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 northSan Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge toll booths)Instructor: comedy coach & co-writer Jim Richardson
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& his students interviewed in Cloverdale Reveille newspaper,
July 19, 2016.
Tuesday Fundamentals and Thursday Advanced comedy
ORGANIZED COMEDY Year-round 2018
Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy
July 17-August 21, 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
Stand-Up Comedy Workshop: Workshop
2) Lessons 13-16, Thursdays, August 2-September 6, 2018,
2018, 7-10 pm, Writing--Theory and Practice with Group-Written Scripts:
Simple Premise Routines, Classical Tirade Routine:
Increasing your joke-writing speed fivefold
How to make all your bits heckle-proof
Selling Yourself during interviews by newspapers, radio and TV
Prerequisite: at least Lesson 2: "How to Write a Joke: the seven
basic joke forms" Intermediate
Workshops are also taught at
CCLS in Rohnert Park, CA.
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.
Cross and Crown Lutheran School
5475 Snyder Lane,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA.
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
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
ends with an amateur Comedy
Marathon Contest:best act wins
Next Comedy Marathon Contest (CMC) is on a Sunday evening after
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
So, you could join any Tuesday,
then make up classes when they are repeated: August
9-November 13, November 20-December 18 (plus two dates TBA), 2018, etc.
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 July
The six meetings covers Lessons 1-4 and 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.
(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, email@example.com.