->''"You put your whole self into that laugh, don't you?"''
-->-- '''Marcia''' to Lonesome Rhodes, ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd''

There are some unique laughs that, when imitated by anyone, immediately bring to mind a single person. It may be an AnnoyingLaugh (even a MostAnnoyingSound) or an EvilLaugh, it may be the sounds/words used, or the fact that it's [[DissonantLaughter at a terribly inappropriate time]], but everyone knows who it's connected to. When this happens, this person has a Signature Laugh.

It doesn't count if it reminds you of a ''type'' of person (like the NoblewomansLaugh), nor just a ''type'' of laugh (like TheHyena). It must be an individual who springs immediately to mind when it's heard. Can overlap somewhat with VerbalTic.

Some of these sounds are difficult to translate onto a page, but when you hear them, you know.

Compare AnnoyingLaugh, EvilLaugh, LaughingMad.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46azV0isnyc The Jolly Green Giant's]] musical "Ho ho ho!" Spelled the same as Santa's but very different.
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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Master Roshi.
* Almost every major character in ''OnePiece'' has a unique laugh. Villains especially. [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Laughter_Style Here is a list.]]
** Giants in particular always seem to have some incredibly strange laughs.
* Ryuk from ''Manga/DeathNote'': "Hyuk hyuk hyuk!" Light Yagami's typical EvilLaugh even became a MemeticMutation.
* Tsuruya from ''SuzumiyaHaruhi''.
* ''{{Kinnikuman}}'': Ashuraman's "Ka ka ka ka ka" laugh is so deeply associated with him that it's featured in his VillainSong.
* Prussia from ''AxisPowersHetalia'' has the rather unique "Kesesesesese".
** In the dub, France has "onhonhonhon", the stereotypical French laugh.
** Some fans use "kolkolkolkol" as Russia's laugh and "fusosososo" as Spain's laugh, but they are actually a MadnessMantra and a "cheer-up charm" respectively. Russia's actual [[StepfordSmiler "laugh"]] is [[GigglingVillain "ufufufu~"]] (or "uhuhuhu")
** America's "DDDDDDDD"... no, that's [[{{Emoticon}} not]] how it's actually pronounced. The anime/drama [=CD=]s just go with a loud rhythmic "Ha ha ha ha!"
** Poland has "WAHAHAHA!"
* Kururu in ''KeroroGunsou''.
** Hell, all of the Keronians do: Keroro = "Kerokerokero!", Giroro = "Girogirogiro!", Tamama = "Tamatamatama!".
* ''RanmaOneHalf'': Kodachi Kuno's (high pitched in the anime) "ohohohohohohohoho". Her appearance is always accompanied or heralded with that laugh.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Weevil Underwood/Insector Haga's laugh is written as "Hyo hyo hyo!" in the manga and the video games.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Don Kanonji, whose signature is striking a pose and going, "BO-HA-HA-HA-HA!"
* In ''StrikeWitches'', Sakamoto Mio had a signature laugh in the first season, when she was played by Chiba Saeko (Ha! Ha! Ha!). In the second season, Chiba was unavailable to play the character, so she was played by Seto Saori, who didn't use the laugh.
* In ''SamuraiSeven'' everytime [[DeadpanSnarker Okara]] makes a snide comment she follows it with a SHSHSHSHSH hissing laugh
* [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kaname Madoka]] has a "Weheeheehee" laugh.'
* Kusukusu of ShugoChara has a distinctive laugh that sounds much like her MeaningfulName.
** In Japanese, kusukusu is onomatopoeia for giggling.
* [[LightNovel/YuushaNiNarenakattaOreWaShibushibuShuushokuOKetsuiShimashita Yuushibu]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAM4T8C91Lw Fino]]. Her laugh is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phXJ3BYG0Ak quite consistent]] too.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[LegacyCharacter The second]] BlueBeetle Ted Kord always has his laughter written as "BWAH-HA-HA-HA"
** This laugh is so memorable that the entire ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' era is often referred to as the "Bwah-Ha-Ha Era".
