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lena dunham, j.k. simmons, musical guest, ghostface killah with the revelations and aturing the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 190. >> steve: and now, here's your host, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. thank you very much, everybody. welcome to "the tonight show." thank you so much for being here. here's what everyone is talking about you guys. it seems like speculation about who is going to run for president in 2016 is really heating up. of course, hilary clinton is
the leading contender for the democrats. well get this. yesterday, former clinton aide, john podesta said that hilary will highlight her differences with president obama if she decides to run. biggest different, hilary is still interested in being president. [ laughter and applause ] just take it. take it right now. there's also reports that potential candidate jeb bush will release a decades worth of tax returns to avoid comparisons to mitt romney. [ laughter ] i mean, yeah, they are nothing alike. they are just both former governors from wealthy families whose parents gave them super weird names. "hey, jeb." "hey, mitt." [ laughter ] anyone seen newt? [ laughter ] and get this. a steamy new romance novel, just published, centered on new england patriots superstar rob gronkowski. this is real. it's called "a gronking to remember." [ laughter ] it's real.
turns out this is actually just the latest in a series about erotic books athletes. here is another one. this one by michael strahan it's called, "filling the gap." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: i did not know that. >> jimmy: erotic novel. >> steve: an erotic novel. >> jimmy: the one about u.s. bowling champion, norm duke, it's called "one ball, three holes." [ laughter ] >> steve: lance armstrong one, too, right? >> jimmy: yeah. same title, yep. there's one about manti te'o. it's called "as good as he imagined." it's very interesting. [ laughter ] and finally there's one about green bay packer ha ha clinton dix called "ha ha clinton dix." it is very interesting. very erotic novels. [ laughter and applause ] available in stores now. >> steve: they're in erotic sports stores now. >> jimmy: check this out. bill gates made news this week after he drank a glass of water from the system designed to turn sewage waste into pure drinking water. it got awkward when the engineers were like, "uh, we need to turn on the machine
first. [ laughter ] stop drinking that, please." yeah, bill gates drank from a a system designed to turn sewage waste into drinking water. that was the first time he tasted toilet water since middle school. "swirly time, nerd. get in there." [ laughter and applause ] "you're never -- i'm gonna throw you out the window next time." "window." [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] thank you. "i own the high school now, dude." >> steve: flippy. >> jimmy: listen to this. according to a new study, people with certain names tend to work in the same profession. for instance, many women named susan are hairdressers. women named janet tend to be scientists. and women named cinnamon are just like, "you can just skip me." [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: cinnamon buns. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's her last name? >> steve: yeah. last name is buns with a "z."
>> jimmy: i thought that was -- that's interesting though. people with the same name tend to have the same job. some other ones were bobby's are race car drivers. eleanor for librarians and apparently, jimmy for talk show hosts. [ cheers and applause ] i saw washington, d.c. got hit with their first snowfall yesterday and i don't think anyone enjoyed it more than bao bao, the 16-month-old panda who live his the national zoo. have you seen this? oh my gosh. take a look at how she reacted to being in snow for the first time. watch. ♪ [ audience awws ] >> jimmy: come on. roll down a hill. so cute. that's the cutest thing i've ever seen a panda do. really the cutest thing. ♪ hashtag. hashtag. hashtag. [ laughter ] hashtag. hey, hey, hey.
hashtag, come on, what are you doing? what are you doing, buddy? that's bao bao's move. that's sad. that's -- ♪ sorry. now i feel bad. you want to dance, hashtag? is that what you want to do? you guys want to see him dance? [ cheers and applause ] come on, roots. come on, hashtag. ♪ ♪ yeah! all right. very nice. that's good. thank you very much. thanks. very good. very good. thank you very much. very, very good. i think he feels better about himself now. is he still out there.
