YouTube just unveiled its first 30 paid video channels, and The Laugh Factory VIP property is the only comedy-centric offering. To be clear, you’ll still be able to access the Hollywood venue’s main YouTube channel, which boasts more than 157,000 subscribers and nearly 65 million video views. But if you want premium content, you’ll have to check out the VIP channel, which features The Kevin Nealon Show, The Supreme Court of Comedy (hosted by comedian Dom Irrera) or as the venue puts it: “VIP brings you more great stand-up comedy, including full-length stand-up shows, live events, and podcasts by your favorite professional comedians.”
If you’re feeling non-commital, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial. You’ll be asked to input your payment info, however. When the trial expires, you’ll begin getting charged every month ($2.99) or $27.99 if you choose to pay for a full year up front. Other paid channels cover topics like fitness, music, sports, kids’ education and more. You can check out the full list and preview the channels here.
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