Stream Leicester Comedy Festival

...and over 150 more shows each year.


Confirmed Acts

Sarah Keyworth

Headlining 'Thank God It's Friday'

Jason Byrne

Hosting The UK Pun Championships

Sindhu Vee

Hosting Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year

Nabil Abdulrashid

Headlining 'Comedy Heaven'

Tom Houghton

Tony Law

Headlining 'Thank God Its Friday'

Marcel Lucont

Eshaan Akbar

Headling Thank God it's Friday!

Our Mission

Founded by comedy fans, for comedy fans - NextUp is your digital window into the thriving UK comedy scene.

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Monthly streams from top venues, the Edinburgh Fringe + more.


Discover the world's biggest stand-up library.


We provide free rehearsal space for comedians and share all fees 50/50.

Watch NextUp on web, mobile, tablet or TV.

What is NextUp?

NextUp is your digital window into the thriving UK comedy scene.

Watch weekly livestreams direct from comedy clubs and festivals, alongside a huge library of on-demand comedy specials and short sets (most of which are exclusive).

You can watch as much as you want, whenever you want, without any adverts – all for a ridiculously low price.

With new shows every week, there's always a new comedian to discover.

What comedians can I watch?

Our shows feature famous comedians and rising stars such as Maisie Adam, Ed Byrne, Josie Long, Miles Jupp, James Acaster, Richard Herring, Lou Sanders, Suzi Ruffel, Sam Simmons, Jen Brister, Shappi Khorsandi, Thanyia Moore, Jess Fostekew, Jordan Brookes, Rachel Parris, Lauren Pattison, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Reginald D Hunter, Mae Martin, Zoe Lyons, Paul Sinha, Mark Watson, Laura Lexx, Daliso Chaponda, Robert White + more.

What can I watch?

Shows are either 60 minute comedy ‘specials’ - like you’re watching a comedian on tour, or a mixed bill night with 10 minute sets from different acts - like you’re at the best comedy club in town. We tirelessly scout the circuit to serve you the best shows, with new and exclusive releases every week.

We also reflect the variety of the comedy scene better than any other platform with observational stand-up alongside character comedians, musical comedy, sketch groups, and alternative acts.

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How does the free trial work?

Simple! Just sign up to NextUp and you'll automatically start your free trial, which gives you FULL access to our entire platform plus any of our upcoming live streams.

After your 7 day trial is up you will be charged the full annual subscription. You can cancel at any time before your trial is over.

What are 'livestreams'?

Only with NextUp can you tune in LIVE to comedy shows happening across the UK.

These livestreams are multi-camera HD experiences with crystal clear sound and interactive text chat so you can react and comment with fans around the world.

Whether it's the Edinburgh Fringe or London's world famous Comedy Store, livestreams bring the ‘anything can happen’ magic of live comedy to your home.

Are NextUp good or evil?

Oh so good! NextUp split your Annual Pass 50/50 with the comedians you watch. We also provide free writing and rehearsal space and spearhead initiatives to increase representation in live comedy.

Social impact projects are supported such as 'The Care Home Tour' that saw comedians perform for dementia care home residents. During COVID-19, we raised over £150k for acts who lost their income.

By joining NextUp, not only can you discover the best live comedy, you’re supporting it too.

What if I want to cancel?

You can cancel anytime.

There are no contracts or cancellation fees.

Simply click the ‘cancel membership’ button within your settings page.