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Every Monday listeners get exclusive access to the most influential minds in comedy. Award winning comedian and host Joel Byars captures the inspiring stories and insightful techniques behind your favorite comics with interviews NPR describes as "discovering the desire to be a comedian, their craft and their unifying bond found within the world of stand up comedy."

Hot Breath! Podcast: Learn Comedy from the Pros Joel Byars: Comedian & Author

    • Comedy Interviews
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Every Monday listeners get exclusive access to the most influential minds in comedy. Award winning comedian and host Joel Byars captures the inspiring stories and insightful techniques behind your favorite comics with interviews NPR describes as "discovering the desire to be a comedian, their craft and their unifying bond found within the world of stand up comedy."

    Write10 Contest Winner Bob Jorgensen: How to Edit Your Jokes into Tight Punchlines

    Write10 Contest Winner Bob Jorgensen: How to Edit Your Jokes into Tight Punchlines

    We  recently did our first Write10Contest challenging 30 comics for write a tight 90 second set based on the theme embarrassment for a chance to win $100, a Hot Breath! interview, and bragging rights as the top joke writer in the Hot Breathiverse. This was a tight race but Nebraska's own Bob Jorgensen came out on top with a tight and personal set that you have to hear to believe. So listen and learn how you can start editing your jokes to multiply your punchlines and start making money in comedy.

    Listeners will learn how to:
    Overcome self-doubt
    Generate new ideas
    Write more personal material
    Edit your jokes into tight punchlines
    Stay productive during quarantine
    +MORE

    Join our facebook group here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/HotBreathComedyNetwork/

    Get on the contest wait list here:
    https://bit.ly/JokeContestWaitingList

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://JoelByarsComedy.com/class

    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:

    https://bit.ly/JoelByarsPatreon

    Subscribe to the Hot Breath! YouTube:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathPodcast

    Book a Skype session with Joel here:

    http://bit.ly/JoelByarsBooking

    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:

    http://bit.ly/ComicsPlaybook (https://comicsplaybook.com/product/finding-your-funny/)

    Get more podcast content and merch on our website website: 

    https://hotbreathpodcast.com/

    Learn more about Joel here:

    http://www.JoelByarsComedy.com/ (http://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/)

    • 39 min
    #Tight5Podcast When You Should Get Back on Stage

    #Tight5Podcast When You Should Get Back on Stage

    This special episode answers all your questions around when it's time to get back on stage and how to be productive while quarantined. This has been a big topic of discussion in our facebook group and our host recorded this after a burst of inspiration while walking his dog. Long story short, this episode will help you to overcome the FOMO of not being on stage and give you specific tips on how to keep your comedy sharp while in quarantine. Enjoy, then get to work! (after you join our facebook group linked below)

    Join our private facebook group here:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathFacebookGroup

    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse

    Subscribe to the Hot Breath! YouTube:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathPodcast

    Book a Skype session with Joel here:

    http://bit.ly/JoelByarsBooking

    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:

    http://bit.ly/ComicsPlaybook (https://comicsplaybook.com/product/finding-your-funny/)

    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:

    https://bit.ly/JoelByarsPatreon

    Get more podcast content and merch on our website website: 

    https://hotbreathpodcast.com/

    Learn more about Joel here:

    http://www.JoelByarsComedy.com/ (http://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/)

    • 6 min
    #Write10Club Winner Patrick Fowler Joke Analysis

    #Write10Club Winner Patrick Fowler Joke Analysis

    #Write10Club champion Patrick Fowler joins us to breakdown his winning joke from general idea creation to killer punchline. We also discuss whether Zoom comedy shows are worth it, how to produce your own live shows, the etiquette of takings notes on stage and much more. Enjoy and vote for Patrick to win Best of Columbia comedian below!

    Vote For Patrick Here:
    https://bit.ly/PatrickFowlerVoting

    Join our private facebook group here:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathFacebookGroup

    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse

    Subscribe to the Hot Breath! YouTube:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathPodcast

    Book a Skype session with Joel here:

    http://bit.ly/JoelByarsBooking

    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:

    http://bit.ly/ComicsPlaybook (https://comicsplaybook.com/product/finding-your-funny/)

    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:

    https://bit.ly/JoelByarsPatreon

    Get more podcast content and merch on our website website: 

    https://hotbreathpodcast.com/

    Learn more about Joel here:

    http://www.JoelByarsComedy.com/ (http://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/)

    • 28 min
    Dan Soder Young Comic Q&A

    Dan Soder Young Comic Q&A

    Dan Soder joins the Hot Breathiverse for a rare Q&A all about his 15 year comedy journey and the lessons learned along the way. This episode has everything from insightful comedy special tips to helpful joke writing techniques and hilarious bombing stories. Dan is not only a great comic but a real fan of talking comedy and this interview proves that. Enjoy!

