Comedian/Philosopher Brian T Shirley has been in the Business for over 20 years. His act is derived from growing up poor, coming from a broken home, his military experience, partying, women, pets, infomercial's, sports, and stories from his 3rd book "A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Club". He has performed all over the U.S., Canada and The Bahamas. Brian can format his show to be G,PG or R rated depending on the audience and the needs of the club owner/booker. He also works Country Clubs all over the U.S. with a select group of Comedians who specialize in corporate shows. He has done special events such as opening for Huey Lewis and The News, Country music festival for Dodge trucks just to name a few. Brian has performed at The Jokers Wild Comedy Club located inside the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in The Bahamas twice, for Carnival Cruise Lines and for Marines stationed @ Fuji & Okinawa, Japan.
Brian is also a philosopher. No, he doesn't have a degree, but he has written two books of wisdom and wise sayings called "Make Love Not Warts", and " Four Score and Seven Beers Ago..." which are available now on Amazon.com,Trafford.com(The publisher's web site) or for a signed copy and a free personalized 8x10 headshot you can order from this website . These books are also available for ebook downloads. Brian is one of the featured interviews in the new book "Author Interviews with Author Ethen Carrell". Brian is one of over 60 authors featured in the book "The Write Balance" by D.Jean Quarles and he has several short stories featured in the new ebook by Angie Merriam called "Intertwine". He is quoted in the book "50 Seeds of Greatness" by Germaine Moody.
Brian also has published a third book of short stories entitled "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Club". This book is now available @ amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.
Brian has his own internet radio program called "The BTS Radio Show". This show originates on http://www.kinetichifi.com/ from 4-6 PM EST every Wednesday. Brian interviews entertainment professionals from all across the board, play Independent music and Comedy Clips. This show has gained a lot of popularity in it's first years and is also heard on American Hearts Radio every Sunday 4-5 PM EST.
Brian has also created two web series. One called 'Behind The Scenes @ Kinetic HiFi" which spotlights his the station The BTS Radio Show is on and "BTS On The Road" which follows Brian's life as a road comic.Here's the latest episode from one of Brian's web series. Combined, these series have over 30,000 views on YouTube, Marketer's Pantry, No Strings Attached-E News, Laugh Addix, 321 Fame and The Joke Pit websites .
Brian will be a Judge & will perform during vote tabulations for the 5th Annual Savannah Comedy Revue Comedy Competition Nov. 7th. This competition will also be filmed for a TV Special to be aired on American Hearts Radio 24/7 WEB TV Network. Here's the promo video:
Brian has a short story entitled "Dog Gone" included in the new book "Read For Animals 2" that was just released Aug. 29 2014 For all the animal lovers out there, which is most of us, here's "Read For Animals 2". It just got published and is now available on Amazon for Kindle & Barnes & Noble for Nook. I'm honored to be a part of this project, I donated the short story " Dog Gone" which I wrote for the book. All the money goes to animal shelters, just $2.99 to download. Enjoy!!
For all the animal lovers out there, which is most of us, here's "Read For Animals 2". It just got published and is now available on Amazon for Kindle & Barnes & Noble for Nook. I'm honored to be a part of this project, I donated the short story " Dog Gone" which I wrote for the book. All the money goes to animal shelters, just $2.99 to download. Enjoy!!
Brian's article on his trip to Japan in the "West Of" newspaper where he made the front page!!
Brian T Shirley interview on Lowcountry Live ABC TV News show about his trip to Japan!!
An article about my recent tour of Japan to entertain the Marines stationed there.
The "BTS On The Road" Web Series is now a part of the "No Strings Attached-E News" magazine!! http://www.nostringsattached-enews.com/
SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT: The "BTS On The Road" Web Series can now be seen every Friday @ 9 PM EST on American Hearts Radio 24/7 WEB TV Network http://americanheartsradio.com/
Brian ENTERTAINED THE TROOPS IN JAPAN June 2014!!! He did 6 shows in 6 different camps on Fuji & Okinawa!!! Here's just one of the articles written about it for Examiner.com. http://www.examiner.com/article/career-game-changer-comedian-takes-his-comedy-show-to-japan
A recent article done on Brian for the GigMama website. You can also book Brian through GigMama!
All illustrations for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Club"were done by Jason Freeman. Here's his blog:
Brian also has a short story of science fiction published in the enzine SCHLOCK! http://schlock.co.uk/index.html
Contact Mr.Shirley for bookings and rates,email: firstname.lastname@example.org