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->''"I do realize that when I laugh, it sounds like a seal is being molested."''
-->-- '''Creator/JimmyCarr''', ''The Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear 2009''

Laughter, of course, is one of the best known and most treasured ways that human beings express happiness. In addition to laughing when they find something funny, people laugh when they find something joyous, or heartwarming, or even stimulating. In general, a person enjoys hearing another person laugh. Unless, of course, that other person has a laugh that, rather than sounding joyous, sounds painful or cringe-inducingly awful.

The Annoying Laugh usually comes in several specific flavors (the Asthma Attack bellow, the high [[TheHyena Hyena-like cackle]], the Snort-Snort-Snort, the Machine Gun Chuckle, and the Donkey-like Bray being the most common). In some cases, the Annoying Laugh is used in place of actually fleshing out a character, since the type of annoying laugh can lead the audience to assuming the character basically is just as annoying as his or her laugh happens to be. In some cases, a character will have an Annoying Laugh because the script calls for it, but sometimes its because the actor playing the role laughs like that for real.

The supertrope of the NoblewomansLaugh. Almost always PlayedForLaughs. Compare UnEvilLaugh. Sometimes part of an OverlyLongGag. The Annoying Laugh is very common in animation and sitcoms. Subtrope of SignatureLaugh.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95txbXkzZMA This]] 2013 VW Jetta commercial.
* "Luther destroys the Gond!"

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeQceD3nRgk Prussia]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXoHQXeopFs France]] and Spain.
** America is also given a unique - but more cute than annoying - laugh in the Japanese dub.
* In ''Manga/CodeGeassTalesOfAnAlternateShogunate'', Matthew Perry has a laugh that Lelouch compares to the buzzing of a mosquito.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Jinnai could be the anime mascot for this trope.
* Guruma from ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' Zero: The Legend Of Kenshiro, it goes like "Dee Hee, Dee Hee, Dee Hee!".
* [[TheHyena Waji]] gets Guu to laugh in ''Anime/HareGuu'', needless to say Guu's laugh is not as much annoying as it is ''blood-curdingly creepy''!.
* Tubby was given one in the ''Anime/LittleLulu'' anime, as demonstrated in episode 2.
* The villain Nazalloff from ''Anime/LupinIIITheColumbusFiles'', several characters note this and Lupin even mocks his laugh at one point.
* In ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'', Yukino and Yui find Hikigaya's laugh unpleasant.
* The Italian dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is basically one big LampshadeHanging of how the unusual different kinds of laughter (case in point: Hogback), while somewhat acceptable in a manga, actually end up working ''awfully'' when animated. On the other hand, there are exceptions such as Brook's Italian VA, who did a ''perfect'' job at that.
** Actually, the laughs are played quite good (just listen to Perona) but they did, however, simply ignored the 90% of the remaining laughs.
* Renge's voice in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is considered to be either cute or annoying.
* 4Kids manages to do it to 2 antagonists: Meowth from the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and Marik from ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
* Kodachi in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. The her shrill, maniacal cackle that is one of her trademarks.
** Is not a coincidence that shares Naga's (''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'') voice actress. Mocked often in ''WebAnimation/RanmaAbridged''.
* Esmeraude from ''Anime/SailorMoon''. It is so painful, the characters actually cover their ears on hearing it.
** Also Zoycite from the Creator/DiC English dub. Voiced by the same actress.
** Taken, as one would expect, to the N'th degree in ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged''.
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'', the other characters find Kululu's "Ku-ku-ku!" laugh annoying. Every time he laughs, the others know he's causing mischief.
* Naga the Serpent from ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'', whose epic NoblewomansLaugh can be classified as a deadly weapon in 37 states. It also sends old women scrambling to the nearest shrine, begging whichever deity that happens to be nearby to "please make it stop".
** Her voice actress also did a bit more laughing as Black Rose Kodachi in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** "Kihihihihihihihi..." One wonders why [[AbusiveParents Rosa]] gets upset about the "[[VerbalTic uuuuu~]]"s when Maria insists on laughing like that.
