Laughing cabinets are small, closed rooms ( cabinets ) in which visitors are made to laugh through bizarre attractions for an entrance fee : for example, through grotesquely distorted mirrors that make their own reflection extremely thick, thin or bent, through illusions and other optical effects laughing voices from loudspeakers etc.
In a figurative sense, "Lachkabinett" stands for bizarre conversations or discussions, e.g. B. in politics, s. a. Laughing number ,
- Karl Valentin's Large Laughing Cabinet (Collected Works, Bertelsmann Verlag 1971)
- Münchner Klapsmühle , Valentins Lachkabinett
- the film Kintopps Lachkabinett (Golden Age of Comedy), USA 1957
From May 25, 2019, the Mumok in Vienna is planning a discussion of the Spiegelkabinett in the exhibition "Really".