The Man Who Perfected the Laugh Track - Charlie Douglass changed the way TV viewers watch comedies

The Man Who Perfected the Laugh Track - Charlie Douglass changed the way TV viewers watch comedies

Many of us took the laughter track for granted back in the 70's and 80's but there is an interesting story about how it came about mechanically as a Laff Box, and also that it fell out of favour later on. We've probably all been listening to the same source of laughter sounds around the world. Be sure to also listen to the embedded audio podcast clip at the link below.

See https://slate.com/culture/2018/04/charlie-douglass-and-his-laff-box-invented-the-laugh-track-as-we-know-it.html


Charlie Douglass’ Laff Box Treated Titters and Guffaws Like Musical Instruments
Charlie Douglass was a virtuoso of laughter.

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