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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”... read more

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... read more

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... read more


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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