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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. Join comedian Dan Bublitz Jr as he sits down with comedians of all levels from across the country to discuss what can be learned from ugly shows on the road. ...
 
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Episode 218: Overcoming adversity! In this episode, Dan is joined by Branson-based comedian Joey I.L.O. (Dry Bar Comedy, Last Comic Standing). Joey has an incredible story about overcoming health issues in his youth that lead him to a career in comedy. He shares a story about bombing at a high school football field for a suicide awareness event. Da…
 
Episode 217: Coming back! In this episode, Dan is joined by Minneapolis-based comedian Tiffany Norton (The Bitter Baker, LaughFest). Tiffany shares a story about the bombing after she came back from the pandemic and trying to remember her jokes. Dan and Tiffany talk about pivoting into other things during the pandemic, marriage proposals at comedy …
 
Episode 216: Finding your own way! In this episode, Dan is joined by Minneapolis-based comedian and hip-hop artist, John X (Black Sheep Comedy). John shares a story about bombing as a mixed talent show with mostly spoken word poets. Dan and John talk about being prepared, but not scripted, being relatable to the audience, and arranging material. Pl…
 
Episode 215: Being resilient! In this episode, Dan is joined by Minneapolis-based comedian, Elise Cole (Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival). Elise shares a story about bombing as the emcee because she said the headliner's name wrong multiple times. Dan and Elise talk about finding a balance between comedy and life's responsibilities, intimidating cr…
 
Episode 214: A new clean comedy club! In this episode, Dan sits down with Kyle Yamada (Dry Bar Comedy). Kyle shares a story about bombing at a sports bar during a Vikings game and talks about his comedy roots. Dan and Kyle talk about Christian clean comedy, Kyle's new clean comedy club, good and bad corporate gigs, and transitioning from teaching t…
 
Episode 213: The rotation of life and comedy! In this episode, Dan is joined by Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, Conan). Myq shares his experiences from America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing along with telling a story about opening for KC and The Sunshine Band. Dan and Myq discuss opening at your own shows, preparing sets f…
 
Episode 212: Making the best of it! In this episode, Dan is joined by Los Angeles-based comedian Erik Escobar (Last Comic Standing, I Can See Your Voice). Erik shares his experience with giving a TedTalk and has a story where a fight broke out during the show and someone pulled out a gun. Dan and Erik talk about making the best out of bad situation…
 
Episode 211: Meeting the moment! In this episode, Dan is joined by Minneapolis-based comedian Senthil Rajasekharan (Fargo Comedy Festival, The Great Spirit Comedy Festival). Senthil shares an incredible story about performing for the first time at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and bombing as a host in a club in Wisconsin. Dan and Senthil talk abo…
 
Episode 210: On the road! In this episode, Dan talks with Kansas City-based comedian, Will C (Veteran's of Comedy, Modern Family). Will C talking shares stories about bombing at military shows and a time when a bar owner made him do his whole time for an empty room. Dan and Will talk about working the road, small towns, and being true to yourself. …
 
In episode 7 (Re-release), Dan sits down with comedian Spencer Dobson (Laugh Your Asheville Off, Sno Jam Comedy Festival). Spencer jams out on Dan's cigar box guitar and they discuss the different flavors of bombing on stage. Spencer Dobson A veteran of the comedy stage Spencer Dobson’s act involves tales of love, life, family, technology and food.…
 
Episode 209: In this episode, Dan talks with Minneapolis-based comedian, Joe Christianson (Joke Quest 200) about bombing on his first road gig. They also talk about writing and memorizing one-liners, finding the perfect length for digital content, forcing crowd work, and testing new material at mix mics. Plus more! Please rate and review. Joe Chris…
 
Episode 208: Before comedy and sci-fi! In episode 208, Dan talks with his former business partner and now South Dakota Sci-Fi author, Steven Koutz (Shadowed Stars) about running a business together, collecting comic books, and building strong writing habits. The two reminisce and share stories about their former comic book store, Empiric Cards, and…
 
