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Weʼre raising £100,000 to help comedians stay afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic. Let's #hecklethevirus

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The primary source of income for every comedian in the UK has been stripped away due to the impact of the Coronavirus - shutting down venues and cancelling live events. If you value live comedy as much as we do at NextUp and respect the performers who dedicate their lives to bringing us laughter - let’s band together and #hecklethevirus.

All funds raised will go to comedians in urgent need of financial support. Every donation (however small) matters and is really appreciated. - The NextUp Team

#hecklethevirus

This is one of the many #hecklethevirus initiatives setup by NextUp to help support and utilise live comedy during Coronovirus. We’ll also be streaming special gigs and doing everything in our power to help keep the circuit going and bring live comedy to the masses when people need it the most. Keep an eye on hecklethevirus.com to stay up to date.

How it Works

It’s simple, every Friday - we’ll allocate a portion of the money raised to the comedians who need it most. If you’re a comedian - fill out this form to apply. The more money we raise - the more comedians’ livelihoods we can support during this challenging time. Each month we will update the project page with anonymised data on how many comedians were supported and to what degree. 100% of the funds raised will go to comedians in need.

Check out our #HeckleTheVirus fundraising FAQs right here.

Why Pledge?

The Government has advised the cancellation of live events, alongside the promotion of social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19. Whilst this is incredibly important to limit the impact of the virus, it has had a huge and immediate impact on those whose main source of income was live events. NextUp are trying to find ways to still bring live comedy to people who are isolated in their homes, whilst also trying to help comics survive the inevitable hardship.

Live comedy is worth around £500m+ to the UK economy every year. As funding takes a huge hit with the cancellation of live events and social gatherings, it’s fundamental that we support comedy performers throughout the country so they can afford to live during this difficult time.

Who are ‘NextUp’?

Our mission is to amplify the power of live comedy, allowing its laughter and underlying messages to reach more people than ever before, all whilst supporting the artists and the wider community in as many ways as possible. Find out more at nextupcomedy.com

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    NextUp Comedy

    3 days ago

    Another £10,000 given to comics in need over the weekend. Thank you all. Thank you all a ridiculous amount. Every single person that has donated is bringing a little bit of joy into the lives of many in the comedy industry that have been struggling over the last few weeks. You kind, laughter-loving, wonderful folk! Thank you again x

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  • NextUp Comedy17 days ago
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    17 days ago
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    Every donation is going to a comedian that needs it. Thank you so much for helping us to #HeckleTheVirus

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  • NextUp Comedy17 days ago
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    NextUp Comedy

    17 days ago

    On Friday, we delivered the first £10,000 to comedians across the UK who need it to stay afloat this month. It is extremely humbling to be able to support those within the comedy industry who have seen their income completely disappear due to COVID-19 and the cancelation of live events. To every single person that has donated so far, you are AMAZING. We want to share with you a couple of anonymous words of gratitude, so you can see the difference your generosity is making. Thank you x #hecklethevirus #gratitude

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Page last updated on: 4/9/2020 16.01

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 9, 2020

    Hang in there xxx

    £20.00

  • John Linehan

    John Linehan

    Apr 9, 2020

    £50.00

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    Anonymous

    Apr 9, 2020

    £5.00

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    Anonymous

    Apr 9, 2020

    Vital industry

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    Anonymous

    Apr 8, 2020

    £20.00

  • Elliot Cochrane

    Elliot Cochrane

    Apr 8, 2020

    I hate to think how much free comedy I've gotten over the years. pls don't die.

    £20.00

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Our mission is to amplify the power of live comedy, allowing its laughter and underlying messages to reach more people than ever before, all whilst supporting the artists and the wider community in as many ways as possible.

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