$250.00 USD


Comedy for Healing Classes - Beginners

No previous experience required. Fun, safe and non toxic supportive teaching ideal for non performers. Prepare and perform your first 3-5 minute set.

Dial in from around the world. ONLINE 5 SESSIONS  via Zoom with performance culmination on an agreed date.


either 9am PST

or 4pm PST (11am NZ or 9am AEST)

If you are unable to attend the session, but can the following, please contact us and we will schedule a personal session for you to catch up.


Culminating on August 5th

 Please email us your preferred timeslot after registering


Rise Up Comedy hires only those that have innate wisdom to teach. We value teaching as a talent. A true teacher inspires the student to explore and follow their own innate wisdom, not mimic a celebrity. Our innovative method has students finding their own voice at lightening speed and surpassing years of comedy struggles.

Our teachers are also working professionals.

We offer classes online culminating into a performance.

This class is designed for the comedy newcomer desiring to create their first comedy set of 3-5 minutes.

Our newcomer program is open to corporate business types, comedy lovers, entrepreneurs and all peoples desiring to expand their horizons.

We teach clean comedy and provide a safe space for people who know they are funny but unsure as to how to create that first comedy set.

We provide a safe teaching space free of prejudice and encourage those underrepresented in the comedy field (BIPoC, LGBTQ+, women and over 50) to claim their stage!

5 week class structure leading to performance.

Week One - WELCOME and Finding your funny - what/who are you?

Week Two - Getting your game on!

Week Three - Set creation and feedback

Week Four - Rhythm - the secret ingredient!

Week Five - Polishing it up

PERFORMANCE - Invite family and friends to laugh! The performance is integrated with working comedy pros and partial proceeds benefit the nonprofit.


Paula Jane Newman is an English comedian, actress, voiceover artist, meditation instructor, event speaker and educator. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she travels the world inspiring others with her "cleanish" comedy, meditation wisdom and life story.


Paula has performed on line ups including Margaret Cho, Darrell Hammond (Saturday Night Live) and more. Notable Los Angeles stages include, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Flappers, The Comedy Chateau to name a few. Internationally at the Sydney Comedy Club, Happy Endings Comedy Club (Sydney), the Edninburgh Fringe Festival and the United States at the famous House of Comedy and 3E's Comedy Club. She loves to MC/Host corporate and charity events where we are all working for a higher cause.


What People Are Saying:

This class was amazing. I had zero confidence going in. I never thought I could get up in front of a crowd, but after only four classes, I was able to not only to perform, but perform confidently in front of a crowd and the response from the crowd was spectacular. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in comedy. I was taught how to use life experiences to my benefit.

Randy Cusick

We truly appreciate you taking the time to come and share a laugh with the men of Hope of the Valley. Thank you.

Hope of the Valley Non Profit