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Archive for the ‘Farming & FIfe’ Category

Alabama Farmers Cooperative

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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“Rik 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.”

  • James Fudge, Alabama Farmers Cooperative

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

It’s Funny Now Hits Hiawatha, KS!

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Growing up I had the privilege of helping my father out on his Tobacco farm in Lexington, Ky. When that was slow,  I took care of the grounds on Dan Issel’s Thoroughbred farm “Cortland”. On both farms John Deere had a hefty presence. So, it was a great feeling to share some laughs and a little “patrolling” with Hiawatha Implement  in Mound City, MO and Hiawatha, KS recently.

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“Recently, I had the honor of performing for the customers of Hiawatha Implement in KS & MO.

 

Here is what they had to say about my show, “It’s Funny Now”:

“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.”

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Powell Seeds – Customer Appreciation Field Day

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Sometimes you pull up to an event and you can just tell it’s going to be fun. That was the case in Converse, IN recently when I had the privilege of performing for local farmers and clients of Powell Seeds. Powell Seeds is a great, family run business that has served the area farmers for decades. If you live in Central Indiana, you owe it to yourself to call upon Powell Seeds for your corn and soybean needs.

 

PEACE RIVER VALLEY CITRUS ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

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This event was one of my favorites! Who wouldn’t want to perform in front of the folks who provide us with healthy OJ??? Although I am not as ripped as the guy beside me, I don’t know what I would do without orange juice in the morning! Keep up the great work Peace River Valley Citrus Growers!

For more info on this group please visit: prvcitrus.org 

US POULTRY & EGG

Friday, March 18th, 2016

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This all-feather organization has your best interests in mind. This was the second time I had the privilege of speaking to the group. With feed mill managers coming from all across the US, this seminar helps update the members on new regulations, developments and quality control steps.

I was happy to infuse some humor showing how a light hearted moment around the work place can increase productivity, facilitate problem solving and make work a place you want to be. Thanks US PULTRY & EGG!

GEORGIA YOUNG FARMERS ASSOCIATION

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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I had a blast performing for the Georgia Young Farmers Association. They were a very sharp group and I’m encouraged by the farmers of today and the future. Thanks to Kathy Cooper and Tyler Harper for a fun time. If you are a young farmer in GA please check them out at www.gaaged.org

SMALL TOWN BIG DEAL

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

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Sometimes things in life line up perfectly. I spent last week on a cruise ship entertaining fans of the tv show “SMALL TOWN BIG DEAL”. The TV show brings uplifting stories to viewers across America. It’s really, really good.

The hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl are a great pair and they took a chance on having me be part of their “family” for a week. I got to perform a one hour comedy show and patrolled several times as “Barney Fife”. It was just a blast.

This group was on a VINTAGE TRACTOR cruise and my audience was primarily farmers with a huge affection for International Harvester. They were 140 strong and the nicest people you have ever met.

Also performing on the cruise for this private group was Annie & the Orphans as well as Penny Gilley (Mickey’s second cousin). Great music and fun times.

Just wanted to let everyone know they should check out the tv show. It airs on the RFD-TV NETWORK and is growing in Syndication across the country. Look them up!

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