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Rickey Smiley

Stand-Up Comedian, TV Host, Actor & Radio Personality; Best Known for "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show"

Stand-Up Comedian, TV Host, Actor & Radio Personality; Best Known for "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show"

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Rickey Smiley Biography

Rickey Smiley is a legendary comedian, actor, author, television host and award-winning radio host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

A comedian for more than 30 years, Smiley is constantly performing across the country on his own theater tour and also makes special appearances on the Martin Lawrence-hosted, LIT AF Tour. Smiley’s tours often include a live band, which Smiley accompanies as an accomplished pianist and organist. Some of Smiley’s fan favorite characters include “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’ Daryl,” “Joe Willie,” and “Beauford.” Smiley starred in the stand-up specials, Rickey Smiley: Open Casket Sharp and Comedy Central Presents: Rickey Smiley, and released eight bestselling albums including the #1 comedy album, Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls 6. Smiley started his career at The Stardome Comedy Club in Birmingham, AL, and for over a year until the pandemic in 2020, Smiley sold out every Monday night at the club with Rickey Smiley’s Comedy & Karaoke Night, hosted by Smiley with a live band.

On November 10, 2021, Smiley won his second National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Person of the Year for The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, which is syndicated to more than 60 cities across the country including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Portland, OR, Seattle and St Louis. In 2017, Smiley won his first Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Person of the Year and he was nominated again in 2019, when he also served as host of the show.

In 2020 during quarantine, Smiley hosted Fox Soul TV’s, Quarantine Cook Off, featuring his signature humor and top-notch cooking skills while sharing some of his favorite recipes with viewers. Smiley starred in his own TV series, The Rickey Smiley Show, running from 2012 through 2014 on TV One. From 2015 through 2018, Smiley starred in his own TV reality show titled, Rickey Smiley For Real, on TV One. His memoir, Stand By Your Truth Then Run For Your Life, was released to critical acclaim by Gallery Books in 2018.

On the big screen, Smiley will be seen in the upcoming Nick Cannon film, Miracles Across 125th Street, premiering December 20 on VH1, and he has been featured in urban classics including All About The Benjamins, Friday After Next, and Baggage Claim.

Rickey Smiley Videos

  • Rickey Smiley Stand Up - 2007 - YouTube
  • Rickey Smiley - Remember Church Back In The Day - YouTube

Rickey Smiley Books

  • Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life!
    Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life!

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Rickey Smiley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rickey Smiley for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Rickey Smiley generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kenan Thompson, Craig Robinson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jim Gaffigan and Wayne Brady. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rickey Smiley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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