Monday, September 17, 2018

#148 - Sean Patton: Storytelling Secrets, Improvising on Stage, Louis CK Controversy



Sean Patton is one of comedy's most unique talents. I have seen him perform live four times and not a single set has been the same. He breaks down his technique behind improvising on stage and how you can do the same. There is also an in-depth discussion on the power of silence on stage and a storytelling breakdown that has forever changed the way I perform comedy. This is one of those Hot Breathisodes you'll have to hear multiple times to digest.

Must Hear Moments:
  • The Storytelling Treehouse technique
  • Navigating the comedy business
  • Taping for Comedy Central
  • Advice from Bill Burr
  • Comedy writing tips
  • OCD Tips
  • How to improvise on stage
  • The power of silence in comedy
  • Loving Atlanta comedy
  • Louis CK
Quotable Quotes

"I feel like I'm lying on stage if I do the same thing every time."
"In order for a story to grow, it has to be planted in truth."
"Your jokes fit together like Lego blocks."
"Bill Burr told me he's blown away at how I comfortable I am with silence."
"Louis CK must talk about what he's done and why it was wrong."


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Research Cited:
The Laugh Button: Comedy.Covered
https://thelaughbutton.com/sean-patton/interview-four-nights-road-sean-patton/
The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson:
https://www.thecrabfeast.com/2014/02/25/crabfeast-episode-93-sean-patton/
Beyond the Joke: The Lowdown on Stand-Up Comedy from Bruce Dessau
https://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/4194/interview-rarely-asked-questions-sean-patton

Monday, September 10, 2018

#147 - Samm Severin: How to Record a Comedy Album, Balancing OCD with Comedy, Drugs and Creativity



Samm Severin is an Atlanta favorite that just recorded her first comedy album called "Stoned and Sad." She breaks down how comics can record their own albums from start to finish. There are also a lot of insightful stories about her battles with sobriety and how her OCD is connected. This is one of a kind interview with a one of a kind comic. Enjoy!

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#146 - Marvin Hunter Shares Stories of Working with Kevin Hart, Doing Comedy in the Navy, Taping a Comedy Central Special,+ MORE



Marvin Hunter just taped his second appearance on Comedy Central with his Half Hour special on Kevin Hart's Next Level show. He didn't start comedy until he was 30 but has found fast success after paying his dues on the road. This interview provides veteran insights from a comic that has earned his success the hard way.

Must Hear Moments:
  • The first jokes he said on stage   
  • Starting comedy in the Navy
  • Hilarious road stories
  • Doing comedy in strip clubs
  • Growing up black in Mississippi
  • Working with Kevin Hart
  • How he booked Comedy Central
  • Opening up for Katt Williams
  • Going on tour with Rickey Smiley
  • Young comic mistakes
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Monday, August 27, 2018

#145 - Tone Bell Talks Common Networking Mistakes, Starring on TV vs. Film, Shooting a Showtime Special



Tone Bell is back for his second interview with Hot Breath! to talk about all he has learned from starring on TV shows and now in film. He shares all the gems you need to know about effectively networking in Hollywood and how to say no to certain projects. You are hearing a comedian that has been paying his dues and now his dues are starting to pay him. Enjoy!
Must Hear Moments:
  • Working on cancelled TV shows
  • Getting 9 script offers
  • Getting locked-in a studio deal
  • The power of being kind in business
  • Studying a movie set
  • Thinking like a director vs. thinking like an actor - 10.30
  • The rumor mill of Hollywood
  • Balancing life and work
  • How to memorize a script
Quotable Quotes:
  • “I got offered 9 scripts and said no to 8.”
  • “It’s champagne problems.”
  • “You can feel when a show is going to get cancelled.”
  • “Hollywood is the world’s smallest high school.”
  • “You’re cool as long as you’re working.”
Listen to Tone's First Interview here:
https://audioboom.com/posts/3915128-14-tone-bell-how-to-book-multiple-tv-shows-comedy-marketing-secrets-hollywood-networking-tricks



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Monday, August 20, 2018

#144 - Fray Forde and Catherine Dee Holly Talk How to Make an Award Winning Film Independently, Script Structure Tips, Character Analysis




This is the "how to" guide for making your own movie from concept to completion. My guests, Fray Forde and Catherine Dee Holly, of Coki Productions shares all their lessons learned to hard way from writing and directing two movies. After hearing this interview, you will never watch a movie the same way again...

