Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionComedy · 2 months ago

In sitcoms, how do live audience laugh when there is a change of scenes clearly impossible in real time?

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Most of the time, when you hear 'filmed before a live studio audience', it's a partial lie.  At least nowadays it is.  While they may have filmed a few scenes before live audiences, most of the laughter you'll hear is canned laughter.  And even those that aren't have cue signs where the audience is told to laugh.  It's kind of part of the experience.

    If a scene is outside or something, it may have been filmed as is shown to the audience on a monitor, but again, they're told when to laugh.  

  • 2 months ago

    It’s been edited down so we see a faster version of it. Also that laugh may not even be at that moment, studios will often put in laughs wherever they feel appropriate wheather or not they happened then. 

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