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play for laughs

To do, act, or perform with the express intention of being funny; to do something for comedic effect. I do like getting dramatic roles, but if I'm honest, I prefer playing for laughs when I act. While many took offense at the rather unsavory theater piece, I can't help feeling like the whole thing was, at heart, being played for laughs.
See also: laugh, play
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So, yes, he is entertaining, but if Gavin wants us to believe he's playing for laughs, he's really taking the.
But despite playing for laughs, Tennant admits it's a frightening movie as well.
5million budget is likely to be slashed now that the film is playing for laughs.
Nielsen says back then the idea of playing for laughs caused him a lot of anxiety.
Andrew Stead will be playing for laughs as usual as the Fairy with Trevor Berry as his sidekick, the Herald.
Variety magazine claimed the EUR100million budget is likely to be slashed now that the film is playing for laughs rather than a taut thriller.
But Andrew "William Ocean" Litz, right, won the New York event by playing for laughs.