Brian Atkinson Comedian

Brian Atkinson is a comedian, an all-around nice guy, and a horrible person. 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. He provided voices for PBS Kids and appeared 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.

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.

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, Happy Cole, Leslie Norris Townsend, Tommy Ryman, Chris Young, Andy Beningo, and Dave Williamson.

Brian is a 2023 World Series of Comedy Wildcard 1st Place Winner. His 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. Brian won the Audience Favorite in The Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest.

Born and raised in Chicagoland, Brian calls Grand Rapids, MI home.

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Booking a comedy show with Brian is easy. If you have access to a social hall, church, or country club, Brian will work with you to set up your event and guide you to give your audience the best possible experience. Whether it’s a solo show or a showcase with multiple comedians, Brian Atkinson can produce a comedy show that you’ll love and brag about later.
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Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson is a comedian, an all-around nice guy, and a horrible person. 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 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.

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 comedian trying to keep it clean.

Bookings

Booking a comedy show with Brian is easy. If you have access to a social hall, church, or country club, Brian will work with you to set up your event and guide you to give your audience the best possible experience. Whether it’s a solo show or a showcase with multiple comedians, Brian Atkinson can produce a comedy show that you’ll love and brag about later. Read reviews.
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Brian Atkinson – Comedy Videos

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Brian Atkinson – World Series of Comedy Wild Card 1st Place
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Brian Atkinson – World Series of Comedy (7 min)


Brian Atkinson – Whole Hearted Winery


Brian Atkinson – Laugh Factory Chicago


Brian Atkinson – Bathroom Comedy


Brian Atkinson – Dr. Grins Last Laugh


Brian Atkinson – Chickens are Pets Now


Brian Atkinson – Speaking Span-ish and Oreos


Brian Atkinson – Reserved

These and even more videos: Brian Atkinson YouTube Comedy Playlist

Bookings

Booking a comedy show with Brian is easy. If you have access to a social hall, church, or country club, Brian will work with you to set up your event and guide you to give your audience the best possible experience. Whether it’s a solo show or a showcase with multiple comedians, Brian Atkinson can produce a comedy show that you’ll love and brag about later.
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Brian Atkinson: Upcoming Shows

Brian Atkinson is a comedian, an all-around nice guy, and a horrible person. 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 a 2023 World Series of Comedy Wildcard 1st Place Winner 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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Brian Atkinson: Past Shows

Sunday Night Funnies Kingpin of Comedy

Date: July 23, 2023
Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Woody's Press Box
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Brian Atkinson performs in the Sunday Night Funnies Kingpin of Comedy Contest on Sunday, July 23 at 8:30pm – Woody’s Press Box in the Spectrum Entertainment Complex.

National Baby Food Festival

Date: July 20, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Downtown Fremont
Brian Atkinson is hosting the comedy show at the National Baby Food Festival in Fremont, MI Thursday, July 20 with Drew Harmon headlining.

Brian Atkinson is hosting the comedy show at the National Baby Food Festival in Fremont, MI Thursday, July 20 with Drew Harmon and friends.

Comedy Outlet Mondays

Date: July 10, 2023
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

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

River City Saloon

Date: June 28, 2023
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: River City Saloon: 1152 Leonard St. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Brian Atkinson at River City Comedy Night

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

World Series of Comedy

Start date: June 14, 2023 - End date: June 17, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location: Rick Bronson's House of Comedy - Mall of America - 408 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Brian Atkinson Performs in the World Series of Comedy, June 14 - 17 at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, in the Mall of America - Bloomington, MN.

Brian Atkinson Performs in the World Series of Comedy, June 14 – 17 at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, in the Mall of America – Bloomington, MN.
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Clean Comedy Time – The Legacy at Hastings

Date: June 10, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: The Legacy at Hastings 1550 N. Broadway Hastings, MI 49058
Clean Comedy Time presents Chris Young at The Legacy at Hastings, Saturday, June 10, at 8pm. It's a Clean Comedy Time showcase hosted by Brian Atkinson, featuring Dany Redwine and Kim Cook.

The local graduations and parties have taken priority, sadly our show is canceled. We hope to reschedule as soon as possible.

Don’t Tell Comedy

Date: May 27, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Secret Location in Grand Rapids
Brian Atkinson making jokes on the Don't Tell Comedy showcase, Saturday, May 27 at 8pm.

Brian Atkinson (hypothetically) is on the Don’t Tell Comedy showcase, Saturday, May 27 at 8pm at an undisclosed indoor location in Breton Village, Grand Rapids.

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Date: May 26, 2023
Time: 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle: 310 South Troy St., Royal Oak, MI 48067
Brian Atkinson is the special guest for his first appearance at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:15pm, doors open at 6:30.

Brian Atkinson is the special guest for his first appearance at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:15pm, doors open at 6:30.

Tip Top Deluxe

Date: May 23, 2023
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, September 27 - hosted by Alex Plotkowski.

Brian Atkinson performs at the Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill open mic comedy show on Tuesday, May 23 – hosted by Alex Plotkowski.

Holland Home Breton Woods

Date: May 15, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Holland Home Breton Woods - 2772 Pfeiffer Woods Dr. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49512
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Brian Atkinson performs an evening of comedy for the Holland Home Breton Woods residents and their guests on Monday, May 15 at 6:30pm.

Reviews

What People Say About Brian Atkinson

What a fun night of comedy! The Meadow Ridge Elementary School PTO hired Brian Atkinson for a comedy show at our parents’ night out fundraiser. Brian is hilarious and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those in attendance including parents, teachers, and administrators. Many of our guests went out of their way after the show to tell the organizers how much they enjoyed Brian’s comedic contribution to the evening! Brian also brought a warm-up comedian, Kim Cook, and we really enjoyed her as well. I first reached out to Brian about 3 months before our event. He was helpful and professional throughout the time leading up to it and easily rolled with our date and schedule changes along the way. I was looking forward to our comedy show with Brian Atkinson, and he certainly did not disappoint!

Jennifer Rabb
Meadow Ridge PTO

Fundraising is a key function for the Domestic Violence Coalition so that we may provide support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence free of charge. An evening of entertainment is an important part of that. We are so glad we trusted Brian Atkinson with our event! First, Brian Atkinson is very funny and our whole audience immensely enjoyed his comedy. Additionally, Brian showed a deep understanding of our goals and needs that he gained from experience with many similar events. Brian respected our wishes and kept the comedy 100% clean. He was very easy to work with, professional, reasonably priced, on time, and friendly. He also introduced us to Kim Cook, who opened for him and was a delightful addition. DVC would absolutely work with Brian again and heartily recommend him to other organizations.

Melanie Hooker
Executive Director
Domestic Violence Coalition, Inc. (DVC)
The DVC Staff, Board of Directors, and more importantly, the victims and survivors we serve.

The Monroe County Health Department hired Brian Atkinson to entertain our staff as part of a grant we received to thank our public health staff for all they did during the pandemic. Brian was our headliner, and he brought along a very funny opening act to give interesting variety to our event. Brian promised clean comedy, and he delivered – his “Horrible Person” moments were just the right edge to to his comedy scalpel, and I heard many compliments about him. Brian was very professional throughout the hiring process and leading up to the show. I knew we could count on him. Our staff and I heartily recommend him for your corporate comedian opportunities.

Jamie R Dean, B.S., M.S.Ed.
Monroe County Heath Department Finance, Administration and Education Director

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 Marple Presbyterian 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 ArtiFlex 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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