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Taught at customized dates and times for these 3 types of schedules:
1) Weekly local workshops near where
Jim Richardson lives in Northern California, USA.

2) Online webcam-to-webcams versions of these same Lessons
Broadcast through Internet video conferencing to anywhere that
You can get to a relatively fast Internet connection via computer or mobile device.

3) In-person 3-4 day intensive workshops at various cities.


1) In-person local weekly workshop calendar 2015:
Sign outside of Sebastopol, CA.
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (SCCC), Spring 2015
Save 83% over Jim's online and 3-4 day intensive versions of his workshops:
No travel expenses, perform at local venues and participate in larger classes:
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm, January 6-May 5, 2015, $150/6 weeks.
Next class: March 31-May 5, 2015, $150 + $50 materials fee = $200.

More information, six-week course descriptions, and maps with directions --
Register and make your investment online 24/7
Though the form found at the bottom of this web page:
http://www.jimrichardson.com/sccc/index.html

2) Live online via Jim's webcam to all your student webcams,
Taught through group Internet video conferencing.
&
3) Same lessons also taught over 3-4 day intensives at various cities:

Course descriptions and fees are the same for webcam & in-person intensives.

Next online via webcam workshop offered on:
Wednesday nights, 6-9 pm PST, April 8-29, 2015,
$600/4 consecutive Wednesday nights.
&
Next 3-day weekend workshops:
Friday-Sunday, July 17-19 and August 28-20, 2015, Sebastopol, CA.
$600/3 consecutive days (two meetings on Saturdays)
# # #

Calendar & registration deadlines for 2015:
Both webcam and 3-4 day intensive workshops
Are both announced on this commonly shared and frequently updated calendar in the
"Sign up for Workshop Lessons" section of the registration form.

"The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy"
as taught online
or as a three-day weekend in-person workshop,
Lesson block 1-4:


Introduction:
These first 4 Lessons of my 35 Lessons get you off on the right foot.
Both beginning stand-up comics looking for a leg up and seasoned professionals wanting to get-back-to-basics: begin at the beginning.
. . . more info.

LESSON 1) How to Tell a Joke on a Stand-Up Comedy Stage, During a Speech and in the Work Place, 3 hours
•Nuts and bolts of all joke-telling.
•Jokes, effectively delivered, go a long way to reduce tensions and further communications between a stand-up comic and his audience.
•The same principle applies off-stage for effective interactions in any business between the management, staff and their clients.
Or any relationship between friends and family members, teacher and student, player and coach, etc. ...more info.

LESSON 2) How to Write a Joke: the 7 basic joke forms, 3-4 hours
•Workshop contains a system for writing jokes that works for you every day.
•Learn the seven basic joke forms. ...more info.

LESSON 3) Narrative Character: your persona, your main character vs. your minor characters 3 hours
•How to naturally exploit your humorous side. ...more info.

LESSON 4) Editing Your Comedy or Serious Speech into an Act, 3-4 hours
Both the serious and funny parts of your speech need to be tightly edited, just like a top-flight stand-up comedy routine:
•Ordering bits within the comedy act or speech for greater audience response: get bigger laughs and longer applause!
•Number and quality of laughs needed in stand-up comedy vs. in a speech.
•The different standards between starting out with your "little league" local club scene or speaking at service clubs vs. clearly understanding the very different goals required by "major league" national TV shows or the corporate speaking circuit.
•Polishing: punch it up, or edit it out! ...more info.

Lesson 1-4: your investment and registration.
Who should take this workshop—Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced:
Stand-up comics, business keynote speakers, politicians, ventriloquists and other solo acts,
at any level in your career.
See professional endorsements

Who gives this workshop:
Jim Richardson, Comedy Coach & Co-Writer since 1977.
•Jim taught the first Stand-Up Comedy class in the United States of America for credit at a USA University in 1980.
•Jim's students and Clients have gone on to win the major comedy contests and many, many TV Emmys.

Jim can also help you with your specific act through his one-on-one coaching and co-writing.

What:
Jim strives to teach you as many core Comedy Writing & Performing Techniques as possible.
You will participate several times at every session.

Why:
Everyone can always improve.

Where:
Anywhere that you can get Internet access.
You can learn online from the comfort of your own home or office.

How:
You will attend lecture/demonstrations, watch video clips and complete interactive exercises through your computer's, smart phone's or tablet's web cam--here is what to look for:




Most computers sold in the past few years come with a built in Audio/Video webcam:
•Look for a pinhole in the top of most smart phones (Apple, Android, etc.), tablets (iPad, etc.), Windows PC or Apple computer monitors.
See above photos for example built-in webcam solutions: a smart phone, an

Note: If you have an older computer, external USB webcams are available
at very low cost for both Windows PC and Apple computers.
•See this photo below of a Microsoft example for a very good external webcam solution:


Included:
Jim will meet with you online a week before Lesson One
to walk you through getting set up with the free video conferencing software.
This takes only about 20 minutes.
Relax: this is FUN!

8-)

When:
Wednesday nights, April 1-22, 2015, 6-9 pm PST and at other custom scheduled times.
See schedule for both webcam and on location workshops in classrooms, homes and offices
updated on this registration form.

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Over a dozen top Stand-Up Comics & Keynote Speakers endorse
Jim's
Stand-Up Comedy Workshops
as turning points in their careers,
especially when coupled with his Coaching & Co-Writing services.

Now, they offer you insider tips,
what they did before winning TV Emmys
and vastly increasing their earnings.

You could be next.
Why not?
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8-)

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Calendar | Video: tips | Endorsements: tips | Coaching & Co-Writing | Coaching order form | About Us
Lessons 1-35: Descriptions | Register: Lessons 1-4 | Register: Lessons 5-8 | FAQ | Contact Us

Sub Headings: even more tips!
Studying Comics | Comedy Roots | Comeback? | Defense | Character mask | Robin | Censorship
Writer's block | Camcorder Coaching | Memorizing | Remembering | Stage Movement: setting a bit
Business | Business Cards | Your Web Site | Open Mics | Evil "Bringer Shows" | Audition | MC tips
Promo Packet | Contact media | Interviews | How to get BIG-$ Gig$ | Agents vs. Managers
Newsletter | Goodies | Auditioning: TV & Movie parts | Site Map: more tips
Improvisation: Thinking on Your Feet | Jonthan Winters | Joan Rivers | Hecklers