Larry Sanders Show question - laugh track/audience?

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  1. Scott_J

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    I've never seen the show (don't get HBO) but plan on picking up the Season 1 set in February. Did this show use a laugh track? Was it filmed in front of a live audience? I assume it's the latter since it was a spoof of a late-night talk show, but I just want to know what to expect when the DVD set comes out.

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  2. Mike St.Louis

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    I think the scenes where he was performing were filmed before an audience. A lot of the show is behind the scenes.
     
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    I don't know whether the "studio audience" for the show-within-a-show was real or fake, but it was the only laughter on the soundtrack. All others events, whether behind the scenes or in Larry's private life, were played straight.

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    I first heard about Larry Sanders when I saw an interview with Gene Siskel. He said the show was excellent and had arranged to see a taping. That's why I thought it was taped before an audience.

    I think it would have been easier to get a crowd reaction by taping a real audience.
     
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    Thanks for the responses, guys.
     
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