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How do you fake laugh? (acting)?

Hi. Long story short i'm in a play, i have to laugh very loudly on command and I can't figure out how for the life of me. My natural laugh is silent so this is new. When I try I just end up squeezing my throat and chest really tightly and running out of breath within 2 seconds. What are ways to fix that? Thanks in advance

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  • 8 months ago

    Watch some old Eddy Murphy movies - he has a great, boisterous laugh. Then, when someone you are around says something funny, imitate the Eddy Murphy laughter until it starts becoming second nature. If you have a short time until your production, have someone tell you a series of funny jokes and keep rehearsing the laughter until it becomes your normal reaction to humor.

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  • 8 months ago

    I'm not sure, but you can ask the director about this. If you laugh silently, just go through the body and face motions of a laugh, can the audience tell? Maybe your character has a quiet laugh too.

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  • Brian
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    9 months ago

    Say "Ha Ha Ha" really fast.

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