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Comedian. Television host. Movie Star. Top-rated syndicated Radio Personality. Father of 6. For over 20 years, Rickey Smiley has been one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on air, on stage, and on screen.
Every morning, millions of American in nearly 60 cities listen to Rickey Smiley and his 6 outrageous cast members on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”. He is known for his interviews with major celebrities, his socio-political awareness, and his trademark prank phone calls. He is one of the most listened-to radio personalities in history.
Rickey Smiley’s down-home Southern humor and hilarious insight gain him laughter from his fans. These qualities are at the core of his success. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins”, “Lil’ Darryl”, “Joe Willie”, and “Beauford”. Smiley is known for his clean comedic style. He has a reputation of selling out venues across the country. To movie audiences, Smiley is best known for “All About the Benjamins” and “Friday After Next”.
He’s recorded 8 best selling CD’s, including iTunes’ #1 best selling comedy album, “Rickey Smiley Prank Calls Vol. 6”. On television, he has hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View”. He has also appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo”, “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, and “Snaps”.
Smiley graduated from Alabama State University. He became KBFB’s (Dallas) morning show personality in 2004. Shortly after that, he moved his show to WHTA Atlanta. When not performing, Smiley is the ultimate devoted father, single-handedly raising 6 kids. He is the subject of an upcoming parenting book. QUOTE: “Success is when preparation meets opportunity.”