I've never enjoyed The Big Bang Theory. Now, having watched this clip, I downright resent it.
Canned laughter is not just annoying. It’s evil. It’s a symptom and a cause of cultural brainwashing. If other people laugh, it’s funny. But funny is entirely subjective. And laughter is involuntary. So canned laughter is a type of bullying. Born of fear that no one will laugh.
In my classes, we don’t practice funny. We experiment with misguided behavior. Human beings not knowing any better but never giving up hope.
Come join us starting this week for Comedy Isn’t Funny. For writers, actors, voice actors, directors – anyone interested in reframing and expanding their notions of comedy. Four Wednesday nights, 11/30-12/21 – 6:30-9:30.