Australian actress, writer and producer Rebel Wilson partnered up with Amazon Prime Video to host and executive produce the first Australian Amazon Original series, “LOL: Last One Laughing.” The new series is a comedy-variety show, produced with Endemol Shine Australia.
According to Amazon, the show will feature a star-studded cast of ten Australian comedic actors and stand-ups that are competing to make each other laugh first. The final comedian left standing will win the grand prize of AUD$ 100,000. Amazon stated that this is the first Australian Amazon Original series, and it will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories in 2020.
The six-part Amazon Original series will film nonstop, following the select group of talented comics who bring various styles to the table, including stand-up, character, improvisational and physical comedy, among others.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Prime Video family of creators and talent,” said star, host and executive producer, Rebel Wilson. “I’ve already had the chance to work with Alexa – she’s great – and on Audible, so working with Prime Video seemed like an obvious choice. I can’t wait to see what these talented Australian comedians come up with and how far they’ll go to take home the prize.”
The show joins a long list of top series on Prime Video, including “Hanna,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Boys,” “Jack Ryan,” “Good Omens,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Sneaky Pete,” and more. You can find the current selection right here on Amazon.
“LOL: Last One Laughing” follows the format of the successful Amazon Original series from Japan, HITOSHI MATSUMOTO Presents Documental, produced by and starring comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto who leads ten comedians betting their own money in an anything goes “battle of laughter behind closed doors”. The format was also launched in Mexico with comedian Eugenio Derbez as the laugh-house’s host. The series in Japan and Mexico are customer favourites and are currently on their seventh and second seasons, respectively.
“We’re excited to bring LOL: Last One Laughing to our Prime members in Australia and around the world,” said James Farrell, Head of International Originals for Amazon Studios. “Customers in Japan and Mexico have told us they love Documental and LOL: Last One Laughing. Australia was an easy choice as the next country to bring this to and Rebel Wilson was at the top of our list to host and star. We think our Prime members are going to love it.”
Over the coming weeks, Prime Video will announce more leading Australian comedians who will participate in the series. Prime and Prime Video members will be able to stream “LOL: Last One Laughing” exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app.
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