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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. Large Ham 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 In a World… For being applied to works of fiction, see Lemony Narrator. In video games, this is particularly common in Competitive Multiplayer, with the announcer belting out the Idiosyncratic Combo Levels as the player racks up a Kill Streak. May overlap with Cuckoolander Commentator. Compare Large Ham Radio and the Hammy Herald.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Many 70s-80s Mecha shows.
  • Akagi and Kaiji both have hammy narration that plays up the suspense in their high-stakes games.
  • The World Tournament announcer in Dragon Ball, though he's more subdued in private.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds provides the page picture with the Master of Ceremonies. So dedicated is he to his hammy announcing that when the city is evacuating in case the Big Bad defeats Yusei and destroys Neo Domino, he returns to his post to commentate on the duel and make sure the people know what's happening.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V has Nico Smiley. When the show did its Synchro Dimension arc that was an homage to 5Ds, the announcer for the city's duels was a new character, Melissa, and not the MC (much to the disappointment of fans).
  • The original Fist of the North Star. Notable because Shigeru Chiba, the actor doing the narration for the "next time" bumpers, gradually became more of a Large Ham little by little, just to see how much he could get away with; he goes from "stern but forceful" to "screaming the entire thing at the top of his lungs" by the end of the series.
  • Hajime no Ippo: Justified since it's a boxing anime and, well, boxing matches have announcers.
  • In Lucky Star, the announcers on the bridge take Yui's race to pass some random vehicle who passed her and make it more awesome.
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula, being a racing anime, has announcers that often shouted "goal in" whenever racers cross the finish line.
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam has Stalker, The Narrator who generally speaks calmly. At the end of his introduction to each episode, however, he'll take on a more excited tone and shout "GUNDAM FIGHT ALL SET! READY? GOOOO!"
  • The Inazuma Eleven anime has Ascended Extra Kakuma Keita in this role, and later his father, who's a professional soccer announcer. It later turns out It Runs in the Family.
  • Benjamin Bright (voiced in full ham mode by Tom Kenny) from IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix.
  • My Hero Academia: Present Mic acts as this during the U.A. entrance exams and the Sports Festival. Thanks to his Voice Quirk, he doesn't even need a microphone.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • Gladiator: Cassius (David Hemmings), the Coliseum's announcer, who also wears a silly looking red haired wig. He has to be grandiose to be heard in the Coliseum when introducing Gladiator Games and spectacular battle recreations.
  • Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace: 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 Howard "Buckshot" Holmes.
  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story notably does something to this trope — possibly Not a Subversion — by having announcers make everything funnier. Jason Bateman's character in particular is an absolute riot.
  • The announcers in Best in Show make the dog show even funnier, especially as they're an Odd Couple - one a genteel English dog-breeding expert and the other a desperately misplaced American Football commentator.
  • In Plan 9 from Outer Space, the short narration by The Amazing Criswell at the beginning of the movie.
  • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Dr. Dealgood introduces the fights in The Thunderdome, and The Wheel used to judge Max later on. His role is not just to rev up the crowd, but to remind them of why they have these things in the first place: the Thunderdome is to ensure that conflicts and disputes don't pass beyond those who had the original grievance, while the Wheel acknowledges that justice has more to do with random chance.
    Dr. Dealgood: Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here, and it finishes here! Two men enter, one man leaves. (Crowd chants: "Two men enter, one man leaves" until Dealgood signals them for silence) And now, I've got two men; two men with a gut full of fear. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... dying time's here.
  • Al Michaels and Bob Costas in Baseketball, perhaps so because they are usually shown in-scene.
    Al Michaels: LAY-zeee-boy has PAHPPED!

  • In-universe example: In Little Green Men, John O. Banion selects George C. Scott to announce his Sunday TV show, on the grounds that no other voice would "have such gravity as to suggest that if you missed the program, you were not a serious person."

    Live-Action TV 

  • The Starbomb song "SMASH!" features Markiplier as the voice of the Super Smash Bros. announcer, a role he fills well.
    "Now, grab all your little friends, 'cause it is TIME FOR US TO MOTHERFUCKING SMASH!"
  • DCI announcer Brandt Crocker can get pretty hammy during his corps introductions.
  • The "Weird Al" Yankovic parody song "I Lost on Jeopardy" features legendary Large Ham Announcer Don Pardo (from the first incarnation of Jeopardy!, but these days probably better known as the original announcer on Saturday Night Live) reading a list of the prizes that Al didn't win.



