About the Show

Comedy Central's "UP NEXT" is a nationwide, multi-round talent search for the next great stand-up comedian. Selected comedians representing various CC Certified clubs advance to regional semi-finals, with selected comedians earning slots on the New York Comedy Festival's "Comics to Watch" annual showcase. In 2013, the regionals and "Comics to Watch" final round were hosted by Jonah Ray (The Half Hour, Mash Up, Meltdown). Based on online voting, a "Comics to Watch: Fan's Pick" will be awarded cash and prizes, including an appearance on a future Comedy Central stand-up series.