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Trevor Noah to Host Amazon Prime’s Comedy Series, “LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa”

Trevor Noah to Host Amazon Prime’s Comedy Series, “LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa”

Trevor Noah to Host Amazon Prime's Comedy Series, “LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa” - Afrocritik

The six-part series will launch in South Africa and globally in February 2024.

By Helena Olori 

Amazon Prime Video has announced the South African rendition of its global franchise, LOL: Last One Laughing, featuring the witty and charismatic comedian, Trevor Noah, as host.

The unscripted series, the second in Africa, is an expansion of the global comedy franchise produced by the streaming service in more than 20 different regions, including Emmy-nominated versions in Germany and Australia.

In an announcement video released on Wednesday, Noah stated that the show will feature ten A-list South African comedians and entertainers competing as the last man standing with a poker face while “simultaneously trying to make their opponents laugh – and lose”.

Trevor Noah to Host Amazon Prime's Comedy Series, “LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa” - Afrocritik
Trevor Noah

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Cast members include Nomzamo Mbatha, Celeste Ntuli, Mojak Lehoko, Thando Thabethe, Lasizwe Dambuza, Jason Goliath, Tumi Morake, Robby Collins, Glen Biderman-Pam, and Moonchild Sanelly.

Trevor Noah to Host Amazon Prime's Comedy Series, “LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa” - Afrocritik

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The 30-minute six-part series, set to launch in South Africa and globally in February 2024, will see the winner take home the grand prize of R1 million ($55,000), which will be donated to a South African charity of their choice.

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LOL: Last One Laughing, South Africa is co-produced by Rapid Blue, part of BBC Studios’ international production network, and Day Zero Productions.

Earlier this year, Amazon Prime launched the Nigerian edition of the series, the first in Africa, hosted by the iconic comedian, Basketmouth, with Tony Ereku, aka Gandoki and Otaghware Onodjayeke, aka IGoSave, emerging as the winners.

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