Comedian, Radio Host and Star of "The Rickey Smiley Show"
Rickey Smiley is the host of BET’s highly popular nightly comedy showcase, ComicView. ComicView, currently in its ninth season on BET, is consistently among the network’s highest rated programs, and has been a launching pad for numerous superstars of comedy, such as Cedric The Entertainer and DL Hughley. Rickey first took the stage at an…
Rickey Smiley is the host of BET’s highly popular nightly comedy showcase, ComicView. ComicView, currently in its ninth season on BET, is consistently among the network’s highest rated programs, and has been a launching pad for numerous superstars of comedy, such as Cedric The Entertainer and DL Hughley.
Rickey first took the stage at an amateur comedy night at The Comedy Club in this hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. From there it was on to the big leagues touring the country with such acts as George Wallace, Will Downing, Dottie People and Najee. Rickey’ television appearances include Showtime at The Apollo, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Snaps, The Nashville Network, Uptown Comedy Club, Comic Escape, and of course, BET’s own, ComicView, where he competed in the show’s notorious Grandstand.
Rickey takes everyday situations and turns them into everyday humor. He does it all with the help of a few good imaginary friends of his. Such hilarious friends include 90-year-old church lady, Ms. Bernice Jenkins, along with Lil Daryl, a character that gained much notoriety on BET’s Live from LA.
Rickey studied at Tuskegee University. He is a 1992 graduate of Alabama State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. When in his hometown of Birmingham, otherwise know as Magic City, you can catch Rickey a part of the “Hometeam” Morning Show on WBHJ-95.7. “Ms. Bernice Jenkins” can also be heard with her daily church announcements on Heaven 610.
Rickey was formerly the house MC for the Cobbblestone Comedy Theatre in Birmingham, and is busy distinguishing himself as a comedic genius in other comedy clubs, theatres and colleges throughout the world.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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