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Workshop: "The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy"
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Year-round 2018 Workshop schedule for Local Comedy Classes:
Rohnert Park, CA
(next town south of Santa Rosa,
45 minute drive north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge toll booths)

&
Mill Valley, CA
(10 minute drive north San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge toll booths)
Instructor: comedy coach & co-writer Jim Richardson
415-877-4424, jim@JimRichardson.com
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Jim interviewed in "Towns" section of Press Democrat,
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Jim Richardson
Offers a Tuesday Fundamentals and Thursday Advanced comedy workshop weekly
ORGANIZED COMEDY
Year-round 2018 workshops
Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy
Workshop 1)
Lessons 1-4, Tuesdays, August 28-October 2, 2018, 7-10 pm
No prerequisite.
Room 7 (near back parking lot exit)
Cross and Crown Lutheran School (CCLS)
5475 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy Workshop:
Workshop 2) Lessons 5-8, Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 2018, 7-10 pm,
Writing and Performing Techniques.

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

Intermediate &
Advanced Workshops are also taught at CCLS
in Rohnert Park, CA.


Personal enrichment workshops for writers, keynote speakers, actors and stand-up comics at any level in their development:

This sequence of classes will help you better connect with audiences, both from the stage and through the film/video camera.

Ages: Teens (18+) & Adults.

Workshop 1) "Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop, descriptions of Lessons 1-4"
Tuesdays,
August 28-October 2, 2018, 7-10 pm.
No pre-requisites.

Room 7
Cross and Crown Lutheran School

5475 Snyder Lane,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA.


Topics covered:
Meeting 1, Lesson 1: How to Tell a Joke on a Stand-Up Comedy Stage, During a Speech and in the Work Place.
Meeting 2, Lesson 2: How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms.
Meeting 3, Lesson 3: Your narrative vs. minor characters: marketing your act.
Meeting 4, Lesson 4: Editing your Comedy or Serious Speech into an Act:
"This is where the money is."--Jim Richardson

Meetings 5 and 6: prep at same location for off-campus Comedy Marathon Contest after October 18.

Often ends with an amateur Comedy Marathon Contest: best act wins $150.
Next Comedy Marathon Contest (CMC) is on a Sunday evening after October 2,
probably at The Big Easy in Petaluma, CA
(30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge toll booths).

Sonoma County sections of "Fundamentals" on Tuesdays are repeated every six weeks.
So, you could join any Tuesday,
then make up classes when they are repeated:
October 9-November 13, November 20-December 18, 2018-January 15, 2019 (no class: Dec. 25 nor Jan. 1), etc.

Includes 200-page workbook.

Weekly in-class open mics with instructor feedback.
Plus: exercises writing & performing jokes, improvisation with the audience, etc.

Your investment for local Sonoma County classes:
$400 or $150/class drop in for Fundamentals classes that begin
August 28.
The six meetings covers Lessons 1-4 and two meetings to prep for CMC's.

Hot tip: pre-enroll in workshops, and you can get your advanced copy of Jim's written Fundamentals material snail-mailed same day.

Local 6-week workshops save students 33.33% in their investment
over Jim's online and 3-4 day distant-city and online intensive versions of his workshops.

Such a deal!

8-)


Register.
Next Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy Workshop:

Workshop 2)
Intermediate Lessons 5-8:
different lessons taught every 6 weeks so students missing a lesson can make it up when it is repeated on the next 12 week cycle.

Descriptions:
http://stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/IntermediateAndAdvancedCourseTitles.html
Prerequisite: usually completion of Lesson 2: "How to Write a Joke".

Next cycle dates for "Intermediate Techniques for Writing and Performing": Lessons 5-8,
Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 2018, 7-10 pm.

Topics covered:
Meetings 1, Lesson 5: Delivery: vocal tricks that sell your ideas
Meetings 2, Lesson 6: Topical Monologue: 11 joke formats
Meetings 3, Lesson 7: Social Commentary: 7 joke formats
Meetings 4, Lesson 8:
Making the Audience Like You a Lot
Meetings 5 and 6: prep at same location for off-campus Comedy Marathon Contest after October 18.
Includes unique workbook.

Comedy Marathon Contest often after last workshop meeting with $150 prize to winner.
Registration form.


Your investment: $400/6 weeks or $150/class drop in.
     •Includes new workbooks unique to Lessons 5-8.


Meets on Thursdays,
Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 2018, 7-10 pm.
Room 7
Cross and Crown Lutheran School

5475 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA

Intermediate and Advanced Workshops covering Lessons 5-34 can be taken in any order.

Prerequisite: Lesson 2: "How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms"
. . . Those just finishing Lesson 2: How to Write a Joke, the seven basic joke forms, are immediately also eligible to join the Intermediate & Advanced six-week courses which conveniently begin two-three weeks later than "Fundamentals".

Intermediate and Advanced classes cover four-five more lessons from Lessons 5-34.

