Instructor: Joel Byars

Joel Byars has years of experience performing and teaching sketch, improv, and stand-up around the world, but Atlanta is his home.

He is the weekly host of Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta Podcast” Hot Breath! Podcast and “Best Local Comedy Show” Funny Monkey at Java Monkey. Joel develops this work ethic while sharing the stage with veteran comedians like Ron White, Brian Regan, Kathleen Madigan, Louie Anderson, and Margaret Cho.

His most recent accolades include writing for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and being crowned the winner of both Atlanta’s 2017 Rev’d Up Comedy Jam and 2016 National Champion of Search For The One Comedy Competition in Washington, D.C.