“Bengleton Socks: Bummer” Goes to LAFF-VIN

For Immediate Release

Brian T Shirley, creator of the comedic web series Bengleton Socks, is proud to announce that Bengleton Socks: Bummer is headed to the Laughter Film Festival in Vincennes, IN.


laff-vin-1The Laughter Film Festival Vincennes, IN, challenges filmmakers to make a comedy without sex, gore and four-letter words.

– Best Comedy
– Best Non-verbal (Silent Spot)
– Best Physical Comedy
– Best Pathos
– Best Silly Character
– Best Feel Good Film

August 11, 2018 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

LAFF-VIN Film Festival link  http://redskeltonmuseum.org/laughter-film-festival/

red-skelton-1Red Skelton was known for silly characters, physical comedy and able to tell a story without saying a word. The Red Skelton Museum would like to recognize films that share this talent.

“If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.” – Red Skelton

Bengleton Socks is a short form comedy web series created by Comedian/Actor Brian T Shirley. The episode “Bummer” harkens back to the age of silent film. Brian is also the Executive Producer for the NSAEN Online Film Festival.


Brian’s Words: “It is a distinct honor to have a film chosen for this event. Congrats also to my co-stars Tommy Roberts and veteran comedian Rick Corso!!”




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Comedian Brian T Shirley has been in the Business for 20 + 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 also works Country Clubs and corporate events all over the U.S. 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 Raod" which can be seen on Youtube, American Hearts Radio WEB TV Network every Saturday @ 8 PM EST and in the online magazine No Strings Attached-E News. Brian's a weekly guest host on a segment called "BTS Entertainment Corner" on Janice Hermsen's radio program "What's The Story" every Friday @ 2:30 PM EST on www.americamattersmedia.com Brian also co-hosts a monthly radio show on The Lina Jones Diamond Network called "The Lina and Brian Hour". Brian has done Voice over work for the award winning WEB Series "U.S.E." (2014) and the feature film "Inside Ben" (2016) and he's a main character in the animated feature "Professor Gravitron Saves The Universe" (2016).