It's No Laughing Matter. Prime Video Announces the Greenlight of Two New Seasons of "LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier?," with Patrick Huard Returning as Host of the Quebec series
The smash-hit Prime Video Francophone series will return to filming in Montreal and feature an all-French-speaking cast
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TORONTO - March 13, 2023 - Prime Video today announced the green light of two new seasons of the hit series, LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier?, with stand-up comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer Patrick Huard (Bon Cop Bad Cop, Starbuck) returning as host for both seasons of the Canadian Amazon Original series. Featuring a cast of popular French-speaking comedic actors and stand-ups competing to make each other laugh first, the Quebec version of the global comedy format will be shot in Montreal by producers Attraction. LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier? will be available exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide.
"That takes me back to when I was a teenager, to that adrenaline high of getting folks to laugh with the sole purpose of having fun! For weeks, people everywhere have been talking to me about it... laughing. And that really makes me happy," said Patrick Huard, host, LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier?. "Those are the reasons it wasn't hard to persuade me to host seasons 2 and 3. Not to mention the pleasure of finding ideas to torture participants even more!"
"As we launch more content for our French language customers, we are delighted to see LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier? connect and become a smash-hit for Prime Video in Quebec," said Magda Grace, head of Prime Video, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "Having Patrick return to host two more seasons is a game-changer and we are excited to keep Quebec audiences laughing."
The Amazon Original series uses dozens of cameras to catch all of the hilarious action during the unpredictable six-hour competition, and follow a select group of established comedy stars and up-and-coming talent who bring various styles to the table, including stand-up, character, improvisational, and physical comedy.
LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier? is an adaptation of Documental, the successful Japanese Amazon Original series created by and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto and owned by Yoshimoto Kogyo, where Matsumoto leads 10 comedians in an anything-goes "battle of laughter behind closed doors." The Prime Video fan-favourite format includes local versions in Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, India, and Spain. Local celebrity hosts include Jay Baruchel, Eugenio Derbez, Fedez, Michael "Bully" Herbig, and Rebel Wilson.
LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier? is part of Prime Video's continued investment in Canada, adding to the slate of Canadian Amazon Original series that includes The Sticky, Pendant Ce Temps en Cuisine, Nuit Blanche, Three Pines, The Kids in the Hall, The Lake, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith. Since 2015, Amazon Studios has commissioned over 25 Amazon Original series and films in Canada, including The Man in the High Castle and Upload in British Columbia; The Boys, Reacher, and The Expanse in Ontario; Tales from the Loop in Manitoba; as well as parts of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and The Voyeurs in Quebec.
LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier? will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and around the world in the Prime Video catalog, including hits Amazon Originals like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Shotgun Wedding, and more.
Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier?, anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and stream online. 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 Canada at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just CAD$ 99/year or CAD$ 9.99/month (plus applicable taxes), new customers can find out more at www.primevideo.com and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.
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