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-->-- '''The TitleScream for the original [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros]]'''

Looks like your audience needs some convincing that things are awesome, and that's where the announcers come in. Adding a classic sports play-by-play or color-commentary announcer, or a movie trailer-type announcer is an easy way to make anything more dramatic, more exciting, more thrilling. LargeHam announcers are particularly effective. For a variant, rather than one of the loud announcer styles, you can go with the whispering golf-announcer style instead.

See also InAWorld For being applied to works of fiction, see LemonyNarrator. May overlap with CuckoolanderCommentator. Compare LargeHamRadio and the HammyHerald.



[[folder:Announcers in Particular]]
* Creator/DonLaFontaine is probably the TropeMaker.
** Website/{{YTMND}} actually got him to [[http://lafontainesafety.ytmnd.com/ read one of their memes out loud.]]
* Creator/PeterCullen does some Creator/{{Toonami}} promos, even including the ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CicpFu7MLbg promo]]. Despite it being about cute hamsters, Cullen managed to make it sound rough and tough.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIa7bQfxiMQ Promo]]
** ''Anime/TheBigO'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhyZGcxNP90 Promo]]
** ''Anime/OutlawStar'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPBJRzW2HM Promo]]
** ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvhB2RJzI60 Promo]]
** ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoJ36rQcdJM Promo]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUYWltB1y00 Promo]]
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sarC2XUjF_c Promo]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtY3-QYEkrM Promo]]
* Mark Elliot for Disney trailers.

* Don [=LaFontaine=] apparently enjoyed lampooning himself:
** For [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJMGS7l0wT8 Geico]]
** For [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbropmil_PY Birdseye frozen vegetables]]
* For Geico: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw_mdeo-qCw Can futbol announcer, Andres Cantor, make any sport exciting?]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zZXP1Ne-pE Do the meats scare you? Are you intimidated by the meats?]]
* Whoever it is that does the announcing for commercials for "FOREMAN MILLS!" discount store.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Many 70s-80s {{Mecha}} shows.
* ''Manga/{{Akagi}}''
* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''
* ''Manga/DragonBall''
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'': Justified since it's a boxing anime and, well, boxing matches have announcers.
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', the announcers on the bridge take Yui's race to pass some random vehicle who passed her and make it more awesome.
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', being a racing anime, has announcers that often shouted "goal in" whenever racers cross the finish line.
* [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam GUNDAM FIGHT ALL SET! READY? GOOOO!]]
* The ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' anime has AscendedExtra Kakuma Keita in this role, and later his father, who's a professional soccer announcer. It later turns out ItRunsInTheFamily.
* Benjamin Bright (Voiced in full ham mode by Creator/TomKenny) from ''[[Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix IGPX ]]''
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Present Mic acts as this during entrance exams and the Sports Festival.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode One: Film/ThePhantomMenace'': That two-headed announcer for the podraces wouldn't shut up about how awesome everything was. And, funnily enough, the podrace announcer speaking Basic was voiced by Greg Proops, who was also [[VideoGame/MadWorld Howard "Buckshot" Holmes]].
* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' notably does '''something''' to this trope possibly Administrivia/NotASubversion by having announcers make everything ''funnier''. Jason Bateman's character in particular is an absolute riot.
* The announcers in ''Film/BestInShow'' make the dog show even funnier, especially as they're an OddCouple - one a genteel English dog-breeding expert and the other a desperately misplaced American Football commentator.
* In ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'', the short narration by The Amazing Criswell at the beginning of the movie.
%%* In ''Film/TheWizard'', the Videogame Armageddon announcer.
%%* Dr. Dealgood in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''
* Al Michaels and Bob Costas in ''{{Film/Baseketball}},'' perhaps so because they are usually shown in-scene.
--> '''Al Michaels:''' ''LAY''-zeee-boy has PAHPPED!

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sports announcers.
* Marc Summers, the host of ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}''. He had to talk about things like giant PB&J sandwiches, human tacos, balloons filled with jelly, and banana split cars and make it all sound like an extreme sport. All while being obsessive/compulsive. Man's got balls.
