Trevor Noah has a new show
Noah will host the South African edition of “LOL: Last One Laughing”, Amazon Prime Video’s multinational comedy competition.
It’s been three months since Trevor Noah left the desk of “The Daily Show,” but the comedian is already hosting a new show. The Johannesburg native is using his first series since to pay homage to his South African roots, presenting the national version of ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’, the Amazon Prime Video reality-TV franchise.
This ‘LOL’ will be Prime Video’s first South African original production. In the six-part, half-hour series, Noah will make 10 famous South African comedians and entertainers laugh with each other. The crooks are eliminated one by one until only one comedian is left standing. The winner will receive a grand prize of 1 million Rand (approximately US$55,000), which will be donated directly to the charity of their choice.
“I’m excited to return home as the host of Prime Video’s first South African original, ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’, and have the opportunity to connect with my home audience,” said Noah. “I am equally delighted at the opportunity to work with my fellow home-grown comedy stars on a show that not only entertains but also gives back to South Africa’s production and philanthropic communities.”
“LOL: Last One Laughing – South Africa” will be released on Prime Video in early 2024. The show is the latest installment in the latest series of ‘Last One Laughing’ produced internationally and distributed by Prime Video. The format was established with the 2016 show “Hitoshi Matsumoto Presents Documental” and has since produced versions for Germany, Australia, Nigeria, India, France, Spain, Iran, Albania, Argentina, Netherlands and Brazil. Many prominent Hollywood celebrities have hosted versions in their home countries, including Jay Baruchel (Canada), Eugenio Derbez (Mexico) and Rebel Wilson (Australia).
Noah quit “The Daily Show” in November. In 2015, he joined the Comedy Central institution, took over from Jon Stewart and was a host for 7 years. Since his departure, he has hosted the Grammy Awards in February for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, “The Daily Show” tested a number of guest hosts, including Leslie Jones, Hasan Minhaj, Sarah Silverman and Kal Penn, in search of a permanent anchor. They would like to fill the role sometime in the fall.
Rapid Blue, the production company behind several South African versions of the reality show such as ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Strictly Come Dance’, is producing ‘LOL: Last One Laughing – South Africa’. Day Zero Productions, which produces Nickelodeon’s annual Kid of the Year special hosted by Noah, also produces.
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