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 5th, 2018 | Season 2 | 33 mins 11 secs
dead body, phone call, tasks, virtual assistant
It would be so nice to just call someone and have things taken care of. Laundry needs folding, call, taken care of. Dinner needs to be cooked, call, taken care of. Kids need to be told they are loved, call, taken care of. Is there anything that wouldn’t be better just calling someone and having someone else just take care of it?
October 15th, 2018 | Season 2 | 34 mins 58 secs
dead body, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtqa, lgbtqa+, therapist, therapy, virtual assistants
This week’s guest, Melissa DaSilva, is a mental therapist who focuses on the LGBTQA+ community. In addition, Melissa also has a podcast called “PRIDE Connections” (http://prideconnections.com) and is also starting a virtual assistant company for therapists. Melissa also runs a therapist mastermind program. I guess what I’m saying is that this is someone who is so busy, she needs a virtual assistant!
October 1st, 2018 | Season 2 | 5 mins 37 secs
band, concert, foley, musician, noises, rap
Man, I am so glad I didn’t become a band roadie. Don’t get me wrong, I think the idea of being a roadie is cool… the wild parties, the drugs, the late nights and late mornings, the sloppy seconds or thirds… all of that sounds great! The part that sounds awful? Moving the band’s equipment and setting it up.
September 24th, 2018 | Season 2 | 54 mins 30 secs
alonzo bodden, frisky, last comic standing, lawyer, rap, rapper
Frisky is Andy Lugo, whose origin story is unlike any other I can think of; he disappointed his parents by deciding originally to not become an artist and, instead, became a lawyer. Yes, you heard that right, it’s not often that a rapper’s side hustle is law but that is exactly what Frisky does. Frisky’s music is a nice combination of a number of genres, you can hear that fusion is his song “Everybody Says Hey” which will be at the end of the episode.
September 10th, 2018 | Season 2 | 21 mins 33 secs
bananas, bazaar, foreign, goat head, horse snout, markets, street market
There is nothing better than going to a foreign country and finding completely unique things to bring home. Sometimes they are articles of clothing, or trinkets, or house decorations. Sometimes they are more unique items, and maybe they do not really appeal to our Western sensibilities. Sometimes they are downright offensive and disgusting… you’ll know what we mean after listening to this sketch.
September 3rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 49 mins 12 secs
international, travel, world travel
I envy Matt Javit and his wife, Nikki. They have a passion for traveling and, instead of planning the occasional trip or excursion decided to adopt the lifestyle full-time and now traverse the globe seeing things most people, like myself, can only imagine. They chronicle their travels in their blog at passportjoy.com and talk about all of these incredible things. They also have a podcast, go check it out!
August 27th, 2018 | Season 2 | 25 mins 20 secs
enlightenment, guru, self-help
Have you ever woken up, stared at the ceiling and wondered… “What’s it all for?” You aren’t alone. At some point, everyone comes to a point where they start to question their own existence and what that means to them. Sometimes we need to find guidance in these spiritual questions, so we seek gurus that have done the important work and have laid the groundwork. These spiritual leaders have done the really important work, like setting up a Patreon page and getting Shopify to work…
August 20th, 2018 | Season 2 | 40 mins 41 secs
metaphysics, rv, self improvement
Christopher and Lyndsay Jones live in an RV. That’s it, that’s all there is… nothing else interesting here. I mean, why did I even… wait, what? You’re handing this to me now? I’m recording this live onto the hard drive, and that’s when you hand this to me? These imaginary assistants are just not very good help, maybe I should actually get some virtual assistants. Okay, what was I saying? Oh, right! Yes, Chris and Lyndsay live in an RV, but they are SO MUCH MORE! The two are now traveling around the country in said RV and helping people through chaos, which they know about. Both Lyndsay and Chris have suffered through depression, and Lyndsay has seen the dark side of addiction. Where lesser people might have just accepted this, these two decided to take it head-on and have come out the other side much happier and living a life that they want.
August 13th, 2018 | Season 2 | 33 mins 54 secs
acting, casting, comedy, directing, improv, improv comedy, improvised comedy, sketch
“That person is a natural” is the thing you want to say when you are casting someone into a role. It is best when it is effortless, when you can’t tell the person from the role they are playing. That’s what you want as a casting director… unless you are casting for “Se7en”.
August 6th, 2018 | Season 2 | 40 mins 25 secs
accordion, improvisor, suicide, theater
This episode’s guest was so much fun to talk to. Nikki Smith is an improvisor, theater director, gives really bad advice on life (http://bit.ly/SCPSnikkitellsyou), plays the accordion (badly) and is now helping people who are having a hard time in life get through to the next day (hopefully very well). What I liked best about chatting with Nikki was how much we are similar… we are drawn to improv because we do not like to learn lines, we are both scatterbrained enough that we can’t settle on that one good thing that we are good at. The biggest difference is that she loves cats and I am constantly trying to keep my slacks free from hair.
“Ted Tudor’s Gallant Galloping Horse Contessa’s First Time on a Movie Set” with David Trotter and Tripp Fuller
July 30th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 45 secs
actor, animal, director, movie, tragedy
It is hard not to get excited by the glitz and the glamor of a movie set. There are the cameras, which you know are capturing the magic happening in front of them, there are the stars prepping for their craft, there are the film crew making sure everything is running smoothly and on-time and let’s not forget the most important, the caterers. And then there are the extras and the occasional animals that are involved, that bring death and destruction to all.
Conversation with David Trotter and Tripp Fuller | Progressive Christians and Creators of “The Road to Edmond” Movie
July 23rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 49 mins 58 secs
actor, christian, director, podcast
I’m not going to lie, I had red flags. I watched “The Road to Edmond” and realized that it was a Christian movie about 15 minutes in. Let’s face it, I am a heathen and it’s a little intimidating when one is facing two theologians, one of which has a “Dr.” In front of his name. Fortunately, the movie was good, and not just good as in “it’s a Christian movie” good, but actually entertaining and endearing. More fortunately, David and Tripp are incredibly great guys and are progressive Christians, which means that they are inclusive, not exclusive, with their faith and appreciate humanity and humans for being diverse, not shun them for it. These are my types of Christians!