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Just For Laughs Gags (2)

Just For Laughs Gags is a Canadian silent comedy show that is under the Just For Laughs brand. JFL Gags airs on CBC Television and The Comedy Network in Canada, and on Telemundo in the United States. This series’ format is the typical hidden camera comedy show, playing silly pranks on unsuspecting subjects while hidden cameras capture the people’s response (similar to UK hidden camera comedy shows). This show plays music in the background, but does not contain any sound and dialogue (except for brief sound effects and laughter) but you can occasionally hear the actors and victims talking. It is filmed in downtown Montreal and rural Qu├ębec although some segments are filmed in the UK or Mexico. Sound effects, music and a laugh track are added in post-production (the footage is presumably shown to a studio audience to supply a laugh track, although it may be ‘canned’). The show is shown in many countries and on airlines, because no translation is required. Viewers commonly can’t tell if it is Canadian or British due to the style.

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