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

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

Increase Productivity By Nipping Distractions In The Bud! Imagine your attendees surprised by America’s Favorite Deputy Barney Fife blowing a whistle as he enters the conference room. Next, he pulls out a few “citations” that he has written up on members of your group. The group belly laughs as the “harmless offenses” are revealed. Once the group is engaged, Rik steps out of character and delivers a speech about 1) Increasing productivity by eliminating distractions, 2) Managing time more effectively, and 3) Setting clearer goals.

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Listen UP – Laugh it UP

Strengthen team building through laughter and improvisation. Learn the benefits of laughter and explore how to better listen to customer, co-workers and clients. You will be on your feet practicing active listening exercises. These methods will change the way you go about “hearing” what your customers have to say.

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Performance Schedule

1/18/2019Great Falls, MTAgriculture Appreciation Banquet
1/10/2019Fort Collins, COAnnual Conference
12/3/2018Kingsport, TNCompany Christmas Party
11/10/2018Greenwood, INVolunteer Appreciation Dinner
11/9/2018New Albany, INFundraiser
10/29/2018Roanoke, WVAnnual Conference
10/18/2018Appleton, WIDepartment Conference
10/9/2018Bowling Green, KYAnnual Conference
8/23/2018Atlanta, GATeam Building Event
8/16/2018Orange Beach, ALManager's Meeting
8/9/2018Indianapolis, INSupervisory Workshop
6/26/2018Cary, NCMember Event
5/21/2018Elizabeth City, NCAnnual Meeting
5/11/2018Avon, MAVolunteer Banquet
5/10/2018Crossville, TNComedy Night
5/9/2018Germantown, TNMembership Luncheon
5/8/2018Nashville, TNManagement Conference
4/6/2018Olive Branch, MSWild Game Dinner
3/28/2018Auburn, ALTest Track Conference
3/22/2018Albert Lea, MNAnnual Meeting

Healthcare Reviews

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Prairie Health Ventures

Healthcare 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

medi USA

Healthcare Speakers and Entertainers in Memphis, TN

"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."

Event Coordinator, National Sales Meeting (Memphis, TN) 1/24/2017

Where does Rik Roberts perform?

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

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