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Smiley to Headline 'Live' Saturday Night @OBU

August 22, 2012

The event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. All OBU students, employees and members of the community are invited to attend.

Smiley's website says his career as a comedian began "many moons ago -- before the invention of Ritalin or the Internet" -- as a young, broke college student named Roberto Antonio Smiley who participated in a stand-up competition at his Student Union Building.

"Since that incredibly average performance, Roberto shortened his name to 'Bob' and started a caffeine-induced tour spreading laughter and gaiety to the masses," the site says. As the merchandise-managing MC for bands such as Newsboys, Third Day and Mercy Me, the entertainer's connections "led to a swarm of goatee'd youth leaders begging Smiley to come entertain their sugar-high kid herds."

Sixteen years later, Smiley is one of the nation's most in-demand and hilarious clean comedians.

"Live" Saturday Night @OBU will include a fun look at OBU traditions and athletics presented by Ray Fink, OBU sports information director. The event also will feature the premiere of the 2012 Welcome Week video.

A fellowship will follow the event on the lawn between Raley Chapel and the Geiger Center.

To find Smiley's bio, photos and other information, visit his website.