All Shows

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Browse the whole catalogue and choose at random - all comics featured on NextUp have been picked for a reason - it's great to stretch those funny bones from time to time!

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  • Adam Mastroianni

    Adam Mastroianni started doing comedy as a kid, and his first gig was at a catholic school talent show in front of a priest and a bunch of nuns.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

  • Alan Driscoll - Infinite Love

    With a charmingly confessional style, Alan Driscoll shines the light of laughter into the darkest recesses of life and relationships. With Infinite Love, the Oz-based Brit makes a heartfelt call for compassion in a dark and uncaring age.

  • Alexis Dubus - A R#ddy Brief History Of Swearing

    Alexis moves away from his Marcel Lucont alter ego to give us this fresh and fascinating exploration of the science and ancestry of swearing. Ever questioned the BS surrounding the C-bomb, or have an unhealthy interest in the origins of the 'tummy-banana'? Then this charming comedy lecture is gua...

  • Alfie Brown

    An unpredictable comic with a refreshing honesty and a natural stage presence. Constantly evolving his style, Alfie is a young comic with years of experience. His perceptive, playful and sometimes provocative observations will engage a broad audience. Follow: @ABrownComic

  • Andrea Hubert - Week

    A surprisingly uplifting debut on medication, night sweats, stoned teenage philosophy and how putting on socks is life's most challenging and meaningless endeavour. Andrea Hubert points out the inherent difficulty in performing observational comedy from an altered perspective on the world. Follow...

  • Andy Field

    Andy shares his surreal ideas, role-plays and quirkily original gags with a highly infections glee, that lead him to win the pervious year's title.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

    Follow Andy: @andyandyfield

  • Anna Mann - A Sketch Show For Depressives

    Colin Hoult is the delightful luvvie Ms Anna Mann in a show designed to put down your black dog at last…or at least chuck him a bone. In this series of tightly-written sketches centred around a therapy group we meet a wound-up PE teacher, a German documentary filmmaker, and a hopeful yet hapless...

  • Archie Maddocks - Shirts Vs Skins

    Titles can be deceiving, and it’s only fair to advise you that Archie Maddocks in fact keeps his top on throughout Shirts Vs Skins. Come for the confectionary-based puns, stay for a laser-sharp (and hilarious) exploration of racial, social, and musical identity. Follow: @ArchieMaddocks

  • Bec Hill - Bec in 1 Hour

    With an unfeasibly large bag of (mostly reliable) props, and a energetic style that blends kooky irreverence with insightful observation, Aussie Bec Hill brings you a 60-minute greatest-hits set brimming with all her best stuff. Inventive, a little shambolic, and very funny. The joy is well and t...

  • Discover Ben Target

    The words 'genius', 'unique' and ‘the best’ are often misused. Ben Target is a comedian. He will be with you for 46 minutes.

    An audacious offering chock-full of exquisite prop comedy, inadvisable performance art, gauche visuals, nauseating puns and outrageous audience interaction from this bre...

  • Bobby Mair

    Loud, angry and not for the easily offended this disturbingly exciting Canadian comic revels in his own despair whilst dishing out some painfully honest and intense world views.
    Follow: @BobbyMair

  • Brendon Burns - Selfies in the Grand Canyon

    Lifelong professional idiot Brendon Burns takes on the Donald Trump, race, periods and the 'Great British sense of humour' in his uncompromising, indomitable manner.
    Follow: @brendonburns

  • Brennan Reece - Everglow

    A poignant and wonderful show from an archetypal outsider. With boyish energy and a beaming smile, the ever-engaging Brennan Reece is an unstoppable force. A beautifully woven story with family at the heart. Follow: @BrennanReece

  • Dai Henwood - Adapt or Dai

    Lovably cheeky New Zealander Dai Henwood thinks we’ve all been way too hard on ourselves. In this celebration of humanity in all it’s glory, Dai ponders on man’s big achievements - like electric toothbrushes, Egyptian cotton and er, forklifts trucks. Watch out, that grin is seriously contagious. ...

  • Dai Henwood - Dai Another Day

    A constantly-bubbling bundle of energy, Dai Henwood turns his keen observational eye toward a hilarious cavalcade of subjects. Dai Another Day addresses the Olympics, the dangers of fast food, and the things that proud Kiwi Dai loves most about his homeland. Follow: @daihenwood

  • Danielle Ward - Seventeen

    What's the correct amount of pubic hair? Can feminists enjoy twerking? Why is fruit suddenly bad for you? Let Danielle guide you through this difficult time as well her 90s upbringing with stand-up, songs and one explicit mime. Follow @captainward

  • Danny McLoughlin: Phillip Was Right

    With an instantly likeable, confident stage presence this Chester comedian just keeps on delivering. Like the archetypal funny guy down your local, Danny’s laughable anecdotes will keeps you hanging on his every word.

  • Dr. George Ryegold

    Disgraced doctor or misunderstood monster? Well, he's probably a bit of both and has a voice so rich that even the most disturbing of anecdotes is soothingly medicinal. This is rather like a house call from Patch Adams's evil (and funnier) brother. The doctor will see you now...

  • Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood

    Playwright, author, and humourist Dylan Brody brings his ferocious talent for storytelling to bear with this beautifully crafted autobiographical tale. With an abundance of wit and charm, Brody traces his development from comic book nerd to celebrated Hollywood writer. Follow: @DylanBrody

  • Ed Byrne - Crowd Pleaser

    Stand-up institution Ed Byrne brings the full force of his talent to bear in this barnstorming show. 'Crowd Pleaser' finds Byrne navigating the treacherous landscape of family and TV celebrity, all the while trying to stay true to his nerdy side.

  • Ed Byrne - Different Class

    Ed's hilarious line in sharp observational commentary allows him to deconstruct the social stratum with surgical precision. Age-appropriate fashions, music, and time travel are among the issues that threaten to divide us - yet we shall be united in laughter by this class-act of a show.

  • Eleanor Morton - Lollipop

    At once whimsically surreal and worldly wise, Eleanor Morton delivers a refreshingly intelligent brand of comedy. With Lollipop, Morton lays bare her anxieties, fears, and vulnerability in brutally honest, and searingly funny, fashion.

  • Eric Rushton

    Eric says his material is quite depressing, but moaning on stage helps him be less miserable in real life.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

  • Fern Brady - Male Comedienne

    A sharp look at gender, class and Catholicism from this dark humoured ex-stripper. Male Comedienne addresses Brady's self-image, being mistaken for a man, and her complicated relationship with womankind. Follow: @FernBrady

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Canyon Comedy' - a playlist that s...