NextUp arrives on smart TVs | Comedy streaming service's deal with Samsung and LG

NextUp arrives on smart TVs

Comedy streaming service's deal with Samsung and LG

Comedy streaming service NextUp has been added to Samsung and LG smart TVs.

The new tie-up means subscribers can access the platform’s catalogue of on-demand stand-up specials as well as livestreaming gigs from comedy clubs from across the country with a few taps of a remote control.

Sarah Henley, co-founder of NextUp, said: ‘Through lockdown we learnt that making comedy accessible was really a necessity. It gave people who don’t attend live stand-up shows a chance to discover something new, something different, or something familiar. Whatever it was – people loved it.

‘Streaming on your TV something that’s happening live on stage is a genuine thrill. You really feel like you’re there with the venue’s audience, not knowing what will go right, wrong or who will say what. It’s unfiltered, unedited and there’s no queue for the toilet.’

Upcoming shows that will be available to subscribers live include:

October 10: Pope Lonergan & Meryl O’Rourke Live

October 12: NextUp Comedy Live At The Comedy Store with Nick Helm, Michael Odewale, Maisie Adams

October 23:  Musical Comedy Awards 2021 Final headlined by Mawaan Rizwan

October 23: Angel Comedy stream with Huge Davies, Kate Baron, Joe Wells, Fiona Ridgewell

Published: 5 Oct 2021

What do you think?

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.