** Even Beatrice does this, as her butler Ronove [[LampshadeHanging points out]].'
** [[RuleOfThree And Battler]]. Sorta; his is actually "Ihihihihihihi...", but it is also the first of the three to show up.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Blutch from ''ComicBook/LesTuniquesBleues''.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'': In a segment on love, there are a couple of reference to one's spouse's hyena-like laugh.
* A ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/10/25 comic]] had Rat go out on a date with a girl who laughed this way when he told her a joke. He then {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it with the line, "Bad laughs, the great deal-breaker."

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris's laugh is described as a combination of a howl and a honk. One character described her laugh as sounding "for all the world like a seal being tortured."
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12164757/7/The-Fifth-House The Fifth House]]'' before Amelia fell in love with Sirius, she believed that his laugh sounded like a cross between a hyena and a constipated bear.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Princess Ting-Ting in ''Disney/MulanII'' has a snorting laugh which she hates, so she does her level best to avoid laughing for most of the film. However when she finally does crack up and laugh, Ling (her love interest) finds it cute.
* {{The hyena}}s on ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* The Chief Blue Meanie's laugh from ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', it goes something like "Eeee heee eee heee heee heee!".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Escape from Africa'' has Melman saying that one of the things he loves about Gloria is that she has a beautiful laugh. When she does laugh later on...it's mainly high giggling and snorting, but Melman still loves the laugh. Alex and Marty don't comment on it much other than Marty declaring "Love has no boundaries!"

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Scutt Farkus in ''Film/AChristmasStory''. Needless to say, when Ralphie snapped and beat the snot out of him, it was very satisfying to watch.
* Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, as played by Tom Hulce in the film version of ''Film/{{Amadeus}}'', had a [[TheHyena hyena-like cackle]].
** According to the writings of some of Mozart's friends, the man really ''did'' laugh like that, making this entry TruthInTelevision.
* Creator/DwightFrye's Renfield's laugh in the original English film version of ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'', which was copied by Arte Johnson when he played the role in the spoof ''Film/LoveAtFirstBite''.
** Peter Mac Nicol likewise imitates the laugh when he plays Renfield in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''.
* The entire crew of Thermians laughs this way in ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. It seems to be less a biological thing and more StylisticSuck as they [[BadImpressionists attempt to imitate the laughs heard on the original show.]]
* In ''Film/FightClub'', Tyler tells the Narrator when they first meet: "You have a sick desperation in your laugh."
* One of the murder victims in ''Film/HotFuzz'' had one. [[spoiler:In a subversion of convoluted murder mystery plots, it turns out that this mundane annoyance was actually ''the reason'' that she was killed.]]
* ''Film/MaryPoppins'' has a whole song about annoying laughs. With some bad jokes thrown in for good measure!
* A date gets interrupted in ''Film/MurielsWedding'' by two men who seem to think Muriel is hurt and choking.
* Salacious B. Crumb, the Kowakian monkey-lizard from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', has one of the most obnoxious laughs of all time. Nobody complained about ''him'' dying in the explosion of the sail barge.
** It gets [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the [[ComicBook/MarvelStarWars2015 canon comics series]], when Darth Vader meets with Jabba the Hutt.
--->'''Vader''': If you value that creature's life, you should tell it to never again do that in my presence.
* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', both Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowell had annoying laughs, as did Lewis' father.
* Joe Cox's laugh from ''Film/RoboCop1987''.
* '30s and '40s movie comedian Hugh Herbert had a constant "Hoo-hoo!" laugh as part of his onscreen schtick. This was later borrowed by WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.
* 88 Keys from ''Film/DickTracy'', which sounds like a braying donkey. This was added to the film version, the comic strip character didn't have this trait, and wasn't much of the laughing type in the first place.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Caesar Flickerman constantly lets out this irritatingly jubilant guffaw in the films.

* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels have a few:
** Carcer from ''Discworld/NightWatch''. Used as one of quite a few indicators that the man is a [[AxCrazy complete]] [[PsychoForHire psychopath]].
** Mr. Cletes from ''Discworld/SoulMusic''. Hat. Hat. Hat.
** A minor variant (and only mentioned perhaps twice) is Strappi's laugh from ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', which is described as "a harsh gargling at the back of the throat."
