If you are looking for a good clean comedienne, then look no further. I guarantee good clean comedy from beginning to end and then beyond. I will give you a performance you and your friends will be talking and laughing about for years to come.
Simply Shirley provided a hilarious comedy set for my mother's retirement brunch. Everyone enjoyed it once we all warmed back up to her after her public chastisment for not providing a full reading of her bio as an introduction. My mother, the honoree, and several of my aunts were quite "put off" by her initial tone. In retrospect, she could have very easily made the "issue" part of her act in a lighthearted way and no one would have been the wiser.
Simply Shirley was very professional and extremely funny . I will hire her again for future events.
Enjoyed the variety and appropriateness of the material provided to help entertain my guests. Very funny, engaging and all-around nice person. Certainly a treat!
I booked Simply Shirley for my sister's 60 birthday dinner party. I was very pleased she accepted my offer and was willing to perform on a short notice. She was prompt and very sweet. I was excited to have her, considering I'd seen her work at another function. My review goes downhill from here. Straight to the point, she wasn't very funny at all. She asked for information about my sister prior to her performance and I sent her a detailed list so she could get to know her better. I truly expected Simply Shirley to make her performance centered around those things about my sister and make it truly a personal act. She mentioned two facts about my sister at the beginning of her act and the rest seemed like a scripted act she performs regularly. I mentioned my sister loves the Lord and is tirelessly active in the church and a lot of her act talked about hating overly religious people. I was very disappointed to hear that and I think that's where she lost most of our guests as we are deeply rooted in our faith. Also some things in her act about calling people fat and ugly I felt was not appropriate. I just don't feel she took into consideration the things I told her about my sister and the type of event she was performing for. Overall, the guests weren't that pleased with her performance. This is not meant to bash her because I feel she is a sweet woman who I've seen do better work. This is just to speak my truth about our event she performed at and wishing she was funnier.
Simply Shirley was great; everyone enjoyed the experience.
My first time hiring a comedian, but not my last. Shirley was the perfect addition to our party.
Response from Simply Shirley:
Happy Monday! Hope all is going well with you and you're enjoying the last days of summer.
Just a brief note of thanks for reaching out to me to perform at your Senior Gathering. It was a wonderfully planned gathering. Thanks also for the warm hospitality extended to me and my husband. And I would be remiss if I didn't thank you for the glowing review you submitted on my performance. If I can meet any of your future entertainment needs, please feel free to contact me. Referrals are always welcome. Thanks again, and remain blessed.
Simply Shirley was very funny and was very comfortable being up front. Her material was fitting for the audience. I will definitely call upon her again and recommend her to others.
Simply Shirley performed for a family birthday party with various age groups present. Everyone really enjoyed her and she was the talk of the event. She is very professional, responsive, and punctual. I would definitely use her and recommend her for future events.
Simple Shirley was such a delight and joy. She was funny and had all of the guest in stitches from laughter. Guest are still raving about how great she was. If you are ever looking for a great comedian she will entertain you from the first second she takes the Mike to the end of her performance
Simply Shirley was absolutely Amazing!!! She arrived on time and gave a house rocking performance. The audience was on the floor with laughter! I would recommend her to all my friends for all their upcoming events. She is the real thing and that's what the world needs more of. Thanks again Simply Shirley, look forward to booking you again. Thanks GigSalad for makin this process so easy to find excellent talent.
Response from Simply Shirley:
Thank you Lillie. The pleasure was all mine. It was an absolute joy being a part of your retirement celebration.
Simply Shirley made our event special and still has us laughing. She is funny, honest, professional, and a gem of a human being. Book this woman for your next event, dinner party, or gathering of any type. We had a large party, about 100 guests, and everyone in the room loved it. She turns a good night into a great one :)
Thanks Shirley for your professionalism and your awesome performance. You catered absolutely perfect to my "mature" and clean humored audience.
Everyone truly enjoyed you. I would not hesitate to recommend you !
Stylish, classy, clever, engaging & a load of fun! I met Simply at comedy conference a little over two years ago....after I smeared her green, silk blouse with.....well.............lets just say I ruined her blouse! She gave me the most serious look and then we laughed. From that moment, we became comedy pals. This lady is simply hee-larry-ous...Yes hee-larry-ous! If you're looking for a outstanding comedienne, consider me first but I highly recommend Simply.....her name says it all......SHE'S SIMPLY THE BEST!
I saw Simply Shirley in DC and she had the place in stitches. After the show I found out she does more personal settings too like churches, banquets and shows for seniors. Book her for your next event you won't be disappointed.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
My comedy is rated “E” for everyone. The language will be appropriate for a family friendly event and not include swearing or overt sexual references.
Simply Shirley is an “old school” comedienne who is making her presence known throughout the DMV area and beyond. She is a graduate of the renowned DC Improv School of Comedy. She is one of the funniest comediennes ever - - and that’s her opinion.
After retiring from working for the federal government she decided to reinvent herself and pursue comedy as a second career. She calls herself an eight tract gal in an Ipad world and says her inner child is now outward bound. In other words there’s still a “whole lot of jelly left in her roll”.
Using her unique comedic style Simply Shirley is spreading joy and laughter from churches to comedy clubs up and down the east coast. She performs for audiences young and old – especially striking a cord with baby boomers, women and seniors. Her performances are rated “E” for everyone. The language will be appropriate for a family friendly event and not include swearing or overt sexual references.
She is an active member of the Christian Comedy Association (CCA).
Additional Booking Notes
Any amplifying devices will be provided by the venue and checked prior to the performance.
Past Booked Events
|March 17, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Retirement Party|
|December 02, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 07, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 23, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 19, 2016 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 13, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Retirement Party|
|August 20, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|August 05, 2016 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 05, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 13, 2016||Dinner Party|
|February 13, 2016||Anniversary Party|
|December 05, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 19, 2015||Worship Service|
|November 07, 2015||Birthday Party|
|October 31, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 20, 2015||Other|
|June 13, 2015||Private Party|
|May 16, 2015||Cultural Event|
|May 16, 2015||Luncheon/Tea|
|May 02, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 15, 2015||Other|
|January 03, 2015||Birthday Party|
|November 09, 2014||Religious Celebration|
|October 25, 2014||Retreat|
|September 07, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 29, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 23, 2014||Birthday Party|
|March 23, 2014||Religious Celebration|
|February 15, 2014||Other|
|January 25, 2014||Religious Celebration|
|January 17, 2014||Graduation|
|November 16, 2013||Birthday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Joan Rivers, Wanda Sykes, George Wallace, Lucille Ball, George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Jerry Seinfeld
microphone, good sound system