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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"Excellent! Rik Roberts had the whole crowd going with his impression of Barney Fife from the Andy Griffith show. He was great. Thank you again so much!"
- Executive Director, Southwest Hay and Forage Conference in Ruidoso, NM
"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 in Morrison, IL
"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."
- Product Support, Customer Appreciation Event in Hiawatha, KS
"We were pleased to have Rik Roberts as one of the key note speakers at our annual meeting. He was the absolute best with his humorous presentation and his character of Barney Fife was spot on. We were celebrating the 75th Anniversary of our charter and Rik provided the laughter, levity and fun for all in attendance. His early morning presentation was clean, enjoyable and set the positive tone for the entire day. Rik was the perfect speaker for our event and a genuine gentlemen with whom to work."
- State Sales Manager, Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL
"Rik Roberts kept our members laughing. He was the ideal after-dinner entertainment for our group. His audience participation bits were very enjoyable. And he can really play the guitar!!"
- Vice President, Communications, Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA
"Rik Roberts was very professional and well prepared. He was able to customize the presentation to our specific needs. He made the planning process very easy."
- Marketing Director, Customer Service Expo in Athens, AL
"This was the second time that Rik Roberts has performed for Alabama Farmers Cooperative. First he did his skit Mayberry skit. This time, he performed with singing and jokes. Both were top class."
- VP Management Services, Manager's Meeting in Orange Beach, AL
"Rik Roberts put on an entertaining and educational show. The crowd seemed to be enjoying him and his style. Rik communicated very well to make sure the event would go smoothly."
- Business Manager, Annual Meeting in Albert Lea, MN
"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 in Orange Beach, 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 in Atmore, AL
"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 in Atchison, KS
"We had the pleasure having Rik Roberts at our annual field day and he just did a great job, interacted with the audience and was very funny. He's a great guy and we really appreciated all his work and giving us something to laugh about."
- Event Planner, Farm Field Day in Converse, IN
|4/25/2019||Biloxi, MS||Annual Conference|
|4/12/2019||Evansville, IN||Employee Appreciation Dinner|
|2/27/2019||St. George, UT||Annual Conference|
|1/28/2019||Metropolis, IL||Farmers Appreciation Dinner|
|1/18/2019||Great Falls, MT||Agriculture Appreciation Banquet|
|1/10/2019||Fort Collins, CO||Annual Conference|
|12/18/2018||Cullman, AL||Company Christmas Party|
|12/3/2018||Kingsport, TN||Company Christmas Party|
|11/10/2018||Greenwood, IN||Volunteer Appreciation Dinner|
|11/9/2018||New Albany, IN||Fundraiser|
|10/29/2018||Roanoke, WV||Annual Conference|
|10/18/2018||Appleton, WI||IT Fall Conference|
|10/9/2018||Bowling Green, KY||Annual Conference|
|8/23/2018||Atlanta, GA||Team Building Event|
|8/16/2018||Orange Beach, AL||Manager's Meeting|
|8/9/2018||Indianapolis, IN||Supervisory Workshop|
|6/26/2018||Cary, NC||Member Event|
|5/21/2018||Elizabeth City, NC||Annual Meeting|
|5/11/2018||Avon, MA||Volunteer Banquet|
|5/10/2018||Crossville, TN||Comedy Night|
|5/9/2018||Germantown, TN||Membership Luncheon|
|5/8/2018||Nashville, TN||Management Conference|
|4/6/2018||Olive Branch, MS||Wild Game Dinner|
|3/28/2018||Auburn, AL||Test Track Conference|
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, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, just to name a few.