tv Charlie Rose Bloomberg July 21, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm EDT
♪ announcer: from our studios in new york city, this is "charlie rose." we begin this evening with politics and an interview -- internet interview, president trump revealed he would not have named jeff sessions as attorney general if yet known he would have recused himself from the russian investigation. announcedy, sessions he would remain in his post as attorney general as long as appropriate. today marks six months since president trump took office. washington,rom robert cost a is a national political reporter for the washington post, moderator of
"washington week" on pbs, and i'm pleased to have him back on the program. welcome back. let's talk about jeff sessions and the fact he decided to stay on and what this split with the president means and what can we read into it? >> it was a stunning and revealing moment at the same time to have the president sit down with peter baker and maggie haberman and michael schmidt of the "your times as quote and talk to his frustration with his attorney general which can be traced back to jeff sessions austria decision to refuse himself from the russia investigation. ever since then, the president has been furious behind the scenes because he believes sessions recusal has left him personally and his administration vulnerable to attack from democrats, obama to the special counsel now being run by bob mueller. and it has created a suffocating
cloud around the white house where the rest of the agenda seems to get stalled, and he traces a lot of this back to sessions who he thought could be his manager justice department. are saying it was the firing of james comey that led to the appointment of bob mueller. and if he had not listened to the people urging him to fire comey, he would not have had the special prosecutor put in place by the deputy attorney general. >> that is exactly right. there is a lot of swirling factors that have led the president to this point. it is not just sessions recusing himself. it is the decision by the president to have a private conversation with the former f.b.i. director that prompted the special counsel. if prompted all the reshuffling within the investigative units in the justice department. my sources at the white house said the president believes he does not have an exit land. he has brought so many lawyers
in. they are telling him to be more disciplined, to not weigh-in on the day by day developments. but the president feels he has to be his own defender. that came through in the interview. without sessions fighting his fight, without his lawyers being out there in an aggressive way, he thinks he has to be the spokesman and where you're at the same time. charlie: what happens to jeff sessions as attorney general? >> it is an intriguing drama within the trump administration. i've covered the now attorney general for a long time, that to his senate days. he was the ideological core for what trumpism became in 2015 and 2016, this populist, nationalist fusion of conservative politics and activism in anger -- and anger. it is often credited to steve bannon, but in fact the attorney general sessions has been cultivating these kind of political themes for a long time. he was the first senator to endorse trump during the campaign. that is why he was first in line
to be appointed attorney general. he was important in the early days of this administration shaping the executive action on immigration, helping the president think through criminal justice policy. because of that recusal, you see trump and his personality come to the fore. he is so transactional, so determined to make decisions based on the public imagination of where he stands. if sessions was no longer helpful, he was out. we have not seen him be part of the inner circle ever since. charlie: did the president want him to resign? >> people inside the white house say the president made the decision to make these on the record claims that they were quite shocked that he went on the record with these comments. they were interpreted as a push out the door, the sessions would wake up on thursday and safety cannot longer serve as attorney
general. in any other administration, this kind of dynamic, a president speaking out against his own attorney general would prompt a resignation. but the president dislikes confrontation, direct confrontation. we have seen this throughout his career. you see sessions isolated over at the justice department, not really sure how to interpret what happened in the "new york times" interview. this was not some strategic outburst. this was an outburst by the president in an interview. that is why he had sessions on thursday morning say i'm going to stay. we will see how long that lasts. charlie: how does this fit into the russian probe? hearings next week, some private, some open? >> a lot of questions remain about paul manafort, don jr., the son who had a meeting last summer with russian figures, and jared kushner, the son-in-law and senior adviser. they all promised they would like to speak to the senate intelligence committee.
