Contest Finals at McDuff’s

Date: June 11, 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 finals of McDuff’s Comedy Contest, Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30pm – McDuff’s in Wayland, MI. It’s a fundraiser for the local Combat Vets Motorcycle Association.

Comics are competing for $1,000 and an opening spot for Brad Wenzel at the Friday night comedy show in Wayland, on June 28.

Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson is a comedian, and played a serial killer on TV, while doing voices for PBS Kids. This guy-next-door with a radio voice talks about his career in broadcasting, voiceover, and being adopted twice, with twisted observations of everyday life. Brian is an award-winning comedian: Best of The Bash 2022 and 2023, World Series of Comedy 2023 Wildcard 1st Place Winner and 2024 Top 40 Comic, Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest Audience Favorite, and Finalist in the Kingpin of Comedy.

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. .

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 Atkinson makes jokes, but only the finest artisan, hand-crafted, farm-to-table-saw jokes.

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, Krackpots, L.A. Comedy Club Las Vegas, Laugh Factory, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, One Night Stan’s, Punchlines, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, the Maumee, Mary, and Joseph Comedy Festival, and the World Series of Comedy.

Brian’s sharp and smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, contests, corporate events, churches, fundraisers, and festivals across the country. Born and raised in Chicagoland, Brian calls Grand Rapids, MI home. You can find him on all the socials @BrianAcomedian.


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