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For fans of comedian Gary Gulman, the actor's brief cameo in a pivotal scene during director Todd Phillips' "Joker" must come as a complete surprise. What's even more surprising is that during his big scene, a bout of constant laughter was throwing Gulman's act just a little off its game.

An audience member with an off-beat sense of timing to their reaction to Gulman's comedy set was to blame, and that someone, as it turns out, was none other than Arthur Fleck himself, actor Joaquin Phoenix. . . .

"[T]here was one extra who was so enthusiastic in his laughter that it was throwing off my timing. He was just laughing too loud, and right when I was about to say something to Todd about maybe getting the guy not to laugh so loud, I realized that it was Joaquin Phoenix. It's my best 'Joker' story. I can't believe it took me six takes to figure out that the man with the really bizarre laugh was the Joker."