Rik Roberts

Rik grew up in Kentucky working on tobacco farms with his father. When the crop was in the barn, he would moonlight working with Thoroughbreds on some of the most beautiful land in the world. Whether in the field, on a tractor, or working out the horses, the rural way of living has always been in his blood.

After graduating from Bethany College in West Virginia, he worked for Simon & Schuster publishing company. But the cubicle life was not for this country boy. He has now been performing for over 24 years. At last count, he had taken stage over 5600 times, including 45 states, 3 countries and several times on the back of a flatbed truck!

His uncanny impersonation of Don Knotts as "Barney Fife" will take your group back to the days of good clean fun. His humor resonates with folks who work hard and want to have a great time. He’s been featured on several TV shows including CMT's 20 Greatest Redneck Moments, The Henry Cho Show, Laugh Out Loud, and Tennessee Crossroads. He also had his own episode of the Emmy® Award winning Bananas Family Comedy. Rik is a regular on Blue Collar Radio and Laugh USA. His six CD's have been featured on countless syndicated radio shows such as Bob & Tom, John Boy and Billy, Rick and Bubba and NPR's Car Talk.

Rik has developed a reputation as a presenter who can take even the toughest of crowds and bring them together for a truly unforgettable event. Using his down home demeanor and love of the simple life, he quickly forms a bond with the audience and takes them on a laugh-filled journey.

Rik is a proud father of two, husband to one, and resides in Nashville, TN. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and Christian Comedy Association.

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Available Presentations Include:

It's Funny Now (Entertainment)

Dynamic comedy show funny enough to headline comedy clubs across the country and clean enough to bring your grandkids or grandparents to see. It's family-friendly and full of fun, easy to relate to material.

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The Mayberry Method (Productivity)

Increase Productivity By Nipping Distractions In The Bud! It’s an upbeat and unique speech that is easy to relate to and remember. 

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Listen UP – Laugh it UP (Team Building)

Strengthen team building through laughter and improvisation. Learn the benefits of laughter and explore how to better listen to customer, co-workers and clients.

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Performance Schedule

8/16/2018Orange Beach, ALManager's Meeting
3/2/2018Holly Springs, NCHSCC Concert
2/10/2018Springfield, ILValentine's Celebration
12/2/2017Jacksonville, TXCompany Christmas Party
12/1/2017Anderson, INChristmas Comedy Night
11/9/2017Louisville, KYAnnual Conference
10/26/2017Hickory, PACommunity Outreach
10/9/2017Manhattan, KSEmployee Training Day
10/3/2017Davenport, IASales Meeting
9/19/2017Jay, VT75th Annual Meeting
8/17/2017Orange Beach, ALManager's Meeting
7/12/2017Blue Springs, MOMid-Year Conference
6/20/2017Cleveland, OHAnnual Recognition and Training Meeting
5/18/2017Scottsdale, AZAnnual Conference
5/9/2017Detroit, MISales Rep Conference
4/28/2017Mount Carmel, ILDiesel Club Reunion
4/26/2017Jenison, MIVolunteer Appreciation Banquet
4/20/2017Nebraska City, NEMaterial Manager's Retreat
4/12/2017Mangum, OKCommunity Outreach
4/4/2017Branson, MOPresident's Awards

Reviews

24 Reviews: Association, Chamber, Christian, College, Corporate, Agriculture, Christmas Party, Education, Family, Finance, Fundraiser, Healthcare, Most Recent

Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc.

"Rik Roberts performed at Alabama Farmers Cooperative's manager's meeting and did an outstanding job. From his impersonation of Barney Fife during hospitality to his stand-up after dinner, his performance was just what we needed. His humor was very appropriate for our group. From the comments I have received, everyone enjoyed Rik's performance. We would definitely recommend him for any group."

VP Management Services, Manager's Meeting (Orange Beach, AL) 8/17/2017

Missouri Association Of Mutual Insurance Companies

"I'd like to express our sincere appreciation to Rik Roberts for a job well done at our annual Mid-Year Conference. His portrayal of Barney Fife was "right on" and was very funny with some real life lessons to be learned by those in attendance. I've heard nothing but positive remarks regarding his presentation from our attendees."

President, Mid-Year Conference (Blue Springs, MO) 7/12/2017

Columbia Marking Tools

"Rik Roberts was the spotlight for our bi-annual sales event. His humor was well received by our diverse crowd of sales people from all over the US and Canada. I was concerned about hiring a special person from out of state, but he was worth it. He kept the audience laughing from the beginning until the end."

President, Sales Rep Conference (Detroit, MI) 5/9/2017

Sunset Retirement Communities

 Speakers and Entertainers in Jenison, MI

"Rik Roberts understood our audience. He worked the room as "Fife" and raised the level of engagement and participation from everyone. Rik's material is genuinely funny and appropriate for all ages. We are glad we found him."

Director of Development, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet (Jenison, MI) 4/26/2017

Prairie Health Ventures

 Speakers and Entertainers in Nebraska City, NE

"After a string of meetings Rik Roberts showed up with a sense of humor that had us laughing for an hour straight. Not only are his jokes and observations funny, his interactions with the audience - all spontaneous - were just as funny if not funnier. This is the second time we've hired Rik and both times he was just super - and so easy to work with! 5 stars all around!!"

Director, Acute Care Services, Material Manager's Retreat (Nebraska City, NE) 4/20/2017

Grace Christian Fellowship

"Rik Roberts was a real joy to have! He was right on time, kept in constant communication with us, and even showed up early to hang out with our folks (as Barney Fife!). He was very funny, very clean, and really had our folks locked in. It was a blast!"

Pastor, Community Outreach (Mangum, OK) 4/12/2017

Cameron Mutual Insurance Company

"Rik Roberts provided our group great entertainment at our event. He was very personable and entertaining and kept everyone smiling and engaged the whole time. We would highly recommend Rik!"

Marketing Analyst, President's Awards (Branson, MO) 4/4/2017

North Shore Church

 Speakers and Entertainers in Montgomery, TX

"Rik Roberts nailed it! We wanted a fun and funny night for our annual Spring Fling and he made it happen. Glad we invited him to come."

Pastor, Membership Appreciation Banquet (Montgomery, TX) 3/31/2017

Whiteside County Cattlemen's Association

"Thanks to Rik Roberts for entertaining at our Cattlemens Spring Banquet. We have had a lot of positive feedback on his program. The audience interaction was quite entertaining and got people involved, including Mark singing - that was priceless. I believe he would go on tour with Rik. Thanks again."

Board of Directors, Annual Banquet (Morrison, IL) 3/25/2017

United Bank

 Speakers and Entertainers in Atmore, AL

"Rik Roberts kept the audience laughing and engaged throughout his entire preformance. He made our annual Ag luncheon a success! We were very pleased and would highly recommend Rik!"

Marketing Specialist, Ag Appreciation Luncheon (Atmore, AL) 3/15/2017

Bank of Atchison

"Rik Roberts was a huge success at the Bank's annual Ag conference which has approximately 250 clients attend. He was on time (came early), very professional, and most importantly, very entertaining. I would highly recommend Rik."

Chief Lending Officer, Farmer Client Meeting (Atchison, KS) 2/21/2017

Dare to be Different

 Speakers and Entertainers in Bettendorf, IA

"Rik Roberts was very funny. He had the crowd engaged and laughing throughout his entire performance and his Barney impersonation was a big hit."

Administrator, Fundraising Banquet (Bettendorf, IA) 2/10/2017

Where does Rik Roberts perform?

Rik Roberts has recently performed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, just to name a few.

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