Large Ham / Web Original

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There Are No Girls on the Internet. Hams, on the other hand...


  • If you thought Chuggaaconroy was a large ham, does his best friend and possibly Big Brother Mentor ProtonJon have one that reduces Chugga, Tim, and his other friends into a pile of laughter. Together with them or other hammy friends as co-comentators in his live streams can it evolve into a World of Ham. Even his girlfriend is a Large Ham.
  • Gaylord Steambath, the antagonistic and sociopathic griefer server operator from Minecraft The N00b Adventures, who constantly alternates between a theatrical, grandiose shout and a creepy, low and somewhat flamboyant tone with random pauses and who, on a slight off note, may or may not be gay, is quite a straight example of this trope. All part of his... unique personality, of course. If you want further clarification on this topic, read the following quotes, if you will (just be wary of the major spoilers on the second one):
    Gaylord: They call me Gaylord Steambath... I am the operator of this server. But... you may refer to me as... god...
    Gaylord: Fine! You win this battle! But heed my words, and heed them well, inferiors! You may think removing my powers will save you from grief, but there are hundreds, thousands more just like me! Enjoy your moment of serendipity, for I, Gaylord Steambath, Eater of Worlds, shall-
    Gaylord Steambath has been banned.
  • The let's player Johne Awesome does his best to make his let's plays a way to cheer you up as much as possible. Even when depressed himself!
  • HELLO MY LOYAL SUBSCRIBERS! THIS IS PHANTOMSAVAGE AND WELCOME BACK TO (insert LP here)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • Yami/Pharaoh certainly qualifies.
      "I can do anything I want, because I'm voiced by DAN GREEN!"
      "ATTENTION DUELISTS! MY HAIR HAS BECOME AN INTERNET PHENOMENON!"
    • And then we have Marik.
      "Foolish fools! There are no women in Yu-Gi-Oh! There are only extremely girly men! And I am the most girly of them all!"
  • *WHA-PSH* TOP O' THE MORNING TO YA, LADDIES!
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog:
    • Nathan Fillion puts the "ham" in Captain Hammer. But he's playing a smarmy, self-absorbed superhero caricature—it would be impossible to portray the character any other way. Fillion remarked that it was the only time in his career a director had to tell him to be more of a ham.
      Captain Hammer (singing while giving Dr. Horrible the finger): "Everyone's a hero in their WAAAAAAAY?!?"
    • Doctor Horrible himself becomes Doctor Hamible in the last act, during the song "Slipping", and Act II - Brand New Day is a delicious slice of ham.
  • The Time... Guys uses this for its fair share of characters, most notably Christopher Columbus, Caveman in Episode III, and Alexander the Great at Knocken.
  • O'Malley from Red vs. Blue may very well be the largest ham in the history of Machinima.
    "Now be careful, mustn't give away our position with maniacal laughter!"
    "Even though what I want is something frightening! WHAT I WANT is something PURE EVIL, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!"
    • O'Malley's the undisputed king of this in Red vs. Blue, but fellow villain Wyoming is no slouch, and The Director shows shades of this as well at times.
    "I don't give a DAMN about you and your committee!"
  • Strong Bad from Homestar Runner. In Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, when Dadgeresque, AKA Senor Cardgage, "died", and Dangeresque, AKA Strong Bad, sounded like his head was about to blow off his body. This was just one of his many instances of hamminess, however.
    Strong Bad: "Well, I heard a techno song one time that went like, 'Doom doom doom doom', and then this other part came in and it was like, 'Dudalado! Dudalado! Dudalado! Dudalado!' And there's always this high-pitched noise, you know, like a siren that's like, 'DOO-DA-DA-DIDDLE!! DOO-DA-DA-DIDDLE!!!' And then there's the obligatory old movie quote from some sci-fi movie, it's like, 'The system is down! DOO-DA-DA-DIDDLE!!! DOO-DA-DA-DIDDLE!!!!'"
    Strong Bad: "WHY? WHY DO MY THIRTY-YEAR-OLD ELECTRONICS KEEP BREAKING ON ME???"
    • TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!!
      • And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!
