Conan O’Brien sucks at video games, but “Silicon Valley” actor Kumail Nanjiani most certainly does not.
As a matter of fact, the stand-up comedian and gaming fan actually voices a character in the Tuesday release “Shadow of War,” which made him the perfect partner for “Conan’s” latest “Clueless Gamer.”
Oh Thursday, Nanjiani tried to teach O’Brien how to play the action-RPG, though that was pretty much a lost cause. When the “Big Sick” star-writer took the sticks, however, it was a different story.
“It’s like watching Mozart play the piano,” the TBS host said of Nanjiani’s Xbox acumen. “It’s so clear to me that you’ve never been outside.”
And then they got to Kumail’s character, an Orc named Dugz the Agonizer. Weirdly, the game creators did not alter Nanjiani’s voice, which led to a number of excellent burns out of O’Brien.
Nanjiani took the ribbing in stride, even dropping a great Pied Piper joke along the way. Dugz the Agonizer fared about as well, getting chopped in half by the hero’s sword — a perfect metaphor for his voice actor’s TBS late-night roasting.
Watch the video above.