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Late Night: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter lend their voices to 'Halo 4'

 

On Tuesday night, Conan O'Brien lived the fantasy of millions of gamers with a behind-the-scenes look at the hotly anticipated "Halo 4." 

He met with 343 Industries executives Frank O'Connor and Kiki Wolfkill, who showed him "top secret footage" from the game -- who knew it included so many little dogs? -- and even invited him to voice one of its characters. 

O'Brien, of course, asked trusty sidekick Andy Richter to join him. They were cast as a pair of workers on board what O'Connor described as a "massive hangar" in the world's largest spaceship -- or, as O'Brien put it, "I'm a clerk working in a loading dock." He pushed for a less anonymous role, suggesting his character wear one of his distinctive suits or at least hold a sign reading, "I'm Conan O'Brien." (It didn't work.)

In the funniest part of the segment, Richter and O'Brien recorded their heavily improvised voice-over, playing two clinically depressed space drones. (Sample dialogue: "I sure hate my life.") And like all truly accomplished actors, they were even required to die dramatically, grunting and groaning as if they were being pummeled with the butt of a rifle.

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. 

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-- Meredith Blake

twitter.com/MeredithBlake

 
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