[ laughter ] ♪ this isn't good you guys. it was announced this week that hackers stole over $5 million in bit coins from a a slovenia-based bitcoin exchange. yeah, if you're not safe to keep your money safe in a a slovenian bitcoin exchange, where with you keep your money these days? [ laughter ] this is pretty cool. angelina jolie met pope francis today during a screening of her movie "unbroken" at the vatican. catholics thought it was wrong for angelina to promote her movie in a house of god, while god was like, "shut up, dude. this is angelina jolie. [ laughter and applause ] i want to meet her, man. i know i created her but she is pretty awesome." and finally, you may remember that after the donald sterling controversy, former microsoft ceo steve balmer became the owner of the los angeles clippers. well, looks like he is having a a pretty good time. check him out. ♪
>> jimmy: he looks less like an nba owner and more like one of those windsocks at a car dealership. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] when he saw that, donald sterling was like "now i hate white people." we have a great show. give it up for the roots, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thanks, guys. thank you so much. thanks for watching. it's been a great week so far. there's more ahead. tomorrow night, don cheadle and kate bosworth will be here! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: we got music from lecrae and "thank you notes!" [ cheers and applause ] you don't want to miss it. that's tomorrow. but first, we've got a a fantastic show tonight. she's the best. i just love her man. she's the star and creator of "girls."
one of the coolest, most fun people we know. lena dunham is here! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: we're going to catch up about "girls" and then we're gonna play a big game of "pictionary." >> steve: oohh. [ cheers and applause ] plus, he's such a good actor. from the movie "whiplash," j.k. simmons is dropping by! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh, come on. >> jimmy: phenomenal. >> steve: he's the best. >> jimmy: phenomenal in this movie. and we have music from ghostface killah with the revelations featuring kandace springs! [ cheers and applause ] very good tonight. hey, guys, it's time for "tonight show hashtags." here we go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: now, you guys are on twitter, right? [ cheers ] it's fun. well, we use twitter on our show every single week. so if you watch our show and you want to play along, we do this thing every wednesday where i send out a hashtag and we ask you guys to tweet out things based on that topic. so since nicole kidman was on our show this week -- [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
>> steve: what happened? did you meet her earlier or anything or what? was that the first time you had met her? >> jimmy: we have a long and -- [ laughter ] apparently, we went on a date. >> steve: oh wow. >> jimmy: and i had no idea. i had no idea it was a date. it was awkward. i was embarrassed about it. it was just terrible. but anyway, according to her. she did not have fun. >> steve: according to you, fantastic. >> jimmy: best thing that ever happened. anyways, i went on twitter and started a hashtag called "#awkwarddate." and i asked you guys to tweet out something funny or embarrassing that happened to you on a date. we got thousands of tweets. within 11 minutes, it was a a worldwide trending topic, so thank you. [ cheers and applause ] thank you for those tweets. she's so nice. and now i thought i'd share some of my favorite "#awkwarddate" tweets from you guys. here we go. this first tweet is from @jeffhoffman. he says, "at the end of a first date, i asked if she'd like to go out again.
she said she was going to take a break from dating for a a while." [ laughter ] starting now? >> steve: i'm good. starting now. >> jimmy: i had enough of this dating thing. this next one is from @lmsladybug. she says, "during a movie, some popcorn fell down my shirt. after i picked it out, he leaned in and said 'lucky popcorn.'" [ laughter ] >> steve: gross. oh my god. >> jimmy: god lord. >> steve: class. >> jimmy: yeah, class act. this next one is from @heidihonaybor. she says, "my date revealed his prized tattoo to me within the first 10 minutes. it was a cartoon of him drinking a 40-ounce beer." [ laughter ] first date. there you go. this next one is from @amberconn1. she says, "one time, my date told me he had to keep his phone out because his ex could be going into labor at any time." [ laughter and applause ] you know how it is. you know how it is, right? >> steve: gotta keep up on those responsibilities. >> jimmy: no biggie man. this one from @noodlez56. he says, "i once took a girl to
starbucks because i forgot her name." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: oh, good plan. >> jimmy: that's the way to find out. >> steve: i mean, he's still not gonna get the right name. >> jimmy: that's true, yeah. those baristas screw it up. this one is from @discob4breakdon. [ laughter ] >> steve: disco before break don. >> jimmy: oh break of dawn. >> steve: break of dawn. >> jimmy: disco before break dawn. >> steve: break dong? >> jimmy: don. like don quixote. >> steve; like don quixote. >> jimmy: like donald quixote. wind mills. wind mills around. >> steve: him and sancho panza. >> jimmy: sancho panza of course. this last one is from @discob4breakdon. he says, "the other day i was talking to my wife about a a terrible date i went on with some random girl a few years ago. she said, that was me." [ laughter and applause ] oh yeah, i married you. that was awful. >> steve: yeah, you won. >> jimmy: yeah, it wasn't that awful.
