Ricky Del Rosario was born & raised in Seaside, CA. He grew up in a large family living in a small house with dozens of relatives sharing quarters all at one time.
With such congestion, life was cramped to say the least. Ricky states, “Our living situation and outside life was a comedy writer’s dream. Without a bed or room of my own, nights were spent in the house, while days were spent hanging outside in the neighborhood with a colorful cast of characters. I didn’t need to watch Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy videos to get my inspiration for comedy; I had my own family and neighborhood in which to draw upon.”
As a young man, Ricky fell in love with making people around him laugh, so much so that he was voted “Class Clown” in both junior high and high school.
In his first year of college at Sonoma State University, Ricky decided to try an open mike night at a local comedy club. From then, he was hooked, and continued honing his comedic skills by performing frequently around the Bay Area.
Ricky decided to audition for a radio personality spot on KMEL, one of Northern California’s largest radio stations. He was selected from 750 applicants and after a three-week audition period, he became a member of the “Breakfast Club” morning show on KMEL. Collaborating with Sway, (presently MTV VJ), Ricky wrote and performed comedy skits for the morning time slot. In addition, the Pepsi Corp. hired Ricky as a motivational speaker for high school students.
Ricky would fly in a helicopter from school to school and soon became known as “Fly Guy Ricky D.” He also appeared as a television anchor for KICU TV 36 show, “High School Sports Focus”.
After performing at a national comedy competition, Ricky Del Rosario was signed by a well-known Los Angeles-based talent agency, which made it possible for him to perform all over the country doing what he loves best. He participated in Jamie Foxx’s First Annual Laffapalooza in Atlanta, Georgia; performed two seasons on Comic View and was recognized by HBO as one of the Top Ten Up-and-Coming Comedians in the country (along with Mike Epps, Red Grant, Nick Cannon and Speedy Caldwell).
Since that time, Ricky has continued to perform at the Improv Clubs, Punchlines, the Comedy Store, the Uptown Comedy Club and Chris Tucker’s Comedy Café.
At one period, Ricky took a hiatus from comedy to delve into other creative arenas. He published a children’s book, became a professional kick boxer and is currently the owner of several small businesses. He also spends a great deal of time raising a family.
Now ten years later, having survived life’s intricacies, he’s back. Ricky’s act has evolved and deepened to include the hilarious experiences he has learned from, over these years.
Ricky Del Rosario will release his new DVD Ricky Del Rosario “I missed you…” in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 19th at the LA Athletic Club. This will be one mega celebration as he joins forces with LA Laker’s forward Matt Barnes to the VIP NBA All Stars Weekend party, thanks to the SCAL Coalition (promoters from all over Southern California area). Ricky will perform before one thousand expected attendees at the LA Athletic Club.
Ricky is currently booked for several play dates and looking to add more to his busy calendar. Recently he performed at the Improv in Pasadena. A writer from EURweb (Electronic Urban Report) was watching the show that night and she wrote, “Ricky is an incomparable comedian with skills to impersonate characters to a T raising the bar on comedy routines way beyond the mere punch line.”
Things are once again looking up for Ricky Del Rosario and it’s so wonderful and refreshing the second time around.
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