Brian T Shirley
Actor, Comedian, and Writer in Charleston, South Carolina
Comedian Brian T Shirley has been in the Business for 25 years. His act is derived from growing up poor, divorce, the USAF, partying, relationships, infomercial's, sports, and more. He has performed all over the U.S., Canada, The Bahamas and Japan. He has done special engagements such as a tour of Japan to entertain the troops, opening for Huey Lewis and The News, The "Laughter for Love" benefit for Va. Tech, & a Country music festival for Dodge trucks.
Brian has performed @ The Jokers Wild Comedy Club inside the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island,The Bahamas & for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Brian is also a philosopher. He's written 2 books of wisdom &wise sayings called "Make Love Not Warts", and "Four Score and Seven Beers Ago..." (Which recently won the "Amazing Book Cover Art Award" in a contest sponsored by LeRue Press)
BRIAN"S THIRD BOOK , "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Club" contains short stories about his life on the road as a professional comedian.
Brian has created and hosts a WEB Series about being a stand-up comedian on the road called "BTS On The Road" which can be seen on YouTube, American Hearts Radio WEB TV Network every Saturday @ 8 PM EST, Tuesdays on Sparkk TV at 8 PM EST and in the online magazine No Strings Attached-E News.
Brian also has a scripted WEB TV series called "Bengleton Socks" which was screened at the Mountain of Laughs Comedy Festival and one episode took third place in the Macoproject Film Festival in 2017 .
Brian has several projects in film festivals online and in public screenings including his own short film called "Two go in...one comes out. A Socumentary", which came out in 2018.
Brian's a weekly guest host on a segment called "BTS Entertainment Corner" on Janice Hermsen's radio program "What's The Story" every Monday @ 6:45 PM EST on www.americamattersmedia.com and M-F 11am-Noon on AHR WEB TV Network http://www.americanhearstradio.com
Brian has done Voice over work for the award winning WEB Series "U.S.E." (2014), the short film "nana" (2017) and the feature film "Inside Ben" (2017). He's played a doctor,a cousin of a murder victim in independent films in 2017/18. He can be seen in the short film "The Senator" portraying Sen. Strom Thurmond and the upcoming short film "Sugar of Life" portraying a police officer, both are leading roles in 2018.