NextUp doubles number of new releases
Staff Reporter | On 17, Jun 2019
NextUp is doubling its number of new releases every week.
The subscription streaming service, which is dedicated to stand-up comedy, specialises in showcasing up-and-coming talent from across the UK and further afield.
Founded by the team behind YouTube channel and live comedy night ComComedy, it has gone from strength to strength since its launch in November 2016 and now hosts content from over 110 performers, including Laura Lexx, Ed Byrne, Njambi McGrath, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Richard Herring.
With that library rapidly growing – and a team up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer to find new talent and record new shows – NextUp has announced that it will be doubling its output this month: after releasing one new special per week for some time, from 24th June, it will be releasing two per week (on a Wednesday and a Friday).
CEO Dan Berg says: “We’ve heard from our members that they want more content – and this feedback, combined with our mission to be an unrivalled source of live comedy has resulted in the decision to double our output. There’s so many acclaimed performers out there that practice a whole range of styles. However, they’re often ignored by mainstream platforms because they’re not ‘famous enough’ or not considered to be ‘safe bets’. NextUp showcases great live comedy regardless of act notoriety or style for true fans to discover and enjoy worldwide.”