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#167 - Brandon T Jackson: Comedy's Illuminati, Being Famous and Young, Working with Ben Stiller

Brandon T. Jackson calls this "the best interview he's ever done," and for good reason. We cover everything from being young, famous, and black "before it was cool" to why his Dad spoke at Donald Trump's inauguration. There is a lot to learn from Brandon not only from his experience in front of the camera but also behind the scenes into his creative process and mindset behind building his own global brand. Enjoy! Listeners Will Learn About: * **Getting famous young** * **Behind the Scenes of...


#Tight5Podcast | Q&A - My Strategy to Open Mics

Hot Breathren Eric Dowis asked me about my approach to open mics so thought I'd share my strategy with all of you to help you out while on the comedy grind. Enjoy and share with your fellow comedians! === Get Hot Breath! Merch Here: []( Support the Hot Breath! Patreon: []( CLICK BELOW TO TAKE JOEL'S ONLINE PODCAST COURSE:...


#166 - Craig Shoemaker: Lovemaster Groupie Stories,Doing Comedy 40 Years, The Healing Science of Laughter

**Craig Shoemaker is a 40 year comedy veteran with the crazy stories and insightful advice to prove it. This is one of our most practical interviews yet with real life advice every comedian should be following. Most of the lessons taught in this interview are learned over decades of experience, but luckily we have Craig Shoemaker to share with us everything he's learned the hard way.** **Listeners will learn about:** * 40 years of comedy experience * Crazy groupie stories * Finding your true...


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#ComedyTheGameShow Round 2 Live at Laughing Skull (Sold-Out)

Part comedy show, part game show, and a whole lotta fun. This sold out event is not only the first of it's kind but also The Hot Breath! Comedy Network's first presentation of Comedy! The Game Show. We’re bringing back the classic game show for the modern comedy fan. Enjoy this battle royale of funny as three comics compete to see who is funniest and wins the bragging rights with a cash prize to boot. Enjoy! Get Your Tickets to the Next Game Show Here:...


#Write10Podcast | Joe Rogan's Secret Writing Ritual

What do Joe Rogan, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Gary Gulman have in common? They all listen to their sets after their shows. This episode will hopefully inspire you to do the same and reap the rewards that help you generate more material faster. Get to work! Join us on facebook: []( -- Email us: --- Get Hot Breath! Merch Here:...


#165 - Brandon Smiley: Being Rickey Smiley's Son, Meeting Steve Harvey, Building A Winning Team

Brandon Smiley is not only Rickey Smiley's son, but also a touring comedian trying to book gigs like the rest of us. Listeners will be surprised to learn that Brandon's comedy journey, starting at age 7, has not been easy despite having a superstar comedian for a father. Brandon breaks down his mentality overcoming stints in rehab and jail and also his strategy behind building his own team on the way to superstar comedy status. Enjoy! **In this episode listeners will learn about:** * Having...


#Write10Podcast | The Gary Gulman Comedy Masterclass

By popular demand, we're sharing some of our favorite comedy lessons learned from Gary Gulman's #GulmanTip series on twitter. Not only is Gary one of the funniest comedians working today, but also one of the most educational about his process. Click below to follow him on twitter AND tell him to be on Hot Breath! -- **Message Gary about Doing Hot Breath! Podcast here:** [](


#Tight5Podcast | Building Your Team and Getting Paid

It's taken us almost nine years of doing comedy to understand the value of collaborating. We hope this quick episode inspires you to start connecting with other comics and building your own network. This team may take time to build, but the sooner you start looking the sooner you will see them. * * * **Get Hot Breath! Merch Here:** []( **Support the Hot Breath! Patreon:**...


#164 - The Hot Breath! Origin Story on NPR

**Our host Joel Byars did an interview on NPR's Storycorp exploring his personal origin story and comedy theory. This is the perfect episode to learn all of Joel's TMI stories you never knew you wanted to hear until now. Enjoy this rare look into the man behind the Hot Breath! microphone, Joel Byars.** **Get Hot Breath! Merch Here:** []( **Support the Hot Breath! Patreon:**...


