Brian talks about all the stuff you need to know . . . and all the fun stuff, too.
Brian was born and raised in Glenwood or as he likes to call it, “the Really, Really Southside.” He is the oldest of five boys. Brian attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Unlike a lot of attendees, he graduated in four years with a B.S. in Radio-T.V. In his senior year, Brian entered a stand-up comedy contest that unbeknownst to him foreshadowed his future.
After graduation, Brian worked at a few radio stations so small, that instead of actually broadcasting, Brian would go house to house and do his show in person. It was during a stint at one of these stations that Brian drove to St. Louis and did his first “open mic” night at a comedy club. The rest is history.
Brian spent sixteen years touring the country as a stand-up comic. In late 1999 at the urging of his wife, Brian loaded up his family and moved to Los Angeles. The “City of Angels” proved a lucky spot. Brian made appearances on many T.V. shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Malcolm in the Middle. He appeared in a number of commercials and won a bunch of dough on a couple of game shows. Chicago and radio kept calling with their siren’s song and his wife was getting tired of earthquakes, wild fires and the threat of locusts, so in late 2005, Brian came home.
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