The NextUp Comedy Festival is a unique and curated comedy festival not limited by distance – sit back, and dial in to some of the most exciting names in stand-up.Learn more about how the magic happens here.
About the Organisers: NextUp
At NextUp, our mission is to amplify the power of comedy whilst supporting comedians and the wider comedy community in as many ways as possible.We primarily do this through our subscription-video-on-demand platform dubbed ‘The Netflix of UK stand-up’ by Engadget but since COVID-19, we’ve also run the following initiatives:
Review left at 4:27pm on Wed 29th Jul 2020
Review left at 9:06pm on Mon 13th Jul 2020
The crowdwork thing makes it better than a basic youtube show.
Review left at 1:36am on Mon 13th Jul 2020
Anna Mann was absolutely amazing! What a wonderful treat for a Friday evening ❤️ The way she engaged with her guests & made everyone feel welcome was everything I had hoped for. Loved seeing the audience and people’s faces...something you wouldn’t actually experience in a normal show. You didn’t have to have your camera on, so for the shy guests who didn’t want their faces on show this was an option. I would pay to see her again and again! Loved all her stories and although I have heard some of them before, her unique style brought back happy memories of the past and her glamorous but could we say somewhat frivolous & possibly sordid past. A true icon ❤️
Review left at 3:30pm on Sat 11th Jul 2020
I get why audience microphones were encouraged to be switched on, but I don't need to hear other people chewing. The constant audience interjection (which seemed to mainly be friends of the organisers?) was unfunny, intrusive, and wasted about 20 minutes out of a one-hour show. It made the experience feel like being on the outside of a smug high-school clique with in-jokes. I could pay less than 9 pounds to sit in a pub and listen to the conversations on the next table and have just about the same amount of fun. I was so incredibly disappointed because I love Jess and Hench was the funniest thing I'd seen for years. This was rubbish though, through no fault of Jess herself.
Review left at 3:16pm on Wed 8th Jul 2020