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9 Interesting Facts About Laughter

#8. Laughter requires precise timing

Laughter requires precise timing

In conversations, people time their laughter to occur very precisely at the ends of sentences. Even people speaking in sign language do this – despite the fact that they could laugh throughout their “silent” conversation if they wished to.
I’m intrigued by how comedians co-ordinate the responses to their routines from the stage. It’s also difficult to learn to have the confidence to leave a pause for the audience to laugh, and to cope if they don’t. Comedians are very sensitive to the way that laughter can grow and fade in a room, and leaving a space for laughter to happen at all is a real skill. Source

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