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Based on my own experiences as a member on several live audiences and from discussions with a friend who is a writer and producer ... The audience is explicitly told that they need to react to re-takes as if you hadn't already heard the joke. Don't flub the lines. Most sitcom actors are also stage actors, used to live theatre. Direction, timing, and ...


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I went to a sitcom taping once. If I recall correctly (it was about 20 years ago, "Just Shoot Me"), there were rarely more than 2 or 3 takes of each scene. In addition, they usually tried different jokes in each take. The main point of doing all these takes was to see which jokes worked best, it was rarely because something went wrong and they ...


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A few years ago, I was invited to be in the "audience" for a multi-camera show called "Partners," starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence. What was unusual is that the show had already been filmed and edited, but it hadn't aired yet. The reactions of the live audience, watching the recorded show in a screening room, were to be added ...


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I am not an expert, but I have sometimes seen episodes of a rather unusual sitcom called Just Roll With It (2019-2021). They definately have a studio audience, since closes ups of audience members reactng are seen, and even sometimes views of the stands full of audience members. The cast members mingle with the audience at the end of the show. And from what ...


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