Brian Atkinson Comedian

Brian Atkinson Comedian

Brian Atkinson is a comedian, all-around nice guy, and a horrible person. His good guy persona often gives way to surprising twists that will keep you laughing. While his voice might be the first thing you notice, his confidence, and engaging storytelling will keep you coming back. Brian Atkinson makes jokes, but only the finest, hand-crafted, farm-to-table-saw jokes.

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Brian has shared the stage with the legendary Bob Nelson, Dennis Regan, Robert G. Lee, Kira Soltanovich, Jeff Jena, Leslie Norris Townsend, Dave Williamson, Last Comic Standing’s Tommy Ryman, and Andy Beningo. Brian’s sharp, smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, contests, corporate events, and festivals across the country including Bonkerz, Crackers, Comedy Cabaret, Dr. Grins, One Night Stan’s, Punchlines, The Funny Stop, and Gilda’s Laugh Fest, and he was a Semi-Finalist, and Audience Favorite in The Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest. Brian is also a co-founder of Clean Comedy Time – performing shows, events, and fundraisers, and co-host of the Clean Comedy Time Podcast. Originally from Chicago, Brian is a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan. Brian and his lovely wife Holly live in Grand Rapids, MI. He has a lot of t-shirts.

Brian Atkinson – more credits

You may have heard Brian Atkinson’s voice somewhere, or seen him on a screen. Brian appeared as a serial killer in a Lifetime Movie Network movie and as a voice on the Sprout PBS Kids Network (on the same day). As a voice actor, you can find his audio books on Audible, as well as Amazon (Sunstone, Cuban Chickie Boom) and iTunes.

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What People Say About Brian Atkinson’s Clean Comedy

We wanted to provide an evening of fellowship and fun entertainment for our church members and local community. Brian Atkinson brought us a Clean Comedy Showcase, which included three other comics in addition to himself. They were all excellent and of course appropriate for our entire church. Brian was especially easy to work with, always professional, and always timely in his communication, and he is very funny! He produced a terrific show, and everyone had a great time! We are happy to recommend him for any church or organization who likes to laugh.

Mack Smith, Fellowship Chair & Susan Guyer, Church Administrator

We hired Brian Atkinson as the comedian for our company holiday party. But, then we had to cancel it. We rescheduled a full year later, and what a wonderful night! Brian performed material that was funny, appropriate, and special to us. He crafted some of his jokes after an interview with us, making sure he knew who we are and what would make us laugh. He was worth the wait!

Sarah McNamara, Benefit Specialist, ArtiFlex Manufacturing

Brian Atkinson performed a headline set of Clean Comedy at our Labor Day weekend entertainment event. Our campground was founded by the Free Methodist Church and many of our campers choose us because of the Christian environment. Brian understood our needs and answered our every request to shape his material for our audience. His comedy was not only clean, it was family-friendly and worked well for adults and children alike. I would be glad to recommend Brian Atkinson for anyone who needs a clean comedian.

Dave Luke, Camp Director, Somerset Beach Campground

What a pleasure having Brian Atkinson at our private event for seniors. Brian’s witty thinking, positive attitude, and compelling voice allowed him to persevere with twists from audience participation. With his immediate personalized connection to our group, he had everyone engaged through relatable storytelling, entertained with clean jokes, and laughing at the punch line for the full hour. We were honored to have Brian as a guest at our program and we look forward to working with him again soon.

Monica Turnbull, CTRS, Senior Enrichment Manager, Pioneer Resources

Brian Atkinson entertained at our company anniversary dinner. He was very responsive to our needs throughout the process and when show time came, he kept everyone laughing with his clean comedy and some jokes just for us. When the hotel conference room sound system didn’t work, he never missed a beat and filled the room with his voice. I would happily recommend Brian Atkinson for any corporate event.

Anne Stephens, Vice President, Quality Air Service, Inc.

We hired Brian Atkinson as a comedian for the company Christmas party and dinner. Brian’s clean comedy was so much fun and he wrote some unique material for our team. He topped it all off with a holiday flair. Everyone had a great time and had wonderful things to say about Brian after the show. We recommend him anytime you need a comedian.

