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Partnership between EXTREME and LG Brings NextUp LIVE Comedy to UK and Ireland

EXTREME and LG Electronics have joined forces to introduce NextUp Live Comedy in the UK and Ireland.

As of the 1st of November, LG Channels customers in the UK and Ireland, can discover real stand-up comedy and watch rising stars alongside famous comedians perform at the UK's best comedy venues and festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival. Throughout November and December, audiences can tune in every Saturday at 9pm to enjoy Live stand-up comedy as well as world premieres of comedy exclusive to the channel, such as Stephen Grant Premiere (17th November).

Founded in 2016 by 3 comedy fans and friends, NextUp is paving the way as the comedy-on-demand streaming platform that has recorded, live-streamed, and distributed hundreds of shows featuring some of the biggest names in LIVE comedy alongside upcoming talent and now via its 24/7 streaming channel.

“Our partnership with EXTREME and LG Channels will bring our live comedy content to new audiences, enabling huge growth for our channel, the acts we represent, and the venue partners we work with.” says Sarah Henley, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of NextUp.

Mark Dodd, Managing Director Media Network for EXTREME shared, "Our collaboration with NextUp Comedy and LG Channels is a great opportunity to expand the range of entertainment we offer to our 20 million fans and viewers worldwide.”

Matthew Broughton, Director, Europe Smart TV Content & Services

“We are thrilled to partner with NextUp Comedy to bring this fantastic channel to the LG Channels platform. This is a great addition to LG’s portfolio of free, quality entertainment available to LG Smart TV customers.”

NextUp Live Comedy is available now on LG Channels in the UK and Ireland. To watch, choose Channel #420 under Entertainment.

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