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Jim Richardson's STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOPS
Live, in person at your location and/or
Over the Internet through webcam video conferencing:

Registration form: Lessons 1-4

The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy, Lesson block 1-4:

Links to additional registration forms for Lesson blocks 5-35.

Introduction: these first 4 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.
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 to effective interactions at any business between the management, staff and clients.
Or any relationship between friends and family members, teacher and student, player and coach, etc. ...more info.

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

3) Narrative Character: your persona, 3 hours
•How to naturally exploit your humorous side. ...more info.

4) Editing Your Comedy or Serious Speech into an Act, 3 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 your comedy act or speech for greater audience response: get bigger laughs and longer applause!
•Number and quality of laughs you need in stand-up comedy vs. in a keynote speech.
•The different standards between starting out with your "little league" local comedy club scene and clearly understanding the very different goals required by "major league" national TV shows.
•Polishing: punch it up, or edit it out! ...more info.

Have more questions? Ask away! jim@Stand-UpComedyWorkshop.com, 415-877-4424

OK: now, to register in a section offering Lessons 1-4, please enter your information:
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Your name: Address City State/Province Postal Code
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Please email me when you have new live, in-person Stand-Up Comedy Workshops held in various cities:

Jim Richardson will come to you:
Minimum enrollment: 5 students.
Details upon request: ask about added perks for hosting workshops.

Jim, please email me when you have new three-hour Lessons taught live over the Internet which I take through my web cam:

This, so you can take all 35 Lessons from the comfort of your own home or office through your computer's, smart phone's or handheld device's Audio/Video webcam.
Most computers sold in the past few years come with a built in Audio/Video webcam:
look for a pinhole in the top of your smart phone, tablet (iPad, etc.), Windows PC or Apple computer monitor.

See above photos for example built-in webcam solutions: an Android phone, iPad, Windows PC computer monitor, Microsoft external webcam, and two iPhones.

Note: If you have an older computer, USB webcams are available at very low cost for both Windows PC and Apple computers.
See below photo of a Microsoft example external Audio/Video 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-)

These online Workshops let you get the same information as the in-person version of Lessons 1-4.
Ask about additional perks when you take the Lessons with your friends over the same computer.

To get some more information about making One-on-One consulting appointments with Jim for additional fees: Coaching and Co-Writing.
I have read the descriptions for the first four Workshops.
Plus, I both understand and accept privacy rights as reasons why I may record myself,
but I may not record the instructor's presentation nor video examples nor other attendees.

Sign up for Workshop Lessons One-Four offered in 2013-2014 (pick one of these 5 options):
1) January-February 2014 section: Lessons 1-4 offered live over the Internet through your webcam, Mondays, 6-9 pm PST: January 27, February 3, 10 and 17, 2014 with registration deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, midnight PST
2) June-July 2014 section: Lessons 1-4 offered live over the Internet through your webcam, Mondays, 6-9 pm PST: June 30, July 7, 14 and 21, 2014 with registration deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, midnight PST
3) September-October 2014 section: Lessons 1-4 offered live over the Internet through your webcam, Mondays, 6-9 pm PST: September 29, October 6, 13 and 20, 2014 with registration deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, midnight PST
4) Optional scheduling “Alternative Sections”: for those with conflicts on Monday nights, and who want to negotiate a customized schedule of mutually convenient dates and times with fellow registered attendees and Jim Richardson.
These “Alternative Sections” can be either Lessons offered over the Internet through your webcam or Lesson offered at live, in-person sections held in various cities.
Internet video conferencing and/or live, in-person, Lessons 1-4 —
   Includes your copy of the bare-bones first 352-pages of my 600 page audio/workbook package "The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy" with no audio, but which fully covers Lessons One-Four.

Lessons 1-35 include individual workbooks and/or various hand-outs:
These are Fundamental, Intermediate and Advance Lessons offered at:
•4-Lesson blocks at $600/block: Lessons 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 26-29.
•5-Lesson blocks at $750/block: Lessons 21-25, 30-34.
Plus, applicable tax and shipping costs.
•Monthly at $300: Lessons 35 and on-going, for professionals only.
Your investment for Lessons 1-4:
Pick one option between options a-c:
a) You are a California resident and taxed on $200 for your copy of Jim Richardson's 352-page Workbook: $17 + Priority Mail postage inside USA $10.45 + registration $600 for Total: $627.45
b) Non-California resident so no sales tax on Jim's 352-page Workbook but you do pay $10.45 USPS Priority Mail to your address inside the USA + registration $600 for Total: $610.45
c) At cost shipping to outside USA addresses via USPS Priority Mail: $16.95 to London, England, etc. Non-California resident so no sales tax on Jim's 352-page Workbook but you do pay appropriate postage + registration $600 for Total at least: $616.95
More information:
Course materials are mailed to you within a week of your registration.
Attendees are encouraged to order their materials well before Lesson One so they can start learning now!
However, registration and fee payment must be completed by the one-to-two-week deadline before Lesson One (see above deadline schedule)
in order for Jim to:
a) have time to mail your course materials and
b) schedule a video conferencing test with you at least one week prior to Lesson One.
FYI: no charge for Jim's technical advice.


I understand that there are no refunds.
But if I miss any class Lessons, I may be able to make it up when they are repeated, or by other special arrangements. Details upon request.

Grand total I am paying for above Stand-Up Comedy Workshop 1-4 Lessons and 352-page workbook, including shipping (& sales tax if CA resident): $US

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ORGANIZED COMEDY
P. O. Box 992
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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 | Hecklers