Clean comedy – and yet, actually funny.
Brian Atkinson is a comic, voice artist, actor, MC, and speaker. His smart, sharp comedic style has been a hit at performances in clubs and festivals across the country including Bonkerz, Sunday Night Funnies, and Gilda’s Laugh Fest. A former radio personality, Brian’s confident and engaging storytelling welcomes everyone to “gather ’round the fire.” As a voice actor, you can find his audio books on Audible, as well as Amazon and iTunes. Originally from Chicago, Brian is a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan. Brian and his lovely wife Holly live in Grand Rapids, MI. He has a lot of t-shirts.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Why Clean Comedy?
Clean comedy appears to be more difficult than ingesting a controlled substance and indulging in an unfortunate Tourette syndrome attack for a few minutes. If you’ve been to an open mic night, you probably know what I mean. Quite simply however, I’ve always found sharp, witty comedy much funnier. The great thing about my clean comedy is that it can make anyone laugh. From the young and conservative to older and wilder - anyone can enjoy my clean comedy. Since it's not going to offend anyone, you can be sure I'm right for your audience.
Brian Atkinson got his start working as a radio personality, and has grown into a variety of roles over the years. He brings a brightness and ready wit to the stage and microphone, promising a great time for all in attendance and he looks pretty good in a tux.
In addition to standup comedy, Brian has appeared as a host, awards presenter, and MC for organizations and events, including the American Institute of Architects Grand Rapids Honor Awards, Artworks, Barbershop Harmony Society Pioneer District conventions and contests, Festival of the Arts, Great Lakes Chorus performances, and the Internet Ministry Conference.
Brian is also a versatile voice actor and announcer with audio book credits on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, his voiceover experience spans over 20 years. Some of his favorite clients include: Sprout Network, Pet Supplies +, SouthBeach, and HidlePower. His acting credits include television, feature film, commercials, and stage appearances.
Additional Booking Notes
It's best to have a raised stage with lights so people can see me and I can make eye contact across the room. A sound system with great speech intelligibility is key. I prefer to work with a handheld microphone and I often use the mic-stand as a character in my work.
A glass of water is so helpful!
Past Booked Events
|September 06, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Dr. Grins|
|August 03, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Candlestone Golf and Resort|
|July 25, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Pope's Pub|
|July 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Artworks Evening of Harmony|
|July 18, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Harvey's Comedy|
|July 16, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||The Garage|
|July 06, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Bonkerz|
|July 01, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Sunday Night Funnies|
Influences & Inspiration
Glass or bottle of water
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