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
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
(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
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& his students interviewed in Cloverdale Reveille newspaper,
July 19, 2016.
Wednesday Fundamentals and Thursday Advanced comedy
ORGANIZED COMEDY Year-round 2018
Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy Workshop
February 28-April 4, 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
and/or Workshop 2) Lessons
1-4, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm New weekend workshops covering Lessons 1-4 at various additional venues
Throughout the SF Bay Area TBA (To Be Announced). No prerequisite.
Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshops: Workshop
3) Lessons 30-34, Thursdays, March
1-April 5, 2018, 7-10 pm,
"Fleshing out" your character's solo act scripts with Theater Techniques. No prerequisite.
4) Lessons 5-8, Thursdays, April 12-May 17, 2018, 7-10 pm,"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" CCLS
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.
Sonoma County sections of "Fundamentals" on Wednesdays
have been repeated every
so, you could join any Wednesday,
then make up classes when they are repeated:
March 1-April 4, 2018, etc.
open mics with instructor feedback, exercises writing & performing
jokes, improvisation with the audience, how to deal with hecklers, etc. Register.
Your investment for local Sonoma County classes:
$400 for Fundamentals
classes that begin March 1.
The six meetings covers Lessons 1-4 and prep for CMC's.
Those finishing Lesson Two: How to Write a
Joke, the seven basic joke forms,
are immediately also eligible to join most of 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 both learned in class and practiced at local comedy open mics
in Sonoma County and throughout the SF Bay Area.
Hot tip: pre-enroll in workshops, and you can get your advanced copy of
Jim's written Fundamentals material snail-mailed same day.
WIth permission of the instructor, those missing lessons or joining late can
make up missed classes when offered again.
pre-requisites. Workshop 2) The same Lessons 1-4 are now
offered on selected Saturday-Sunday weekends,
10 am - 5 pm at locations throughout the San Francisco Greater Bay Area.
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The two non-lesson meetings five and six prep students for the upcoming
CMC, then give student contestants instructor's notes on their CMC performances
at the meetings after CMC.
Off-campus Comedy Marathon
Contest tentatively a Sunday after April 4, 7-10 pm at
The Big Easy in Petaluma, CA.
Four mini-contests precede the main event, the "5-Minute Monologue
Note: after Meeting 1, future in-class open mics (for Workshop 3 &
only) will instead be handled at local off-campus "Comedy Open Mics." Students
who bring their videos of these open mics to class can get rough notes from the
. . . Students wanting more
in-depth notes can make one-on-one appointments with the instructor at
and co-writing rates. This, so we have most of the 3-hours for Lesson
meetings in Workshops 3 & 4 to include all the lecture material and in-class
exercises required for each lesson between 7-10 pm.
Your investment: $400.
Next Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshop: Acting for stand-up comics and business keynote speakers,
Lesson block 30-34.
Means using theatre, TV and film motivational techniques unique to the solo
performer, 4 Lessons, 3
hours each. Registration
Refer to Calendar for updates on which lessons will be taught on which
dates and times.
(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.