An Evening with Rickey Smiley and Friends at the Embassy This Fall

Fort Wayne, Ind. (August 8, 2022) –Worldwide Events presents An Evening with Rickey Smiley and Friends at the Embassy Theatre on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Member pre-sale started today at 10 a.m.; tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow Tuesday, August 9 at 10 a.m.

Comedy legend and entertainment mogul Rickey Smiley is a television host, actor and top-rated nationally syndicated radio personality, and has become one of the entertainment industry’s celebrated performers. Most recently, his memoir Stand by Your Truth and Then Run for Your Life! was released by Gallery Books. He was a part of the Martin Lawrence 2018 LIT AF nationwide tour as well as the Mike Epps Platinum Comedy Tour, and he co-hosted the Black Music Honors for the second time. In 2017, the National Association of Broadcasters recognized Rickey’s excellence in broadcasting and awarded him the Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.

Rickey is known for having made millions laugh for over 27 years and has earned a reputation for delivering to audiences both on and off stage. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, Rickey is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary comedians.

At any given performance, audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’ Daryl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” In addition, his comedy shows often include a live band, which he accompanies (he is an accomplished pianist and organist).

Rickey has recorded eight best-selling albums, including iTunes #1 best-selling comedy album, Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Number 6. He has hosted BET’s Open Casket Sharp and Comic View, and has appeared on Showtime At The Apollo, Uptown Comedy Club, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Snaps. In addition to being featured on Dish Nation, his nationally syndicated morning radio show can be heard in over 60 markets.

Rickey joined forces with Radio One owned television network, TV One, as the star, executive producer and namesake of his own top-rated docuseries, Rickey Smiley For Real. In its 5th season now, the amusing series features the balancing act of a working radio host, comedian, business mogul and philanthropist with the joys and pains of being a single father of four.

TICKETS: $70 and $60 (plus applicable fees) can be purchased at, and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10 a.m.

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