1. Lake Bell Shows Conan The Weirdest Vocal Exercise Ever

Lake Bell Shows Conan The Weirdest Vocal Exercise Ever

Ostensibly, it's to figure out Conan's real speaking voice, but it just sounds very silly.


CONAN: Now, in the movie you play a vocal coach.
Do you know vocal exercises?
A couple of years ago when I went on tour there was a coach who said you actually have to learn -- I did a lot of singing.
He said you have to learn how to -- and I didn't know that these exercises even existed.
LAKE BELL: They do.
There's a multitude of them.
I've learned a lot of them over the years.
But there's one that's really great that helps you find your real true sound and voice.
For instance, I speak kind of lower than I normally should because I'm trying to sound cool and sophisticated.
But my voice is actually higher.
I don't know if you guys feel like you tend towards one way or the other.
CONAN: I don't know what my veal voice is, I honestly --
LAKE BELL: Do you want to figure it out?
CONAN: Yeah.
I've been on TV 20 years.
It's about time I figured out what my speaking voice is.
LAKE BELL: So this is an exercise that we can do.
It's really easy.
And basically what you're going to do is you're going to count to 10 and afterwards you're just going to speak without thinking.
But you're going to start with all the odd numbers, at the lowest point in your Reg ister and the even numbers at the highest point in your Register.
So I'm going to do it and you'll hear it.
This is how it goes.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10.
Here's my voice.
CONAN: So that's your real voice.
LAKE BELL: Yeah, here I am, a little higher, a little bit higher.
It's a joifment I feel alive.
Now you.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10.
I like onions.
That's my voice.
That's it.
That's how I speak.
So that is my voice.
LAKE BELL: That means you're very authentic.
CONAN: Is this your natural voice, Andy?
ANDY: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10.
I like onions, too.
CONAN: That's your voice.
Andy, you go up high.
It's this going on.
ANDY: When I'm up here it's scary.
LAKE BELL: It's connected, your breath and --
CONAN: We have a clip here from "in a world."
What can you tell us about this?
LAKE BELL: This is me and Demetri Martin.
We play love interests in the movie.
We're very awkward with each other, and this is him kind of trying to ask me out O'a date and not working.
CONAN: Let's take a look at this clip.
>> So are you going with anyone or --
>> Yeah, my dad's girlfriend wants me and my sister to go to it like as a bonding thing or something.
It's going to be whacked.
>> Wicketty-whacked, you know what I'm saying?
That's probably why I'm not going.
>> The only reason I'm going is to network.
>> That's cool. If I were in your situation that's what I would do.
>> It would be more fun if you were going to be there.
Did you hear what I said?
>> Hello?
>> No, no, please, just take your other call.
>> OK, later.
>> I'm sorry, I --
>> I'm sorry, I didn't hear what you said.
>> I said I don't know how you -- I'm so sorry.
>> OK, thanks so much.
>> Yeah, no worries.
CONAN: You speak her language.