Byron Bowers

About the Author

Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He’s best known for his roles in Concrete CowboysHoney boy, The CHI, and as the voice of Nelson on HBO’s animated series, Ten Year Old Tom, for which he also writes. He is currently busy writing an autobiographical series he recently sold to Amazon Originals. He’s based in Los Angeles, CA.

As a professional comedy journalist of two decades, Julie Seabaugh has contributed to The New York Times, TheLos Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, TheHollywood Reporter, Variety,GQ, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and numerous other alt-weeklies. Her coverage of modern roasting culminated in 2018 book, Ringside at Roast Battle, and her love of Mitch Hedberg led to producing/hosting 2020’s Hope on Top: A Mitch Hedberg Oral History for SiriusXM. With Emmy-nominated filmmaker Nick Scown, she co-directed September 2021 feature documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 for Vice. The 50 Years of the Comedy Store six-LP vinyl box set (2022) features her liner notes; her Positive Connections: A Brody Stevens OralHistory debuted on SiriusXM in February 2023. The collection A Tight 20: Two Decades of Comedy Journalism is available now.

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