Laugh Tracks
Blog, Comedy
Aaron Tansey
November 14, 2016

It has being a while since I have written a post, that is because I have being trying to focus more on video content, so hopefully you will start to see some of that coming on line soon.

The reason I want to write this post today was because I was having a conversation with a few on my friends about the TV shows that are on these days and what they taught of them. One show came up that they didn’t like was The Big Bang Theory. Now when I say they didn’t like it Im not talking about the last few seasons which have not being the best, They didn’t like the show at all.

Well I had to ask why on one of the lads said he didn’t like anything made by Chuck Lorre, The Big Bang Theory, Tow and a Half Men, and Mom to say just a few. Again I asks why, what was the reason and he taught about it for a second and then he said its because of the laugh track. He then started name comedy shows that he did like, Veep, Scrubs, Modern Family. when I got home I looked up these shows, and I found out that they have no laugh track.

I watch these shows as well as the one with a laugh track and I never payed any notice to the fact there was or wasn’t a laugh track. They next thing I done was to try and find clips of the shows with laugh track taken out of them. I taught this was going to be hard but it wasn’t and it only took me 1 minute to find

I think that the laugh tracks are put in to tell the audience when its time to laugh. The laugh track treats its audience like sheep and when you here laughing you start to laugh as well. But when a show doesn’t have a laugh track I think the actors have to work harder to sell the jokes and the writers have to work harder to write better jokes as well.

At the end of the day if you laugh at a show and have fun watching it dose it matter if the reason you laughed was because of a laugh track or not. To me not it doesn’t matter but to some people it dose. As I said I don’t care what makes me laugh as long as I laugh and have fun but it is interesting to see the shows that air with laugh track played back with out the laugh track.

What do you think about this, do you care if there is a laugh track or not. Let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box below. Also let me know what is your favourite comedy show with and without a laugh track. Thanks for reading until next time Keep on Viewing.


3 Responses
  1. I still think the big ban theory is funny without the laugh track but it is funnier with laugh track left in. My favourite show with out a laugh track is Broken 99.

  2. My favourite show without a laugh track is Veep


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