NextUp doubles up | Subscription service to offer two new stand-up specials a week

NextUp doubles up

Subscription service to offer two new stand-up specials a week

Comedy subscription service NextUp is to double its offering –  releasing two shows a week 

From June 24, the on-demand platform will be releasing new stand-up specials on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The news comes the day after Liverpool comedy club Hot Water announced its own rival subscription service.

 NextUp chief executive Dan Berg said: ‘We’ve heard from our members that they want more content - and this feedback, combined with our mission to be an unrivalled source of live comedy has resulted in the decision to double our output. 

‘There’s so many acclaimed performers out there that practice a whole range of styles. However, they’re often ignored by mainstream platforms because they’re not ‘famous enough’ or not considered to be ‘safe bets’.  

‘NextUp showcases great live comedy regardless of act notoriety or style for true fans to discover and enjoy worldwide.’

The platform currently boasts more than 120 specials, including  Bill HicksEd ByrneTommy TiernanMark Steel, Sean Hughes, Laura LexxKiri Pritchard-McLean and Richard Herring.

NextUp, which costs £4.99 a month, will also be seeking more investment from crowdfunding from next month.

Published: 10 Jun 2019

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