>> steve: this girl was awful. smelled like cheese. >> jimmy: this one from @megsmith06, she says, "at dinner, my date asked what my ideal guy was and then whispered 'yes' after everything i said." [ laughter ] "smart." "yes." [ laughter ] "athletic." "yes." [ laughter ] "funny." "yes." [ laughter ] >> steve: ew. >> jimmy: gross. >> steve: tattoo of himself drinking a 40? >> jimmy: yeah, of course. there's a tattoo of his other buddy. his friend. this one from @madre13. she says "we got in the car, my blind date put in a cassette tape of himself playing the trombone." [ laughter ] what? [ talking over each other ] trombone. >> steve: entertainment. >> jimmy: like a tuba. [ cheers and applause ] trombone. like sousaphone. this one from @elloe[ laughter ] obeetbop. [ laughter ]
she says, "when he kissed me on the sidewalk, his mom drove by and screamed, 'first kiss!'" [ laughter ] there you go. that's your "tonight show hashtags." to check out more of our favorites go to tonightshow.com/hashtags. stick around. we'll be right back with lena dunham! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪[carpenters: "rainy days and mondays"]♪ ♪[ac/dc: "back in black"] ♪[ac/dc: "back in black"] chevy colorado when you find new roads, you win motor trend's truck of the year.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we are joined right now by the best-selling author of "not that kind of girl," a a very funny and smart memoir. she is also the star, director, and creator of the hit series "girls," which starts its fourth season at 9:00 p.m. this sunday on hbo. please welcome, a good friend of the show. here's lena dunham, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hi. you look gorgeous. welcome to the show. >> thank you.
>> jimmy: thank you for being here. >> i'm so happy to be back with you. you know how i feel about ya. >> jimmy: i know i do. i really do, and i love you. thank you so much. thank you. >> jimmy: congrats on this. >> oh, my god. thank you. >> jimmy: and before we even start the interview, i think you have something you might want to say to questlove? >> i do. i have something i'd like to say to questlove, aka ahmir, which is i screwed up. and i was supposed to let questlove pick the color of one of the credits for "girls" this season, and i forgot, because i have been going through a lot. so i wanted to let you know, that now we are picked up for a a fifth season, not only can you pick the credit color of the opening episode -- >> jimmy: wow. >> but have one other prize of your choice as long as it's legal. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ and everyone at "girls" really appreciates your support and we're really sorry we let you down. >> jimmy: oh, no. she's so nice.
