NEW YORK CITY, NY – The Fox News Network has announced plans to include a laughter track in its daily broadcasts in an effort to aid viewers, who have reportedly struggled to decipher between the show’s serious and humorous segments.
Fox News, a key endeavor of the Rupert Murdoch media enterprise, has aired daily since 1996, and is famous for presenting its “surreal and often hilarious” news agenda in a stylized deadpan manner.
However, at a press conference Thursday, Fox program coordinator Devlin B. Tucker confirmed that the company’s flagship show, as well as its regional counterparts, would be incorporating pre-recorded laughter into news segments, business updates and political commentary programs.
“We just want to add an additional layer to our news coverage,” said Tucker. “We don’t want our viewers thinking that Bill O’Reilly is being serious when he accuses the president of driving a communist agenda in America or that Fox And Friends presenter Steve Doocy actually believes that intellectuals are the primary cause of the nation’s decline. Some people have found it difficult to know when and when not to laugh.”
Executives have already outlined plans for shows such as The O’Reilly Factor and Your World with Neil Cavuto to have non-stop laughter tracks, while live audiences may be sought for special broadcasts such as Presidential and Congressional elections.
“When you think of some of the great comedies of the last 50 years, the classics all had laughter tracks”, continued Tucker. “Why should Fox News be any different?”