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.More About this Presentation
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.More About this Presentation
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.More About this Presentation
|10/26/2017||Hickory, PA||Community Outreach|
|10/9/2017||Manhattan, KS||Employee Training Day|
|9/19/2017||Jay, VT||75th Annual Meeting|
|8/17/2017||Orange Beach, AL||Manager's Meeting|
|7/12/2017||Blue Springs, MO||Mid-Year Conference|
|6/20/2017||Cleveland, OH||Annual Recognition and Training Meeting|
|5/18/2017||Scottsdale, AZ||Annual Conference|
|5/9/2017||Detroit, MI||Sales Rep Conference|
|4/28/2017||Mount Carmel, IL||Diesel Club Reunion|
|4/26/2017||Jenison, MI||Volunteer Appreciation Banquet|
|4/20/2017||Nebraska City, NE||Material Manager's Retreat|
|4/12/2017||Mangum, OK||Community Outreach|
|4/4/2017||Branson, MO||President's Awards|
|3/31/2017||Montgomery, TX||Membership Appreciation Banquet|
|3/25/2017||Morrison, IL||Annual Banquet|
|3/15/2017||Atmore, AL||Ag Appreciation Luncheon|
|2/21/2017||Atchison, KS||Farmer Client Meeting|
|2/10/2017||Bettendorf, IA||Fundraising Banquet|
|1/26/2017||Hiawatha, KS||Customer Appreciation Event|
|1/25/2017||Mound City, MO||Customer Appreciation Event|
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."
Sunset Retirement Communities
"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."
Prairie Health Ventures
"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!!"
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!"
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!"
North Shore Church
"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."
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."
"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!"
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."
Dare to be Different
"Rik Roberts was very funny. He had the crowd engaged and laughing throughout his entire performance and his Barney impersonation was a big hit."
Hiawatha Implement Company
"Rik Roberts was very professional, but also personable. He is a fun guy off stage, too. His Barney imitation was a hit and entering the audience area in an old Cop car let everyone know he arrived. During his stage performance, many folks laughed non-stop. He was a HIT. Later in the show, Rik started some audience participation which was hilarious. We were very well pleased and would recommend Rik for very clean comedy."
"Rik Roberts was FANTASTIC! He brought so much positive energy to our group early in the morning. The entire group enjoyed him and will definitely refer him to anyone looking for a motivational speaker who combines clean comedy in their routine."
Where does Rik Roberts perform?
Rik Roberts has recently performed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, just to name a few.