Travel Channel taps Ricky Smith as host of ‘Yes Man’

“I always thought of myself as wild, crazy and adventurous, until we started filming ‘Yes Man,’” said Smith.

Ricky SmithSocial media star Ricky Smith is Travel Channel’s “Yes Man,” traveling the country to learn about the wildest, craziest and coolest things to do for fun. In his new special airing on Tuesday, April 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, he just can’t bring himself to say “no” to any experiences. Smith is currently completing a 50-city tour in 30 days, doing everything from swimming with sharks to competing in an all-night dance marathon and attempting to ride a bucking bronco in a Texas rodeo. Smith has spent the last five years of his life traveling America and made his name discovering great new experiences — all by word of mouth. He has learned that when adventure calls, it’s always best to say “yes.”

 “I always thought of myself as wild, crazy and adventurous, until we started filming ‘Yes Man,’” said Smith. “The people of Los Angeles know how to have fun and were kind enough to show me some amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences that everyone should say ‘YES’ to!”

Smith’s first stop is Los Angeles, where he says “yes” to holding a tree pose at a paddle board yoga class, snacking on a Mexican pizza loaded with grasshoppers, learning how to take a punch at the Hollywood Stunt University and signing up for a world-famous, 50-pound-pizza-eating challenge. Finally, he overcomes his fear of heights as he flies down the 45-foot-long outdoor glass-encased Skyslide to appreciate amazing views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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