LOL: Amazon French Comedy Competition

Amazon French Comedy Competition ‘LOL’

 

Philippe Lacheau
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Philippe Lacheau

Amazon has greenlit a French version of their hit Japanese format Hitoshi Matsumoto Presents Documental, in which comedians compete to try and get each other to laugh while keeping a straight face themselves.

French actor and comedian Philippe Lacheau (Alibi.com) will present the French version, LOL: Tu ris, Tu perds (LOL: Last One Laughing), pitting 10 famous French comedians against one in a competition for a €100,000 ($119,000) donation to their favorite charity.

The competing comedians include Tarek Boudali, Inès Reg, Julien Arruti, Reem Kherici, Alexandra Lamy, Gérard Jugnot, Kyan Khojandi, Bérengère Krief, Hakim Jemily, and Fadily Camara.

Endemol Shine France will produce LOL for Amazon, which will launch the six-part series exclusively on its Prime Video service in France and across 240 countries and territories next year.

This is the third local-language adaptation of the original Japanese format. Amazon has already launched versions in Mexico (hosted by Eugenio Derbez) and Australia (hosted by Rebel Wilson).