Susan Rice loves to make people laugh. She began her professional comedy career in 1983 and at present is still making people laugh.
Her career has taken her all over the country playing all the comedy clubs of the 1980s & '90s. Appearing on all the Network & Cable Comedy channels solidified Rice's credentials as a professional comedian.
The new century found her working more corporate events for companies such as Microsoft and Intell as well as The Red Hat Society.
In 2015 Rice was voted by her peers and patrons of comedy The Willamette Weekly's "Portland's Funniest Person"
During the Pandemic in 2021, Rice wanted to bring comedy back into her local scene of Portland OR. She produced the first St.Johns Comedy Festival to help the local Portland comics and her small neighborhood of St. Johns in North Portland. She continues that festival and hopes it brings people together with laughter.
At 70 Susan Rice has found a broader range of audience than she remembers ever having as a young comedian. She appeals to both young and old. Reminding everyone that humor has no age limit and laughter is the one human emotion that heals.
In August of 2021, Rice launched the first-ever " St. Johns Comedy Festival
Rice's goal for this festival was to help the small businesses of her beloved St. Johns North Portland neighborhood and the wonderful talented comedians of Portland.
Although the festival was only 2 days and 3 shows the turnout was wonderful.
Rice hopes to continue this festival to promote laughter and healing throughout her community and state.