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NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

May 23rd, 2017

Home visits can be stressful and rewarding all at once. My goal for this presentation was to reward the workers with an hour of stress-free laughter. What a great time and a super-nice group!

RIK ROBERTS COMEDY

 

“I am so glad we made the choice to have Rik come to Nebraska for our conference! As the work our home visitors do is very stressful, and many of the topics of the conference were “heavy,” the break for comedy during our luncheon was a perfect way for our participants to “Recharge!” Rik was a joy to work with, extremely professional and 100% appropriate for our audience. We had a lot of wonderful feedback!”

J.A., PROGRAM MANAGER, NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

FUN TIME AT THE RYMAN

May 11th, 2017

RIK ROBERTS COMEDIAN

 

Time sure flies. I think it was 1994 when I first performed with this funny man. Next thing I knew he had blown up into one of the most recognizable comedy voices in our time. “Larry the Cable Guy” had a hilarious show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It was good to hang backstage and catch up little bit. Git-R-Done!

 

National Speakers Association – Austin, TX Chapter

April 24th, 2017

NSA SPEAKER RIK ROBERTS

Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking to the National Speakers Association – Austin, TX Chapter. I gave them a crash course in comedy techniques taught in my School Of Laughs workshops.

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The group was an absolute blast and I look forward to bringing the “Presenting With Humor” program to as many NSA chapters as possible. It will be hard to be Austin, though. The hospitality was off the charts … including the trip to sample a 1/2 lb of brisket at Kreuk BBQ in Lockhart, TX.

Austin, TX NSA CHAPTRE RIK ROBERTS

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The entire afternoon was a blast. Way to go Mike Robertson and NSA-AUSTIN!

Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce

April 17th, 2017

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“Rik Roberts is a consummate professional. As advertised and a true professional. He adjusted to the audience and time situations remarkably. Pre and post event contact was very thorough. I would highly recommend Rik.”

– Dana Matz President, Zanesville-Muskingum (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee Land Title Association

April 10th, 2017

Rik Roberts Corporate Speaker

Rik made our annual conference!We tied in our TitlePAC fundraiser into his act and Rik was so accommodating! We also had problems with audio visual presentation but Rik didn’t miss a bit. Attendees commented that his comedy was hilarious but there was substance in his presentation on eliminating distractions in the work place.

Rik is a pro in every sense of the way and a great comedic talent. I recommend Rik whole-heartedly! Thanks so much, Rik!!

– – S. Hulse, Tennessee Land Title Association

Comedian at Pre-School Career Day

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

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!

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 …

RIK ROBERTS ORICA SPEAKER

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

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

Chamber of Commerce Fun!

February 13th, 2017

What a fun group and great time we had in Northern Indiana!

I love performing for Chambers of Commerce. Being around business leaders is inspiring. And, I know they always can use a good laugh. Here is what Steve Kimmel, Executive Director of the Huntington County Chamber had say afterwards.

“I’m sending you a big “thank you” for the hilarious night of comedy you provided at our Annual Dinner. Your sense of humor is spot on with the folks of Huntington County, Indiana. I heard from several people that the entertainment was one of the best the Chamber has had in years. Thank you for driving up from Nashville to spend the evening with us. We certainly plan to have you back.”

I hope to return sometime down the road!

Rik Roberts