Bad Luck Brian is a meme, with the punchline being something tragic or embarassing happening to "Brian".


On January 23, 2012, the very first Bad Luck Brian was uploaded to the meme generating site, Quickmeme. The captions were "Takes driving test/Gets first DUI" It was then reposted to Reddit, where is recieved only 5 upvotes. Later the same day, another Bad Luck Brian was created, captioned "Tries to fart stealthily in class/Shits" The post reached the front page of /r/adviceanimals and recieved 3,300 upvotes in 3 months.


  • Brian isn't the real name of the boy in the meme. It is Kyle.
  • The "Bad Luck Brian" image is a bad year book photo from when Kyle was in 7th grade.
  • Ironically, Kyle has relativley good luck in his life, yet his meme, "Brian" has terrbile luck. Example of Kyle's good luck: Kyle once won an XBox360 and a PSP within 2 weeks.
  • The was #20 on the Top Memes of 2012.