Sarcastic Voyage is a unique, interconnected world of sketch comedy, serials and radio plays by Ron "AAlgar" Watt, with Matt Rowbotham and a supporting cast of voice actors and contributing writers.

It began as a podcast, which was launched in 2009 by Ron “AAlgar” Watt and Matt 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 Matt found themselves interviewing their friends, and occasionally people of notoriety, including cartoonist Michael Kuppermanauthor Maria BustillosAxe Cop co-creator Ethan Nicolle and Transformers/GI Joe/Jem writer Michael Charles Hill.

AAl and Matt 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. To date, six of these radio plays have been produced using the show’s stable of writers and performers.

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.

Ron “AAlgar” Watt and Matt Rowbotham have been working as a writing/performing duo since 2006. They began working together on a weekly webcomic, which ran for three years. In 2009, they launched the Sarcastic Voyage podcast, and in 2010, they started the Post Atomic Horror podcast, which has taken on the ambitious task of providing comedic commentary on every episode and movie in the Star Trek franchise. As of mid-2015, PAH has covered almost 500 episodes and twelve movies in over 200 podcasts. It has also spawned two printed episode guides and earned AAlgar and Matt an official panel at the Emerald City Comicon in 2013.

In 2012, the pair created a short YouTube video poking fun at legendary comics creators Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Thanks in part to coverage by Comics Alliance,Topless RobotNewsarama and other prominent “nerd news” sites, the video went viral, racking up over 10,000 hits in under a week.

On his own, AAlgar has produced a series of comedic reviews of the 80s Transformers cartoon (100 in total), which have received a modest following on YouTube. He has since moved on to reviews of GI Joe. AAl currently hosts the interview podcast More Bits as well. He has also collaborated with Mark Darin of Telltale Games (then the head of Pinhead Games) on three acclaimed point-and-click adventure games. Brain Hotel, which he both wrote and directed, received over 500,000 downloads worldwide and received acclaim from, among others, PC Gamer UK magazine.

Matt is currently reviewing Marvel comics’ What If? series on his blog, Forbidden to Interfere.

AAlgar lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Amanda Smith. Matt Rowbotham lives in Oregon with his wife, Mallory DuVal.

Ron “AAlgar” Watt and Matt Rowbotham have been working as a writing/performing duo since 2006. They began working together on a weekly webcomic, which ran for three years. In 2009, they launched the Sarcastic Voyage podcast, and in 2010, they started the Post Atomic Horror podcast, which has taken on the ambitious task of providing comedic commentary on every episode and movie in the Star Trek franchise. As of mid-2015, PAH has covered almost 500 episodes and twelve movies in over 200 podcasts. It has also spawned two printed episode guides and earned AAlgar and Matt an official panel at the Emerald City Comicon in 2013.

In 2012, the pair created a short YouTube video poking fun at legendary comics creators Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Thanks in part to coverage by Comics Alliance,Topless RobotNewsarama and other prominent “nerd news” sites, the video went viral, racking up over 10,000 hits in under a week.

On his own, AAlgar has produced a series of comedic reviews of the 80s Transformers cartoon (100 in total), which have received a modest following on YouTube. He has since moved on to reviews of GI Joe. AAl currently hosts the interview podcast More Bits as well. He has also collaborated with Mark Darin of Telltale Games (then the head of Pinhead Games) on three acclaimed point-and-click adventure games. Brain Hotel, which he both wrote and directed, received over 500,000 downloads worldwide and received acclaim from, among others, PC Gamer UK magazine.

Matt is currently reviewing Marvel comics’ What If? series on his blog, Forbidden to Interfere.

AAlgar lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Amanda Smith. Matt Rowbotham lives in Oregon with his wife, Mallory DuVal.

Duncan Boszko

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

Stabbing Ghost

Mark Boszko

“Bob” is easily distracted and seems not to require sleep. However, this is an illusion. He is mortal, like you. Perhaps doubly so. 

Notable roles:

Mustache Charlie

The President

Drive-Thru Kid

Dave Fields

Dave’s timbre has been described as “damned fine” by no less than TV’s Space Ghost, George Lowe. In addition to being the primary announcer for Sarcastic Voyage since episode 1, his notable roles include:

The Exasperated Narrator

Slap Strongarm of the Orbit Cops

Rod Serling

Danielle K.L. Grégoire

Danielle is the founder of Seattle's Comedy Womb, a safe space for female-focused standup comedy. She brings years of comedy and radio experience, as well as an infectious exuberance, to Sarcastic Voyage. 

Notable roles:Underwater Realtor

Sister Agnes, the Lovesick Nun

Ruth “Terrier” Russell

Nathan LaJeunesse

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

Josef Ravenson

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

Amanda Smith

Amanda is great. 

Notable roles:

Mary Madison

Miss Virtue

Eleanor Roosevelt

Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina has been performing with Sarcastic Voyage since they began doing sketches in 2011. 

Notable roles:

Dottie

Amelia Earhart

Spradley

Jason Wallace

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:Agent Jack Nimble

Reed English/The Bee

The Dutchelsdroon Goblin