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NextUp Comedy is crowdfunding

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£100,000
raised of £100,000 target by 703 supporters

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 Comedy2 days ago
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    NextUp Comedy

    2 days ago

    ‪We are chuffed to be able to announce the climax to our fundraising efforts, to say thank you to every single person that donated. It has been INCREDIBLE and so many comics have been helped. You guys are the BEST. Drum roll... #HeckleTheVirus: The THANK YOU Gala!‬ ‪ Hosted by Richard Herring, with more special guests to be announced SOON!‬ ‪- WHEN?‬ ‪Saturday 6th June, 19:00 ‪- WHERE?‬ ‪Streaming on our Twitch: https://nextupcomedy.com/gala/ Come and celebrate with us, fundraising giggles available for all!‬

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  • NextUp Comedy20 days ago
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    NextUp Comedy

    20 days ago

    A HUGE thank you to Mark Watson and everyone who supported his incredible 'Watsonathon' that raised funds for 'Heckle the Virus'. You can rewatch the incredible comedy marathon here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/608349943

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  • NextUp Comedy1 month ago
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    NextUp Comedy

    1 month ago

    The current Government schemes don't cover a large number of cases within the comedy world and it's only through support of the 'Watsonathon-ers' and the comedy community that essential funds can be raised. On behalf of all the Heckle The Virus fund recipients, we wanted to say a HUGE NextUp comedy thank you to Mark, all the performers, everyone behind the scenes and of course - the people who generously donated so much. It's time like these where communities need to support one-another. Thank you again and stay safe x

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/2/2020 17.11

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 2, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 2, 2020

    A really worthwhile cause. Well done on doing this! Everyone needs laughter in their lives.

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    Jun 1, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 30, 2020

    £20.00

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    May 30, 2020

  • Russ Bravo

    Russ Bravo

    May 30, 2020

    Keep it going guys!Russ Bravo, Matt’s Comedy ClubWorthing

    £10.00

  • Tao

    Tao

    May 29, 2020

    £5.00

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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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