The popular standup comedy series Comicstaan gets a Tamil adaptation after its two successful seasons in Hindi. Celebrated comedians such as Praveen Kumar, Karthik Kumar and Rajmohan will be mentoring and judging the six contestants in Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa to find the next best Tamil standup comedian.
The trailer was released on Thursday by Amazon Prime Video. Its launch marks Amazon Prime Video’s foray into original content in the Tamil language. In the all-new series, we will witness the top three Tamil comedians, Praveen Kumar, Karthik Kumar and Rajmohan Arumugam, as experts in their respective genres of comedy. judging the contestants. They will be mentoring the selected few who will compete to become the king or queen of comedy in the Tamil stand-up scene. It will be hosted by the dynamic duo of Vidyullekha Raman and Mervyn Rozario.
The eight-episode bingeworthy series, created by Only Much Louder (OML) Entertainment, will be the first of its kind on a video streaming service in the Tamil language. Sharing the trailer on their social media, Amazon Prime Videos wrote, “Drop the mic because #ComicstaanSemmaComedyPa trailer is here! @evamkarthik @Comedy_Praveen @imrajmohan @VidyuRaman @ mervyrozario @theabishekkumar @kdthecomic @Syamathegaama @YOGICATOR @lolmanKhan @annamalai1111”
While comedy as a genre is not new to the Tamil audience, the format of the show is fresh and engaging. Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India says, “We are delighted to launch our first unscripted original Series in Tamil language, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, a recreation of Comicstaan. It will be produced exclusively in Tamil – borrowing from the local cultural nuances to appeal to our Tamil audiences.”
“This project aims to provide a global platform to local talent and we are glad to be a part of it. Comicstaan was our collective effort to find and groom fresh, new voices in comedy. With Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, it is our endeavour to continue the same momentum and bring to the forefront more creative, relatable and interesting comedy formats to viewers.” said Dhruv Sheth, COO, OML Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
It will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video 11 September 2020 onwards.