It’s official — Jay Leno is on board with a new app called Fireside. It’s the latest platform that will allow creators to host live shows and interact with their audience.
Thankfully, we don’t have much time to wait to see Jay Leno in action. He will host his first live stream event on Tuesday, November 2, from a Las Vegas car show. The late-night television personality explained as much in a recent statement.
“In my 30 years in the business, I’ve gotten to feed off the energy from audiences in stand-up shows, in live late-night TV, and on the streets of Hollywood. On Fireside, I now have the experience of interacting with audiences in new ways from wherever I am.”
If you are interested in checking out Leno’s live show (it’s free), you can do so here. The show will kick off at 12:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Leno will be visiting his favorite car exhibits in addition to answering questions from the audience. So, if you ever wanted to discuss your passion for cars, Jay Leno’s inaugural live show on Fireside will be the perfect chance to do so.
Fireside CEO Thrilled to Have Jay Leno
Fireside CEO and co-founder Falon Fatemi is obviously over the moon about having names like Jay Leno and Deepak Chopra on board. Mark Cuban is also one of the founders of the app.
“We’re thrilled to empower exceptional individuals like Leno and Chopra, as well as innovative emerging creatives through Fireside and bring them closer to their fans than ever before in new ways.”
Deepak Chopra is an integrative medicine and personal transformation personality, speaker, and author. He has joined up with Fireside alongside Leno. Chopra will be hosting a show by the name of, “Mindful Moments with Deepak.” Each week he goes live, it will be a “moment” or weekly practice where he guides the audience through mediation.
“We need places that make us feel connected to a community,” Chopra said. “We need places to be together that bring us joy. With Fireside, you’re stepping onto a frontier of infinite possibilities.”
The creators out there who use Fireside to host live shows can also broadcast them to other social media platforms. Some of those include YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. Under the app’s revenue model, Fireside will take a portion of the revenue that its creators generate during their shows. We know that for ticketed events, the startup will take a 3-percent cut until a creator makes $30,000. They will then be subject to a 15-percent cut from the app.
As it currently stands, Fireside is available on all iOS devices. In addition, all live shows can be watched via a web browser. The company says that they have plans to launch an Android-based app at some point in the near future.