Last One Laughing Official Trailer
Australian comedians including the likes of Becky Lucas, Anne Edmonds, Susie Youssef and Nazeem Hussain are set to compete against each other for $100,000 in a new Amazon Prime series, hosted by Rebel Wilson.
Over six episodes, premiering with a double episode on Jun. 19, the comedians on LOL: Last One Laughing will be locked in a house for six hours and try to make each other laugh first. Based on a Japanese format that's been running for seven seasons, comics who crack up at each other will be kicked out of the series, until only one remains.
While all the comics are also stand-ups, Becky is known as a writer on The Other Guy, while audiences would recognise Anne from The Real Dirty Dancing, Susie from The Project, and Nazeem from Orange Is the New Brown.
The cast is rounded out by a range of familiar faces: Joel Creasey (Eurovision Song Contest), Dilruk Jayasingha (Utopia), Nick Cody (Accidental Heroes, co-hosted with Sophie Monk, is set to premiere this month), Frank Woodley (The Adventures of Lano and Woodley), Ed Kavalee (Have You Been Paying Attention?) and Sam Simmons (Squinters).
The first look at the series introduced all of the comics in a crime movie spoof, including Nazeem and Nick playing poker, Joel being knocked out in a boxing match, and Anne pushing Frank into the boot of a car.
The first trailer gave us our first glimpse of the actual game, which appears to be a slow descent into madness, everyone trying to out-stupid and shock each other into cracking up. But there's also the wholesome moment where Frank donned a pair of elf ears and said, "Elvish Presley?", getting a hint of a laugh out of Susie.
That surely would've earned Susie a yellow card violation — and if he cracked her up a second time, a red card from Rebel would end her time on the series.
The series, shot in late 2019, as reported by News.com.au, is Amazon's third Australian original production, after Australian cricket team documentary The Test, and a series of comedy specials from the likes of Dancing With the Stars winner Celia Pacquola, Judith Lucy (The Weekly) and more.
Back to the Rafters, Prime's revival of family drama Packed to the Rafters, was mid-production with all of its original cast, except for Jessica Marais, before it was shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.