tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC October 25, 2016 12:37am-1:38am PDT
♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- elijah wood, star of "people of earth", actress and comedian ana gasteyer, music from spencer ludwig. featuring the 8g band with fred armisen and allison miller. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is fantastic to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. a new poll shows hillary clinton with a 12-point lead over donald trump nationally. and it would be pretty hard to blow a 12-point lead, but remember, she is from new york.
[ laughter ] trump campaign manager kellyanne conway admitted this weekend that donald trump is trailing hillary clinton. said conway, "no, literally, he's trailing her." [ laughter ] trump's campaign manager said over the weekend that trump would be willing to challenge hillary clinton to another debate. oh, that's a good idea. >> wrong. >> seth: well -- [ laughter ] but maybe you'd win this time. >> wrong. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you could study and stick to the issues. >> wrong. [ light laughter ] >> seth: all right. well, hey, you know, at least you're still a billionaire. >> wrong. [ laughter ] >> seth: i knew it. i knew it. [ applause ] donald trump said at a rally this weekend that hillary clinton was exhausted and weak after the debates. yeah, probably because you kept sniffing all the oxygen out of the room.
[ light laughter ] anyone would be light-headed after that. many news outlets are saying donald trump will almost certainly pivot to media and launch his own tv network after the election. which means as early as next year we could see trump tv filing for bankruptcy. [ laughter ] donald trump said at last week's debate that he will "keep the nation in suspense" as to whether he will accept the results of the election. in suspense? wow, he's a regular -- oh my god. ♪ [ laughter and applause ] the cheesecake factory is set to open its first location here in new york city tomorrow. so i bet somebody's regretting all that bridge traffic now. [ laughter and applause ] president obama last week said
that this year's election is like dante's "inferno." well that's fine, as long as it doesn't turn into a disco inferno. ♪ [ light laughter ] no matter who wins, rhythm loses. [ light laughter ] google has announced that with just two weeks until the election, one of the most searched for questions is, "is hillary a republican?" so it sounds like someone finally figured out how to get online. [ laughter ] and finally, samsung announced recently that people who turn in their recalled galaxy note 7 phones will be eligible for a free note 8 next year when it debuts. said customers, "i'm not falling for it. i've been burned by samsung before." [ laughter and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. from the new series on bbc america, "dirk gently's
holistic detective agency," elijah wood is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] she is an old friend of ours. from tbs's "people of earth", the great ana gasteyer is joining us this evening. [ cheers and applause ] and we will have music from an incredible trumpet player and singer-songwriter. spencer ludwig is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] so, look forward to that. look forward to all of that. but before we get to it, we are just about two weeks away from the presidential election. and as donald trump continues to lag behind in the polls, he's lashing out at everything from the media to the election process itself. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ applause ] >> seth: as his campaign sputters to a close, trump has launched a series of increasingly paranoid attacks on a host of perceived enemies, from the media to pollsters to banks. in fact, he's so paranoid that last night in florida he even told the crowd that as he flew over the everglades he was afraid he'd get eaten by an alligator. >> i just flew over -- and let me
tell you, when you fly over the everglades and you look at those gators and you look at those water moccasins goin', you say, "i better have a good helicopter." [ light laughter ] i told the pilot, "you sure we're okay?" >> seth: and i think -- i think trump's fear of alligators solidifies his role as 2016's captain hook. [ laughter ] but, you know, with a super tiny hook. [ laughter and applause ] so after weeks -- after weeks of flailing from one controversy to the next, trump tried to get back on track with a major speech saturday in gettysburg, pennsylvania, the site of abraham lincoln's famous address during the civil war. trump's campaign said the event would feature a series of major new policy proposals, and the speech was a chance for trump to finally rise above the fray and come across as presidential. and he definitely did not do that. >> trump spent the first 15 minutes of his address railing against the system, the
media, and even threatening to sue the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. >> every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> seth: so, basically trump did worse at gettysburg than the south did. [ laughter ] trump giving a speech at gettysburg only made sense if it was also the location where abraham lincoln was caught on a hot mic before taping an episode of "access pennsylvania." and i think we actually have that tape. >> so you were saying, president lincoln? >> i find myself drawn to beautiful women. i embrace them. i don't even wait. and when you're a man of great fame they allow this to happen. they are indeed amenable to these embraces. you can even -- on most occasions -- take the liberty of grabbing them by the pu -- >> president lincoln! >> i'm just being honest. >> seth: special thanks to daniel day-lewis who came in and recorded that today. [ laughter ]
