Brian Wetzel is a standup comedian who knows how to make you laugh and then shed a tear, too. We’re happy to announce his participation in ThinkingFunny21, the Comedy and Humor-Writing Virtual Conference running from 9 am – 6 pm, April 3, 2021.
Brian’s career in the performing arts spans 20-plus years. He’s an actor, comedian, public speaker and master of ceremonies. His quick wit and deft impressions delight audiences, and served him well when he opened for George Lopez.
Brian’s wild humor is often mixed with candor and frankness. His material includes stories that illustrate the struggles and stigma surrounding mental health. He has spoken on a national level for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance, and the California Hospital Association. Brian’s presentations on mental health have brought him on stage at more than 30 college campuses, including Stanford University.
Professionally, Brian has mastered a career that includes television commercials and a crime-series episode, as well as humorous speaking engagements and even print-publications. He spend over a decade traveling the length of California, performing in more than 70 venues. Brian has been recognized many times for his achievements, and his proudest moment, he says, was when he won the prestigious Real Heroes Award, bestowed by the American Red Cross. In 2013, he was honored to be named Grand Marshal of the San Francisco NAMI Walk, in Golden Gate Park.
Brian will bring all this experience to his panel, and will be happy to answer questions and offer advice.
Click here to register for the event.