Three lessons from each course may have mini-contests in upcoming CMCs.
This, so students can perform in front of live audiences using techniques they have learned in class.
And have already practiced same at the dozen or so local comedy open mics at night clubs in Sonoma County, and many more comedy open mics at clubs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


Registration form.
Refer to Calendar for updates on which lessons will be taught on which dates and times.
Location:

Room 7
(Room 7 is in the building facing the smaller parking lot in the back, near Southwest Blvd.)
Cross and Crown Lutheran School
5475 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928.
Directions: Includes maps and photos. Parking is free.
Reach Jim at: 415-877-4424, jim@jimrichardson.com.

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OK: now, to register for Workshops, please enter your information in this Order Form:
Your shipping address:

Your name: Address City State/Province Postal Code
Work phone number: Home phone number: Cellular phone number
E-mail address

I have read the descriptions of Jim's workshops.
Plus, I both understand and accept privacy rights as reasons why I may video and/or audio record myself,
but I may not record the instructor's presentation nor video examples nor other attendees.

Further, I also understand that enrollment in Jim's Comedy Classes does not guarantee me a slot in his
Comedy Marathon Contests.
Rather, my course work and classroom deportment are only my audition for Jim's upcoming Comedy Marathon Contests.
Plus, students competing in Comedy Marathon Contests pre-sell 10 tickets to help maximize audience size.

Sign up for Workshops offered in 2018
(pick one or more of these options by clicking in their checkboxes):


Workshop 1: "Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop," often concludes with an off campus amateur comedy contest.
Sections on Tuesdays are repeated every six weeks.
Next section:
August 28-October 2, 2018.
No pre-requisites.
More information.
You can join any Tuesday, 7-10 pm.
Then, make up missed classes when repeated,
October 9-November 13, November 20, 2018-January 15, 2019 (no class: Dec. 25 nor Jan. 1), etc.

Room 7, Cross and Crown Lutheran School, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA.

Topics covered:
Meeting 1, Lesson 1: How to Tell a Joke on a Stand-Up Comedy Stage, During a Speech and in the Work Place.
Meeting 2, Lesson 2: How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms.
Meeting 3, Lesson 3: Your narrative vs. minor characters: marketing your act.
Meeting 4, Lesson 4: Editing your Comedy or Serious Speech into an Act:
"This is where the money is."--Jim Richardson

Meetings 5-6 prep students to compete in the amateur Comedy Marathon Contest held after October 18.
Workshop often ends with a Comedy Marathon Contest: best act wins $150.

$400/6 weeks or $150/class drop in.
     •I
ncludes
your copy of Jim's 200-page workbook for Lessons 1-4
which is snail-mailed immediately after you complete your registration and make your investment.

If you want to enroll in a "Fundamentals" section offered in Rohnert Park later than this next section, you can still use this order form for other 2018 dates:
October 9-November 13, November 20, 2018-January 15, 2019 (no class: Dec. 25 nor Jan. 1), etc.
Just indicate which dates you wish to take Fundamentals here:


Workshop 2: Intermediate Lessons 5-8:
Six Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 2018, 7-10 pm.
Intermediate writing and performing techniques:
Topics covered:
Meetings 1, Lesson 5: Delivery: vocal tricks that sell your ideas
Meetings 2, Lesson 6: Topical Monologue: 11 joke formats
Meetings 3, Lesson 7: Social Commentary: 7 joke formats
Meetings 4, Lesson 8:
Making the Audience Like You a Lot
Meetings 5 and 6: prep students at same location for off-campus Comedy Marathon Contest held after October 18.
Includes unique workbook.

Comedy Marathon Contest often held after last workshop meeting with $150 prize to winner.


Room 7, Cross and Crown Lutheran School, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA

$400/6 weeks or $150/class drop in.
     •Includes workbooks unique to Lessons 5-8.


Pre-requisite:
Lesson Two, "How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms,"

Alternative schedule:
Do you find you live too far away to attend the weekly Sonoma County meetings
for Fundamentals, Intermediate or Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshops?
If so, would you still like to take all, or part of these programs?

Then, please fill in this text box, telling Jim what county you live in.
How long a drive/fly time are you willing to travel for weekend two-day workshops
covering the same Lessons 1-4, 5-8, etc., on selected weekends?

If you prefer weekly night evening meetings,
please indicate which evenings work for you:



Making your investment today means
you will get your copy of Jim's course material for that workshop snail-mailed to you instantly.
You can also be on a waiting list for a workshop closer to where you live.
Once we have enough students pre-enrolled and invested,
I will contact everyone to find a mutually convenient day and time to schedule the workshop meetings.
We have done this kind of scheduling most successfully with the Advanced Workshops.

Point to ponder:
Currently, it takes students 48 weeks to work through Lessons 1-34.
However, if things work out as anticipated, with the new weekend model,

you should be able to work through Lessons 1-34 in eight weekends held over just two months!


FAQ: Lesson blocks can be taken out of sequence:
For more information:
http://stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/IntermediateAndAdvancedCourseTitles.html

Please indicate which further Lessons you wish to take:



Don't live in northern California?
Then, take the webcam-to-webcam version online via Internet video conferencing.
I also offer in-person weekend workshops beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.
Register and make your investment here:
http://stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/registrationForm.html



And for those folks who want
all Jim's stand-up comedy study materials in advance

so you can supplement his workshop sequence
with an additional home study order:

I am opting to go whole-hog and save 33.33% over Jim's online and distant-city fees
by committing to the entire Lessons 1-34 course
to be completed over the next 48 weeks in the above six-meeting mode in Sonoma County.

