Please tell me someone else understands the problem with a quick laugh. It’s quick right. The most logical thing to do after it is to edit. Show me a scene that has a quick laugh and goes somewhere after.
In a past show, one of the other performers I was on stage with asked me to wipe a topical cream on his butt. I did so and he ended up getting a laugh but no edit was forthcoming. So here I am, thinking at this point, why would I have wiped his butt? 1) I had a relationship already 2) I must be interested in ending the aforementioned relationship 3) I want to start a relationship with this guy. Why else would I be touching his butt. I must care.
So there I am and he is lost.