the question up in the air is whether these will be open hearings, whether these would be closed hearings. it looks like it is going to be closed. we will see if it even happens. with don jr. and paul manafort, likely to be closed hearings. you see the senators now trying to move forward with their own investigation. mark warner, the ranking democrat from virginia, richard burr from north carolina, they want to show their constituencies progress in the investigation. that is why you see a flurry of activity on capitol hill. there is some progress on the capitol hill congressional investigation. the real story is bob mueller and the special counsel, what he is looking into. you see in the interview real news, that the president is concerned mueller is looking into his personal finances and the trump organization. charlie: some speculate that has been the reason all along the reason donald trump did not want to reveal his income taxes. >> the question about russian
money and how it has played into various trump ventures over the past few decades has been an unanswered question throughout this entire process. and clearly if you look at the president's remarks, he is skittish about the idea of his tax returns maybe being reviewed by mueller or at least elements of his finances being reviewed by investigators. because the president believes he can perhaps skate any kind of obstruction charge or about how he handled the investigation with comey and others. but if it becomes a broader investigation with a scope that goes back into the 1980's and 1990's when he was struggling with his finances and his businesses were in debt, some in bankruptcy, and how foreign investors played into is under prices, that is -- enterprises, that is a whole other front this white house is not eager to confront. charlie: we will be back in a
moment. we continue this evening with senator john mccain's brain cancer diagnosis. lab results revealed a primary brain tumor was associated with the blood clot. mccain was previously diagnosed with invasive melanoma in 2000. the dr. joins me to talk about the newest -- the latest diagnosis. he is one of the leading oncologists in the country and i'm pleased to have him here. what can you tell me based on the reports you have seen and friends you know in the medical computing -- community about the condition? >> it is a very aggressive brain cancer. the first step is to take it out and leave no tumor behind. that was accomplished. that is a big step forward. we know if you get a patient chemotherapy and radiation therapy together, they are going to live longer and it will delay
the time until it comes back. unfortunately, it comes back in almost all cases. putting the two together will delay it coming back. charlie: is there a race for time? the forward progress in treating cancer and brain cancer is of such philosophy that you never -- velocity that you never know what might be possible six months from now. >> no question about it. so much is going on in this space now that it really is exciting. all of us in the field are jumping up and down. we can target genes. we can reactivate the immune system to attack the cancer itself. those are some of them on the market. most are clinical trials being developed now. every time you make a decision in his care, the first question is, is it the right decision and does it preclude you from getting something down the pike that may be more exciting?
prospectshat are the for most people who have this? is it a life term of a year or two years? i know you cannot make specific conclusions unless you know the patient. and even then, it is difficult. >> this disease unfortunately behaves very similarly in most patients. his course will be three or four weeks after surgery, he will start oral chemotherapy together with radiation therapy. that last six weeks. radiation is monday through friday for about six weeks. there is a month off and then six months of taking an oral pill for chemotherapy. and then you stop and wait for it to recur. unfortunately, recurrent happens in almost all patients. at that point, we can try experimental their piece. can putuniversity, they the polio virus into the brain
cancer which makes it more foreign to the immune system and the immune system can attack the cancer. there are several cases reported to have had this there be with dramatic responses in brain cancer that failed almost everything and they are alive years later. so there is hope for the first time in this disease. charlie: what causes this disease? >> it is luck of the draw, unfortunately. there are genetic associations with a mutant gene. but in most cases, it is luck of the draw. the amazing thing about it is even though the margins were clear, he comes back in almost all cases. decades ago, they took out half of the brain with this cancer and there was no better outcomes than when they take out just the cancer itself because these tentacles go throughout the brain. amazing adaptive mechanism in this cancer. charlie: does brain cancer spread faster than most cancers or not? >> many cancers are limited to where they can spread. the brain is an area where they can keep invading.
it is very hard to go in and do things because we need to brain to function. people can get very symptomatically grows one millimeter because it may push on the motor neuron sensory function. verydit cancer can grow large before you are symptomatic -- pancreatic cancer can grow very large before you are symptomatically. senator mccain had some issues speaking sentences. that may have been from the information associated with the cancer. charlie: i think senator lindsey graham said he had been tired and feeling more fatigued over the last several weeks. is that a symptom as well? >> your body talks to you. it is not just the cancer. it causes inflammation. that pushes pressure on other areas of the brain. when they take it out, inflammation of bates and classically -- abates and
classically patients feel better. charlie: i know everyone in america is hoping for the best for senator mccain and the recognition of the fighting spirit he has exhibited in his public and private life. david, thank you for joining us. we will be right back. stay with us. charlie: o.j. simpson will soon be released from prison after serving nine years for kidnapping and armed robbery. the parole board voted unanimously to shorten his 33 year sentence in a hearing this afternoon. the former professional football player previously face trial in 1995 for the murder of his ex-wife, nicole brown simpson, and the murder of her friend, ronald goldman. o.j. simpson was acquitted of those charges in the most-watched court case in history. here is the report from the cbs evening news, this evening. >> mr. simpson, i devote to grant parole ineligible. and that will conclude this hearing. >> thank you. >> his relief was obvious.
