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 at Pioneer Resources
Brian's sharp, smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, contests, corporate events, and festivals across the country including Bonkerz, Crackers, Comedy Cabaret, Dr. Grins, Sunday Night Funnies, Punchlines, and Gilda's Laugh Fest, he was a Semi-Finalist in The 2019 Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest. Brian is also one of the two founders and host of the comedy partnership Clean Comedy Time performing for clubs, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate events. 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.
As a voice actor, you can find his audio books on Audible, as well as Amazon (Sunstone, Cuban Chickie Boom) and iTunes. Voice actor, MC, and speaker, where he brings a brightness and ready wit to the stage and microphone. He promises a great time for all in attendance and he looks pretty good in a tux.
Clean comedy can make anyone laugh. From the young and conservative to older and wilder – anyone can enjoy my clean comedy and you can be sure I'm right for your audience.
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.
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 is someone who takes pride in delivering the best presentation he can. He is professional in his delivery, exudes confidence and knows and understands the demographics of the audience he is working with. Brian is an excellent communicator and is always well prepared. I have recommended Brian for another event and am confident in doing so because of his ability to make any show a success by how he masters his presentation and delivery.
– Elizabeth Bovard, Executive Vice President, Builders Exchange of Michigan
Brian has been the Emcee for a number of Pioneer District Contest sessions. Brian's style and his excellent voice keep the attention of the audience, and his humor, sometimes a bit offbeat, is very entertaining. The audience at a contest ranges from 400-600 people, men, women and children, which means all material must be G-rated. Brian understands that and has never stepped over the line. Also, Brian has been the Emcee for various Barbershop Chapter gatherings. He adapts to a very informal style, and ad libs when necessary.
– Roger Lewis, Events Director, Pioneer District, 2002-2003 Barbershop Harmony Society President
Brian Atkinson emcees for the Internationally ranked Great Lakes Chorus. 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
When Brian started MC'ing our events the tenor of the program changed. His inviting voice, physical presence, humorous banter all brought together a cohesive program. He plans ahead well then delivers in a fun, easy and comedic manner. If there are delays in the show he knows how to fill the space and has the audience laughing at his jokes and stories. I can honestly say that his leadership in the performances adds to the professionalism of the event. It is an added bonus that his easy-going style, excellent speaking voice adds entertainment to the show!.
– Netty Cove, Board Member, Artworks