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Rickey Smiley

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Rickey Smiley is a renowned comedian, actor, and radio host, captivating audiences with his unique brand of humor and wit. With a successful five-season run of his show "Rickey Smiley for Real" on TVone, he has solidified his position as a beloved television personality. Additionally, his long-running radio show, "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show," has been a source of laughter and entertainment for countless listeners. Currently on a comedy tour, Rickey Smiley continues to spread joy and laughter wherever he goes.

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2017 Marconi Award for Syndicated Personality of the Year, Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh for over 25 years. As a much loved comedian, television host of Dish Nation, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering for audiences on and off stage. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world. Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary great Comedians. In addition, his comedy shows often include a live band, which he accompanies playing several instruments and singing. Coming from his humble roots of Birmingham Alabama, Smiley rose to superstardom after igniting his 25-year career serving as opening act for Industry titans such as Steve Harvey, George Wallace, and Carl Strong. Throughout his career trajectory, Smiley has been one of the industry’s most towering forces in building an impressive empire that has landed him preeminent roles on radio, television, film and on-stage performances.

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