* Count Olaf and Esme Squalor from ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* ''Mariel of Literature/{{Redwall}}'' introduces the Honourable Rosemary, whose laugh is loud and long enough to deafen everyone in hearing range. It's also said to be able to ''curdle cream from thirty paces away.''
* Sammy in ''Sideways Stories from Literature/WaysideSchool''.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is convinced she has one of these and goes out of her way to avoid showing any sign of having a sense of humour in response.
** She apparently inherited it from her mother, who has a similar opinion of her own.
* Dolores Umbridge from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has a high tittering laugh...which hides her sadistic nature.
** [[AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson]] has been known to make a shrieking cruel laugh when someone gets humiliated. [[LampshadeHanging Annoying, isn't it?]]

[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* Sylvia from Series/DearJohn; her ex-husband even informed her of this.
* Myrna- Oscar Madison's secretary on ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* Harold from Series/TheRedGreenShow is a cinch for this one.
* Arnold Horschach, from ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'', had the standard comedy relief "nerd asthma attack" style of annoying laugh.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' Steve Urkel.
* Jordan from ''Series/TheBernieMacShow'' has his trademark crackle.
* In ''Series/FullHouse'' episode "The Producer", Danny quits Wake Up San Francisco out of jealousy towards Becky's promotion to Producer, and the replacement she hires, Phil Blankman, has an extremely irritating laugh, for which the entire family agrees, even Becky herself.
* Series/RedDwarf: The Low version of Lister.
* On an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' when Cuddy is trying to get pregnant, House brings one of the sperm donors she's considering in for an interview. The man had a very annoying laugh which came out when he was nervous. This was one of House's arguments for why he shouldn't be considered as the father.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Jerry dating a woman with an annoying laugh, and he can't bear to tell her. It's compared to "Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer."
** A more common annoying laugh in the series is Elaine's, who always at pretty much everything in a very annoying manner.
* Kitty from ''Series/That70sShow''. Unlike a lot of television characters who have annoying laughs, who basically have annoying laughs because the actor involved does, Kitty's laugh is '''''not''''' the actual laugh of actress Debra Jo Rupp.
* ''Series/FawltyTowers'': Sibyl Fawlty. A combination of the Machine-Gun Chuckle with a Donkey Bray finish. According to her husband, it sounds like "somebody machine-gunning a seal".
-->'''Sybil:''' A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-''EUUUUH!!''
* Boycie from ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' has the machine gun rattle down to a fine art.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** One of Janice's annoying quirks is her laugh.
** Chandler's work laugh is very annoying and he explains it was invented for survival reasons. He warns Monica she will need to invent one as well to survive his work colleagues. She does.
* Chrissy on ''Series/ThreesCompany'' was a snorter.
--> '''Janet:''' Well, at least I know how to laugh. Ahahahahaha! What do you do? ''SNORT!'' ''SNORT!'' ''SNORT!'' ''SNORT!'' ''SNORT!'' ''SNORT!...''
* Another snorter is ''Creator/ElviraMistressOfTheDark''.
* One of the guests on Creator/MalcolmMcDowell's ''Series/FantasyIsland'' had a fantasy about hooking up with his childhood crush, who he remembers as having a wonderful laugh. Maybe it was selective memory, but when his fantasy comes true it turns out she has a kind of glass-breaking rattle.
* ''Series/{{Dog With A Blog}}'': Ellen laughs like a donkey.
* A ''Series/{{Wings}}'' episode has Helen dating a man with a laugh like a [[TheHyena braying hyena]]. It becomes so annoying that Helen eventually decides to break up with him because of it, but before she can do so, he dumps her because he cannot stand her Southern accent.
* Fran Fine from ''Series/TheNanny''. Her laugh is practically the tagline for the show.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' has the character Strife and, later, his twin brother Deimos, who are both infamous among the other characters for their hyena-like laugh:
-->'''Hercules''': "Deimos... I'd know that laugh anywhere!"
-->'''Deimos''': "Ah-hahahaha!"
-->'''Hercules''': "That was ''not'' a compliment!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AT9luJUReY Tony Atlas]] uses this to great effect on WWECW.
* Jerry Ledbetter (Paul Eddington) on ''Series/TheGoodLife'' usually deployed a rather grating snicker.
