Next Level Comedy Showcase

Are you ready to take your comedy to the next level?

This workshop will give you the tools & insider information to go next level with your stand-up comedy:

  • Writing & Editing
  • Enhancing your on-stage performance
  • Getting bookings
  • The comedy business

Comedian Joel Byars will lead the workshop. Joel is an Atlanta-based professional comedian. His popular podcast Hot Breath features interviews with professionals in the comedy business on the mastery of comedy. He frequently teaches workshops and leads writing groups in Atlanta.

This class is especially designed for those who have performed at an open mic and/or are booking showcases.

$50 fee payable by cash, Venmo & PayPal.
Email to register: grownupcomedyal@gmail.com

LOCATION:  Barrister’s Tavern, 1535 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216.  Barrister’s is set back from the corner of Montgomery Hwy + Lorna Road. Look for the green “Barrister’s Tavern” awning sandwiched between the EconoLodge & Waffle House.  Take EXIT 252 off I-65, the US-31/Montgomery Hwy exit.

Message us via Facebook if you have any questions!

Regions Bank helping students turn inspiration into education with this essay contest

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Who inspires you? Who motivates you to reach higher and achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school senior or a college student, you can turn your inspiration into education. Regions Bank is awarding scholarships for top essays that highlight inspirational African-Americans.

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The city’s magician: how Courtney Haden put a spell on Birmingham, with his words, his work and his knowledge

The outpouring of love, admiration and condolences over the loss of one of Birmingham’s finest continues, as news of Courtney Haden’s passing makes its way through the community.

Courtney Haden, photo courtesy of davidmcelroy.org.

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Make Birmingham your first stop with this ultimate guide to Alabama’s literary destinations

When it comes to exploring Birmingham’s rich history of writers and creative thinkers, there’s romance in this Magic City, ya’ll.

Author Randi Pink via randypink.com

While the entire state of Alabama is a book lover’s dream, did you know that Birmingham is home to so many writers?

Everyone from literary figures, iconic authors, more journalists than you can shake a stick at, editors, novelists, filmmakers, you name it, we’ve reported it, told it, written it, edited it, produced it, you get the picture.

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It’s the 25th anniversary of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ so Towanda!

Hey, did you know that it’s been 25 years since Fannie Flagg’s novel Fried Green Tomatoes hit the silver screen? Yeah, me either, but I love everything about this book and film, so Friday got me all like …

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Even better, you can meet the author of both the novel and the screenplay right here in her hometown of Birmingham!  Join Fannie Flagg on December 9th at the Lyric Fine Arts Theatre for an evening of conversation about her brand-new novel “The Whole Town is Talking.

From what I understand, you can get your picture made with her after the book signing, so don’t forget to iron your dresses, darlings! And, be sure to reserve your seats now!

Photo by Irondale Cafe
Photo by Irondale Cafe

This free event is your chance to meet a real-live Alabama writer who knows her way around a screenplay, among other endeavors. The Washington Post said that “even the dead characters are delightful in Fannie Flagg’s latest novel.” Now, that’s a review!

While you’re at it, don’t forget about those fried green tomatoes from Irondale Cafe. I’m always free for a lunch date, just FYI.