The Diddy Laugh is a very commonly used sound effect which often appears in TV, radio and film. When I hear it, it is like being hit in the ears with an iron. I like to point it out to people, who usually look blankly at me. Now I pass this affliction on to you.

Seen an example? Email or tweet me.

Steve Paget.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Heard on Brother Label Printer advert

It's a very quick snatch, but it's undoubtedly the Diddy Laugh. There are longer versions of this advert in America, but the laugh only seems to appear on this edit:

 Watch it on

(The laugh appears at the very start, and again at 20 seconds)

Monday, 6 August 2012

Heard in The Chernobyl Diaries

Subtle one, this. Good ears, Rob! This is not the usual "up and down" section of the laugh, but a rarer early part: Anyone know if it appears in the actual film?

Olympic Opening Ceremony

Yes! Our favourite over-used sound effect found its way into Britain's fantastic showcase:

Diddy Laugh heard in the Opening Ceremony from Steve Paget on Vimeo.