>> questlove: oh, thank you. >> jimmy: that's so -- that's super cool. i got to say, last time i saw you -- i think it was the last time i saw you, was at howard stern's 60th birthday party. >> yes, which was a a surprisingly inspiring evening. >> jimmy: gosh. it was inspiring? >> okay. i went in, you know, excited for the spectacle. i didn't think i was gonna cry with joy and be so moved by his life's work and his relationship with robin quivers. i lost it. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] it's so interesting, everyone lost it. >> it was beautiful. it was like -- it was a a celebration of a man who's truly made a difference, and if you told me that i was gonna say that five years ago, i would have slapped you in the face. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: but that was the thing that made me laugh, because he was a little harsh on you. >> yep. he told me i looked -- i think he called me a fat, jonah hill-looking girl. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: not that bad. not that bad. no, that's not that bad. >> i think jonah hill's attractive. >> jimmy: exactly. but you have the confidence and the -- that's how fun you are to come out and you told him
that back to his face. and then you said, beth, your wife is so lucky. no, no, you are so lucky to have beth for a wife. >> yes. yeah. >> jimmy: because he looks like -- >> i think i said he looks like a cartoon of a female jewish horse. [ laughter and applause ] thank you. ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. that made me laugh. i've never heard of that reference in my life. >> thank you. >> jimmy: but it somehow works. >> i'm so glad. it really -- i really care about howard. like, i really think he is like a voice for important causes. i think he is an outspoken feminist and again, these are words, i'm like, "what am i saying? who am i?" >> jimmy: but it is kind of -- >> yes. he's one of the people who really speaks out on issues that matter to me and matter a a lot of women. and i think that we should be thankful that he's in the world. >> jimmy: i agree. i love him. >> this is the same man who, like, you know, brought the sybian the radio. and i can't talk about what that is on this tv show, it's vulgar.
>> jimmy: okay. i didn't know, i didn't get the reference. >> it's sexual. >> jimmy: okay, good. [ laughter ] all right, yeah. i didn't get to that chapter yet. but he's also a very outspoken animal activist as well. >> yes. >> jimmy: he loves animals. >> and so does beth. >> jimmy: beth loves animals. >> beth's whole instagram is just kittens, kittens, kittens, kittens, kittens, boobs. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: not in that order, yeah. but i follow you on instagram, and you have one of the cutest dogs ever, lamby. >> lamby. >> jimmy: now, look at this dog. such a cute dog. [ audience aws ] oh, come on, lamby. now, this is what i love -- i love that you love lamby. you saw lamby and you said, lamby has human eyes. >> he has human eyes. >> jimmy: he does, look. >> he has human eyes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: looks like shaggy d.a. like he's an actual -- he's a a person in there. >> my theory that he's a man who's committed a crime and his sentence is that he has to be a a dog and live with me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i love that. i love that. see, that's how cool and creative you are. i love that. >> thank you. i love him. he steals so many socks and so
many underwear, we don't even have any socks or underwear anymore. >> jimmy: that's not even your socks. he steals neighbors -- strangers socks and underwear. >> he's bonkers. i heard you have a very emotional dog. >> jimmy: do i have an emotional dog? >> well that's what they were saying backstage. >> jimmy: no, she's a great dog. her name is gary. >> i love a girl, gary. >> jimmy: yeah, gary frick is my dog. [ laughter ] very -- it gets emotional, a a little snuggler. yeah. >> yeah, that's how mine is. >> jimmy: needs a lot of attention, yeah. >> that's so nice. that's so nice. >> jimmy: i love her so. she drives. >> she does? >> jimmy: very talented dog. no, i'm just kidding. we taught her. no, she doesn't really do that many tricks. you know, giving paw, stuff like that. >> yeah. >> jimmy: whatever. but i love her. but i love this. you're very creative, and on the show "girls" -- congratulations, season five picked up, that's major. >> thank you. >> jimmy: and kudos to you. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: great cast. >> i love them. our cast is really -- they are down for anything. >> jimmy: they really are. >> i love them. >> jimmy: congratulations. i love the whole cast. and this time, a little shake up, your character is moving out of brooklyn.