* ''Series/EverDecreasingCircles'', written by ''Good Life'' creators John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, followed in Jerry Ledbetter's wake with Howard Hughes (Stanley Lebor) and his almost improbably high-pitched giggle.
* The kids possessed by [[TheHyena hyenas]] in the season 1 ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "The Pack".
* Vince Masuka from ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' does a Beavis and Butthead style laugh whenever he or someone else makes a double entendre.
* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' has a blogger named Sharona, who has a very irritating, high-pitched laugh.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000:'' Phantom of Krankor from the experiment ''Film/PrinceOfSpace''. While his drawn-out "Heeeeeeeh heeeeeeeeeh heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh" never draws any comment from characters in the original movie, it earns him much derision from the SOL crew.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_h0_OUSScc Arthur Atkinson]] of ''Series/TheFastShow''' has an annoying voice and "personality" at the best of times, but his laugh could kill small animals.
* In ''Series/SesameStreet'', Bert had a machine gun chuckle, while Ernie had one which was sort of a cross between wheezing and gargling.
** Elmo also has his annoying "Uh-HA-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
* [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Guido Geller]] of ''Series/CameraCafe'' fame [[SmallReferencePools used to be]] the page picture, [[DissonantLaughter much to Patti's horror.]]
* Skull from ''Franchise/PowerRangers''' early seasons definitely had this. As does his son, Spike, in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
* Melanie Pearson from ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', not helped by her overreacting to Henry's jokes.
* The kid villain Tram from ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' has one of these.
* Mickey Doyle from ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', not helped by him also being TheHyena.
* Sheldon from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Whether it's supposed to be his way of actually laughing, or as a sarcastic chuckle for what us lower forms see as "humor", it's annoying.
* Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo in ''Series/ILoveLucy''. His laugh sounded phoney, and kind of forced, but it wasn't. That was Arnaz's real laugh.
* ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' had a notorious example in Robin Kipp. It actually proved useful at a haunted house site, when she dressed up as a phantom. Lucky those who haven't heard it.
* DC Kray from ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'', very much so.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "Robot of Sherwood", Robin Hood's boisterous laughter ''really'' gets on the Doctor's nerves.
-->'''Robin Hood:''' Robin Hood laughs in the face of all! Ha-ha-ha!\\
'''The Doctor:''' And do people ever punch you in the face when you do that?\\
'''Robin Hood:''' Not as yet, no.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Lucky ''I'm'' here, then, isn't it?
* ''Series/{{Alf}}''. Alf is PlayingCyrano, but finds the boy isn't interested in the girl after finding she has an annoying laugh.
-->'''Alf:''' So you're not going to take her out to the movies any more?
-->'''Boy:''' I will...just not to anything funny.
* Now disgraced TV personality Stuart Hall was famous for his laugh on TheSeventies crazy game show ''It's A Knockout''. A sort of choked braying hysteria that was unmistakeable. When the pan-European contest was hosted in Britain, other European commentators doing voice-overs for their own domestic audiences would stop and allow a whole continent to experience the Hall laugh.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/JerryLawler, especially while on commentary for the USWA and Wrestling/{{W|orld Wrestling Federation}}WF during the 90s and especially while {{fan boy}}ing for Wrestling/VinceMcMahon.
* Tony Atlas on WWECW while working on the Abraham Washington Show. Wrestling/JohnMorrison apparently liked it though.
* Mr. E of Los Mamitos, especially during his World Wrestling League promos.[[/folder]]

* Disk jockey Elliot Segal, of ''Elliot In The Morning'' in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, has a very annoying laugh.
* Australian cricket commentator Kerry O'Keefe.
* Dawn from the ''Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show'' has a very cackly and annoying laugh.
* During his tenure on ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'', the various laughs of Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling, were a fairly big part of the show - ranging from a low dirty giggle to a big expressive "Whoop!"
* Franchise/SherlockHolmes, in the BBC Radio adaptations starring Clive Merrison. Watson complains about it a few times.
* Musical theatre singer Elaine Paige, who presents a BBC show on Radio Two on Sunday afternoons, possesses quite possibly the most uniquely memorable laugh on British radio. It sounds like a cross between a braying donkey and a Loony Tunes character.

