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Episode 76: Maura Gillan

Episode 76: How much time do you spend on marketing? Do you have a marketing plan? In the season two finale my guest is Maura Gillan, a comedian from Lincoln, NE that also happens to be a recent graduate of marketing. We talked about marketing, social media, applying S.W.A.T. to joke writing, and developing a set order. Website: FB: Twitter: Patreon:...


Episode 75: Walter Ford

Episode 75: Have you told a booker you could do more time than you really could? How about trying to perform at a clean show in front of an urban audience? This week my guest Walter Ford has a great story about doing both of those things in one show. We talk about Urban rooms, gaining the audience's trust, not knowing the audience, and being too dirty. Website: FB: Twitter:...


Episode 74: Daryl White Jr

Episode 74: Do you prefer performing in clubs or bars? In episode 74 I'm joined by Daryl White Jr. in his first podcast appearance ever. That's right he's new and we had lots to talk about, like bar comedy. We talked about engaging with the bar crowd, the writing process, and over using words like, "like". Website: FB: Twitter: Patreon: Dan...


Episode 73: Live at Boss' Comedy Club: Nathan Hults, Andy Swann & John Hult

Episode 73: Live from Boss' Comedy Club as a fundraising event for Sioux Falls Sno Jam Comedy Festival. Guests include Nathan Hults (comedian), Andy Swann (comedian), and John Hult (musician). This live episode includes live comedy & music along with conversations about the "Art of Bombing". We talk about the importance of preparation, handling hecklers with delicacy, and nervous band leaders. Website: FB: Twitter:...


Bonus: DIY Tours w/Ryan Shores

Bonus: Have you ever wanted to go on tour? Have you thought about putting a tour together yourself? My guest in this bonus episode, Ryan Shores and I did just that. It wasn't our first DIY tour either. We sat down during our tour to talk about what it takes to put on a DIY tour. From choosing to tour mates to contacting venues, almost everything you need to know is right here in this bonus episode. Website: FB:...


Episode 72: Kent Masloskie (Returns)

Episode 72: Are you trying to grow as a comedian? Do you feel like you have grown as a comedian? This week my guest, Kent Masloskie, making his second appearance, has grown a lot as comedian since the last time he was on the show. We talked about film making, changing perspective, getting laughs, being silly & telling jokes without being too preachy. Website: FB: Twitter: Patreon:...


Episode 71: Haley Raven

Episode 71: If you were a famous headliner would you give local comics the opportunity to open for you when you're in their city? Well my guest this week is Haley Raven based in Omaha and she just got to open for Kyle Kinane in Lincoln, NE at the Zoo Bar. We talked about getting opportunities from touring comics, having low confidence, dealing with hecklers, and the importance of failure. Website: FB: Twitter:...


Episode 70: David Kousgaard

Episode 70: How do you deal with hecklers? Have you ever got hecklers to fight each other? This week my guest is David Kousgaard, an Omaha, NE based comic has an epic story about causing a fight between hecklers. We talked about debate shows, the moment when a joke comes together like a puzzle, the magic of the universe putting material into our laps, and the importance of having a life outside of comedy. Website: FB:...


Episode 69: Big Frog

Episode 69: Do you have any other artistic talents? Maybe you can shred on guitar or spit hip hop versus or perhaps you can handle your own in prison. In episode 69 my guest Big Frog has all of those talents. Big Frog talks about his journey from heavy metal to hip hop to comedy and spending some time in prison. We talk about his sobriety, writing a completely new set for every show, and knowing when to try new material. Website: FB:...


Episode 68: Bijan Mostafavi

Episode 68: Have you ever performed comedy at a live music show? How did it go for you? My guest this week, Bijan Mostafavi (Laughs TV, Tonight In San Diego) hasn't had good luck with shows that involve live music. We talk about comedians that impersonate other comedians, performing at live music shows, work shopping with buddies, and what makes a good comedy class. Website: FB: Twitter:...


