He's eating it! She's dying! He's BOMBING! For a stand-up comic there's no pain quite like a joke that bombs. Every comic bombs and in Bombing with Mike Dorval we seek to find out WHY! Every week a new comedian joins Mike to dive into the nitty gritty of joke writing. They'll explore the mechanics of crafting of great joke and the agony of a watching a joke they loved, nurtured, and thought would soar come crashing to Earth. It's a deep dive into the agony and ecstasy of writing jokes.
56- Jiayong Li
Our lst Bombing for a while is with someone I've been wanting to talk to. I'm always fascinated by brilliant people who choose to go into comedy and Jiayong fits that description. We talk about going from grad school to stand up, comedy in China, and he teaches me what "cross talk" is.
55- Sportsball with Mike, Dan and James
What's that? You want some uninformed sports commentary? You'd like it to have some tech issues? Can I interest you in some Super Bowl predictions even thought the game was two weeks ago because we couldn't get this episode cleaned up until today? YOU GOT IT! Bombing favorites Dan Boulger and James Patterson joined me to talk sports and comedy in what may become a regular thing if you guys like it. Honestly, we may just keep doing it out of spite.
54- Langston Kerman
We had to battle technical difficulties and chatty neighbors but it was worth it to have a really fun talk with HBOs Langston Kerman. From Chicago to a masters in poetry to teaching to headlining clubs and acting in the series "Insecure" it's been a really fascinating comedy trip that ended with a bomb in Walmart.
53- Mike Murray
How do you go from deaf until you're 40 to professional comedian, booker, and producer? That's the journey of Rhode Island's Mike Murray. We talk about telling jokes you can't hear, the technology that allowed him to live his dream, and we always have time for a bomb!
52- Alana Devich Benefit/Getting out of Comedy
Alana Devich is an amazing person who USED to be an amazing comedian. She's sick, so we put together a benefit at The Comedy Studio to talk about her comedy, ding benefits for so many friends who are hurting and to talk about comedians leaving comedy. Should we try to talk them out of it, or envy them for getting out?!?! One thing we agree on? Alan is amazing and needs to get better! Featuring- Kelly Macfarland, Tim McIntire, Val Kappa, and another comedy escapee, Melane Welch.
51- Rohan Padhye
From the London Scool of Economics to stand up comedy? And his parents were ok with that? His parents ENCOURAGED that?!?! Rohan Padhye is a lucky guy because he knows that only comedy is going to make him happy. We cover the long strange trip, find out why his 28th year was so damn good and try to save a bomb about the "r" word that is a different "r" word then you might think, in this weeks Bombing.
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Great podcast for Stand up comedy fans, joke analyzers, and Boston comedy junkies!
Mike Dorval is a saint