Comedy Contest at McDuff’s

Date: March 19, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: McDuff's Bar and Grille - 105 E Superior St, Wayland, MI 49348
Comedy | Fundraiser

Brian Atkinson is competing in the first McDuff’s Comedy Contest, Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30pm – McDuff’s in Wayland, MI. It’s a fundraiser for the local Combat Vets Motorcycle Association. The top 4 comics in each round move on to the finals on June 11.

Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson is a comedian an all-around nice guy, and a horrible person. His guy next door look gives way to surprising twists – like when he provided voices for PBS Kids and acted in a Lifetime Movie Network movie, as a serial killer, in the same studio, on the same day. His voice might be the first thing you notice, but his confidence, and engaging storytelling will keep you laughing. Brian Atkinson makes jokes, but only the finest artisan, hand-crafted, farm-to-table-saw jokes.

Comedy at McDuff’s

A monthly comedy open mic at McDuff’s Bar and Grille in Wayland, Michigan hosted by Steve and Brandon from the Notes McGotes Podcast. This first comedy contest at McDuff’s benefits the local Combat Veterans’ Motorcycle Association. The top 4 comics will move on to the final on June 11 and the overall winner gets $1,000 in cash and a spot on the Friday night comedy show in Wayland on June 28.

McDuff’s Bar and Grille

Informal neighborhood haunt offering pub food, cocktails & music, plus special events.
105 E Superior St, Wayland, MI 49348

Brian Atkinson is a Comedian

Brian’s sharp and smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, contests, corporate events, churches, fundraisers, and festivals across the country. He has a hilarious professional touch that’s a perfect fit – without being offensive. Brian never uses profanity, discusses politics, or suggestive content. Brian Atkinson’s comedy is so funny, you won’t even notice he’s working clean. He’s more than a nightclub comic trying to watch his language. Brian is an award-winning comedian – Best of The Bash 2022 and 2023, and a 2023 World Series of Comedy Wildcard 1st Place Winner.

Brian Atkinson has hosted, featured, and headlined at clubs, corporate events, churches, and fundraisers across the country. He’s opened for notable “Bobs” like Bob Nelson, Bob Smiley, and Robert (Bob) G. Lee, and performed at Dr. Grins at the B.O.B. Brian has also opened for Jeff Jena, Kira Soltanovich, Michael Palascak, Adam Minnick, Happy Cole, Leslie Norris Townsend, Tommy Ryman, Chris Young, Andy Beningo, and Dave Williamson.

Brian’s appearances include Bonkerz, Comedy Cabaret, Crackers, Dr. Grins, Funny Stop, Gutty’s (Indiana and Minnesota), Krackpots, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, One Night Stan’s, Punchlines, Gilda’s Laugh Fest and the World Series of Comedy. Born and raised in Chicagoland, Brian calls Grand Rapids, MI home where he was a Semi-Finalist, and Audience Favorite in The Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest. You can find him on all the socials @BrianAcomedian.


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