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The God of Laughter is a god played by Austin. He loves to tell and read jokes. His favorite joke is the “chicken crossed the playground” joke. He will put a curse on anyone who finds his jokes unfunny. Anybody who is affected by the curse will be unable to stop laughing uncontrollably. Only The God of Laughter is able to lift the curse.


The God of Laughter is primarily purple. He wears a gold laurel and a white toga with a blue sash. He also wears gold bracelets on his wrists and gold sandals on his feet.


Austin has played the God of Laughter in one episode of The Backyardigans: "Match on Mt. Olympus" from season three.


  • He is based on Gelos/Risus, the Greek divine personification of laughter.
Played by Austin
Season 1 roles
Captain AustinTarzan Who Doesn't Say Too MuchServant AustinKing AustinCastaway AustinCaptain HammerCowboy AustinMystery LifeguardRacer AustinCaveman AustinEmperor Austin
Season 2 roles
Lieutenant AustinApprentice AustinLab Assistant AustinMr. Austin FrothingsloshAustin the SmartAssistant AustinTourist AustinCommentator AustinSecret Contact AustinGenie AustinAustin the ClownCameraman Austin
Season 3 roles
AusticlesAustin the KidEnsign AustinGrabbing GoblinInspecteur AustinGod of LaughterCaveman AustinMayor StinkypantsAustin the WolfPirate Captain AustinPalace Guard AustinDon Austin
Season 4 roles
Robot Repairman AustinDragon Jock AustinGloom MeisterBloom MeisterBoogeymanMagic MirrorAbominable Brother AustinGoostinAustin-JiSkateboarder AustinAcorn Austin
Other roles
Drummer AustinSecurity Guard AustinPilot Austin