* "Fnarr, Fnarr, Fnarr!" will forever be associated with the ''{{Viz}}'' character Finbarr Saunders. Usually it was unleashed whenever he noticed a DoubleEntendre, however convoluted.
* Some versions of ComicBook/TheCreeper have their own unique laugh. Some of them [[BrownNote can drive a man mad.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': Curly's "Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk"
* Creator/MauriceChevalier's iconic "hon hon hon" laugh, which has become the standard way French FunnyForeigner people laugh in comedy.
* Louis from ''RevengeOfTheNerds''.
* Tommy's signature "haha" from ''Film/TheRoom.'' Often used at inappropriate times.
* Sid James's dirty laugh was a staple of the ''Film/CarryOn'' films.
* JohnWayne, in many of his roles. "Dah-Haa, dah-haaa, da-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
* Pee-wee Herman also had a very distinctive laugh, sounding like ''"Haw Haw Haw"''.
* ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'': [[EddieMurphy Axel Foley]] has a distinctive laugh, to the point where it was featured in the promos.
* Christopher Lambert seems to have a signature laugh across multiple characters. As Connor Macleod (of clan Macleod) from ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', he frequently used a creepy "heheheh" sort of laugh, and then later used the same laugh as Lord Rayden in ''Film/MortalKombat''.
** French site nanarland proudly presents [[http://www.nanarland.com/machinerire.htm the Christopher Lambert laugh machine]].
* Dr. Evil from ''Film/AustinPowers''.
* Mozart's AnnoyingLaugh in ''{{Amadeus}}'' announces his presence whenever he's in the area.
* Brought up in ''Film/TheGreatRace'' when [[HarmlessVillain Professor Fate]] is told to change his laugh to match that of the [[IdenticalStranger prince he's impersonating]].
* In ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'', Lonesome Rhodes rides to fame on his signature "Haw. Haw. Haw." laugh.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Creator/TerryPratchett seems to love these:
** "Hat. Hat. Hat." from Mr. Cletes
** Dragon-King-of-Arms and his ''"ah-ha"''.
** The Death of Rats and his [[foldercontrol]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Walder Frey always laughs with a nasal "heh". His grandson in a narration mentions how much he hates it.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''TheMuppets'' have plenty:
** [[TheMuppetShow Stadler and Waldorf]] use "DOH-ho-ho-ho-hoh!"
** [[Series/SesameStreet Ernie's]] hissing "hee-hee-hee"
** And don't forget Bert's bleating "ahahahahahahahahahah!"
** The Count's "ONE! Ah... ah...ah!"
** Elmo has one of the most distinctive laughs in children's television, as anyone who has ever owned a Tickle-Me-Elmo doll can attest to.
* Arnold Horshack from ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' had two [[MemeticMutation signature lines]]: "Oooh, Oooh, Mr. Kotter," and his SignatureLaugh.
* Tim Allen's grunting laugh from ''Series/HomeImprovement'', which came from his standup routine).
* ''Series/TheNanny'': Fran Drescher's nasal, snorting laugh.
* Kitty on ''Series/That70sShow''. Both how she laughs, and how often she laughs.
* Series/FawltyTowers: Sybil Fawlty
* Janice from ''Series/{{Friends}}'', with her nasally "nghanghanghangha"
* In an episode of ''Series/SisterSister'', Tia has a boyfriend whose laugh is very hard to miss, and it ends up being the way she finds out that he is on a date with another girl.
* Moss uses this trope in ''TheITCrowd'' when acting as dungeon master for a game of DungeonsAndDragons. He announces that the players see a familiar face emerge from a crowd, then, as the character, gives a distinctive "Ho ho ho!" The players all recognize the laugh and shout the character's name.
* Creator/RikMayall's characters all share the same over-the-top nervous laugh.
* Steve Urkel in ''Series/FamilyMatters'' snorted whenever he laughed.