** The show's off-screen announcer, Harvey, was plenty hammy himself, introducing the prizes for the winners in a "But wait - that's not all!" sort of voice and kicking off the show with a description of the opening scene that often descended to a HurricaneOfPuns.
* Peter Schickele's sportscast version of ''Beethoven's Fifth Symphony''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOkgDFOyPxI Peter Dickson]] from ''Series/TheXFactor'' is so much like this it is a borderline parody.
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' does this.
* Pretty much any GameShow that offers a large array of prizes has to have a dynamic announcer who can make even a waffle iron or digital clock-radio sound exciting. ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' is a prime example, with Johnny Olson, Rod Roddy, Rich Fields, and George Gray all meeting this to some extent.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktiJUUBLPo "But naaaiii on the UTV..."]] - what viewers in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland usually get before ''Series/CoronationStreet''.
* ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' has Flit, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a fly that resides in]] [[TheDragon Camille]], who goes around being like this during the Zord battles. This became less frequent as the series progressed.
** And the parent, ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' had Bae, who fulfilled much the same role. He also took a back seat in later episodes but was certain to make an appearance any time a new mecha combination debuted.
** Suuuuuupaaaaaaaa [[TrrrillingRrrs Heeeeerrrrrroooooo]] Time! Starts now.
* Andy Richter's overenthusiastic introductions for ''Series/{{Conan}}''. And before him, Creator/ConanOBrien was introduced by Joel Godard, a comedian with a very grating case of NoIndoorVoice.
** Steve Higgins also does a comedically exaggerated version of this as [[Creator/JimmyFallon Jimmy Fallon's]] announcer.
** As did Alan Kalter for Creator/DavidLetterman.
* A "Scenes from a Hat" sketch on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had Ryan playing one of these on his day off:
-->''"I'll have a cheeseburger, some fries, and a COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!"''\\
''"You forgot my COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!"''\\
''[[RuleOfThree "Where the hell's my COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE?"]]''
* The Japanese automotive video series Series/{{Best Motoring}} was originally narrated by Akira Kamiya, a famous hammy anime voice actor.
* RomeKanda, especially as alter-ego Kei Kato on ''Series/UnbeatableBanzuke.''
* ''Creator/BrianBlessed'' as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP11L9jRW94 snooker commenter.]] Manages to be both types at once.

* The jousting announcer from ''Pinball/MedievalMadness''.
* The soccer announcer in ''Pinball/WorldCupSoccer'', of course. Since the play-by-play is provided Tim Kitzrow, Mr. ''VideoGame/NBAJam'' himself, the hamminess is hardly a surprise.
--> '''''"GOAAAAAAAAL!"'''''
* The announcer from ''Pinball/FlipperFootball'', unsurprisingly.
* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'': Whenever the male announcer yells '''"THRILL ZONE!"'''
* The male announcer in ''Pinball/{{Rollergames}}'' is incapable of announcing anything in less than 90 decibels. Appropriately enough, he's voiced by designer Creator/SteveRitchie, who also voiced [[Franchise/MortalKombat Shao Khan.]]

* The {{Music/Starbomb}} song "SMASH!" features LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} as the voice of the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' announcer, a role he fills well.
-->''"Now, grab all your little friends, 'cause it is TIME FOR US TO [[PrecisionFStrike MOTHERFUCKING]] '''SMASH!'''"''
* DCI announcer Brandt Crocker can get pretty hammy during his corps introductions.
--> '''"PHAAAAAMMMMMMREJJMENT!!!!'''[[note]]Translation: Phantom Regiment[[/note]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Professional Wrestling makes particular use of this trope, alternating between flat-out ''amazement'' at things they see [[OncePerEpisode every week]] and patter about the ongoing storylines. A few of the most memorable examples:
** "[[Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon It's the irresistible force meeting the immovable object!]]"
