Amazon commissions stand-up specials from Tom Gleeson, Celia Pacquola and more
Amazon has commissioned Guesswork Television to produce a series of stand-up comedy specials from ten Australian comedians.
The specials include Tom Gleeson’s Joy; Celia Pacquola’s All Talk; Tommy Little’s Self-Diagnosed Genius; Judith Lucy’s Judith Lucy vs Men; Lano & Woodley’s Fly; Anne Edmonds’ What’s Wrong With You?; Zoë Coombs Marr’s Bossy Bottom; Tom Walker’s Very Very, Dilruk Jayasinha’s Live and Alice Fraser’s Savage.
“Amazon’s comedy series and stand-up specials have excited our customers around the world, and we’re looking forward to welcoming this talented group of Australian comedians to the Prime Video family,” said Amazon Studios head of international originals James Farrell.
“These are hilarious performances that we know our customers will love in Australia and around the world.”
The specials will be filmed at The Coopers Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. Tickets are available here. They’re expected to hit Amazon Prime Video worldwide in early 2020.
Guesswork also produced Hannah Gadsby’s acclaimed stand-up comedy special Nanette for Amazon competitor Netflix.
This is the second Australian commission by Amazon so far, following on from the recent announcement of LOL: Last One Laughing. Produced by Endemol Shine Australia and hosted by Rebel Wilson, it will feature 10 local comedians competing to try and make each other laugh first.