Must Hear Moments:
  • Writing a script
  • Character analysis checklist
  • How to pitch a movie to studios
  • Funding an independent movie
  • Getting people to work for free
  • Using creativity to make money
  • Getting into film festivals
  • How to get sponsors for your project
  • Composing music for your movie
  • Life on set of a movie
Quotable Quotes:
  • “We spent 4 months creating the movie and 9 mos. Rolling it out.”
  • “We’re always trying to make the stakes higher”
  • “You should always write to produce realistically.”
  • “You have to make a lot of bad stuff to get to the good.”
  • “It turns out the movie crew was partying every night after we went to bed!”
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

#143 - Trey Moe Talks How to Book a Sold-Out Tour, Money Negotiating Tips, The Must Know Evolution of Social Media Strategy




Trey Moe lands our longest interview yet with with almost two hours of insight on his formula for going viral and how it's evolved since his first internet hit almost ten years ago, difference between followers and a following, and how to book your own sold-out comedy tour.

Must Hear Moments:
  • Following vs. Followers
  • Booking a tour independently
  • Negotiating rates with bookers
  • Finding the right venue
  • How to write a contract
  • Comedy club etiquette
  • Finding your weapons in comedy
  • Creating a winning business strategy
  • Building the right team
  • Help vs. Team
  • Setting the right goals for you
Quotable Quotes:
  • “Consistency is king.”
  • “You may have 1 million followers but no following. I found my core following and doubled down.”
  • “Comedians need to find self-perspective before they can build a perspective on stage.”
  • “I always try to stay 5 steps ahead.”
  • “Every regular year is four internet years.”
  • “You’re only as good as an algorithm.”
  • “We’re trained to be funny, but not make money.”
  • “You make a quarter for every dollar you make in Hollywood.”
  • “I’m looking to collect all the stones like my man in Avengers and then sell-out Madison Square Garden.”
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https://audioboom.com/posts/5330908-65-trey-moe-trey-moe-show

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Monday, August 6, 2018

#142 - Desi Banks: Building 2 Million Followers, Social Media Hacks, Instagram Algorithms + MORE



Desi Banks has built a 2 million+ online following at the young age of 25. This episode is all about how he has built this influence and how you can do the same. You'll want to take lots of notes on this one. Enjoy!

Listeners can expect to learn in detail about:
  • Building a 2 million+ following across all social media platforms
  • Social media strategy
  • How to schedule your posts
  • Top comic mistakes on social media
  • The importance of a good caption
  • How to build a winning team
  • Life outside of social media
  • Hacking the social media algorithm
  • TV vs. Social Media
  • Filming your own sitcom
Quoteworthy Quotes:
  • "The major comic mistake online is consistency in posting."
  • "Production quality matters on social media."  
    "You've gotta know WHEN and WHAT to post."
  • "I thought I was going to the league!"
  • "If you can do more with less, when you get more you can do anything." 
  • “Getting to this level, you need a team. You can’t do it by yourself.”
  • “Comedians are so worried about going viral, but what they really need to worry about is finding their niche.”
  • “Twitter is my test. I post it there first to see if it’s worth posting everywhere else.”
  • “The whole time I was filming I thought, this is what Eddie Murphy went through.”
  • “If you can do more with less, when you get more you can do anything.”
  • “Consistency is key. You can’t just put one video out per week and think that’s enough.”
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