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* The only people in professional wrestling to get any real success without a manager acting as a LargeHam, or being a ham themselves were Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/BretHart. Though even Bret Hart had [[Wrestling/JimmyHart Jimmy "The Mouth of the South" Hart]] hamming it up for him during his tag team days. Hart got a tiny bit hammy during his late 90s heel run.
* WWE chairman Wrestling/VinceMcMahon turns into a LargeHam, not only on the WWE's own programming, but whenever there's a camera on him. This is best shown in the documentary ''Film/BeyondTheMat'', in the scene where he gives Darren Drozdov his gimmick. "He's gonna puke! He's gonna PUKE!" The "tidal wave of phlegm" phenomenon that is so prominent in his way of saying "You're fired!" that it's impossible to hear it [[{{Narm}} without laughing]].
* And then there's Wrestling/HulkHogan, who almost merits his own page on this wiki and set the standard among Professional Wrestling for large hamminess that all others emulate.
* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]]. 'Nuff said.
* Wrestling/SantinoMarella. "Bring forth...'''The Honk-a-Meter!!!!'''"
* For a very short time, Charlie Haas (who is not very well-known for his charisma). "Mamajuana Extreme dot com!"
* [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] demands his place on this list, Oh Yeeeeaaaaaaaaah!!
** So does Black Machismo.
* Wrestling/BryanDanielson was long pegged as an impossibly brilliant wrestler who unfortunately had no personality. Then he won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Championship]] and started bringing the ham. His hammy act included daring the audience to riot because he is a "ONE MAN RIOT SQUAD," forcing the ring announcer to call him "The best wrestler in the world, with an ''emphasis'' on entire world," or most famously putting his opponents in illegal holds for as long as the referee allows him because "I HAVE TILL FIVE!".
** During his heel [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]] run in WWE, we have "YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!" after winning matches (or doing anything, really).
* Wrestling/KurtAngle certainly qualifies. This was lampshaded by Wrestling/JohnCena: When Kurt was throwing a tantrum in the ring, Cena popped up on the [=TitanTron=] and yelled: "Kurt! Kurt! Stop it, man, you're acting like a friggin' [[LargeHam ham sandwich]]!
* Wrestling/CMPunk has taken a turn for the gloriously hammy ever since adding religious/cult overtones to his SmugStraightEdge gimmick. His performance at the 2010 Royal Rumble, where he ''cuts a promo'' interspersed with eliminating whoever comes out next doubles as both a [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] and a Crowning Moment of Hamminess.
** "Let me thank you all for ''joining'' me, in what will be the most historic moment my Straight Edge Society has ever seen. These were just the first of twenty-nine other men who will be thrown over the top rope, or if they have the ''courage'' that the WWE Universe LACKS... they CAN be ''saved!'' And unfortunately not everyone can win the Royal Rumble... excuse me. [[ShoutOut It's]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour clobberin' time.]]"
* Wrestling/TedDiBiase. During his Million Dollar Man days, his promos (complete with constant shouting, a maniacal laugh so OTT it has to be heard to be believed and attempts to buy everyone and everything in sight) managed to be the largest ham in a business and era filled with them. Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr...not so much.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan was pure deviled ham during his "powers of darkness" phase in the 1980's.
* Wrestling/VickieGuerrero seems to have developed some hammy qualities as a side effect of needing to talk over the amazing heat she gets from the WWE Universe. Her late husband Wrestling/EddieGuerrero was so hammy he made nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} come off as flat.
* Wrestling/JillianHall, even before her bad singing gimmick.
* This is the almost the entire purpose of managers. Got a great wrestler who can't work the mic to save their lives? Hire a manager.
** Or pair them up in a tag team with a ham so they can learn to work the mic. Wrestling/JohnMorrison helped Wrestling/TheMiz and Joey Mercury get over this way. (Mercury helped Morrison on the wrestling side in exchange)
* What if you got a [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker nearly seven foot tall guy pretend to be a zombie gravedigger]]? He's supposed to be TheStoic, so he doesn't talk much and emotes even less. But it's early 1990s WWF, how are you going to include the requisite amount of ham? Hire a guy named [[Wrestlng/PaulBearer William Moody]], give him a PunnyName, and have him ham it up, preferably with a hilarious voice. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTxmjud_IwM&feature=related The results are deliciously hammy]].
* On the [[LargeHam/RealLife Real Life]] page, we gave sports commentators a mention, so as you can imagine in pro wrestling, regardless of the federation or country, ham is constantly served at the commentators' table.
** The most famous example is quite probably [[Wrestling/JimRoss "Good Ol' JR" Jim Ross]]. His ability to get overexcited about any match and to make even the weakest of jobbers look like a badass is what people love about him (and probably a big part of the WWE's success in the first place).
*** "'''GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! THEY'VE KILLED HIM! WITH GOD AS MY WITNESS HE'S BROKEN IN HALF!!'''"
** [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exbPoWuA4Ts He's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwEsCOYCkL8 got]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXBhb5KGoo the]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrI_WvlHkkM whole]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ugkPJ5Pn0 world]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym62FPTwFWA with]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJvOGkbs45Q his]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcHKufo48E ham.]]
* Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Wrestling/PaulHeyman, and I am a LARGE HAM.

