‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry Once Opened About How He Felt When the Live Audience Did Not Laugh at His Jokes

Published 11/06/2023, 4:27 AM EST

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In a world filled with iconic sitcoms, the NBC show Friends has become a beloved classic that has left an indelible mark on the world of television. Among the ensemble cast, the late Matthew Perry’s portrayal of the witty and sarcastic Chandler Bing remains a fan favorite. However, even with his hilarious one-liners and comedic presence, the star had his own anxiety issues when it came to making the live audience laugh.

Not only this, but the late actor even kept his feelings from the rest of the cast and the show’s creators up until their reunion sitcom that aired a few years ago.

Matthew Perry revealed his true feelings about not landing a joke

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Back in 2021, the Friends cast gave fans the cast reunion they had been praying for. While all 6 of the key members made it a night of nostalgia for their fans to remember, there was one piece of information that did not sit right with anyone. In a conversation about how Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, and the rest of the cast filmed every episode in front of a live studio audience, Matthew Perry revealed that not making them laugh would cause him to “freak out.”

The actor shared how he would sometimes crack a joke that did not get the reaction he was hoping for. Perry also revealed that in those moments, he “would sweat and just go into convulsions.” Although his confession was candid and had no bad air around it, the revelation surprised his co-stars as he did not tell them about his emotions back in the days on set.

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While Matthew Perry may have been a little insecure about his humor and ability to make his fans laugh, the actor has done exactly that throughout his entire career.

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Ever since the news of Matthew Perry’s tragic passing came to light, fans all over the world have found solace in his time on Friends. While the star may have not realized it, he helped various generations of fans through difficult times with his humor. From his witty one-liners to his ever-flowing sarcasm, he truly had a gift like no other actor before him. Celebrities and fans all across the globe have been sending in their tributes to the fallen star.

While some showered the Friends apartment in NYC with flowers and tributes, Piers Morgan ended up bringing to light one of Perry’s most memorable CNN takeovers while he paid his respects. While the world may have lost a hilarious and talented actor, his legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of his friends, family, and all of his fans.

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What do you think about Matthew Perry’s anxiety about not getting a laugh from the Friends live audience? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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