** "[[Wrestling/JimRoss Good God Almighty! They've killed him! As God is my witness, he is broken in half!]]"
** "Wrestling/HulkHogan, [[Wrestling/TonySchiavone you can go to Hell! Straight to Hell!]]" (at ''Bash at the Beach '96'')

* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "The Grudge Match", Miss Brooks plays this trope to the hilt, sardonically giving a play-by-play of the boxing match between Stretch and Walter. Complete with faked commercials:
--> '''Miss Brooks''': As the fighters go the center of the ring, just a word of reminder. Boys, if like Walter Denton you're about to get your head knocked off, why not put an Adam patch on it first.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' is, of course, one of the earliest and well-known examples.
* Any multiplayer oriented FirstPersonShooter whose [[ExcusePlot backstory]] revolves around the TournamentArc falls into this, such as ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' and the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}} ([[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Tour]][[VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 na]][[VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII ment]][=/=][[VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict Championship]])'' series.
** [[MemeticMutation M-M-M-MONSTER KILL!]]
** The Hungarian fan translators of the original ''Unreal Tournament'' had a lot of fun with this, instead of going for a straight translation. "Multi Kill!" became "Brutal animal on the field!", "Mega Kill!" became "Death, DEATH, '''DEATH!!!'''" and "M-M-M-MONSTER KILL!" became "ON YOUR KNEES, CHICKEN! '''GOD IS HERE!'''"
* [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Skulltag]] announcer
* VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever, especially the FountainOfMemes in ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''. ''This battle is about to explode!'' '''FIGHT!'''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' and ''Pokémon Battle Revolution'' try for it.
* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[LargeHam announcer]]''[[TheOtherDarrin s]]''. The announcer changes with each game, and each is hammier than the last. '''SETTLE IT IN SMASH!''
** The announcer for the Wii U and [=3DS=] iterations of the game is the hammiest to date, as best exhibited in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0BBGzfw0pQ 50-Fact Extravaganza]].
--> "We, of course, have a good number of songs available in the Nintendo [=3DS=] version, but there will be even more in the Wii U game! '''''IN FACT, IT'S NOT EVEN COMPARABLE!!!'''''"
* DJ Atomika, your eye in the sky on EA Radio BIG in ''VideoGame/{{SSX}} 3'' doesn't actually commentate on events as they occur, but gives listeners the lowdown on the throwdowns after the fact while taking song requests and reporting local news. Looks like the dreaded snow snakes are back...
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' features Kreese Kreeley and Howard "Buckshot" Holmes giving the audience slay-by-slay coverage of the brutal Deathwatch bloodsport. Frankly, their interactions are some of the best parts of the game, in no small part due to them being voiced by Creator/JohnDiMaggio (Kreese) and [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Greg Proops]] (Howard).
-->'''Howard:''' Well, it looks like there are no more people left for Jack to kill.
-->'''Kreese:''' Yeah, but he could still defile the bodies.
-->'''Howard:''' How so?
-->'''Kreese:''' You know, take trophies and shit; check out my necklace of human ears!
-->'''Howard:''' Check out my stream of projectile vomit! *vomiting noises*
-->'''Kreese:''' Aw, dude, did you have potatoes ''and'' corn?
-->'''Howard:''' Yes, I did.
* Video games based on ProfessionalWrestling seem to have far more storage space dedicated to announcer patter than any other audio in the game. And yet they still manage to [[MostAnnoyingSound repeat lines]] multiple times in the same match.
* The ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'' video game that was released in 2010 would probably be a lot less amusing without the color commentary provided by two offscreen announcers: Bob Bifford, a former-player ogre and Jim Johnson, a nebbishy-sounding vampire. "''Ooh''! Bob, I haven't seen a hit like that since the time I walked in on an argument between you and your wife!" "What can I say, Jim, that little lady sure packs a punch!"
** The 2015 sequel brings the duo back, and they still have their moments. For instance, in the Campaign Mode:
-->'''Bob:''' I'm as excited as a Beastman in a unicorn pen, Jim! Who are they playing?
-->'''Jim:''' Oh, you're not going to like it, Bob! It's ''Elves''-the Galadrieth Gladiators.
-->'''Bob:''' (pounds the table)ZOGGIN' BELLS! Not those pointy-eared gits again!
