Amazon Prime’s LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse Review: A Comedy War

LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse is a comedy show where the country’s top 10 best comedians will be together in a house for 6 hours. Do the setup ring some bells? Like Bigg Boss, is it? Well, no, it’s nothing of that sort.

The show comes in 6 episodes, each 20 to 22 minutes long, conducted by Bollywood’s most lovable comedy duo Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi. In the show, you will get to see some big names, some budding comedians, and some internet-breaking faces competing with each other in this war of comedy.

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The show revolves around 10 comedians, Sunil Grover, Cyrus Broacha, Mallika Dua, Kusha Kapila, Ankita Srivastava, Suresh Menon, Aadar Malik, Aakash Gupta, Aditi Mittal and Gaurav Gera, who have to spend 6 hours in a house, keeping a straight face, trying not to laugh.

The motto of the show is “Hasse toh Phasse”; you laugh, you lose. It’s a game, and the contestants have to follow certain rules to win because the Last One Laughing (LOL) will win Rs 25 lakhs cash.

The rules are simple, you give even the faintest smile, you will get a yellow card first as a warning, and if you are caught laughing for another time, you will get a red card which means you are out of the house. But the comedians have to make each other laugh as well to get some points. They will get their own timeslot to showcase their talent, be it a skit or an act or some dialogues anything in the ‘Showtime’.

There are many cameras all over the house monitoring each one of them in LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse. Even the slightest lip movement gets caught in those cameras. So who judges? Of course, Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi.

Comedians have to come up with original ideas every time with the props they have been given, and they have to try their best to make others laugh. But, they cannot laugh by themselves.

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Why should you give it a watch?

LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse a very relaxing comedy show. You just have to sit and watch the drama and the comedy that these 10 comedians will put up in these 6 hours of lockdown in a house together. Complete madness, and for sure, you will get your fits of laughter, though you might get yourself thinking why you are watching this.

But then again, in this tough time, it’s good to share one or two moments of laughter watching something as crazy as this. While watching LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse, I felt myself as a part of it and tried not to laugh at their jokes and keep my poker face on. You might do it too. Here comes the big question though, who gets the bag full of cash? To know that you should give this show a watch.

Why you might want to skip it?

While watching, you might think that this show is more of a torture than a relief. I felt there were too many offensive and aggressive comments in LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse that could have been controlled. Sometimes, I forgot whether I watching a comedy show or something else. But other than that, it’s a great start, and I would like to wait for another season to run.

Lol: Hasse Toh Phasse is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse is a funny show that tries to do something different. It's a good start at something new.

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