and it isn't just trump who's going a little off the rails. vice president joe biden slammed trump for his comments on the "access hollywood" tape, bragging about sexual assault and said this. >> press always asks me, don't i wish i were debating him? no, i wish we were in high school, i could take him behind the gym. [ audience ohs ] >> seth: take him behind the gym? so you want to smoke a joint and make out with him? [ laughter ] because if you're talking about fighting him, everybody knows fights are at the monkey bars at 3:15. [ light laughter ] the big problem for trump in the closing stretch is that he can't seem to connect with voters outside his base and attacking his accusers isn't going to help him with female voters. trump dug himself an even deeper hole with women voters last week when he called hillary a "nasty woman" during the third debate. and his supporters in the republican party, like texas congressman brian babin haven't exactly been helping trump with their attempts to defend that comment. >> he called her a nasty woman. >> well -- >> is that appropriate? >> you know what? she's saying some nasty things. >> do you think it's appropriate to call her a nasty woman?
>> well, i'm a gentile southerner, allen -- >> so that means no. >> no, i think, i think sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty. >> seth: "sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty." that, of course, is the opening line from the upcoming novel "fifty shades of red." [ laughter ] so now instead of trying to win the election by saying things that might actually get more people to vote for him, trump has decided instead to complain that it's rigged against him. for the past few weeks, he's been claiming that the media, the clinton campaign, and a secret group of international bankers have been working together to steal the election from him. and this week his campaign added another perceived enemy to that list -- dead people. >> there're dead people who are on the voter rolls. >> we know that people who are dead are still on the voter rolls. >> gotta keep the dead folks on the voter rolls. >> we see 1.75 million people on the rolls who are now dead. >> 1.8 million people are dead. [ light laughter ] but they're registered to vote. >> seth: yeah.
they might be registered, but i have a feeling turn out will be low. [ laughter and applause ] trump advisor rudy giuliani even claimed that the dead voters were helping one side in particular. >> dead people generally vote for democrats rather than republicans. [ light laughter ] >> seth: and i know dead people, because i am, of course, king of the vampires. [ laughter ] but trump's claim that the election is rigged isn't just idle talk, it's having real consequences. trump's supporters believe what he says. in fact, some of them are taking his rhetoric about election rigging seriously enough that they're going to heed trump's call to monitor polling places to watch for supposed fraud. one trump supporter told the "boston globe" quote, "trump said to watch your precinct. i'm going to go for sure. i'll look for -- well, it's called racial profiling. mexicans, syrians, people who can't speak american. i'm going to go right up behind them. i'll do everything legally. i want to see if they're accountable. i'm not going to do anything
illegal. i'm going to make them a little bit nervous." you're going to make them a little bit nervous? where have you been for the last 15 months? we're all a little bit nervous. [ light laughter ] but of course, republicans can't easily distance themselves from trump's rigged election rhetoric, because they themselves have spent years building up the myth of voter fraud. passing laws that require voter i.d.s and cutting back on polling places and early voting. and even though there's absolutely no evidence of widespread voter fraud anywhere in the country. in fact, if anyone is trying to suppress votes in a way that could impact the outcome of elections, it's republicans. just look at what's happening in north carolina, where republican politicians cut back on early voting. >> across the state long lines crawled outside polling sites thursday. >> there's about 40 less sites than there were opening day four years ago. part of the lines are being caused by a lot of people packing in to less sites. you know, lines around the state vary anywhere from ten minutes to four hours. >> seth: people are waiting in line for four hours to vote.
to put that in context, four hours is longer than donald trump prepared for any of the debates. [ light laughter ] >> well, that's because he'd rather have a puppet as president of the united states. >> no puppet. no puppet. >> and it's pretty clear -- >> you're the puppet. [ laughter ] >> seth: the only place trump ever spent four hours is backstage at a miss universe pageant. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] so there's obviously -- obviously no evidence for trump's claims of a rigged election, but there is evidence that something is off with trump's mood. because as the "washington post" reported over the weekend, quote, "donald trump is in a funk." in fact, trump is so morose he can't seem to bring himself to do his favorite thing, talk about himself on tv. last week in ohio, he was confronted by a local tv reporter during an interview and just walked away mid-question. >> 19 days out from the election. you've been labeled a racist, you've been called a sexist. >> thank you very much. >> how do you respond to that? >> i am the least racist person you've ever met.
