Brian Atkinson Comedian

Brian Atkinson Comedian

Brian Atkinson is a comedian and all-around nice guy. His good-guy persona gives way to surprising twists to keep you laughing. While his voice might be the first thing you notice, his confidence, and engaging storytelling will keep you coming back. Brian is the co-host of the Clean Comedy Time Podcast and has provided voices for PBS Kids while also appearing in a Lifetime Movie Network movie, as a serial killer, in the same studio, on the same day. Brian Atkinson makes jokes, but only the finest artisan, hand-crafted, farm-to-table-saw jokes.

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What People Say About Brian Atkinson

House of Hope Ministry recently held its first comedy show, starring Bob Smiley. Through social media connections we found Brian Atkinson to be an opening act and warm up the audience. However, what we received from Brian was FAR beyond those expectations! Not only did he kick off our show with a hilarious act, he provided great insight in how to organize the show, gain sponsors for our Non-Profit, and helped us to execute a successful event! He truly was a joy to work with and we received many compliments from our guests that he was a wonderful comedian! I highly recommend Brian Atkinson for your next comedy show, especially if you are in the Non-Profit world, as Brian will be a very valuable connection for you and your team!

Melissa Schindler, Board President, House of Hope Ministry

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 – Dr. Grins Last Laugh

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

Monday Comedy Mania

Date: April 11, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Fulton Street Pub and Grill

Brian Atkinson appearing at Monday Comedy Mania at Fulton Street Pub and Grill, Monday, April 11 at 9:00pm.

Garage Bar in Ada in April

Date: April 10, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Garage Bar, 518 Ada Drive, Ada, MI

Brian Atkinson is working out new material at the Garage Bar in Ada, MI – an open mic show, Sunday, April 10 at 8pm.

Garage Bar in Ada

Date: March 13, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Garage Bar, 518 Ada Drive, Ada, MI

Brian Atkinson is working out new material at the Garage Bar in Ada, MI – an open mic show, Sunday, March 13 at 8pm.

Sunday Night Funnies

Date: March 6, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Woody's Press Box

Brian Atkinson at Sunday Night Funnies, March 6 – Woody’s Press Box in the Spectrum Entertainment Complex.

House of Hope Ministry

Date: March 5, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Faith Troy, 37635 Dequindre Road, Troy, MI 48083

Brian Atkinson is opening for Bob Smiley at a fundraiser show for House of Hope Ministry.
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

The Listening Room

Date: February 25, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Listening Room at Studio Park, 123 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Brian Atkinson & Clean Comedy Time at The Listening Room! Friday, February 25 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm. With Mark James Heath, Kara Coraci, Simon Carlson, and Aaron Sorrels.

Voyage Community Church

Date: February 23, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Voyage Community Church 5440 Wilson Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49418

Brian Atkinson and Clean Comedy Time at Voyage Community Church! Wednesday, 2/23 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. With Mark James Heath, Kara Coraci, Simon Carlson, and Aaron Sorrels.

Tip Top Deluxe

Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Tip Top Deluxe, 760 Butterworth SW, Grand Rapids, MI

Brian Atkinson performs at the Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill, Tuesday February 15 – hosted by Alex Plotkowski.

Wastewater Administrator’s Conference

Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Brian Atkinson is opening for Chris Young at The Wastewater Administrators Conference.

Comedy Outlet Mondays

Date: January 24, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Comedy Project - 540 Leonard Street NW, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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