Comedian/Philosopher Brian T Shirley has been in the Business for nearly 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 much,much,more. He started doing stand-up at The Comedy Zone in Charleston,S.C. at a comedy workshop where he learned the art of performing and writing comedy. 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, the Laughter for Love benefit for Va. Tech, The Second Annual Charleston Comedy festival and a 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. He has spread his comedy across the ocean performing for Carnival Cruise Lines.
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,barnesandnoble.com, booksamillion.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. Check out Brian's calendar for a show near you!
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 stepped down from co-hosting the Triangle Variety Comedy Show and has started a new internet radio program "The BTS Radio Show". This show originates on http://www.kinetichifi.com/ and is syndicated LIVE on http://www.wbad.net/ from 4-6 PM EST every Wednesday.
Here's a behind the scenes look at Brian's Radio Show:
Brian is also a syndicated columnist for Will Roberts' Weekly Telegram and a regular guest on Will's weekly broadcast, heard on over36 stations in the USA & abroad. Here's the link to the online magazine: http://glossi.com/IAMKelley/28059-copy-of-will-roberts-weekly-telegram-4th-edition?q=Will%20Roberts
A recent article done on Brian for the GigMama website. You can also book Brian through GigMama!
Here's part of a recent press release from Tony Kemp productions:
Tony Kemp Productions has been in the comedy club business for over 30 years, running several professional comedy clubs and developing new comedians in the Charleston, South Carolina area since 1983 with a passion for the business. He has over 20 comedians that work comedy clubs all over the country from the Charleston area. Including Shaun Jones, Shawn Cornelius, Rollin Jay Moore, Brian T. Shirley and Dave Ugly are just a few.
Here's a recent episode of The BTS Radio Show featuring and interview with best selling Author Debbi Dachinger, clips from legendary comedian Killer Beaz's latest CD and much, much more on Spreaker! http://www.spreaker.com/user/briantshirley/bts_radio_9_25_13_debbi_dachinger
BTS Radio Show Archive link http://www.kinetichifi.com/bts/archives/
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: email@example.com