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To make a flat joke funnier, cue the laugh track

The Price is Right audience at Central Studios, Nottingham, UK, 1989

Many television shows and films include laugh tracks, which could help to make pitiful jokes seem riotously funny. Credit: Telepix/Alamy

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Nature 572, 8 (2019)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02273-5

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