Stand Up NY becomes first comedy club to join sex worker site CamSoda to broadcast live shows

For decades, stand-up comedians have joked about how much their career is similar to that of a stripper or a prostitute.

Tonight, the comedians will joke on the same platform sex workers use to pleasure themselves for tips.

CamSoda is launching CamSodaLive, a free service for entertainment businesses to livestream shows and monetize them. It’s also the only link I can provide you that’s safe for work: If you look up CamSoda, the first thing you see is a page full of women in various states of undress and sexual positions.

But tonight, if you go to, the main screen (that’s surrounded by NSFW images and ads) will broadcast a live comedy show at 8 p.m. Eastern featuring Alia Janine, Dante Nero, Sherrod Small and others, thanks to Stand Up NY.

Other comedy clubs and venues have started their own variations of online livestreaming shows, but this is the first partnership between a comedy club and an adult web site. Which means Stand Up NY or any other venue partnering with CamSoda and use the site’s monetization techniques to earn money for its performers.

“Coronavirus has left much of the U.S. stuck inside. This has not only taken a toll on people’s sanity, but it’s had – and will continue to have – a terrible impact on businesses, especially those in the entertainment space, who have been forced to shut their doors,” said Daryn Parker, VP, CamSoda. “In an effort to provide consumers with some top-of-line entertainment remotely, and to enable businesses to earn money, we’re leveraging our technology that allows adult entertainers to broadcast to millions annually and  launching CamSodaLive.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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