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Comedic star Rickey Smiley to perform at Baton Rouge River Center Theater

By December 10, 2011 No Comments

BATON ROUGE – National comedic star Rickey Smiley is set to perform on Saturday, December 10 at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater. The show, which begins at 7 p.m., will also feature other comedians who are touring with Smiley. The event is being produced by entertainment brand SOUL Refined.

Smiley, a Birmingham, Ala. native, is best known as one of the beloved hosts of BET’s “Comic View” and host of the wildly popular “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” Among his many accolades is that he is the only comedian to host “Comic View” for two seasons. He has made numerous television and movie appearances and has produced multiple comedy compact disks including “The Best of Comedian Rickey Smiley Vol. I,” “Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. II,” “Rickey Smiley: Off The Hook Volume IV,” “Bernice Jenkins Church Announcements,” and “Joe Willie and The Dueteronomaires.” One of his CDs, “Prank Calls: Volume VI,” debuted as No. 1 on iTunes upon its release.

In addition to his role as a funnyman, Smiley is also a television host and syndicated radio personality. His hit radio show, the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” reaches millions across America. He is currently the host of “The Daily Dish,” where he reports celebrity, national and entertainment news each night. Most recently, Smiley released a DVD, “Open Casket Sharp.”

Tickets for the event cost $35 and $42 and can be purchased online at; over the telephone by calling 225-389-4940; and in person at the Baton Rouge River Center Box Office. VIP seating can be purchased via e-mail at Visit for more information.

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SOUL Refined Presents Rickey Smiley and Friends
7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
275 S. River Road in Baton Rouge
Tickets: $35 and $42
In Person: Baton Rouge River Center Box Office (Contact Number: 225.389.4940)
By Phone: 225.389.4940
VIP Seating:


Follow SOUL REFINED on Twitter @soulrefined.






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