* Sheldon Cooper in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. His very fake-seeming laugh is more of a brief bout of hyperventilation, and underscores his [[TheComicallySerious general lack of humor]].
* Rick Harrison of ''Series/PawnStars'' has a distinctive [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am915MRR0_g staccato, wheezing laugh]].
* The Fourth Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a really distinctive, booming, rather sinister laugh that ''Who'' fans just love doing impressions of.
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[[folder:Music]]
* French singer HenriSalvador had a very unique and amusing laugh. He even worked it into many of his musical singles.
* Louie the Turkey on FrankZappa's album "Lumpy Gravy" has a very eccentric laugh. Let us put it this way: there is a reason they called him "the turkey".
* Flemish singer, TV presenter and politician Margriet Hermans has a very loud and instantly recognizable laugh.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* [[RichBitch "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase]] has such an iconic EvilLaugh that it's been incorporated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4TG56KGZ4 his theme music.]]
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Difficult to type, but the radio version of The Shadow had a very distinctive laugh, at least when Orson Welles was in the role.
* Carolina Bermudez (of ''Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo'') has a quite a distinctive laugh, a "Ha ha ha ha!" that is almost like a fusion of an evil cackle and [[NightmareRetardant Elmo's]] [[Series/SesameStreet laugh]].
* The Great Gildersleeve... Again, impossible to spell out. Also crosses over to LiveActionTV.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''{{Amagami}}'': Miya's "Nishishishi"
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Kefka' "Uwehehehe!" It's so iconic, it got incorporated into his FinalBoss BattleThemeMusic.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Heidigger and Scarlet are at one point referred to as "Gya-Ha-Ha" and "Kya-Ha-Ha" by Cait Sith.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'': Alfred Ashford is known for his hideous laugh.
* Fassad's "Nwehehehehehe!" in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''
* The dog in ''DuckHunt'', as well as the [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_d-D91mI4nEs/TS04_yEdBrI/AAAAAAAABWE/dYhwgFBWsYI/s400/DuckHuntDog.jpg pose he makes.]]
* The {{Pokemon}} Croagunk and its evolution, Toxicroak, both have distinctive high-pitched, cackling cries.
** In Gold/Silver/Crystal and the remakes, there's one particular rocket grunt who has a distinctive laugh of 'hyuk hyuk hyuk'. In fact it's practically the only way he is differentiated from the other grunts.
** And all of the villains from the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games.
--->'''Skuntank''': "Chaw haw haw haw!"
--->'''Koffing''': "Whoa ho ho ho!"
--->'''Zubat''': "Heheheheheheheheh!"
--->[[spoiler: '''[[TheDragon Dusknoir]]''']]: "Ooh hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!"
--->[[{{Mooks}} '''The Sableyes''']]: "Weh heh heh heh!"
--->[[spoiler: '''[[BigBad Darkrai]]''']]: "[=MuhehehehehehehehahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!=]"
* VideoGame/DonkeyKong, in the arcade game: AAH. AAH. AAH.
* ''VideoGame/ExitFate'''s ThoseTwoBadGuys: Trevor's "Hohohohoho" and Sick's "Hihihihihi".
* Larxene's laugh as well as Vexen's laugh and death cry are pretty well known around the ''KingdomHearts'' fandom.
* Banjo of ''BanjoKazooie'' fame has a Goofy-like but still distinct "guh-hyuck".
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon's]]'' [[EverybodyLaughsEnding ending]], The King has a rather well-known [[MemeticMutation "OAHOHOHOHOHAHAHAHA!"]] partnered with Zelda's "Eh heh heh... Ehehehehe!"
** VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink has Ganon laughing over the GameOver screen: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2VnS8mwW-g HOAH HOAH HOAH HOAH HOAH!]]
* Dr. Eggman of the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series has his [[NoblewomansLaugh "Ohohohoho!"]] laugh, originally from the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', but starting with ''Anime/SonicX'', Mike Pollock began imitating the laugh in English.
