Revunions can reliably date its existence back to 2 July 1953, although it is fairly certain that the society existed before this date, making it the oldest performing arts society within the University of Bristol. Although its origins were as a dramatic society which performed an annual comedy revue, during the first third years Revunions moved closer to its current status as a sketch comedy society. In the mid-1980s this shift was abruptly halted when the group faced bankruptcy, following the speculative disappearance of its treasurer to Paraguay along with the society's funds. As such the society entered a hiatus that was not ended until 2008, when the group was resurrected. Following its revival Revs has spawned many notable names in comedy including Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats, Fleabag, A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou), Joe Hampson (Feel Good, Skins), Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Ghosts, Call the Midwife), Ellie White (The Windsors, Stath Lets Flats, Ellie & Natasia). Since then, the group has taken a series of shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and performs its material throughout the greater Bristol area, often performing with the sister society Bristol Improv.