The new NBC comedy streaming channel Seeso is set to launch in January with a huge archive of classic comedy plus an abundance of new programming from your favorite comedians and we’re excited to see everything they have to offer. If you are excited too, do not miss the chance to get early access to the new network and here’s the kicker! A limited number of comedy fans will get the chance to see Seeso first, and for free starting December 3rd.
All you have to do to sign up for the early Beta Access is send your email address.
“It’s like the soft-opening of a restaurant,” Evan Shapiro, EVP of NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises explained in a statement. “Everything is free, while you try out Seeso, sample our great classic comedy and get a taste of our exclusive original series. We think our stuff can help you laugh better, and we want you to Seeso for yourself. But, just like the soft-opening of any new neighborhood club, space is limited and we might ask for your patience while we work out our service.”
The new service will offer a great mix of classics, stand up, late night and originals and it’s all completely ad free. Once Seeso officially launches in January, subscribers will pay $3.99 (or as they describe it, less than a late) monthly.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who scores an early access pass, you’ll get to see first look’s at a few of the new and original series that will be available on Seeso including “The UCB Show” from , a dating/sketch show called “Dave & Ethan: Lovemakers”, “Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane,” a musical comedy about mismatched housemates – one attorney, one puppet; “Before the Morning After,” featuring the world’s best comedians, drunk in a diner at 2 a.m. at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and animated sketch series “The Cyanide & Happiness Show,” based on the popular web comic.
Those with access to the early preview will get to see the live stand-up special “The Guest List: Live From the Barrel House” streaming live from San Francisco on December 8th, and a slew of archival material including Monty Python, “30 Rock,” “Fawlty Towers,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Saved By the Bell,” “The IT Crowd,” “The Mighty Boosh,” both the US and UK versions of “The Office, ” every season of “The Kids in the Hall,” and 40 plus years of “Saturday Night Live” will be available during the Beta preview.
Here’s a list of some of the original series and specials available during Beta with dates. When Seeso launches officially in January, additional original series will become available, like Big Jay Oakerson’s WYFD.
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 at 2 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.
And everyone can watch his preview of Seeso offerings right now.