On my first date with my wife we went to a museum and dinner then watched Jim Jarmusch Down By Law at her parents house.In college, I went with a date to see “Vincent & Theo”
The movie was a little bit “long” and the narrator reading Van Gogh’s letters had a strange speech affectation. Many of the excerpts were punctuated with a long, groaning sigh.
Every time the narrator sighed, it gave me near-fatal case of “church giggles”. My date kept elbowing me in the ribs because I was laughing at very inappropriate moments.
When you are the only person to get the joke and laugh in the theater.
I saw Sacha Baron Cohens Bruno with my wife and her two brothers.When you are the only person to get the joke and laugh in the theater.
I'll bet that's when she knew it, too!When Galaxy Quest came out, I took my then girlfriend. I was a huge Star Trek fan as a kid, she knew very little about it. There weren’t many people in The audience, and they weren’t laughing at much but the most obvious stuff. I, on the other hand, laughed at many things that were only funny to Trek fans. About a third of the way through she turned to me and said “You have to stop laughing at things that aren’t funny.”
I knew then that we were doomed as a couple.
When Travolta shoots Marvin in the face, I burst out laughing, and it caused a ripple effect. There was a lot more laughter during the rest of the flick. Pretty fun.When I saw Pulp Fiction during its first run I was the only one in the theater to laugh out loud. It was a weekday matinee and only about half full, but dang.
That was almost like performance art. As if the snorer had been planted there ahead of time to get a reaction from the audience.At another art museum in Japan I attended a screening of Eat by Andy Warhol, which is a film of a guy silently eating a banana for half an hour. The audience was respectfully quiet until the man sitting next to me began snoring very loudly. I tried to stifle it but I finally broke out in hysterics and the whole theater soon followed. That was the loudest and most prolonged audience laughter I have ever seen.