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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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    • 4.9 • 240 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."

    #Tight5Podcast How to Make 2021 Your Best Year in Comedy

    #Tight5Podcast How to Make 2021 Your Best Year in Comedy

    There is a lot of uncertainty in 2021, but this quick episode will be your motto for how to make 2021 your best year in comedy. It's a simple tip in theory but requires intentional practice to make a reality. We're all in this together Hot Breathiverse!

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    • 8 min
    #ComicsTalkingComedy - John Mulaney's Rehab and the Mental Health Battle of Comedy

    #ComicsTalkingComedy - John Mulaney's Rehab and the Mental Health Battle of Comedy

    We're kicking off 2021 with the most rampant topic in comedy, mental health. We all struggle in this crazy game and it's important to know you aren't alone. They share their best tips for conquering self doubt, imposter syndrome, post show depression, and much more. Listen and share with your fellow comic.

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    • 22 min
    #ComicsTalkingComedy Is Andrew Schulz Bigger than Netflix?

    #ComicsTalkingComedy Is Andrew Schulz Bigger than Netflix?

    Our new series, Comics Talking Comedy, dives head first into today's most important comedy topics. Today's episode explores the questions, Is Andrew Schulz bigger than Netflix? Our hosts, Joel and Yoshee, argue who is right and why. Most importantly, what is your opinion? Join the discussion in our Patreon linked below.

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    • 15 min
    #Write10Pod Jonnie Smith - Writing New Jokes, Finding Funny Ideas, +MORE

    #Write10Pod Jonnie Smith - Writing New Jokes, Finding Funny Ideas, +MORE

    Jonnie Smith is a hilarious young comic and our first ever international Write10 Contest winner. In this interview, he breaks down his unique writing system that will help you write better jokes faster. Listen and learn!

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    • 38 min
    #HotBreathPro - The Roast of Bob Jorgensen

    #HotBreathPro - The Roast of Bob Jorgensen

    We recently roasted Hot Breath! Pro founding member Bob Jorgensen and it was too much fun not to share with you lovely podcast listeners. We are going to be doing more of these roasts on December 22nd and 29th. Message us on your favorite social media app at @JoelByarsComedy and @HotBreathPod to save your seat in the Zoom studio audience!

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #Write10Pod Matt Menard - Joke Structure, How to Find a Premise, Word Economy

    #Write10Pod Matt Menard - Joke Structure, How to Find a Premise, Word Economy

    Matt Menard is an NYC comic with real joke writing skills. He breaksdown his entire joke writing process and the techniques behind him finding tight punchlines in just 10 minutes. We've never posted of our Write10 Club interviews before, but so many viewers found this interview helpful and voted for it to be on the podcast. Enjoy!

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

John Chapps ,

Learn Comedy HERE

If you are new or well experienced in comedy this is the place for you to get better! There are so many great insights, tips and advice from so many great comedians. I can’t say enough about Joel’s passion for learning more and teaching others about comedy! It’s inspiring to see someone creat so much for the comedy community and do it all for the love of the art!

Craig_S ,

Highly Recommend

Great podcast! Joel is not only a comedian and all around likable guy, but he is a student of comedy and brings on some great guests. It is obvious that Joel puts in the work to research his guests with the payoff being thoughtful questions and deep discussions on all things comedy.

If you are a comedian wanting to learn and grow, or if you are simply a fan of standup comedy, I highly recommend this podcast! Click subscribe and join the Hot Breathaverse!

Rin0_0Dee ,

Super helpful

Very fun and engaging podcast for anyone who is interested in stand-up comedy.

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