Bombing with Mike Dorval

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.
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Apr 25, 2016

He was MC Mr Napkins when I first saw him rocking the mic with a comedy rap in Cambridge. Since then he's shed the stage name and is rocking the world as Zach Sherwin. How did the evolution occur? Where does comedy rap exist in the world of comedy? What's it like writing for so many different shows (Crazy ex-girlfriend, Epic Rap Battles of History) and what does it feel like to have your bomb happen in front of one of your comedy idols? All that and more on this weeks Bombing!

Apr 18, 2016

A great and far reaching talk with my longtime friend, Rosie Tran. She's a comic, actor, and podcaster originally from New Orleans, now transplanted to L.A. We settle important questions like, "Is there any car better on gas than a Honda Civic?" and "Can Mike help Rosie think of a bomb she's written?" Spoiler alert- we found one!

Apr 11, 2016

This week I got to have a great and far reaching talk with the ridiculously talented Joe List. We talked about appearing on Letterman, who gets the material when your fiancée is also a comic, and the life changes he made to get him where he is today. Plus we get to hear a bomb that covers love, betrayal, and email! Not to mention our own tech foibles that we never quite get ironed out on this weeks Bombing!

Apr 4, 2016

It's episode 10, but really this is episode zero. The very first Bombing ever recorded and it was with a great comedian and great friend in comedy, Tim Mcintire. We talk Thursday Night Fights, dogs, joke stealing, the good old days and so much more. This was the talk that made me want to do more. Enjoy!