Ricky Del Rosario was born & raised in Seaside, CA. He grew up in a large family, and always had a knack for finding the humor amongst his life, family and community. Ricky fell in love with making people around him laugh, and 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 mic. night at a local comedy club. After that he was hooked, and continued honing his comedic skills by performing frequently around the Bay Area. While performing one evening in Oakland, he was seen by a well-known Bay Area comedy agent, who signed him soon after.
Then, Ricky auditioned for a radio personality spot on KMEL, Northern California’s largest radio station. 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. Flying in a helicopter from school to school, he was known as “Fly Guy, Ricky D.” Ricky also appeared as a television anchor for KICU TV 36 show, “High School Sports Focus”.
After performing at a National Comedy Competition, Ricky was signed by a Los Angeles-based talent agency, which made it possible for him to perform all over the country doing comedy. This well lnown agency represented other comedians such as George Lopez. He participated in the 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). Ricky has performed at the 2011 NBA All Star weekend party for Matt Barnes of the Lakers, Jamie Foxx'e Foxhole, Improv, Jerry Lewis's MDA benifi. The Kevin Nealon Show, Clubs, Punchlines, Comedy Store, Uptown Comedy Club and Chris Tucker's Comedy Cafe just to name a few.
After disappointing movie, television, possible development deals and frustrating experiences living the “hollywood life”, Ricky took a break from comedy. Since then he has published a children’s book, become a professional kickboxer, owned several small businesses and had a family. Now, ten years later Ricky's act has evolved and includes many of his life stories and family characters.