What People Say About Brian Atkinson

The Hobson is Kokomo’s premiere downtown event space, and we wanted to expand our offerings to the community by adding comedy nights. We hired Brian Atkinson to produce and host one of our very first shows, and it was a terrific experience for everyone involved! Brian booked a nationally touring headliner, a feature comedian, and then MC’d the show himself. They were all so funny! Brian was the consummate professional throughout the process. He communicated early and often, and he gave us just the right materials and coaching to have a successful comedy night. We were very grateful that he and the other comedians were able to accommodate some changes on our end the week of the show. Our audience loved how Brian handled an unforeseen technical glitch the night of the show and kept everyone laughing. We can’t wait to bring Brian back with another set of comedians! He did a fabulous job of producing this show with his grace, humor and experience!

Ann Inman
Venue Manager
The Hobson

Brian Atkinson delivered the laughs, and he’s such a nice guy! The Underground Laugh Lounge hosted a corporate party and we hired Brian to headline the event. When the client waffled on the date and time, Brian adjusted his schedule to help us be successful. Everyone loved his comedy and went out feeling so much better than when they came in. That is our goal. We want you to leave your troubles outside, relax, and let the laughter flow. We appreciate Brian as a comic but also as a person. He has be come a friend to us and we look forward to having him back for his own headlining weekend in the Fall.

Sheila Koebel, Owner
Underground Laugh Lounge

As a chamber of commerce, to celebrate the end of the year, we truly wanted our business owners and professionals to kick back and enjoy a good time. A comedian was what we decided, and Brian Atkinson was the perfect guy for the job. Not only was Brian funny, he truly provided us the space as local business owners and professionals, and members of the chamber to enjoy each other’s company and wrap up the year. He was professional through the booking process, extremely helpful and communicative the entire time. A number of our businesses and organizations have mentioned wanting to work with him for future performances – which we’re thrilled to hear, because we are all about making connections for people. I can highly recommend Brian Atkinson as a comedian for your corporate event, with tasteful and appropriate comedy to please your crowd.

Angie Ecklund
Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director

Brian Atkinson is hilarious! So many of our supporters came up to me after the show to tell me how they laughed and laughed and enjoyed Brian’s comedy. He was just the right fit for our fundraiser. Brian put me at ease from the first video I watched, through the contract process, and his last interaction with our donors the night of the show. Our Comedy for Community Night was a success in large part because of Brian Atkinson. His personal touch and professional demeanor was a welcome relief during a stressful time. My team and I all agree, when you are looking for a comedian for a fundraiser or corporate event, hire Brian!

Sarah Hughes, MCP
Homeless Prevention Programs Director
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

The Humane Society of Bay County (HSBC) hired Brian Atkinson for a comedy show to follow our annual fundraiser. First, Brian was so funny! He did a terrific job entertaining our supporters and board members. He tailored his material to make it relatable and specific to our organization which was delightful. Brian also helped us think through how to make the comedy portion of the evening more successful. And, he acted as the MC for the live-auction after his show. He has the heart of a teacher and his openness made for a truly memorable night. We happily recommend Brian for any event where a comedian can help to make or break your fundraiser or corporate event.

Donna Billow
Executive Director
Humane Society of Bay County

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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