The biggest prize in comedy - literally! | Nextup offers a 2m trophy to one Edinburgh Fringe show

The biggest prize in comedy - literally!

Nextup offers a 2m trophy to one Edinburgh Fringe show

comedyStreaming service NextUp has announced the biggest award in comedy – literally.

While the £500 attached to its accolade for the best show at the Edinburgh Fringe is relatively modest, the actual award is a two-metre inflatable trophy.

The accolade will go to any comedy show over 50 minutes long, programmed for more than 20 days at the Edinburgh Fringe, and voted for by NextUp subscribers.

Daniel Berg, co-founder of NextUp said: ‘This ridiculous award is what happens when there’s a team brainstorm and somebody says, "There are no stupid ideas".

‘Somehow it’s matured into fruition like spilt milk into a Cheesestring. Though somehow, I think it’s actually quite good (again - like a Cheesestring).

‘It’s literally the biggest award in comedy ever. That’s quite an accolade, and of course - an immense physical burden.’

The winner also gets an an air pump, a carry case so the lucky winner can proudly display it wherever they go, a headline slot at London’s Comedy Store and the option to have their special recorded for the NextUp Platform

Voting is open now at nextupcomedy.com/bigaward

A winner will be announced on  August 25 and presented with their 2 metre trophy – which can be deflated and stored by Nextup if their mantel isn’t big enough)

NextUp  will be live-streaming more than 60 shows from this year’s fringe.  Subscribe at https://nextupcomedy.com/edfringe/ and use code CHORTLE10 to save £10 on the usual £30 annual pass.

Published: 3 Aug 2022

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