>> seth: so sad. [ light laughter ] i mean, just listen to his voice. even he can't muster the energy to pretend what he's saying isn't ridiculous. "i'm the least racist person. everybody says so. well, some people say so. nobody says so." [ laughter and applause ] this has been "a closer look." ♪ we'll be right back with elijah wood, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ one smart choice leads to the next. ♪ the new 2017 ford fusion is here.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. joining the 8g band all this week, she's an accomplished musician and composer from right here in new york city. one of our favorite drummers, allison miller is here. there she is. [ cheers and applause ] be sure to check out some of allison's drumming tips over at reverb.com. welcome back allison. and also very exciting you guys -- fred armisen is here tonight. give it up for fred. [ cheers and applause ] and it's been awhile since fred's here, and it's so great catching up with him backstage. one the things fred and i always talk about is how much we love tv. there's so much great tv on right now. >> fred: so much great stuff. >> seth: peak tv. they're calling it peak tv. >> the best. i love it all. >> seth: and one of the things fred says to me -- because i'll complain that i can't watch all the great shows that are on. i just don't have enough time in the day. fred claims he's seen every
episode of every television show that's currently on the air. is that true? >> fred: absolutely. very, very true. everything. >> seth: because if you said it to impress me, now is the time to admit, and i won't be mad. i get it. >> fred: no, i have seen everything. i love it all. [ light laughter ] >> seth: okay. that means it's time once again for "fred armisen's extremely accurate tv recaps." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] okay. so now to prove you're not lying, i'm going to give you the title of a new show and you're going to tell me what it's about. >> fred: great. [ laughter ] >> seth: "timeless," right here on nbc. >> fred: "timeless" is so good. have you seen it? >> seth: i have not seen it. >> fred: the pilot? nothing? >> seth: i haven't seen any of it, no. >> fred: nothing? it's so good. seth, it is so good. >> seth: great. what is "timeless" about, fred? >> fred: it's the melting of the polar icecaps. [ laughter ] right? and so they go there and they just start measuring. >> seth: who? who goes? >> fred: the group from nbc. this, like, group of people from nbc. [ laughter ] they go there and they're like,
"forget the scientists. we're going to measure this ice, these glaciers. we're going to measure it. we can't we can't make heads or tails of --" >> seth: so what people from nbc go? is it just -- >> fred: it's just like the higher ups, you know. [ laughter ] so they're like, "enough of the scientists. we're going to go and measure it." so they get, like, all these rulers and all these tape measurers, and sure enough they're like, "this is not good." [ light laughter ] like, you know yesterday there was more ice, now there's a little bit less. so they start looking for townspeople to interview. so they go out there. they can't find anybody. >> seth: they can't find anyone at the polar icecaps? >> fred: no. >> seth: that makes sense to me. >> fred: but not to them. so they start interviewing each other. [ laughter ] right? they start interviewing each other. "what do you think? like, this is crazy. i can't believe it's all so true. and we've gotta start changing things." and then for the next half an hour they sit there -- [ laughter ] -- thinking about it. let's just think about it. >> seth: so if i'm watching, what am i seeing on my tv screen then? >> fred: you're watching them sit there after about five minutes of having interviewed
each other. and also after having measured all the glaciers. >> seth: and that's all the show is? >> fred: seth, it's well done. it's shot. [ laughter ] they put so much money into like the cameras and the cinematography. it is beautiful. >> seth: okay. this is weird, because according to "tv guide," "timeless" is about a trio that travels through time to battle a master criminal out to alter human history. >> fred: history, yes. yes. [ laughter ] that is more correct of a description. >> seth: okay. give it up for fred armisen, everybody and the entire 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] you guys, our first guest tonight starred in the massively popular film franchise "the lord of the rings." you can see him in the new bbc america series "dirk gently's holistic detective agency," which airs saturdays at 9:00 p.m. let's take a look. >> this is bad. this isn't gonna work. this is a bad idea. >> nonsense. this is the perfect opportunity to get some answers. >> the man shot at us. what if he just pulls a gun?
