Have you ever wondered why most television situation comedies use a live studio audience or laugh tracks? There are several reasons, including the momentum it adds. But the biggest reason is laughing makes everything funnier.

This is a lesson I’ve learned working with shows like Morton in the Morning on Z90/San Diego. His prank call feature includes personalities laughing in the background, like a studio audience.

Now science explains it in more concrete terms.

Proof That Laughter Makes Everything Funnier

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