Trick-Roping American Cowboy Creates Will Rogers-Inspired, Two-Minute Films


Will Roberts is a trick-roping American cowboy, performer, humorist and social commentator whose radio show exposes us to a lot of laughs each week. He is very good at showing us that the King has no clothes, and his style is in the mold of Will Rogers – he does it very well.

Never one to sit still for more than a few minutes, Roberts is preparing for production of the first season of his two-minute, weekly political and social humor talk show “Will Roberts’ Weekly Telegram.”

Over the past 15 years, Roberts recreated the life of his great hero, Will Rogers, the humorist and man of the people, and now he will take that life a step further.

Will Rogers, Cowboy Humorist

Do you remember Will Rogers? He was the American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist and social commentator in the 1920s and ’30s, who had an amazing knack for one-liners like these:

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Will Roberts at his desk, working on his Weekly Telegram and his new book, A Crackpot’s Potshot At American Politics.
  • “Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”
  • “A fool and his money are soon elected.”
  • “Our foreign policy is an open book – a checkbook.”
  • “I belong to no organized party, I’m a Democrat.”
  • “Lettin’ the cat out of the bag is a lot easier than puttin’ it back in.”
  • Will Roberts is the Modern Day Will Rogers. His mission is to talk to folks, with wit and humor, about common sense – and to get people to talk to one another, face-to-face, in an era of isolation.

    But, you say, we have “social media.” That’s exactly what I mean – isolation.

    Roberts says common sense ain’t so common anymore, and the internationally-renowned performer and speaker, known for his high-energy, humorous and insightful content, will soon tell us all about that, in full, living color.

    “Will Roberts’ Weekly Telegram” political variety radio show explores refreshingly unusual viewpoints that can be respectfully shared and explored.

    Roberts has spent the last 15 years recreating the life of his great hero, Will Rogers, humorist and man of the people. In doing so, he has become known as the Modern Day Will Rogers. His mission is to talk to folks with wit and humor about common sense – and to get them to talk to one another, face-to-face, in an era of isolation.

    “For the last 15 years have made it my life’s mission to get folks to talk to each other, not via texting, Facebook and Twitter, but one-to-one,” Roberts said. “I want to make a difference.”

    Share And Participate

    Always one to share, Roberts’ goal is to raise $5,000 through his Kickstarter campaign by July 4, to get the production started, and you can be part of it.

    Money raised from the campaign will go towards buying a high-quality HD camera, editing software and professional-quality lights, a wireless microphone system and items to make his set production-ready.

    Kickstarter is a great way for everyone to participate in amazing projects, for very little risk. For a pledge of $5 or more, Roberts will list your name on his website as a sponsor of the Will Roberts Weekly Telegram Radio show. For a pledge of $100 or more, he will send you a signed copy of his new book, “A Crackpot’s Potshot at American Politics,” as well as listing your name on his website as a show sponsor. If you pledge $500 or more, you get those perks and you can also be a guest on his radio show.

    The larger contributions are great for businesses.

    Will Roberts recently finished four years as a feature trick roper with Cirque du Soleil in a show called “Viva Elvis.” He is also a great speaker, and he uses personal stories, humor and amazing trick roping demonstrations to make his motivating keynotes useful, memorable and ultimately profitable for his audiences. He has also performed at Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre and the Republican National Convention.

    You can see him on PBS Horizon in his segment “Will Roberts’ Weekly Telegram” and he is a regular contributor to The Richard Fowler Show, WeActRadio, BlogTalkRadio’s Rewiring Your Brain, The Core Business Show and KJAG Radio – plus, he is featured on NewsBlaze.

    Pledges to Roberts’ campaign can be made at Kickstarter

    Learn more about Will Roberts and his work at

    Alan Gray is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of NewsBlaze Daily News and other online newspapers. He prefers to edit, rather than write, but sometimes an issue rears it’s head and makes him start pounding the keyboard. Alan has a fascination with making video and video editing, so watch out if he points his Canon 7d in your direction.