Trevor Noah to host LOL South Africa
South African comedian Trevor Noah is to host Amazon Prime Video’s first South African original, LOL: Last One Laughing.
The South African version of the format will debut next year and will feature famous South African comedians taking each other on to see who can keep a straight face and who can make their opponents laugh. The winner will have ZAR1m (US$56,000) donated to their charity of choice.
The 6×30’ series is being produced by BBC Studios-backed production company Rapid Blue and Noah’s LA-based Day Zero Productions.
The show is based on a Japanese format that Prime Video has produced locally in many markets worldwide, including Nigeria, Germany, Spain, Canada, Mexico, the Nordics, Australia and France.
“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. 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,” said Noah.
Noah was the host of The Daily Show, an American late-night talkshow and satirical news programme on Comedy Central, from 2015 to 2022. He has won various awards, including a Primetime Emmy from 11 nominations.