Stuart Rice is the co-creator of "Sketch Comedy Podcast Show".
Stuart's interest in comedy started at a very young age, where he proclaimed in his toddler pants that he was going to be a stand-up comedian. As he grew up he was told time and time again that he needed to make sure that he had a career in mind, and that comedy was not a career. So, instead of following that dream, he got a "normal" career and has been pretty successful at that.
Then he met Alisha...
Stuart and Alisha started dating and, although they became really tight friends, it never worked out romantically for the two. While they were together, they often found themselves using their similar sense of humor to make up scenarios and situations for characters they made up to be in... you know, most people call it improv. The two would do so while watching movies with Stuart's kids, and the kids initially would tell Stuart and Alisha to be quiet... and then pretty soon the kids were requesting the two to do more.
After deciding that they were no longer going to try to make real babies, Stuart suggested that he and Alisha grab a couple of microphones and set them up in Stuart's living room and try their hand at that childhood dream... comedy. The idea came quickly to both of them, they would come up with something different in the podcast space, something that both of them felt was missing in podcasting, and created this show. Stuart and Alisha knew they were on the right track when the first domain name they looked for, "sketchcomedypodcastshow.com" was totally available. After that, as they say, is history.
Sketch Comedy Podcast Show has won a number of awards, has had over 100,000 downloads and has been listened to in most countries on the globe. After 3 years, Alisha left the show and Stuart had a choice: quit and reminisce or change the format of the show. Stuart decided to do the former, and that is what you are listening to now!
Stuart really enjoys finding interesting people, and fortunately for this show he lives in a spot where a lot of interesting people live, so between the streets of Portland, OR and the internet there is an endless supply of wonderful people for Stuart to converse with and make fun sketches.
In the future, Stuart is hoping to find even more interesting people, some higher-profile guests, adding animation to the sketches and doing stage shows and online events for improv. These things are all in addition to what he does for a day-to-day job which makes it slower to achieve.
Stuart has 3 kids and lives in Portland, OR.
November 17th, 2017 | 3 mins 22 secs
america, food, holiday, native americans, thanksgiving, turkey
What is your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal? Is it the turkey? Is it the cranberries? Is it the pumpkin pie? Some of us love the stuffing. Stuffing is delicious, soaks up the gravy and combines so many good flavors into one place. What place is that? Who the hell thought of doing this? What did the original Americans think of that when they saw it?
November 13th, 2017 | Season 2 | 47 mins 50 secs
baseball, disney, fantasy, horse racing, improv, make believe, theme parks
Make believe. We stopped playing it for the most part as we got older, but I can remember being in my front yard, throwing a ball up in the air and swinging my Wiffle bat trying to connect and imagining myself in the clutch during the World Series. I also remember grabbing sticks and imagining they are swords and fighting dragons. As I’ve grown older, I see my kids play make believe, and I see my son doing the same sorts of things that I used to do… man, I hope I didn’t look that goofy.
November 10th, 2017 | 5 mins 41 secs
brain, genitals, neuroscience, penis, science, talk show
We are on the forefront of miraculous discoveries in the science and medical fields. Perhaps we can use the progression in these fields to better understand ourselves, to better the connections with each other, and to allow us, as a species, to control our primitive brains to allow us to become more civil. Or we could just figure out what would be the best spot for lunch. Lunch is pretty important.
November 6th, 2017 | Season 2 | 50 mins 7 secs
business, director, horror, monster, movies, producer, science
Business opportunities abound all around us. See a need, fill it, and you can get rewarded handsomely for it. There are times that those business opportunities are not successful. Sometimes those opportunities are just downright stupid… but enough about Windows Phone.
November 3rd, 2017 | 5 mins 54 secs
When you head to the doctor's office, especially if you are a woman and are heading to see the "lady-parts" doctor. From what I understand, you have to get undressed, get on a table, and then have someone probe your privates. I mean, I had enough of that as a kid in the Catholic Church.
October 29th, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 mins
comedian, comedy, father time, phone call
When the phone rings, are you excited to grab it? Do you run to the phone in hopes of hearing from a loved one, a friend, a lover, or maybe you like answering the phone and hearing from that adorable girl that always informs you that you have been selected to participate in a vacation getaway package… Regardless, whatever your reason, it is still pretty much a crapshoot as to who is calling you. Sometimes you get unlucky and it turns out to be the person who actually owns the phone.
October 27th, 2017 | 3 mins 34 secs
hell, justin bieber, music, parody, scary
What is the easiest cash cow in the entertainment industry? Kids. Start marketing to kids correctly then any parent in their right mind will spend anything to make their kids shut up about whatever they are talking about. This is especially true with music, where you just need to make the songs sound peppier and more Disney-esque... could that work the other way? Isn't that basically what Evanesence is?
October 23rd, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 47 mins
bathroom, book, concert, dating, love, relationships
Brings a whole new meaning to the words “Same Page”.
Featuring Eric Ackerson, VP at a high-tech consumer electronics manufacturer and a dear friend that has too much dirt on me.
October 19th, 2017 | 2 mins 51 secs
halloween, movie, period, scary, trailer
Horror. The best horror always starts with "...and everything I am about to tell you is true." Because reality is really scary. Watching a movie about something that is so outlandish and out of the realm of possibility really takes a lot away from the terror one can feel while watching something. For instance, imagine how terrifying it would be to have someone with no experience and a long history of lying and cheating running the country... that would be the most terrifying thing ever!
October 15th, 2017 | Season 2 | 56 mins 58 secs
adult, adult film, car, driver, drivers ed, escape pod, late night, license, porn, youtube
Remember the first time you got behind the wheel of a car? It’s such an exhilarating experience, much like the same feeling one gets with a first sexual experience. Sometimes those things go hand-in-hand… and yet somehow cell phones are the worlds worst thing in a car.