NBC has denied a story circulating the Internet that a laugh track was added to enhance jokes told by Sarah Palin last week on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Liberal blog Daily Kos originally reported that an audience member at the taping–who claims to be a sound engineer–said that Palin, who did a joke-filled monologue on "Tonight," received minimal laughs. Instead, the site said, she received groans, grumbles or just silence from the audience.
When the show aired, Kos says the audience member noted applause and laughs that weren’t originally there.
NBC told the Reporter that neither the audio or the laughs were enhanced during Palin’s segments.