BOMBING WITH MIKE DORVAL: ALL EPISODES

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36- Sam Evans

If you could buy stock in a comic, I’d be buying stock in Sam Evans. I got talk to him after he headlined a show and I left very impressed. He was just featured on New Faces in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and is going on the road all the time. I caught up with him after he headlined a show in Massachusetts and we got to talk all things...

35- Sam Ike

One of the reasons I like Sam Ike so much is that he can have the smartest room in Cambridge rolling but also kill it in a bar 20 miles from the nearest highway. We sat down in the bar of our favorite Chinese food place/Comedy club to talk about his improv career, moving into stand up and the shows he produces that are somewhere in between. We also see if we can save a bomb about a friend dying and how Kickstarter really...

34- When the Show Doesn’t Go

Something a little…well, very different this week. A handful of comics, including your weekly Bombing tour guide, arrived for a show that the audience forgot to attend. What happens when the show doesn’t go? You get half a dozen comics, a live mic, and some very NSFW storytelling including the great Boston Comedy Death...

33- Rob Crean

This week we are live on Commonwealth Ave with Rob Crean (and a guest appearance by John Paul Rivera who was only vaping tobacco!). We discuss the difference between being a comedian and a humorist, producing shows and albums, and we do it all while celebrating a very special Allston...

32- Luka Touma

I love talking to comics who’ve been writing jokes for a while and can look back on their old jokes and compare them to the new, but I thought it’d be fun to mix things up little bit. Luke Touma was getting ready to leave for a tour of Hawaii when we talked about his brief but action packed career in Boston and his plans for the future in Hollywood and a bomb that’s still fresh enough to feel the singe...

31- Al Park

Who’s the best comic in Boston? Al Park can make a really good case for the title. The Improper Bostonian named him the best AND he won the Boston Comedy Festival. So how do you from a Stand Up class to being one of the best in just a few years. Let’s find...

30- Will Noonan

Poor Will Noonan has been haunted by a chicken wing joke he just can’t fix for years now. Sure, during that time he’s also appeared on Gotham Live, released multiple albums, hosted a hit podcast and been power-bombed by a pro wrestler…but he still can’t let go of that chicken wing joke. We’ll also talk about whether or not Joe Rogan is the new Johnny Carson on this weeks...

28- Brian Longwell

How did Brian Longwell become “Brian Longwell”? It’s a fun journey that started with an ill conceived comedy contest and ended with a brilliantly conceived character that brings his wisdom to corporations and comedy clubs...

27- Shane Mauss

Shane Mauss is a great comedian. He’s had his own specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, done late night TV, sells out comedy clubs, everything you’d expect from a successful stand-up. But my favorite thing about Shane is when he decides to spend an hour doing a deep dive into one subject and pulling every bit of meat on the bone, like with his current one man show on psychedelics. It’s a long strange trip on this weeks...

26- Max Alexander

In addition to a stand up career that saw him on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin, Max Alexander co starred in the definitive movie about comedians, Punchline. We talk about all that AND Julio Iglesias on this weeks...

25- Johnny Dam

So many people move to Hollywood to succeed in comedy. This weeks guest moved from Hollywood to Pennsylvania to feel like a real success. It’s a different story for Bombing that goes from Victoria’s Secret all the way to World War...

24- Benari Poulten

Benari Poulten is a senior producer for one of the hottest shows on TV, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Before that? You could find him tweeting jokes as GI Jew when he was stationed in the Middle East. How do you go from hot young comic to the battlefield to the writers room of a late night comedy show? He’ll tell us all about it and we’ll talk about that controversial White House Correspondents Dinner on this week’s...

23- Tommy Rico

I’ve known Tommy Rico since he first started. In addition to being a terrific comic, Tommy cares more about comedy than anyone I know and he’s not afraid to tell you what he thinks. We talk about his journey from Boston to Hollywood with a quick stop in Texas along the...

20-I Kelly MacFarland

Who doesn’t love Kelly MacFarland? I’ve never met a person that doesn’t. She emerged from the woods of Maine and made it all the way to Gotham Live and Last Comic Standing. One of the best things about watching Kelly is that she’s always going to surprise you and this week she surprised me with a bomb that delighted me far more than the audiences of New England. Middle aged male cheerleaders, you’re on...

21- Dan Soder

I got a chance to talk to Dan Soder just after the release of his first hour long special Not Special. He was fresh off a five hour drive, starving, and still entertaining as hell. We got to talk about his evolution as a comic and what changed between his half hour special and hour special, how he feels about retiring jokes, and carrying on the proud Arizona comedy tradition of...

20- Eddie Pence

Ever wondered what it’s really like to showcase for the most important people in the entertainment industry? Eddie Pence pulls back the curtain and tells us what it feels like to play the Montreal Comedy Festival. I could talk about his late night appearances all day but I have to admit my favorite thing is to talk Star Wars and Super Hero geek jokes for hours on end with Eddie. Do we manage to cover 9/11 too? You better believe...

19 – Rick Jenkins

Rick Jenkins never meant to be a comedy club owner. He moved from Buffalo to Boston to take part in the comedy boom and then, when the bubble burst, he found himself lamenting it’s passing in the bar of a Chinese food restaurant. That night, a club was born. The Comedy Studio in Harvard Square just defied all odds by celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. For most of that time it’s been known as one of the smartest and coolest rooms in the country. How does he balance being an owner while still being a standup? How does playing one room 99% of the time affect your joke writing? How does it feels when everyone looks to you for advice, laughs, and a joke about whoever happened to die this week? Let’s find...

18 – Gary Gulman

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...

17- Dan Boulger

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...