Rickey Smiley
Rickey Smiley
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About Rickey Smiley
Comedy legend and entertainment mogul Rickey Smiley is atelevision host, actor and top rated nationally syndicated radiopersonality, and has become one of the entertainment industry’s mostcelebrated performers. Most recently, his memoir Stand by YourTruth And Then Run for Your Life was released by Gallery Books, hejoined the Martin Lawrence 2018 LIT AF nationwide tour as well asthe Mike Epps Platinum Comedy Tour, and he co-hosted the BlackMusic Honors for the second time. In 2017, the National Associationof Broadcasters (NAB) recognized Rickey's excellence inbroadcasting and awarded him the Marconi Award forNetwork/Syndicated Personality of the Year.He is known for having made millions laugh for over 27 years. As acelebrated comedian, television host and top-rated nationallysyndicatedradio personality, Rickey has earned a reputation fordelivering to audiences both on and off stage. With the distinct abilityto take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold,Rickey is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary comedians.At any given performance, audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’Daryl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” In addition, his comedy shows often include a live band, which heaccompanies (he is an accomplished pianist and organist).Rickey has recorded eight best-selling albums, including iTunes #1 best-selling comedy album, “RickeySmiley: Prank Calls Number 6.” Smiley has hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View,” andhas appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and“Snaps.” In addition to being featured on DISH NATION, his nationally syndicated morning radio showcan be heard in over 60+ markets.Rickey hails from Birmingham, Ala. He graduated from Woodlawn High School and went on to attendcollege at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala.Rickey joined forces with Radio One owned television network, TV One, as the star, executive producerand namesake of his own top rated docu-series, “Rickey Smiley For Real.” In its 5th season now, theamusing series features the balancing act of a working radio host, comedian, business mogul, andphilanthropist with the joys and pains of being a single father of four.Continuing to grow his fan base, Rickey’s arresting natural talent is best demonstrated in his major featurefilm roles in urban classics including “All About the Benjamins” and “Friday After Next,” along with hismost recent starring turn in the hit romantic comedy “Baggage Claim.”Rickey also is an esteemed and honored member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Kappa Kappa PsiNational Band fraternity.