It has been revealed that Graham Norton would play the role of presenter for Prime Video’s “first Irish original series.”
In the entertaining six-part series LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland, the lovable host will pit ten of the leading comic stars from the country against one other in an effort to make each other laugh.
It is the most recent adaption of the Japanese Amazon Original series Documental, which follows ten comedians as they risk their own money in a “war of laughter behind closed doors,” in which everything goes.
The format has become the most watched title of all time on Prime Video in Italy and Germany, and it has had hugely successful local versions in Mexico, India, France, Spain, Canada, The Netherlands, Colombia, Brazil, Sweden, and Australia – with Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson hosting the show down under in Australia.
The comedy series Last One Laughing Ireland, which is being produced by Kite Entertainment and set to begin production in Dublin this spring, will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories around the world in the year 2024.
As Norton made the announcement about the show on Tuesday, he expressed his excitement at returning to “working on home ground.”
“I’m happy to be the presenter for the first Irish Original, LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland on Prime Video, and to be working on home turf for the first time in a very long time. I’ve been away from Ireland for a very long time.”
“I’m really proud of our comedy culture, and I think it’s amazing that we have a platform to expose Irish talent to an audience all over the world. I simply cannot wait to find out what our team of comedic geniuses have in store for us to make everyone laugh.
Amazon Studios’ head of original content for the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, Dan Grabiner, stated that “Graham Norton and Last One Laughing is a match made in heaven.”
“Ireland is home to world-class comedy and a burgeoning television industry; we can’t wait to celebrate and be a part of that with our first Irish Original production,” said the producers of the show.
Even though the “sought-after” comedians who will be performing on the show have not been identified as of yet, Prime Video assures viewers that there will be plenty of laughter and hints that there will be celebrity cameos during the thrilling performances.