When Newscasters Can’t Stop Laughing

September 26, 2016

We all know how it is when something strikes us funny and just grabs hold and won’t let go. Well, if you’re anchoring the evening news or trying to forecast the weather and something tickles your funny bone, it can have even more hilarious results.

For some news anchors, it seems the more serious the subject matter, the harder they end up laughing. On the other hand, there are times where the viewing public can only laugh along at the ridiculousness of the entire situation.

The “Chris P. Bacon” story has always been one of my favorites and I laugh just as hard watching it for the hundredth time as I did the first time.The story itself is serious, but the owner of the pig clearly couldn’t help himself when it came to naming the little guy.

Chris P. Bacon, the Book

On the other side of the coin, when a newscaster or reporter on television starts laughing inappropriately, say at a story of death, destruction or mayhem, it’s usually a simple defense mechanism from their brain. Stories of war, riots, fires and natural disasters are ugly, sad, and often quite scary. No one is immune to these emotions, but the gentleman or lady anchoring the nightly news is not supposed to show emotion so it’s all buttoned down and bottled up. Until it’s not.


When something in the news story the anchor is reading or narrating for the audience on the other side of the TV screen strikes that news anchor just so, their only defense is inappropriate laughter. It releases some of the built up emotions and, usually, allows him or her to continue the newscast with no further issues. Occasionally, however, that little chuckle is contagious and others on the set catch a case of the giggles also. And you know how that usually works out when a room full of people suddenly have a huge case of the nervous guffaws! It actually becomes funny to onlookers … especially those of us on this side of the TV screen.

So the next time your newscaster or anchorman laughs out loud for no apparent reason, give him or her a bit of a break. They really can’t help it!

Laughing News Anchors

Please enjoy this super funny video of newscasters cracking up, losing it on camera, and busting out in belly laughs! I dare you not to laugh along.


Newscasters That Can\'t Stop Laughing