now 70, would soon be free on parole. frexit was a serious crime and there was no excuse. >> the hearing lasted more than an hour as commissioners asked simpson how prison had changed him. >> are you humbled by this incarceration? >> while expressing regret, he guns.ed others brought >> i am no danger to pull a gun on anybody. i never have in my life. i have never been accused of it in my life. >> one of the dealers robbed told the parole board simpson had served enough time. >> he made a mistake. >> he truly is remorseful. home just want him to come so we can move forward for us quietly. i am not a guy who has lived
a criminal life. i am a pretty straight shooter. >> hanging over the hearing was the accusation in 1994 simpson brutally murdered his ex-wife and her friend. >> i have always thought i have been pretty good with people. i basically have spent a conflict free life. >> one of the least self-aware moments i have ever heard. >> the law professor. >> there are a lot of things you might say about o.j. simpson. you might even say the acquittal was fair. what to say he has led a conflict free life? i don't think so. >> simpson will remain in prison until at least october 1. he says he wants to return to florida where he lived before his nevada fiction, but parole officials in both states must agree. charlie: joining me is a legal analyst for cbs news and former prosecutor. i'm pleased to have her back on this program. tell me about o.j. simpson's parole. >> it was a long hearing.
i think it had a rocky start. the first question to o.j. simpson was when he went into that room in las vegas, nevada, back in 2007, what was he thinking? the obvious answer is a lawyer coached him, prepared him for that answer, was, i was not thinking at all. i should not have gone in. if i had thought, i would not have gone in. instead, o.j. simpson decided to tell his story. and it was really good the entire -- relitigating the entire kidnapping and robbery case from simpson's perspective which is it is everyone else's fault but mine. i thought to myself this was not the way to begin. but eventually, he redeemed himself by expressing remorse, by expressing how sorry he was, not only to his victims but also to the people of the state of nevada.
and explaining how he tried to redeem himself by being a model prisoner. in addition, we not only heard from his lawyer, but we heard from his daughter, and we heard from one of the victims. charlie: who supported parole. >> the most important. he supported parole. but it was more significant than that. he was actually powerfully, emotionally moving in what was supposed to be a fact-based hearing. he talked about what indignity and fear he had suffered as a result of this event. he did not cast that to the side. but he talked about simpson being a good man and that it was not that he was there because he was o.j. simpson's friend for 27 years, he was there because it was the right thing to do. that this sentence was too long, that he himself had only wanted simpson to do one to three years. and he ended his testimony by
saying words to the effect, if you want me to come and pick you up when you are released, i will be there for you. it was when you saw simpson well up and you saw finally some really profound emotion and thankfulness for this friendship, and i think that was critical in what otherwise is simply a grid of factors. charlie: how important is being a model prisoner? >>. horton very important. no disciplinary infractions for almost nine years. almost unheard of. charlie: remorse is important. he did that. >> he did that. charlie: what else is important? >> what else is important is what activities he was doing in prison to show he was undergoing rehabilitation there and if he were to be released that he would not be a threat to others in society. we have the good and bad with that. let's start with the bad.
he was asked, requested back in 2013 at his last parole hearing, to do something about alcohol because he had been using alcohol the day of the kidnapping and burglary. he says today, i decided not to do that because i don't have a problem with alcohol. i went, this is really bad. then let's look at the good. he talked about the programs he did do and that the most important one to him, which he felt should be mandatory for all howtes, was a program about you deal with violence. and it was a program about talking things down. and i think that program itself, in addition to taking vocational training for computer science so he could communicate with his children, but his realization that he needed to do this
we talked about many things in terms of those issues that separate the united states from iran, and we have listened to have a foreign minister understands america -- how the foreign minister understands america. we continue to conversation now. this was before the election 2016. i've heard people say in five to 10 years, the u.s. will be closer to run than it is to saudi arabia. dr. zarif: we are not competing for u.s. favor. charlie: i know that. i think the geopolitical world is changing. dr. zarif: i think the united states needs to reevaluate the achievements and failures of the united states in our region. and based on that the the rolet, we will see and place of various countries in the region. we are not competing with saudi arabia. we believe iran and saudi arabia
should be a part of a regional dialogue. the "newn op-ed in york times" several years ago calling for a regional dialogue. i believe that is what is lacking in our region. we are ready for it. i believe as soon as our saudi neighbors are ready to engage in dialogue, and resolving issues through dialogue, not through pressure because unfortunately this has become a habit of using the united states for pressure on different countries, wrong countries they can -- or to impose direct pressure. charlie: does this include israel? dr. zarif: i'm talking about our immediate neighbors in the persian gulf. in recent years, from the iraqi invasion of iran to the iraqi invasion of kuwait, to u.s.
