Carolita Smiley Lester remembers son Rickey Smiley before he became famous

Carolita Smiley Lester remembers son Rickey Smiley before he became famous
Carolita Smiley Lester in a playful moment with her oldest child, comedian Rickey Smiley of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. (Joe Allen)

This weekend mothers will be celebrated and honored by their families. Mother’s Day is observed Sunday, May 13.
The mother of one Birmingham, star comedian recalls her joys and challenges in raising her children.

And although Birmingham-born and celebrity comedian Rickey Smiley of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show makes people laugh for a living, his mother, Carolita Smiley Lester, sees his success as no laughing matter.

Gratefulness and humility is what she says she feels when she sees her children all grown up today.

Carolita Smiley Lester recalls famous son Rickey Smiley growing up in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Rickey Smiley hosts karaoke nights at the Comedy Club Stardome in Hoover each Monday night.

The Rickey Smiley Morning Show airs nationally each weekday morning and he’s also featured on the nationally-syndicated show Dish Nation.

 

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