Rik Roberts

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.

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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Recent Reviews

Fine Arts Series Comedian | St. Peter's United Church of Christ

"Rik was awesome!"
- Director of Music, Ferguson, MO 2021

Valentine Dinner Comedian | Tates Creek Christian Church

"Rik what is the highlight of our evening. He was great at connecting with local people and places. He worked in the audience very well engaging with them in conversation and humor. When the evening was over, he received a standing ovation."
- Executive Minister, Lexington, KY 2021

Manager's Meeting Speaker | Milk Source, LLC

"Rik had great energy and got us up and moving. He had relatable examples for when you should listen to hear. Ended his session with a song with some of our attendees. All were laughing."
- Executive Assistant to President/CEO, Neenah, WI 2020

 Speakers and Entertainers in Kansas City, MO
Banquet Comedian | Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association

"Rik Roberts was a big hit at our appreciation banquet! He had the audience laughing the entire time. I have received lots of positive feedback from attendees who thought he was our best entertainer to date. I highly recommend Rik for any event where you want to laugh!"
- Administrative Assistant, Kansas City, MO 2020

 Speakers and Entertainers in Moro, OR
Annual Meeting Comedian | Mid Columbia Producers, Inc.

"Rik Roberts was great. He connected with our audience immediately and had them laughing from start to finish. We had him start the show dressed as Barney Fife issuing citations to a few of our guests. He was a huge hit and our audience loved him!"
- Sales and Marketing Division Manager, Moro, OR

Client Appreciation Event Comedian | OLV Investment Group

"Rik Roberts did an exceptional job!! From the time he came in as Barney Fife having pictures made, to mingling with clients, to visiting with people all through dinner, it helped to create a warm evening for our Client Appreciation Dinner! His performance was very engaging and fun! Thank you Rik for two successful evenings honoring our clients!"
- Event Coordinator, Frankenmuth, MI

 Speakers and Entertainers in Centre, AL
Annual Meeting Comedian | Cherokee Farmers Coop

"We loved having Rik Roberts at our meeting. Everyone is commenting on him from last night. He had all of us in tears."
- Secretary, Centre, AL

Annual Convention Comedian | Rural Rental Housing Association of Texas, Inc.

"From the initial contact thru the end of his performance, the process was seamless. Could not have ask for anything better. Thank you."
- Association Executive, Waco, TX

 Speakers and Entertainers in Myrtle Beach, SC
Summer Convention Speaker | North Carolina Petroleum & Convenience Marketers Association

"Rik Roberts was fabulous! He kept our audience engaged and laughing. It was clean fun and informative. We’d definitely hire him again."
- Director of Membership, Myrtle Beach, SC

 Speakers and Entertainers in Biloxi, MS
Annual Conference Comedian | Mississippi Association of Planning and Development Districts

"If you are looking for a speaker to keep an audience engaged with an outpouring of laughter, then Rik Roberts is your perfect match! Rik was great to work with and a crowd favorite. Rik had the crowd rolling in laughter and his interaction with the audience was fantastic. Rik's performance was the perfect ending to our week-long event. I would highly recommend Rik to any corporate event trying to appeal to a wide audience while trying not to ruffle any feathers with a clean comedy performance. I will be in touch again in the future to schedule another performance.""
- Economic Development Specialist, Biloxi, MS

Employee Appreciation Dinner Comedian | Oakland City University

"Rik Roberts was hit! We all appreciated his style and humor! I would recommend him very highly!"
- Executive Assistant to the President, Evansville, IN

Annual Banquet Comedian | Columbus Agri-Business Group

"Rik Roberts was great !! He spoke at our Agribusiness Dinner and was able to engage all age groups. I would highly recommend Rik!!"
- Secretary, Columbus, WI

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12/4/2022Kokomo, INVolunteer Appreciation Banquet
12/10/2022Oklahoma City, OKCompany Christmas Party

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, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, just to name a few.

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