something i noticed they do during stand up comedy tapings.

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  1. revoltub

    revoltub Gold Belt

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    Maybe Im way out of the loop here. I started noticing it in the 00's

    white comedian makes a black joke

    camera pans to black man, who is laughing.

    black comedian makes white joke,

    turns it into his act! <cheer> lol jk...

    but seriously, whenever a racial joke is made, they cut to a person of said race laughing. I get why they would do it, but you can almost call it.

    I even remember a comic saying something about rocknroll and it cut to the guy from anthrax in the crowd laughing. I wonder if they were worried some rockers would call in and complain they made fun of it.

    anyone else notice this
     
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  2. mb23100

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    It's to let you know that the comic isn't racist even though he's being racist
     
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    soggyfist Silver Belt

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    Dat credibility.
     
  4. revoltub

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    yeah. But it kind of makes the production company seem really insecure and in turn perhaps kinda racist.
     
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    Haven't you see that Bruce lee biopic? It's super awkward when racist jokes (in this case the breakfast at tiffanys yellow face) are being made and everyone is laughing cept the minority being joked about.
     
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    ButtonMasher Banned Banned

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    It's like "see, he likes it, so it's OK for you to laugh too"
     
  7. dr_hellno

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    I've been to tapings. It's a combo of two things:

    1) They literally do a "casting call" of sorts at the venue entrance in terms of who's being seated in the frontmost/camera-covered rows. The producers know the comic's act in advance and the kind of reaction shots they want from people near the front. Moreover, parts of the comic's "supposedly improvised" act require addressing a particular type of audience member. (IE. Patrice O'Neal admitted outright he had them stick doe-eyed white broads & cranky black women in the front rows .)

    2) Specials are usually shot over several nights and the best of the performances are edited together later. During those multiple tapings they have the cameramen pick up close-up shots of every kind of audience member so they have their asses covered in post, where they can just stick any relevant dude(tte) in there to make it seem like they're having a genuinely offended/cringing/laughing reaction to the joke just told. The truth is the reaction was probably to another joke altogether.

    The point: the cake is lie. I'm sorry to burst your bubble.
     
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  8. bdthrill

    bdthrill William Wallace > Fedor

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    Wow thanks for the info that's interesting. Makes sense for Patrice's special. He talks about the audience a lot
     
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    I do find her incredibly annoying and dismissive on his podcast, and can't imagine having to argue with her, especially what with the stories he always tells of her throwing pouting-tantrums... nevertheless, the masochist in me likes listening to them argue. She's no Bonnie McFarlane. And Patrice would've eaten her for lunch.
     
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    You mean :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:.
     
  12. mushishi

    mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    I feel bad when the comedian tells a fat joke and they pan to a fat guy laughing uncomfortably
     
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  13. lakersfan45

    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    It's so the audience member at home knows the comedian hadn't gone too far into the fields of filth

    The pits of the big V as I call it
     
  14. Goonerview

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    Tyranny of the offended.

    Can't take a joke? GTFO of the comedy club.
     
  15. Devout Pessimist

    Devout Pessimist Moral Reform

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    I heard they edit in laughter and funny material after the show.
     
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    Michael Richards could have benefitted from this nifty little trick.
     

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