• Industry Seminar
    Sun, Oct 02
    Invite Only
    Oct 02, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Invite Only
    We make it look easy but this business is hard to navigate, not to mention the courage it to get on stage and tell joke. This session includes pre-recorded panelists from diverse areas of the entertainment industry, i.e. professional comedians, writers, producers & directors.
  • Media Seminar
    Sun, Oct 09
    FREE Webinar
    Oct 09, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    FREE Webinar
    We make it look easy but being on social media is hard to navigate, not to mention the courage it takes to get on camera and post a video. This session is geared towards those who want to improve their social media presence & performance.
  • Cotton's Album Debut
    Fri, Dec 09
    Rozzie Theater
    Dec 09, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
    Rozzie Theater, 5 Basile St #2501, Roslindale, MA 02131, USA
    Cotton draws from her experiences as an African American lesbian from Boston with a southern lineage. She jokes about being a granddaughter, living in China, adopting a pit bull, and her bipolar diagnosis. If you think you already know Cotton from her silly viral comedy skits, think again!

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Comics Rising™ delivers curated entertainment in celebration of empowering movements throughout The City of Boston & beyond.

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Comics Rising 2022

Comics Rising returned to The Big Apple in celebration of the 2022 Black Women In Comedy Laff Fest. Performances were held on June 16th, 10:30pm EST at the New York Comedy Club (Midtown).

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Comics Rising 2021

Comics Rising made it's New York City debut at Broadway Comedy Club during the 2021 Black Women In Comedy Laff Fest. Performances were held on June 18th, 2021.


2021 Comics Rising Comedy Festival



Our comedians have shined on some of the world's most renowned television networks, streaming platforms, and stages. Our upcoming phenoms and nationally touring headliners are rising through the ranks with their impeccable stand-up; widening the road to success for others. Our inaugural festival debut “Love For Humans” is being held virtually from May 5th through the 8th, 2021.

"The first edition of this showcase, with the comics and audience on Zoom, was a blast."

- Nick Zaino III, The Boston Globe

Check out what we've been up to on social media @ComicsRising

Book us for your next occasion and we'll make it a remarkable one to remember!

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Meet the Team

2021 Comics Rising™ Comedy Festival

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Executive Producer & Director

Reece Cotton

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