I know I'd be a sucky audience member too. It also takes a lot for me to laugh out loud, and I found that oftentimes the audience laughed too easily at some of the jokes. But then again, that's just me.
I understand what you mean! I really felt like a lot of people laugh really loudly, really easily. I honestly think it's a mix of the energy of being there.
, they film the scenes in order so you're able to watch it. For instance, they could have a 4 minute scene in the apartment, then have a 3 minute scene in the comic book store, then go back to the apartment for another 4 minutes... so they have to change clothes (if it's the 'next day'), move back and forth... check makeup, blah blah blah, so they play really loud upbeat music in between, they have a "entertainer" there and they have people in the audience do dance contests and things like that. They get everyone super pumped even though he's not necessarily telling jokes.
Thanks so much for this. It's reassuring to know it isn't canned laughter. Maybe the sound guys could lose a few mics but as you said, the audience is loud.
It must be so exciting for the actors to work directly with an audience like this. I envy you so much for being at the filming.
The energy is great, most definitely. Have you ever considered visiting and getting into a taping? I know it's way easier said than done... and far... and expensive...
Half the people that are in the taping are from other countries. I was sitting next to my best friend, but behind me I had a group of guys from France, and next to them, some guys from Belgium. In front of me, a couple from the Netherlands. To the right of us, I think we had some guys from Spain, and to the left some guys from Kuwait. 90% of them don't even speak English! It's crazy.
I remember one time after a scene, the host said to the audience "That was great, but unfortunately we are going to have to redo that scene, and I know the joke won't be as funny now, but can you laugh as much as you did before?" So we all laughed harder than ever through two more takes, even though it hadn't really been that funny even the first time, let alone two more times. It's called acting.