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The Announcer is an unseen character who is present all throughout the game, announcing the beginning and end of every stage and boss fight.

He is voiced by Luke De Ayora, who has voiced many other characters such as Goopy Le Grande, Werner Werman, Sally Stageplay, and Chef Saltbaker.

Announcer's quotes[]

Boss fight start (Ready?)[]

  • Good day for a swell battle!
  • This match will get red hot!
  • Here's a real high-class bout!
  • A great slam and then some!
  • A brawl is surely brewing!

Boss fight start (Wallop!)[]

  • And begin!
  • Now go!
  • Here goes!
  • You're up!
  • It's on!

Stage completion[]

  • Knockout! (Boss defeated)
  • (Clears throat) Knockout! (Moonshine Mob defeated,fake)
  • Bravo! (Run 'n Gun Stage cleared)
  • Victory! (Mausoleum cleared)

Mausoleum start[]

  • Here comes a spooky bunch!
  • The ghouls are out tonight!

Mausoleum death[]

  • You failed!

Unused Run 'n Gun start[]

  • It's time for action!



Cuphead Announcer Voice Sound Effects

Knockout, and boss intro quotes.


Cuphead Platforming Gameplay Reveal

Unused announcement.


  • The announcer is similar in his role to boxing ring umpires.
  • Prior to the update patch, the Announcer used the same quotes from other boss fights for the Mausoleum.
    • Likewise, there was no fail quote.
  • The snail that is part of the Moonshine Mob impersonates the announcer in their level, Bootlegger Boogie, during the beginning of the level, and after the anteater's defeat. After the snail's or Light Bug's defeat in Simple Mode, the real announcer will clear his throat and then say knockout.
    • His reaction towards the snail's impersonation implies that he disapproves of being temporarily replaced.
Recurring Characters
CupheadMugmanElder KettleKing DiceThe DevilPorkrindAnnouncerThe Legendary Chalice (Ms. Chalice) • Chef SaltbakerKing of Games