Large Ham: Other

Professional Wrestling

  • Ric Flair didn't just become The Man with his endless series of great matches, but also because of his huge charisma. Give the man a microphone, and he just explodes with ham, whether to sell a feud, or just because he could! He couldn't just do an interview with Mean Gene, he always had to do an interview with MEEEEEEEEAN... WOOO! BY GOD, GENE!!!
  • The only people in professional wrestling to get any real success without a manager acting as a Large Ham, or being a ham themselves were Chris Benoit and Bret Hart. Though even Bret Hart had 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 Vince McMahon turns into a Large Ham, not only on the WWE's own programming, but whenever there's a camera on him. This is best shown in the documentary Beyond The Mat, 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 without laughing.
  • And then there's Hulk Hogan, who almost merits his own page on this wiki and set the standard among Professional Wrestling for large hamminess that all others emulate.
  • The Ultimate Warrior. 'Nuff said.
  • Santino Marella. "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!"
  • Randy "Macho Man" Savage demands his place on this list, Oh Yeeeeaaaaaaaaah!!
    • So does Black Machismo.
  • Bryan Danielson was long pegged as an impossibly brilliant wrestler who unfortunately had no personality. Then he won the 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 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).
  • Kurt Angle certainly qualifies. This was lampshaded by John Cena: 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' ham sandwich!
  • CM Punk has taken a turn for the gloriously hammy ever since adding religious/cult overtones to his Smug Straight Edge gimmick. His performance at the 2010 Royal Rumble, where he cuts a promo interspersed with eliminating whoever comes out next doubles as both a 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. It's clobberin' time."
  • Ted DiBiase. 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. Ted DiBiase, Jr...not so much.
  • Kevin Sullivan was pure deviled ham during his "powers of darkness" phase in the 1980's.
  • Vickie Guerrero 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 Eddie Guerrero was so hammy he made nephew Chavo come off as flat.
  • Jillian Hall, 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. John Morrison helped The Miz and Joey Mercury get over this way. (Mercury helped Morrison on the wrestling side in exchange)
  • What if you got a nearly seven foot tall guy pretend to be a zombie gravedigger? He's supposed to be The Stoic, 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 William Moody, give him a Punny Name, and have him ham it up, preferably with a hilarious voice. The results are deliciously hammy.
  • On the 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 "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).
    • Bray Wyatt. He's got the wholeworld with his ham.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am a LARGE HAM.
  • Handsome Jimmy Valiant, The Boogie Woogie Man, had a gruff, powerful voice that was at maximum volume at all times. Jerry Lawler admitted in his autobiography that Jimmy was untouchable in the old days of Memphis Wrestling when it came to promo work, even if he wasn't the best wrestler in the world. Expect Jimmy to say "baby," "daddy," "woo!" and his own name as often as possible.

  • 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 Spitting Image:
      Sir Donald: Do you serve... a ham salad?
      Waiter: We serve salad to anyone.
  • The radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 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.
  • Daws Butler as THE FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON in St. George and the Dragonet. The dragon is arrested by St. George (Stan Freberg) for devouring maidens out of season and overacting.
  • Ray Goulding, one-half of radio satirists Bob & Ray, who used his classic theatrical baritone to great effect in skits calling for this character type. Partly justified by the medium he was parodying, but mostly just because he was having a whole lot of fun.
  • Edwin Blackgaard is an in-universe example from Adventures in Odyssey, 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 That Mitchell and Webb Sound, 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.
  • Basil Rathbone: "I love Radio, but then I am an awful ham!"
  • Anthony Head (yes, Giles from Buffy) as gloating Card-Carrying Villain Mr Gently Benevolent in Dickensian parody Bleak Expectations
  • Tom Baker as Sir Edward Marshall Hall in The Trials of Marshall Hall. Justified, since Sir Edward was well-known for his florid, theatrical style in court.
  • BBC film critic Mark Kermode can go into this category sometimes, especially when he gets into his trademark rant modes.
  • Riders Radio Theater: Pretty much the whole cast, given it is satirical radio melodrama.

Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy
  • Brian Regan.
  • Dane Cook 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.
  • Robin Williams
  • Lewis Black
  • German cabaret artist Serdar Somuncu often poses as a Large Ham, intentionally exaggerating the trope.
  • Patton Oswalt
  • 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.

Tabletop Games
  • Seemingly every person of higher rank in the Imperium of Man, Chaos, or other factions in the Warhammer 40,000 universe comes with a large slice of ham.
  • 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 Exalted, it seems like one of the prerequisites for becoming one of the titular Exalted is to be a colossal ham, and The Fair Folk, 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 Evil Plan.
  • Anyone in Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine 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.

Theme Parks
  • Ooblar is definitely this in Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, possibly even more-so than in the 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 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, who always makes it joyfully clear to everyone that he has electricity powers.

  • Tower of God:
    • Rak. Being a 4 meter tall alligator does that to you.
    • 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?"