Amazon Prime Video will stream the third season of the comedy talent hunt show Comicstaan on July 15th. Produced by Only Much Lauder and hosted by Abhishek Mathew and Kusha Kapila, Comicstaan Season 3 features Zakir Khan, Sumukhi Suresh, Niti Palta and Kenny Sebastian as examiners. The contestants will be guided by Rahul Subramaniam, Sapan Verma, Rohan Joshi, Prashasti Singh, Kannan Gill, Aadhar Malik and Anu Menon.
“The first two seasons of Comicstaan received huge acclaim and love from the audience. The show became a launch-pad not only for the winners but also for the latest and emerging voices in the field of comedy in India. We look forward to bringing this franchise back to our audience in a new, redesigned incarnation, “said Aparna Purohit, Native Indian Head of Amazon Prime Video India in a statement.
To be sure, Amazon believes comedy offerings make for one of the most-watched genres on the platform. In 2019, the company had said that the first season of Comicstaan was among the most-watched shows on the platform and since its launch in July 2018, more than 25% customers had started watching comedy on the platform.
Amazon has received a positive response to stand-up specials like Rahul Subramaniam’s Kal Mein Udega and Sorabh Pant’s Make India Great Again, as well as Kenny Sebastian’s Don’t Be That Guy and Zakir Khan’s Haq Se Single.
Last year, the platform had to face controversy for web shows like Tandav and Mirzapur 2. It was also announced that Akshay Kumar-starrer will enter into film production with Ram Sethu. Expanding the slate into several Indian languages, it has published five collections of Tamil poetry, including Putham Pudhu Kalai, Rajiv Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Kartik Subbaraj, as well as several Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films during the epidemic.