Episode 67: Anthony Maze

Episode 67: Do you believe in magic? In this episode I talk to Anthony Maze (Fear Factor, Tonight In San Diego) a comedian, magician, and youth speaker from San Diego. Anthony has been a magician since he was a young boy and he tells an amazing story about using his appearance on Fear Factor to help launch him as a youth speaker. We talk about magic in bars, quoting high on gigs to not get booked, using TV credits to the fullest, and lots more! Website:...


Episode 66: Attention Seeking Jon Allen

Episode 66: In honor of SiouxperCon I have a Siouxper cross over event! That's right, Attention Seeking Behavior with Casey Kustak and Art of Bombing both sat down with Jon Allen (Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, Mob Psycho 100) at the same time to talk about voice acting, comedy, and of course the Art of Bombing. We talked about bombing in voice acting, jokes we no longer like to perform, and why some jokes are funnier than others. FB: Twitter:...


Episode 65: Erik Knowles

Episode 65: Have you ever gotten a standing ovation after a set? Have you performed during the day? Have you gotten a standing ovation after performing in the middle of the day? This week my guest is Erik Knowles (World Series of Comed, Veterans of Comedy) and he's done just that. I was even there to witness it. We talk about forgetting jokes for call backs, different types of audiences, long open mics, and performing under the influence. FB: Twitter:...


Episode 64: Natasa Warasch

Episode 64: Do you crush every night? Perhaps you've never bombed. This week my guest is Natasa Warasch, an Austrian comedian now based in San Diego by way of NYC. The conversation got off to a slow start because Natasa didn't think she ever really bombed, but soon realized that she had bombed many times. We also discuss the importance of having fun on stage, egos, and we try to figure out what exactly is "traditional" stand up comedy along with the process of writing a one person show. FB:...


Episode 63: Brian Hoffman

Episode 63: Do you play a musical instrument? Have you thought about becoming a musician? Perhaps maybe a musical comedian? This week on the show I talk to Brian Hoffman, a singer/songwriter (not a comedian) from Ethan, SD. We talk about the similarities of bombing between comedians & musicians, ruining bar folk's nights, and choosing the tour mates. Brian even plays one of his originals and the two talk about a possible tour together. FB: Twitter:...


Episode 62: Ryan Talmo AKA "Valley Jesus"

Episode 62: The show must go on! Have you ever missed a show due to an illness? What if you had cancer, would you still perform? This week my guest is Ryan Talmo a comedian based in Los Angeles, that is currently battling cancer. We had a great conversation about using comedy to stay distracted, outlooks on life changing, and keeping a strong mindset & a positive outlook. FB: Twitter: Patreon:...


Episode 61: Lisa Curry

Episode 61: Do you have what it takes to be a writer? Have you made a writer's packet? This week my guest is Lisa Curry, a comedian & writer from TruTV's "Comedy Knockout" and we talked about writing packages and the frustration of not really knowing how and where to submit them. We also talked about traveling, self producing tours, and being analytical. FB: Twitter: Patreon:...


Episode 60: Jeff Horste

Episode 60: What does a pizza place parking lot, a clown, martial arts, and a car show have in common? If you guessed an epic story about bombing then you guessed right! This week my guest is Jeff Horste from Comedy Central's "Hart of The City 2" & "Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level" and he has a great story about bombing at show that contains all of those elements. Jeff talks about the process of getting selecting for "Hart of the City" from auditioning to taping and then getting selected...


Episode 59: Rik Roberts

Episode 59: Do you ask questions before you agree to a gig? Or are you so desperate for stage time that you take every gig offered? This week I'm joined by Rik Roberts from the "School Of Laughs". Rik has a couple of great stories about bombing at a corporate gig and bombing with a whole Improv troupe in front of 3,000 people. We talk about asking lots of questions before accepting gigs, pros & cons of self producing projects, having a marketing plan, and more. FB:...


Episode 58: Russell Brock

Episode 58: Have you found your audience yet? Or are you still building it? This week I'm joined by San Diego's best dressed comic, Russell Brock and we discuss building your own following, taking accountability to grow your act and becoming a better artist. We also talk about Fox cancelling TV shows and bad comic book movies. FB: Twitter: Patreon: Merch:...