About Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Comedian. Television host. Movie Star. Top-rated syndicated Radio Personality. Father of 6. For over 20 years. Rickey Smiley is one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on-air, on-stage, and on-screen. Every morning, millions of Americans in nearly 60 cities listen to Rickey Smiley and his 6 outrageous cast members on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” His interviews with major celebrities, social political awareness and trademark prank phone calls have made Smiley one of the most listened to radio personalities in history. Rickey Smiley’s down home southern humor, opting to use insight rather than vulgarity to get laughs, is at the core of his success. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins”, “Lil’ Darrl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” Smiley is known for his clean comedic style and his reputation to sell out venues across the country. To movie audiences, Smiley is best known for “All About The Benjamins” and “Friday After Next”. He’s recorded 8 best selling CDs including iTunes #1 Best Selling Comedy Album, “Rickey Smiley- Prank Calls Number 6”. On television he”s hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View”, appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”and “Snaps”. Smiley graduated from Alabama State University, became KBFB’s (Dallas) morning show personality in 2004, and soon moved his show to WHTA Atlanta. When not performing, Smiley is the ultimate devoted father, single-handedly raising 6 kids, the subject of a soon to be released parenting book. QUOTE: “Success is when preparation meets opportunity”

Gary makes his grand return this week in delivering the tea with some head-turning headlines, including the surprising possibility of homelessness for Serena and Venus Williams' dad, Richard Williams, following the premiere week of their new Will Smith-led biopic, King Richard.

"Front Page News" today includes all you need to know about the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, upcoming high-profile trials and the unfortunate loss of famed designer Virgil Abloh to cancer amongst other news.

 As Gary continues his sabbatical from the show, we were delighted to have Antoine "Toine The Don" Edwards back to host yet another "tea party" for us. 

Eva is back for another "Front Page News" update as per usual, including info on the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy, closing arguments in the Ahmaud Arbery's case and more.

Our friend, attorney Glennon Threatt, stops by the show to make some sense out of the not guilty verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse's viral murder trial last week.

With Gary away for a bit, we had the equally hilarious Toine360 step in to deliver some celebrity gossip in our special "tea party" segment on the show.

See what's going on in "Gary's Tea" today, including news on La La Anthony, DaBaby, DaniLeigh and more.

Attorney Keisha Perry Walker helps us understand who's liable for the now-infamous tragedy that occurred at Travis Scott's most recent Astroworld Festival.

Rising comedian Chico Bean speaks with the RSMS crew on building his career with 'Wild 'N Out' and how our very own Rickey gave him tips on his stand-up comedy.