NextUp Now unveils Easter schedule
James R | On 11, Apr 2020
NextUp, the stand-up comedy streaming platform, has announced its Easter programme for its new virtual venue, NextUp Now. The digital comedy club, which is streaming content live throughout the coronavirus pandemic, will be keeping comedy fans entertained over the Bank Holiday weekend with everything from improv shows and stand-up sets to a quiz.
Sarah Henley, NextUp co-founder says: “While we all know how important lockdown is to protect the NHS and help save lives, it doesn’t make staying in on a bank holiday weekend any more fun. Our Easter schedule has something for everyone – these incredible comics are getting brilliantly creative – and we hope it brings a little bit of light relief for everyone over what could be a very long weekend indoors!”
NextUp Now can be streamed live from Facebook, Youtube and Twitch. You can see the normal weekly schedule here – or read on below for the Easter line-up.
Easter Saturday (11th April)
Breakfast show: Helen Duff – 9am
A morning show where comedian, writer and menace Helen Duff takes responsibility for gearing the nation up for their day ahead. Whether it’s an inspirational short story, a morning group game or a classic violent threat – it’s guaranteed to get people motivated.
Late Late Show: Anna Mann’s Late Night Cheese, Sex and Self-Isolation – 10am
Join Anna Mann (actress, singer, welder – got to have a backup) & friends as she hosts one of her famous wild nights of cheese, sex, and late night comedy. The bar’s open, the make-up’s on, and Anna’s had 17 glasses of Abyss Beer to keep her awake past midnight.
Easter Sunday (12th April)
Virtual Chamber Echo Bravo: Phil Nichol & Tony Law – 12pm
Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo is Philip Nichol & Anthony Law. Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo is turning wrong things right. Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo is an improvised manifesto. Sorry, Ifesto coming to you live from their homes to yours. Make bad things good. Make good things better. Anthony ‘The Law’ Law & Philip ‘The Reality’ Nichol are your healers. They are real, and you will be healed.
Lunchtime Club: Andrew White – 1pm
A virtual pub quiz featuring a variety of comic guests and hosted by the ever fabulous Andrew White.
Open Stream: Sam Rhodes – 9pm
No rules, no formats, just a 45 minute window for Sam Rhodes (Americanarama) to flex his creative muscles. Interact with fans on the chat, play games, recite poetry, exchange insulation tips – the floor is most certainly his.
Easter Monday (13th April)
Breakfast Show: Samantha Baines & Anna Morris Workout // Evening slot TBC
Breakfast Show: Samantha Baines & Anna Morris Workout – 9am
Joe who? Start your Easter Monday morning off with a bang as award-winning comedians Anna Morris and Samantha Baines get you off your feet and ready to tackle the day.