* [[TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]]: "Mmhmhmhm... ahahahaha... AHAAHAHAHAHAHA!" It's his VictoryPose, no less.
* Brian Fury from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has a mechanical, echoing "Ahahahahaha!" when he throws an enemy.
* Heaven smiles in {{Killer7}} have very distinctive laugh. Possibly invoked, as variations of Heaven smiles have different laughs, allowing you to tell what exactly is about to [[ActionBomb blow your face off.]]
* Many villains from the Mario {{RPG}}s have signature laughs. They may or may not be rendered as a sound effect (most are simply printed out as text, especially in the ''PaperMario'' series).
** Lord Crump's "Buh! Buh! Buh huh huh!"
** Grodus's "Gack ack ack ack!"
** Count Bleck's "Bleh heh heh heh heh! BLECK!"
* This is practically an unspoken requirement to be an Overlord in the NipponIchi multiverse, as [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]], [[MakaiKingdom Zetta]] and [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]] all have their own {{Evil Laugh}}s. Laharl deserves special mention as his laugh is almost always the first thing you hear whenever he shows up.
* ''SuikodenII'': Luca Blight and his "HOO HOO HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!" (Yes. Tons of exclamation mark)
* [[WarioLand Wario]]'s "Wahahaha!"
* Clank of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' has a distinctive "Ee-hehehehehe!" for his laugh.
* Bald Bull and Soda Popinski from the NES PunchOut are the only characters who laugh at you.
* In ''Videogame/SengokuBasara'', Matabe has a high-pitched "Kekekekekeke" as his maniacal laugh.
* From ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'':
** Tortimer has "Heh heh HORF!"
** Lazy villagers have "A huh huh huh!"
** Cranky villagers have "GAH HA HA HA!" There's even a conversation in ''New Leaf'' where a cranky villager will try to convince a lazy villager to adopt their laugh.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''KatawaShoujo'' has Misha's "Wahahahaha~!" Yes, the tilde is mandatory!
* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has quite a few of these.
** Ihhihihihi! (Battler)
** Hohohohoho… (Kumasawa)
** Wahahaha! (Hideyoshi)
** Kihihihihihihi… (Maria)
** Kukkukuku… uhyahyahyahyahya!!! (Beatrice)
** EVA-Beatrice in the PS3 version has a high-pitched laugh that is… hard to describe. It has to be heard.
** And the sound novels themselves have their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnH9Gbw4ybk signature laugh.]]
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': Dr. Knickerbockers, the [[SlasherSmile crazy smiling]], [[EvilLaugh evil laughing]] midget doctor: "Eeeheeeheheheheheh!". Apparently [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/4p40 a similar being haunts artist Kent Archer's nightmares]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Rich Evans from RedLetterMedia has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTEdf5VS3EA&feature=related an amazing laugh.]]
* LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} has a distinctive laugh that crops up rather often due to his easily amused nature.
* TheAnnoyingOrange: Nyehhehehehehehe
* PewDiePie's laugh sounds like he's gasping for breath every few seconds.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ScoobyDoo has his "[=heHeHEHeHehe=]" chortle, often followed by, "Rooby Roo!"
* ''TheSimpsons:''
** Nelson's distinctive mocking laugh is his catchphrase.
** Also, Ms. Krabapple's single "HA!"
** And Krusty's "[=HoohoohoohooHAHA=]!"
** And also, Dr. Hibbert's various "Eh-HEH-HEH-HEH!"
** Marge's giggle and Patty and Selma's cackle
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[GlacierWaif Toph's]] laugh was what tipped [[TheChosenOne Aang]] off that she was the girl from his vision.
* ''TheProudFamily'' has Papi's nigh-irreproducible laugh. It was a plot point once, when an imposter actually managed to get it down perfectly.