    Professional Wrestling 

    Puppet Shows 
  • Fraggle Rock: The World's Oldest Fraggle enjoys the spotlight and never misses a chance to ham it up a little when presiding over ceremonies, meetings, and sporting events.

  • Our Miss Brooks: 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.
  • Pete Smith would often do this on Martin/Molloy; often parodying his famous Sale of the Century introduction.

    Video Games 
  • Gauntlet is, of course, one of the earliest and well-known examples.
  • Any multiplayer oriented First-Person Shooter whose backstory revolves around the Tournament Arc falls into this, such as Quake III: Arena and the Unreal (Tournament/Championship) series.
    • 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!"
    • Special mention goes to Unreal Tournament 2003/2004's infamous "Sexy" announcer, which combines this trope with The Immodest Orgasm, getting more and more excited the better you erm... perform.
  • The Skulltag announcer.
  • Capcom vs., especially the Fountain of Memes in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium. "This battle is about to explode! FIGHT!"
  • Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Battle Revolution try for it.
  • The Super Smash Bros. announcers. The announcer changes with each game, and each is hammier than the last. SETTLE IT IN SMASH!
  • DJ Atomika, your eye in the sky on EA Radio BIG in 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...
  • 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 John DiMaggio (Kreese) and 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 Professional Wrestling seem to have far more storage space dedicated to announcer patter than any other audio in the game. And yet they still manage to repeat lines multiple times in the same match.
  • Blood Bowl:
    • The 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 Chaos League also uses two announcers: the professional Straight Man and his heavy-drinking counterpart who bears more than a passing resemblance to Rik Mayall.
  • Eggman, of all people, in Sonic Colors. 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 "amusement park"). Since the game's script was written by the guys behind 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 or Eggman in the final boss uses wisps and the trick ramps, an actual announcer calls them out. This announcer returns in Sonic Generations (for the Planet Wisp stage), Sonic Lost World and Sonic Forces.
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing features an 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 "ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAART" guy. He would return a few years later as the announcer for the Time Attack and Competition modes in Sonic Mania.
  • SEGA Bass Fishing for the Dreamcast has an 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, rekkudnote  size!"
  • The Halo multiplayer announcer, who gradually increases in hamminess as the games progress.
  • For the Odyssey event in League of Legends, they replaced the normal announcer with Odyssey Rhaast (with Odyssey Kayn chipping in occasionally). Rhaast is a Large Ham normally, and Odyssey made him and Kayn even more bombastic.
  • The Administrator from Team Fortress 2, who started out just as The Voice. Then Makani, a Fandom VIP, designed the actual character... then Valve adopted the design officially. What really makes her character is the poisonous contempt she displays for the teams.
  • Portal has GLaDOS as its own hilarious announcer. And an actual automated Announcer in the sequel.
    "This next test applies the principles of momentum through movement through portals. If the laws of physics no longer apply in the future, God help you."
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic has Baron Deathmark, the Huttball announcer.
    "Perhaps the worst throw in Frog-dogs history, RRREAALLY RREAALLLY TERRRIBLE!"
  • The Joker takes up the role of announcer in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Hilarity Ensues.
    "Harley tells me 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 kindergarten teacher that isn't carrying out party orders should head there now and smash it to pieces!"
  • F-Zero: "You've got boost power!" "ALL RIGHT, FIRST PLACE!"
    • He even makes a surprise appearance in Mario Kart 8 on the Big Blue DLC course to announce the final lap!
  • The Announcer from Theme Hospital, providing both vital announcements and Announcer Chatter in a chirpy Esturine accent.
    "Today's special offer: half-price hair replacement!"
  • "Finish Him!!" Mortal Kombat's very own Shao Kahn even announces when he's the one fighting.
  • Killer Instinct: "C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!"
  • Fossil Fighters has P.A. Leon and Slate Johnson, giving you their professional, totally unbiased commentary... as they cheer you on.
  • 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.
  • ModNation Racers has two commentators, Biff Tradwell and 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. At the end of the career mode, Gary retaliates by administering a Vulcan Neck Pinch on Biff The dialogue is quite funny.
