- Australian actress Rebel Wilson is set to host and executive produce the first Australian Amazon Original Series, LOL: Last One Laughing.
- The series will feature a cast of 10 Australian comedians who compete to make each other laugh first, with the last comedian standing winning $100,000.
- The new series will come to Amazon Prime in 2020.
Aussie actress Rebel Wilson is set to host and executive produce the first Australian Amazon Original Series, LOL: Last One Laughing.
The six-part series will feature a cast of 10 Australian comedians who compete to make each other laugh first. The final comedian left standing will win a whopping A$100,000. The group of comics — who are yet to be announced — will each bring various comedic styles to the show, from stand-up to improv to physical comedy.
The series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2020 and will be available in more than 200 countries.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Prime Video family of creators and talent,” Wilson said in a statement. “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.”
Wilson made her start on Australian screens through comedy series’ Fat Pizza and The Wedge before catapulting to fame after her roles in Hollywood films Bridesmaids and the musical Pitch Perfect. She has since starred alongside Liam Hemsworth in the Netflix rom com Isn’t it Romantic and co-starred with Anne Hathaway as a female scam artist in The Hustle.
LOL: Last One Laughing follows the format of the Japanese Amazon Original Hitoshi Matsumoto Presents: Documental – which is in its seventh season – and a similar formatted show in Mexico.
“Customers in Japan and Mexico have told us they love Documental and LOL: Last One Laughing,” James Farrell, head of international originals for Amazon Studios, said in a statement.
“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.”
The comedy series is produced with Endemol Shine Australia – the team behind MasterChef, Australian Survivor and Married at First Sight.
Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy, said he was keen to be working with Rebel and Amazon on the comedy series. “LOL: Last One Laughing is a one-of-a-kind laughter survival format unlike any other,” he said. “We look forward to bringing Australia’s unique brand of unpredictable comedy chaos to Amazon customers.”
Production on the new series is set to take place this spring in Sydney and Prime Video will announce more Australian comedians participating in it over the coming weeks.
Let’s hope these comedians will be able to make everyone at home LOL.
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