>> she is and not just, like, to queens. she's moving to iowa. >> jimmy: yeah. wow, that's big shakeup, man. >> i mean, i went to college in the midwest. so, i have a lot of midwest pride. i was excited to be able to capture that, even though, actually, we shot all the iowa stuff in staten island. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: is that right? you have to while you're in new york. >> yeah. and also for some people, staten island is a farther journey than iowa. for some new yorkers. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. that is true, yeah. >> although, i love staten island. i have no beef with them. >> jimmy: no, absolutely. it's gorgeous. yeah. >> please, staten island, spare me. >> jimmy: they won't, yeah. that's basically the gist of this season. i don't want to give too much away. >> yeah, but the basic gist is that there's a location change. and we see kind of how hannah deals with reentering the academic world. and she has a bit of an authority problem, i would say. so, you know, as many creative people do. and so it's a little challenging for her. >> jimmy: there we go. i want to show everyone a clip. here's lena dunham in the new season of "girls." the premier is this sunday at 9:00 on hbo. check it out. >> okay, the free time is mind boggling. i have class once a week.
and the rest of the week is just mine to do whatever i want to with. so, it's like i'm doing like home economics stuff. i made these brownies myself from scratch using just a mix. and they're good. >> did you find me my amish bonnet yet? >> people are technically mennonites, they're not amish, so it's actually pretty offensive to switch the terms. [ applause ] >> jimmy: season four of "girls" starts this sunday at 9:00 p.m. on hbo. we like to play games and fun stuff on the show. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and i was wondering, would you like to play a game of "pictionary" with me? >> it would be my deepest honor. >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about! lena dunham and i are playing "pictionary" after the break. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [music throughout] ♪because i love you♪ [announcer] this is my business. i believe in it. i live it and breathe it.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. i'm here with lena dunham and steve higgins right there. [ laughter and applause ] we're about to play a game of "pictionary", and i'm going to need a partner. this guy's one of the best actors working today, and he turns a killer performance opposite miles teller in the new movie "whiplash", which is in theaters right now. put it together for j.k. simmons, everybody! [ cheers and applause ]
that's what i'm talking about right there. lena, j.k. >> it's an honor. >> jimmy: higgins, j.k. now, everyone knows how to play "pictionary." 30 seconds on the clock, we'll each take a turn. then we'll have a showdown where both teams will draw the same clue at the same time, worth double the points. may the best team win. lena dunham, why don't you go first, okay? >> okay. >> steve: i'm going to sit. >> jimmy: we'll sit over here, j.k. >> you gonna tell me when you start the clock? >> jimmy: i'm not just kidding, i call him j.k. [ laughter ] >> is it -- okay. >> jimmy: it's okay. clock hasn't started yet. >> you're a liar. you're such a liar. >> jimmy: the clock started. go. go. >> you're such a liar! >> jimmy: okay, wait, are you -- >> tooth fairy. >> yeah! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this is not gonna go well. this is not gonna go well. this is not gonna go well at all. well done. >> thank you, sir.
[ laughter and applause ] >> steve: 11! 11! >> jimmy: all right, am i allowed to say what it is? am i? okay. an object. >> an object? >> steve: an object. i object. >> phone booth. >> jimmy: no, i didn't start drawing yet. the phone booth is an object. yes. >> cabaret performer. >> jimmy: this a little tricky. this is a tricky one. >> a pen. >> you can do it. >> jimmy: thank you, pal. are you ready? >> yes, i'm ready. >> jimmy: all right here we go. >> going the opposite team, then i shouldn't have supported jimmy. >> jimmy: okay, ready? [ laughter ] >> wow. [ laughter ] obelisk. >> jimmy: sorry, sorry. >> flying saucer. something phallic? [ laughter ] a vagina. >> steve: filthy. this is a kid's show. children are watching. >> it's a medical term. >> steve: oh, my god. >> not getting better.
it's not getting better. hot dog. [ laughter ] [ buzzer ] [ sad tuba ] >> jimmy: wasn't a hot dog, a a foot-long hot dog. i apologize. the guesses were very close though. it's filthy. i'm sorry. scary looking. i'm embarrassed. i'm embarrassed. i'm embarrassed. sorry. i'm sorry. a foot-long hot dog. >> jimmy, i am saying this with complete love. you could not have failed harder. >> jimmy: thank you. thank you. thank you. don't hold back. >> steve: are we ready? [ cheers ] >> 2! 2! 2! 2! >> steve: oh, shoot. [ laughter ] >> we can do this, steve. we can do this. [ laughter ] >> steve: got it. >> jimmy: all right. cool. >> steve: okay. >> we can do this, steve. what subject is it? >> steve: it's an object. >> jimmy: foot long. >> steve: a foot long. okay. ready? >> yeah. >> steve: this is a tough one. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't know, dude. >> potato? corn? >> steve: un-unh.
