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Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley

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

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Rickey Smiley Biography

Smiley appeared as the host of the 2000 season of BET's ComicView program. He has also appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, HBO's Snaps, The Nashville Network, Uptown Comedy Club, and Comic Escape. His original comedy routines often feature the role-play of fictional characters such as "Bernice Jenkins" (AKA Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), "Lil' Daryl", "Rusty Dale" and "Beauford". Bernice Jenkins has a grandson named Rufus, who's a stereotype of the modern day "Gangsta". He is referenced in "Two Of My Toes Fell Off" and another prank phone call where Smiley calls a pharmacy.

Smiley became the morning show personality for radio station KBFB in Dallas, Texas in April 2004. The show features the trademark prank calls, as well as news, information and the latest hip hop music. In 2008, Smiley signed a deal with Syndicated One (a syndicated radio division of Radio One) to take the show nationwide, and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is now heard on a number of mainstream urban radio stations. He has also released several humorous songs based on his bits, such as "Roll Tide" featuring his redneck character Buford, and "We Miss Robert", based on a routine of his in which a friend of a deceased drug dealer performs a rap song called "We Miss Robert" at the funeral, which is actually a song about a woman, performed in hopes of landing a record deal. He currently has a syndicated morning show that is aired on urban radio stations throughout the United States.

Smiley had a starring role in Ice Cube's Friday After Next.

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Rickey Smiley Videos

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

How to book Rickey Smiley?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rickey Smiley 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 Rickey Smiley, 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 Rickey Smiley or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Rickey Smiley?

Booking fees for Rickey Smiley, 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 Rickey Smiley, 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 Rickey Smiley?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rickey Smiley 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 Rickey Smiley 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 Rickey Smiley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rickey Smiley 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.


Rickey Smiley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Comedy, Broadcasting and Black Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rickey Smiley for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. 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 Ken Jeong, Kenan Thompson and Retta. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rickey Smiley for an upcoming event.

Rickey Smiley Videos

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

Rickey Smiley News

How to book Rickey Smiley?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rickey Smiley 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 Rickey Smiley, 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 Rickey Smiley or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Rickey Smiley?

Booking fees for Rickey Smiley, 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 Rickey Smiley, 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 Rickey Smiley?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rickey Smiley 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 Rickey Smiley 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 Rickey Smiley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rickey Smiley 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.


Rickey Smiley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Comedy, Broadcasting and Black Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rickey Smiley for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. 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 Ken Jeong, Kenan Thompson and Retta. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rickey Smiley for an upcoming event.

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