NextUp showcases the widest range of stand-up comedy specials, featuring up-and-coming comedians alongside established names, practicing all types of live comedy. Whether it’s sketch, clowning, observational or musical, a 10-minute set or a full hour show – if you’re a performer who tries to make a live audience laugh – you could be streamed on NextUp.
Our platform is available worldwide via a whole range of apps so you can be discovered and enjoyed by comedy fans at any time, anywhere.
Benefits for Comedians
We operate on a revenue share – splitting all our subscriber revenue 50/50. So half goes to the acts, and the other half goes towards funding projects and initiatives which benefit the comedy and wider community. We see it as our mission to amplify the power of live comedy.
We also have an engaged audience of comedy fans who love discovering new acts and rewatching old faves. Exposure is increased not only through the videos, but through the individual artists’ pages we create for every performer on the platform – all of which you can see here.
Submitting an existing film
We host some of the best stand-up shows in the world, ranging from 45-minute sets to full hour shows. However, we’re pleased to announce we’re soon launching our very own short-form playlist, showcasing 10 and 15-minute sets from some of the most exciting acts on the circuit!
That means if you’re a comic with a well-filmed 10 or 15 we want to hear from you.
If you wanted to submit a pre-recorded show, there are a few things that are good to know before you do;
- Minimum of 2 cameras
- Clean sound
- Audible audience
- Filmed in 1080p or full HD
If you want to send us your pre-recorded 15 minutes, or your full show, get in touch down below!
We film over 80% of the stand-up specials you see on the platform in-house, working closely with the acts and agents to capture and commit their incredible work on film.
This includes arranging the date and venue as well promotion and ticketing on the night. We also work closely with each act during the editing process to make sure their fully happy with the final show.
NextUp handles all the legwork of filming and produces its own shows across many different venue partners. We’re out watching comedy all the time, so if you’d like us to come down and see you in action, let us know below
What Fans Say
I can only thank @nextupcomedy for introducing me to so much wonderful comic talent. I cannot recommend it enough. Deciding who to see at @edfringe festivals in the future however will be one heck of a challenge! #streamingstandup— Rich Dudley (@oldgoldrich) March 9, 2019
Brilliant night last night thanks to @nextupcomedy. Saw two brilliant female comedians – @EleanorMorton & @MaisieAdam. I love and celebrate funny women. Their shows were filmed so make sure you catch ‘em on Next Up soon & go catch ‘em live too. Congrats and thanks Queens 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽— Tori Allen-Martin (@toriallenmartin) February 28, 2019
What Comedians say
Just did my first ever recorded hour of stand-up and I’m delighted with how it weny. Very fun, and excited for it to be edited! 🤠 https://t.co/2pGIex5odL— alex kealy (@alexkealy) January 12, 2020
Some shots from Sunday night @billmurraypub for @nextupcomedy I mean, the last one is special, but the rest are great. Thanks again to all that came. #filming #nextup #billmurray #comedy #dpd pic.twitter.com/W7A8rbuH4U— Lou Conran (@LouConran) November 13, 2019
Thanks very much to @angelcomedy, all at @nextupcomedy and everyone who came to see The Idiot for the last time. Now that’s done, best start work on the next one. I mean, I’ll start in June. Late June. pic.twitter.com/1VUIi5IZJJ— Michael Legge (@michaellegge) November 18, 2019