  • Survival of the Fittest:
  • The lonelygirl15 recurring villain Ted McKinley (aka PharmaGuy), especially in his first appearance.
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd alternates between somewhat constrained and really exaggerated Unstoppable Rage (particularly during rants, and sometimes even silent, like his Kaiju impersonation during the Godzilla video).
    "I'm the LORD of the HARVEST!"
    BRING IT DOWN, BRING IT DOWN!"
  • While on the subject of web reviewers, just about anyone on That Guy with the Glasses qualifies.
    For Side-Kickassia! And geekery! [Races away bearing a sword.]
    "Take comfort in my masculine arms!"
    "And then, the uncultured harlot was so overwhelmed, she attempted to consume her vichysoisse with a desert spoon! A-HWAH-HWAH-HWAH-HWAH!"
    • The opening of his "Hey Soul Sister", when he attempts to invoke Tranquil Fury. Especially when he briefly brings up the song "This is Why I'm Hot": "I haven't heard it in years, and that suits me fiiine!"
  • Mille Chanteau of Ilivais X is the queen of ham. If she's in battle, it's all but guaranteed anything she says is an epic speech of some kind, and it's not limited to then either. Of course, there's also Seyne (that comes with being a Sanger Zonvolt Expy though), most of the GEKICOM and STRUQ members, hell, even Iriana has her moments.
  • From such web podcasts as With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, James Adomian's oft-used Tom Leykis impression. James Adomian takes Tom Leykis' eccentric personality and dials it Up to Eleven. What we have is a screaming, raving, self-aware misogynist who never lets anyone get a word in edgewise.
  • Bottom of Wormtooth Nation hams it up in every scene. This is understandable since he is based on the character of the same name from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • "I'M A CAAAAAAAAPITALIIIIIIIIIST!!! AND I DESERVE. THE RESPECT. ACCORDED THAT GODDAMN TITLE I'VEBEENSAYINGTHATSINCE DAY WWWUUN!!!"
  • There Will Be Brawl is a series that plays melodrama so straight that it's almost a parody, so this kind of acting is a requirement. Ganondorf and Wario (played by Ham extraordinaire Kyle Hebert) deliver.
  • "And now, a Dramatic Reading of a real break up letter from a real person..."
  • "THIS is TRUE LUNACY!"
  • I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC: Green Goblin (who's also a big fan of Willem *DAFOE!*'s performance) and Deadpool. Thor, to an extent... and there's Ghost Rider doing an homage to the ham who portrayed him.
  • In Gaia Online:
    • Pretty much everything Labtech X says.
    • Then we have JOHNNY GAMBINO.
    • Who could forget the Overseer?
    • Rigel and Mintaka are beginning to show hints of this as well.
      "SOOOO FABULOUS!"
  • Mugal in the Fan Film Godzilla vs the Kaiju Killer.
    "I SAID PICK IT UP!"
  • Nappa from Dragon Ball Z Abridged": "This is gonna be my BEST... DAY... EVER!"
    • Of course, he was accompanied by Vegeta.
    "I AM THE HYPE!!"
    • Then there's Super Kami Guru.
    "NAAAAAAIIIILLL!!! Stop making out with boyfriend. I can hear it from here!"
  • raocow deserves mention as well.
    "I GOT A HEART!"
    "JUMP HEIGHT! UPGRADED!!!!"
  • Butterfree in Box of Danger's Pokémon The Abridged Series. Also counts as Memetic Badass.
  • Raye/Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon Abridged.
    Raye/Sailor Mars: IT'S THE LAST TRAIN, ONE WAY TRACK TO HELL!
  • All of the members of Achievement Hunter' could qualify in one way or another.
    • Geoff can get very shouty when things don't go his way, and when he becomes the M.C in contests, there's even less limits.
    • Ray for his iconic "LLLLLLLLLET'S PLAY!" Once an Episode.
    • Whenever he assumes his Mad King persona, Ryan takes a hold of every single piece of pork, and refuses to let go. Taken to even more extreme levels for his appearance in X-Ray & Vav.
    • But the crown has to go to Michael. Here's why:
    "GAVIN, YOU FUCKING DUMB SHIT!! I'M GONNA BREAK YOUR HAND!!"
