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, storytelling, web series and trivia.
As of May 6th 2021 Brian is one of 74 contestants competing in the Hudson Nissan Talent search. The auditions are now LIVE on Hudson's Talent Search site and open to public voting until June 4th. You can vote for your favorite once a day. The next phase will be the Top Ten vote getters and more on that when we get there. Here's the link to vote for Brian, scroll down, he's near the bottom. Meet the Contestants (hudsonnissantalentsearch.com)
Brian is now a part of a book called "200 Comedy Writers and Standups walk into a book" now available for FREE as an ebook. paperback coming soon!! Books | Moher Books
BIG ANNOUCEMENT!! As a cast member of "Dinner Detective", Brian performed a private show on the set of "Real Housewives of Atlanta", which aired on the Bravo Network Jan. 31st 8 and 10:30 PM EST. You can watch the show by following this link Watch Beach, Please! | The Real Housewives of Atlanta (bravotv.com)
Here's some still shots from the show. Brian played "Peter Parker", the Killer.
Brian has several audio books on Audible & Amazon that he narrated, here's three of them entitled
"Citizen Kane and American Politics" , "Ozone Therapy". and "Max Engels party Wins"
Here's the trailer for the Award winning short thriller "ANGUISH", which premiered on Sparkk TV Dec 18th 2020 and has been ranked #1 in their weekly Top Ten for several weeks in a row and continues to stay in the Top 2 spots! This film has also been screened in several Film Festivals!
Brian has been nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in "Life With Darby"
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 can be seen in the Rap Video "Right back" from The Art Dealer (2021)
Current/Upcoming Films/TV Shows "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) , "Life with Darby" (2020), "Anguish" (2020),
"Full Circle" (2019), "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (2020), "The Senator" (2017)
Columnist, Publishing Consultant, Radio Host
"What's the Story?" Reno, NV
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!!
The Socumentary has premiered on Sparkk TV and has spent several weeks in the Weekly Top 10 on the site!!
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