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* Sir Donald Sinden, in the BBC Radio adaptation of ''Death On The Nile''. And the BBC Radio adaptation of ''The Hound Of The Baskervilles''. The TV series ''Never The Twain'' was one long Ham-Off between him and Windsor Davies.
** From ''Series/SpittingImage'':
--->'''Sir Donald''': Do you serve... ''a ham salad''?
--->'''Waiter''': We serve salad to anyone.
* The radio version of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' features a particularly hammy performance from their Zaphod Beeblebrox. This can also apply to the TV version, it used the same actors, but the low-budget second head tends to reduce the ham.
* Creator/DawsButler as '''THE FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON''' in ''St. George and the Dragonet''. The dragon is arrested by St. George (Creator/StanFreberg) for devouring maidens out of season [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and overacting.]]
* Ray Goulding, one-half of radio satirists ''Radio/BobAndRay'', who used his classic theatrical baritone to great effect in skits calling for this character type. Partly justified by the [[RadioDrama medium he was parodying]], but mostly just because he was having a whole lot of fun.
* Edwin Blackgaard is an in-universe example from ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'', but he's almost as bad off-stage. It makes for a very sharp contrast with his evil brother, Regis, who gives a quieter, more even-handed performance and is scarier for it.
** Regis even lampshades this when he's talking to Jason, saying "My brother may be a scenery chewing ham, but he does have excellent taste."
* On ThatMitchellAndWebbSound, both Mitchell and Webb have their moments:
** Webb's would be the title character of the recurring sketch, "The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar", an insane hobo who thinks he is a dashing adventurer.
** Mitchell's more prone to histrionics, but is not likely to top the series 3 finisher, where he played a man with no arms, legs, torso, or neck, engaged in a feverish and increasingly ludicrous description of the world's most beautiful art object.
*** "ANGELA! SPIT VACUUM!"
* Basil Rathbone: [[http://www.basilrathbone.net/radio/ "I love Radio, but then I am an awful ham!"]]
* Anthony Head ([[HeyItsThatGuy yes]], Giles from ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'') as [[EvilGloating gloating]] CardCarryingVillain Mr Gently Benevolent in Dickensian parody ''Radio/BleakExpectations''
* Tom Baker as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Marshall_Hall Sir Edward Marshall Hall]] in ''The Trials of Marshall Hall''. {{Justified|Trope}}, since Sir Edward was well-known for his florid, theatrical style in court.
* BBC [[CausticCritic film critic]] MarkKermode can go into this category sometimes, ''especially'' when he gets into his trademark rant modes.
* Radio/RidersRadioTheater: Pretty much the whole cast, given it is satirical radio melodrama.

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[[folder: Recorded And Stand Up Comedy ]]

* Brian Regan.
-->'''''MMMMMMAAANNNNNNSSLLLAUGHTER
* Creator/DaneCook can be one. Frankly, he'd probably be boring if he didn't tell even the most mundane of jokes by ''running in circles and screaming''.
* Creator/RobinWilliams
* Creator/LewisBlack
* German cabaret artist Serdar Somuncu often poses as a Large Ham, intentionally exaggerating the trope.
* Creator/PattonOswalt
* The dragon in "St. George and the Dragonet," lampshaded by an exchange when St. George accused him of maiden-devouring out of season.
-->'''Dragon''': You'll never take me alive, copper! You hear me?\\
'''St. George''': Yeah, I hear ya. I've got you on a 412, too.\\
'''Dragon''': A 412? WHAT'S A 412?\\
'''St. George''': Overacting. Let's go.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Seemingly every person of higher rank in the Imperium of Man, Chaos, or other factions in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe comes with a large slice of ham.
** '''[[AxCrazy KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN]]!'''
** Or Khorne's.
----> '''BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!''
-----> '''HARRIERS FOR THE CUP!'''
** Literature/CiaphasCain gets his own Large Ham even, in ''Cain's LastStand'', when he gives a propaganda speech to the planet. Even Inquisitor Vail has no comment on it, because quite frankly it's so {{out of character|Moment}} that it speaks for itself.
* Some of the many alien powers in ''Cosmic Encounter'' seem designed to encourage players to play them this way, but especially the Sniveler.
** And the Silencer, for whom booming 'SILENCE!' at the top of your lungs is almost mandatory.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', it seems like one of the prerequisites for becoming one of the titular [[AGodIsYou Exalted]] is to be a colossal ham, and TheFairFolk, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]] and Deathlords get in on it too.
** Infernals have an especially large slice, since they can appease their demonic masters by ranting about their EvilPlan.
* Anyone in ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' with the (Overacted) Speechlessness Bonus XP condition will most likely be devouring the scenery at the drop of a hat. The pregen character Leonardo de Montreal from ''Glass-Maker's Dragon'' would be the standout here.
** Also those with the Fist-Pump/Salute XP condition, as displayed by pregen character Jasmine Apocynum.

