Perhaps in an attempt to alleviate any worries about Mark Hamill not reprising his role as The Joker in the new Batman: Arkham Origins, the hosts of Saturday's New York Comic-Con panel on the game asked the new actor in the role, Troy Baker, to demonstrate his grasp on the character.

They didn't ask him to read any old lines, either. Baker read The Joker's ominous monologue to Commisioner Gordon about madness from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's The Killing Joke, and he more than held his own. He got a full-on standing ovation. Check out the video of his reading after the jump.

 

 

Is Baker doing a Mark Hamill impression? Kinda. But he certainly has a flair for the character, with his well-placed laughs and transitions from manic to growling.

Batman: Arkham Origins is out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC October 25.