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The last time Rickey Smiley was here in Pittsburgh not many people showed up for his Soldiers and Sailors stand up comedy show. The Oakland facility did not even meet 50% capacity last February.

“When a show doesn’t sell well it’s usually due to timing and the experience of the promoter,” said Smiley.

The poor turnout did not stop the Alabama comedian, who was in movies like Baggage Claim, First Sunday and Friday After Next, from returning to Pittsburgh. Only this time, he’ll be performing at a place that cranks out jokes on a regular basis; the Pittsburgh Improv.

Although we haven’t see Mr. Smiley in more than a year, many morning commuters tune in daily to his nationally syndicated radio show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

“I have a great radio show here and I appreciate the support I get from the people here,” said…

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