operations to liberate kuwait from iran, the u.s. operation against iraq, to al qaeda, to isis, the human -- to yemen. let's concentrate. let's not be too ambitious. let's concentrate on this region which has been a hotbed of extremism, violence, and war and conflict. and let's deal with this. we are ready to deal with it. we are ready to resolve the problems. we are ready to engage in dialogue. we are ready to engage in confidence building measures. and we believe others should not look for an enemy. there is no need for an enemy. we don't need an enemy. we already have enough enemies. charlie: you don't see the united states as an enemy? dr. zarif: talking about our immediate neighborhood. the united states can define its relations with iran at this time and for some time, the united states has defined its relations
with iran in terms of hostility. this is nothing new. it is not particular to this administration. unfortunately, the united states has followed a hostile policy towards iran and received a reciprocal reaction. charlie: what about president obama? dr. zarif: president obama pursued a very hostile policy towards iran for many years. and then he came to the conclusion towards the end of his administration that he wayed to find a negotiated only with regards to the nuclear issue, while the united states continued the hostile policies on other issues. charlie: iran insisted we don't want to talk about our behavior. we do not want to talk about -- you wanted the nuclear deal but did not want to be on the table iranian behavior, as the united states would define it, supporting extremism and
terrorism. dr. zarif: we wanted to limit the immediate discussion to the nuclear issues so as not to complicate it. iran has more grievances about u.s. behavior. how about the fact that the united states -- you and i have been at this table discussing the fact in 2003, if you remember, when i predicted the u.s. invasion of iraq would lead to more extremism in iraq. we have grievances. we have problems with u.s. behavior. but with the nuclear issue, we thought this was a burning issue that needed to be resolved. it should not be further complicated by adding extraneous elements. but even then we said if we can make progress on this issue to
reduce the mutual lack of trust, then we can build on this issue to move to other issues. that is why we said very clearly -- charlie: is that still possible? >> unfortunately, the behavior by the united states since the new administration, the stuff taking place and the statements from the white house. yesterday even to certify iran has complied, they made sure they put some new designations against iran at the same time so they would prevent iran from benefiting from the economic dividends on the nuclear deal. this has been consistent policy of this administration, even a previous administrations. this administration is more open in stating it. i am happy the international -- the rest of the international community is continuing to business with iran despite the rhetoric coming from washington. that is what is keeping the
nuclear deal alive. i believe the nuclear deal is alive because the rest of the world and iran want to keep it. because it is a multilateral agreement and it is being kept alive by people who are engaging with iran, and i believe the united states as someone who has studied the united states for a long time, i can tell you it is in the interest of the united states to revisit its policy, to reassess where it went wrong in its policy of apply double standards to our region. saidange of issues you would be of concern in our behavior to the united states, we have similar concerns. in addition to that, we have a concern about the application of double standards on human rights. which of your allies in the
region have a record even close to iran? in terms of respect for human rights? charley: it's hard for me because any time anyone knows you are going to be here, and i saw this with my colleague at is that answer always is up to the judiciary, not the government. guest: i give you that. let's make a comparison. hussein was not been criticized for its human rights violations until innovative -- until it invaded other governments in the region. never had a ballot box, never had a vote, no representatives.
andad hardly any rights nobody complains about their human rights. >> they do raise the question. i don't believe it is right policy. not a single individual in saudi arabia while innocent human beings are being beheaded are on the human rights designated -- human rights designation list in the united states.