** The dev's previous game ''[[SerialNumbersFiledOff Chaos League]]'' also uses two announcers - the professional StraightMan and his [[TheAlcoholic heavy-drinking]] counterpart who bears more than a passing resemblance to Rik Mayall.
* ''Eggman'', of all people, in ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. Snarky announcements from Sonic's nemesis will often play over a PA system in each level (coinciding with the theme that all the stages are part of Eggman's "[[AmusementParkOfDoom amusement park]]"). Since the game's script was written by the guys behind ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', these, too, are some of the best parts of the game.
-->'''Eggman:''' We here at Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park consider ourselves the universe's first fully Green amusement park! Although the green is from all the nausea and vomiting, but still, green is green!
** Additionally, whenever Sonic [[spoiler:or Eggman in the final boss]] uses wisps and the trick ramps, an actual announcer calls them out. This announcer returns in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' (for the Planet Wisp stage), ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' and ''Videogame/SonicForces''.
* ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing]]'' features an [[https://youtu.be/UY34TmNu3_I enthusiastic announcer]] who talks and sounds like something straight out of a motocross rally.
-->"Hey! Now we got a race on our hands! I remember this feeling: Excitement!"
** The English announcer for the sequel is nothing special, but the Japanese version gets Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, otherwise known as the "[[VideoGame/DaytonaUSA ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAART]]" guy. He would return a few years later as the announcer for the Time Attack and Competition modes in ''VideoGame/SonicMania''.
* ''SEGA Bass Fishing'' for the Dreamcast has an [[https://youtu.be/ahP41mLAyLw announcer]] whose first language clearly isn't English, but that doesn't stop him from getting really excited about fishing.
-->"This one's HUUUUGE! Wow, rekkud[[note]]record[[/note]] size!"
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' multiplayer announcer.
* The Administrator from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', who started out just as TheVoice. Then Makani, a BigNameFan, [[http://makani.deviantart.com/art/mission-begins-in-five-102983857 designed the actual character]]...then Creator/{{Valve|Software}} [[AscendedFanon adopted the design officially]]. What really makes her character is the poisonous contempt she displays for the teams.
** Speaking of which, some people have taken voice clips and effectively used them to make hilarious commercials: [[http://youtu.be/B7QIcxoJU4g Scout Advertised Slap Chop]], [[http://youtu.be/LHgEnN2PFzo Heavy Sells Kaboom]]
** On the 2014 and 2015 Halloween event maps, the regular announcer is replaced with Merasmus the Magician, who is [[EvilIsHammy as hammy as ever.]] Especially during the bumper car segments. "[[Memes/TeamFortress2 Bonus ducks!]]"
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has [=GLaDOS=] as its own hilarious announcer. And an actual automated Announcer in the [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} sequel.]]
-->"This next test applies the principles of momentum through movement through portals. If the laws of physics no longer apply [[AfterTheEnd in the future]], God help you."
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Baron Deathmark, the Huttball announcer.
-->"Perhaps the worst throw in Frog-dogs history, RRREAALLY RREAALLLY TERRRIBLE!"
* ComicBook/TheJoker takes up the role of announcer in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. HilarityEnsues.
-->"Harley tells me [[CoolCar the Batman's car]] is still parked right outside Intensive Treatment. We can't have him up and leave us! Every thug, villain, murderer and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kindergarten teacher]] that isn't carrying out party orders should head there now and smash it to pieces!"
* The announcer from ''VideoGame/S4League''. [[CriticalHit CRITICAL! CRITICAL!]] '''[[CaptureTheFlag TOUCHDOWN!]] STRRRRRIIIIIKE!!'''
* ''VideoGame/FZero'': "You've got boost power! ALL RIGHT, FIRST PLACE!"
** He even makes a surprise appearance in ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' on the Big Blue DLC course to announce the final lap!
* The Announcer from ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'', providing both vital announcements and AnnouncerChatter in a chirpy [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Esturine accent]].
--> "Today's special offer: half-price hair replacement!"
* "{{FINISH HIM}}!" ''MortalKombat's'' very own Shao Kahn even announces ''when he's the one fighting''.
---> "''[[BreakingTheFourthWall TOASTYYYY!]]''"