  • The announcer from Unreal Tournament was so memorable, the voice clip was stolen for the genre-changing mod of Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients. "OWNING!"
  • Dota 2 (the sequel to the aforementioned mod) is also a World of Ham. While the general announcer manages to come off as fairly reserved, the "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 "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 Axe and Storm Spirit.
    • Tournament announcers also devour the scenery regularly. For example, we have TobiWan's "BLACK HOLE!" and "IT'S A DISASTAH!" and ODPixel's "CEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEB!"
  • The menu announcer of Hydro Thunder is commonly known for yelling absolutely everything you do, including naming any track or boat you choose.
  • Mickey Cantor in Monday Night Combat, who is a direct descendant of Andres Cantor. 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 DJs of Ridge Racer series are this in general; Ridge Racer 6 and 3D take the cake, though.
  • The Taris Duel Arena announcer in Knights of the Old Republic.
    Announcer: "And now, the moment we've all been waiting for... LET THE DEATH MATCH... BEGIN!"
  • X-Men Legends has one. "COMBO!"
  • Rock And Roll Racing. "LET THE CARNAGE BEGIN!"
  • With a name like Super Meat Boy, 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!
  • Destruction Derby 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 hot-potato Bomb Mode) "Get rid of that bomb!"
  • beatmania IIDX has a variety of announcers, ranging from the formal and polite to this trope. Notable examples include SUPER STAR MITSURU, the 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 Soul Series series is slightly more subdued than many of the other examples on the list, but just as hammy in an In a World… kind of way.
    Welcome back to the stage of history.
  • The announcer from Fuzion Frenzy will always declare the winner at the top of their lungs and announce a Title Drop whenever he gets the chance.
    • 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 worse at speaking English than the last one.
  • Ladies and gentlemen(?), it's... SHOWTIME!
  • The announcer of the first two Metal Slug games is pretty tame, but from X onwards he's replaced by a much more hammy announcer.
  • In addition to the aforementioned GLaDOS and Gauntlet announcer making appearances, LEGO Dimensions has commentary over the multiplayer battle arenas by the undisputed king of large hams, BRIAN BLESSED.
    "Has everyone gone for a picnic?!"
  • FAST Racing NEO and its Updated Re-release FAST RMX both feature a very enthusiastic announcer, voiced by Jack Merluzzi of F-Zero GX fame.
    "LET'S GO CRAZY!!"
  • Space Invaders Extreme 2 has an announcer who would not sound out of place in a racing game.note 
    "You made it out this time, but this isn't the end! IT'S FEVER TIME!"
    "Don't let the enemy freak you out!"
    "Nice moves, maverick!"
  • Yakuza 0 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 English and loves Trrrilling Rrrs:
    • 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.
  • Cuphead has an announcer fitting of a 30's cartoon.
    A brawl is surely brewing! You're up!
    • In The Delicious Last Course, the Moonshine Mob is lead by a snail who takes the announcer's place, calling out the start of the fight in a nasally voice. Then he goes as far as to announce a fake "KNOCKOUT!", only to start attacking you while your guard is down. Once he is taken out, the real announcer returns and clears his throat before announcing the usual knockout.
  • Tim Kitzrow's play-by-play in the NBA Jam. He's a major piece of the franchise's popularity to this day.
  • Mutant Football League features Tim Kitzrow as "Grim Blitzrow", the loud, bombastic, and energetic lead announcer counterpart to Cuckoolander Commentator Brickhead Mulligan.
  • Legends of Runeterra has the Arena Battlecaster who is a wrestling style announcer for the Noxus arena.
  • Numan Athletics: The short guy who announces the events, who nevertheless has a booming, echoing voice. He gets especially excited when you get a world record.
  • Zero Divide: XTAL, much like Shao Kahn mentioned earlier, will offer his own color commentary for all matches including those in which the combatants fight against him. However, given that all other the other fighters aside from boss and sub-boss characters are The Voiceless, XTAL's commentary is largely more pronounced in this regard.
  • MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries featured the loud and somewhat goofy Solaris VII color-commentator Duncan Fisher, whose combination of volume and enthusiasm ended up being so popular with fans that he returned for the fan-made Game Mod Mechwarrior Living Legends and then for the official Arena mode in Mechwarrior Online.
  • This is Igor Crowe's entire job at the Battlesphere in Freedom Planet 2. Whether introducing your character, announcing a new record, or even just reminding contestants of the rules, he simply cannot talk with an indoor voice.
  • Guy Davidson from Trauma Center New Blood is an announcer for the Miracle Surgery TV show, and is so hammy that he starts to annoy the player characters mid-operation.

