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. 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 clean comedy is so funny, you won’t even notice he’s working clean. He’s not just a nightclub comedian who tries not to swear.

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What People Say About Brian Atkinson

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 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 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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Videos

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

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Bookings for Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson is a comedian and 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 clean comedy is so funny, you won’t even notice he’s working clean. He’s not just a nightclub comedian who tries not to swear.

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Brian Atkinson: Upcoming Shows

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Brian Atkinson: Past Shows

Tip Top Deluxe

Date: June 7, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Tip Top Deluxe, 760 Butterworth SW, Grand Rapids, MI
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Brian Atkinson performs at the Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill, Tuesday June 7 – hosted by Alex Plotkowski.

USO Armed Forces Day

Date: May 21, 2022
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 46146 Cass Ave, Utica, MI 48317
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Brian Atkinson performs in the USO Armed Forces Day fundraiser show at the American Legion Post 351 in Utica, MI with special guest Leslie Battle.

Stolen Stool Comedy Night at Harmony Hall

Date: May 20, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Harmony Hall
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Brian Atkinson performs jokes at the Stolen Stool Comedy Night at Harmony Hall, Grand Rapids, MI, Friday, May 20 at 8:30pm. Tickets required but free admission.

Comedy Outlet Mondays

Date: May 16, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Comedy Project - 540 Leonard Street NW, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Brian Atkinson on Comedy Outlet Mondays at The Comedy Project, a weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, standup, and other experimental comedy.

Sunday Night Funnies

Date: May 15, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Woody's Press Box
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Brian Atkinson at Sunday Night Funnies, May 15 at 8:30pm- Woody’s Press Box in the Spectrum Entertainment Complex.

Laughter Layover at Traveler’s

Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Traveler's Cafe and Pub, Portage, MI
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Brian Atkinson performs at The Laughter Layover at Traveler’s Cafe and Pub in Portage, MI, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – 8:30pm showtime.

Krackpots Comedy Club

Date: May 7, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location: Krackpots Comedy Club, 14 Lincoln Way W. Massillon, OH 44647
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Brian Atkinson is the special guest for Chicago Comedians at Krackpots Comedy Club, Saturday, May 7 at 8 and 10pm.

First Christian Church

Date: May 6, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Location: First Christian Church Big Run
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Brian Atkinson performs for a Mother’s Day celebration at First Christian Church in Big Run, Pennsylvania. Friday, May 6 at 7:00pm.

Make it Spicy Comedy

Date: May 1, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Mulligan's Pub: 1518 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Brian Atkinson performs at Make it Spicy Comedy – Mulligan’s Pub in East Town, Grand Rapids, MI.

The Playhouse at White Lake

Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Playhouse at White Lake: 304 N Mears Ave, Whitehall, MI 49461
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Brian Atkinson with Clean Comedy Time! Maher Matta, Rebecca Concepcion, David Steves, and Aaron Sorrels Saturday, 4/23. Playhouse at White Lake opens at 7pm.