Or take the same basic 34 Lessons on selected Saturday-Sunday weekends, 10 am - 5 pm both days,
to more efficiently absorb Jim's information over eight weekends (four Lessons per weekend).
Also, great for out of town visitors or via local workshops in a city near you.

Notice:
Whatever purchases toward Jim's entire Lessons 1-34 course
you have already made can be credited toward
purchasing the remainder of Jim's Lessons 1-34.


The three options are with or without the audio cassettes of Jim's lectures and examples, Lessons 1-34:

Option 1 is all workbook pages only:
Enroll now in Lessons 1-34 to get your copy of all 1,050 pages of Jim's comedy workbooks and related hand-outs
with the local, live, in-person workshops included,
but without the audio cassettes.

You get the written material for all 8 Lesson Blocks at $400/Block = $3,200
since new printed material is included with each Lesson Block.
Example:
If I have taken the two Lesson Blocks 1-4 and 5-8 at $400/Block = $800 credit, then:
$3,200-800 credit = $2,400,
plus any required shipping charges.


Option 2 is all workbook pages and audio cassettes from Jim's lectures and examples, Lessons 1-34:
You also get your copy of all Jim'
s 22 audio cassettes from Jim's lectures and examples (recommended!)
that go with the same printed materials and workshops included in Options 1,
making up the balance of Jim's Lessons 1-34.
(Audio cassettes are not sold separately from workbooks):
$3,200 + $250 for audio cassettes = $3,450 minus your fees paid to date.
Example:
If I have taken the two Lesson Blocks 1-4 and 5-8 at $400/Block = $800 credit, then:
$3,450-800 = $2,650,
plus any required shipping costs.


Option 3 includes either Option 1 or 2, plus --
Optional scheduling “Alternative Sections”:
 
for those who have conflicts with
•the currently announced dates and times scheduled for local workshops, distant city workshops near you and/or online workshops.
These “Alternative Sections” can be either Lessons offered:
•over the Internet through my webcam to your webcam 
•live, in-person at classroom, hotels, homes or offices held in various cities. 

Those enrolled and making their investment in Option 3 have the added advantage of
negotiating a schedule of mutually convenient dates and times at
towns/cities within the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and/or other locations in the USA or abroad.


Your Investment for these Workshops:
I understand it is the policy of the ORGANIZED COMEDY that students must pay their tuition before being admitted to the classes and workshops:
   •There is no auditing of classes/workshops and no refunds for students who stop attending classes/workshops.
However, with the permission of the instructor, students might be able to make up missed classes when his courses are repeated.
     •I am also aware that "drop in fees" of $150 per Fundamentals/Intermediate/Advanced comedy class meeting are not prorated toward the total 6-week discount fee of $400/6 weeks or per weekend workshops.
Further, I understand that both completing my coursework and my deportment in the
"Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop," "Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy Workshops" and "Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshops" are each considered as part of my audition for:
Amateur Comedy Marathon Contests held at local venues: best act wins $150, and that entry in more than one evening of these Comedy Marathon Contests will first require evidence of all-new material for each such evening.


Grand total I am paying for above Workshop(s): $US

Payment method:
Check from a bank with a branch in Marin County, California, USA
United States Postal Service money order
Western Union
PayPal.com: pay via your PayPal.com account directly to Jim's email address: jim@jimrichardson.com
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(Postal code must match your credit card):
Your name: Address City State/Province Postal Code
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Please take one last look at this order form to make sure that you have placed all the orders you want,
then check here to confirm that your order is correct,
and that we now have a
contract
:

Thank you for writing up your order.

To submit this form please:

This program is supported by most major web browsers.
Please send me a separate email right after you submit the form as an heads up,
just to make sure that your order has been received successfully.

But, if you haven't received a confirmation e-mail back from me within two days,
then please bug me by e-mail at: jim@jimrichardson.com or
phone me at: 415-877-4424.


Or:
You can also print this form:
First, check to make sure that everything you entered into the blanks printed out,
and then:
1) sail-mail the printed form
2) along with your payment to:
Jim Richardson
ORGANIZED COMEDY
P.O. Box 992
Mill Valley, CA 94942-0992
USA


Important:
Please email me an heads up that you will be snail-mailing your printed form to my P.O. Box.
To fill out an additional "Theatre History" form at class,
please arrive by 6:45 pm at the first meeting to handle this required paper work
well before the class starts . . . on time at 7:00 pm sharp.


Or:
If you can neither submit this form online nor print it out & mail it in,
I will have hard copies of the form in the classroom
which you can fill out with a pen.

Again, please email me an heads up
and arrive 15 minutes before the 7 pm class
to complete your registration and payment, etc.

Note: it is a great help administratively if everyone can pre-enroll
either online, via phone call, or through USPS to the PO Box.

Questions?
Ask away!
415-877-4424, jim@JimRichardson.com

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