Sharing a genuine passion for comedy, Soho Theatre and streaming platform NextUp have recorded four full-length stand-up shows from critically acclaimed artists Jen Brister, Shappi Khorsandi, Lazy Susan and Aditi Mittal.

On the first of the kind partnership in UK between a major comedy venue and an online service:

Steve Lock, Soho Theatre’s Head of Comedy said –

“We’re delighted to bring four of the best comedy shows that played at Soho Theatre over the last year to a wider audience. Together with NextUp, we’re proud to have captured these outstanding performances for comedy fans to enjoy beyond Soho.”

Dan Berg, CEO of NextUp says –

“Soho Theatre is an incredible place for comedy that goes beyond the physical venue. We are so excited to be partnering with them to bring such a great selection of shows to our NextUp members. We’re really looking forward to releasing these specials, and showcasing them to comedy fans worldwide.”

Recorded at Soho Theatre, the new full-length shows released today are available to rent for 48 hours on SohoTheatreOnDemand.com, or viewed on the subscription comedy streaming platform NextUp.

 

JEN BRISTER: MEANINGLESS
Jen uses her hilarious ranting to rail against period poverty, the perimenopause and why her Mum needs to get out of her bloody house.

Rising star Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits and has written and performed seven solo shows to date. Jen has been seen on Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New Order and Hypothetical.  She recently supported Frankie Boyle in London and Romesh Ranganathan on his tour. Her debut book “The Other Mother” was released September 2019”.

SHAPPI KHORSANDI: LIVE IN SOHO
Shappi talks about what it means to be addicted to stand-up, to have a father who is more controversial than her and to bring a pudding to a red-carpet event…

Shappi Khorsandi is one of the most recognisable faces of British comedy, performing all over the world and appearing on TV programmes and panel shows such as Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and Live At The Apollo. She established herself as one of the finest UK comics in 2006 with her sell out show Asylum Speaker. This show lead to the publication of her childhood memoirs, the bestselling “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English“. Her first novel, “Nina’ Not Ok” was a critically acclaimed bestseller.

 

LAZY SUSAN: FORGIVE ME, MOTHER
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees and hot virgins Lazy Susan present an hour of laidback, inventive sketch comedy. Some of it is about what it means to be a woman these days and some of it is about dogs etc.

Sketch duo and award nominated comedy double act Lazy Susan is made up of Celeste Dring and Freya Parker. Their debut Edinburgh show Extreme Humans was nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards and their 2018 show Forgive Me, Mother was a huge critical success and enjoyed sell out runs at Soho Theatre, as well as Leicester Square Theatre. Their Comedy Short can currently be seen on BBC iPlayer.

ADITI MITTAL: MOTHER OF INVENTION
Indian comedy superstar and all-round good girl Aditi starts by exploring what it means for her to be a trailblazer, win awards for “Fempowerment” and ends up writing a bumbling love letter/confessional to the original “fempowered” woman in her life: her mother.

Aditi Mittal is a comedian, writer and actress from Mumbai, India. As one of the biggest names to come out of India, Aditi has two Netflix Specials under her belt and could also be heard on her own BBC Radio 4 show “A Beginner’s Guide to India.” She has performed at comedy festivals all over the world including Scotland, Australia and Switzerland.

 

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Notes to editors

SOHO THEATRE
Soho Theatre is London’s most vibrant producer for new theatre, comedy and cabaret. They are a charity and social enterprise, driven by a passion for the work they produce, the artists they work with and the audiences they attract. Soho Theatre’s home is in the heart of the West End – three performance spaces, a busy bar, and a fast-changing festival programme with up to six shows a night. Firmly established on the London cultural scene, they’re now expanding into an additional 1,000 seat venue in Walthamstow, touring across the UK, India and Australia, and creating digital content.
Since its comedy programme first began 20 years ago, Soho Theatre has presented the early work of countless artists who have developed into some of the UK’s comedy giants including but not limited to Ricky Gervais, Miranda Hart, Russell Brand, Shappi Khorsandi, Sarah Millican, Sara Pascoe and the Olivier nominated Fleabag. It has also been home to the UK premieres for international artists Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Natalie Palamides, Trevor Noah, Tim Minchin and many more.

NEXTUP

NextUp was co-founded by BBC Worldwide’s former Director of Comedy – Stuart Snaith and is backed by the former President of MGM Networks Worldwide – Bruce Tuchman
NextUp offer annual membership with a 7-day free trial and give you access to over 200 incredible stand-up specials, with two new shows added every week. For more details on membership packages available please visit their website.

NextUp is available on iOS, Android, web, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Airplay, and Roku and Amazon Channels.

NextUp champions the most exciting names in stand-up comedy including: Tiff Stevenson, Max & Ivan, Alice Fraser, Jordan Brookes, Jess Fostekew, Hal Cruttenden, Bec Hill, Bill Hicks, Bec Hill, Jonathan Pie,  Lou Sanders, Tommy Tiernan, Helen Duff, Archie Maddocks, Hollie Burn, Hal Cruttenden, Njambi McGrath, Simon Munnery, Daliso Chaponda and many more.

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