>> aha. that's why i brought this. >> what is that supposed to do? >> you know what they say about bringing a knife to a gun fight. >> that it's bad? >> oh, bloody hell, is that what that means? >> seth: please welcome back to the show elijah wood, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hello, sir. >> seth: how are you? i'm so happy to have you back. >> i'm so happy to be back. >> seth: and i want to give you a chance to explain the show because i've seen you try to explain it and you seem to have a difficult time with it. and the thing that's weird is you have been in other weird shows. >> yeah. >> seth: like you were in a show "wilfred" where a guy played your dog. >> right. >> seth: and you could explain that. >> i could, yeah. that was pretty simple. >> seth: but this one is tricky. give it your best shot. tell us what "dirk gently's" is about. >> oh man. i've been trying to do this for
a week and it doesn't get any easier. >> seth: yeah, because the clip was funny but we don't know what it's about. >> sure. yeah, no. it's about a detective called dirk gently who is a holistic detective. which means that he's not a traditional detective. he doesn't look for clues or interview witnesses. he goes on hunches and coincidences and follows intuition. um, i -- he asks me to be his assistant. >> seth: okay. >> i reluctantly join him and effectively, it's a weird detective show in which anything is possible. there are random elements that converge constantly. there are energy vampires. there's time travel. it's very difficult to describe. it's too many elements in one thing. >> seth: you did a really good job. i thought that was a very -- didn't you think that was an excellent sales pitch? [ applause ] >> it is at its heart, at its core, a detective story. there is a mystery at its core, but it's constantly throwing new things at you. >> seth: all right, perfect. >> great. [ light laughter ] that wasn't so hard.
>> seth: so i heard that you and the cast did -- this is like i guess team bonding? you did an escape room. >> we did an escape room. >> seth: for those who don't know, can you do escape rooms or have i exhausted you powers of explanation? >> oh, no, i've done it. >> seth: okay. so tell people what escape rooms are. >> so escape room is essentially, um -- it is a room in which you are thrust with anywhere from four to five or six people and you are tasked with getting out of that room. it's anywhere from 45 minutes to 60 minutes and there are a series of puzzles that you have to solve in order to get out. and oftentimes they're themed. it could be like a jailbreak or you could be in a mineshaft and have to get out of that. whatever it is. it's essentially puzzles. it's clues. >> seth: it's a perfect thing for people in a detective show to do. i'm very impressed. >> yes. >> seth: so did you get out of the room? >> we failed so miserably, seth. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh no, that's not good. >> so here's the thing. i was the only one in the group that had any experience. i'd done two escape rooms and gotten out of each of them.
