“I started to really examine comedy, and I noticed there’s two kinds of laughter. One is when you’re watching the comedian and he says a joke and then you laugh at it, because you heard the punch line. And sometimes it’s really funny and you’re laughing. And other times it’s okay, but you still laugh because you’re laughing on the rhythm. And I thought, 'But there’s another kind of laughter. When you’re at home with your friends and you’re laughing so hard and you’re crying. You can’t stop laughing. And when you think about it, you don’t know why you’re laughing, you’re just laughing.' And I thought, 'What if I could go for that? Go for trying to actually be funny, where people are really laughing? And you say, ‘What are you laughing at?’ And they go, ‘I don’t know.’ I realized that when I was doing jokes, there would be this laughter. But if I just tried slightly different material and the audience didn’t have these punch lines to laugh at, they would pick their own place to laugh. They would determine when to laugh. I wouldn’t be telling them.”
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