Amazon Prime commits to 20 new UK stand-up specials | Soho Theatre deal also includes 11 shows from the back catalogue

Amazon Prime commits to 20 new UK stand-up specials

Soho Theatre deal also includes 11 shows from the back catalogue

Twenty new stand-up specials are to be filmed for Amazon Prime Video, under a new deal with Soho Theatre.

The shows will be free to subscribers, alongside 11 comedy performances already recorded at the landmark London venue.

Those first shows – featuring the likes of Nish Kumar, Josie Long and Joel Dommett –  will be released on December 3, with two more series, each comprising ten specials, to be recorded and broadcast next year.

It follows the successful release of specials from Chris RamseyEd Gamble, Flo & Joan, Paul Chowdhry, Rob Delaney and Jayde Adams on Amazon last year under a deal with production company and management firm Avalon.

In a statement, Soho Theatre – which normally welcomes 250,000 audience members through its doors every year – said the new arrangement was ‘part of our commitment to connect the work of the brilliant performers on our Soho stages to much wider audiences’.

The comedians who will be recording the new specials have not yet been announced, but those from Soho’s back catalogue that are available from December 3 will be:

  • Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention
  • Dane Baptiste: D.A.N.E. – Discussions About Nothing and Everything
  • Jen Brister: Meaningless
  • Jessie Cave: I Loved Her
  • Joel Dommett: Pretending to Smoke with a Breadstick
  • Josie Long: Cara Josephine
  • Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!
  • Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity
  • Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places
  • Rhys James: Forgives
  • Shappi Khorsandi: Live in Soho

These shows have variously been previously available on DVD, on demand and via the NextUp subsrcription service. Here are some preview clips.




Published: 19 Nov 2020

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