How many times have you been in the back of an Uber or a Lyft and had a driver who couldn’t resisted telling you really bad jokes? Perhaps it’d be a bit more manageable if it was an actual comedian telling the jokes.
Well, Kevin Hart, his Laugh Out Loud Studios, and Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios have done just that. In a new series titled Lyft Comics, comedians pose as Lyft drivers in a competition to get the most laughs (and highest ratings) to be crowned as the winner by Hart.
“Lyft Comics is the latest example of how LOL develops new formats to spotlight emerging voices in comedy,” said Head of Development and Production at Laugh Out Loud, Candice Wilson Cherry. “We’re excited to see this partnership with Wheelhouse come to life, they are a true powerhouse in unscripted content and with the addition of Lyft Entertainment, we couldn’t have asked for two better partners to bring this together as we continue our mission to keep the world laughing together.”
Added Wheelhouse Chief Content Officer Eric Wattenberg, “Lyft Comics allows Wheelhouse to deliver on our mission of combining top talent with breakthrough brands and giving fans a heightened entertainment experience. It’s great to see our partnership with LOL come to fruition in this series, and we’re excited for the many projects to come.”
The 6 episode series is now streaming on Hart’s LOL Network, which can be found on Peacock, Pluto, Tubi, Roku, Vizio, and more.