Amazon Prime Video Partners OML to Release 14 Stand-Up Comedy Specials

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Amazon Prime Video Partners OML to Release 14 Stand-Up Comedy Specials
Highlights
  • The specials will be available by May 2017
  • Amazon says the specials will be available across most regions
  • The specials will be shot at "iconic venues" in India

Amazon Prime Video on Thursday announced its partnership with Only Much Louder (OML) that includes a long-term arrangement to bring 14 hour-long stand-up comedy specials to the streaming service.

The company added that the 14 stand-up comedy specials - two of which are already available on Amazon Prime Video - will be available across the over 200 countries and territories that Amazon Prime Video was recently launched in. With the move, Amazon Prime Video will become the "one-stop destination for the best stand-up comedy in India," the company said in a press release.

(Also see: Amazon Prime Video Is Hamstrung in India, and Amazon Won't Talk About It)

Each of the 14 stand-up comedy specials features a single artist each - with the exception of the EIC Outrage special. Here's the list of the others: Sapan Verma with Obsessive Comic Disorder (already available to view); Sorabh Pant with My Dad Thinks He's Funny (already available to view); Kanan Gill; Kenny Sebastian with Don't Be That Guy; Zakir Khan with Single Magar Haq Se; Biswa Kalyan Rath; Naveen Richard with Don't Make That Face; Anuvab Pal with Alive at 40; Varun Thakar with Vicky This Side, Varun That Side; Azeem Banatwalla with Cometh the Hour; Neville Shah; Aadar Malik with Stand Up - The Musical, and, S Aravind with Madrasi Da.

(Also see: Amazon Prime Video Enters India With 17 Original Series Planned)

Amazon adds that each of the specials will be shot at "iconic venues" across the country in H1 2017, and two to three specials will be released every month, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

(Also see: Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix: How the India Catalogues Compare)

To recall, Amazon Prime Video became available in India and over 200 other countries and territories in December. In India, you can subscribe to Prime at just Rs. 499 per year (with the introductory offer), though the full rate is Rs. 999 per year.

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