Seeso, the new ad-free pay comedy streaming service set to launch in January 2016, will offer a web-only sneak peek in beta mode for December 2015.
Free beta mode previews of Seeso are first-come, first-served, so get on it if you want to get down on it!
When the streaming platform goes live next year, it’ll cost you $3.99 per month for access to Seeso’s collection of classic archives and brand-new stand-up, sketch and sitcom programming.
Roll the teaser trailer!
Seeso, a comedy offshoot of NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, includes classics such as Monty Python, Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Fawlty Towers, Parks and Recreation, The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, both the US and UK versions of The Office, and full episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The web-only beta model of Seeso goes live on Dec. 3, 2015, and five nights later, on Dec. 8, Seeso will livestream a stand-up special, The Guest List: Live From The Barrel House, with performances from this year’s Last Comic Standing winner Clayton English and finalists Ian Bagg, Andy Erikson and Michael Palascak.
And if you want to see tapings in New York City of two other Seeso series, you can do that live and in person this week and next month!
I attended the first two tapings last night of What’s Your F#@king Deal?!, hosted by Big Jay Oakerson and Ardie Fuqua, featuring all crowd work from comedians the likes of Colin Quinn, Hannibal Buress, Jessica Kirson, Joe DeRosa, Mark Normand, Andy Kindler and James Adomian (as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders!). Tapings continue tonight through Wednesday at The Bitter End. Go to Laughstub for ticket info and reservations.
And in the meantime, here’s the list of original series and specials available during Beta and Full Launch of Seeso:
Before the Morning After – Available in Beta beginning December 17
A late night comedy entertainment show featuring the world’s best comedians getting drunk in a diner at2 a.m. at the world’s largest festival. Hosts include Jena Friedman, Alex Edelman, Greg Proops, and more. Executive Produced by Gary Reich for Brown Eyed Boy.
Dave & Ethan: Lovemakers – Available in Beta beginning December 17
A comedic sketch and gameshow that makes impromptu love connections between contestants plucked off the streets of New York City. Starring and Executive Produced by Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell. Executive Produced by Jen Danielson, Ashley Bearden and Josh Poole for Above Average.
Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane– Available in Beta beginning December 3
A musical comedy about two mismatched housemates from the acclaimed comedic duo, Sammy J – a human – and Randy – a purple puppet. Starring Sammy J and Randy. Created and written by Sammy J & Randy. Produced by Donna Andrews, Co-Producer Chris McDonald, Directed by Jonathan Brough, Sticky Pictures Executive Producers Donna Andrews & Stu Connolly ABC Executive Producers Rick Kalowski & Brett Sleigh. A Sticky Pictures Production in association with the ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
The Cyanide & Happiness Show – Available in Beta beginning December 3
An animated comedy series based on the popular web comic, which has cultivated a passionate online following with more than 4.9 million YouTube subscribers and 821 million views, including a record 117 million monthly views this past August. Created and Executive Produced by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson and Dave McElfatrick of ExplosmEntertainment, and Executive Produced by Collective Digital Studio.
The Guest List: Live From The Barrel House- Airs LIVE and Available in Beta
Comedy fans get exclusive access to hottest up-and-coming standup comics in an intimate former speakeasy. This isn’t open to the public. The only way in the door is to get on The Guest List.The inaugural show features, from this year’s season of “Last Comic Standing,” Clayton English, Andy Erikson, Michael Palascak, Ian Bagg and special guests. Executive Produced by Rooftop Comedy.
The UCB Show – Available in Beta beginning December 3
A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh and filmed with a live audience at UCB Sunset in Hollywood. Executive Produced by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Bart Coleman, and Lou Wallach.