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 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!!
Brian has just finished the short film "Wrong Guy" by Benjamin Diamond films. Brian will also appear in "Mark of the Butterfly" by BDF due out March 2020
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), "Norma's Sun" (2020)
Brian's new demo reel for 2019
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!!!
"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 some production still from the short film "Composite" where Brian plays "John Ramsey". Directed by Patrick W Shaver.
Brian's acting agent is Red Willow Talent. Please contact Sheila Cochran for any acting inquires. https://www.redwillowtalent.com/
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!!
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, was shown at the LAFF-IN Film Festival in the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy Aug 11th 2018!!
NSAEN FF is now on Film Freeway and headed into season #3!!
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 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 . Veterans in Blue is now on e360tv available on ROKU
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.