Eugenio Derbez Signs with Amazon Prime Video for New Prime Original Series LOL: Last One Laughing
July 25, 2018--Acclaimed actor, writer, director and producer Eugenio Derbez and Amazon Prime Video today announced a new variety series led by Derbez as he pits 10 famed Mexican comedians against one another in a competition for a grand prize of one million Mexican pesos.
Titled LOL: Last One Laughing, the series is showrun by Juan Maldonado of Litopos productions and is produced by Derbez’s 3Pas Studios and EndemolShine Boomdog.This new series is an adaptation of the wildly popular Prime Original series in Japan, HITOSHI MATSUMOTO Presents Documental, produced and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto who leads ten comedians who bet money in an anything goes “battle of laughter behind closed doors”, with the winner taking home a cash prize and bragging rights as the funniest comedian. LOL: Last One Laughing is slated to premiere later this year exclusively on Prime Video, and will introduce audiences in more than 200 countries and territories to the world of Mexican humor.
“The unique concept behind Last One Laughing is what attracted me to this project and I couldn’t be more excited to shine a light on Mexico’s robust comedic talent,” said Eugenio Derbez. “Together with Amazon Prime Video, we will bring audiences around the world to tears (of laughter)!”
The six-part Prime Original series follows the select group of talented comics who are yet to be unveiled, and come from various styles including stand-up, character, improvisational and physical comedy, among others.
“We’re thrilled to be working with such a talented actor and creator like Eugenio Derbez who continues to bring global attention to Mexico’s comedy scene,” said Pablo Iacoviello, Head of Content - Latin America, Amazon Prime Video. “There has never been a show like this before in Mexico, and we think Prime members are going to love how Derbez and these amazing comedians go wild and test each other’s limits in the name of laughter.”
This is the fourth Prime Original series announced by Amazon Prime Video for Mexico following the recently launched hit series Diablo Guardian, and upcoming series Un Extraño Enemigo and forthcoming biopic series based on the life of Diego Maradona.
Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.
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