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A Brief History of Canned Laughter

Before television came along, comedy was largely a social thing. If you were seeing comedy live on stage or in a movie, you were likely seeing it with other people. And you had to listen to them all laugh. The guy two rows behind you with the forced belly laugh he uses for jokes he [...]

Turkey Farm Humor

(YouTube link) Many people compared this reaction to a television laugh track. My children, who obviously haven’t watched enough BBC TV, asked why anyone would eat Brussells sprouts and Christmas crackers for a holiday meal. -via Boing Boing