JOHANNESBURG - Amazon's Prime Video has set up it first South African original entitled LOL: Last One Laughing.
Renowned comedian Trevor Noah is expected to host the unscripted comedy series that will premiere in early 2024.
In the series, Noah will pit 10 famous South African comedians and entertainers against each other to see who can keep a straight face while trying to make their opponents laugh.
Ned Mitchell, the head of Africa and Middle East Originals at Amazon, said that they were delighted to be announcing Noah’s momentous return home to South Africa as the host of LOL: Last One Laughing.
“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,” said Noah.
The winner will receive a grand prize of R1 million for donation to his or her charity of choice in South Africa.
Noah added, “I am equally delighted with the opportunity to work 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.”
Late in 2022, Noah announced that he teamed up with Savanna Premium Cider for the Trevor Noah Live in South Africa tour. This will take place between August and September 2023.