In case it’s not yet clear, this is not a spoof video. “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani really does portray a hilariously neurotic Orc in the upcoming role-playing video game “Middle-earth: Shadow of War.”
Yes, Nanjiani voices the warrior The Agonizer — and the juxtaposition of his voice and trademark lisp with an otherwise menacing-looking creature is something to behold.
“This guy doesn’t look like me but he sounds like me,” Nanjiani admits in the behind-the-scenes video above.
The game, which serves as a sequel to “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,” starts rolling out Oct. 10 on Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.