Trevor Noah is set to host Prime Video’s first South African titled Original, LOL: Last One Laughing.
The show, which is launching in South Africa and globally early next year, will introduce audiences to some of the best South African comedic talent.
In the series, Noah will pit 10 famous South African comedians and entertainers against one another to see who can keep a straight face while simultaneously trying to make their opponents laugh – and lose. It’s a competition for a grand prize of R1 million, which goes to the winner’s South African charity of choice.
Trevor’s return home
“I’m excited to be back home to host Prime Video’s first South African Original, LOL: Last One Laughing, and to have a chance to connect with my home audience,” says Trevor Noah.
“I am equally delighted for the opportunity to be working alongside my fellow home-grown comedy stars on a show that not only entertains but gives back to the South African production and charity communities.
“We are delighted to be announcing Trevor’s momentous return home to South Africa as the host of Prime Video’s first South African Original, LOL: Last One Laughing,” notes Ned Mitchell, head of Africa and Middle East Originals, Prime Video.
“Comedy, in all its forms, shines among South Africa’s most valuable treasures. Together with an A-list roster of this country’s incredible home-grown comedic talent competing for a great charitable cause, Trevor and Prime Video are demonstrating the depth of our shared ambition to invest and elevate the very best of South Africa for audiences locally and around the world.”
A global smash-hit
The LOL: Last One Laughing series is an adaptation of Prime Video’s global smash-hit comedy franchise currently produced in more than 20 countries and territories worldwide, including Emmy-nominated versions in Germany, Australia, and the first LOL: Last One Laughing Nigeria which will be hosted by Nigeria’s comedy star Basketmouth.
The concept was first developed in Japan with the original show called Hitoshi Matsumoto Presents Documental. The Prime Video fan-favourite format includes local versions in Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, India, and Spain. Other local celebrity hosts include Jay Baruchel (Canada), Eugenio Derbez (Mexico), Fedez (Italy), Michael “Bully” Herbig (Germany), and Rebel Wilson (Australia).
LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa is set to launch on Prime Video in early 2024. Prime Video customers will be able to watch LOL: Last One Laughing anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, or online at www.primevideo.com.