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  • The RISE Cup is a charity improv tournament hosted at RISE Comedy.  Proceeds for 2023 will benefit Mirror Image Arts!  Mirror Image Arts’ mission is to disrupt the prison pipeline through restorative theatre. Our Passion and Purpose is to imagine and create collective liberation for all. Each round will consist of two teams each performing a 10 minute set of any type of improv comedy, including but not limited to short form, long form and/or genre improv.

Day Two is going to have teams go up against each other based on their rankings from day one.

Block Schedule:


Peepin’ Birds vs Possum:Impossible 

Peepin’ Birds

  • Todd Sullivan
  • Mylene van Ziji
  • Haley Cohen
  • Melissa Schenter 
  • Christina Lopez-Hidalgo
  • Cass Jacoby
  • Jay Donalson
  • Jimmy Kruez



The Wild Cardinals VS Nationwide Narwahls
The Wild Cardinals
  • Jack Mudd
  • Joey Cirasa
  • Soleil Kohl
  • Angela Nesbitt
Nationwide Narwahls
  • Duncan Young
  • Clark Jones
  • Prateek Sinah
  • Preston Bunker
Shrimply the Best VS Crafty Capybaras
Shrimply the Best
  • Ruth Hiner
  • David Luzader
  • Paul Ronjak
  • Robyn Rap
Crafty Capybaras
  • Shadi Kafi
  • Kyle Dauch
  • Vanessa Anton
  • Wolfgangstein