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Archive for March, 2017

Comedian at Pre-School Career Day

Monday, March 20th, 2017

My favorite gig of the year was visiting my sweet baby girl’s pre-school for career day. The kids asked lots of great questions. The pureness of it all was so refreshing.

I’m blessed to follow the career path God has laid out in front of me. I love to share laughter and these kids made my day. And, doggone it, I love my little girl She’s a nut!

Rik Roberts

Podfest 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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What a fun time I had in Orlando, FL at Podfest! As a podcaster myself (School Of Laughs podcast available on iTunes | Stitcher | iHeart Radio and at www.SchoolOfLaughs.com) I loved meeting others who enjoy communicating to their “tribe”.

As a comedian, I got to share with them how to engage your audience by using stand-up comedy techniques. I met so many interesting people, including people who have podcasts about “puke stories”, and one guy whose podcast helps people fall asleep!

If you are a podcaster looking for a great conference with deep dive information, check out http://podfest.us/2017/

Fake “Expert” Strikes Again … This Time In Atlanta!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

For the second time in three days I was able to “fool” the audience as a fake speaker. This time, I was speaking on the coal industry to commercial explosives and blasting systems provider Orica.

As I explained how windmills were reversing the Earth rotation, I got a few puzzling looks …

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And then, when I informed them that a solar energy expansion pilot program in Seattle was a major failure I won them back.

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There was just enough “true” mixed in with the “false” that it made for a great surprise.

Here is what the client had to say …

“Rik was a great addition to our conference of joint ventures & independent distributors. He had great ideas on how to trick the audience into believing he was an industry expert who we soon figured out knew very little about our industry. He was responsive to my communications, punctual at our event & everyone really enjoyed his comedic routine. His timing was spot-on, the topics were universal and he did a great Barney Fife!!

– Patty Poole, Orica

Palmyra, MO “Expert Weather Predictor” Fake Speaker Appearance

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

What do you get when you cross a stand-up comedian with false credentials?  A fake expert on weather prediction! I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group in Palmyra, MO for B. & S. Insurance.

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They wanted to through a curveball to the farmers attending the annual meeting. Buy, were they surprised when the “Current Al Roker Award Winner” told them solar energy was burning the paws off of baby squirrels!

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Frank Burch had to approach the “expert” and ask him to step aside while he introduced the “comedian” who had just arrived.

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This is what the client had to say about the experience …

Rik Roberts was the entertainment for our two annual farmer meetings. His clean comedy was funny and engaging for our diverse group of farmers. In the days since his performance, we have had many calls and compliments thanking us for having such a good speaker. He was wonderful to work with, and our customers enjoyed the show. Rik was probably the nicest speaker on and off stage that we have had in the past 15 years. I would recommend Rik Roberts for any event that wants a truly entertaining comedy show.

– MICHAEL MEYER,  LICENSED PRODUCER, B & S INSURANCE