Making people laugh has been a part of Brian Million’s life for as long as he can remember. Growing up in a small Midwestern town, nestled between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, before the internet, cable television, or video games, Brian entertained himself and others by finding hilarity in observing people’s behavior.
Brian began his comedy career in Dayton, Ohio at Joker’s Comedy Café in September 1992 earning a 2nd place finish in Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Comedy Challenge. After 7 successful years of touring comedy clubs and colleges, Brian decided to leave comedy behind to become a husband and father. When asked why he made the sacrifice he replied, “…the sacrifice would have been deciding to be a father ‘on the road.’ I couldn’t have been the father I wanted to be while working 45 weeks a year.”
The combination of being a professional comedian and choosing to temporarily step away from comedy to invest time into being a great dad proved to be the right combination. It was Brian’s comedy roots that helped to launch his oldest daughter’s music career. A chance meeting between his then 15 year old daughter and an old friend; comedian Tommy Davidson would eventually lead to Brian’s daughter writing and performing the background vocals for Willow Smith’s platinum selling smash hit single “Whip My Hair” in September 2010.
Brian has returned to comedy with a vengeance. His observational humor and ‘tell it like it is’ approach have helped him connect with audiences from all walks of life.
Equipped with life experiences including fighting in the Operation Desert Shield/Storm, being a single parent, experiencing a painful divorce, and eventually re-entering the dating community, he employs intelligence and a quick wit to endear himself to comedy audiences everywhere.
Brian also produces and hosts the monthly comedy showcase; Clash of the Comics as well as a weekly comedy writing workshop at the Cincinnati Funny Bone.