Trevor Noah’s Prime Video Comedy Show ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’ Coming to SA, Fans Not Pleased With Prize

Trevor Noah’s Prime Video Comedy Show ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’ Coming to SA, Fans Not Pleased With Prize

  • Prime Video South Africa announced that Trevor Noah will host the SA version of the popular LOL: Last One Laughing
  • The show will give 10 upcoming comedians a chance to showcase their talent while competing for R1 million that will go to charity
  • LOL: Last One Laughing has been adapted in more than 20 other countries and the concept originated in Japan

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Trevor Noah to host a SA comedy show for Prime Video. Image: Jeff Kravitz and Steve Granitz
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Former host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah has bagged a top local gig. The award-winning star will host a new comedy show named LOL: Last One Laughing.

The show, which will be Prime Video's first South African original, will see ten upcoming comedians competing for R1 million to donate to charity

According to Zalebs LOL: Last One Laughing series is part of Prime Video's franchise and it is produced in more than 20 countries including Australia and Germany.

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LOL: Last One Laughing will be aired in 2024

Entertainment blogger Phil Mphela revealed that the show is scheduled to premiere in South Africa and globally early next year.

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SA people are not happy that the R 1 million prize money will be given to charity and many said local entertainers are already struggling to make ends meet.

Trevor Noah's fans weigh in on new hosting gig

@politepal posted:

"The assumption is that the upcoming comedians are already rich if the R1M is going to charity."

@YayaRSA said:

"I hope the comedians on the show are getting paid."

@uKilla_K mentioned:

"Lol hawu charity? What do the comedians get Bona."

@NanSishange commented:

"Will it be South African comedians? If yes, why for charity? Most seem to have struggled to recover post Covid.☹️"

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@MelittaMelc tweeted:

"This is wrong on so many levels. Who says they don't need the money? This notion of assuming celebrities are monied needs to come to an end."

@FixMyTweets asked:

"He left The Daily Show for this? Smh."

@lulushezi

"Sounds like an incredibly boring concept."

Trevor Noah: Mzansi comes to the defence of comedian after Americans call him unfunny

Briefly News reported that South African comedian Trevor Noah has had Mzansi laughing for what seems like ages. His perfect blend of whacky and witty has carved him a place in comedy as one of Africa's greatest prospects, at least here in Southy.

American Twitter, however, would argue otherwise. In a recent post, one user took the initiative of posting what quickly became a controversial take.

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