WORKING WITHOUT A NET

 

There is an old showbiz saying:

"Drama is easy, comedy is hard".

Not if you're Susan Rice. 

 

  "Her style is conversational and engaging.  You feel like she has just picked up a conversation where it last left off." Willamette Weekly

 

   On March 16th 1983 Susan stepped on stage at the Leaky Roof Tavern in Portland, Oregon to work on a one women show and she change her life completely. Rice became a stand up comic. Since then she has used her sense of humor to entertain audiences all over the US and abroad.  

 

   Moving to Los Angeles gave Susan her first taste of what show biz had in store for her. She rapidly became a regular at the Icehouse in Pasadena, Igby's, The Comedy Store, and worked for the Improvs. She rapidly moved up the performance ladder and headlined at many of the clubs of the 1990's; Laff Stops, Last Laugh's, Stanfords and Comedy Connections. 

 

   Rice learned from wonderful headliners on road; comic's like Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinnison and Paula Poundstone.

 

   Her first TV comedy set on ABC's George Schlatter’s Comedy Club and followed with his Reunion show. Cable shows included Showtime Comedy on the Road,  Comic Stripe Live, and Evening at the Improv.

 

   "She can go in and grab a crowd no matter what the circumstance." —David Tribble, President of Entertainment Solutions.  

 

   Since her return to the Pacific Northwest, Rice has been invited to perform in The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Las Vegas Comedy Festival and was a contestant in HBO/TNT Comedy Festival at Caesar's Palace Lucky 21 Contest.

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   She has lent her talent to the  

“All Jane, No Dick, Women in Comedy Festival", promoting women in comedy.

 More recently she appeared in "Portlandia."

 

   In 2016 she will be seen in an independant film/documentary by Anna Field called, 'The Girl in the Show," a retrospective of the life of Gilda Radner and women in comedy.  

  

   Corporate work has been Rice's main focus for the last 10 years. She has a wide appeal and clients from Microsoft to HoneyBucket, Intel to Red Hatter's. She's made them all laugh.

 

  "Rice had the audience in the palm of her hand."  —The Oregonian 

 

 Rice has helped raise thousands of dollars for Relay for Life through her association with "The Boob Tour" Humane Societies in the U.S. and Canada.  

 

"Funny For Food"is a pet show she produces for the Portland Food Bank.

 

  "This woman has become the 'Grand Dame of Comedy' in the Pacific Northwest and is enjoying the popularity of 'second act.'"—Longview Daily News