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Jim Richardson's
Choreographing the Joke:
Staging Techniques Unique to the Solo Performer




Fine tuning your blocking and stage business is best done in person, but can also be done via Jim viewing your video tapes.

"Choreographing the Joke: Staging Techniques Unique to the Solo Performer"

STAGE a joke right, and we can double our seconds of laughter & applause
Then, as a Comic or a Speaker, we can now demand more money

EXAMPLES: 65 years of video tape--top professionals prove what works

  • Why we always have at least 2 choices
  • Capitalize on "specific" movements that make us look stronger
  • Know when you should move: before, during or after each of your sentences
  • Learn how sculptured movements can cement word memorization
  • Use your eyes to bring your constantly changing "stage pictures" into focus
  • How to keep your feet from shifting and what to do with your hands
  • When to be motionless
  • Controlling our anxiety by marrying movement, character and dialogue
  • Crossing the stage with confidence and purpose

On stage, the correct way to:
stand, sit, turn, handle props, make gestures, etc.
  • Movement that telegraphs to the audience when to laugh: on cue
  • How to "bring the curtain down" to greater applause
  • Add funny movement patterns that have worked throughout history
  • Timing: real time, psychological time and stage time
  • "Point up" your important words by suddenly appearing BIGGER

EXERCISES: staging that compels your audience's emotional reactions

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