The burgeoning Tamil comedy scene has received a major boost with the announcement of Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, a Tamil spin-off of Amazon Prime Video’s popular stand-up comedy competition web series. The first series of Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa will be released on September 11, and will feature popular comics Praveen Kumar, Karthik Kumar and Rajmohan as mentors for the six contestants fighting it out for the chance to become one of Tamil comedy’s most well-known young faces.
Vidyullekha Raman and Mervyn Rozario will co-host the series, which marks Prime Video’s foray into original Tamil content. This is the first ever Tamil TV series in the stand-up competition format, and will feature each participant performing exclusive sets that borrow from the unique nuances of Tamil culture. It has been directed by Arjun Karthikeyan and written by D. Jai Adhitya and Mervyn Rozario.
Over its two seasons since its 2018 launch, Comicstaan has helped turbo-charge the careers of comedians including winners Nishant Suri, Samay Raina and Aakash Gupta, as well as runners up including Prashasti Singh and Sumit Sourav.
Watch the trailer for Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa below:
This article was first published in DeadAnt, an online publication and new-media venture focused on stand-up comedy in India.