Brian Kohatsu is a Stand Up Comedian, Improv Performer and Comedy Writer. He has also served as Emcee and Host for a variety of fund raisers, charities, church shows and social events. His performance is fun, interactive and clean. Brian works close with his clients to help make their event the best it can be and give the audience a great night to remember.
We hired Brian for a leadership/networking meeting of about 30 people in Chandler. Brian was on time, polite, engaging, funny and got the crowd on their feet and interacting while havinga great time. I would highly recommend Brian for a team-building activity at a corporate event.
Place 2B Productions has had the pleasure of working with Brian Kohatsu at our various Comedy Productions since early 2010. Brian is always positive, professional & crowd favorite! Brian has the ability to adapt to the audience with family friendly very creative funny, solid personality impressions, guitar strumming ver, very funny comedy for all to enjoy! experience! Brian has been requested by are audience members to come back & share his talent on our shows when his schedule allows & Place 2B Productions really appreciates working with such a professional hard working talented comic! Feel free to contact Place 2B Productions if a reference is needed regarding the very funny talented professional Mr. Brian Kohatsu! You will not be dissapointed!
Reggie Campbell; Presiedent
Place 2B Productions
Brian was very flexible, honest, fun and imaginative. Our group was a bunch of grandparents raising grandchildren and they were on a retreat away from the kids. They enjoyed this time with the comedians and there were smiles all around. I don't think there was a single moment where they were not laughing. We enjoyed the fact that it was inventive and included a lot of audience participation. They were right on target with the topics they talked about with the audience.
We would definitely recommend him!.
Brian was great to work with ... he took all our suggestions & ideas and helped to create the perfect event! No one really knew what to expect, but due to his expertise, knowledge, and professionalism, everyone had an awesome time and I would recommend him again!
Brian was great with creating characters and voices to compliment his material. Very funny and definitely a varied show that had me quoting him on the way home!
Brian is a charming and charismatic performer ...and HYSTERICALLY funny! His impressions are on the money and his humor is fresh! I have had the opportunity to work with Brian in several capacities - and I've been in his audiences countless times. He is always a winner and a joy to be around. Brian is a "stand up" guy - pun intended :).
Mike has performed for us a number of times and we will continue to ask him back to play again. Highly reccommended.
Brian brought the house down!!! He was hilarious. We cant wait to have him back again next year! I would highly recommend him for any event that you want to make your clients/guests laugh till it hurts!!
Price Range: $500 - $3,000
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Laughter - Audience Participation - A Great Time!
Born and raised in Glendale, Arizona, one would think that Brian would have a dry sense of humor…but seriously folks, it’s Arizona, he’s just trying not to be deported. Using physicality, impression, music and improvisation, Brian is one of the hottest comedians on the rise in the Southwest.
Having spent 20 years as an award-winning director, Brian stepped away from the camera to begin his career in comedy. He quickly found success in radio as the host of his own show, The BS Factor with Brian and Stephanie on the All Comedy Radio network. Brian gained national recognition when many of his sketches were featured on National Lampoon Radio on XM/Sirius.
For several years now, Brian has trained and performed with various improv troupes, including The Improvonauts that he co-found with comedian Mike James. As Brian’s comedy career gained momentum, stand up comedy seemed inevitable.
Brian's impressions, knowledge of pop culture and unique delivery style have made him an audience favorite. It doesn't matter what he's talking about, Brian puts a smile on everybody's face!
Brian is married with two children...and a dog named Turbo.
Additional Booking Notes
As a general rule there should be some type of PA with somebody able to adjust the volume accordingly for the room. Often times the venue will have this already or the client has hired a DJ that can provide the mic. Also a stool or chair should also be available, along with water.
Set list will consist of Brian's material in addition to material written especially for the event. This may include audience Improv participation or a parody song for event. Since each event is different, the set list would be customized for each client based on the customers needs and budget.
Sound System: Microphone and Mic Stand