Film Language Tag: laugh track

Laughter, sometimes with applause, added to a program that was (or was supposedly) recorded before a live audience. A laugh track gives the impression that the material was better received than it actually was or that the audience was larger than it really was. Generally limited to televised comedy programs, especially situation comedies. Adapted from Kroon, R. W. A/V a to z: An encyclopedic dictionary of media, entertainment and other Audiovisual terms. McFarland, 2014.

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