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.
July 2nd, 2018 | Season 2 | 33 mins 59 secs
amish, dance, feminism, mennonite, sexuality, stripper
Okay, admittedly, the description of this guest is a little misleading. Tammy Leitzel is a former Mennonite, not Amish (and not really that connected), and she has performed stripping since that time, not during that time. Also, she was never a Mennonite past the age of 18, so maybe that isn’t entirely truthful either… I took liberties, but that is one hell of a headline!
June 25th, 2018 | Season 2 | 36 mins 36 secs
beast, cable, chinese, hank mccoy, mutants, professor, professor x, transgender, x-men, xavier
Diversity is good. In fact, there are few times that having diversity is really bad. It’s good in your diet, to keep things working properly, it is good in education so that people can learn different things, it is good in superhero teams, because different powers can yield different results… about the only place diversity is really bad is in sexually transmitted diseases.
June 18th, 2018 | Season 2 | 38 mins 37 secs
comics, marvel, podcast, sex positive, transgender, x-men, x-plain, xmen
Miles and I talk about facial hair and how unfair that he has locks for days and I look like a newborn baby. We then move on to less important topics like gun control and whatnot. Stuart reveals that he totally accosted both Jay and Miles in line at “Fantastic Planet”. We talk a lot about comics because of course we do, and finally talk a little about his and Jay’s story, transformations, being sex-positive, and overall really interesting and good stuff!
June 11th, 2018 | Season 2 | 14 mins 17 secs
costumes, marathon, news, running, sports, tv
Twenty-six grueling miles of body punishment and for what? Glory? Accomplishment? Awesome selfies? Who knows what it is about marathons that attract us, but we love the spectacle of watching people in incredible shape make their bodies perform at their peak performance and watch as they poop themselves, collapse and nearly die as they cross the finish line.
June 4th, 2018 | Season 2 | 36 mins 11 secs
author, book, comedy central, every damn day, fake news, funny or die, marathon, sketch
We talk about his experiences with celebrities at “Funny or Die” and talk about his fantastic book “Not Quite a Genius” and also delve into the website he is helping to develop content KnewQ, which is looking to game-ify the news and make it fun to discover how much of the news is straight-up bullshit! Afterwards, we record a sketch!
May 31st, 2018 | 13 mins 17 secs
australia, director, film, personal trainer
gough, the world’s first blind filmmaker, has just released a new movie that exposes the seedy underbelly of the life of personal trainers… although he may not want to expose too much, they are in really good shape!
May 28th, 2018 | Season 2 | 27 mins 36 secs
detective, kidnapped, mystery, police, prisoner, spooky, x files
Mysteries. We love them because they give us something our human minds crave... solutions. We love movies and television that explores mysteries, crime mysteries, medical mysteries, alien mysteries... we are fascinated by what we might uncover! Sometimes those mysteries uncover amazing secrets that will help benefit the world or bring someone to justice, other times we might wish we could put the cork back on the bottle...
May 21st, 2018 | Season 2 | 42 mins 47 secs
family, lds, musician, one woman show, poop, sewage, water
What exactly is a Failed Supernova? Well, a supernova is when a star collapses and releases all of it’s stored energy outward disintegrating everything in its event horizon… so being a failed supernova might be okay! I think what Shannon Milliman, this episode’s guest, means by it is she had the perception as a child she was going to be this incredible force of power and would have a huge impact on the world and instead works a relatively normal job for a normal amount of time and goes home and lives a normal life. So what makes Shannon so interesting? She helps other people deal with being normal and not letting their day jobs suck the life out of them. In fact, she has a talk that she does for groups called 'How not to let a 40 hour work week suck your soul”.
May 17th, 2018 | 14 mins 24 secs
album, mike phirman, music, musician, release
Go get the album and enjoy! http://music.mikephirman.com
May 14th, 2018 | Season 2 | 30 mins 9 secs
broken, playstation, red ring of death, repair, xbox
The next world war is not going to be the US vs. North Korea, or the US vs. Russia, or the US vs... wait a second, are we the problem? Well, whatever, it isn't going to be global powers, it will be technology powers. Apple vs. Google, US vs. Amazon or something ridiculous like that. Right now, the war raging in most 14 year old brains is which is better, Xbox or Playstation? Maybe it's more than just games we should be considering...
May 8th, 2018 | Season 2 | 49 mins 31 secs
playstation, retail, xbox, zombies
Joseph “Zombie” Zuko is the author of “The Infected” series of novels that tell of the exploits of Jim, his wife Karen, and a very large cast of characters in the days after the zombies attack. I know some of you probably read this as Joe himself was a zombie which is inaccurate, but for dramatic effect let’s just pretend that is the truth. My brains were still intact after this conversation because, according to every ex-girlfriend I have ever had, I sit on my brains because of where they are located.
May 1st, 2018 | Season 2 | 23 mins 25 secs
business, france, language, translation
Language is tricky. Something said in one language might have the intention of sounding like something else in another language, but the subtleties of each word do not always translate from one to the other. It's a challenge that some people take on and can travel the world and experience new things. For others, it makes it really convenient that there is fast food internationally.