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    Western Animation 
  • Dynomutt, Dog Wonder has Ron Feinberg, a gloriously spastic announcer.
  • The narrator from The Powerpuff Girls (1998).
  • While the show itself didn't have one, Invader Zim's crew gave Zim's computer the voice of a monster truck show announcer.
  • Futurama, mostly in their...TALES! OF! INTEREST!
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has Spike, who through the course of the first season discovers his enjoyment of announcing things like footraces and/or fisticuffs (hooficuffs?) and fashion shows. He takes great pride and hamminess in this.
  • The Legend of Korra's Pro-Bending commentator, Shiro Shinobi, who also narrates the Previously on… segments.
    Grab your snacks and grab your kids, because this next match is gonna be a doozy!
    • In a late Season 2 episode, 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.
  • Played for Laughs in an episode of The Simpsons at a soccer game. Kent Brockman is commentating and is clearly bored; meanwhile, his South American counterpart in the next booth is giving the exact same commentary, but excitedly shouting everything.
  • Jactance, the Bontarian Gobbowl Announcer in Wakfu has only one volume, and it ain't even close to conversation level. His brother Tendinite is also a Gobbowl Announcer, but is a bit more low-key.

    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, all newscasters were hammy. (This is the main reason why most of the classic newsreels have dated very badly.) Today this behavior is restricted to sports commentators. And newscasters who used to be sports commentators (e.g. Keith Olbermann).
  • The late Gary Owens - most commonly known as the voice of Space Ghost (as well as having been a DJ (surprised?) before Laugh In et al) - was not only hammy, but used 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 consumes the scene.
  • ABC Sports announcer Howard Cosell was a major real-life Large Ham Announcer, most famous for his years as an announcer to Monday Night Football. 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 Mark Dailey, who became famous as "the Voice" of the original Citytv in Toronto in the 80s/90s (as well as doing plenty of VO work for sister MuchMusic). His nightly movie intros would quite often be suffused with snark (especially during the Late Great Movies strand), and even despite being an on-camera personality (first a reporter, then an anchor for CityPulse), his VO work is even more memorable (to the point he even became a voice actor in the late 90s).
  • 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.
  • Dave Niehaus, long-time announcer for the 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 catchphrases: "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 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 Guardians radio announcer Tom Hamilton, nicknamed "Hammy" by fans, can also get pretty hammy at times when Cleveland scores, or at the very least, very loud. 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 North Korea has to be the largest ham in the eastern hemisphere.
  • Spanish and South American football commentators (including Trope Codifier 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 Memetic Mutation and proof that the beautiful game is Serious Business down there (English-language football commentators tend to be a bit more formal). It may have to do with the fact that points in football are extremely rare compared to other sportsnote , and thus every single point is a reason for massive applause from the announcers and everyone around the world watching the game.
  • Speaking of football commentators, Iceland's Guðmundur Benediktsson received worldwide recognition for his extremely enthusiastic commentary for Icelandic television at Euro 2016, especially his reaction after Iceland stunned England in the round of 16.
  • Dave Mishkin, home announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has calls so exaggerated that they can really only be called shrieking.
  • The Buffer brothers' main event introductions, Michael Buffer's LEEEEEEET'SSS GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEE!!! and Bruce Buffer's IIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTT'SSSSS TIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMEEEEEE!!!!
  • For US college basketball, two words: Dick Vitale.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays' former radio announcer, the late Tom Cheek, got a moment of this when the team won the 1993 World Series with a walk-off home run in Game 6.
    Touch 'em all, Joe! You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!
  • In darts, there is John McDonald, who announces the players before matches in hammy fashion.
  • Formula One:
    • David "Crofty" Croft is one of the famous examples for his signature "It's lights out and away we go!" at every start of a Grand Prix race. And he tends to go at an extra mile, especially on the first lap.
    • The honor of Formula 1's hammiest commentator goes to Murray Walker. His enthusiasm, coupled with Malaproper to make up for the botches he made in the heat of the moment, dubbed Murrayisms. Best exemplified during the 2001 British Grand Prix before lights out:
      "Three lights! Four lights! Five... laps! PAUSE! Go! Go! Go!"


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Tapir and Porcupine Announcers

The announcers for the aerial football match, as you might expect from them are this with the Tapir especially being quite a large ham. It also helps they are both voiced by Mexican TV announcers Marco Antonio Regil (porcupine) and Pablo Ramirez (tapir).

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