Episode 207: First impressions in Wisconsin! In this episode, Dan talks with Minneapolis-based comedian, Trevor Anderson (10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Aspen Comedy Festival) about false validation, playing in bands, and writing segues. Plus Trevor shares his story of bombing while opening for a band at a theater and bombing the first time he met …
 
Episode 206: Creating space for diversity! In this episode, Dan talks with Seattle, WA-based comedian Duante Barnett (Northwest Black Comedy Festival). Duante tells a story about bombing at an LGBTQ+ show in Seattle and he talks about his mission of creating space for diversity. They talk about the problems with gatekeepers, using stage time as the…
 
Episode 205: The World Series of Comedy! In this episode Dan talks to Joe Lowers & Jason Rowland (World Series of Comedy) about their comedy festival, the World Series of Comedy. Joe tells stories from his days on the road and working in Las Vegas. Jason explains how he got into comedy club management and how he and Joe became friends, then how the…
 
Episode 204: Big rooms, small crowds! In this episode Dan talks to Kristin Carnes (Laughfest, North Carolina Comedy Festival) from West Lafayette, IN. Kristin talked about comedy in Boston and moving around. She shared a bombing story from a show that was in a big room, with a small, spaced out crowd. They talked about feedback mics, unconstructive…
 
In episode 6 (Re-release), Dan sits down with comedian Sean Jordan (All Fantasy Everything, Doug Loves Movies) a Sioux Falls native that now resides in Portland. They talk about performing for bikers, clubs not having security, and fights breaking out in clubs. Sean has a few different stories about bombing on stage and some great insight about bei…
 
Episode 203: Hijacked Comedy! In this episode, Dan talks to Sean Jordan (All Fantasy Everything, Doug Loves Movies) about the first time they met, hijacked bar shows, supporting your local comedy clubs, the producer's responsibility to, and unnecessary road gigs. Sean shares a couple of bombing stories including a gig where the bar shut off a playo…
 
Episode 202: A Hot Breath Crossover! In part 1 of 2 Dan talks with Joel Byars from the Hot Breath Podcast. Joel shares a story about bombing due to his lack of experience. They talk about Joel's focus on the Hot Breath Podcast and the community around it. Joel explains the comedy writer's room Write 10 club and what inspired it. Plus more! Please r…
 
In episode 5 (Re-release), Dan sits down with comedian Michael Castleberry (San Diego's Funniest Person Finalist), an old friend and standup comedian from San Diego, CA. Michael talks about the time he bombed at Winston's OB in San Diego when he and Dan were co-headlining their weekly comedy show. Michael Castleberry San Diego's Funniest Person Fin…
 
Episode 201: Grumpy old men! In this episode, Dan celebrates the four-year anniversary of the Art of Bombing and is joined by Chad Daniels (Middle of Somewhere, Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show With James Corden). Chad shares a couple of great stories about shows that went bad including a show where he convinced the audience that Time Magazine nam…
 
Episode 200: Funny thing about Minnesota! This week Dan is joined by legendary actor/comedian Louie Anderson (Baskets, Coming 2 America, Life With Louie). Louie shares over forty years of comedy insight and situations that can lead to bombing. Dan & Louie talk about mutual ties to South Dakota, the book Funny Thing About Minnesota by Patrick Strait…
 
In episode 4 (Re-release), accompanied by Casey Kustak, Dan sits down with DJ Dangler. DJ has a great story about how he almost got arrested for domestic terrorism and then talks about bombing on stage during the NCAA season opener, then having to deal with an audience member after a show. DJ Dangler DJ travels around the country working in clubs a…
 
Episode 199: The Student and the teacher! This week Dan is joined by his long-time pal and comedy mentor Spencer James (Dry Bar Comedy, World Series of Comedy Winner) based in Las Vegas, NV. Spencer tells a story about bombing at his first paid gig and overcoming his struggle for his parent's approval. They talk about performing in Las Vegas and on…
 
