After successfully entertaining audiences in several countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and South America, Amazon Prime Video today announced the local version of the International Amazon Original Series LOL in Bharat. LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse, the new unscripted comedy reality show which will launch on the streaming service on April 30th, promises to offer unlimited laughs.
The show pits ten professional comedians against each other for six consecutive hours with two objectives – to make the others in the house laugh and more importantly, ensure that they do not laugh or even smile themselves. The last contestant to remain straight-faced will be the winner and will take home a grand prize. Bharat’s finest comedy entertainers Aadar Malik, Aakash Gupta, Aditi Mittal, Ankita Shrivastava, Cyrus Broacha, Gaurav Gera, Kusha Kapila, Mallika Dua, Sunil Grover and Suresh Menon make the incredible line-up of contestants who will be under the constant watch of the hosts Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani.
James Farrell, Head of Local Originals, Amazon Studios said, “LOL: Last One Laughing is a successful format which we at Amazon Studios are incredibly proud of. Originally developed in Japan, the show has been adapted in countries like Australia, Mexico, Germany, Italy and Canada where it’s done extremely well. Bharat was an obvious choice as the next country to launch this show. Our Bharatiya audience loves comedy content and we are confident that they will enjoy LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse.”
Speaking about the latest Amazon Original series, Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, India, added, “What could be more relaxing than a hearty laugh? Comedy is amongst the most-watched genres on Amazon Prime Video. We are delighted to introduce LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse, an Amazon Studios format to the Bharatiya audience. In addition to an illustrious line up of some of Bharat’s most popular comedians as our contestants, the Amazon Studios team is very excited to have the inimitable duo Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani on board as referees and hosts. Unique, fresh and packed with funnies, this one-of-a-kind laughter survival show is infused with all the right ingredients and promises to be a complete laugh riot.”
Arshad Warsi, popular movie star who steps into the hot seat of a host and referee alongside dear friend Boman Irani said ,“Be it Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai or Jolly L.L.B, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Boman and I am delighted to be collaborating with him again for LOL-Hasse Toh Phasse. Boman and I are tasked with keeping a close eye on the ten contestants who will be coming under one roof only with one intention – to be the last one laughing. I can’t wait to see what these talented comedians come up with and how far they’ll go to take home the prize. I am certain that the audiences will love this quirky format Amazon Prime Video is bringing to Bharat after its success across Europe, South America and other Asian countries.”
Noted Film Actor Boman Irani who plays co-host on the show shared, “I love exploring and experimenting with diverse concepts as much as I can, and I am delighted that with LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse, I get to be a part of a show that offers comedy in a fresh new avtaar. The Indian audiences love comedy, and with an entirely unique format with ten of India’s most hilarious comedians, this show is power-packed with absolute insanity, laughter and entertainment. It’s always fun to work with Arshad and I am certainly looking forward to experiencing all the madness alongside him.”
LOL – Hasse Toh Phasse will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue. These include Bharatiya-produced Amazon Original series Tandav, Mirzapur Season 1 & 2, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, Four More Shots Please, The Family Man, Made In Heaven, and Inside Edge, Bharatiya films such as Coolie No. 1, Gulabo Sitabo, Durgamati, Chhalaang, Shakuntala Devi, Picasso, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biriyani, Law, Sufiyum Sujatayum, Penguin, Nishabdham, Maara, V, CU Soon, Soorarai Pottru, Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja, Drishyam 2, Halal Love Story, Middle Class Melodies, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, Unpaused among others and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Coming 2 America, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch LOL – Hasse Toh Phasse anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in Bharat at no extra cost with Prime membership for just ₹999 annually or ₹129 monthly, new customers can find out more at www.amazon.in/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.