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.
May 27th, 2019 | Season 3 | 29 mins 29 secs
bex bedford, sketch, troll, youtube
I continue my conversation with Bex Bedford as we come up with the sketch! This one is hilarious, and it was so much fun to edit. I had to find 20 different keyboards to record! (kind of)
May 20th, 2019 | Season 3 | 35 mins 32 secs
conversation, podcaster, youtube
Rebecca Bedford spend a good portion of her life hiding from people. Seriously. She would find times to go to the grocery store when no one else was there, her job was at a standstill because she didn’t want to see anybody or be seen by anybody and even things such as getting gas in her car was beyond difficult for her to accomplish. She decided to do something about it; but not what you are thinking. In the end, she decided acceptance and self-love was the right direction and for her many followers, she was right.
May 16th, 2019 | 24 mins 49 secs
actor, conversation, director, documentary, film, writer
He’s back, and he brought a new movie with him! This one means a lot to me, because it is really highlighting a skill that I need right now since I was laid off “How to Land That Dream Job”. Like all of gough’s other movies, this is a fantastic documentary, really thought out and highly researched, that explores the best methods to land that job that you have always told your significant other and parents you were going to get, and this time let’s see them laugh themselves silly or disappointingly cry!
May 6th, 2019 | Season 3 | 31 mins 48 secs
job interview, video store
Remember when you were so excited to go into your first job interview? Where was it, a grocery store? A deli? Or, was the the most coveted job available… the video rental store (kids: this was a place that people went before Netflix completely destroyed the industry where people would actually, and get this, drive to a store where they would spend anywhere from $3-$6 to rent a video and then have to drive it back to the store and drop it off before they incurred ridiculously high “late fees”). Why was the video rental store the best? Well, you got access to all fo the coolest things: movies, video games, junk food… everything a teenager covets! Sometimes, you would see that one person in the store that didn’t seem to enjoy their job, and that they could never seem to connect with the customers, their coworkers, or even just do a good job…. Aaaaand here is Justin!
April 29th, 2019 | Season 3 | 38 mins 40 secs
Do you know Esperanto? Are you familiar with the Single Transferable Voting System? Can you say that Janeway is your favorite Star Trek captain? Probably not. In fact, you probably have no idea what those three sentences were at all. That's okay, because this episode's guest, Justin Kavanaugh, knows copious amounts of all of these things!
April 22nd, 2019 | Season 3 | 21 mins 21 secs
breeding, equine alopecia, hair growth, horse, merkin, performance enhancing drugs, wigs
Performance-enhancing drugs are universally looked down upon…. except for things that help you sleep better, eat better, get over colds faster, get erections harder, manage our moods and emotions… oh hell, drugs are great!
Featuring Ari Meisel, the “Doing Less” productivity guru who can help you become more productive with doing less. Pretty simple, right? Visit him at: http://less.do/SCPS
April 15th, 2019 | Season 3 | 32 mins 41 secs
airplanes, author, bald, business, business coach, coaching, crohn, crohn’s, crohn’s disease, doing less, life coach, outsourcing, overwhelmologist, plane crash, replacement founder, surrogates, tasks
Ari Meisel is the author of "The Art of Less Doing" and "The Replacement Founder" and helps entrepreneurs become more effective and less exhausted on a weekly basis on his award-winning podcast "Less Doing".
April 9th, 2019 | Season 3 | 16 mins 5 secs
god, men’s health, mother nature, religion, testosterone, zeus
What are the signs of low testosterone? Dude, seriously, go back one episode and listen to the conversation with Dr. Marnie Loomis, the Erection Advocate; that episode will change your life whether you are a man who might be having issues with testosterone or someone who is with someone with low testosterone… it’s worth the test to find out! However, if you are too lazy or do not have the attention span with that, maybe this sketch with a very famous person could help…
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 5th, 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.