The multi-year deal includes 3 Comedy Specials created and performed by Zakir Khan that will be exclusively released on Amazon Prime Video.
Zakir Khan is one of India’ most popular comedians. Coming from a middle-class family, Zakir has worked hard to carve his place in the entertainment industry and the ‘sakht launda’ has melted our hearts ever since we first saw him on the stage.
To everyone’s pleasure, Amazon Prime Video announced an exclusive deal with him for his upcoming specials. The association sees Prime Video become the exclusive home to three upcoming highly anticipated Amazon Funnies by Zakir Khan, all produced by Only Much Louder (OML), as well as an all-new season of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare.
The exclusive collaboration with Prime Video follows a series of highly successful shows on the service, including Amazon Funnies Haq Se Single and Kakshya Gyarvi, a successful debut season of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare, as well as his stint as a judge on Amazon Original Series Comicstaan Season 2.
“It is humbling to receive so much love from viewers across the world. My association with Amazon Prime Video has only grown stronger since the release of Haq Se Single, my first Stand-Up special on the service. I am really excited to further deepen our association and expand the reach of Indian comedy right around the globe and reach over 200 countries with my next few specials.” said Zakir Khan.
“There’s been an overwhelming response to Amazon Prime Video’s wide and diverse comedy offering, and we’re excited to keep the laughs coming with today’s announcement,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India.
“Prime Video customers will soon have exclusive access to the latest entertainment from one of the country’s most-loved comedians, including three Amazon Funnies. Zakir Khan has starred in a number of hugely popular comedy properties available on Prime Video and we can’t wait for Prime members to see what’s next, starting with the new season of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare,” he added.
“Today’s deal announcement marks Amazon Prime Video and Zakir’s long term commitment to comedy,” said Dhruv Sheth, COO, Only Much Louder. Adding that “Prime Video has been an incredible destination for comedy, from sit-coms to stand-up specials. We’re happy to further strengthen that association now that Prime Video is the exclusive home for all the latest entertainment from Zakir.”
- Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare Season 2
- Tathastu (Stand-up special)
- Two yet-to-be-named stand-up specials