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Popular culture sums up the experiences of individuals and communities across the globe and can be a powerful force for social change.

Our blogs are written by experts whose research covers cultural fields including film, theatre, television, animation, print media, comics, fashion, design, music and video games.

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We need a laugh, even if it is fake – a history of canned laughter Present circumstances mean we are going to need entertaining shows, and we’re going to need laughter, real or canned, explains Charlie Watts for The Conversation

16 April 2020 Mr Charlie Watts 6 min read

Charlie Watts, lecturer in film production, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the historic impact of laughter in film and TV and why it's so important during the coronavirus pandemic

Kermit laughing on sofa

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