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.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Heard in Starcraft 2

It's not often you hear the laugh in a computer game. Well, not since the original Diddy Kong Racing, of course.

Here it plays in a cutscene from StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty.

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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Heard on an advert for Quorn

The Diddy Laugh appears at the end, as Jane Horrocks says "best-ever tasting".