• Paula Jane Newman





















    Paula is known as the "Real Deal." She couldn't be fake if an Oscar depended on it.

    She is a global clean comic, MC, event host, inspirational/motivational speaker, voice over/improv artist, theatrically trained actress, meditation instructor, and non-profit founder.


    Her clean comedy is infused with wisdom,

    inspirational gems, various voices, silliness and

    act outs that do deserve an Oscar.



  • About Paula


    She has worked on over 100 tv/movies as either a voice talent or on camera. She is an improv artist originating in the U.K. performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Groundlings Theatre (Los Angeles) and a prior member of TheatreSports Pittsburgh. You may have caught her on local Los Angeles stages, Nevada Shakespeare Festival and more. She is a trained theatre professional from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

    Meditation Teaching/Inspirational Speaker

    She is a chronic pain warrior for over 20 years and sought meditation after experiencing a work-related injury due to repetitive computer/office work as an alternative to long term pain management without using pharmaceutical drugs. Her training took over 6,500 hours including spending time in Rishikesh, India. She is a Vinyasa trained Yoga instructor. She has appeared as on CBS’ GoodDay Sacramento, ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap (as George Hamilton’s meditation teacher), to name a few media highlights. She has spoken at sobriety conventions, pain management centers, Rotary Clubs and businesses. She was invited to the Cambridge University Press’ Bio Ethics in Education conference to workshop Getting to Yes with medical students and doctors regarding prejudice within the medical field of BIPoC patients but COVID happened.

  • Comedy, Inspiration & Motivation

    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.

    Flappers Comedy Club - 5 Mins of Silly Fun

    Paula performing at the famous Flappers Comedy Club in Los Angeles, CA. A five minute set with her classic silly observations about being a Brit in America. Wait till the end for the funniest act out of one of our beloved Brits, Adele!


    Here with Congresswoman Maxine Waters and CEO of Behavioral Health Services in Los Angeles, Paula was the emcee for their 50th anniversay GALA. Paula, a non profit founder understands how an emcee makes a difference with fundraising. Her clean comedy, passion for nonprofits and experience producting shows, not only boosts those silent auction donations but often she is asked to help run the event and emcee.

    Emcee, Hosting and Crowdwork on Stage

    Paula is pretty energetic on stage. Watch her handle large crowds in the United States club scene, internationally medium crowds in Sydney Australia, corporate coventions (walking through the audience) and a more intimate crowd in Los Angeles where the likes of Amy Schumer and Kevin Heart have performed at the Felix Room at the Comedy Chateau. Enjoy the added bonus of her interating with American audiences trying out her English Accent. 


    Dyslexia - Neurodivergent

    Paula brings laughter therapy healing by making light of her struggles of being dyslexic while at the same time educating others of the challenges. Dyslexia, Neurodivergent, ADHD, all require mental effort and as a result the working memory is taxed. Her talks are popular in colleges, mental health conferences and include techniques to help deal with the stress.

    Inspirational Speaker Clip

    Enjoy this two minute clip from an inspirational talk by Paula, hosted at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles, CA for a Mental Health Awareness Fundraiser. She fuses the rising epidemic of living in chronic pain, addiction and declining mental health in an educational, witty, and entertaining format. Here, she shares about her diagnosis, feeling like she got the wrong body and the never ending pain therapies.

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    Paula provides wellness education in the form of inspirational/motivational talks, workshops, and seminars for the following topics: Computer, Carpal Tunnel Coping & Prevention Strategies; Dyslexia, ADHD, Neurodivergent Working Memory Strategies, Living in Chronic Pain; Anxiety/Depression Cycle; Meditation – It's not just for Men with Long Beards; and her Unique Creative Visualization workshop. She also offers private mentoring. Reach out to learn more.

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    Paula has been spotlighted on major media outlets globally, including CBS' Good Day Sacramento; Fox21's Loving, Living Local; and ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap with George Hamilton & Alana Stewart! Not only as a performer, but also by breaking the glass ceiling in comedy as a female integrating mental health and laughter as a healing modality. Rise Up Comedy is an outreach program part her non-profit.

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    Rise Up Comedy serves as part of the Aware Meditation stress reduction outreach program bringing laughter as healing. Our signature shows provide a non toxic environment and a space for those underrepresented in the comedy field (LGBTQ+, BIPoC, Women and over 50)an opportunity to perform.

    Paula coaches business people new to comedy with her unique teaching experience and meditation Yoda mind that has brought remarkable results. The YOUTUBE channel shows their first ever sets.

    Rise Up Comedy also finds professional performers for your comedy corporate, business, charity or family events with clean ish comedians picked for your enjoyment. Reach Out to us Directly - riseupcomedy@awaremeditation.com

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    Paula hosts this fun, appealing, entertaining and mentally intriguing YouTube Chat Show asking entertainers, CEO's, Business peeps and philanthropists mind bending questions. Leaving the viewer thinking about the conversations days afterwards. Mind-bending questions are asked giving wonderful mindful answers as to each individuals' perception in the world based on childhood ideology, social constructs and how they overcame or learned from them.

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    The non profit fundraiser ebook with REAL stories from Vedic Meditators all over the globe. It describes the history of the practice, the benefits and impact stories. Stories are predominantly from those in underrepresented groups sharing heart rending and remarkable changes in their lives as a result of the practice. Your mouth will drop to the floor and your heart open. Do you believe meditation won't work for you? Neither could any of the these people.

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    A unique nonprofit organization providing individuals, businesses and families (no cost for children) with practical self-sufficient stress reduction services, including Vedic Meditation for sustainable mental and physical health wellness worldwide.


    Acting Reel

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    and more.

    Animation/Video Game

    Jewish Mother, Vocal Fry Girl, Russian Militant, Welsh Prophet, Kids, Newsreporter and 10 more!

    Zombies/Gorilla Voices

    All Paula - it's freaky!

    Commercial V/O Demo

    BBC News Reporter Fosters -Australian

    Chevy Baretta Girl (US) Irish - Killarneys. Other Accents; Scottish, South African, French, German, Welsh