>> pickles. >> steve: yes! >> jimmy: what? >> yeah! jar of pickles. pickle jar. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we can do this. we can still do this. come on, j.k. you can do this, my man. >> i'm good. >> jimmy: that's right you can do this. that's what i'm talking about, right there. my man. >> j.k., don't stress. you're a really good actor. [ clapping rhythmically ] >> i'm fine. [ clapping rhythmically ] >> it's an object. >> jimmy: object, here we go. >> steve: object. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: up. arrow. chair. up. ladder. step chair. step -- high chair? >> yes! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right. now, that was fantastic. thank you. now. me and you. me and you, we both draw at the same time.
>> steve: this is for the win. >> jimmy: this is for the win, pal. >> doesn't matter what happens. we stay friends. >> jimmy: oh, totally. i love you, you're the best. >> can i pull this off in preparation? >> jimmy: yeah, me too. i'm going to frame this. all right here we go, ready? >> let's open the two ones right next to each other. >> jimmy: we're doing the same one? >> what? >> jimmy: yeah, it's a a showdown, man. >> holy. >> jimmy: yeah, that's too -- all right. >> category? category is person. type of person. >> jimmy: type of person. >> steve: type of person. >> jimmy: yep. >> steve: man. angel. devil. firefly. wing. fairy. >> angel? >> steve: fire fly. >> i'm looking at her, personally. >> wing. wing man. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what is going on? you guys are unbelievable. i'm sorry.
don't hate me. >> no, no i'm not -- >> jimmy: don't hate me, please. congratulations, lena dunham and steve higgins. [ applause ] thank you to j.k. simmons. oh, my gosh. more of "the tonight show" after the break. stick around, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ high-pitched ] nailed it! [ normal voice ] you're right, that was really easy. i know, i told you so. on progressive.com, you can compare our progressive direct rates with our competitors' rates, so shopping is easy. you don't sound like flo. [high-pitched] yeah, i do. [ clears throat ] who you talking to? [ normal voice ] what? what's on your hand? noth-- my wedding ring. [chuckles] symbol of our love and understanding. comparing rates for you. now that's progressive. [ high-pitched ] nailed it!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest just received a golden globe nomination for his performance in the critically acclaimed new movie "whiplash," which is in theaters now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, j.k. simmons. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, very nice. come on, fantastic. please welcome -- >> thank you. thank you. >> jimmy: and thank you for playing the "pictionary" with me. i'm sorry. >> i feel like we are old pals now, because we are massively failed together. >> jimmy: no, no. i mean, you were great and i was terrible. i'm just not good at that game. i'm just awful, i'm sorry. >> i was mediocre and you were terrible.