* In ''Oklahoma!'', the protagonist Curly dates a girl named Gertie to make heroine Laurey jealous. Gertie must be played by an actress who can affect an obnoxious laugh. An example of a particularly ear-splitting performance can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHtLvFbWqoQ here]]. That's Gertie cuddling Curly and laughing uproariously at the beginning of the video, while Laurey looks on from the porch in disgust and irritation.
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'': This page needs to start doing things... THE UMBRIDGE WAY! A DERDERDERDERDERDER. The extended version when [[CrosscastRole s/he]] tries to keep Harry from going to Hogsmeade is even more annoying.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* From ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Vexen and Larxene in the Japanese versions of ''Re: Chain of Memories''. People on Website/YouTube loop their laughs and dare people to see how long they can listen to them without clawing their ears forcibly off their heads. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRfMle74Zoc Have a listen.]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHy99AllPMk&feature=related Or two.]] Make it stop indeed.
** Seeing how he shares his Japanese voice actor with Vexen, Professor Hojo from ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' also possesses a high-pitched maddening cackle. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg66mdGHSHs Hear it for yourself]].
* Heidegger from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has a "gya-ha-ha" laugh that irritates the other heads of Shinra to no end. There's also Scarlet's "kya-ha-ha," Bugenhagen's "Ho ho ho" SantaClaus laugh and... well, let's just say this game is loaded with characters that have annoying laughs and leave it at that.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a SignatureScene where Tidus and Yuna start messing around by doing [[BadBadActing deliberately horrible fake laughing]] off a balcony.
* Moe the clown from case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''. "Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha!" You actually get penalized if you set off his laughter during the cross-examination, because the Judge is ''that'' annoyed by it.
** Also, [[TheHyena Calisto Yew]] from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations''.
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Misha's trademark "Wa ha ha~!" laugh seems to be this; it certainly seems to grate on Hisao's nerves after a while. Probably a good thing the developers decided not to go with full voice-acting...
* Soda Popinski of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' lets out a truly aggravating laugh when he knocks you down. It's bad enough in the Wii version, where it's a real person; in the NES version, it's an ''eight-bit digitized laugh'', similar to the one used by [[GameOverMan Ganon]] in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''.
** Nearly everyone does this in the Wii version.
* VideoGame/TeamFortress2: Given [[RuleOfFunny the nature of the game]] and [[BrattyHalfPint the character]], it's almost certain that the Scout's self-satisfied laughter is designed to annoy the people he kills. Given how he's also the source of many a MostAnnoyingSound, this isn't all that surprising.
** And then there's the Spy's laugh. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLj2deytB8 GAHAHAHAHA-HAA-snortsnort-AHAHAHAHA-snort-HAHAHA!]]
* Of course, there's the legendary ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'' dog, whose laugh has earned him the hatred of an entire generation of gamers.
** So naturally, when he was included as a fighter in the Wii U and 3DS iteration of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', that laugh is used in several animations, including his taunt.
* In ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'', your enemies are the dreaded Heaven Smiles who [[TakingYouWithMe blow up on contact]] and laugh constantly. Each different Smile has a different laugh, a good number of which are extremely annoying. (Especially the Bombhead Smiles)
* If you don't defeat all of the pigs in ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'', they will do a really annoying laugh. Thankfully you can skip it by pressing the "Restart Level" button.
* [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]]'s attempt at an EvilLaugh in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series can be this, especially to Etna, who considers it the MostAnnoyingSound.
* Evil's EvilLaugh from ''VideoGame/CustomRobo''.
* A number of characters in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' have rather annoying laughs, most infamously [[CuteWitch Lulu]] and ''especially'' [[MagicalGirl Lux]] who both have incredibly high-pitched and hysterical giggles. Extremely aggravating when spammed non-stop at your opponents, although you may find your teammates leaving you to fight alone just to get away from the sound. Picking Lux and spamming her laugh emotion is considered a free win in One for All games.
** Notably, Lux retains her laugh in her 2017 voiceover (done by [[Creator/CarrieKeranen the same voice actor]] [[RoleReprisal years later]]), but her Elementalist Lux skin, which has its own unique VO reflecting a generally more mature, grown-up Lux (also done by the same VO) have more subdued laughs.
