What Does It Take To Make an Audience Laugh Nervously?

A little-talked-about problem, or weapon

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Sometimes referred to as a “bad laugh” in theater, when an audience laughs self-consciously it may be showing the members feel nervous.

But what, specifically, gets the audience to react this way? What’s the secret formula?

Here is a partial list:

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Ilana Lydia

Ilana Lydia

A theater person/writer/reader of curiosities. A believer in wonder.