but it kind of depends on the team working together. it's very much about teamwork. we went into this thing, and we ended up getting three 15 minute additions to be able to get out. >> seth: that's depressing. 'cause there's a guy who sort of can tell you if you're going the wrong path. >> correct. so you're being watched -- if anyone's never done this. you're being watched the entire time. you're being monitored and you can also ask for clues. you get penalties after a certain point if you ask for too many clues. but we got to this point where we literally didn't know what was happening anymore, and they just -- a little thing came up, an additional 15 minutes. i'm like, "god, guys. this is terrible." [ light laughter ] so we got out. >> seth: they're not going to leave you there. >> that's true. >> seth: we've talked about this before. you are a huge halloween fan. >> i am. >> seth: and i know it's coming up. >> yes. >> seth: that's a bit of a newsflash. >> it's coming up, yeah. in a week. >> seth: do you have any great costumes from your past or any that stick out in your mind? >> i do. when i was ten years old i was working on a movie called "radio
flyer," and that was probably the best costume i've ever had. because i was working on a film so i was able to use the resources of the makeup department and the wardrobe department. and i was the phantom of the opera, and they made my face look like it was burned. it was very, very great. >> seth: that's fantastic. >> one of the worst costumes i've ever had was very much a last minute thing and i think i was probably, like, 15, 14, and i went out as paper bag man. >> seth: oh, no. [ light laughter ] >> and literally used, like, whole foods paper bags that we had in excess. had that over my head, covered my entire body and went trick or treating. it was pretty bad. >> seth: what a huge gap between you without a film department -- [ laughter ] and you with a film department. >> true. yeah. >> seth: and then what are you going to do this year? >> i don't really know. as far as costumes are concerned i still don't have a plan, which tends to be the case every year. >> seth: sure. >> there's some people who are very good and plan a month, two months in advance. >> seth: they're very good at that, but i feel like there's then a gap in the rest of their lives as far as what they're good at. [ light laughter ]
like people who know what they're going to be in august, there's other [ bleep ] that's gone wrong in their life. [ light laughter ] >> or too much time on their hands perhaps. >> seth: i feel like bill collectors show up and say, "hey, what's going on?" and they're like, "i'll get to it. it's august. i need to figure out --" >> but i've got this costume. >> seth: yeah. >> well, every year i go to my friend's house in pasadena. pasadena is kind of incredible because it's just very -- it's like street after street of incredible neighborhoods. >> seth: yeah, it's like where you classically think of a halloween being. >> exactly. in fact "halloween" was filmed -- the movie was filmed in pasadena. >> seth: well there you go. i didn't even know that. >> yeah. so the streets are just -- droves of children and families so they have a big porch and we just sit on the porch and sing karaoke and kids come up. we give them candy, and i'll trick or treat as well. >> seth: and do people dress in costumes? >> i do! [ laughter ] >> seth: i don't think they were laughing because they didn't believe you. >> oh. >> seth: i think it was the opposite. you are a man of many skills. true story -- you are also a dj. >> i am. >> seth: you are a dj. you will dj events, you will dj parties. >> yes.
>> seth: i've read online that your dj name is dj frodo. true or false? >> so false. >> seth: okay. [ audience aws ] how is that out there? >> unequivocally false. >> seth: yeah. i'm so happy to hear it's false, by the way. >> same. but yeah, it's a funny thing. i think it was someone said it online and it spread like wildfire, to the point where people have asked me or, you know, "oh, so your dj name's dj frodo?" or "are you dj frodo?" and i've had to constantly tell people that's not my dj name, which is so crazy because i would be insane to call myself dj frodo. >> seth: also people would be insane -- >> that's embarrassing! >> seth: -- to go to a party with dj frodo. [ laughter ] like, what kind of party are you going to? >> thank you. >> seth: what level of drugs do you have to take to think dj frodo is the party you want to be at? >> probably mushrooms. [ laughter ] [ applause ] seems appropriate. >> seth: my interest in dj frodo goes from like here to here on mushrooms. >> right? it suddenly becomes way more acceptable.
>> seth: what is your dj name? >> just my name.e and then i dj with my friend zach cowie and we go under wooden wisdom. >> seth: wooden wisdom. and now you guys do -- what's your style of music? >> so we play -- it's all vinyl and we play everything from stuff from the 70s through to the 90s. a lot of international stuff. african, turkish. >> seth: so not -- you don't play hits? >> we do not play hits. >> seth: gotcha. and i guess that's sort of the appeal is you hear stuff you haven't heard before. >> exactly. >> seth: does everybody like that? >> no. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] >> so we get booked for a lot of different gigs and more often than not, literally 90% of the time they have a sense of what we're playing, so we're playing to crowds and to clubs where there's an expectation of what we're bringing and they want that kind of thing. >> seth: which is great. >> occasionally we have been booked to play kind of larger hotels/resorts that have sort of a club atmosphere and despite the fact that they know what we're bringing i think they're kind of going on my name or something and they ignore that.
