Rik Roberts 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. Reserve Rik today to ensure your next event is a huge success!
“It’s Funny Now” (100% Clean Humor)
This dynamic show is 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. Audience participation is welcome but not necessary.
“Don’t Barney Fife Your Way Through Life” (Keynote Speech)
Using the Andy Griffith show as a backdrop, this program focuses on eliminating distractions, planning with more efficiency and serving customers and fellow workers better. The overall theme is “increasing productivity.” Rik even kicks off the speech as Barney Fife in uniform! The message is about 70% content and 30% comedy.
Testimonials and Reviews
“I was pleased beyond belief, I have never laughed so hard. All of the guests approached me after the show and told me how much they loved it. He also does a great Barney Fife. I would recommend Rik!”
Jim Kiester, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
“Rik’s act can be summed up in one word – hilarious! He uses everyday humor that everyone can identify with and most importantly his material is appropriate for any audience. Rik is also an extremely professional business owner. He is flexible, dependable, prompt and will work hard to make sure your event is a success.”
– Tommy Rowland, State Farm Insurance
“On behalf of Kraft Foods – I would like to thank you for your great performance at our Annual Fall Celebration. Your show was energetic, very tasteful, and absolutely hilarious. I would certainly recommend your show to anyone looking for good clean entertainment, filled with big laughs.”
– Kevin Schultz, Kraft Foods Mason City Operations
“Rik was awesome! Because he attended our reception the night before, his Saturday morning Keynote featured some of our members. What an excellent personalization – what a great opening keynote! Rik Rocks!”
– LaToya Scott, Doubletree Suites by Hilton
“We recently booked Rik for three separate keynotes in the southeast US and had nothing but good feedback from our team members. He was very professional and was absolutely hilarious at the same time.”
– Kaley Rawlins, WRH Realty
“Rik did a fantastic job on presenting how to grow and enhance your business with some fun sports facts. Rik also did a great job on getting the audience to interact with the presentation. It was informational, fun and most of all he brought out laughs from the entire audience. Would definitely invite him to speak again at our conferences.”
– Andrea Kimble, Brokers International Financial Services, LLC
“Rik Roberts is good clean fun! At our annual conference he entertained, and the crowd loved him. Many enjoyed his Southern style humor, especially the Barney Fife imitations. Rik is very easy to work with and will tailor his show to your needs. I definitely recommend Rik Roberts if you want a good, clean laugh!!”
Jane Murphy, Energy Insurance Mutual
“I thank you for your part in making our Annual Business Retreat a tremendous success. Your performance after dinner was incredibly entertaining and hilarious. You were definitely the highlight of the evening and we were thrilled to have you!”
– Tisa Musgrove Trouard, Prudential Woodmont Realty
“Rik was a perfect fit for our Corporate Sales Meeting event. His humor covered a wide range of topics that hit home with all the different age groups and backgrounds that we had in attendance.”
– Rick Timmons, Cameron Surface Systems Division
“The performance was absolutely great! I personally laughed until I cried. It was clean and even with audience participation – there was NO FEAR of embarrassment or who might get picked. Your Barney Fife impersonation with the traffic stop in Indiana, the Wal-Mart cell phone, and your Johnny Cash rendition was original, outrageously funny and a true crowd-pleaser. We will definitely consider you for other future Company functions.”
– Bud Holiga, CLOPAY
Available for: Corporate Event, Trade Show, Convention, Conference, Awards Banquet, Staff Appreciation Dinner, Special Event, Festival, Fair, School, College, Country Club, Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Christmas Party, Benefit, Fundraiser, Concert, Private Party, Keynote, Association
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