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, 4 December 2013

The Diddy Laugh in Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

After a, frankly, pretty awful pilot episode, we get some compensation in the form of our favourite cliché sound effect.

It's quiet, but my keen ears miss nothing!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Diddy Laugh in Justin's House

It has been a while since my kids watched Cbeebies, the BBC channel for young children, so it's not surprising that this passed me by. My daughter came running in from the living room and shouted "I've just heard the Diddy Laugh!"
I have trained her well.

The laugh is very quiet, at about 10 seconds into the opening titles.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Diddy Laugh in LA Noire

I heard this while playing the game, and didn't have time to note down exactly where it occurred. Took me ages to find it again a few days later!

It happens in this video at about 24.35, quietly in the background.
It's not the usual "up and down" bit of the laugh, it's the less common opening section.


Friday, 28 June 2013

Diddy Laugh in Hot Fuzz

Wasn't expecting this one. It almost passed me by, too.

Listen for it just as the injured guy is being wheeled away.

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)