* [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]] and [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi]] lets out one of these in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.
* Rochelle's laugh in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' comes off as shrill and annoying, which is what [[{{Troll}} some players do to annoy everyone else]].
* A knight's laugh in ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' is used to show how pompous and corrupt he is, especially during the attack on Gurak civilians.
* In ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'', Ultimate-Life-Form Kars has an ''unbelievably '''irritating''' '' cackle ''(Ha~Ha~HaHaHa~!)'' whenever he uses his long-ranged, obscenely powerful and ''unblockable'' tentacle attack that counters any and ''all'' attempts to jump close to him.
* Gannondorf and (as mentioned above) the dog half of the Duck Hunt duo in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4''. But somehow inverted w/ Palutena (who lets out a fetisy one during her [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pole-dancing taunt]]).
* This, amongst [[InterfaceScrew many]] [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave other]] [[SmugSmiler things,]] is the reason why [[CreepyChild Balloon Boy]] from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' is TheScrappy. He disables your lights and does nothing else except laugh at you. Over, and over, [[RuleOfThree and over,]] until Foxy inevitably jumps you, or the clock rolls over to 6 AM.
* [[{{JokeCharacter}} Hentai Woody]] of ''SlenderFortress'' is a prime example of this trope. When he kills someone, he lets out an extremely loud cackle that the ''entire'' server hears. It's fairly funny at first, but remember there's FOUR other clones of him. Say they all kill dozens of mercenaries at once. You've got yourself some class-A EarRape right there.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} Dota 2]]'': Every single one of Sniper's laughs, usually from either using his abilities or killing you. "[[http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/1/17/Snip_ability_shrapnel_03.mp3 HO HO! HA HA!]]"
* Benedict the rocket wielding [[BirdPeople hawk man]] from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has a really annoying laugh. When laughing too hard, it'll sometimes go over into clucking. Amusingly enough, it seems to annoy him the most.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Rich Evans of WebVideo/RedLetterMedia has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTEdf5VS3EA&feature=related an amazing laugh]] that the fans love, but still fits this trope.
* His laugh is probably the most annoying thing about ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange''.
* Penelope from ''WebVideo/TheQuestForGeekdom'' when she tries to do an EvilLaugh.
* LetsPlay/{{Gronkh}} tends to imitate one of these in OhCrap moments.
* During the wake held for their deceased comrade Jetstream, Achilles of the ''[[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]]'' turned to his teammate, Ultra-Man, and drunkenly asked, "Could you explain how a huge guy like you laughs like a six year old girl?"
* Nahman of the LetsPlay/GIProz has a "Monkey Laugh," which can be heard on Kieza's channel.
* ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'': Raye. "Where did you fly off to Darien? The moon? '''HA. HA. GET IT? I MADE A ''FUNNY'' KIDS.'''"
* "WebOriginal/DarkSydePhil": One of the things Phils detractors have problems with is his noticeably sarcastic laugh (common comparisons include circus seals, complete with clapping), though his normal laughing isn't much better.
* In the Creator/FoilArmsAndHog sketch, Arms as Maureen in ''Space Missions from Hell''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Beautiful Gorgeus in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''. To go along with it, she also makes faces that go very against her namesake whenever she does.
* Lemongrab of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. An utterly unnatural, unhappy shout of "HA HA HA!" The [[TheMentallyDisturbed mentally disturbed]] failed science experiment's voice is high-pitched, loud, and nasally ANYWAY, but when he laughs, he sounds absolutely deranged. "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH- OH! HAHAHAHHAHAHAOHHAOAHAOAHAOH..."
* Scratch from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
--> "We've got you now, hedgehog! Ba-HA ha-HAAA!!"
** Being a robotic rooster, his laugh was intentionally made to sound like a rooster crow.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had one from Stan Smith's one-time rival Chuck White.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' should most of them laughing at Baby Slyvester failing.
* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'''s famous "Huh huh huh huh", uttered whenever [[HehHehYouSaidX something could be taken as a dirty joke]], whenever they're aroused, or most commonly to end statements with. Would they really be Beavis and Butthead without it?
* The earliest version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny was merely irritating with a laugh very similar to Woody's...at a theater screening, when a dog finally hauled off and socked him, it was loudly cheered.
