Sarcastic Voyage - About the Show
Sarcastic Voyage is a unique, interconnected world of sketch comedy, serials and radio plays by Ron "AAlgar" Watt, with the assistance and cooperation of a a vast supporting cast of voice actors and contributing writers.
It began as a podcast, which was launched in 2009 by Ron “AAlgar” Watt and Maggie Rowbotham. The pair were just coming off a three year run on a weekly webcomic, and were eager to expand into a different format. Longtime friend Dave Fields and his booming, authoritative voice was brought on as announcer, contributor and occasional guest.
As the show found its legs, AAl and Maggie found themselves interviewing their friends, and occasionally people of notoriety, including cartoonist Michael Kupperman, author Maria Bustillos, Axe Cop co-creator Ethan Nicolle and Transformers/GI Joe/Jem writer Michael Charles Hill.
AAl and Maggie were excited to speak with these people, but found the interview format was a bit awkward with two hosts. This aspect of the show was gradually dissolved, and ultimately gave way to more pre-written material. A regular cast of voice actors — the Sarcastic Voyage Unpaid Voice Acting Players — was assembled to perform this material. Behind the scenes, a greater effort was made to create a more polished, professional-sounding product.
Eventually the interview/spontaneous host segments were dropped altogether (spinning off as AAl’s More Bits podcast), in favor of a show consisting entirely of prepared material. Longer-form comedic radio plays were also added to the show’s regular output.
A series of successful fundraising efforts have led to a regular Sarcastic Voyage presence at the Emerald City Comicon since 2012, and also to the production of a series of videos. These short films are adaptations of regular SV characters in visual form, using puppets.
Sarcastic Voyage celebrated its fifth anniversary in August of 2014, with a live recording of their 180th episode. In March of 2015, they were granted an hourlong performance in the form of an official panel at the Emerald City Comicon. The show was an overwhelming success, filling the room to capacity and forcing the convention to turn a number of additional people away at the door. They have enjoyed similar success at subsequent Emerald City appearances in 2016 and 2017.
Duncan is the son of Bob. Along with doing this, he acts, writes radio dramas and comics, and he hopes to become a director when he gets out of school. He really needs sleep.
Notable roles: Drive-Thru Guy, Dr. Molengo, Crazy David
“Bob” is easily distracted and seems not to require sleep. However, this is an illusion. He is mortal, like you. Perhaps doubly so. He is currently the host of The Optical podcast.
Notable roles: Mustache Charlie, Case Kutchington, Walter the Hobo
Kristy is a Seattle-based sketch comedian. She has performed in the troupe Now with Dames, as well as in the live comedy-variety show, Specific Northwest. She is currently the co-host of the That's Weird podcast.
Notable roles: Archduchess Clamato, Felicity Brimstone, Trojan Malloy
Dave’s timbre has been described as “damned fine” by no less than TV’s Space Ghost, George Lowe. He was the official announcer for the Sarcastic Voyage podcast for the entirety of its 200 episode run, and continues to be the voice of the Post Atomic Horror podcast.
Notable roles: Long-suffering Narrator, Slap Strongarm
Danielle K.L. Grégoire
Danielle was the founder of Seattle's Comedy Womb, a safe space for female-focused standup comedy. She is currently involved in a number of progressive comedy communities in the Seattle area.
Notable roles: Underwater Realtor, Sister Agnes (the lovesick nun)
Nathan is a super cool guy. He likes cats, Star Trek, and naked people. You may notice that Nathan was credited under another name in earlier SV recordings, and that he had a more feminine voice. This is because he is trans. He’s going to animation school, so voice acting is totally where it’s at. Also, he’s an artist and makes lots of art. Art, art, art. kbye.
Notable roles: Spanky Barnes, Cadet Gary, Sydney
Brian is a theater actor, teacher and regular guest on the Post Atomic Horror podcast.
Notable roles: The Colonel, Jad Cortland, Kenneth Shaggs
Caitlin is a Seattle-based actor/comedian who is currently performing with the comedy troupes Drop the Root Beer & Run and Love Snack.
Notable roles: Dorothy Rosseau, Sheriff Metalious Steele
Kara is a Seattle-based actor/comedian who is currently performing with the comedy troupe Day Job.
Notable roles: Zyzzyx Jones, Erasure Delacruz
Josef Ravenson resides in Lawrenceville, GA with his beautiful wife, 4 dogs, 2 rats, a wombat, a collection of dust bunnies, broken dreams, high hopes, bewildering expectations out of life, a good attitude, a toothy grin, and a fabulous beard. He makes good talkies for the Sarcastic Voyage podcast, Atlanta Radio Theater Company, and really anyone else who asks him nicely. He’s a bear.
Notable roles: Orson Welles, Nicolas Cage, Space Prospector
Maggie was the co-creator/co-host of Sarcastic Voyage's original incarnation as a discussion podcast. She is currently a part-time Sarcastic Voyage Voice Acting Player and co-host of the Post Atomic Horror podcast.
Notable roles: Nick, Aaron Faucet, Food Guy
Nicole is a Seattle-based actor/comedian who has appeared in a number of commercials, as well as TV shows such as Leverage and Grimm.
Notable roles: Vatican St. Corby, British protester
Amanda is great.
Notable roles: Mary Madison, Ravina Donovan-Sorrentino-Takahashi-Von Schmidt, Carla
Sabrina has been performing with Sarcastic Voyage since they began doing sketches in 2011.
Notable roles: Dottie, Pernicia Cortland, Spradley
Jason R. Wallace is a student of theatre performance, as well as a two-time stage director, a writer of plays and audio dramas and a professional voice actor. If there’s someone doing a foreign accent or an egregious impression in your Sarcastic Voyage episode, that’s probably him.
Notable roles: The Singing Cowboy, Alistair Eventide, Broyce Champson
Ron “AAlgar” Watt
Ron “AAlgar” Watt is a Seattle-based comedy writer/performer. He is currently the driving force behind Sarcastic Voyage, as well as the Post Atomic Horror podcast.
Notable roles: Kevin the cow, Willikins, Gart Champson