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NextUp presents: Live or Die

NextUp presents: Live or Die

6 Dec 2022

Live Or Die is back!

Live Or Die is back for its third edition, with MC ANNA MANN & headliner JORDAN GRAY, 

Join NextUp in our search to uncover the very best rising stars in comedy, alongside incredible headliners in a show where you decide who goes through to the next round.

6 hand-picked and scouted comedians will perform their very best routines and compete for the chance to win the Live or Die yearly competition, and have their first specials filmed by NextUp.



After 10 years in the music biz (and a memorable run on The Voice), Jordan Gray has suddenly become one of the UK’s most exciting and celebrated rising comics.

Jordan has been featured on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Comedy Central, and now – following an entirely SOLD OUT run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe – the UK’s premier transgender comedian is working on a sitcom with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

★★★★★ – Voice Magazine

★★★★★ – The List

★★★★★ – The Independent

★★★★★ – The Telegraph

★★★★★ – The Scotsman



Actress, singer, welder (gotta have a back up) Anna Mann, star of stage and screen.

NOMINEE: Edinburgh Comedy Award.

As seen on the Russell Howard Hour and Harry Hill’s Clubnite.

Anna Is the much loved creation of character comic Colin Hoult, as seen in Afterlife, Derek, Murder in Successville and Being Human.


Support Acts Bronwyn Sweeney, winner of Live Or Die 3rd Edition and Sapphire McIntosh


The Live Or Die Rising Stars are:

Julia Stenton

Micah Hall

Vidura Rajapaksa

Thor Stenhaug

Joe Wells

Yasmine Day




Bar and Diner open from 6.30pm

Strictly over 18’s