** Not to mention Characters/DaffyDuck's "Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo!" in his earlier cartoons, which is all but phased out in later shorts.
** Elmer Fudd also had the machine gun chuckle, but his was the M60 machine gun to WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'s .50 caliber.
** The gremlin from ''Falling Hare'' laughs the first notes of "Yankee Doodle".
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Reggie Bullnerd.
* Di Lung from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', who's laugh has a much more exaggerated Chinese accent than his speaking accent.
* Mandark from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
** It would later be revealed that the vague rhythm of his laugh applies to ''everything he does.'' "Brush! Brush brush! Brush brush brush buh brush!"
* The Kanker Sisters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy''. Lee's sounds masculine, Marie has a high-pitched cackle, and May snorts. A lot of times, they sound like a bunch of hyenas. Kevin's laughter is really annoying as well.
* Peter Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. His wife Lois too, in later episodes.
** Peter notes that a ride is going to get rougher than dating a hot girl with a bad laugh, as shown in [[http://www.noob.us/humor/family-guy-hot-girl-with-a-bad-laugh/ this]] CutawayGag.
** One episode had Stewie Griffin having an annoying laugh that he used each time a joke came up in a sitcom.
* WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'s "A-hyuk a-hyuk a-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh-HUH!"
* Oskar Kokoshka in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a very tired-sounding chuckle that he often makes at something he finds funny that other people around him do not.
--> Eh heh-heh-heh!
* [[SimpletonVoice Baby Shellby]] in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' revealed that [[CreepyChild Heloise]] had cursed a man to never laugh because she thought his laugh was annoying.
* The one shot character Cissy Cobb from the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Peggy The Boggle Champ", it when something like "Ah haw haw haw ha!"
* Brattus from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' has a rather obnoxious-sounding laugh when laughing at Bogus's expense. Sometimes, however, he will just giggle in a matter near similar to that of [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Muttley]].
* The otherwise [[SmugSnake smooth and charismatic]] Flim Flam Brothers of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]]" celebrate their villainous victory with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AUpn-vhYc gratingly nasal and monotonous cackle]]. It doesn't help that this is right after they've [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]]. Not a good way to start your business...
** [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and [[BetaBitch Silver Spoon]] have this too, especially when they are laughing at the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
* The roaches of ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' have a collective one that they do at least once per episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' has the machine gun chuckle. You're hearing it in your head right now as you listen to this, aren't you?
--> "Aak akakakakaka"
* Sheegwa from ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat''.
* This is a plot point in the ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' episode "Laugh Quake". Each of the title characters thinks the other has an annoying laugh, so they try to remedy it by going to a comedy club, where they are eventually kicked out. Later, both get crapped on by a bird, trying (and ultimately failing) to hold in their laughter, which eventually starts a chain reaction.
* Nester from ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''.
* Timmy lets out several of these in the ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' episode, ''Supersize Timmy''.
* Max Hare in the ''SillySymphony'' short "Disney/TheTortoiseAndTheHare". "Ha-HAA-ha-HAA-ha-HAAAAAA!"
* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants has a combination High Nasal Twitter and Hyena-like Cackle.
** One of which is a dolphin 'twitter' exactly like Flipper's.
** Squidward has a honky laugh.
*** In the German dub, Squidward had this guttural cackle.
* Lok, Zariah and The Pupununu Tribe from ''WesternAnimation/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''.
* Professor Calamitous' daughter [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Gorgeous]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.
-->'''Sheen:''' That laugh could get annoying.
* Kooky in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''.
* Banana Joe from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* Billy's laugh from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' it goes like "Duhee Hee Hee Hee". His laugh is genetically carried over from his father.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'' episode "Grumpy Old Bee" has the [[ScoutOut Honey Bee Trope]] falling into this category.
* Nelson's "HAAA-HA!" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Krusty the Clown's goofy "A-Hoo-He-He-He-He!"
* Jerry from the Gene Deitch ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons had a particularly obnoxious laugh.
* Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Mandy has a really annoying laugh. It sounds like a goat's bleating.
** In the episode "Futureshock," where she's becoming the world's number one celebrity twenty years in the future, all of her admirers adopt the same laugh.
