What’s coming soon to NextUp in November 2019?
Staff Reporter | On 10, Nov 2019Reading time: 3 mins
NextUp is the rapidly growing UK streaming service that champions the most exciting names in stand-up comedy, showcasing their work worldwide. The subscription platform, which regularly films specials across the UK, has become a go-to destination from up-and-coming stand-up comics, with new specials arriving every month.
Juliette Burton leads the wave of new releases in November, after her latest special, Defined, was filmed exclusively for NextUp at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. In 2018, Juliette was listed as ‘one to watch’ in The Times’ ‘Best of Edinburgh Fringe’ shortlist, ‘Best Comedy To See’ in the Sunday Times Culture magazine and in The Telegraph’s ‘Rising Stars’ of the Edinburgh Fringe. Alongside her comedy work she is a passionate campaigner for mental health awareness and an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness and works closely with Mind.
NextUp co-founder Sarah Henley says: “We’re thrilled to have Juliette’s wonderful show as part of our growing catalogue. Society’s relationship with mental health is increasingly at the forefront of everyone’s minds and we are so pleased to be championing this show.”
It joins a number of other NextUp specials that focus on mental health, including Matt Highton, who speaks so eloquently about his experiences with Alzheimers, and Jordan Brookes, who has lived with OCD for years.
“We passionately believe comedy is a great conduit to a healthier ongoing dialogue,” adds Henley.
Here’s the line-up of new NextUp releases in November:
Juliette Burton – Available Now
Defined sees Burton sharing powerful and candid stories of her battles with her own mental health and the challenges she has faced in the last year.
Ashley Storrie – Available Now
Ashleigh Storrie’s show Hysterical reflects on depression, autism, dating and Beauty and the Beast in a frank and engaging one hour special from the comedian probably best known to date for her Harry Potter parody Tanya Potter.
Esther Manito – 13th November
So You Think You’re Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don’t Panic I’m Islamic, Crusade sees Esther take us on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you can’t meet the expectations of your identity.
Robin Morgan – 18th November
Following a sell-out 2018 Fringe and debut UK tour – and a stint writing for The Mash Report and The News Quiz – Morgan tackles what it means to be a good male role model in modern society.
Laura Davis – 22nd November
The multi-award winning Australian comedian Laura Davis is a newcomer to the NextUp family with her show Live at Easey Street. Smart, original and full of black humour, Davis brings it all to the table with a combination of well crafted jokes, dark, observational story-telling and provocative themes.
Edd Hedges – 27th November
Edd Hedges is a story-telling comedian who was joint winner of the So You Think You’re Funny Award in 2013. Here, he’s fresh from the 2019 Fringe, which saw him tell the story of Carol, a woman who has broken her sixth Jacuzzi this year – after only ever being in six Jacuzzis.
NextUp costs £4.99 a month with a seven-day free trial. It is available on iOS, Android, web, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Airplay, Roku and Amazon Channels.