* The distinctive throaty snickering of Dick Dastardly's canine sidekick, Muttley, in ''The WackyRaces'' and ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''. Pioneered by a wiseguy dog in a Huckleberry Hound cartoon, then perfected later by Precious Pupp on TheAtomAntShow. Used later by Muttley expy Mumbly.
* Several ''WesternAnimation/{{Batman}}'' villains:
** The Penguin's "wah wah" squawking laugh
** Riddler's high pitched giggle
** Joker's maniacal cackle (particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb8fWUUXeKM Mark Hamill's interpretation]])
* WesternAnimation/YoungJustice gives us Robin's (Dick Grayson's) signature cross between giggling and a maniacal cackle that is often heard right before he appears on-screen from wherever he had ninja-d off too. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j04WxblQqUE It has to be heard to be believed]]
* ''HarveyBirdman'': HA-HA! Phil Ken Sebben!
* {{Goofy}}'s distinctive "Ah-Hyuk!"
** Which has passed onto his son, Max Goof.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Elmer Fudd's "Huhuhuhuh".
* MickeyMouse's high-pitched giggle from when WaltDisney was voicing him. Wayne Allwine's short "Ha-ha!" from more recent times is almost as memorable.
* Most ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' characters have distinctive laughs:
** [=SpongeBob=]'s dolphin giggle.
** Patrick's moron laugh.
** Squidward's nasal chortle.
** Mr. Krabs' pirate-accented "Ar-ar-ar-ar".
** Plankton's EvilLaugh.
* Dishonest John's [[EvilLaugh "Nya-ha-HAH!"]] from ''BeanyAndCecil''.
* {{Popeye}}: "Ug-ug-ug-ug-ug!"
** In at least one early cartoon he actually vocalizes "Arf! Arf! Arf!" as per his comic-strip self.
* Mandark from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has his "[=HA haHA! HA haHA haHA=]!" In fact, one episode has no dialogue apart from this, Dexter's laugh and a few other sounds.
* WoodyWoodpecker's "Ha-ha-ha-HAAAAA HA!"
* The titular characters of ''BeavisAndButthead'' were practically defined by their signature laughs, "Ehhhehehe" and "Uhhhhuhuhu" respectively. One episode is dedicated to their inability to cease this laughter.
* Roger Klotz from ''{{Doug}}'': "HUH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!"
* June's cute high-pitched laughter in ''KaBlam''.
* Theodore's "huhuhuhuhuhuh!" giggle in ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''.
* Yak-Yak on ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop. Laughs at everything, even if he's on the receiving end of pain. And the Hooded Claw as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': Flapjack's laugh.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Eric Cartman's "nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh nyehhh nyeh, heh heh heh heh heh hehhh!"
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Drew Carey, mostly in ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', whenever the laughs got out of hand.
* Creator/TomHiddleston's laugh. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hu15p3o1Yg Ehehehehe!]]
* Ed [=McMahon=] from ''TheTonightShow'' had a distinctive, deep belly laugh.
* Peter Lorre's "A-henh" laugh is a standard part of any impression done of him.
* Renard Queenston of Creator/LapfoxTrax has an unspellable laugh that has become famous among those of their fans who watch their livestreams. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuB71VA09ys Really, it's indescribable.]]
* ''IronChef'' Michael Symon's hysterical laugh sounds somewhat like the laughter of a hyena.
* French cartoonist RolandTopor had a very loud and haunting laugh, which can be heard in Creator/WernerHerzog's adapation of "Nosferatu" (1979), in which Topor plays Dracula's assistant.
* Craig Charles has a distinctive and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2zyIM4Xr8I&feature=player_detailpage#t=432s recognizable laugh]], which he, of course, passed over to his characters.
* There are few who can laugh as loud as RickyGervais when KarlPilkington is around.
* Creator/JimmyCarr has an unusual, gasping laugh that is often mocked on panel shows. He says it sounds like a dying seal.
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[[folder:Other]]
* SantaClaus, in all his incarnations, is thought to give a jolly "Ho Ho Ho!" which often indicates his presence when he's not visible.
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