More than a comedy show fundraiser!

We fuse people from; comedy, a non profit cause & the local community into one tailored event.  It includes laughter, education and proceeds go towards a nonprofit. Every show has talent ranging from headliner to new on the scene. We are shifting the negative consciousness in comedy and therefore uplifting a new talent in a safe and non toxic environment. Be who you are!

Our purpose is to uplift all involved. Whether it's the talent, audience, staff and the space with cleanish comedy (free of racism, sexism, prejudice and abuse including the audience). Every show is free of hecklers, and shaming audience members. 

Whether it is for a small community event, corporate clean or large fundraiser we work to bring out the best for everyone.

Performances are filmed for the talent to use to attain further employment and uplift their careers. Footage will be utilized for the benefit of the nonprofit and Rise Up Comedy brand.


African American Asian Female Kimberly Gold with the Audience
Our Next Show!

Audience Reviews

“I had so much fun! Each comic was different and the whole event was beautiful.”

Anna Founding

“I didn't know what to expect for our small community. I enjoyed every part of the experience and have booked them for another event” 

 Brianna Lopez

Our Founders

Paula Jane Newman  a chronic pain warrior turned the tables from drug, disability codependent to meditation, laughter and mental health non profit founder. 
Transplant from the United Kingdom, with a primary residence in Los Angeles, she delivers quirky clean comedy with a viewpoint of the ridiculous including her interactions as an immigrant in America, being dyslexic, living in chronic pain, a teeth sucker, believing she got the wrong body and a meditation teacher. She is a motivational speaker, has worked on over 100+ TV/Movie projects, brings comedy/improv to corporations and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Laugh Factory (Hollywood), Comedy Store (Hollywood), House of Comedy, 3E's Comedy Club to name a few.

 Co Founder 

Lou So is a Colorado. Springs based comic, with an eclectic take on life. Rebelling from a strict mormon upbringing as well as being in an interracial relationship, she’s brings light and laughter to her own personal stories- hoping to connect with all different walks of life. She has been seen performing across the country in clubs such as The Miami Improv, House of Comedy AZ, the Comedy Chateau LA. And is a regular performer at 3Es comedy club in Colorado Springs. 

Female Lou So sitting on a couch

Our Honorary Co Founder 

Kimberly Gold is a community activist, abuse recovery advocate and comedian based in Colorado. We were so impressed after the inaugural event we snapped her up after being the host to be an honorary co founder. 

African American Asian Female Kimberly Gold

Get Involved

Whether you are a recognized talent and wish to grow our brand or looking to perform in a safe environment reach out to us! 

If you are comic that wishes to have us come to your city (international may apply) and are enthusiastic to participate in creating a comedy show for a cause please email us ([email protected]) with:
A link to a five-minute set
The city you are located in a paragraph
Location ideas.

We will get back to you shortly.


November 2022 - Australia/New Zealand

We are hosting our outreach teaching program and will be creating a show in conjunction to the outreach teaching.

Email us if you wish to participate or know communities open to our mission.

2023 - San Diego, Atlanta & more in the works!

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