Meet the comedians who are doing their best not laugh in Amazons latest series, LOL: Last One Laughing, hosted by the hilarious Rebel Wilson.
Amazon’s latest addition to the comedy genre, LOL: Last One Laughing is a strange but hilarious new series.
10 Australian comedians, all trying to make each other laugh, without laughing themselves, hosted by Rebel Wilson, and all for $100,000AUS – sounds crazy, I know.
Whilst viewers outside Australia are bound to recognise a few of the LOL cast members, let’s give you a general overview of the contestants.
Sam Simmons is a comedian, radio and television presenter from Adelaide and is arguably the most well-known member of the LOL cast.
Simmons has appeared multiple times on major networks in both the UK and US on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Room 101 and Conan. He is now working on a new series in America with David Quirk, which he describes to be a “reality show about animals.”
Last year, the 43-year-old toured with a new show 26 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Sam Simmons about unconventional life hacks.
Frank Woodley is a comedian, author and musician from Melbourne.
The 52-year-old is best known as being one half of the comedy-duo ‘Lano and Woodley’ with Colin Lane. The pair toured together for almost 20 years, featured on television shows and even produced an album together.
In 2007, Woodley performed in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare stage show and co-hosted Aussie Gold from 2008 to 2009 on The Comedy Channel. He is also a children’s author and is writing a series called Kizmet.
Anne Edmonds is a comedian and actress also from Melbourne.
The 40-year-old is a veteran of the comedy circuit and has performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho theatre in London.
Edmonds is also well-known for her contributions to The Edge of the Bush, Fancy Boy and Get Krack!n television shows.
Ed Kavalee is a comedian, actor, writer, television and radio presenter from Queensland.
The 40-year-old is a recurring member of the panel show Have You Been Paying Attention? and co-hosts Hughesy & Ed with fellow comedian Dave Hughes. He has also appeared on TV Burp and various sports-themed comedy shows alongside Santa Cilauro and Sam Pang.
Kavalee is married to the popular television host, author and personal trainer Tiffany Hall.
Joel Creasey is a comedian, actor and television presenter from Sydney.
The 29-year-old has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Creasey has also appeared on multiple well-known Australian television shows including The Circle, A League of Their Own, All Star Family Feud, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Just for Laughs.
Becky Lucas is a writer, actor and comedian who last year became the first Australian female comic to feature on the US chat show series Conan.
Fans may recognise her from such programmes as At Home Along Together, Orange is the New Brown and Fancy Boy. However, Lucas is a superb writer who has worked on The Other Guy, Squinters and Please Like Me.
Nick Cody is a writer, actor and comedian who is a regular of Australian television and radio.
He has featured in shows such as Goober, The Wizards of Aus, Kinne and Just for Laughs. Cody has also appeared on Conan and is one of only a few Australians to perform stand-up on the US network, Comedy Central.
Susie Youssef is a writer, actor and presenter from Sydney. The 35-year-old has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Homebake.
She is best known for her appearances on The Project, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia, How Not to Behave and No Activity alongside fellow LOL comedian Sam Simmons.
Nazeem Hussain is a comedian, actor and presenter from Melbourne.
The 32-year-old is best known as the creator and star of Legally Brown and Orange is the New Brown. His Netflix special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy began streaming worldwide in 2019.
However, he is also appeared on Just for Laughs, Bill Nye Saves the World and Balls of Steel Australia.
Dilruk Jayasinha is a comedian and actor originally from Sri Lanka.
Jayasinha has appeared on My Life Is Murder, CRAM! All Star Family Fortunes and Hughesy, We Have a Problem. He has also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and starred in ABC TV’s Utopia.