After a decade in the comedy industry, Atkins has garnered a reputation as a highly talented act and indeed one of the funniest Comedians in South Africa!His performances are loaded with high-energy, intelligent observations, and dotted with hilarious antics and impressions.
His sharp-witted humor makes for unforgettable audience interactions as he artfully skirts the line between funny and edgy.Nominated 3 times for a Savanna Comics’ Choice Award (‘Best Friend of Comedy’– 2016, 2017, 2018), Atkins has performed all over SA, with the biggest names in the industry.
He is a regular host at Cape Town Comedy Club, and has opened for Barry Hilton on several occasions.Atkins is currently touring his 3 rd Solo Comedy Show (“Not Famous”) around the country, and is planning his debut Australia tour for 2020.
He is also an accomplished actor, having starred in dozens of stage productions from the age of 13, and more recently in adverts for YouTube and TV.
Corporate Entertainer and Event Host/MC
As a Professional MC and Corporate Entertainer, Atkins prides himself on havinghosted and performed at events for a number of companies, including:– MSC Sinfonia (2015)– FNB– Deloitte– RMB Corporate Banking– Sappi Saiccor– Derivco– Unilever
“Jem Atkins added great comedy flavour to our corporate event…funny, engaging with an ease of audience interaction. He is very professional and brings tangible value-add to making the event a success”
– Christina Wiese, KZN Regional Manager – Miele Gallery of Fine Living
“With a crowd of mostly IT managers, we had one of the best responses to our annual event in that there was so much positive feedback about this comedian! His performance was great and our clients loved it – we will definitely be inviting Jem back!”
– Robyn Meyer, Sales Manager – First Technology
“An effortlessly funny comedian!”
– Tonight, Daily News