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"Made in America"

Comedian, Teacher, Author

Making comedy great again, again.


Joel Byars

Comedian, Host, Teacher

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


He is the weekly host of both Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta Podcast” Hot Breath! 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 2016 National Champion of Search For The One Comedy Competition.


For Joel, stand up comedy is an outlet to examine the fine print of life and he will continue to provide authentic entertainment until deemed illegal.


What They’re Saying!

“As a club owner, I’m harder to please than most when it comes to stand-up comedy. I’ve seen thousands of comics, and Joel Byars has a real knack for relating to the audience. He is on time, consistently funny, our audiences love him, and in this business it doesn’t get much better! I recommend him for stage work and writing.”

Craig Wilson

Owner, Uptown Comedy Corner

“Joel Byars is legit. He does not pander. His comedy is based on material, creativity, and smarts.”

Aries Spears

Comedian, Actor, Voice Artist

“Joel Byars is more than funny – he’s a true and fearless comedian.”

Paul Provenza

Comedy Legend, Actor, Director

Give me your money


Wed 24

Funny Monkey – Host

May 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Java Monkey 425 Church St. Decatur United States (404) 378-5002
Sun 28

Joel Byars Comedy Class

May 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Highwire Comedy Co. 451 Bishop St. NW Atlanta United States
Jun 08

Laughing Skull Lounge – Feature

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St NE Atlanta United States
Jun 09

Laughing Skull Lounge – Feature

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St NE Atlanta United States

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