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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May 30, 2016

Any list of the top joke writers in the country that doesn't have Gary Gulman on it is an incomplete list. I got to talk to him about his new Netflix special It's About Time, his appearances on every late night show (seriously), his albums, and a joke that took 18 years to craft! And we get to hear about a bomb that Mel Blanc would love...

May 23, 2016

Dan Boulger exploded onto the comedy scene by winning the Boston Comedy Festival just after he was born (only a slight exaggeration). Now as he's releasing his first album we get to talk about a journey that includes basketball,diabetes, Ty Cobb and more!

May 16, 2016

I didn't think anyone had seen more TV as a kid than me. Then I met the TV Guidance Counselor, Ken Reid. His podcast caught fire in the last couple of years, but we cover a longer stretch of time that started in Boston, went around the world, and ends back in Boston with his new album, The Vanity Project. Television, jokes, depression, podcasting, and more, on this weeks Bombing...

May 9, 2016

DJ Hazard is one of the rare legends of the comedy boom who managed a seamless transition into the 21st century. Maybe its because he's always been exploring the limits of comedy as a form and challenging himself to find something different. Louis CK called him his mentor and said "I just worshipped the guy". Hey, I love him too! I had a great talk with him and he shared his thoughts on joke writing, stories from the road, and a story that every comedian who thinks he "owned" a heckler should definitely hear!

May 2, 2016

Are you familiar with the phrase "Working blue"? It meansworking dirty and no one in Boston comedy wears the color bluebetter thanTom Dustin. He's not afraid to say anything andnosubject is offlimits. So what happens when you're working on theedge and something goes wrong?