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.
March 18th, 2018 | 7 mins
dating, movies, sixth sense
Once again, first dates are the most important dates because they set the stage for the entire relationship. If the first date is full of passion and romance, it could speak to how well the chemistry in the relationship will go. If the first date is full of lively conversation and fun, you could have found someone who could be a friend as well as a lover. If the first date is uncomfortable and really awkward... then it was probably a date with me and I apologize. This date is really no better...
“Come On Ride The Train” with Ronny Pascale | Poop emoji and Associate Artistic Director of The People’s Improv Theater
March 12th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 15 mins
dating, love, relationships, tinder, trains
Dating is fun. What isn’t funny is that first date, that is some serious business. If you decide to do something like coffee or happy hour, the object of your affection might be underwhelmed and just bolt. If you decide that dinner is the better option, then you might be forced to pay for an expensive meal with someone that you do not really enjoy spending time with. If you decide to go on an all-day hike, you have to actually go and hike and exercise is lame. Whatever you do, you might want to think twice about planning something too grandiose, or you might end up in a situation like this one…
January 29th, 2018 | 5 mins 7 secs
ben rothlisberger, feminism, football, masculinist, super bowl
You spend your entire life training and preparing to play the ultimate game of football, and all these ladies can do is comment on how good you look in that tight uniform. It's disrespectful and objectifying. Shame, shame, shame on those that would treat you like a piece of meat.
January 21st, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 14 mins
comedy, entertainer, musicians, portland, variety
Job interviews can be one of the most stressful events for us. We open ourselves to the possibility of looking like we are unqualified. Or maybe they ask the question that uncovers that one thing that exposes you for the creep you are. Or perhaps the question comes up about your mental well-being and as you are thinking the other person in your head takes over and answers for you in a way that makes you sound like you are completely crazy… “No it doesn’t”… Yes it does!!!
January 7th, 2018 | Season 2 | 54 mins 8 secs
atlanta, mindset, positivity, talk show, tv
Mindset. It can change on a whim, it can dictate our mood, and it is the determining factor one whether or not our days are filled with milk and honey or a crap sandwich. It is so important to set your mind early in the morning and put it into a positive space; doing so will lead to prosperous and effective days and a smile as you roll into the evening. Mindset shows everyone around you… “Hey dad?”… What?!? Can’t you see I’m recording? What is wrong with you? You’ve ruined everything and now I have to start over! My life sucks so bad!!!!
January 1st, 2018 | 6 mins 21 secs
holiday, new years, quitting, resolution, smoking
Of course, it is the first day of the year, so we need to do that one thing that makes today different from all of the other things... we have to lie to ourselves and make some sort of commitment that we are never going to follow. Some call them resolutions, but I call them promises to my children.
December 19th, 2017 | Season 2 | 54 mins 33 secs
australia, author, blind, comedian, director, film, filmmaker, travel, traveling, vision
Traveling is so much fun! Sometimes you are on your way out to see family, or sometimes you are going to an event or to see the sights… sometimes it’s just about seeing someplace new and you have no idea what it is you are expecting to see! When I travel, I know I do it with intent… to duck creditors.
December 14th, 2017 | 31 mins 36 secs
bill cosby, caroling, christmas, cosby, don henley, grinch, kissing santa claus, music, singing, xmas
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate Christmas the best way possible, by listening to two people ruin one of the best parts of the holiday... the music!
November 27th, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
alanis morissette, beer, delivery, ironic, podcast, podcast academy, podcraft, shipping, tea
Come rain, or snow, or zombie apocalypse, we trust our packages will be delivered. Sure, sometimes the package doesn’t arrive on-time, and sometimes it is mis-delivered, but we can always rely on the fact that eventually, through some method, our packages will get to where they need to go eventually. Maybe it’s time to get out of the “Cat in a Box” pet delivery service I have so heavily invested in.
November 20th, 2017 | 7 mins 52 secs
black friday, line, shopping, thanksgiving
What is there to say, we are suckers for a good deal. Here are a couple of sketches for you to listen to in line at the store you have targeted on Thanksgiving evening or the day after. Let's face it, if you are dumb enough to stand in that line you are dumb enough to enjoy this show!