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[[folder: Theme Parks ]]

* Ooblar is definitely this in ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'', possibly even more-so than in the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius movie]]. He is completely overwhelmed with happiness on the opportunity to take-over the world, taking the opportunity to remind that to the riders at every turn.
* Electro in ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'', who always makes it joyfully clear to everyone that he has electricity powers.

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[[folder: Manhwa ]]

* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'':
** Rak. Being a 4 meter tall alligator does that to you.
---> "OF COURSE! A GAME WITHOUT ME IS A GAME NOT WORTH WINNING!"
** Then, there's Androssi:
---> "You dare kick the great Androssi in the face?! Do you realize what you are doing to humanity's greatest cultural heritage?"

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[[folder: Other ]]

* [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] is played this way in many of his incarnations... It's so common that presenting him as low key or mellow is a subversion of his normal character. A good example of [[{{Pun}} deviled ham]] would be Creator/ViggoMortenson as Lucifer in ''Film/TheProphecy.'' Possibly an even better one is Creator/AlPacino in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', but then it ''is'' Al Pacino: "GOD is an ''ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!''"
* Anyone listening to the audiobook of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' can tell that Creator/NeilGaiman had a blast reading the part of Mr. Croup.
* Music/ElvisPresley is caricatured as this sometimes.
* Jacob P. Galvatron of WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment's Franchise/{{Transformers|Generation1}} parody.
* George the Volcano, from the UK Volvic ads. "Hel-lo, Tyrannosaurus Allan! I'm filling my water with '''volcanicity'''!"
* Some many parodists on Hamiright.com can be extremely hammy including Hogrimorfee (Agrimorfee), Red Ham (Red Ant) and Hammy G (Chucky G).
* Peyton Manning can really [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FlwJwL6kdo CUT THAT HAM]] in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6mfDJ02VCY commercial]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8kMrLx6_aQ&feature=related appearances]].
* State-run TV news anchors can be very hammy in their support for their autocrats. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8401362/Libya-Gun-toting-newsreader-vows-last-drop-of-blood-for-Gaddafi-on-live-TV.html Take this AK-47 toting Libyan news anchor for example.]]
* Peter Travers for the RollingStone makes [[http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/blogs/the-travers-take/video-travers-praises-the-best-and-trashes-the-worst-movies-of-2010-20101227 hammy video reviews.]] [[http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/blogs/the-travers-take/peter-travers-country-strong-and-season-of-the-witch-belong-in-the-scum-bucket-20110106 See for yourself...]]
* Steve Ballmer in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk this]] Windows commercial.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc He also gets really excited during presentations.]] Especially if they are about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8To-6VIJZRE&feature=related developers]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA9L2J2gY advertisers.]]
* Creator/VinceOffer. He practically [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8 sells]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbWjIKxrrs himself]].
* I AIN GON' WALK AGINNN....NOT EVEN ONů CRUTCHEYEZZZZZ. Actually, the whole thing is a master class on Ham.
* Among {{furr|yFandom}}ies, Dr. Samuel Conway, also known as Uncle Kage, is notorious and much-loved for his delightfully over-the-top persona in public. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uvu6p0AbHY Just watch]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X99df8xkic a few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G03fc2ZDGcI of his]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGzghL4aOGo performances.]]
* Let's Player LetsPlay/{{azuritereaction}} is a good example of this, and many of his videos have over-the-top rages, loud voice acting, and tons of randomness, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6H0JE3iB_0 here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeUUB8nrPpw here]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtR1KRO6zp4 here]].
* Bas Rutten.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQcWBUxDIQk "EAAARRRTHQUAAAAAAKE WAAAARNIIIING HAS BEEN ISSUUUED FOR...CALIFORNIA!"]]
* Several incarnations of SantaClaus are quite hammy. There's a commercial for iHeartRadio airing the 2012 Christmas season that's just plain over the top. [[NoIndoorVoice "THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, RUDY!"]]
* The Wiki/TFWikiDotNet article on Shokaract, already a large ham in-fiction anyway, has every caption written in a similar hammy style, even when he's talking in BuffySpeak. Behold, the first caption:
-->'''Shokaract: MISERABLE INCONSEQUENTIAL WORMS, I AM SHOKARACT, MASTER OF TIME, SPACE, AND SELF-AGGRANDIZING HYPERBOLE!'''

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