A chance to perform for the United States Marine Corps is a business and career game-changer. It will be a great opportunity for comedian, author, radio show host, Brian T. Shirley, to expand his career.

In a short interview the day before he left, Brian sounded anxious and maybe even a little nervous about his journey. Shirley will do five shows in five different camps for the Marines. He opens with headliner Jackie Fabulous, a stand-up comedian and overall entertainer who appears regularly on The Arsenio Hall Show.

Brian has been entertaining in clubs and special events, like opening for Huey Lewis and the News. He has played the Atlantis Casino and Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and performed on Carnival Cruise Lines.

Despite the many gigs Brian has played, this trip is very important to him. He feels it is an honor to play for the Marines in Japan in the “House of Laughs Comedy Series” and worked to obtain this gig for almost two years. A chance to give back to the men and women that serve is a great opportunity and will make a difference on a personal level as well as being a career boost, according to Shirley.

Brian has worked hard for the past 20 years in his career to make his name stand out beyond that of the many other comedians in the industry. He is an author with three books under his belt including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Club, a book about the life of a comedian on the road. The stories are taken from his experiences traveling from show to show, and of course, include his comedic sense of humor.

He is also the radio host of the BTS Radio Show heard every Wednesday online from 4-6 p.m. Eastern Time.

Brian said about his trip, “I wrote some silly stuff down, and for that, I’m going to Japan (to entertain the troops). It’s really bizarre.”

Semper fi, Brian.

“As published on examiner.com June 16, 2014