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Calendar for Jim Richardson's local northern California comedy workshops,
off-campus open mics, community showcases and
Comedy Marathon Contests

January  2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

-- Introducing --
Jan. 27-28, Sat-Sun.
At a theatre 10 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge toll both:
Free parking.
New weekend workshops covering Lessons 1-4 at various additional venues
Throughout the SF Bay Area TBA (To Be Announced). More info. . . .

May  2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
     

 

Advanced Comedy Workshop (ACW)

Meeting Six:
Lesson 34: Narrative Character: your persona, Part ii of ii

   
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
       

Intermediate Comedy Workshop (ICW)
Organized Comedy's 
Course descriptions for
Lesson block 5-8

Includes:
"Delivery"
"Topical Monologue"
"Social Commentary"

and "Making the Audience Like You a Lot."


CCLS, six-weeks,
Thursdays, 7-10 pm, May 10-June 14, 2018.

Prerequisite: Lesson
2: "How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms"

Register and make your investment here, Lesson 5 -8 for local workshops

Meeting One one of six, Lesson 5: "Delivery."
   
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
        ICW:

Meeting two, Lesson 5: Delivery continued, then
Lesson 6, p. 1-45: Topical Monologue: 10 joke formats
   
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
        ICW:

Meeting Three, Lesson 7: Social Commentary: 7 joke formats
   
27 28 29 30 31    
        ICW:

Meeting Four, Lesson 8: Making the Audience Like You a Lot
   

June  2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
   

Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop (FCW),
Lessons 1-4, in-class open mics, Comedy Marathon preparation,

Cross and Crown Lutheran School (CCLS), Rohnert Park, CA, 94928, USA, 6-weeks, Tues., 7-10 pm.

June 5-July 17, 2018.
No prequisites.

Meeting one of six:
Lesson one: How to Tell a Joke

Filmmaking Workshop: working both sides of the video camera

Cross and Crown Lutheran School (CCLS),
Rohnert Park, CA, 94928, USA, 6-weeks, Wed., 7-10 pm.

June 6-Jully 18, 2018.
No prequisites.

Meeting one of six:
Finding a workable location by next week.
Lighting and ambient sound.
Basic A-B-A story structure.
Three types of movement.
Camera as “an eye in space.”
Subtle acting style "to fool the camera."
Soundtrack: 50% of the film!

ICW:

Meeting Five:
Review
   
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
   

FCW

Meeting Two:
Lesson two: How to Write a Joke, the seven basic joke forms

Required pre-requisite for Intermediate and Advanced Lessons 5-25 & 34.
Not required for Lessons 1-4, nor Lessons 26-34.

Filmmaking Workshop

Meeting two:
Submit scripts and location photos.
Study shooting scripts of great films: actual dialogue, shots and movements that ended up in the final film.

Schedule & locations negotiated for Meetings 3-6.

ICW:

Meeting Six:
Review
   
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    FCW

Meeting Three:

Lesson Three: Your narrative vs. minor characters, How to create your image in order to market your act
Filmmaking Workshop

Meeting Three:
Shooting on location, as scheduled last meeting.

Advanced Comedy Workshop (ACW)
Improvisation, Working the crowd, Taking advantage of Hecklers, Informal Roasts and Formal Roasts,

Course descriptions: Lessons 9-12

CCLS, six-weeks,
June 21- July 26, 2018,

Thursdays, 7-10 pm.

Prerequisite: Lesson Two: "How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms"


Register only here:
Lesson 9-12 for
local workshops

Meeting One one of six,
Lesson 9:
Improvisation: Thinking on Your Feet
  Open Mic at Cloverdale Performance Arts Center, Saturdays, June 23, 2018, 7:30 pm show with 6:30 pm check-in to do on-mic sound test before theatre fills up by 7 pm.

Sign up with Jim the Sunday before (June 17) to get on under the Organized Comedy umbrella. If you miss that deadline, call venue the Thursday before (June21). More info., including driving directions.
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    FCW

Meeting Four:

Lesson Four: Editing your act into a tight set in preparation to entering Comedy Contests and national TV appearances. Where the real money is!
Filmmaking Workshop

Meeting Four:

Shooting on location
ACW

Meeting two
Lesson 10:
Working the crowd and wading into the audience, plus: Taking advantage of Hecklers — 
6 joke formats

   

July  2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    FCW

Meeting Five:

Preparation for entering class's amateur Comedy Marathon Contest, emphasis: "5-Minute Monologue Contest," main contest that is performed after the four mini-contests. Review of ten categories, analyzing video of past winners.
Filmmaking Workshop

Skips the holiday so Meeting Five is instead on July 11.
ACW

Meeting three
Lesson 11:
Informal Roasts:
21 joke formats
   
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    FCW

Meeting Six:

Preparation for entering class's last amateur Comedy Marathon Contest, emphasis: "Improvisation Mini-Contest," one of four mini-contests that are performed before the main contest. Review of seven categories, analyzing video of past winners.

Reminder: entry in more than one evening of these Comedy Marathon Contests will first require evidence of all-new material for each such evening
Filmmaking Workshop

Meeting Five:
Last day shooting on location.
ACW

Meeting four
Lesson 12:

Formal roast: unspoken rules to keep it moving
   
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
   

Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop (FCW),
Lessons 1-4, in-class open mics, Comedy Marathon preparation,

Cross and Crown Lutheran School (CCLS), Rohnert Park, CA, USA, 6-weeks, Wed., 7-10 pm.
July 17-August 21, 20188.
No prequisites.

Meeting one of six:
Lesson one: How to Tell a Joke

Filmmaking Workshop

Meeting six:
Presenting edited videos in class for Instructor's notes.

ACW:

Meeting Five:
Review
   
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
   

FCW

Meeting Two:
Lesson two: How to Write a Joke, the seven basic joke forms

Required pre-requisite for Intermediate and Advanced Lessons 5-25 & 34.
Not required for Lessons 1-4, nor Lessons 26-34.

  ICW:

Meeting six:
Review
   
29 30 31        
    FCW

Meeting Three:

Lesson Three: Your narrative vs. minor characters, How to create your image in order to market your act
       

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Workshop: "The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy"
Intermediate & Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshops
Filmmaking Workshop
Interviews | Showcases-Open Mics-Contests
Calendar for Workshops and off-campus performances

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