LONDON— 4 April, 2023—Prime Video announced today that it will launch its first Irish Original series, LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland, which will be hosted by the globally renowned, award-winning presenter Graham Norton. The series will be filmed entirely in Ireland and will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide in 2024. LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Millions of Prime members in the UK and Ireland enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership for just £8.99/month or best value £95/year.
Using his trademark wit, Graham Norton will oversee 10 of Ireland’s most sought-after comedy stars, brought together to make each other laugh by using every comedic tool in the box … without cracking a smile themselves. With the added bonus of some celebrity cameos, their performances will have viewers—but hopefully not their fellow stars—laughing out loud. As the clock counts down and the tension rises, whoever can outlast their competitors will be crowned the first winner of LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland.
Graham Norton is a multi-award-winning presenter, broadcaster, author, comedian, and one of Ireland’s most treasured personalities. He commented:
“I’m thrilled to be the host for the first Irish Original, LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland on Prime Video, and to be working on home ground for the first time in many, many years. I’m so proud of our comedy culture and it’s wonderful to have a platform to showcase Irish talent to a global audience. I can’t wait to see what our comedy masterminds do to get the laughter going.”
“Graham Norton and Last One Laughing is a match made in heaven,” said Dan Grabiner, head of Originals for UK & Northern Europe, Amazon Studios. “Ireland is home to world-class comedy and a booming television scene; we can’t wait to celebrate and be part of that with our first Irish Original production.”
LOL: Last One Laughing Irelandis the latest adaptation of the successful Amazon Original series in Japan entitled Documental, created by and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto and owned by Yoshimoto Kogyo, where Matsumoto lead 10 comedians betting their own money in an anything goes “battle of laughter behind closed doors.” The fan-favourite LOL: Last One Laughing format became the most watched title of all time on Prime Video in Italy and Germany, and had hugely successful local versions in Mexico, Australia, India, France, Spain, Canada, The Netherlands, Colombia, Brazil, and Sweden. Other local celebrity hosts include Jay Baruchel (Canada), Eugenio Derbez (Mexico), Fedez (Italy), Michael “Bully” Herbig (Germany), and Rebel Wilson (Australia). Last week Prime Video announced LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa will be its first South African Original, hosted by Trevor Noah.
LOL: Last One Laughing Irelandis produced by Kite Entertainment. Executive producers are Darren Smith (Gogglebox Ireland, Ireland’s Got Talent, Ireland’s Fittest Family) and Mairéad Whelan (Big Life Fix, Ireland’s Fittest Family, Big Year in Big School), the series producer is David Noble (Gogglebox Ireland, Clear History, Ask Rhod Gilbert), Stephen Bradley is the story producer (The Deirdre O’Kane Show, Noble, Chasing The Lions), and the series is directed by Danny Tate (LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, The Circle, Big Brother Canada).
LOL: Last One Laughing Irelandrepresents the growing UK and Ireland Original slate on Prime Video, along with new UK-produced series and movies launching across 2023. These include 007’s Road to a Million, an unscripted adventure series inspired by James Bond; How to Date Billy Walsh, a British high school romantic-comedy film; Gassed Up, aLondon-based action-thriller film;stranger-than-fiction docuseries The Greatest Show Never Made and Fake Sheikh; psychological thriller and twisted love story Wilderness; and Fifteen-Love, a drama series set in the world of elite tennis. LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue including UK-produced Amazon Originals such as Clarkson’s Farm, The Grand Tour, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Arsenal, The Devil’s Hour, Mammals, Jungle, and James May: Our Man In Italy, U.S. hits like The Boys and Reacher, as well as exclusive TV shows like Star Trek: Picard, Nine Perfect Strangers,and Little Fires Everywhere; movies like Coming 2 America, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,and BAFTA-nominated Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; plus live sport including ATP Tour and WTA Tour tennis. All available at no additional cost as part of Prime Video, which is available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide (offers and titles vary based on location).
Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin’s V6 TV Box, the TalkTalk TV set top box, Sky Q, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV, or online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo. 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 the UK and Ireland at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just £8.99 a month or £95 per year. New customers can find out more at amazon.co.uk/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.