In episode 3, Dan talks with Timmy Williams from The Whitest Kids U Know. Timmy shares a story with Dan about doing a corporate gig in Watertown, SD that went terrible. Timmy Williams Website: NA Twitter: @timmyisanerd Instagram: @timmywilliamsispretty Art of Bombing: Dead & Mellow: https://deadandmellow.com/ "Nobody Had a Podcast Called The Art of…
 
Episode 198: Know when to hold'em! This week Dan is joined by comedian and poker player, Michael Klatt. Michael explains how one can bomb playing poker and the risks associated with it. They discuss poker consulting, correlations between comedy & poker, comedy at casinos, and making memorable moments. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscribe! …
 
In episode 2, Dan sits down with Nicole Bailey & Chase Roper after doing their show Vomity in Olympia, WA. They talk about bombing 3 times in one night in Portland, Nicole talks about bombing at Seattle Underground, & Chase talks about performing at a festival during the day for 3 people. Chase Roper & Nicole Bailey-Roper Website: NA Twitter: @chas…
 
Episode 197: Stop faxing strangers so early! In this episode, Dan is joined by Nashville-based comedian Rik Roberts (Dry Bar Comedy, TBN, School of Laughs). Rik talks about a recent corporate show that didn't go so well due to current Covid protocols. Dan and Rik discuss setting up virtual shows for success, being bookable, and Rik shares insight a…
 
In episode 1, Dan sits down with Sam Miller after an open mic in Olympia, WA. Sam tells a story about opening for Gary Gulman. Dan also explains why he wanted to do this podcast. Sam Miller Website: NA Twitter: @biggersam67 Instagram: @sammillercomedian Art of Bombing: Dead & Mellow: https://deadandmellow.com/ "Nobody Had a Podcast Called The Art o…
 
Episode 196: Becoming our parents! In this episode, I'm joined by Minneapolis-based comedian Khadijah Cooper (2021 MN Comedy's "5 Comedians to Watch"). Khadijah shares a story about bombing on a showcase after everyone else crushed. We then talked about starting comedy later in life, becoming our parents, tactics for dealing with hecklers, and Khad…
 
Episode 195: A Sweet & Wholesome Boy! This week I'm joined by Iowa comedian Sean Dengler (The Gram, What A Pitch!). Sean shares a story about being the only clean comedian performing at an underground biker club in Iowa. We talk about outdoor comedy shows, virtual comedy, and the importance of listening back to our sets. Plus more! Please rate, rev…
 
Episode 194: Words are beautiful! This week I'm joined by North African poet, b.i.w. (Dizzie Magazine, Twist In Time Literary Magazine). b.i.w. shares a story about the only two times she's performed her poetry live and how those experiences went. We talked about what inspires poetry, the writing process, valuing privacy, collaborating with other a…
 
Episode 193: Head over heels! This week I'm joined by Omaha-based comedian, Brooke Barsell. Brooke tells a story about a virtual show that went poorly because it didn't feel like anyone was watching and she shares an experience of doing a feedback open mic that almost made her cry because the people providing the feedback were more mean than helpfu…
 
Episode 192: You need to be successful! This week I'm joined by comedian Neil Singh. Neil and I are pals from my days in San Diego. He came in second place in the 2020 San Diego Comedy Festival. Neil shares a story about bombing at a gig in the outskirts of California performing at a concert between bands. We also talked about the importance of bei…
 
Disclaimer: This audio is from a previously streamed web live-stream. It contains live interactions and some content that may not translate fully to audio. The full video is available here. In this Art of Bombing: Between Bombs host, Dan Bublitz Jr shares comedy tips, tricks, and useful insight into the business of comedy. In this episode, Dan talk…
 
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. Join comedi…
 
Episode 191: Coming to America! This week I'm joined by comedian Miss Meike. Miss Meike talks about bombing while hosting someone else's virtual show. Then we talked about moving to America from Germany, writing in multiple languages, the challenges of hosting and writing from life experiences. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscribe! Miss Me…
 
Episode 190: Funny guy at the bar! This week I'm joined by comedian and co-host of the Awful Service Podcast, Matt Dooyema. Matt shares a story about bombing because of overconfidence from being the funny guy at the bar. We talked about 1-900 numbers, rude bar patrons, and writing actual jokes. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscribe! Matt Do…
 
