Brian is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and comedian with a BFA in Theatre from Valdosta State University. He lives in Chicago, where he writes, directs, and produces films with his production company, Cold Silver Films. He also regularly performs improv around the city with his improv groups, The High Ceilings, Michinoku Driver, and Trashcan Dan. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Uncommon Law, which is due for release in Spring 2014.
February 10, 2014
Happy to announce that my two man comedy group, Michinoku Driver, will be performing at this year's Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, Thursday March 20th at 8pm! We had a lot of fun performing there with The High Ceilings last year, and we've got something fun in store for this one. Tickets are on sale now!
Michinoku Driver presents "An Even Briefer Misunderstanding of A Brief Understanding of Time"
Michinoku Driver's Brian Work & John Ugolini are seekers of knowledge, and it is to this end that they have conceived a very ambitious 20 minute condensed version of Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time." There's just one minor setback: They haven't actually read the book. But why should they let that stop them?
January 30, 2014
Over the last three years I've spent countless hours on my first feature film, Uncommon Law. Between writing, casting, filming, editing, etc., it's more or less taken over my life. Now I can finally say that it's done. The road isn't over yet, because there's still publicity, festivals, & distribution ahead. But it's nice to see that light at the end of the tunnel shine a little brighter.
January 5, 2014
December 15, 2013
Tickets are now on sale for my show at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival with Michinoku Driver! The show is on Sunday, January 12 @ 2pm in The Cab at Stage 773. Check out the show description below and then click here to purchase tickets!
Michinoku Driver - Closure: Sometimes life has you pinned to the mat, and sometimes you just have to take a steel chair to its head. Michinoku Driver's Brian Work & John Ugolini take a humorous look at the difficult & defining moments in their lives, exploring themes of love, loss, & disappointment through such skewed lenses as broken bank robbers, existential board games, and lonely vampire hunters.
October 6, 2013
After more than two years of hard work, my first feature film, Uncommon Law, is finally nearing completion! It's a pretty amazing feeling to see where it's at & how close it is to being done. Please click this link and like the FB page to follow its progress. Thanks!
September 25, 2013
Michinoku Driver, my two man comedy group with John Ugolini, won the Stage 773 Sketch Laugh Battle, earning us a spot in The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in January! We're excited & grateful for everyone who came out & showed their support.
July 20, 2013
I recently signed on to be Director of Photography for a TV pilot called "Out on a Limb." Here's a shot of me getting prepped for the first day of shooting.
June 30, 2013
May 28, 2013
I was recently interviewed to promote my improv group's upcoming show this Thursday at The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival. In it, I talk about video games, geekdom, and how The High Ceilings came to be. Give it a read on the Nerd Fest Tumblr!
Also check out the below video I made to promote the show, where the members of the High Ceilings transform into Warcraft characters and venture into Azeroth!
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Photo from the holiday show I did with my improv group, The High Ceilings.
September 27, 2012
Check this out! At last night's show, Kicking the Seat Podcast interviewed the cast & crew of my play, Once Upon A Rom Com: The Bill Pullman Story. The interview starts at about 25 minutes in; I talk about the play and my thoughts on romantic comedies in general. It was a really fun interview, so please give it a listen!
September 26, 2012
Received a great surprise tonight at Once Upon a Rom Com: The Bill Pullman Story: Flowers from Bill Pullman himself! I'd like to send a huge thank you to Bill, and to the entire cast and crew for doing such an outstanding job on this show.
September 5, 2012
July 6, 2012
It's official! Brian's play, "Once Upon a Rom Com: The Bill Pullman Story," is opening on September 5, 2012 at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago! The play, which will run on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm through October 31, was commissioned by Gorilla Tango Theatre as a part of their parody play series and will be directed by Neal Fischer.
After making a career out of playing the "other guy" in numerous nineties romantic comedies, American actor extraordinaire Bill Pullman has sunk into a deep depression, believing he will never find true love. It will take the help of a fairy godfather in the form of the one and only Jeff Goldblum to pull him back together and save the girl of his dreams from a devious and wicked French lover. This is a real man's fairy tale for the hopeless romantic in all of us!
April 29, 2012