Prime Video is broadcasting from this Friday, March 10 three first episodes of the new season of
"LOL: who laughs, comes out!"
, the other four on March 17.
For this third edition of the game where laughing is synonymous with elimination, those who have failed to keep their seriousness will have the right to take revenge.
In addition, a gold card will give its holder the power to laugh for five minutes.
Who from Virginie Efira, François Damiens, Gad Elmaleh, Laura Felpin, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Pierre Niney, Géraldine Nakache, Jonathan Cohen, Leïla Bekhti or Paul Mirabel came out the best?
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Who manages the casting of “LOL: who laughs, comes out!
The work is carried out by teams from Endemol France with the help of Philippe Lacheau.
“I do not make the final choice but we discuss with the production
, explains the latter.
I can suggest names or be consulted to find out what I think of so and so.
Several participants from season 3 have jointly agreed
take part in the game.
At the slightest glance, it's difficult
, ”says Géraldine Nakache who followed her accomplices from
Adèle Exarchopoulos, Pierre Niney, Jonathan Cohen and Leïla Bekhti.
The latter called Virginie Efira to offer her to join them.
"I wanted to be with all these people, but I projected myself more as a spectator of their jokes than as an actress"
, confided to us the Belgian actress recently Caesarized.
Where and how is filmed “LOL: who laughs, comes out!
Everything suggests that the filming is being done in a real apartment, but it is actually in a huge set built in a studio in the Paris region that the action takes place.
An ephemeral accommodation in the manner of what Endemol was able to build in the past with "Loft Story" and "Secret Story".
"It's very impressive, you have the impression of being at NASA
," assures Philippe Lacheau.
You have about fifty cameras running non-stop between six and ten hours and considerable post-production work to build the episodes.
control, one person is assigned per candidate to scrutinize the various screens and assist the presenter.
"I can't see everything, there are too many things happening at the same time"
, he acknowledges.
With such a device, the risk of letting slip a laugh or a smile is slim.
“It is always possible but everything is done so that it does not happen.
Like VAR for a football game, we're supposed to see it all.
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Are candidates allowed to leave?
Filming can last from six to twelve hours without the slightest interruption and without anyone leaving before the final outcome.
In the game enclosure, the participants have no watch or clock and lose track of time.
“In the first minutes, seeing everyone scatter, I discovered a mental asylum side that I had not considered”
, caricature Virginie Efira.
"They have everything they need to eat, the refrigerator is shielded, they eat and drink what they want when they want
," emphasizes Philippe Lacheau.
If toilets are obviously available – out of scope of microphones and cameras – on the other hand the existence of a room for smokers is not known by the host.
"To my knowledge, there isn't even a cigarette break
," he told us.
How do candidates prepare?
“You can't prepare for this! “
“You can't prepare for this!
For Virginie Efira, no training in the world helps to shine in” LOL: who laughs, comes out!
“The only thing I did was sleep well
,” reveals Leïla Bekhti.
“For the next participants, arrive very well because you have half a day non-stop
,” warns Jonathan Cohen.
I was just coming out of a shoot and after eleven hours of flight, I took full advantage of the delay.
Géraldine Nakache advises as for her to eat light the previous days:
« I did not think that I was going to eat so much during the shooting, it was my technique not to laugh »
Pierre Niney bet
“on the present moment and spontaneity”
“I experienced the show as an agonizing challenge
, remembers Adèle Exarchopoulos.
I arrived as I am, like at McDo.
The only moment requiring a minimum of preparation upstream, the joker card where everyone performs alone on stage to try to crack the others.
A sequence on which Laura Felpin has invested heavily.
"At first, I wanted to invite all the former driving instructors of the participants
," she says.
A project too ambitious to set up for the actress who still invited George-Alain Jones, former cult candidate of "Star Academy", for her joker card.
What is the best technique not to laugh?
Géraldine Nakache took refuge
"in the food"
while Leïla Bekhti chose the jogging technique to escape fits of laughter.
Adèle Exarchopoulos mixed the two:
“I ate a lot and I did squats”
Without really knowing why, Pierre Niney opted to
“open my mouth wide as if I were shocked”
“I was trying to be focused on something but it had no television interest suddenly
, testifies Virginie Efira.
Cutting fruit or standing in a corner watching the carpet, what's the point?
The latter preferred to play the offensive and rely on interaction with others.
His Belgian compatriot, François Damiens, had a completely different trick based entirely on the mind.
"I kept repeating to myself that it wasn't funny, I even said it out loud
," he recalls before admitting that these repetitions tired him.
For Laura Felpin, it was absolutely necessary to be in the attack.
"If you're on the offensive, you're focused and don't have time to think about what others are saying
," she deciphers, recognizing that it's a risk to take:
"I regretted it .
Some jokes can backfire on us
"To be a good candidate for 'LOL: who laughs, comes out!', it's fundamental to try to be funny and not be too good of an audience yourself
," believes Philippe Lacheau.
But above all, you have to be tough, have the energy to return to the fight without giving up”.
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What a cast for season 4 of "LOL: who laughs, comes out!"
If nothing has yet been signed between Endemol France and Amazon Prime Video, the idea of a new edition of the game is gaining ground.
Until now, only comedians and comedians have been able to participate but the future could open up to other profiles.
“It would be a good idea, there are people who can be very funny
, said Philippe Lacheau.
For having toured with him,
Jérôme Le Banner (former kickboxer, editor's note)
is neither comic nor comedian but he is funny.
It would be interesting to have someone like him in the game and see how others might try to make him laugh.
The host of” LOL: who laughs, comes out!
» hopes to see other sizes of the
humor take up the challenge.
like Jamel Debbouze
or Jérôme Commandeur for example.