Saturday, July 26, 2008

Illustration Friday - Canned

I never understood how they got the canned laughter for TV shows. Did they gather an audience and tell them funny stories and hold up signs saying "Laugh loud" or "Give us a guffaw" - while they recorded the laughter. Or are there professional laugher's out there, who hire their services?

Or perhaps they are using laughter from the '50's - once recorded and used forever.

13 comments:

Aya Rosen said...

There's a line in a chuck palahniuk novel about how all those laughters were recoded in the 50's which probably means that most of those people are dead now - what a scary thought...

ValGalArt said...

When they play the canned laughter it sounds silly :) fun illo!

INDIGENE said...

I used to wonder about that too! There was always one with an obscenely loud chuckle or snort! Very nice inking!

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kim said...

I say they recorded it once in the 50s. It always sounds the same to me. I know we use a laugh track at work when we do multimedia work. You can buy it from stock studio.

Ellen said...

Canned laughter! That's what I thought of also, but could not figure out how to draw it. You did a great job!

Forever Young said...

ha ha this is hysterical, or maybe i am just feeling hysterical after my weekend! hugs

studio lolo said...

I want me one of these TV's!!

Teri C said...

You are funny. This is so perfect!

Lynn said...

I'm glad we do not need canned laughter at our house. We make each other laugh all the time...and there is nothing canned about it. BTW I grew up in the 50's and I am not dead yet!

Debra Kay said...

Eternal laughter....a sobering thought.

Connie said...

This made me laugh, but of course it would: go see mine to see where the canned laughter came from! p://conniemartin.wordpress.com/illus-fri/

Slipstream said...

Canned Laughter: Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You.

"Uhh...could I get that mashed by chance?"

Slipstream said...

Ha....oh, my. I'd delete that embarrassing thing, (my last comment) but it serves it's purpose as a monument of my ludicrousness.

Anyway, I failed to mention the fact that I like the way you portrayed the ol' Toshiba. That is all.