let's leave it at that. >> jimmy: thank you. that's good. that's fantastic. i just want to say also, a few minutes ago -- officially, happy birthday to you. [ applause ] that's great! happy, happy, happy birthday. >> thank you man. >> jimmy: how old are you? >> i'm 1,000 years old. >> jimmy: congratulations. unbelievable. >> a.k.a., methuselah simmons. no i'm 60 today, as of -- whatever, yeah. >> jimmy: happy, happy birthday. i thought it'd be kind of fun. if you wanted to, we can do a a selfie. i got a hat for you, and then maybe we can do this, because this is kind of fun, right? we have to do this. >> a little laurel & hardy. i have a gigantic melon. [ applause ] >> jimmy: happy, happy birthday, buddy. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: that's great. this is awesome. thank you so much for being here. congrats on all the awards and the golden globe nomination. i saw this movie, and i freaked out. we had to call you. i was like, "please can we have him on the show?" man, oh, man, it was just one
of my favorite performances i have ever seen of any actor. man, oh, man. you really knocked the cover off the ball on this one. and i was watching this movie and i go, because i just know you from, i don't know, i have seen you do "juno." and you just seem like just a a nice guy. not in this movie. [ laughter ] and it was wild, man! i was shaking watching this, going, like -- i was frightened of you. i'm a little scared now. [ laughter ] >> well, that's good. >> jimmy: yeah. i mean, you were just -- it was just great and i'm watching the movie and i go "please don't screw this up", because right now, a perfect performance. and you didn't screw it up. it was really great, man, i got to just commend you on that. it was just intense. >> it was so good on the page, that we really felt like our job was not to screw it up, you know? by we, i mean miles and me and all the rest of the actors. >> jimmy: and the director is the writer as well? no? >> yeah, damien chazelle, the boy wonder. >> jimmy: how old is he? >> he's a child. he's 20. not 60. >> jimmy: he's not 60 at all. man, he did a great film.
and miles teller, we love him as well. he was on the show. >> absolutely. >> jimmy: amazing -- he can actually really play, too. >> yeah. you know, not in that universe. >> jimmy: he's not questlove. [ applause ] quest, how many times have you seen that movie? >> questlove: about three times. i mean, i was scared of him on "oz", but nothing compares to -- >> jimmy: "oz" was great too. but this was like, i don't know, i've never -- have you ever had a teacher like that? have you ever had an intense teacher? >> maybe a high school football coach that came close, you know? a little more appropriate there. what i love is that musicians love the movie, too. if you're doing a music movie, and musicians are digging it, then you know you got it right. >> jimmy: you did it right. again, i can't see this guy getting angry at anyone. could we zoom in? look at this guy here? i mean, what is -- i mean, legalize it, you know what i'm saying? [ laughter ] what is going on with this guy? >> well, that's -- speaking of music, that actually is -- we are having a low note singing contest. >> jimmy: a low note singing contest? >> first thing in the morning
to see who can sing lower, see who basically has the most testosterone. and that's my friend bob. >> jimmy: how low can you go? >> 1970 god knows what. >> jimmy: this guy here, george r.r. martin from "game of thrones." but how low can you go? can you go really low? >> how low can you go -- we would get down to low c or so and then my uncle dave would come out of the cabin and drop it a fifth. >> jimmy: yeah, uncle dave. yeah. can you do it right now? see if we can do it right now. can you -- ready? >> you have to sing. ♪ many bright souls are asleep in the deep ♪ there's a whole song. >> jimmy: didn't know. ♪ so beware beware ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i can't do it. i can't even -- i can't even do that. ♪ beware [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right. >> drop it a half. ♪ many brave souls are asleep in the deep
so beware ♪ then we go together. ♪ beware >> jimmy: that's pretty good. [ applause ] not bad. drop it again? [ coughing ] ♪ many great souls are asleep in the deep so beware ♪ ♪ beware >> jimmy: that's it. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that's what i'm talking about there. another home run. that's great. what was your band? what was your band like? >> i had two juvenile bands. the first one was the invasion. >> jimmy: yeah! >> yeah. >> jimmy: where were you from? >> we learned, like, a song and a half. >> jimmy: yeah. that's all you need. and then -- and then my other band was called babyl-on. babyl-on. >> jimmy: oh, i get it. >> there's levels there, man. >> jimmy: don't get it, man.