and this has happened probably four times where we've gone -- this happened in vegas, too -- where where we have gone to play, we're like 40 minutes into our set, and they'll shut us down. [ laughter ] >> seth: how do they shut you down? >> they'll come and whisper in one of our ears and say, "okay, i think it's not really working. [ laughter ] and this is not what our clientele likes." and it's a funny feeling because at the end of the day, i don't want to play music to a group of people that don't want to hear what we're playing. >> seth: right. >> so it's fair enough, fine for me to not play, 'cause you're not going to get that response anyway, but you can't help but feel rejected? >> seth: yeah. >> and that you have somehow failed? despite the fact that it's not the kind of thing that you want to be playing. >> seth: also because you guys are vinyl is there a real sad moment where you have to pack it all up? really, there is? >> kind of. yeah. >> seth: so after -- what are you supposed to do? because when you do forty minutes, how long are you sort of contracted to go? >> normally it's an hour and a half. >> seth: okay, gotcha. so it's about halfway. >> for that kind of thing, it would be an hour and a half. yeah. so we get about halfway through and then what will end up happening is their resident dj will come up and we'll put a
record on and he'll seamlessly transition as we are putting our things away. and we walk with our tail between our legs. >> seth: and is there -- because i imagine this would be depressing, too -- does he ever play something and people just flood an empty dance floor? >> it has happened. but it literally goes from like a killer 70s disco tune to like the most cheesy dance music. >> seth: and so then you can't -- >> and everyone in droves is like "this is what we came for!" >> seth: and you're like, "i thought you wanted turkish dance!" [ laughter ] thank you so much for being here. >> it's a pleasure. >> seth: always a pleasure to see you. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much. >> seth: give it up for elijah wood, everybody. "dirk gently's hollistic detective agency" airs saturdays at 9:00 pm on bbc america. we'll be right back with ana gasteyer. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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new series, "people of earth," premieres on october 31st on tbs. let's take a look. >> why is he writing? >> chelsea, we discussed this. ozzie's a journalist, and we agreed that he could write an article about the group. >> i didn't agree to that. >> i clearly said, chelsea, that if this makes anyone uncomfortable, they don't have to participate today. >> well, i didn't hear that. >> okay, well, i said it incredibly clearly, and you nodded. >> just to assure everybody, your real names will not be used in this article. >> well, it's too late now. >> no it's not. i don't -- >> it's too late now. >> seth: please welcome to the show, our very good friend, ana gasteyer. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: how are you? >> i'm great! hi! [ cheers ] >> seth: so wonderful to have you here. >> thank you! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: oh, it's so delightful. >> it's so nice to be in the
building. >> seth: it's so great to have you back in the building. >> thank you. >> seth: and we were in another -- this is an old home of yours. we were in washington, d.c. a couple of weeks ago. >> yes. >> seth: that's -- you were from there. >> i grew up in washington, d.c. >> seth: and i have to say, my week there, i was very taken with how -- and it seemed like the young people there were very invested. >> yes. >> seth: they seemed to know what was going on in the world. >> yes. >> seth: was that your up bringing? were you a kid who was interested in politics at a very young age? >> oh, no. >> seth: okay. >> yeah. [ laughter ] no, my family was very invested, and i liked looking at myself in the mirror predominantly, but i -- [ laughter ] >> seth: that was your hobby? >> i grew up on capital hill. >> seth: okay. >> i mean, i grew up right there in, which in the 70s, was sort of a rough neighborhood, and i played the violin, and i had an eye patch. >> seth: you had an eye patch in the 70s? >> so that explains why i'm in comedy. >> seth: yes. >> all of that, but no, i was -- i mean, i definitely care about politics, and i definitely have become more outspoken with politics. >> seth: are you trying to tell me that a young kid with an eye patch and violin was not grabbing the attention of all the young gentlemen? >> it was -- it was kind of tough, yeah. it was a tough road to hoe, and
then -- yeah. and then, i went uptown to the fancy school where the obama girls go, and i didn't fit in there either because i didn't have, you know, critter shorts. >> seth: what are critter shorts? >> you know, with the little whales and things on them. >> seth: oh, gotcha. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: what did you have on your shorts? >> oh, i mean, i had marshall's clothes. >> seth: oh, i got ya. >> i had factory irregulars. yeah, you know. >> seth: so, this, this show, "people of earth," we just saw a clip. >> yeah. >> seth: you play a -- you run a support group for people who have been abducted by aliens. >> correct. [ laughter ] >> seth: now, do you, in your life, do you know people who have claimed to have any sort of alien encounters? >> um, i do -- i do know people -- i don't know, i don't have -- my husband has three great fears in life. they're prison, wet feet and aliens. >> seth: oh, wow. >> and they're really, meaningfully, painfully terrifying to him. >> seth: i hope wet feet is third. >> i -- you know, it depends. it's very visceral for him. >> seth: yeah. >> like, he got caught biking in martha's vineyard one time in a torrential downpour, and his feet were very wet for several hours, and i saw a side of him i did not care for. >> seth: wow. [ laughter ]