“Anonymous,” Local Doctor’s Office

Whether he’s talking about the time he almost got the job as the Chicago Cubs field announcer or his solution for repairing our street’s pothole problem Brian Atkinson has a unassuming manner about him. He has a likeability not unlike that of an old friend who’s sharing an amusing anecdote- just much funnier! Brian was also gracious enough to fill in on short notice to close one of the nights of the Sunday Night Funnies Kingpin of Comedy competition and did a great job!
– Brian Borbot, Booker and Host, Sunday Night Funnies

Brian Atkinson commands a room with his charming personality and impressive voice. I’ve watched him expertly emcee several events over the past two years. He is able to present a clear message to an audience in a professional manner while also injecting humor in a way the audience will not forget. If you are seeking a witty and professional master of ceremonies he’s your man.
– Will Oltman – Will Juggle

Brian Atkinson began emceeing for the Internationally ranked Great Lakes Chorus in 2016. His unique brand of family friendly comedy keeps the show moving and audiences upbeat and entertained. The true key to Brian’s success as a front man his attention to detail and organizational preparation – and of course – his vibrant personality and fabulous voice! I would highly recommend Brian for your next event as a stand-up artist or emcee.
– Jim Carey, Director, Great Lakes Chorus

I have long argued that kids today learn differently. Brian’s presentation made that very clear, and also helped underline the folly of expecting people of different generations to absorb information via the same means. His presentation was clear, informative and led us on a well-directed path.
Brian is a dynamic speaker and a funny, funny fellow.
– Rhonda Swisher – Presbytery of Wyoming

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Brian Atkinson – Comedy Videos

Brian Atkinson is a nice guy, and a horrible person. Brian makes jokes, but only the finest hand-crafted, farm-to-table-saw jokes. Watch some videos.

Brian Atkinson – Chickens are Pets Now

Brian Atkinson – Speaking Span-ish and Oreos

Brian Atkinson – My Name is B-R-I-A-N

Brian Atkinson – Funniest Person in Grand Rapids – 6 1/2 minutes

Brian Atkinson – One Night Stan’s Comedy Club – 7 minutes

Brian Atkinson – Reserved

These and even more videos: Brian Atkinson YouTube Comedy Playlist

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Bookings for Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson is a comedian who works clean. Clean comedy works for everyone. From the young and conservative to older and wilder, you can be sure I’m right for your audience.

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Brian Atkinson: Upcoming Shows

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Brian Atkinson: Past Shows

Mt. Crushmore at Presidential Brewing

Date: November 20, 2021

Time: 9:00pm

Location: Presidential Brewing - 8302 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002


Brian Atkinson working out some new material at Presidential Brewing – this Demented Peach Productions Mt. Crushmore Open Mic Comedy Night.

Featuring for Jeff Jena at Gutty’s

Start date: November 12, 2021 - End date: November 13, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM doors open at 6:30

Location: Gutty's Comedy Club - 10 Southdale Center Edina, MN


Brian Atkinson is Featuring for the legendary Jeff Jena. November 12-13, 7:30 Shows. Gutty’s Comedy Club – Minnesota, 10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN.

Park Theatre

Date: October 26, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Park Theatre, Holland, MI


Brian Atkinson performs at the Park Theatre, Tuesday, October 26.

Comedy Outlet Mondays

Date: October 4, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: The Comedy Project - 540 Leonard Street NW, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Brian Atkinson performs at Comedy Outlet Mondays at The Comedy Project, a weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, standup, and other experimental comedy.

Sunday Night Funnies – Kingpin of Comedy

Date: October 3, 2021

Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Guest House, 634 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI

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Brian Atkinson performs on the Sunday Night Funnies, Quarterfinals for the Kingpin of Comedy contest.

River City Saloon

Date: September 29, 2021

Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: River City Saloon: 1152 Leonard St. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Brian Atkinson at the River City Saloon Comedy Night – West side in Grand Rapids

The Garage Bar

Date: September 28, 2021

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Garage Bar


Brian Atkinson at The Garage Bar, Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm, with a great group of other funny comics. Hosted by Abbie Lemke! All this, and still a free show!

The Garage Bar

Date: August 31, 2021

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Garage Bar


Brian Atkinson at The Garage Bar, Tuesday, August 31 at 7:00pm, with a great group of other funny comics. Hosted by Abbie Lemke! All this, and still a free show!

Ambrosia Theater

Date: August 28, 2021

Time: 8:00pm and 10:00pm

Location: Ambrosia Theater


Brian Atkinson performs at the Ambrosia Theater in Grand Rapids, MI opening for TMo B Redikulus, on Saturday, August 28 – 2 shows at 8 and 10pm.

Sunday Night Funnies – Kingpin of Comedy

Date: August 22, 2021

Time: 8:30pm

Location: The Guest House, 634 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI


Brian Atkinson performs in the Sunday Night Funnies Kingpin of Comedy contest.