What We Do
One of our main objectives here at NextUp is to support comedians in as many ways as possible. Here’s what we’re currently doing:
Revenue sharing. Our revenue is split 50/50 with comedians, whose portion is divided based on minutes watched – similar to the Spotify model.
PALS!— Juliette Burton (@JulietteBurton) November 27, 2019
My show DEFINED is now streaming on @nextupcomedy!
I also have a “secret” code:
If you use it when you subscribe, 2 things will happen:
– you get a free MONTH’s subscription
– I get a reward
Everyone wins! 🎉
Subscribe here: https://t.co/4a7Dq9SpIe
Ticket selling. We’re complementary to the live industry and actively promote comedians’ gigs via our social feeds and newsletter.
Just over a week until…— NextUp (@nextupcomedy) November 28, 2019
✨🎄WEIRDOS CHRISTMAS PANTO🎄✨
“A bundle of talented idiots from London’s alternative comedy scene create a brand-new pantomime for 2 nights only”
• 9th & 10th Dec
• Raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital 🎉
Tickets: https://t.co/dqK0jNQxhD pic.twitter.com/G8V0Lz5og9
Rehearsal space. Any comedian on NextUp has free access to our rehearsal space in central London.
Preserving work. We film comedians’ shows, saving them from disappearing.
Levelling the playing field. We put alternative and emerging acts alongside recognisable, more conventional names to encourage discovery.
Last night I watched Joe Sutherland's new stand up show TOXIC on Next Up (comedy streaming service). Witty, cheeky, adorable… but at times very dark! He's very likeable. Check out this up-and-coming comedian, exclusively on @nextupcomedy. Well done, @JoeSutherland_. x pic.twitter.com/qfslcTT0w1— Stand Up Fanatic (@standup_fanatic) October 15, 2019
Increase following. Social links on every video page allow comedians on NextUp to turn viewers into fans.
Industry exposure. Our videos are available for comedy fans worldwide to enjoy, and acts can share private links with producers and commissioners.
The Comics’ Fund
In addition to the above, NextUp also has ‘The Comics’ Fund’, an annual pot that NextUp acts can apply for to fund any comedy-lead activity that benefits the wider community. In 2017 we were delighted to sponsor The Care Home Tour that saw comedians perform to elderly patients, many of whom had dementia in care homes across the UK.
Read the story in The Guardian here
If you’re a comic performer and would like to be part of NextUp and have your talents showcased worldwide, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch here.