the only question from geopolitics. >> let's assume the united againsthould speak out human rights violations not only with its allies but within its own country. >> human rights ought to be the guy. regardless of whether they are friend or foe. >> human rights must be first and foremost a concern of each individual country for their own citizens you that is where derive look -- we read
economic prosperity. with all distinctions, with all , with all the containments. we are surviving, we're making progress. we are among the top 10 of many areas of science and technology. we achieve that by relying on our people. it is good for us but we get it despite the fact that we are on the restrictions. that tells you something about our relations with our own people. every country can improve its human rights record. obviously including iran. president ofhe
iran has put out a charter of the rights of the citizens. believe excesses exist. priority and an issue of national security for us. from our people. pure and simple. this was one of the major topics of the campaign. >> we have to do better on human rights? >> much better. there are obviously regions who are far far behind. >> they are not designated by the united states. they are sending terrorists through the territory. charlie: you do have to be
careful about that but no one has proven they were sent by the saudi government. yes has anybody proven anything about -- did you know that a court in new for condemned iran participating in 9/11. billion for participating in 9/11. he want me to buy this? a court in new york awarded $11 billion to the victims of 911 against iraq. you're telling me nobody has proven saudi arabia was behind it. something, you president trump band citizens of six countries from coming to the united states.
iranians are outstanding citizens. good physicians, good scientists. >> iranians had come to the united states and made huge contributions. they made a huge contribution. and so have immigrants. that's one of the values that the united states stands for. do you agree with that? >> i do, it is mind-boggling for me that iranians have been as one of the six countries in the band -- in the
van, the travel ban. that is an affront. >> does it cause you to have great respect for the american ittem that courts had said cannot happen? and the united states ruled against that. and we applauded that. most americans believe that a ban on the basis of religion is an affront to what america stands for. >> i would agree with that. does president trump agree? >> thank you, come back soon.
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makers working today, judd apatow, director of the 40-year-old virgin and train wreck and the television series freaks and geeks. writer of what hot american summer and cocreator tbs series search party. and writer and director of rough night and the series brought city. i am pleased to have all of you at this table. aboutme we are taught directing and inspiring comedy. >> i like hearing you say towards what hot american summer. >> what inspired you to do what you do? >> i only wanted to be a standup comedian when i was a kid. movies the pay attention to the angles. never thought about the lenses and the framing.
then i met gary shandling and he taught me about story and about common a coming from very deep honest place and watching him explore his own life and his own spiritual questec, i got inspired to slowly attempt figure out how i might do that. >> what inspired you? >> i came from performing initially and nobody would cast me. to study a there and i figured i knew how to make things so i started to make videos. i felt like i'm a part of this digital generation. able to startas making a few videos i found it was very satisfying to just make things because i was able to control as much as possible and comedy was the only you like i
could understand what the target is. i'm really giving myself very few options. >> do you have to have a certain natural at your own core? to get it? i always try to go with my gut and think i'm relatively self-actualized know what extend my gut is telling me. in that way i can say i think i know what is funny to me. >> i had a few moments when i .aw animal house i was in fourth grade. i went to see it in the movie theater and was captivated by not a singlewith thing to connect me to him, but there was something about the
energy and wrongness of his performance. >> that's an awkward afternoon. i went and visited my sister. she took me to see an improv group at the purple crown. away by that and said that's what i want to do when i go to college. then i joined a sketch comedy troupe, not thinking it was going to be my career. i thought i would going to something like being a college teacher. performer helpful for being behind the camera? >> you can get a little idea of what it's like to be an actor. i think that's helpful to know what challenges the actors may be dealing with internally. you may be able to speak their language.
>> i try not to act because it doesn't go well. when people ask me to do a little quick thing, when you are by yourself and waiting for anyone to walk over and say it's not going terribly and you are very nervous and needy while you are doing it. >> you don't want to ask how my doing. >> they show they are happy by not talking to you and that is scary. are kind of like stunned people or athletes, they are throwing themselves into it. you are there to catch them when they fall. help because i'm going to turn myself inside out right now and you need to tell me if that was ok. it's good to know how vulnerable they can be when they are doing that. >> i thought about that all the time. he was reliving these moments
from his life, his girlfriend's life was at risk. after most takes he would turn to michael. >> they are like baseball players running from third and you are like go home. >> this is from -- this is where kamal and emily at the bar after she has interrupted her standup set. >> high. >> we saw you perform. >> now that the niceties are out of the way, i have to tell you when you yelled at me, it really threw me off and you really shouldn't heckle comedians, it's so rude. >> i didn't tackle you, i will who do you.
