online Film Festival last year with his film "Misfit". Early submissions are still in full swing until July 31st!! Take a shot at a distribution deal with Shami Media!!

"I have nothing but great things to say about NSAEN ONLINE FILMS FEST!! I am not a huge fan of film festivals but this is one of the first festivals that I ever entered that I felt would be good for our project because of the people that were associated with the festival itself. From this Festival I got a distribution deal with the Shami Media Group... And I didn't even win or place in the festival. Not too shabby for an indie horror film that cost less than $2, 500 to make and 8 days to shoot."-Todd E. Braley



 Promo Video for Brian T Shirley


 BTS Entertainment Corner

 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.


 Featured Interview with Actor Will Roberts ( Star of "The Killer" on Netflix)

 Featured Interview with Director Todd E Braley ( Director/Creator of "Misfit" now on Amazon Prime)

 Featured Interview with Comedian/Actress Sheilah Smiley (Diary of a M.A.D. Black Woman)

 Featured Interview with Actress/Producer Elizabeth Regal


 "What's the Story?" online link








BTS on the Road



 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


Veterans in Blue Brian T Shirley

 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.


Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec 14 at 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 15 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 15 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, Dec 17 at 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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