#2: Don’t Laugh it Off
Monty Python is known for its hilariously inappropriate comedy films, including The Life of Brian. If you’ve seen this movie, you are probably aware of the famous “Biggus Dickus” scene where actor Michael Palin improvises a truly hilarious movie moment. It’s hard to watch the scene without cracking up, so imagine how hard it was for the extras in the background!
Uncontrollable laughter was such a problem that the film director had to tell all the Roman soldier extras that they would not be paid if they laughed during filming. This threat didn’t work because almost all of the Roman soldiers can be seen stifling their laughter. One even completely breaks down and has to be escorted off-set. Hopefully, he got paid!