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prerecorded laughter added to the soundtrack of a radio or television show

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While sitcom auteurs abandon the simulated community of ersatz laughter in pursuit of more sophisticated programming, the masses flock to richer, more expressive laugh tracks such as Facebook and Twitter.
That the laugh track has fallen into the hands of upstart outsiders is the sort of irony that deserves a mechanical chuckle of its own.
The laugh track is a curious American invention, still resisted by many countries.
However, many recent series are not shot in this way, don't use a studio audience, and don't have laugh tracks.
Such a laugh track could have been used to effect during a recent CBC radio news summary which paired a report on the size the latest federal payout to the agricultural sector with a story on a delegation of Polish farmers touring Western Canada to get a better understanding of the way free enterprise agriculture works.
TV sitcoms ditch the laugh track, move in closer, for a more realistic look
Amid the coffee, the hot shower, the laugh tracks, the Baby Ruths, I have fews moments to feel deeply.
There's a sweetness about the relationship between this couple that transcends the moronic plot devices and annoying WB laugh tracks.
Don't think: Everyone would've been better off without the phony applause and laugh tracks.
Once dismissed as a parody of award shows, the Golden Globes has evolved into a unique in-gathering at which poobahs from film actually learn what TV series folk talk like without their laugh tracks.
The Life Should Imitate Art Platform: Television sitcom writer and producer Bill Prady has a vision for California that involves laugh tracks and soundstages.
There are no rim-shot moments or laugh tracks to prompt the viewers and none are needed.
Fake and ``sweetened'' laugh tracks, made exponentially more raucous by turning up the volume knob on the anemic titters of a studio audience, have been a staple of television comedy ever since.
2) defends those irritating, obnoxious TV laugh tracks by stating ``it has been scientifically proven that when OTHER people laugh, you are much more likely to enjoy the scene or the joke than when you are laughing by yourself.
The best thing about it, in some ways, is its deadpan nonchalance - which stands in refreshing contrast to much of today's radio humor, where the comedians have an in-studio team to serve as human laugh tracks.