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PURE FLIX COMEDY ALL-STARS EPISODE DEBUT!

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

I am happy to announce my episode of the new Pure Flix “Comedy All-Stars” series is now available!

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Season 1, Ep. 2
Pure Flix Comedy All Stars: Jeff Allen

https://pureflix.com/videos/910512195791/watch

 

Just sign up for a trial membership at Pureflix.com and you can see me an my fellow funny friends perform clean comedy on this awesome platform.

 

Other comics on the show include … Jeff Allen, Sinbad, Louie Anderson, Dale Jones, Happy Cole, Maryellen Hooper, Dwight Slade, Karen Rontowski, Daphnique Springs, Gali Kroup, Chase Anthony, Jamar Haynes Lee, Ronnie BullardMia Jackson, Jarrod Harris, Brian Malow, Andy Forrester, Patti Vasquez, Teri Moore, Hank Denson Comedian, Horace HB Sanders, Brad Reeder, Chris DiPetta, Drew Thomas, Dan Mengini, Leanne Morgan, Jamie Bendall, Landry, Scotty K Comedian, Mike Speenberg, Derrick Tennant, Tom Simmons, Taylor Mason and Lace Larrabee.

 

I hope we get to do it again – it was a blast!

Sunset Retirement Communities, Jenison, MI

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Volunteers are dear to my heart. Selfless acts like taking care of others should be rewarded. Luckily for me, I had a chance to bring laughs (and Barney Fife) to an appreciation banquet for just those kinds of folks. What a fun time!

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“Rik Roberts understood our audience. He worked the room as “Fife” and raised the level of engagement and participation from everyone. Rik’s material is genuinely funny and appropriate for all ages. We are glad we found him.”

Director of Development, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

 

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Henry County K-9 Fundraiser

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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“Rik fit our need perfectly. We desired CLEAN comedy. It was a Sheriff Event so Barney Fife was perfect. Rik was a great entertainer. I would hire him again without hesitation if I have another need.” –Rob D, New Castle, IN

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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.

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

Tennessee Land Title Association

Monday, 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

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 …

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

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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