  • Doctor Steel goes through a lot of scenery; consciously Played for Laughs.
  • Sean Malstrom, as exhibited in this blog piece:
    "Malstrom- World-wide sex symbol to women. When a new article appears, his mailbox gets flooded by the ladies demanding passion from him. "A business article on video games? That is so hot!" they squeal. Each Malstrom article also gains him a million dollars from jet-sitting super secret investors. Malstrom is also prone to self-delusions. ("Hey," he says, "if you are going to have delusions, might as well go for the really satisfying ones!")"
  • Many, many Dramatic Readings, but Man Without A Body's epic readings of Atlanta Nights, My Inner Life, Thirty Hs, and other classics of So Bad, It's Good particularly come to mind.
  • Internet Personality Vangelus, reviewer of Transformers and Kamen Rider toys alike. Likewise, his alter-ego The Milk Daddy.
    "YOU'RE ABOUT A THREE MISSISSIPPI COUNT AWAY FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF A RAPE, BROTHER."
  • Most of the cast of The Golden Age. Of course, the fact that it was entitled the Golden Age was kind of your first clue. Not too subtle, The Golden Age of Comic Books.
  • If you thought the line "I will now enjoy my fruit snack." couldn't be said in a hammy way, you need to change your opinion right now.
  • "Hey everybody, it's Chuggaaconroy!"
  • Pipes! of the Freelance Astronauts. "Whenever the mic input volume meter jumps up into the red, I know I've told a good joke."
  • These mad scientists in Lenore the Cute Little Dead Girl. [1]
  • Video game music podcast Nitro Game Injection has Larry Oji. With him, EVERY episode is sponsored by ham.
  • James David Manning.
  • EPIC MEAL TIME! It just wouldn't be EMT without ham. And bacon strips. And bacon strips. And bacon strips...
  • Stupid Mario Brothers has:
    • Any role played by Richard (Mario)
    • Wario is this trope in earlier seasons, and has become one again after season three where he was a Big Bad.
    • Max Payne in his appearances.
  • Ghost of True Capitalist Radio is a massive ham(bone) thanks to his Hair-Trigger Temper, infinite number of Berserk Buttons and a large number of trolls calling in.
  • Just about ''everyone'' gets in on this at some point in Shiny Objects Videos.
  • ''Frying and Buying''
  • Rowdy C on TV Trash.
  • Both Egoraptor and JonTron have a good amount of ham in their works, so quite naturally the Game Grumps can ham things up, for instance breaking into song at quite a few moments and interacting with Barry for the Caption Humor.
  • Most Volus on Cerberus Daily News are this by default. But the standout case would have to be the duo of Jorgal Dwick and Terrorbyte. example
  • TotalBiscuit is a natural ham to begin with, so you can probably imagine how things get any time something excites him.
  • "I'M CATBUG!"
    • His voice actor is 6 going on 7, after all.
  • "EPIC! RAP! BATTLESOFHISTORY!!!"
  • Everyone who is cartoonified in The Cartoon Man saga.
  • Daym Drops, providing SUPER OFFICIAL fast food reviews with even more ham than the food itself contains (which admittedly is not hard, since the food usually contains bacon, not ham). He once did a video in his normal voice, just to prove he actually has one.
  • While Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale has his moments, perhaps the best Night Valean example comes from Jackson Publick's Hiram Mcdaniels. Well, two out of five, anyway.
    Green Head: Do you hear the beating of my terrible wings? Do you feel the flames lick at the corners of a life you once thought belonged to you?
    Purple Head: AND YOU WILL NEVER HEAR IT! IT’S A SECRET! AND BURIED IN A SECRET PLACE!
  • Big personalities are a common sight at Awesome Games Done Quick. For example, the acting in the 2013 Final Fantasy IX run is a hilarious cross between Large Ham and Bad "Bad Acting".
  • Aspiring voice actress Brizzy Voices, woman of a thousand voices, and even more facial expressions.
  • The Big Bad of Dusk's Dawnadmits to enjoying himself while he casts disaster on Ponyville, and seems to be the most energetic actor. This isn't saying a whole lot, as everyone else is stiff or unintelligible sometimes.