#163 - Beth Stelling: Delivery vs. Writing, Working with Judd Apatow, The Writer's Room Hustle

Beth Stelling is a comedy powerhouse with an impressive resume spanning from the the world's most popular stages to the writer's room of the world's most popular show. This episode is a rare behind the scenes look at her creative process for churning out so much quality comedy and the tips she's learned from working with other comedy royalty like Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes. **In this episode listeners will learn about:** * Delivery vs. Writing * Storytelling tips * The evolution of your...


#WritingSessions Live Writing Workshop with @TySoSilly

Here's a fun behind the scenes listen of a writing session I recently did with @TySoSilly. This is one of our most fun yet because of the incredible breakthrough we make on her comedy writing voice and point of view. I love doing these in person and over Skype so let's connect! **Book Your Personal Writing Session Here:** --- Get Hot Breath! Merch Here: []( Support the...


#Tight5Podcast | Why You Should Do Competitions

Everyone has their opinions on comedy competitions. For better or worse, I use them as a great opportunity to network while also performing under pressure. There is a heightened sense of urgency in competitions that force you to rise to the occasion. I value the experience more than the outcome and hope this episode helps you to find your own perspective on this sometimes taboo facet of our industry. **Get Hot Breath! Merch Here:**...


#162 - Bruce Leroy: Developing Valuable Skills Outside of Comedy, Owning A Comedy Club, Organization Tips

Bruce Leroy is jack of all creative trades. He's part comedian, part comedy club owner, part yogi, part graphic designer, part videographer and a total force of nature. This interview is the perfect blueprint to help you develop new skills and spark fresh creativity into your comedy. You'll want to hear this once twice! In this episode listeners will learn about: * Quitting your job for comedy * Owning a comedy club * Investing in yourself * Organization tips * How to live a healthier...


#InstagramLive Q&A with Alton Walker

Alton Walker has one of our most popular interviews to date so we had to hop on the IG Live and let you ask him questions personally. Thanks to everyone that tuned in and asked such insightful questions. Enjoy! Listen to Alton's Full Interview Here: []( ---...


#WritingSessions Live Writing Consultation with Coy Sutley

This is a behind the scenes peek at a one on one writing consultation we did with Atlanta open mic comic Coy Sutley. The goal of this episode is to inspire you to collaborate and start creating more material faster. This is also an insightful look into the creative process of comedy writing and all the trial and error required to find the gold jokes. Enjoy and keep grinding! Fill out the Hot Breath! Survey Here: [](


#161 - Alton Walker: Turning Your Funny into Money, Setting Your Price, Email Etiquette

This interview with Alton Walker is all about turning your show into a business. I lost count of all the tips and strategies he shares to help comics get booked immediately and frequently. The only catch is, YOU have to do the work. Are you willing to do that? Only time will tell… In this episode listeners will learn: * The administrative work of comedy * Email etiquette * Tailoring emails to specific bookers * Google email extractor * Building an email list * Setting a price for your comedy...


#ComedyTheGameShow Live at Laughing Skull (Sold-Out)

Part comedy show, part game show, and a whole lotta fun. This sold out event is not only the first of it's kind but also The Hot Breath! Comedy Network's first presentation of Comedy! The Game Show. We’re bringing back the classic game show for the modern comedy fan. Enjoy this battle royale of funny as three comics compete to see who is funniest and wins the bragging rights with a cash prize to boot. Enjoy! **Get Your Tickets to the Next Game Show Here:**...


#Write10Podcast | How to Break Writer's Block

We all struggle with writer's block, so here are a few tips and tricks I've learned the hard way to help your creativity be less of a block and more of a minor bump. Enjoy and share! ___________________________________________________________________________ Get Hot Breath! Pod Merch: []( Donate to the podcast here: [](


"The best comedy advice I've ever gotten." - #FacebookLive Q&A with YOU!

I want to connect with you more and doing Q&A episodes are the perfect way for you to be heard on the podcast. So this will be the first of many. Enjoy! This week's Q&A covers: * How to not compare your successes to that of other comedians * The best comedy I've ever gotten * Comedian tax return write-offs * My funniest teachers * Where I get my sense of humor from * When to sell merch * How to edit material * My theory on open mics...