Episode 189: The history of Minnesota comedy! In this episode, I'm joined by the author of "Funny Thing About Minnesota" and founder of mncomedy.com, Patrick Strait. Patrick shares stories from writing about comedians and some of the history of Minnesota comedy including watching David Spade bomb at his college. We had a rich conversation about the…
 
Episode 188: Sneakers & comedy! In this episode, I'm joined by the fantastic Portland-based comedian, Bjorn RG. Bjorn shares a story about bombing in Las Vegas due to getting angry at a heckler. We also talked about sneakers, retro video games, getting into Las Vegas comedy clubs, and bad comedy auditions. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscr…
 
Episode 187: I'm a fan! In this episode, I'm joined by the hilarious Andy Erikson (Last Comic Standing, Scream Queens). Andy Erikson tells a story about bombing on national television and talks about her custom journals made specifically for stand-up comedians. We talked about acting and television appearances, writing one-liners, mean Internet cri…
 
n this Art of Bombing: Between Bombs host, Dan Bublitz Jr shares comedy tips, tricks, and useful insight into the business of comedy. In this episode originally streamed live on Facebook & YouTube, Dan talks about using comedy contracts and different parts of a contract. Art of Bombing: Dead & Mellow: https://deadandmellow.com/ "Art of Bombing" The…
 
Episode 186: Parodies & Music! In this episode, I'm joined by singer/songwriter and musical sensation, Marty Ray Project! Marty shared a story about canceling a gig due to an illness along with stories from his amazing musical journey. We talked about making original music, parodies, musical covers, and making music videos. Marty shares a lot of in…
 
In this Art of Bombing: Between Bombs host, Dan Bublitz Jr shares comedy tips, tricks, and useful insight into the business of comedy. In this episode, Dan will be talking about things to think about before submitting to comedy festivals. Art of Bombing: Dead & Mellow: https://deadandmellow.com/ "Art of Bombing" Theme by John Hult Bumpers provided …
 
Episode 185: Christian Comedy! In this episode, I'm joined by actor/comedian, Mark Christopher Lawrence (Dry Bar Comedy, Christmas with The Kranks, The Detour) for a fantastic conversation about Christian Comedy and working at churches. Mark shares a story about a comedy competition that didn't go so well in Long Beach, CA. In addition to Christian…
 
Episode 184: Coffee talk? This week I'm joined by Phoenix, AZ based comedian Zack Lyman. Zack talks about bombing as the new kid in town so bad he avoided comedy for months. We talked about comedy clubs, comedy at coffee festivals, marketing yourself, and being serious with creating content. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscribe! Zack Lyman…
 
Episode 183: Clean comedy! In the last episode 2020, I'm joined by comedian & comedy club owner, Dennis "Pops" Tooley (Gutty's Comedy Club). Dennis shares a story about bombing for the troops and what happens when you make the mistake of giving up the mic to an audience member. We talked about the World Series of Comedy, being clean, running a come…
 
Episode 182: Keep it interesting! In this holiday episode, I'm joined by comedian & voice actor, Maggi Mayfield (Pandemic Girl). Maggi shares a story about sending audio files to a client with profanity and bombing at a cancer fundraiser after finding out some bad news. Our conversation included moving to Austin, TX, musical comedy, voice acting, a…
 
Episode 181: In Fun! In this episode I'm joined by Minneapolis comedian & musician, Joe Nicola (Stand Up Rim Shots). Joe shares a story about bombing on his first headlining private gig and talks about performing music during the pandemic. We talked about offending crowds, taboo topics, being too mean, and being too arrogant. Then Joe plays a song …
 
Episode 180: Retiring material! In this episode I'm joined by Salt Lake City comedian, Pete Jr. Pete talks about bombing early on in his career. We also talked about the state of comedy in the pandemic, filming Dry Bar Comedy specials together, and retiring material. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscribe! Pete Jr. Bio: Pete just filmed his …
 
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