NextUp has launched its new season of stand-up comedy recordings.
The subscription streaming platform, which is dedicated to stand-up comedy, specialises in showcasing up-and-coming talent. Part of that is an ongoing commitment to recording specials from comedians in a range of venues.
With the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the horizon, NextUp has announced its next set of recordings, featuring Archie Maddocks and Sarah Callaghan at Angel Comedy Club on Wednesday 5th June and Joe Sutherland at The Glory on Monday 24th June.
Joe Sutherland’s recording in Dalston is the final performance of his sell out show ‘Toxic’, and there’s free pizza on tap during the recording of Archie Maddock’s biting yet heartfelt ‘Matchsticks’ and Sarah Callaghan’s ‘The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan’ (an eclectic mix of comedy and poetry) at The Bill Murray in Islington.
They follow the recording of Tom Stade – described as ‘Part Jesus, part Charlie Manson’ by The Herald, – who broke up his 2019 tour with a two night visit to The Leicester Square Theatre last month. They also follow the launch of NextUp’s Grapevine Bursary to increase diversity on the platform. The Bursary encourages acts of colour, or acts who identify as female or non-binary to apply for the Bursary. Successful applicants will receive funding towards covering the production cost of filming their shows.
Sarah Henley, co-founder of NextUp, says: “This is our last tranche of filming prior to the Edinburgh Fringe this year and we’re delighted to be recording this fantastic range of shows which truly reflects the NextUp’s ambitions – excellence alongside variety.”
The specials will launch at unconfirmed dates in the future, joining a platform that features comedians such as Max & Ivan, Jordan Brookes, Tiff Stevenson, Jonathan Pie, Hal Cruttenden, Paul Sinha, Bill Hicks, Bec Hill, Lou Sanders, Eleanor Morton, Tommy Tiernan, Stuart Laws, Simon Munnery, Daliso Chaponda, Tiernan Douieb, Tom Ward and more.
NextUp is available on iOS, Android, web, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Airplay, Roku and Amazon Channels. It costs £4.99 per month with a 7 day free trial.