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Hate Laughter Tracks? This Kickstarter Device Could Be For You

Kickstarter project lets viewers decide when to laugh


Techdigg.com reports that a decade or two ago, almost all TV comedy shows had a canned laughter track. This was, in some cases, due to the fact they were filmed in front of a live audience, but it also seemed to be telling audiences when to laugh. A new Kickstarter project thinks comedy should work differently.

The Kill the Cann ‘Laugh Track Suppression Device’ allows viewers to remove canned laughter from comedy shows, giving them the opportunity to avoid what some comedy fans see as unnecessary, and even perceive as an insult to their intelligence.

This is especially the case when laughter is not natural and was simply edited in later.
Users of the device could even experiment to see how classic shows are changed when bursts of laughter are replaced with the clattering, strategic silences preferred by innovative comedy shows like The OfficeParks and Recreation and Arrested Development.

Read more at https://techdigg.com/2017/03/20/hate-laughter-tracks-this-kickstarter-device-could-be-for-you/