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'': '''"[[MemeticMutation C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!]]"'''
* ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' has P.A. Leon and Slate Johnson, giving you their professional, totally unbiased commentary... as they cheer you on.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''. Even if the announcer is turned off, he will still ham it up at the results screen. His ham overrides the setting. The announcer introduced on ''DDR X'' is by far the hammiest of them all.
* ''VideoGame/ModNationRacers'' has two commentators, Biff Tradwell and [[ButtMonkey Gary Reasons]]. Biff is a hammy, arrogant jerk (who never wears pants behind the desk for some reason) while Gary is rather timid and constantly having to fend off Biff's insults. [[spoiler:At the end of the career mode, Gary [[TheDogBitesBack retaliates by administering a Vulcan Neck Pinch on Biff]]]] The dialogue is quite funny.
* The announcer from ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' was so memorable, the voice clip was stolen for ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' genre-changing mod ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients''.
** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome OWNING!!!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', (the sequel to the aforementioned mod) being itself a WorldOfHam. While the general announcer manages to come off as fairly reserved, the [[http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Announcer_responses "Mega Kill" announcer]] is a definite example of this trope. What's more, this only takes into account the defaults, which is to say nothing of the multitude of custom [[http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Announcers "cosmetic" announcers]] available from the in-game store, some of whom are outstanding hams even while narrating general events. Notable examples include the hero announcer packs for [[AxCrazy Axe]] and [[CloudCuckoolander Storm Spirit]].
* The menu announcer of ''VideOGame/HydroThunder'' is [[MemeticMutation commonly known]] for yelling absolutely everything you do, including naming any track or boat you choose.
* Mickey Cantor in ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat'', who is a direct descendant of Andres Cantor, the soccer announcer pictured at the top of the page. Not only is he an extremely energetic play-by-play announcer, he's also an expert corporate mouthpiece. He seems to especially enjoy encouraging the pros -- and any fans who happen to have brought their sniper rifles from home -- to kill MNC mascot Bullseye.
** ''Super Monday Night Combat'' has him replaced by straight-laced professional GG Stack and bombastic former competitor Chip Valvano. They both get ''very'' excited when announcing, say, a kill streak or turret going down.
* The DJ's of ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'' series are this in general, VideoGame/RidgeRacer 6 and 3D take the cake, though.
* The Taris Duel Arena announcer in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
--> '''Announcer:''' "And now, the moment we've all been waiting for... '''''LET THE DEATH MATCH... BEGIN!'''''"
* ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' has one. "COMBO!"
* ''Rock And Roll Racing''. "LET THE CARNAGE BEGIN!"
* With a name like ''Super VideoGame/MeatBoy'', it's only fitting that the game has a ham-tastic announcer. See the title screen? SUUUPER MEAT BOOOY! Use a cheat code to play as a secret character? POOSH DA BUTTONS! Enter a warp-zone? WARP ZOOOOOONE!
* ''VideoGame/DestructionDerby'' offers a commentator with maybe 30 things to say, mostly focusing on the car carnage. Two of the memorable lines are "It's like rush hour in LA!" and (in the [[HotPotato hot]]-[[GrenadeHotPotato potato]] Bomb Mode) "Get rid of that bomb!"
* ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' has a variety of announcers, ranging from the formal and polite to this trope. Notable examples include SUPER STAR MITSURU, the [[RatedMForManly very manly]] default announcer of ''beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA'', and Icchou Mori in ''beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS'' who sounds like he's commentating a race (as befitting of the game's racing theme).
* The announcer from the ''Franchise/SoulCalibur'' series is slightly more [[ColdHam subdued]] than many of the other examples on the list, but just as hammy in an InAWorld kind of way.
--> ''Welcome back to the stage of history.''
* The announcer from FuzionFrenzy will always declare the winner at the top of their lungs and announce a TitleDrop whenever he gets the chance.
* ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue THE WHEEL OF FATE IS TURNING!]]'' '''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue REBEL 1!]]''' '''''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue ACTION!!!]]'''''
