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Subject:  Re: The laugh track Date:  4/15/2012  2:40 AM
Author:  MichaelRead Number:  8409 of 8418

What is funny? What tickles your funny bone? Possibly it’s to the person and what is funny to me isn’t to you. I like fart jokes but you may not. Some believe humor is to their situational and it’s funny because it impacts that situation; lawyers laugh at lawyer jokes because they understand the premise. We laugh at lawyer jokes because we laugh at lawyers. But is humor jokes? There’s an argument exposition of a theme is humor such as S. J. Perelman at al where premise and juxtaposition create a view in which appreciation of premise elicits laugher. Jerome K. Jerome is still funny years after written in the 1930s.

But this thread is my anti- laugh track and my premise the introduction of it has demeaned the writing of humor.

Since its introduction it has morphed into more than adding a laugh but also meaning. A spoken line may be followed by specific response such as oohs and aahs decided upon by the ‘value’ of the line. Such sophistication would seem to bring audience response but is not a response to humor but furthering a premise line.

I ain’t finished yet.

MichaelR
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