EP82 – Dan Berg – The future of online comedy streaming from the founder of Next Up

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About Dan Berg…

Dan Berg (@mrdanielberg) is a writer and comedian from London who founded Fringe Funder (@fringefunder) as a means to help comedians raise the money to do Edinburgh and more recently launched the on-demand streaming NextUp Comedy (@nextupcomedy).

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Fringe Funder…

  • Who is he? [0 mins 0 secs]
  • What is it? [0 mins 0 secs]
  • Why did you find it? [0 mins 20 secs]
  • How are you getting the Edinburgh Fringe community on your site? [1 min 10 secs]
  • Do you think Edinburgh is now too expensive? [3 mins 40 secs]
  • Are people asking for the total cost of Edinburgh or just the show costs? [6mins]
  • People say that if you need to crowdfund for a Fringe show you shouldn’t be doing it? Do you agree? [10 mins]
  • What are the most common crowdfunding mistakes? [14 mins]
  • How are you helping the technophobies who don’t know where to start? [17 mins]
  • Would you ever move the Fringe Funder to per content pledges rather than lump sum campaigns? [26 mins 40 secs]

 

ComComedy…

  • Why did you start this? [20 mins]
  • Did it help build a community around the comedy night ? [20 mins]
  • Why did you start filming shows? [20 mins]
  • How the drop in ad revenue meant the project couldn’t carry on in the same way. [21 mins 30 secs]

Next Up…

  • Why did you start it?
  • How do you pick who goes on? [27 mins 30 secs]
  • How do you deal with you all having a similar sense of humour while trying to keep the range of shows diverse? [29 mins]
  • How do the comedians get paid?
    • Do you think you’ll be able to compete with YouTube TV / YouTube.
  • “NextUp says they aim to provide a broader range of stand-up beyond the sort of acts that traditionally land DVD deals TV appearances.”
    • How do you work out who is commercially viable? [30 mins]
    • How are you selling
  • What are the most underused tools that you love on Next Up? [40 mins]
  • Where do you see on-demand content going in the next 5 years? [44 mins 30 secs] 

Everything else…

  • Best show you’ve ever seen? [56 mins]
    • Doc Browns kid show.
    • Keiran Hodgeons Lance
  • What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made and how did you get over it? [57 mins]

 

 

 

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