Born in Lexington, KY, Rik was instilled with down home values and the type of politeness andcourtesy you get used to in a small town.After graduating High School, Rik earned abachelor’s Degree in Communications from Bethany College in West Virginia.
He started his comedy career in Columbus, OH while working a day job at Simon & Schuster Publishing. Early comedy experiences included landing a spot with thenation’s top touring improvisation comedy troupe “Midwest Comedy Tool & Die.”
Beginning in 1997, Rik started headlining at America’s top comedy clubs. Nearly ten yearslater Rik has become a favorite at The Improv, The Punchline, Funny Bone, The Stardome, Zanies– you name it! It was this background that led to his current career of corporate entertaining.
Rik movedto Nashville in 1998 and turned up the heat onhis career. He quickly appeared in videos onGreat American Country. He began regular appearances on syndicated morning shows. His dedication to “clean” comedyearned him an episode of the Emmy award winning“Bananas Family Comedy” show. Shortly afterthat he was tapped to expand his Barney Fife Impression on “Comedy at Large.”
Rikenjoys spending time with his wife and their new baby boy. Watch for his upcomingdocumentary “Daddy’s First Year” – a humorouslook at the preparation a father-to-be makesbefore and the adjustments that follow childbirth. He also enjoys teaching comedy classes at his home club “Zanies”in Nashville, TN.
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