Have you ever wondered what goes through a comedian’s mind when they tell a joke that doesn’t work? Whether you’re an aspiring comedian or a hardcore comedy nerd, The Art of Bombing Podcast has something for everyone. From useful comedy insight to entertaining stories of bombing and failure told by the comedians that lived through them. An in-depth look at bombing on stages to turn failure into success, perhaps, with a laugh or two along the way. Join Dan & Josh as they sit down with comedians of all levels from across the country to discuss what can be learned from ugly shows on the road.
Episode 230: Mike Merryfield (The Stand-Up Journeymen, Gotham Comedy Live)
In episode 230, comedy veteran Mike Merryfield (The Stand-Up Journeymen, Gotham Comedy Live) skipped open mics and went straight into performing at clubs, and it wasn’t until a fateful bomb in Altus, OK, that he realized how much quality material he actually had.
Episode 229: Mo Alexander (Comedy Central, Kevin Hart's Hart of the City)
In episode 229, comedy veteran Mo Alexander (Comedy Central, Kevin Hart's Hart of the City) thought about jumping off a bridge after he felt the hate of a crowd of 400 people in North Carolina. Mo recalls advice he's received along the way and talks about recording an album at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
Episode 228: Damon Sumner (Epix, Sirius XM, Circle Network)
In episode 228, seasoned comic Damon Sumner (Epix, Sirius XM, Circle Network) flew too close to the sun on the international stage. One night in Shanghai he had the crowd right where he wanted them but after an on-stage pivot to untested material, he quickly found himself in an upstairs bathroom contemplating his future in comedy.
Episode 227: Lee Bruns (HBO Max, Motorcycle Monthly)
Making A Good Impression! In this episode, Dan and Josh (Josh is actually gone) are joined by Lee Bruns (HBO Max, Motorcycle Monthly) and they talk about making good impressions on bookers, creating stage time, cultivating a comedy scene, and much more.
Episode 226: Luke Thayer (Dry Bar Comedy, SiriusXM, TruTV)
Catching the Ghost Bus! In this episode, Dan and Josh are joined by DryBar comedian Luke Thayer who talks about hosting an ‘Oscars for Real Estate People in Texas’ and he tells a bonus story about making a Rumplestiltskin deal with a time-keeping showrunner.
Episode 225: Abbi Crutchfield (Hulu, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert)
Episode 225: Don’t Be Precious! In this episode, Dan and Josh are joined by Abbi Crutchfield, the host of Up Early Tonight on Hulu. Abbi reminds us that stand-up comedy isn’t for perfectionists - because no live show goes 100% right - AND it’s not supposed to. So in order to become a better comic and evolve your material, set small goals. Think ahead of time about what you want to accomplish, focus on it on stage, and use those victories to ‘fill your confidence tank’. Dan and Abbi talk about how stand-up comedy is about getting rid of what doesn’t work. Tune in for Abbi’s awesome bombing story about doing a college - outside - in the dark. Plus more! Please rate and review.
Abbi CrutchfieldAbbi Crutchfield is the host of Up Early Tonight on Hulu. You have seen her on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Comedy Central, and as the host of You Can Do Better on TruTV. She makes people laugh locally as a staple of the NYC stand-up scene and nationally when on tour.
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I think this podcast brings to light the human side of comedy. There is a universality in the fear of failure and something equally comforting in hearing other people’s tales of getting through it. It makes you realize that failure is not permanent, not eternal. Life goes on. Also the guests are comedians, so it’s funny.
Takes a while to get GOING
I love the title of this podcast but I wish the focus would stay on the guest.
The art of Bombing is the BOMB
Dan’s Podcast is awesome. It has useful information that can help you in you comedy career. The things that you learn are invaluable for both established and aspiring comedians. I even had two clients call me when I was in the hospital and book 2 shows. These 2 separate clients booked me because they found my EPK online. I had never had any contact with them before. I was got shows booked with zero effort from me and it was all because of what I learned on Dan’s podcast.