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, 2019 | Season 3 | 45 mins 24 secs
hormones, men’s health, penis, testosterone
This is, very likely, the most important episode of “Sketch Comedy Podcast Show” I have produced… bar none. I invite my friend, Marnie Loomis ND, on the show and she talks to me about her passion: testosterone, men’s health and, yes, penises.
March 5th, 2019 | Season 3 | 17 mins 24 secs
comedy, hypnosis, professional, sports, stand up, wrestling
Some say that pro wrestling is not real, and that it is really just a bunch of people acting like they are beating each other up. Maybe that’s true, but even in the world of make-believe wrestling there are ways to get a leg-up on your competition… even if it means public embarrassment.
February 11th, 2019 | Season 3 | 36 mins 3 secs
comedian, hypnosis, pro wrestling, stand up, wrestling
The fact that Rusty Diamond is a 170 pound professional wrestler is pretty interesting… but the fact that Rusty is also a hypnotist? That’s some next level interesting!
February 4th, 2019 | Season 3 | 46 mins 26 secs
couples, romance, therapy
One of the two people coming to see Riana is a complete and utter monster… you will have to decide which of the two is the absolute worst person.
January 28th, 2019 | Season 3 | 39 mins 13 secs
author, childhood, father, love, relationships, spy, therapy, trauma
Stuart invites Riana Milne, a relationship therapist, on to the show where they talk about how to get into good relationships and spy dads!
“The Ever-Escalating AC Repair Competition in Houston, TX” with Bob and Zipp of the “No Redeeming Qualities” Podcast
January 21st, 2019 | Season 3 | 37 mins 49 secs
advertising, air conditioning, ghosts, marketing, satan
In Houston, Texas they still have shootouts, just not on the streets. Listen to three air conditioning repair companies do their best to besmirch each other and try to expose the "other guys" for the liars they are.
January 1st, 2019 | Season 3 | 48 mins 31 secs
Stuart invites Bob and Zipp of the “No Redeeming Qualities” podcast to come on the show and do their brand of humor… it was a unique experience...
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.