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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
For a quick 30 second preview,
listen to Steve Jaxon reading our commercial
aired Feb. 12-16, 2016 on Santa Rosa's KSRO radio station, 3-6 pm M-F show "The Drive."
(Note: back then, the Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop met on Tuesday nights.
Beginning in 2018, it will now meet on Wednesday nights, 7-10 pm in Rohnert Park.)
After listening to Jackson's short spot,
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Jim & his students interviewed in Cloverdale Reveille newspaper, July 19, 2016.


Jim interviewed in "Towns" section of Press Democrat,
Sonoma County's daily newspaper,
Sunday, March 19, 2017:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6716335-181/rohnert-park-man-teaches-how?artslide=0

Jim shrugs that simply offering some workshops.
Jim Richardson
Offers a Wednesday Fundamentals and Thursday Advanced comedy workshop weekly
ORGANIZED COMEDY
Year-round 2018 workshops
Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy
Workshop 1)
Lessons 1-4, Tuesdays, June 5-July 10, 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

Filmmaking
Workshop 2) Six meetings, June 6-July 19, 2018, 7-10 pm.
How to work both sides of the video camera.

No prerequisite.
Also taught at CCLS in Rohnert Park, CA. Plus, location shooting.
Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy Workshop:

Workshop 3) Lessons 5-8, Thursdays, May 10-June 14, 2018, 2018, 7-10 pm,
"Delivery," " Topical Monologue," "Social Commentary"
and
"Making the Audience Like You a Lot."

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

No pre-requisites.

Workshop 1) "Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop, descriptions of Lessons 1-4"
often ends with an amateur Comedy Marathon Contest: best act wins $150.
Next Comedy Marathon Contest (CMC) is on a Sunday after May 31, 7-10 pm at The Big Easy in Petaluma, CA (30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge toll booths).

Sonoma County sections of "Fundamentals" on Wednesdays are repeated every six weeks;
so, you could join any Tuesday,
then make up classes when they are repeated:
July 17-August 21, May 30, 2018, etc.

Includes 200-page workbook.

Weekly in-class open mics with instructor feedback, plus: exercises writing & performing jokes, improvisation with the audience, how to deal with hecklers, etc.
Register.

Your investment for local Sonoma County classes:
$400 or $150/class drop in for Fundamentals classes that begin
June 5.
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.

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-)


WIth permission of the instructor, those missing lessons or joining late can make up missed classes when offered again.

No pre-requisites.

Register.
Workshop 2) Filmmaking: working both sides of the video camera.

For actors, speakers, comics, writers and filmmakers (directors, cinematographers, editors, etc.).

Wednesdays, 7-10 pm, June 6-July 18, 2018.

Room 7
Cross and Crown Lutheran School

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

Directions.


$400/6 weeks or $150/class drop in.
     •Includes hand-outs


More information.

No pre-requisites.

Register.
Next Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy Workshop:
Writing and Performing Techniques,
Lesson block 5-8.
Those finishing Lesson 2: How to Write a Joke, the seven basic joke forms, are immediately also eligible to join the Intermediate and Advanced six-week courses. These 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 what they have learned in class. Plus, practiced at the dozen or so local comedy open mics at night clubs in Sonoma County, and many more open mics at clubs throughout the SF Bay Area.

Workshop 3)
Intermediate Techniques for Writing and Performing, Lesson block 5-8.
Includes "Delivery," "Topical Monologue," "Social Commentary" and
"Making the Audience Like You a Lot."


Meets on Thursdays, May 10-June 14, 2018, 7-10 pm,
Room 7, Cross and Crown Lutheran School, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA, 6-weeks, $400
or $150/class drop in.

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

Includes all-new workbook unique for Lessons 5-8.


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 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:
June 5-July 10, 2018.
You can join any Tuesday, 7-10 pm,
then make up missed classes when repeated,
July
17-August 21
, 2018, etc.,

Room 7, Cross and Crown Lutheran School, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA,
6-weeks,
$400 includes 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.
No pre-requisites.

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:
July 17-August 21, 2018, etc.
Just indicate which dates you wish to take Fundamentals here:



Workshop 2: Filmmaking -- work both sides of the video camera.
For actors, speakers, comics, writers and filmmakers (directors, cinematographers, editors, etc.). 
Six Wednesdays, 7-10 pm, June 6-July 18, 2018.
More information.
Room 7, Cross and Crown Lutheran School, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA.

$400/6 weeks or $150/class drop in.
     •Includes hand-outs 

No pre-requisites. 

Pre-requisite for Lessons 5-25: have completed in class, or enrolled in, at least Lesson Two, "How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms,"
or taken one-on-one with Jim or via Jim's audio/workbook option (scroll down for details).

There is no pre-requisite for Lesson Blocks 1-4, 26-29 nor 30-34.

Workshop 3:
Intermediate Techniques for Writing and Performing, Lesson block 5-8.
Includes "Delivery," " Topical Monologue," "Social Commentary" and "Making the Audience Like You a Lot."
Prerequisite: Lesson Two: "How to Write a Joke: the seven basic joke forms"

Meets on Thursdays, May 10-June 14, 2018, 7-10 pm,
Room 7, Cross and Crown Lutheran School, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA, 6-weeks, $400.
Includes all-new workbook unique to Lessons 5-8.



Alternative schedule:
If you find it too difficult to attend the weekly Sonoma County meetings
for Fundamentals, Intermediate or Advanced Workshops,
what county do you live in and
how long a drive time are you willing to travel for weekend two-day workshops
covering the same Lessons 1-4, 5-8, etc. on selected weekends?

Making your investment today means
you will get your copy of Jim's 200-page Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop workbook covering Lessons 1-4 snail-mailed to you instantly.
You will also be on a waiting list for a weekend workshop closer to where you live.
Once we have enough students pre-enrolled, I will contact everyone to find a mutually convenient weekend to schedule the workshop.
We have done this kind of scheduling with the Advanced Workshops which will can also be held on weekends throughout the SF Bay Area.

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!


Lesson blocks can be taken out of sequence:
For more information on future Lessons 9-29 and Lesson 35:
http://stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/IntermediateAndAdvancedCourseTitles.html

Just indicate which further Lessons you wish to take here:



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, 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 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" 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
Credit card

Your billing address
(Postal code must match your credit card):
Your name: Address City State/Province Postal Code
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

Number of my card:

Expiration--month: year:
CVC number (the 3-4 extra Card Security Code numbers on the back of your card):

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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:

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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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Local Comedy Classes | Directions | About Jim | Registration Order Form
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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