Brien “B.B.” Hudspeth is a premiere national entertainer, speaker, and impressionist who combines the voices and tales of some of the most beloved characters of yesteryear and today. His high-energy shows are a mixture of hilarity and hopefulness that bring smiles to thousands across the country.
B.B. first experienced the excitement of the stage as a middle schooler in Birmingham, Alabama by winning an audition for the lead character, Charles, in the play, “The Night of the Ghost.” His favorite class, creative writing, would be pivotal to B.B.’s creativity and opportunities as he discovered his ability of mimicking voices one morning while riding to school with his dad. After receiving praise from his father for an impressive first attempt impression of the character Gomer Pyle, made famous by actor Jim Nabors, B.B. performed his first show as an impressionist just a few months later. To create ways to use his new talent, B.B. wrote, cast, directed, and performed plays based on his favorite TV characters for local establishments in his hometown of Guntersville, Alabama at Christmas. He continued adding voices and performing throughout high school, including leading roles in theatre. He portrayed Dick Foster in Give My Regards to Broadway and won Best Actor as Martin Vanderhof in You Can’t Take it With You. A three sport athlete in both high school and college, B.B. won the Maryville College football team’s talent show each year and was called to the stage to perform impressions of his coaches at the school’s sports banquets.
Largely influenced by television’s “Golden Age,” today, B.B. weaves the messages of personal triumph and dedication of entertainment legends we fondly remember. His ability to tailor to his clients’ needs makes for an entertaining, relevant, and motivational occasion for all audiences. Guests are often outspoken and impressed by both his authentic impressions and his historical knowledge behind the characters.
B.B. is the creator of old west legend, Scrappy Higgins, who currently blazes the corporate trails inspiring and entertaining companies across the country. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. B.B.’s talent and his collection of animation and Hollywood western memorabilia have been featured in various publications.