In his first TV gig since leaving The Daily Show, Amazon Prime announced that Trevor Noah is to host the streaming service’s first South African original production, LOL: Last One Laughing.
The LOL: Last One Laughing series is an adaptation of Prime Video’s global comedy franchise currently produced in more than 20 countries and territories worldwide. The show sees 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.
“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 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.”
The 30-minute, six-part series is produced by one of South Africa’s leading production houses, Rapid Blue, together with Day Zero Productions.
LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa is set to launch on Prime Video in early 2024.