300 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 235 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."

    Lewis Belt - How to Go Viral on Social Media, Comedy Business Tips, Hosting Advice + MORE

    Lewis Belt - How to Go Viral on Social Media, Comedy Business Tips, Hosting Advice + MORE

    Lewis Belt is one of comedy's future stars and he joins the Hot Breathiverse for an interview on how in only eight years of comedy he has built a grassroots fanbase in Oakland that grew into viral social media stardom and an Amazon comedy special. This show is all about cultivating comedy's next generation of great comics and Lewis Belt is leading the charge. Listen and learn from all his struggles and successes on this one of a kind interview.

    Follow Lewis on IG here:
    https://www.instagram.com/lewdo2much/

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    https://www.amazon.com/Boogies-Comedy-Slam-Presents-Rookie/dp/B08KKZ3BGS/ref=nodl_

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse (https://joelbyarscomedy.com/class)

    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: 

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    Learn more about Joel here:

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

    • 54 min
    Steve Rogers - How to Record a Comedy Album Independently

    Steve Rogers - How to Record a Comedy Album Independently

    Steve Rogers returns to Hot Breath! to share the ups and downs of recording his first comedy album completely independently. Our first interview traces his vision for the album, and this episode reveals the raw reality of this endeavor with all the fun and fugly experiences along the way. Enjoy this never before seen all access pass to what it takes to record an album.

    Listen to Steve's first interview here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7664652-steven-rogers-anxiety-in-comedy-brian-regan-advice-recording-an-independent-album

    Join Steve's Zoom show here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89802668720?pwd=T0FEVTdwU1hVaTd1QnNzMG5TZ1FQUT09 (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89802668720?pwd=T0FEVTdwU1hVaTd1QnNzMG5TZ1FQUT09&fbclid=IwAR0mqymTXATAhb_JhU833mMZgynSdqIjJ-ijPc1cyvXwiV2-GHaSUyXyHd4)

    Meeting ID: 898 0266 8720 Passcode: 673208

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse (https://joelbyarscomedy.com/class)

    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/)

    Listen to Steven’s podcast: http://www.stevenrogerscomedy.com/panic-attacking-podcast

    Join Steven’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/panicattacking

    Watch Steven on Colbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQUz2WHRUgE

    • 54 min
    Jerry Corley Q&A - Joke Structure, Writing Conversational Comedy, Zoom Show, +MORE

    Jerry Corley Q&A - Joke Structure, Writing Conversational Comedy, Zoom Show, +MORE

    Jerry "the Joke Doctor" Corley returns to the show for a rare Q&A with our Facbook writing group (linked below). Comics of all experience levels joined us live to have their questions answered about everything from how to book late night writing gigs, to his favorite advice and writing resources. Enjoy!

    Join our facebook group here:

    https://bit.ly/HotBreathFacebookGroup

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    https://JoelByarsComedy.com/GoProComedy

    Level-up your writing with our online writing course:
    https://JoelByarsComedy.com/Class

    Listen to our first interview with Jerry:
    https://audioboom.com/posts/7529541-197-jerry-joke-doctor-corley-joke-writing-masterclass

    Watch our first interview with Jerry on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/nj9MAv9INCY

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse (https://joelbyarscomedy.com/class)

    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/)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #Write10Contest Winner's Joke Writing Process with Amanda Oh

    #Write10Contest Winner's Joke Writing Process with Amanda Oh

    Amanda Oh is new to comedy but already making waves in our daily writing club and now our monthly contest. This is her winning interview and an insightful look into how a newer comic writes her jokes to become the funniest in this worldwide contest. Listen and learn.

    If you're interested in joining this month's joke writing contest, click the link below to save your spot!

    Click here to join the contest: https://bit.ly/Write10Contest

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    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse (https://joelbyarscomedy.com/class)

    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/)

    • 46 min
    Luenell - Comic’s Biggest Mistake, Eddie Murphy Stories, Performing While Pregnant

    Luenell - Comic’s Biggest Mistake, Eddie Murphy Stories, Performing While Pregnant

    The Queen of comedy returns to Hot Breath! for a rare Q&A in our facebook group. Her first episode with us was quickly recorded in her green room before a show, this is a much longer episode full of gold that only comedy royalty can share. You’ll want to listen to this one more than once and take plenty of notes. She also encourages listeners to contact her on social media about this episode, do that and help spread the Hot Breathiverse’s mission of cultivating the next generation of great comics. 

    Listeners will learn about:

    Working with Eddie Murphy 

    Tips out on the road

    Advice for 5 years comics

    Janky promoters

    Having a comedy and acting career

    +MORE

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    Listen to Luenell’s first episode here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7252674-177-luenell-how-to-get-standing-ovations-finding-comedic-timing-comedy-s-segregation

    Subscribe to Luenell’s YouTube: 

    https://www.youtube.com/user/HeyLuenell

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    https://www.instagram.com/luenell/

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    Join the Hot Breath! Patreon:

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

    https://bit.ly/TheTrophyHusbandSpecial

    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

    https://bit.ly/ComedyWritingCourse (https://joelbyarscomedy.com/class)

    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/)

    • 51 min
    Vanessa Gonzalez - Common Storytelling Mistakes,Overcoming Fear in Comedy, Zoom Shows

    Vanessa Gonzalez - Common Storytelling Mistakes,Overcoming Fear in Comedy, Zoom Shows

    “Be funny and be nice.” That sums up this incredible interview with Vanessa Gonzalez. Every comic needs to hear not only her tedious storytelling process but also how the future of comedy is centered around support and positivity. We here at Hot Breath! Are all about community and positivity and this interview embodies both of those values. You will leave this interview not only feeling happy but also inspired.

    Listeners will learn about: 

    The grind of LA comedy

    Overcoming the fear of starting stand-up

    Translate life trauma into funny jokes

    When to kill a joke

    Storytelling mistakes

    Zoom shows

    +MORE

    Watch Vanessa's underwear bit here: 

    https://youtu.be/pNLGYwEM6-8

    Get Vanessa’s Album Here: 

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    Get tickets to Vanessa and Chris' zoom show here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinx-for-laughs-tickets-117717643641?ref=eios&fbclid=IwAR2wedgoKdlmfVVjb2c-QWK9PSwFhwrxpmWVVbdKi2dG8tWthQmqhDrTaFc

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    Watch Joel's Comedy special here:

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    Join Joel's Online Writing Class:

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    Order Joel's Comedy Writing Book:

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    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/)

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

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.

megajosh2 ,

The definition of a hidden gem

If you even casually like comedy, listen to this podcast and hear a comedian speak passionately on it. I am continually amazed at the guests and content this podcast gets vs. the amount of people who know about it. Is it the niche? Does Joel need to get himself out there more? I can’t understand it, but I know for a fact that it can’t stay that way.

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