As Jimmy Pardo learned last week, doing well at a place once hardly means that it’ll happen again when you return. For him, it was a naval base. For Tig Notaro, it’s a comedy club in the suburbs of Denver where she bombed early in her career. As she experiences, bombing wasn’t even the worst part of it, but she manages to come away with a comedy life lesson.

Check out Notaro’s podcast, Professor Blastoff. We included her 2011 comedy album, Good One, among the best of the year.

Next week: Kyle Kinane hits the road with a ventriloquist.