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Prime Video Set to Launch First Unscripted African Original, “LOL: Last One Laughing”

Prime Video Set to Launch First Unscripted African Original, “LOL: Last One Laughing”

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The series will start on July 14, 2023, and will be hosted by Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth.

By Hope Ibiale

Popular streaming app, Prime Video, has announced the launch of its first unscripted African original tagged LOL: Last One Laughing. The series will start on July 14, 2023, and will be hosted by Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth. The six-part series will launch with two episodes streaming back-to-back each week from July 14 to July 28.

The series will follow comedy acts like Okey Bakassi, Acapella, Mr. Funny aka Sabinus, KieKie, Buchi, Dat Warri Girl, Taaooma, Senator, IGoSave, and Gandoki as they compete to be the Last One Laughing. There is only one rule for six hours: if you laugh, you lose. The last comedian to remain straight-faced will be the winner and be able to donate ₦‎40 million to a local charity of their choice. The series will be available on Dolby Atmos for customers with compatible setups for an enhanced viewing and audio experience.

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“Our audiences are going to love seeing a series full of incredible Nigerian humour and comedic talent with this A-list lineup of comedians, who will test each other’s limits in the pursuit of laughter in LOL: Last One Laughing,” said Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Originals, Prime Video. “We’re proud to be bringing Prime Video customers a genre most loved and consumed by Nigerian audiences worldwide.”

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LOL: Last One Laughing follows the successful launch of Prime Video’s global smash-hit comedy franchise, currently produced in over 20 countries and territories worldwide, including Canada, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa— hosted by Trevor Noah and launching early next year. The series will join other Nigerian productions like Gangs of Lagos, The Trade, Battle on Buka Street, Beyond the Veil, Palava, Grind and many others on Prime Video.

The series is produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with Nigeria’s LiveSpot360 Productions and will be available on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Watch the official trailer here.

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