NextUp heads to Edinburgh for Fringe filming frenzy
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NextUp is gearing up for its biggest year yet at Edinburgh’s Fringe. The subscription VOD service, which is dedicated to stand-up comedy, is sending a full crew up to the festival this summer to film new specials for streaming online.
Following last year’s successful tranche of filming (which saw acts such as Alison Thea Skot, Roisin & Chiara, Norris & Parker and Laura Lexx join NextUp’s expanding library), NextUp will be filming multiple comedy specials a day – including Hal Cruttenden’s widely acclaimed Chubster.
The service is looking to discover new talent this summer. It works to champion the most exciting names in stand-up comedy, and discovering, filming and showcasing their work (particularly at Edinburgh) is at the very heart of that focus. Indeed, Edinburgh shows make up some of the most popular specials available on the service with 2017’s festival welcoming Christopher Bliss, Joz Norris, Ed Aczel and Andrew Maxwell to NextUp’s digital offering.
The team will be scouting in the first week and a half of the festival, and filming from the 16th to 23rd August. For comics who’d like to be considered for filming, there’s a simple web-form to fill in at nextupcomedy.com/edfringe.
NextUP’s CPO, Kenny Cavey says: “Edinburgh’s a really key time for scouting for the rest of the year’s production as well as the shows we film up there. So for comics interested in working with NextUp, it’s the perfect time to get in touch.”
Can’t get to the Fringe? NextUp is available on iOS, Android, web, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Airplay, Roku and Amazon Channels for £4.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial.