Our Mission

Rise Up Comedy produces comedy shows that uplift talent, audience, staff and the space with cleanish comedy (free of racism, sexism, prejudice and abuse including the audience), free of hecklers, and shaming audience members. Proceeds go towards a non profit.
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.

Our Next Show!
Comedians as part of Rise Up comedy Colorado with QR Code
African American Asian Female Kimberly Gold with the Audience

Our Founders

Paula Jane Newman
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 a foreigner, being dyslexic 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 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

Audience Reviews

“Finally I can see a show without feeling embarrassed for my daughter.”

Paula’s Mum

“Great to watch my wife laugh free of guilt at her parenting.” 


Lou’s Dad

Are you a comic wishing to perform?

We are looking to expand in various cities. 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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