>> yelling anything at a comedian is considered heckling. heckling doesn't have to be negative. >> if i yelled out your amazing in bed, that would be a heckle. >> it would be an accurate heckle. >> you scared my friend off now. >> what do we say about that as comedy? >> i think it follows in the tradition of trying to be as truthful as possible. that's life. life anything is so awkward and weird. you don't need it to be much broader to be funny. >> what broad generalizations can we make about making comedy, whether it is sketch comedy or standup.
who is john to it, who does well at it. >> i think comedians, we see a lot of comedians backstage talking to each other. there's a competitiveness but there is camaraderie. i always felt like comedians, there is a shareable category. there is a way they talk to each other that is not something you learn, is who we are. it's the same way if you get five musicians together it's a chance they will start to jam. and people who weren't musicians want to leave. >> you are doing some in for youtube. >> i was doing improv in new york but i was making in lot of sketch videos for the internet. >> how did they find you? >> youtube.com. generally when we began, i make videos with my partner and we
basically were able to find a weird little niche. you wanted to make things that had a hook to them, that were quick. it,e was something about something about society or culture, especially pop culture that put a spotlight on it. it's been interesting adapting that tv and film because it doesn't always adapt that easily. is thelies in the medium message has really informed the way we write and the way we produce things. >> people who have caught on on youtube, you can leap forward. amazingly fast. >> people feel like they are watching a unique voice or somebody who has some sort of
vision even if on youtube you have a sense that person might still have that singular vision of matter what the or matters. >> does everybody who do comedy wishing to do some serious stuff? and as everybody who do serious stuff which they can do comedy? people who are serious wish they could do comedy but can't. >> comedy always has an thatpinning of comedy but comedy always has an underpinning of from a pajama never always has an underpinning of comedy. billy wilder made some of the funniest movies of all time. i think if you are deadly serious person it is hard. say people are funny in their bones. will ferrell is funny and has bones, he can't help it. it is just spilling out of him. i think there are things with it just can't help it. i wasn't even joking and people
think you are serious. >> i like comedy, i like when comedies make you feel something. i've worked on a lot of sillier comedies that i am proud of. i did some parity movies. i love the big silly stuff. when you feel the crowd get emotional within and -- if you can make them cry it always feels like something special. difference in directing for film versus television? >> for me it was definitely thinking about the audience and a group of one or two or three people watching in their living room versus a crowd of 400 people and the way they can react to something.
i learned a lot about the natural rhythm of comedy. it's always about the audience more than the writing and directing. carrying -- carrying a little bit more about an audience. -- caring a little bit more about the audience. you find things in it that deal personal so you feel like you are there. i begged judd to hire me. >> you to say i need a job. giftedou say on the most person in the world, if he don't hire me to do this than this will be a disaster, believe me. >>. but not as bluntly put. you say i passionately believe in this movie. knowing theto me nice things you say about us
that you like doing everything. you want to be an owner and a player >> every project is different. i saw mike's more -- mike's movie and i remember -- i have real memories watching it in my house and thinking this is great, and i love the tone because it was so funny and so real that as soon as we talked about doing this i thought i could do this and have known them for a long time area then i'm happy not to do it. if i think it will work without me -- judd was really passionate, hands-on, really involved. at every stage, which for someone as busy -- it was great.
someone who has a lot of experience and success. about thee talked movie thing. the process of screening the movie and getting the feedback from the audience. if you like he has a lot of expertise about understanding how to tweak the edit to make the audience, you could speak to that but for me it was an gettingto go through, feedback and knowing how to take what you have learned and apply it to the edit. >> tv, it's fun you never have to go through that. it, we are done. it's very pure, it's just your opinion of watching your show. movie, fore doing a
hundreds of people, you need them to make noise so it is a communal experience. the laugh isthink supposed to be here but we are not getting a laugh at all. you talk about adjustments you can make until the whole movie rhythm andal attraction with the crowd with their laughing and responding in a way you want them to. is better orif it not. i wonder if my first cut of knocked up was better before started tweaking it for the audience. we have a fun time collaborating and talking about things at home for years, what is possible. i had a great time with adam sandler. everybody. steve carell. my wife is about to make a movie with steve carell. eu go back to stand up?