Video of "The Audience Response Duplicator, or LaughBox, Laffbox.
Still in working condition! THIS IS IT! The infamous box of canned laughter.
U.S TV HISTORY! Used for original Laugh Tracks in early TV and radio shows.
Invented by Charles Douglass,and has much history in Hollywood and the television and radio industry.
The Laff-box was created by CHARLES DOUGLASS,a sound engineer for CBS studios in the early 1950's, to enhance the audience response for both RADIO and TELEVISION programs.
Early on ,Mr. Douglass saw the need for sound enhancement to make jokes and other lines more affective in recorded productions.
He started with taping shows like The Red Skelton Show,and any other laugh tracks he could use. The box seemingly ahead of its time with technology and ingenuity. Is about the size of todays standard dishwasher,with wheels for easy transport and numerous tapes
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