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Channel 4 names Perkins Head of Comedy

Channel 4 has appointed Charlie Perkins as Head of Comedy. She will report directly into Chief Content Officer Ian Katz and will manage a team comprising newly promoted Commissioning Editor Laura Riseam and Commissioning Executive Joe Hullait. Perkins will also oversee the appointment of a new Senior Commissioning Editor. Katz said: “Channel 4 comedy has […]

June 27, 2022

VAL appoints Bayles as Head of Comedy

Various Artists Limited (VAL), the production company behind critically acclaimed work including I May Destroy You, Sally4Ever and Dead Pixels has appointed Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, Jack Bayles as Head of Comedy. The London based production company was founded in 2017 by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, together with producers and ex Channel 4 Commissioners, […]

June 15, 2022

NextUp to stream Edinburgh Fringe

NextUp is bringing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience live to their streaming platform for the first time this year. The celebrated arts festival will be beamed straight into people’s living rooms with 50+ shows throughout August. NextUp has partnered with The Gilded Balloon and The Pleasance, and as well as bringing the top comics from […]

June 13, 2022

FilmRise acquires Gotham Comedy Live rights

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, is expanding its comedy offering with the acquisition of stand-up specials from Gotham Comedy Live. FilmRise will be distributing these specials to SVoD and AVoD streaming platforms around the world, and across the FilmRise Streaming Network, including the FilmRise Comedy app. Max Einhorn, SVP, […]

June 1, 2022

Channel 4 launches new digital comedy series

Channel 4 has launched an all-new digital comedy series, ‘Jokes Only A…Can Tell’, which brings together a diverse range of comedians who tell jokes about their own community. This series, produced by Distant Voices, will see a line up of up-and-coming, as well as established comedians from Muslim, Lesbian, Disabled, Jewish and Nigerian communities tell […]

May 18, 2022

Netflix ponders live-streaming

Netflix is reportedly considering adding live-streaming content to its platform for the first time. Netflix has confirmed that a live streaming capability is in early development for its unscripted TV shows and stand-up comedy specials, according to Deadline. The move would enable Netflix to offer live voting to content, and potentially air live specials for […]

May 16, 2022

Leicester Comedy Festival streaming on NextUp

From February 2nd to 20th, audiences anywhere will be able to watch Leicester Comedy Festival – the UK’s biggest pure comedy festival via streaming service NextUp. Described as the ‘the Netflix of UK stand-up’, NextUp is available on web, mobile and smart TVs worldwide – bringing the Leicester Comedy Festival to more people than ever […]

January 27, 2022

Comedy Dynamics on Samsung TV Plus UK

Cinedigm, the independent streaming company, has announced today that Comedy Dynamics, the comedic streaming channel, has launched on Samsung TV Plus in the UK, Samsung’s free content streaming platform. Offering hundreds of stand-up specials, films and television series, Comedy Dynamics features all-star talent including Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Smith (pictured), Whitney Cummings and more. Comedy […]

January 21, 2022

NextUp on Samsung Smart Start platform

Samsung Electronics UK has announced that comedy streaming service NextUp will be joining its Smart Start platform. NextUp viewers can experience stand-up comedy with live streams direct from the UK’s best comedy venues including The Comedy Store and The Pleasance. Users can also watch on-demand hundreds of stand-up comedy specials, all ad-free. Included within Samsung’s […]

December 7, 2021

NextUp comedy streaming on smart TVs

NextUp, the comedy streaming platform, has announced its integration with Samsung and LG TVs. Smart TV owners can now livestream the stand-up shows with a few taps of a remote control. Shows on the channel include some of the biggest names in the industry, including Ed Byrne, Miles Jupp and Nick Helm (pictured) alongside award […]

October 5, 2021