babyl-on, get it? >> two acoustic guitars, and sometimes when he showed up, a a harmonica. >> jimmy: when he showed up. you remember any song titles or anything? >> we did a lot of covers, but we -- a lot of sad, horrible love songs. i wrote a song called "for fran." >> jimmy: oh. hey, i have a little baby named fran. >> i wrote it for her. >> jimmy: thank you very much. that's so nice of you. thank you. i love to get a copy of that track. i want to show -- you have seen how fun and nice this human being is.if y haven' watch this clip of j.k. simmons. it's just a phenomenal performance. gosh, it's great. "whiplash", take a look at this. ♪ >> why you do suppose i just hurled a chair at your head, neiman? >> i don't know. >> sure you do. >> the tempo? >> were you rushing or were you
dragging? >> i don't know. >> start counting. >> five, six. >> in four, dammit. look at me. >> one, two, three, four. one, two, three, four. one, two, three, four. >> now, was i rushing or was i dragging? >> i don't know. >> count again. >> one, two, three, four. one, two, three, four. one, two, three. >> rushing or dragging? >> rushing. >> so you do know the difference! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i'm sorry for anything i ever said to you, anything. man, oh, man. >> well, he was rushing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, thank you. j.k. simmons, everybody. "whiplash" is in theaters right now. thank you so much. home run, man. thank you. ghostface killah with the revelations featuring kandace springs perform next. come on back, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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all time. he's here tonight to perform the song "love don't live here no more" from his latest album "36 seasons." please welcome ghostface killah with the revelations featuring kandace springs. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> one, two. one, two. yeah. uh-huh. ♪ feelin' fresh walkin' down the block 'bout to see my boo it's about 6 o'clock ♪ ♪ love is love it'd been a long time comin' 9 long years i know she missed my lovin' ♪ ♪ huggin' kissin' in the scent of the kid she gonna fall out when she see me at the crib ♪ ♪ ding dong can i speak to bamboo it's me penelope stop actin' a fool ♪ ♪ she said damn
i thought you was dead not a phone call not a carton of milk ♪ ♪ for real a phone call stop you know i had to up and leave ♪ ♪ i told you i'll be back girl, but you ain't believe she told me 9 was too long and she got a new man ♪ ♪ one who gon' stay and hold it down for the fam so scram ♪ ♪ there's no more love for the kid so i turned my head down and walked away from the crib ♪ ♪ cried so many times i've been alone so long had to pull myself together ♪ ♪ find my heart a brand new home got a good thing goin' on can't let you ♪ ♪ mess with my flow too little too late love don't live here no more ♪ ♪ love is love tony's back up on the aisle gone for 9 years like 9 months to a child ♪ ♪ cried so many times ♪ where's my boo at i need to see bamboo i got a lot of things on my mind to explain to you ♪
♪ love don't live here no more love don't live here no more ♪ >> i got you. i got you. i got you. it don't live here no more, huh? so i guess i'm kicked out. i'm kicked out of the game, huh? okay, it's all good though. check it. ♪ oh word, so you over it that's absurd i never did a damn thing to deserved it ♪ ♪ this is a man's world i go away come home lookin' for you now you messin' up the plans girl ♪ ♪ you another man's girl that ain't kosher once you see the kid's face you're supposed to ♪ ♪ stop what you're doin' show your loyalty and love step out on the porch with a kiss and a hug yo you buggin' ♪ ♪ cried so many times i've been alone so long had to pull myself together ♪ ♪ find my heart a brand new home got a good thing goin' on ♪ ♪ can't let you mess with my flow too little too late ♪ ♪ love don't live
here no more ♪ ♪ love is love tony's back up on the aisle gone for 9 years like 9 months to a child ♪ ♪ cried so many times ♪ where's my boo at i need to see bamboo i got a lot of things on my mind to explain to you ♪ ♪ love don't live here no more love don't live here no more ♪ >> yeah. so this is it, huh? this how we gonna end it? this is all good? i had a good time. but i understand the whole situation though. because everything is real at the same time, though. yeah, uh-huh. love is love. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ghostface killah, kandace springs, the revelations! "36 seasons" is in stores right now! we'll be right back, everybody!
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>> jimmy: my thanks to lena dunham, j.k. simmons, ghostface killah, the revelations, kandace springs. and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thanks for watching. have a good night. hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