Amazon Prime Video is launching Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, a Tamil spin-off series of their popular Hindi stand-up comedy contest Comicstaan on September 11. Directed by Arjun Karthikeyan and written by D Jai Adhitya and Mervyn Rozario A, the series is being bankrolled by Only Much Louder (OML) for the platform. The launch of the series marks Amazon Prime Video’s foray into original Tamil content.
The series will see top comedians Praveen Kumar, Karthik Kumar, and Rajmohan Arumugam, experts in their respective genres of comedy, mentor selected contestants who will compete to become the king or queen of comedy in the Tamil stand-up scene. The eight-episode series will be the first of its kind on a video streaming service in Tamil. The show will be hosted by actress Vidyullekha Raman and standup comedian Mervyn Rozario.
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Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India said, “Locally relevant content has always been appreciated by our customers; whether it’s a scripted or unscripted series or movies that we’ve released on Amazon Prime Video. We are therefore delighted to launch our first unscripted original series in Tamil, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa.”
She added, “Amazon Prime Video is always looking to create new and ingenious content for its viewers, and Comicstaan is one such series, where comedians battle it out to win the Comicstaan title. The first two seasons of Comicstaan received immense love from audiences, in fact, it made stand-up comedy aspirational for the youth. It not only launched the winners but also became a springboard of success for many talented contestants! We are now excited to bring to the audience a recreation of the series, produced exclusively in Tamil – borrowing from the local cultural nuances to appeal to our Tamil audiences.”
Dhruv Sheth, Chief Operating Officer, OML Entertainment Pvt Ltd said, “We are glad to be a part of a project like Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, which aims to provide a global platform to local talent. Leveraging our robust collaboration with Amazon Prime Video with multiple stand-up comedy specials, Comicstaan was our collective effort to find and groom fresh, new voices in comedy. With Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, it is our endeavor to continue the same momentum and bring to the forefront more creative, relatable, and interesting comedy formats to viewers.”
The trailer, that dropped on Thursday, September 3, gives a sneak-peek into the series where six of Tamil comedy’s best contestants compete for the winning title of Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa. Watch the trailer here.