Director of Client Services

The Ravens worked with Dave to host a networking event for our corporate partners. He brought an energy and excitement to the event, coupled with personalized takes on classic game shows. Our guests had a great time and we learned some hidden talents of our partners!


Dave performed his show at an IronBirds game, between innings of our “Game Show Night” promotion at Ripken Stadium…mostly on top of the team dugouts. He had the crowd of more than 5,000 fans laughing and cheering for every game that was played. His preparation with the IronBirds staff prior the event was thorough and professional. He came up with a lot of outside-the-box elements—including his use of music and our video board—making for a very memorable night. Even the players were watching and laughing!


We hired Dave Ricklin and “The Original Game Show LIVE!” for our annual “Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party” at Dave & Buster’s. The party was hosted by several Baltimore Ravens players. Approximately 500 guests and 15 players attended the party. It was our 17th year, and we were looking for ways to make the party more interactive. The crowd loved Dave, and it was the most popular one of our rooms for the evening. He was fun, funny, and had players and attendees alike engaged. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker even played “Dancing with the Ravens”. We liked Dave so much that we hired him again for our annual employee holiday breakfast. We definitely recommend him, and we would hire him again for future events.

Milton KentFreelance Writer

Dave Ricklin knows game shows the way Stephen Curry knows how to shoot three-pointers!

I fancy myself as a pop culture expert, but Dave is right there with me, especially in the area of game show knowledge. He knows all the hosts from Allen Ludden to Drew Carey and all the announcers from Johnny Olson to Johnny Gilbert and all of them in between.

Dave even knows that there were two Double Dare game shows, one hosted by Marc Summers and one hosted by Alex Trebek, long before Alex had heard of a Daily Double. He’s the man to see if you want to know who makes deals, who spins wheels and what the right price is.

Dave Ricklin truly is the man with the action!

Barbara KreisExecutive Coordinator, Bimax, Inc.

Thanks very much for helping to make our annual Bimax staff Christmas Party a smashing success. You made our collaboration totally pleasant and extremely efficient — a quality I particularly appreciate. There is no doubt that we will request “The Original Game Show LIVE!” again…We had totally positive feedback!


Forget the old party DJ’s; “The Original Game Show LIVE!” is the best way to entertain at your next party! Our guests loved the hilarious games, and everyone got in on the fun! Dave is professional, and was always ready to help make our event especially tailored to suit any request we had. With Dave’s help, we were able to keep his show a super fun secret for our guest of honor…right up until showtime! Family and friends kept telling us how much fun they had. Looking forward to having Dave’s show at another party. Thanks, Whip!

Danny RotondoAcademy Mortgage Corporation

Dave did an awesome job for our company party. We were looking for something fun that we could enjoy as a group (some of us even brought kids) and Dave knocked it out of the park. Great show, and “Whip Cheesy” was incredibly entertaining. The biggest problem with the show was that now he’s set the bar really high for the next event we do!

Bentley Corbett-WilsonUMBC

Our event with “The Original Game Show LIVE!” was an incredible success! The audience thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the games that were presented; multiple people asked when the next show would be! Our school will definitely be glad to have Dave again in the future!

John CoulsonManaging Partner, PressBox

PressBox, a Baltimore based Sports Media Company, hired “The Original Game Show LIVE!” to do a series of bar events, on behalf of key sponsors. Dave gave a local sports flavor to many of his games, created a great atmosphere and got the crowd to interact and provided a great addition to our events  Our sponsors gave us terrific feedback.  We’d absolutely use Dave again, and I’d recommend him highly to anyone planning an event or party.

Ken Ulman Howard County Executive

I just wanted to say thanks for letting me participate in ‘The Original Game Show Live’s’ inaugural Howard County kickoff. I really had fun and think the concept, and your hosting ability, are great. Again, thanks for including me.

Elizabeth CookExecutive Director, Bel Air Downtown Alliance

I cannot thank you enough for livening up our Annual Meeting with your game shows. You did a wonderful job—absolutely exceeded all expectations!!! I received email after email from people saying what a great time they had—”Best annual meeting ever”—and I really credit you for helping to make it that!

Kathy FreundelProfessional Photographer

Dave Ricklin of “The Original Game Show LIVE!” hosted NACE’s meeting on the club level of M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), and I laughed the whole night! I was thinking…wow, this would be such a fun rehearsal dinner or bachelor/bachelorette party activity. Dave’s such a personality on stage…but the best part is that he is safe. Everyone was a winner, even when they weren’t really a winner. And THAT’s the gift of encouragement and the big heart that Dave wears on his bright yellow jacket.

Paula Levine-ReidyMarriotts Ridge High School Booster’s Club

Dave, thanks so much for making our fundraiser, “That 70’s Madness”, an event to remember! Everyone had an awesome time playing and watching the 70’s game shows! You were so great to work with, and so helpful while we were planning everything. You were the hit of the event!

Kevin CarnesGeneral Manager, Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport

I want to thank you for hosting ‘The Original Game Show Live!’ at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI for New Years Eve. Our party was a great success with much thanks to you. The expectation was greatly surpassed, much more than I envisioned. I look forward to having you host again at our next event.

Mary CainRotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent

Thank you so much for the excellent job hosting ‘The Original Game Show Live!’ for our Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent Fundraiser. All of our 200 guests were thoroughly entertained and thought it was one of the most unique events they had ever attended.  I appreciate your great ideas and how you provided insight to come up with the best format for our group. We look forward to doing it again next year!

Dave RatherOwner of Mother’s Grille

We featured “The Original Game Show LIVE!” at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille on a weekly basis for quite a while. The format of the show was different than anything we’d done here before, and it was obvious that the audience was having a really good time. It’s not every day that people get to be part of a game show here in Baltimore. I even had “Whip” host my son’s birthday party at our restaurant. I’d highly recommend using Dave’s company at your next event.

Kathy PindzolaPrivate Party Organizer

We had so much fun with “Whip Cheesy” at our surprise bday party for my sister! Whip made the guest of honor feel celebrated and even tailored certain games to reflect her interests. Every guest was engaged and having fun! Highly recommend adding “The Original Game Show LIVE!” to your party!

Arnold MillerFamily Reunion Organizer

We were looking for unique activities at our family reunion, and “The Original Game Show LIVE!” was a perfect choice. Dave customized just about every game for the occasion, and whether people came up as contestants, or they simply watched in the audience, everyone had a fantastic time. Truly a wonderful part of a memorable weekend.