    Listeners will learn about: 

    Jealousy in comedy

    The origin of Bonfire

    Preparing for a comedy special

    Creating material for yourself

    Finding unique angles in dark humor

    His first bomb ever

    Meeting your comedy heroes

    +MORE

    Join our private facebook group here:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathFacebookGroup

    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse

    Subscribe to the Hot Breath! YouTube:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathPodcast

    Book a Skype session with Joel here:

    http://bit.ly/JoelByarsBooking

    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:

    http://bit.ly/ComicsPlaybook (https://comicsplaybook.com/product/finding-your-funny/)

    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:

    https://bit.ly/JoelByarsPatreon

    Get more podcast content and merch on our website website: 

    https://hotbreathpodcast.com/

    Learn more about Joel here:

    http://www.JoelByarsComedy.com/ (http://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/)

    • 56 min
    John Heffron - Live Q&A

    John Heffron - Live Q&A

    John Heffron is a 30+ year comedy veteran with countless accolades including Last Comic Standing winner, Comedy Central specials, and much more. Not only is he a joke craftsman but a stage presence guru. We dive deep into his technique of both and how comics can apply these skills to improve their own comedy. He even dissects one of Joel’s jokes live on air. Do your comedy a favor and listen to this one closely. Enjoy and share! 
    Listeners will learn about: 
    Winning Last Comic Standing
    Why he doesn’t use a set list
    Creating themes for your sets
    How to “anchor” on stage
    When he found growth in his career
    Joke breakdowns
    Booking corporate gigs
    +MORE
    Get John's Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086M913V7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
    Join our private facebook group here:
    https://bit.ly/HotBreathFacebookGroup
    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:
    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial
    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:
    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse
    Subscribe to the Hot Breath! YouTube:
    https://bit.ly/HotBreathPodcast
    Book a Skype session with Joel here:
    http://bit.ly/JoelByarsBooking
    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:
    http://bit.ly/ComicsPlaybook (https://comicsplaybook.com/product/finding-your-funny/)
    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:
    https://bit.ly/JoelByarsPatreon
    Get more podcast content and merch on our website website: 
    https://hotbreathpodcast.com/
    Learn more about Joel here:
    http://www.JoelByarsComedy.com/ (http://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/)

    • 48 min
    Our Top 5 All-Time Comedy Tips (Andrew Schulz, Mark Normand, Cedric the Entertainer, Nate Bargatze, Karlous Miller)

    Our Top 5 All-Time Comedy Tips (Andrew Schulz, Mark Normand, Cedric the Entertainer, Nate Bargatze, Karlous Miller)

    After 200+ interviews, we're sharing our top five comedy tips of all-time featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Andrew Schulz, Nate Bargatze, Mark Normand, and Karlous Miller. These are five of comedy's top talents sharing their top comedy tips. Don't keep this episode a secret. If you find these tips helpful, share it with your fellow comics and comedy fans.
    Join our facebook community:
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    Watch this episode on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NN9gpRZwrk&t=3s
    Cedric the Entertainer Episode:
    https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/episode/188-cedric-the-entertainer-meeting-steve-harvey-comedy-advice/
    Mark Normand Episode:
    https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/episode/174-mark-normand-groupie-stories-the-business-of-comedy-specials-building-jokes/
    Karlous Miller Episode:
    https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/episode/135-karlous-millers-show-business-secrets-every-real-comedian-should-know/
    Andrew Schulz Episode:
    https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/episode/172-andrew-schulz-setting-goals-in-comedy-joke-writing-tips-the-brilliant-idiots-podcast/
    Nate Bargatze Episode:
    https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/episode/nate-bargatze-live-qa/
    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:
    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial
    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:
    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse
    Subscribe to the Hot Breath! YouTube:
    https://bit.ly/HotBreathPodcast
    Book a Skype session with Joel here:
    http://bit.ly/JoelByarsBooking
    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:
    http://bit.ly/ComicsPlaybook (https://comicsplaybook.com/product/finding-your-funny/)
    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:
    https://bit.ly/JoelByarsPatreon
    Get more podcast content and merch on our website website: 
    https://hotbreathpodcast.com/
    Learn more about Joel here:
    http://www.JoelByarsComedy.com/ (http://www.joelbyarscomedy.com/)

    • 26 min

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Great podcast

Amazing interviews. Brilliant content. I have learned a lot.

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