Weekly Featured Panel: Asking the Audiences – Laughter in Performance
Despite the centrality of the audience in comedy performances, audience research is not common in the field due to the difficulties involved. The lack of analysis into reactions to comedy/humour is a vital missing component in the discussions of comedy as affect and as social force. Our panel “Asking the Audiences: Laughter in Performance” strives to bridge this gap. Read the full abstract here and join us for this noble cause!