Brian T Shirley Named Winner of the GigMasters Best of 2018

Annual ‘Best of’ Award Honors the Top Reviewed Vendors on for 2018


Charleston, SC/January 10, 2019 – Brian T Shirley is pleased to announce that he has received the GigMasters Best Of 2018 Award. This highly sought-after award honors GigMasters vendors that have earned 4 or more reviews of 4 stars or higher in 2018.

Brian T Shirley has toured the USA, Canada, The Bahamas and Japan for over 25 years as a Comedian and Actor. After a massive heart attack on 09/11/2018, he is bouncing back with his “Comeback from a Heart Attack” tour. He loves entertaining and making people laugh whether it’s onstage or in film.

“I’m honored to have had folks enjoy me bringing them a show and I hope to continue entertaining for many more years to come.”

“As the leading online event marketplace, we’re thrilled to recognize the talented event professionals who went above and beyond to satisfy their clients last year,” said Alison Bernstein, General Manager of GigMasters.

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Brian also did a short video for the new ‘Underdogs Collective’ website about his recent near death experience.

The Underdogs Collective highlights individuals that have overcome adversity and are now chasing their dreams. The platform was created to bring motivation, support, and inspiration to anyone going through a tough period in their life.

Adversity comes in many shapes and forms: poverty, illness, disorders, victim of a crime or accident, losing a loved one—the list goes on. The thing is, sometimes life hits us. Sometimes it hits us so hard that we lose all hope and desire to do anything. Believe me, I know. Now…who exactly am “I”?

My name is Jack Blossby, and I’m the founder of the Underdogs Collective.

When I was 17 years old and still in high school, I developed the eating disorder called anorexia, lost an unhealthy amount of weight and spiraled down one of the darkest periods of my life. Hair loss, freezing, no energy, and being trapped in my own destruction was about to be my day-to-day life for over a year.

When I realized I had anorexia, I started doing a lot of research and tried to find other males in similar situations in order to help ease my own. The problem was, I didn’t know where to turn and when I tried googling it…well, I mainly found women that talked about it. With that being said, props to all the women for being so open about it!

However, for just a 17-year-old kid at the time, it didn’t really help. In fact, I remember feeling more weird and more lonely since my perception of eating disorders at the time was that mainly women dealt with it – which couldn’t be further from the truth.

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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 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).