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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! (Learn Comedy from the Pros‪)‬ Hot Breath! Media

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 257 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."

    $100 Contest Winner Sandy Bernstein - Writing Clean Jokes and Collaborating with Other Comics - Comedy Podcast

    $100 Contest Winner Sandy Bernstein - Writing Clean Jokes and Collaborating with Other Comics - Comedy Podcast

    Sandy Bernstein returns as a 4x winner of our monthly $100 Joke Contest and this interview reveals how she's started writing cleaner and funnier material than ever before. Comedy is a collaborative sport and this interview will teach you how to have more fun writing with more comics that help you level up your game faster.
    Join a comedy masterclass here:https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips ( https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips)
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    • 35 min
    Tumua Tuinei - The New Comic's Guide to Social Media - Comedy Podcast

    Tumua Tuinei - The New Comic's Guide to Social Media - Comedy Podcast

    Tumua Tuinei is a fellow comic and fan of the podcast that took what he's learned from the share and made a career as a headliner selling out venues around the country. At only five years into the game, Tumua has built a viral social media following and is here to share how he has done it so you can do the same. Listen and learn!
    Get more info about Tumua here: https://www.tumuacomedy.com/ (https://www.tumuacomedy.com/)
    Check out our classes and workshops here:https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips ( https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Find Stage Time in 3 Steps - Comedy Podcast

    How to Find Stage Time in 3 Steps - Comedy Podcast

    After almost twelve years in the comedy game, these are our top 3 ways to find stage time in ANY city. Let's make 2022 your best year in comedy yet by hitting the stages harder than ever!
    Check out last week's episode here: https://hotbreath.captivate.fm/episode/elisa-di-napoli-comedy-mindset-masterclass (https://hotbreath.captivate.fm/episode/elisa-di-napoli-comedy-mindset-masterclass)
    Find open mics here: http://badslava.com/ (http://badslava.com/)
    Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HotBreathComedyNetwork/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HotBreathComedyNetwork/)
    Join a comedy masterclass here:https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips ( https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips)

    • 5 min
    Elisa Di Napoli - The 2022 Comedy Goal Setting and Mindset Masterclass

    Elisa Di Napoli - The 2022 Comedy Goal Setting and Mindset Masterclass

    Elisa Di Napoli is not only a fan of the podcast but an award-winning mindset coach here to help us all make 2022 the best year of our careers. Listen and learn all about how to set achievable goals and the step by step blueprint to making money as a comedian. You will never look at your comedy (or life) the same after listening to this one of a kind Hot Breath! Podcast.
    Join a comedy masterclass here:https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips ( https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips)
    Get Elisa's FREE Book Here: www.elisadinapoli.com/mindhacks
    Book a coaching session with Elisa here: https://elisadinapoli.com/creativity-coach/ (https://elisadinapoli.com/creativity-coach/)
    Get access to Elisa's courses here: https://elisadinapoli.com/how-to-overcome-stage-fright/ (https://elisadinapoli.com/how-to-overcome-stage-fright/)
    Listen to Elisa's music here: https://www.elyssavulpes.com/ (https://www.elyssavulpes.com/)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    $100 Joke Contest Winner Bob Kirk: How to Write New Jokes - Comedy Podcast

    $100 Joke Contest Winner Bob Kirk: How to Write New Jokes - Comedy Podcast

    Toronto comic Bob Kirk has won our $100 joke writing contest two months in a row and this interviews reveals how. The secret to his success is more than just hard work, and Bob shares his writing process to developing so much material so quickly. Listen and learn!
    Level up your comedy with our masterclasses and workshops here:https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips ( https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips)


    Resources Bob mentioned:
    https://www.wordhippo.com/ (https://www.wordhippo.com/)
    https://www.freethesaurus.com/ (https://www.freethesaurus.com/)
    https://www.phrases.com/ (https://www.phrases.com/)

    • 37 min
    KevOnStage Social Media Comedy Masterclass - Comedy Podcast

    KevOnStage Social Media Comedy Masterclass - Comedy Podcast

    This is a MUST HEAR interview for anyone that has aspired to go viral on social media. KevOnStage has built not only a viral following across all social media platforms but also his own studio. Listen and learn from who many say is the Tyler Perry of the internet.
    Learn more about KevOnStage here: https://www.kevonstage.com/ (https://www.kevonstage.com/)
    Level up your comedy with our classes and workshops here:https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips ( https://bit.ly/JokeWritingTips)

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

15_vs_15 ,

The Blueprint

This podcast is a great playbook for everything in the comedy community.

Dr. Goad ,

A Funny Generous Comic

It’s all good but what I like most about Joel’s Hot Breath! Podcast is that he’s generous with information and seems to really want other people to succeed. That’s the way it should be. Super interesting, fun, and full of info.

Sasha in Bartlett, IL ,

COMEDY!

An amazing source for stand up comedy knowledge. Get advice, tips, tricks, lessons, and stories from some of the best comedians around. Joel Byars is a great host and I would give this podcast 6 stars if he would stop dabbing.

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