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Kay DeKalb Smith

Christian Comedian and Storyteller

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 Kay DeKalb Smith Biography

In a colorful bathrobe, fuzzy slippers and a wig with curlers, Kay DeKalb Smith hits the stage with a coffee pot in one hand and New Testament in the other. This peppy redhead wins audience chuckles with stories of chasing her daughters with a fly swatter, her dislike of cooking ("My family always knows when dinner is ready because the smoke alarm goes off!"), and the trials of hormonal ups and downs. She sings about balancing the checkbook, hot flashes and God's love. She has been called both the "Carol Burnett of Christian Entertainment" and "a singing Erma Bombeck."

Kay is actively scheduled on church stages, in banquet halls or at conventions in places from Weisbaden, Germany to Vandalia, Ohio. Kay credits her family with providing a good bit of her stand-up comedy material. "I was raised in one of the few functional families that are left," she says laughing. "My parents experienced the joy of the Lord daily. My childhood home in Hartselle, Alabama, was one filled with laughter. My parents didn't beat me. They laughed at me. We had our share of problems, but for the most part, we loved each other unconditionally. "

Her parents and teachers encouraged Kay's animated personality and impersonations. By age 16, she was performing at Hartselle's "nightclubs." "You know, the Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs," Smith deadpans, in characteristic Southern drawl.

At 17, she wowed judges at a Miss Alabama Teenager pageant with her impressions of Shirley Temple and was second runner-up in the national contest. She was Miss Birmingham the next year.

The pageants gave her poise and stage presence. But her best education came at Opryland USA Theme Park in Nashville, where she performed two years as a singer, dancer and impersonator.

Kay moved to Nashville in 1974 and, for the next 10 years, she did radio, TV commercials, performed backup with Anita Bryant and volunteered at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, where she performed room-to-room.

She married husband Ed, a church business administrator and former banker, in 1982. They now have two daughters, Allie and Evin.

Perhaps Kay's daughter Evin says it best, "Mom, if I ever lost you in the mall I'd know how to find you. I'd just follow the laughter!"

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Videos
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Amazing Miracles [With CD] (Greatest Bible Stories Ever Told)

Amazing Miracles [With CD] (Greatest Bible Stories Ever Told)

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    Women's retreats, conferences, banquets, mother/daughter banquets, family fun nights, choir appreciation banquets, stewardship banquets, valentine banquets, teacher appreciation banquets, seasonal events, VBS programs for families

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Kay DeKalb Smith

Christian Comedian and Storyteller

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Nashville, TN, USA
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Kay DeKalb Smith Biography

In a colorful bathrobe, fuzzy slippers and a wig with curlers, Kay DeKalb Smith hits the stage with a coffee pot in one hand and New Testament in the other. This peppy redhead wins audience chuckles with stories of chasing her daughters with a fly swatter, her dislike of cooking ("My family always knows when dinner is ready because the smoke alarm goes off!"), and the trials of hormonal ups and downs. She sings about balancing the checkbook, hot flashes and God's love. She has been called both the "Carol Burnett of Christian Entertainment" and "a singing Erma Bombeck."

Kay is actively scheduled on church stages, in banquet halls or at conventions in places from Weisbaden, Germany to Vandalia, Ohio. Kay credits her family with providing a good bit of her stand-up comedy material. "I was raised in one of the few functional families that are left," she says laughing. "My parents experienced the joy of the Lord daily. My childhood home in Hartselle, Alabama, was one filled with laughter. My parents didn't beat me. They laughed at me. We had our share of problems, but for the most part, we loved each other unconditionally. "

Her parents and teachers encouraged Kay's animated personality and impersonations. By age 16, she was performing at Hartselle's "nightclubs." "You know, the Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs," Smith deadpans, in characteristic Southern drawl.

At 17, she wowed judges at a Miss Alabama Teenager pageant with her impressions of Shirley Temple and was second runner-up in the national contest. She was Miss Birmingham the next year.

The pageants gave her poise and stage presence. But her best education came at Opryland USA Theme Park in Nashville, where she performed two years as a singer, dancer and impersonator.

Kay moved to Nashville in 1974 and, for the next 10 years, she did radio, TV commercials, performed backup with Anita Bryant and volunteered at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, where she performed room-to-room.

She married husband Ed, a church business administrator and former banker, in 1982. They now have two daughters, Allie and Evin.

Perhaps Kay's daughter Evin says it best, "Mom, if I ever lost you in the mall I'd know how to find you. I'd just follow the laughter!"

Kay DeKalb Smith Videos

  • Kay Dekalb Smith Car Wash Story - YouTube
    Nov 7, 2015 ... Kay at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, MO tells her car wash story.
  • Kay DeKalb Smith on God's Love - YouTube
    Jan 31, 2009 ... Kay DeKalb Smith, Christian author and speaker, shares a story of sacrificial giving that proved God's love and care for her.
  • Kay DeKalb Smith on Being Busy - YouTube

Kay DeKalb Smith Books

Kay DeKalb Smith Speaking Topics

  • Program Great For:

    Women's retreats, conferences, banquets, mother/daughter banquets, family fun nights, choir appreciation banquets, stewardship banquets, valentine banquets, teacher appreciation banquets, seasonal events, VBS programs for families

FAQs on booking Kay DeKalb Smith

  • How to book Kay DeKalb Smith?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kay DeKalb Smith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kay DeKalb Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kay DeKalb Smith or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kay DeKalb Smith?

    Booking fees for Kay DeKalb Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kay DeKalb Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kay DeKalb Smith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kay DeKalb Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kay DeKalb Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kay DeKalb Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kay DeKalb Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kay DeKalb Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kay DeKalb Smith for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Kay DeKalb Smith generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tim Hawkins, Brad Stine, Jeff Allen, Lachlan Patterson and John Gray. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kay DeKalb Smith for an upcoming event.

Kay DeKalb Smith Speaker Videos

  • Kay Dekalb Smith Car Wash Story - YouTube
    Nov 7, 2015 ... Kay at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, MO tells her car wash story.
    Kay DeKalb Smith on God's Love - YouTube
    Jan 31, 2009 ... Kay DeKalb Smith, Christian author and speaker, shares a story of sacrificial giving that proved God's love and care for her.
  • Kay DeKalb Smith on Being Busy - YouTube

Kay DeKalb Smith Speaking Topics

  • Program Great For:

    Women's retreats, conferences, banquets, mother/daughter banquets, family fun nights, choir appreciation banquets, stewardship banquets, valentine banquets, teacher appreciation banquets, seasonal events, VBS programs for families

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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