  • The Yogscast provides a few, although most members do have a degree of hamminess.
    • Simon Lane takes the cake even by his group's standards. He takes No Indoor Voice to the extreme, often disrupting other people's recordings because he's screaming from several rooms away, once setting off a car alarm outside. Yogtowers is in an office block and a few floors off the ground.
    Duncan: (after Simon has spent several seconds screaming in Prop Hunt) That was loud, even from the next room!
  • Chonny, of yourchonny fame, alongside his parents...or him acting as his parents.
  • Admiral Crackers of Brad Jones' Demo Reel is larger than life in his mannerisms and dialog.
  • Judge Dead from the Noob franchise, whose onscreen actions usually consist of acting as Judge, Jury, and Executioner due to his MMORPG Game Master profession. When he has to carry out a sanction, he exposes the fault and the punishment in a very loud, enthusiactic and microphone-altered towards being deep voice while moving his arms around. He sometimes throws in an Evil Laugh or two.
  • NNNYYYYYYYYLLLLOOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKEEEE!!!!! DRAGON OF THE COLD STEEL! WHOOOSH!!!!!
  • The Simurgh of Worm. How can a silent angelic figure be a ham? By being a drama queen. The telepathic song she uses to Mind Rape people? She doesn't actually need that - she's just showing off and providing hints as to who she hit directly. Come the endgame , she upgrades Leviathan by falling from the sky to stab him with a sword containing the upgrade - it's explicitly described as being like an Angel descending from on high to slay the Serpent. And let's not forget her decoy's desperate grasping for the sky as she fakes her death vs Zion in the same fight.
  • Random Assault: Mitch, if he's given too much rope.
  • Critical Role is a D&D campaign played by a group of famous voice actors. Ham is inevitable. Almost everyone has gotten in on it except for Vax and Pike:
    Grog: THERE IS NO PHILIP! THERE IS ONLY...GROG THE VENGEFUL!!!
    • Scanlan, being a bard, loves to randomly break out into song and has a flair for the dramatic:
    Tiberius: Nobody threatens a goddamn STORMWIND!
    • Keyleth, being pretty much the definition of Adorkable, usually does this in situations where her No Social Skills flaw gets her into trouble.
    Keyleth: I'M SORRY. I'M TRYING TO REMAIN CALM!
    • Percy is usually the Only Sane Man, but his gadgets tend to make him go a little nuts. At one point he goes on a shooting rampage in his pajamas. Then, of course, there's his Ax-Crazy rampage in Episode 25:
    Percy: Your soul is FORFEIT! DIE, DIE!
    • Similar to Keyleth, Vex is usually the group Genki Girl - but she's also got a large case of Gold Fever, and her reactions to things going wrong can be fantastically passionate.
    Vex: (after Grog "haggles" away a good chunk of their money) YOU'RE SUCH A DICK!
    • The cameo characters get in on it too, particularly Zahra, who is an Ice Queen until she kills Rimefang
    • And, of course, Matt. Matt, Matt, Matt. From the villainous speeches to his excellent descriptions and metaphors to the dramatic death scenes, Matt goes through every possible flavour of ham - but the fan-and-player favourite is probably Gilmore.
    Matt (narrating): The beaded curtain swishes open with a grandiose gesture of one slightly meaty hand, and stepping out in his fine, gold-trimmed purple robes...
    Matt as Gilmore: I'm sorry, was I being summoned?
  • The Ben Heck Show: Ben himself is a rather large ham.
  • Caddicarus can be quite hammy at times.
    Caddicarus: (to Brutalmoose) YOU MUST SUFFER!!
  • Acedemy Sugoi Seiun: Itachi is always over the top.
  • UNHhhh: Both Trixie and Katya are large hams on their own, although Katya definitely takes the cake, frequently flailing wildly, screaming loudly, and dancing erratically, among other things.
  • Most of the main characters of No Evil are subtle, snarky, or otherwise non-hammy - the loudest of them are goofball coyote Huey and Beary Friendly Canadian Paula. The minor characters, on the other hand...
    McCoy Village Idiot: I! WILL NOT! LET YOU TAKE! MAAA! VILLAAAAAGE!

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