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.
April 2nd, 2018 | Season 2 | 53 mins 32 secs
improvisor, instructor, language
Sebastién and I talk about learning different languages, traveling, trying not to offend anyone on accident, making up songs, and, of course, improv! We then “get busy” and record a sketch based on language and not understanding very good. That will be a lot more funny once you listen to the episode.
“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 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!!!!
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.
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 13th, 2017 | Season 2 | 47 mins 50 secs
baseball, disney, fantasy, horse racing, improv, make believe, theme parks
Make believe. We stopped playing it for the most part as we got older, but I can remember being in my front yard, throwing a ball up in the air and swinging my Wiffle bat trying to connect and imagining myself in the clutch during the World Series. I also remember grabbing sticks and imagining they are swords and fighting dragons. As I’ve grown older, I see my kids play make believe, and I see my son doing the same sorts of things that I used to do… man, I hope I didn’t look that goofy.
November 6th, 2017 | Season 2 | 50 mins 7 secs
business, director, horror, monster, movies, producer, science
Business opportunities abound all around us. See a need, fill it, and you can get rewarded handsomely for it. There are times that those business opportunities are not successful. Sometimes those opportunities are just downright stupid… but enough about Windows Phone.
October 29th, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 mins
comedian, comedy, father time, phone call
When the phone rings, are you excited to grab it? Do you run to the phone in hopes of hearing from a loved one, a friend, a lover, or maybe you like answering the phone and hearing from that adorable girl that always informs you that you have been selected to participate in a vacation getaway package… Regardless, whatever your reason, it is still pretty much a crapshoot as to who is calling you. Sometimes you get unlucky and it turns out to be the person who actually owns the phone.
October 23rd, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 47 mins
bathroom, book, concert, dating, love, relationships
Brings a whole new meaning to the words “Same Page”.
Featuring Eric Ackerson, VP at a high-tech consumer electronics manufacturer and a dear friend that has too much dirt on me.
"Deep Driving Lesson" with Rebecca Love | Adult Film Actress and Host of the “Talking Dirty” Podcast
October 15th, 2017 | Season 2 | 56 mins 58 secs
adult, adult film, car, driver, drivers ed, escape pod, late night, license, porn, youtube
Remember the first time you got behind the wheel of a car? It’s such an exhilarating experience, much like the same feeling one gets with a first sexual experience. Sometimes those things go hand-in-hand… and yet somehow cell phones are the worlds worst thing in a car.
October 8th, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 12 mins
bathroom, pavlov, poop, shapr, swiping, tinder
Pavlov found that behavior can be triggered in animals and in humans. For instance, we hear a dinner bell ring and all of us looks around and wonders who the hell is ringing a bell and what does it mean? Or if someone says “hey, let’s make a run for the border” and we instantly all get a stomach ache and diarrhea for the next couple of hours. Or the fact that everyone within earshot just rolled their eyes at this entire introduction.