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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

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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."

    #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!

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

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

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    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

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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    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:
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    • 26 min
    Jackie Kashian - Live Q&A

    Jackie Kashian - Live Q&A

    Jackie Kashian has over 30 years of comedy experience and shares all the secret comedy sauce in this live Q&A. Rarely to interviews get this in-depth into the comedy process but she holds nothing back on all the mistakes, crazy road stories, and must-hear comedy advice for comics to listen and learn from. 
    Listeners will learn about:
    Why comics always keep their old notebooks
    Creating set lists
    Finding your voice on stage
    Building a fanbase
    The three traits of success
    Starting comedy with Maria Bamford
    The theory of parallel thought
    +MORE
    Check out Jackie's awesome projects here:
    http://jackiekashian.com/
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kyle Grooms - Live Q&A

    Kyle Grooms - Live Q&A

    25 year comedy vet Kyle Grooms recently survived a brain tumor and released a comedy special (Brain Humor) about the entire experience. This is a must listen episode and a must watch comedy special for all comics and real comedy fans. You will leave both with a new perspective on how to film a comedy special and how to appreciate the journey of comedy. 
    Listeners will learn about:
    The effect of having a brain tumor
    Becoming a vegan
    How to tell and funny story on stage
    Why to release a special on Amazon
    Production tips of self-producing a comedy special
    The value of studying comedy
    +MORE
    Watch Kyle Groom's comedy special here: https://bit.ly/KyleGroomsComedySpecial
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    • 40 min

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