Hank Azaria Teaches Stephen The ‘Baseball Announcer’ Voice


>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK TO
“THE LATE SHOW” ALREADY IN PROGRESS. WE’RE HERE WITH HANK AZARIA. HANK, YOU’VE GOT THE NEW SHOW
“BROCKMIRE.”>>BROCKMIRE.>>Stephen: WHO IS JIM
BROCKMIRE?>>JIM BROCKMIRE IS A BASEBALL
ANNOUNCE WHO ARE TALKED LIKE THIS — I NOTICED ESPECIAL IN
THE ’70s WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, STEPHEN COLBERT — AND
EVERYBODY HAS THEIR FULL NAME — BACK TO YOU STEPHEN COLBERT. YOU’RE NOT STEPHEN, YOU’RE NOT
MR. COLBERT YOU’RE STEERCH STEPH COLBERT. I HOOKED ON TO THIS AS A MIMIC
IN THE ’70s. THEY ALWAYS SOUND LIKE THIS WHEN
THEY GO HOME, HAVE DINNER, HAVE SEX WITH THEIR WIVES, ARGUE WITH
THEIR GIRLFRIENDS, DO THEY CALL IT? DO THEY SAY STUFF LIKE, IF
YOU’RE JUST JOINING US, WE GOT A GOOOD ONE GOING HERE!>>Stephen: HEY! IT’S SUCH A PRETTY DAY, LET’S
PLAY, TOO! BROCKMIRE TAKING NO CHANCES,
JUST TRYING TO GET A RHYTHM EARLY IN THE MISSIONARY
POSITION, OH! AND A SURPRISE FINGER IN THE
(BLEEP)! AND BROCKMIRE IS IN THE LEAD! HOA! ( PIANO RIFF )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: OH! OH! IT’S A KNUCKLEBALL!>>I’M GOING TO STOP THERE. I COULD GO ON.>>Stephen: COULD GO ON. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: IN THIS CLIB, I THINK IT’S THE BEGINNING TO HAVE
THE SERIES.>>YES.>>Stephen: YOUR CHARACTER IS
HAVING A ROUGH DAY.>>YES, THIS IS WHERE THE SHOW
STARTS. HE HAS A MELTDOWN ON THE AIR, AS
YOU WILL SEE. HE HAS JUST WALKED IN ON HIS
WIFE WITH ANOTHER MAN. USUALLY HAS THREE OR FOUR BEERS. TODAY HE HAD, LIKE, ABOUT A
BOTTLE OF RYE, AND HE’S IN A BIT OF A BLACKOUT DRUNK.>>Stephen: AND HE’S CALLING A
GAME.>>HE IS CALLING A REAL
PROFESSIONAL GAME IN KANSAS CITY, HIS LAST ONE FOR
AWHILE AS YOU WILL SEE WHY, AND, YOU KNOW, ANOTHER DYNAMIC OF
THESE GUYS THAT I LOVE IS YOU WILL SEE IN ACTION HERE, YOU CAN
PRETTY MUCH SAY ANYTHING YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU GIVE THE
COUNT RIGHT AFTERWARDS, AS LONG AS YOU TELL THE BASEBALL COUNT,
THOUGH YOU CAN’T QUITE GET AWAY WITH THIS.>>PLEASE IMAGINE MY SURPRISE
WHEN I OPENED MY FRONT DOOR TO FIND ABOUT HALF A DOZEN NAKED
FOLKS SPRAWLED OUT IN MY LIVING ROOM ENGAGED IN WHAT CAN ONLY BE
DESCRIBED AS A DESPERATE AND HUNGRY ACCOUNT OF LOVEMAKING AND
RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL WAS MY WI — MY WIFE LUCY. SHE WAS WEARING A STRAP-ON AND
HE WAS (BLEEP) OUR NEIGHBOR BOB GREEN WALLED AND FOLKS I DO I
MEAN (BLEEP). COUNT THOSE, 3 AND 2!>>DID YOU SAY STRAP-ON IN
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: A CONSUMMATE
PROFESSIONAL. A PROFESSIONAL TO THE END.>>I BET THERE IS NEVER BEEN
THIS MUCH BASEBALL DIRTY TALK ON YOUR SHOW EVER.>>Stephen: I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO THROW OUT
OR — A COLLEAGUE OF MINE, A GUY NAMED DONNY FRANKS, WAS LUCKY
ENOUGH TO THROW OUT THE CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AT
WRIGLEY FIELD THE DAY AFTER THEY CLINCHED THE PLAYOFFS AND I
WOULD JUST BE SO HONORED IF JIM BROCKMIRE COULD JUST CALL THE
PITCH. IF WE COULD PLAY THE FOOTAGE OF
DONNY FRANKS THROWING THE BALL OUT AT WRIGLEY, I WOULD BE SO
HONORED IF JIM COULD CALL THE PLAY.>>YES, I SAW A LITTLE BIT OF
THIS BACKSTAGE. JIM, THERE HE IS. DON GRAPHICS LOOKING LIKE A
BEARD STEPHEN COLBERT WITH ’80s HAIR AND WHEN HE PULLS
HIS LOT DOG OUT OF HIS PURR VANES DEVICE, HE SHAKES
SOMETHING OFF EVEN THOUGH THERE’S NO CATCHER THERE, GOES
INTO HIS WINDUP AND HERE COMES THE PITCH! AND IT’S WAY INSIDE, WAY
OUTSIDE — IT’S HORRIBLE, BUT HE’S CELEBRATING LIKE HIS HAIR
BAND JUST WON A BAT OF THE BANDS CONTEST! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WHAT AN HONOR! HANK, GOOD TO SEE YOU! “BROCKMIRE” PREMIERES APRIL 5 ON
I.F.C. HANK AZARIA, EVERYBODY!

86 thoughts on “Hank Azaria Teaches Stephen The ‘Baseball Announcer’ Voice

  1. He is arguably the greatest voiceover actor of our time, not to mention a great comedian, never fail to put a smile, when you see him in person you feel like he has a really big heart.

  2. Omg that voice takes me right back to childhood and hearing baseball games playing on my dad's radio.

  3. 1:06 "Oh and it's a surprise finger in the [bleep]" Now I realise he's in effect saying ass, but if you look at his mouth he's using a different word. What is it?

  4. Don't forget all of the GREAT VOICES he has done for the Simpsons . .as they say in "sports" Hank is in a LEAGUE of his own!! Play ball Hank!!

  5. I wasn't sure about the Brockmire premise, but the anguish in Azaria's face and voice during the clip has me intrigued.

  6. Another example of why Colbert is the best comedian in late night: when Azaria is talking in the announcer voice about sex, Colbert immediately responds with "its such a beautiful day, let's play too". What a witty, wonderfully improvised joke

  7. that's very good. if I had any interest in baseball or even sports generally, I'd give the show a try. but since I don't, I'm guessing there's a risk of jokes going over my head.

  8. Fucken dumb ass SJWs and their racist, fascist, gender propagandist bullshit and Caitlyn Jenner still isn't a hero and the count is 3 and 2!!!!

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