Jay Baruchel, who is so Canadian he has a maple leaf tattoo, seems to be the perfect host for this.
It’s been announced that Baruchel will be hosting Amazon’s LOL: Last One Laughing Canada. The series is based on a Japanese competition that finds comedians going up against each other, doing whatever they can to try and make each other laugh. The catch is that, while doing so, you have to remain stoic and not laugh yourself. The winner will have the grand prize money donated to the charity of their choice.
“I think we all know that as a contestant, I wouldn’t last very long, so I appreciate being able to host and not be the first eliminated,” Baruchel said in a statement.
“Personally, I loved watching Jay in films like This is the End, Knocked Up and Tropic Thunder. I’m so excited to have him hosting one of our biggest tentpole series,” said James Farrell, head of local originals for Amazon Studios, in a statement.
This also doesn’t mark the first time the series is leaving Japan. There have been other international versions in Mexico, Australia, and France. And while it seems odd that the U.S. hasn’t gotten a version yet, at least we can watch our neighbors up north be funny!