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Wanna write comedy? Got a class for ya…

Next Stage Productions is booking our four week class, plus an optional performance night starting Monday, October 5th. For more info
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Our four week comedy writing class beginning Monday, October 5th is going to add a fifth night for those who want to perform their standup or to see how their new humor writing lands on an audience. This Performance Night will be a safe space to try out your new comedy writing for family and friends. It’s optional for those in the class, if you just want to hang with the class on Performance Night that’s cool too.

It’s going to be a hoot and a hollar the whole way, the first four classes will bring out your comedy in jokes, songs, stories, acting… whatever mode you want put your humor in.

Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 PM starts October 5, meets 4 times at the Soquel Congregational Church with a fifth optional performance night on November 2nd.

Richard Stockton performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA



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       A four minute video of Richard from the 2014 Planet Cruz Comedy Hour: YOU ARE FROM SANTA CRUZ IF…   



Richard performs as Stickie Ickie Dickie Bob on Rhan Wilson’s Altared Valentine’s Show



…the music and comedy of an evolving generation is a one-man celebration of the baby boomer journey using boomer blues and boomer laughs.

Here’s a video of comedy standup from my baby boomer show about Dr. Benjamin Spock teaching our parents to make us believe in ourselves. Whoever that might be. 



Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet? is a multi-media comedy and music one man show about a baby boomer searching for his revolutionary 60s spirit.AWTY poster Broadway 60 percent Early in 2014 it ran for eight sold out shows at the Broadway Playhouse in Santa Cruz, CA, co-produced with Julie Zito Flannery. It moved to Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Playhouse directed by Mark W. Travis. Are We There Yet? closed at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco. The show was reviewed in GoodTimes Weekly Santa Cruz by Lisa Jensen who says, ” … in his funny stories, Stockton hits the mark with his easygoing storytelling style, physical clowning, and wry observations. …an entertaining one-man extravaganza.” This show is a Planet Cruz Comedy Production


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Planet Cruz is a comedy/variety show with the finest progressive stand-ups in the country, along with comedy sketches about the state of Santa Cruz, all to the beat of the Planetoid Band. The show first opened in October of 2007 and sold out the Kuumbwa Jazz Center 25 times. In 2013 it moved venues and has sold out the 650 seat Rio Theatre four times.   This show is a Planet Cruz Comedy Production