The Art of Bombing

The Art of Bombing

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. The Art of Bombing Podcast takes an in-depth look at bombing on stages around the world to turn failure into success, perhaps, with a laugh or two along the way.

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May 11, 2021 48 min
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 rate, review, and subscribe! To listen to part two visit Hot Breath Podcast

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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.

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San Diego's Funniest Person Finalist

Website: NA Twitter: @MLCastleberry80
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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 named his closer one of the top 10 closers of comedy and Chad talked about his recent al...
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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, Louie's upcoming comedy special, and writing material that matters. Plus m...
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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 and colleges. He has appeared at Caroline's on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club in Ne...
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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 cruise ships, keeping a routine, and setting up steps to achieve goals.  Plus mo...
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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 WilliamsWebsite: NATwitter: @timmyisanerd
Instagram: @timmywilliamsispretty
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Dead & Mellow: https://deadandmellow.com/ "Nobody Had a Podcast Called The Art of Bombing" Theme by John HultBumpers provided by Joe Nicola MusicWebsit...
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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! 

Michael KlattFormer subpar open micer who still tells the story about the tim...
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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-RoperWebsite: NATwitter: @chase_roper @Nashbail
Instagram: @chaseroper @nash.bailro
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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 about approaching comedy bookers. Plus more! Please rate, review, and subscribe! 

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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 MillerWebsite: NATwitter: @biggersam67
Instagram: @sammillercomedian
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Dead & Mellow: https://deadandmellow.com/ "Nobody Had a Podcast Called The Art of Bombing" Theme by John HultBumpers provided by Joe Nicola MusicWebsit...
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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 Khadijah talks about being the daughter of a comedian. Plus more! Please ...
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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, review, and subscribe! 

Sean DenglerSean Dengler is a comedian who hosts The Gram...
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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 artists, and getting permission to use someone else's art. Plus more! Plea...
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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 helpful. We talked about how we enjoyed Improv classes, but not Improv performances...
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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 being around people that have a sense of humor, close calls on the road, and 90-Day ...
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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 talks about creating and selling merch on the road.

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February 27, 2021 36 sec
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 like Dusty Slay, Andy Erikson, Alon...
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February 23, 2021 66 min
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 MeikeAs a German native and current South Carolina resident, she likes to make ...
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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 DooyemaProfessional Bartender and Host of the Awful Service Podcast

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