>> yeah. >> seth: so, it's not other people's wet feet. >> it's his own feet. >> seth: it's his own feet getting wet. >> yeah, his own wet feet. >> but there is, if you think about it, intellectually. >> seth: how does he take a shower? >> it's like sitting in a wet foor situation. >> seth: okay, yeah.. i got it. okay. >> no, in, like, a leaky dock boot. >> seth: got it. all right. there you go. >> you know. but, so, and there's probably a line there between the aliens and the wet feet. it's all sort of slimy and cold things. >> seth: got it. >> if you think about it. and, so, we have a lot of books about alien abduction, you know, especially when they were very -- they're coming back in, now aliens. >> seth: yeah. >> for awhile, it was aliens back the turn of the century. >> seth: sure. >> and by that, i mean 2000, and then, and then we had, whatever. we had vampires for awhile. >> seth: yeah. >> and we had zombies. and now, aliens are back. >> seth: aliens are back. >> yeah. >> seth: which is exciting. it's a good time to be in the alien business. >> and it's not a bad time to get abducted if you think about it. >> seth: it's a good time to get abducted. [ laughter ] yeah, it really is. >> i mean. >> seth: yeah. >> you know. [ applause ] >> seth: good time to get abducted. >> it's not a bad time. >> seth: this is railroad exciting. you are performing at café carlyle at the carlyle hotel. for those who do not know the sort of history of that room, let us know the kind of show you're going to do. >> well, it's a very swanky, uptown, classy place, which i, i
think you look at me and you think -- >> seth: yeah. >> classnd ahe tre's a lot of alcohol served. >> seth: lot of alcohol. >> yes, so it's a boozy, classy situation. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> which i enjoy. and i enjoy a drunk audience, and i play ridiculous jazz. and, you know elainetritch live there forever and ever and played there. >> seth: yeah. >> woody allen pys there. bobby short used to play there. so, it h auge honor, career-wise, in terms of my jazz life to be playing there. >> seth: and you're -- are you singing, sort of, jazz standards, or are you sort of tailoring it to your own likes? >> yeah, there's ana gasteyer's version of jazz standards, and there -- it's "ridiculous jazz" i call it. it's drunkard's jazz. >> seth: okay. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: and is it important -- how important is the inebriation level of the crowd for your show? >> it's not that important. i mean, if you're a shirley temple, you know, totaller, then come on out and get high on sugar and have a good time. >> seth: there you. >> but, um, no, i mean, there's a lot of, like, hilar -- i like old fashioned songs, and this room is an incredibly, like, where you would get dressed up and go out on a date. i go two or three times a year with my husband. i love it. it's super romantic. it's like of, like, an old throwback to new york, and, um,
so to best of my abilities, i will not say, you know, [ bleep ] and things like that a lot -- >> seth: that's great. >> but to the best of my ability. >> seth: to the best, yeah. you were trying tonight, i think, and -- >> i did try. >> seth: yes, there you go. >> i tried to put on a classy face, but i will -- but it's also, like, i'm kind of excited because i feel like -- i don't know. it's a part of new york that i really love, and it's an honor to do the show for two weeks, because you can really kind of settle in and play some songs. they're all crazy, like, novelty songs from the 30s. >> seth: that's fantastic. >> and a little somebody doesn't put on an eyepatch, but she might bust out the fiddle. >> seth: wow! [ cheers ] >> i'm just saying. >> seth: that's fantastic. >> i'm just saying. >> seth: we're going to talk some more about some other upcoming stuff you have going on. stick around. we'll be right back with more from ana gasteyer. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ (cheering on tv) you may write me down in history, with your bitter, twisted lies. you may trod me in the very dirt,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back. we're here with ana gasteyer, and this is very exciting. we were just talking. you and amy poehler and a bunch of other talented people did a fund-raiser here for hillary clinton called -- >> "laugh your pantsuit off." >> seth: "laugh your pantsuit off." >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: and i'm very excited you and -- you and poehler both played hillary clinton, so that was great. >> we did, yeah. so, we hosted it together, and that's us wearing some politically-themed pussy bows, which was great. >> seth: yeah, that's nice. [ laughter ] >> i get it. i get it. >> seth: twice now. >> twice now. twice now. that's it. so, i guess i owe you $15. >> seth: there you go. $15, yeah. it's $7.50 each time you say it. >> per, okay. [ bleep ] whoops, $21. all right. here we go. it was great. it was a night of female comics and a couple of supportive men like yourself, and we had wonderful act -- we had jenny and amber from your show come out. >> seth: there you go. >> we had all kinds of -- we had the two dope queens and jane curtain and rachel dratch.
