Healing through Comedy !

 

Laughter therapy has scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, feelings of dread and depression, decrease blood pressure, muscle tension and improve physical and mental health. What better format to heal than laugh in an uplifting environment (free of racism, sexism, prejudice and abuse) without audience shaming? 

Rise Up Comedy offers several formats to bring laughter as a healing modality.

 

Rise Up Comedy  Workshops/Classes

 

We offer classes online or in person culminating into a performance. Our newcomer program is open to corporate business types, comedy lovers, entrepreneurs and all peoples desiring to expand their horizons.

Healing therapy programs include laughter as audience members, class and workshop participation. These are hosted at community centers, comedy clubs and in treatment programs in trauma programs such as a women's shelter, recovery centers and in residence locations for those unable to get to a physical location.

Corporate programs are offered at business locations, conventions and retreats.

We provide:

5 week courses met once per week - beginner and 2nd level

Intensive Weekend Beginner Intro Course

Seminar workshops, conference weekend programs 

Retreat programs can align/integrate with your wellness retreats

 

Hire Rise Up for your Events!

Perhaps you would like to feel safe for your event hiring cleanish comedy performers that are aligned with our compassionate principles. Whether it is for a small community event, corporate clean or large fundraiser we work to bring out the best for everyone.

We have many talented performers globally who perform clean comedy and are at the top of their game.

 

Mental Health Awareness Shows

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 international headliner to new talent on the scene. We are shifting the negative consciousness in comedy providing talent in a safe and non toxic environment. 

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.

UpComing Events

Recovered Drug Addict and Prisoner takes our Rise Up Comedy Beginner Class and blows them away!

Male in 50's with a microphone performing stand up for the first time
African American Asian Female Kimberly Gold with the Audience

Our Founders

Paula Jane Newman  

Known as the "Real Deal", she couldn't be fake if an Oscar depended on it. An an international clean comic, MC, event host, inspirational/motivational wellness speaker, voice over/improv artist, theatrically trained actress, meditation instructor, and non-profit founder. She appeared on Fox, ABC, CBS, ITV, BBC but you may know her best as the cheeky maid in Pirates of the Caribbean. She delivers quirky clean comedy with a viewpoint of the ridiculous fusing wisdom, inspirational gems, various voices, silliness and act outs that do deserve an Oscar. Topics cover; being an immigrant in America, dyslexia/neurodivergent, living in chronic pain, a teeth sucker,  body dysmorphia, raising an African American step daughter, and being a down to earth meditation teacher all in a lovely English accent. 

She has performed on line ups with Margaret Cho, Darrell Hammond, Alonzo Bodden and Kvon. International highlights include;  Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Club, Laugh Factory (Hollywood), Comedy Store (Hollywood), House of Comedy, 3E's Comedy Club, Flappers to name a few. 

She went through a "Dark Decade of the Soul," (as she refers to it) and came out with a shifted perspective of life. "It wasn't my body that was the problem, it was my mind." Now, she fuses all of her life experience and talents to help diminish the suffering of others. 

CONTACT

 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

Get Involved

Whether you are a wishing to try comedy as a healing modality for your organization or as an individual 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.

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