By the end of the first episode of LOL: Last One Laughing Australia, I was biting the inside of my cheek so hard I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a permanent scar.
You see, the stakes feel pretty high when you’re watching Amazon Prime Video’s LOL: Last One Laughing Australia, which features a group of Australia’s best comedians locked in a room together for six hours and tasked with making each other laugh.
Whoever cracks a giggle, a chuckle or even just a brief snort-laugh is quickly sent packing by host Rebel Wilson and loses out on the chance to win the $100,000 prize money.
In solidarity with the comedic crew (because some of them looked just a little bit panicked when the game first kicked off) I attempted to hold in my own laughter as long as I could… and let’s just say I wouldn’t be winning that prize money.
In my defence, the cast is not just made up of Australia’s wittiest and wry comedy performers, but by performers who all go back a long way. So, not only is their on-screen chemistry already particularly compelling to watch, but they also know exactly how to push each other’s buttons.
Take a look at the trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s LOL: Last One Laughing Australia.