* Jack Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. He's a CardCarryingVillain constantly trying to perfect his EvilLaugh, but in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZF8ucW90MI this instance]] tries too hard.
* Lemony, Rondo Jr., and the school students in WesternAnimation/YakkityYak.
* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'''s distinct laugh, which is meant to sound like a woodpecker tapping on wood.
** Parodied in Creator/TexAvery's ''Screwy Squirrel'' cartoons, which contain a woodpecker with a laugh reminiscent of a woodpecker screaming through a duck lure.
*** Screwy himself sometimes had a high pitched "ah-yuk-yuk-yuk" laugh.

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* [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]]'s laughter, according to historians, was indeed described by his friends as "grating a cobblestone down a piano's string."
* Creator/RickyGervais is well known for his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUh3Zm98o7U hysterical cackle of a laugh.]]
* A number of sitcoms that Creator/JamesLBrooks worked on, including ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', frequently featured Brooks' own loud, honking laugh as part of the studio audience.
* Every character Creator/FranDrescher has ever played has a donkey-like nasal bray of a laugh... because the actress herself really laughs like that.
-->'''Creator/RogerEbert''': Fran Drescher is a taste I have not acquired, but I concede that one could acquire it. It would help if she made a silent film.
* Creator/TomSelleck's actual laugh is of the "high-toned hyena cackle" variety.
* The late Michael Landon laughed that way, too.
* Creator/JimmyCarr, [[https://youtu.be/BlgkeLjryRU as he points out in the page quote]]. (It's also been compared to a goose [[BestialityIsDepraved being interfered with]].)
-->'''Rob Brydon''': Ditch it, and ditch it ''now''.
* ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Tatiana del Toro has a laugh that is equivalent to dragging one's fingernails down a blackboard. It's not supposed to be intentional, but that's debatable.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QLSRMoKKS0 Pretty much everywhere, it's gonna be hot.]]
* Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. "Octomom". Particularly frightening during her interview on ''Series/TheView''.
* [[Series/ILoveLucy Ricky Ricardo's]] distinctive "AHH! AHH! AHH! AHH!" laugh was Desi Arnez's real life laugh. Occasionally you hear it in the live studio audience.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eX45Ce_MW8 Natalie Portman]]
* At the final screening of ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' at Sundance, where Creator/KevinSmith was hoping to find a distributor, after about 20 minutes or so, Kevin noticed someone with a loud, incredibly obnoxious laugh drowning out the laughter of ''the rest of the audience.'' "Turns out it's [[Creator/MiramaxFilms Harvey Weinstein]]."
* Alan Alda's laugh, frequently heard on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.
* The French channel Canal+ caricatured its then-president Dominique Farrugia's laugh as sounding like a sea-lion.
* [[http://youtu.be/UuuRHLeHPic This guy's laugh]] will give you nightmares.
* Due to internet stereotypes, the Brazillian "HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE" has become the bane of MMO players everywhere.
* Creator/CraigFerguson, when he first started hosting ''Series/TheLateLateShow'', was told by his producer that his laugh made him "sound like a psychopath", a fault he openly acknowledged.
* Comedian Esther Ku.
* Joshua Hayward of The Horrors has a ''really'' unnerving laugh, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0oESooo5ZU here]]. (It helps that it ''might'' be an affectation.))
* Creator/AndersonCooper's laugh is often said to sound like a dying weasel.
* Comedienne Creator/SarahSilverman has a variety of these. [[http://youtu.be/r8SaU30MZVU Andy Samberg calls her out on it, then everyone tries to follow her with their own annoying laughs]].
* According to her husband (Freddy Prinze Jr.), Creator/SarahMichelleGellar laughs "like a hyena suffering through an epileptic fit." According to him, he finds it endearing that she has the one "unforgiveable flaw".
* Creator/JimCarrey once joked during an appearance on Letterman that success had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EffPnse4WQs introduced him to the way]] that [[NoblewomansLaugh wealthy people laugh]].
* One clip on ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' showed a woman laughing like an asthmatic donkey.
* Sweden's 2016 season of reality show "''Paradise Hotel''" had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldNGUHpdhQM this girl's rather unique laugh]], beginning roughly 30 seconds into the clip.