Biggest Edinburgh Fringe Trophy Announced

Biggest Edinburgh Fringe Trophy Announced

A new competition by NextUp (‘the Netflix of UK stand-up’) has launched to find the best comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe. The winner receives what is undeniably the BIGGEST award in comedy ever. 

The winning act will receive a 2 metre inflatable trophy (literally the biggest award in comedy):


  • an air pump

  • a carry case so the lucky winner can proudly display it wherever they go

  • £500 

  • a headline slot at London’s famous Comedy Store

  • The option to have their special recorded for the NextUp Platform


Daniel Berg, co-founder of NextUp says: “This ridiculous award is what happens when there’s a team brainstorm and somebody says, “There are no stupid ideas”. Somehow it’s matured into fruition like spilt milk into a Cheesestring. Though somehow, I think it’s actually quite good (again - like a Cheesestring). The award talks to NextUp’s mission of curating and amplifying the best live comedy to fans worldwide. Whilst for comedians, it’s a chance to win £500 and literally the biggest award in comedy ever. That’s quite an accolade, and of course - an immense physical burden”.

Voting is open now at

A winner will be announced on the 25th August and presented with their 2 metre trophy (which can be deflated and stored by Nextup if their mantel isn’t big enough)



  • Any comedy show over 50 minutes long, programmed for more than 20 days at the Edinburgh Fringe can be voted for.

  • Only NextUp users can vote, and there’s 1 vote per person.

  • NextUp Comedy is a worldwide live comedy streaming service specialising in live comedy.

  • Over 60 livestreams are being filmed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe by NextUp this August - a world first.

  • NextUp share all revenue 50/50 with comedians and supports social impact initiatives within the comedy community such as their Heckle The Virus campaign that raised over £100k facing hardship during COVID-19. 

  • Content on NextUp includes hundreds of on-demand comedy specials from the likes of Ed Byrne, Miles Jupp, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Lauren Pattison and Jordan Brookes.

  • As well as familiar household names, there are also acclaimed rising stars and circuit legends to discover. 

  • NextUp seeks to bring a diverse range of comedians, with comedy to suit all tastes, to a wider audience by providing platforms for them to showcase their work to comedy fans without the restrictions of show dates, locations, ticket availability or cost. 



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