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.
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.More About this Presentation
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.More About this Presentation
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.More About this Presentation
|1/18/2019||Great Falls, MT||Agriculture Appreciation Banquet|
|1/10/2019||Fort Collins, CO||Annual Conference|
|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||Department 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|
|3/22/2018||Albert Lea, MN||Annual Meeting|
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Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc.
"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."
Freeborn County Corn and Soybean Growers
"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."
New Mexico Hay Association
"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!"
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."
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."
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."
Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
"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."
Southern Forest Products Association
"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!!"
"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."
Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners
"Rik Roberts was very well received by our audience. There was a lot of laughter from everyone in the room, even from those whom I've seen to be challenging to make laugh! Rik was very prompt, completely professional, and easy to work with."
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.