** Counter! Counter! Counter! Rapid! Fatal! Counter! ASTRAL FINISH!
** ''[=BlazBlue=]'' games also tend to have DLC that allows you to replace the announcer with any of the voice actors, both in ''and'' out of character, leading to a wide range of hamminess to choose from. Meanwhile, the default announcer for each game is always hammier and [[JapaneseRanguage worse at speaking English]] than the last one.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Ladies and gentlemen(?), it's...]]'' '''''[[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} SHOWTIME!]]'''''
* The announcer of the first two ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' games is pretty tame, but from ''X'' onwards he's replaced by a much more hammy announcer.
"''[[GunsAkimbo TWO]]'' MACHINEGUN!"
* In addition to the aforementioned [=GLaDOS=] and ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}'' announcer making appearances, ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' has commentary over the multiplayer battle arenas by the undisputed king of large hams, Creator/BrianBlessed.
--> "Has everyone gone for a picnic?!"
* ''[[VideoGame/FASTRacingLeague FAST Racing NEO]]'' and its UpdatedRerelease ''FAST RMX'' both feature a very enthusiastic announcer, voiced by Jack Merluzzi of ''F-Zero GX'' fame.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders Extreme 2'' has an announcer who would not sound out of place in a racing game.[[note]]That's because said announcer is ''also'' voiced by Jack Merluzzi.[[/note]]
--> "You made it out this time, but this isn't the end! IT'S [[SuperMode FEVER]] TIME!" \\
[[BossWarningSiren "Don't let the enemy freak you out!"]] \\
"Nice moves, maverick!"
* ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' gives us not one, but ''two'' Large Ham Announcers:
** The first is the unseen and unnamed announcer for the Bed of Styx fights, who speaks SurprisinglyGoodEnglish and ''loves'' TrrrillingRrrs:
** The second is the Pocket Circuit Fighter, who commentates the Pocket Circuit tournaments with tons of energy. The remake of the first game even adds a subplot in which you have to find someone who's passionate enough to replace him, which is a surprisingly hard task.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/The_Announcer The Announcer]] from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', who appeared in the early toons and made a return in 2006.
* Creator/ImprovEverywhere made a major improvement when they gave a major league set up, which included sports announcers, to [[http://improveverywhere.com/2008/04/07/best-game-ever/ a kids' baseball game]].
* The [[NoIndoorVoice decibel murdering]] intro announcer from ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' combines this with shades of TheUnintelligible.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDyuBpnbC6g ABadFeeling's "E-sports" video]] of ''Intruder'' - a ''Vieogame/SplinterCell''-esque stealth/combat game - has Boon narrating his every move by yelling it over his microphone, where every nearby enemy player can hear him.
-->Boon: Here he comes around the bend. Is this guy dead or alive? Let's find out - hes dead. Let us keep checking the area. We're[[KilledMidSentence UAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH]]
* The 'epic voice' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN3bFGJzY9s&list=PLSQLREUw9vwlh8bzgvZCt_WS8615trN5H&index=5 The Hyrule Warrior.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder'' has Ron Feinberg, a gloriously spastic announcer.
* The narrator from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* While the show itself didn't have one, ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'''s crew gave Zim's computer the voice of a monster truck show announcer.
-->'''Computer''': PRRRRROCESSING!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', mostly in their...TALES! OF! INTEREST!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Spike, who through the course of the first season discovers his enjoyment of announcing things like footraces [[spoiler:and/or fisticuffs (hooficuffs?)]] and fashion shows. He takes great pride and [[LargeHam hamminess]] in this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''s Pro-Bending commentator, Shiro Shinobi, who also narrates the PreviouslyOn segments.
-->Grab your snacks and grab your kids, because this next match is gonna be a doozy!
** Taken UpToEleven in a late Season 2 episode, where [[CombatCommentator his reactions]] to an ''actual, serious fight'' between a main character and some would-be kidnappers start to resemble his commentator patter, despite the fact that he has no mic nor any audience other than the man who happens to be sitting next to him.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Old-time circus ringmasters - as well as their podunk counterparts, the traveling carnival barkers (popularly portrayed shouting "Hurry, hurry, hurry!" in an exaggerated Northeastern accent).