>> seth: but this is what i appreciate about you because, obviously, you do the fund-raiser for hillary, but i also heard you are doing a televised christmas special with donald trump. >> yeah, well i believe in being fair and balanced -- >> seth: yeah. >> as so many of us do, and, you know, donald is -- there's a number of things he's going to be considering after the election, you know. he's going to be possibly hosting "the view." i know you've heard that, probably. >> seth: yeah. >> um. >> seth: he'll be great. [ laughter ] >> yeah, he's great. he's good at over talking, and he -- >> seth: and opinions. >> he doesn't mind fights, yeah. >> seth: right. >> and he can bash rosie as much as possible. >> seth: it's perfect. >> it'll be great. but, he is also doing an old-timey family christmas special. >> seth: that's great. >> which is a trump family christmas special in branson at one of his new properties, and -- [ laughter ] they have asked me to sing a song on it. >> seth: that's great. >> so, i'm really excited. can i sing it to you? >> seth: oh, my god. we'd love to hear it. >> oh, my god. i can't believe it! [ cheers and applause ] this is, like, a surprise. >> seth: oh, great. >> such a surprise. >> seth: such a surprise. >> i'm so surprised. >> seth: such a surprise. i'm so glad we have the mic there. >> i mean, it's amazing to have the track -- hey, kids, how are you? ♪ ♪ i got a pine tree all dipped in gold with diamond ornaments ♪
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freaky right ♪ ♪ i'll get you dancin' to the diggy-diggy-diggy-di-do ♪ ♪ this is my town if you don't know now you know do that thing that you do ♪ ♪ i'll show you a new move check out the diggy-diggy-diggy-di-do ♪ ♪ ♪ don't fail me now feet don't fail me now don't fail me now feet don't fail me now ♪ ♪ ♪ >> come on! seth meyers! ♪ ♪ i'll get you dancin' to the diggy-diggy-diggy-di-do ♪
♪ this is my town if you don't know now you know do that thing that you do ♪ ♪ i'll show you a new move check out the diggy-diggy-diggy-di-do ♪ ♪ ♪ don't fail me now feet don't fail me now don't fail me now feet don't fail me now ♪ ♪ don't fail me now feet don't fail me now don't fail me now feet don't fail me now ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: spencer ludwig, everyone! download "diggy" now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] i'll get you dancing... ♪
♪ to the diggy diggy diggity do. ♪ ♪ this is my town. if you dont know now you know. ♪ ♪ do that thing that you do. ♪ ♪ i'll show you a new move. ♪ ♪ check out the diggy diggy diggity do. ♪ ♪ i'm gonna flippity flop to that clickity clock. ♪ we're staying out tonight. won't leave. ♪ ♪ by now, i hope you've figured it ou♪. i'll give you more than you'll ever nee♪. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to elijah wood, ana gasteyer, spencer ludwig, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] fred armisen, allison miller, the entire 8g band. stay tuned for "carson daly." we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