Internationational Web streaming Giant Amazon Prime has launched the trailer of their upcoming comedy stint ‘Comicstaan’ where one can anticipate the laughing riot in the disguise of comedy talent hunt show lead by a top comedian as we know. Since Amazon Prime has been looking forward to beholding or even escalate their position on the web entertainment market and promote the original content, comedy is something comes very handy. It straightly comes around under the umbrella of developing comedy stand-up singles and other non-fiction features.
You will be seeing some popular stand-up comedians of top-notch level as Tanmay Bhatt, Kanan Gill, Abish Matthew, Kenny Sebastian, Biswa Kalyan Rath and much more to count. The talent hunt show is produced by Only Much Louder ( OML) who has been earlier known for helming shows like Comedy Hunt and On Air with AIB.
The show will be hosted by India’s ace comedians as Abish Matthew and Sumukhi Suresh. The format or concept of the show can be put as to be quite fresh especially when it comes to the web streaming media. This prime original series comprises nine episodes which will be presented to the viewers in the month of July. The first four episodes of the comedy talent hunt streaming show will be released on the launching day itself where the rest of the five episodes will follow in the upcoming weeks.
Watch the Trailer | Comicstaan
The trailer released, features the concept of the show is served as in very funky and fresh treatment. The motive or objective of the show is to hunt the extraordinary comic talent across the country where these big name comedians will mentor as well as judge them. The show is going to have a collection of India’s best youth comedians who are ruling over the web as well as live comedy shows. Such names are Tanmay Bhatt, Sapan Verma, Kenny Sebastian, Kanan Gill, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Naveen Richard and Kaneez Surkha. The nine episode-series will allow ten competitors to fight for the winning title in the show. There are comedian judges who also will be mentoring the contestants according to their different genres of comedy. The first four episodes will be launched on the first-day release that is on 13th July 2018. So you better mark your Calender.
As Amazon Prime and their competitors Netflix, Hotstar and ALTBalaji like other web streaming media are giving the significance to the comedy genre in their watchlist, more and more such shows are coming. Comedy is now a category which is equally treated as other genres like cricket, Bollywood or Hollywood as well. Content Head and Director of Amazon Prime Video India said ” When we asked our customers what are things they would love to watch comedy was right up there. So, there were two things we could do. One, acquiring some of the best comedy movies in Hindi and other regional languages. Same time, we can actually create a new space with stand-up comedians.”
Subramaniam further added ” We will continue to acquire the best movies across various languages. We are going to ramp on our Indian originals. In Second half of this year, we are going to launch three more. Next year we hope to have 10 Originals. And you will continue to see some other biggest blockbuster films on our services.”
OML COO Ajay Nair shared ” Comicstaan is the exciting next step in our long and fruitful relationships with Amazon. It ties all the best parts of Indian stand-up together into something fresh. Getting the country’s top comedians to nurture and mentor new talent is an idea that excited us, and it’s been extremely rewarding to see it all come together.”
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