* In the early days of radio and television, ''[[WorldOfHam all]]'' [[WorldOfHam newscasters were hammy]]. (This is the main reason why most of the classic newsreels have [[{{Narm}} dated very badly]].) Today this behavior is restricted to sports commentators. And newscasters who used to be sports commentators (e.g. Creator/KeithOlbermann).
* In Atlanta, GA, Gary Owens - the actor who is most commonly known as the voice of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' (as well as having been a DJ (surprised?) before ''Series/LaughIn'' et al) - is not only hammy, but uses the Space Ghost voice when announcing for other products or events for the recognition factor.
* Noli de Castro of ABS-CBN is quite a hammy announcer himself. In fact, every time he does his announcement, it [[ChewingTheScenery consumes the scene]].
* Sports announcer Howard Cosell was a major real-life Large Ham Announcer, most famous for his years as an announcer to ''Series/MondayNightFootball.'' Cosell was instantly recognizable for his steady, punctuated style of speaking. He's often the subject of parodies when someone attempts to announce sports, simply because his voice was so unforgettable.
* The late Harry Caray, a baseball announcer who worked at various points for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Oakland A's, the Chicago White Sox, and most famously the Chicago Cubs, was another real-life epitome.
--> ''"HOOOO-LY COW!!"''
* Larry Munson, long time commentator for the Georgia Bulldogs, was very excitable -- especially when Georgia was close in a game -- also add a dash of bias. His most classic calls were also the most hammy.
--> "[[FinishingStomp We just stepped on their face with a]] [[ThatsGottaHurt hobnail boot and broke their nose!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRqaAbdzZ4 We just CRUSHED their face!]]"
* Dave Niehaus, long-time announcer for the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} Mariners baseball team, was something of a local legend because of how excited he got during a game, particularly when the Mariners were winning. In particular, he was famous for his {{Catch Phrase}}s: "My Oh My!" and "Get out the rye bread and the mustard, Grandma, this one is going to be a grand salami!" (After a Grand Slam was hit.)
* The Pittsburgh Penguins' commentator Mike Lange, famous both for excitability and for coining rather random but colorful phrases to exclaim like "Scratch my back with a hacksaw!"
** This is something of a tradition with Pittsburgh sportscasters. Other examples from the past include Steelers announcer Myron Cope and Pirates announcer Bob Prince.
* John Sterling, radio announcer for the New York Yankees, tends to get over the top when calling a Yankees home run--"That ball is high! It is far! IT! IS! GONE! A home run for (insert player name here)! (One or two phrases customized for that player, usually involving [[IncrediblyLamePun bad puns]])!" and at the end of a Yankees win. "Ballgame over! Yankees win! ''Theeeeeeee'' Yankees! WIN!" The greater the magnitude of the win, the longer the word "the" is drawn out, with the longest being the final game of the 1996 World Series.
* Cleveland Indians radio announcer Tom Hamilton, nicknamed "Hammy" by fans, can also get pretty hammy at times when Cleveland scores, or at the very least, [[NoIndoorVoice very loud]]. [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/34817 Just imagine how exciting a comeback from a 12-run deficit at the 7th-inning stretch could get. (That's not him announcing the 7th inning.)]]
* The known news anchor from UsefulNotes/NorthKorea has to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkWPXcnWyeE the largest ham in the eastern hemisphere]].
* Spanish and South American football commentators (including TropeCodifier Andrés Cantor) '''''always''''' draw out their cries of "GOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL~!" as long as possible, so you'd know if someone scored if you were away from the TV or radio. To English speakers, it's more of a MemeticMutation and proof that the beautiful game is SeriousBusiness down there (English-language football commentators tend to be a bit more formal)
* Dave Mishkin, home announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has calls so exaggerated that they can really only be called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z45n6Ttvog shrieking]]''.
* The Buffer brother's main event introductions, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6eQ78HCGEA Michael Buffer's LEEEEEEET'SSS GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEE!!!]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDbMTB7bxLI Bruce Buffer's IIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTT'SSSSS TIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMEEEEEE!!!!]]