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striking to close to the name. taping the port potty. from the beginning. don's jon. >> the person do something is democratic or republican. >> that's the question. >> have a -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- claire danes. j.k. simmons. musical guest sampha.
and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 602, phoenix! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my goodness! [ cheers and applause ] welcome everybody! welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show!" this is it baby! you're here, you made it! [ cheers and applause ]
i'm so happy you're here. welcome, everybody, i'm your host jimmy fallon. you guys, we have claire danes on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] now, she's the star of "homeland", which is a show about a foreign spy who infiltrates the highest levels of u.s. government. or as it's called this week, "the news." [ cheers and applause ] and, guys, we're now just a a week away from donald trump's inauguration -- [ audience groans ] and i read that his team expects up to 3 million people to attend. while security officials estimate it'll be fewer than 1 million. and trump said, "okay, we'll split the difference, call it 10 million. okay." [ cheers and applause ] and starting on inauguration day, trump will begin using a a brand-new presidential limousine that has special armor, bulletproof windows, as well as some other features that are tailored to trump himself. for example, there's a tiny glove compartment to hold very tiny gloves. [ cheers and applause ]
there's also a horn that's just recording of trump shouting -- [ as trump ] "move!" "move, move!" [ laughter ] when he's outside, go "move, move, move. move, move, move." >> steve: i'm right here. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: next there is a fake steering wheel in the backseat, to give trump the feeling that he's actually in control. [ cheers and applause ] move! finally, we have a gps with vladimir putin's voice, since that's the only person trump takes directions from. >> steve: oh! [ audience ohs ] [ laughter and applause ] that's what's in -- that's what's in the limousine. >> steve: they make that? >> jimmy: let's get to some sports here, this week, the los angeles rams hired 30-year-old sean mcvay to be their head coach, making him the youngest coach in modern nfl history. you can tell he's young 'cause instead of throwing the challenge flag, he just texts
the ref a frowny emoji. [ laughter and applause ] i got 32 likes. [ light laughter ] some news for travelers, jetblue just become the first airline to offer free wi-fi to passengers on every flight. [ cheers ] so now it won't cost you anything to go on a twitter rant about your flight on jetblue during your flight on jetblue. [ laughter and applause ] i have never had -- more blue chips -- [ laughter ] this was a crazy story here, apparently there's a woman in louisiana who recently thought she was having twins, and it turned out to be one 14-pound baby. [ audience oohs ] and the baby was like, "actually there was a twin in there." and uh -- [ laughter ] guys get this, a team of chemists in the u.k. says they've created the world's tightest knot by manipulating individual molecules. yeah, they said the only way to make a knot any tighter, is to put your earbuds in your pockets for two seconds. [ laughter and applause ] i can make it work. i can make it work.
i can make it work, hold on. [ laughter ] finally i read about a a 4-year-old girl in georgia who has read over 1,000 books, and reads at a college level. yeah, meanwhile i still stop and think every time i have to spell the word "wednesday." [ laughter ] guys, we have a great show tonight! give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is jake clemons
from bruce springsteen's e street band! sitting in with the roots tonight is, his solo album "fear and love" is out today. jake, thanks for being back with us buddy, good to see ya. >> my pleasure, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: guys, come back again next week. on monday, we have michael strahan will be here. we have bryce dallas howard will be here. then later in the week, michael keaton, james mcavoy, aziz ansari, and james spader will all be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] then we'll have great performances from the xx. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: kings of leon. >> steve: hey! [ cheers and applause ] and panic at the disco! [ cheers and applause ] you don't want to miss -- that's a big week. [ cheers and applause ] but first, we have a great show tonight. from the showtime series, "homeland", the lovely claire danes is here. come on. [ cheers and applause ] she's the best. >> steve: she's a delight.
>> jimmy: we have something fun planned with claire later in the show, so stick around for that. plus, he's such a talented actor, from the new movie "patriots day," j.k. simmons is dropping by today. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: j.k. >> jimmy: then we have great music from sampha, everybody. sampha is here. [ cheers and applause ] this guy's worked with everybody from kanye west to drake, frank ocean, solange, but now he's on his own. he's got his own thing out, he's performing a solo song, called "no one knows me like the piano." it's gonna be good. look at this guy. i think that's probably him with the girl. [ audience aws ] it might be two strangers, i don't know. it might -- [ laughter ] hey, i got to ask him, yeah, yeah, yeah. exactly. guys, we had big news that we talked about yesterday on the show, but a -- it's official now, we have a rollercoaster that's coming out in orlando. [ cheers and applause ] it's called "race through new york." it's the best ride. it's a simulation thing, so if you're a little queasy you can still do it. it's not a real -- it's like a
a simulator thing. but it moves -- it's unbelievable. it's bizarre and you go through new york city. and it's the "tonight show" and it's 3d. and higgins is it, the roots are in it. you stop at a pizzeria, and you smell pizza. [ light laughter ] use guys didn't do it yet, right? >> questlove: we didn't do it yet. >> jimmy: yeah, right -- no. but they're about to -- about to ride it. you just hit a cymbal? >> uh -- yeah.. [ light laughter ] >> steve: that's the new way -- >> jimmy: i thought he did a a rim shot every time he's like, "no, we didn't ride the ride yet." [ rim shot ] [ laughter ] we'll ride it when we're good and ready. [ rim shot ] [ laughter ] april 3rd through the 6th, we will be in orlando, doing the "tonight show" from orlando, universal studios. so come to florida. come see us. [ cheers and applause ]
it's exciting for us. it's a big deal. so cool. we're so thankful, it's awesome. you guys, today is friday and that's usually when i catch up on some personal stuff. you know, i check my inbox. you know me higgins. i return some emails. >> steve: sure, you love it. >> jimmy: and of course i write out my "thank you notes." every -- [ cheers and applause ] friday. what -- what time is that, you say? 11:40? >> steve: it's 11:40. >> jimmy: almost 11 -- oh, guys i'm running a bit behind. if i want to get this postmarked for today, then -- then i got to get these -- >> steve: you got to get them out man. >> jimmy: pronto. >> steve: pronto, i would do it right away. >> jimmy: yeah. i got to do it soon. did i ever tell you when i bought that, i invested in a a racehorse? >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: i -- i, this is a a real thing. >> steve: this is a true story. >> jimmy: i'll get to the thing really fast -- did i ever tell you this quest? the worst investment of my entire life. [ laughter ] don't ever invest in a a racehorse. but anyways, some -- i ran into some guy he's like, "hey jimmy," you know. he's like, "hey, do you -- do you want to invest in a a racehorse?" and i go "of course."
[ light laughter ] yeah, that's exactly what i want to do. yeah, best idea. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: so -- he goes, yeah. just invest -- they told me the amount of money, and i go "oh, wow, that's a lot." i have a business manager call him up. he goes, "no, don't do this. it's terrible." [ laughter ] i'm like, trust me, this is a a great, man. it's a great investment. so i call up and i go, "yeah, i'm in, man. i'm in. i have a piece of this, you know." so i think, if i see the horse, i can name the horse whatever it is. and i said you're going to be "sea warrior." [ light laughter ] and you're going to win the kentucky derby. you know, i'm gonna -- i'll get it right in there. i want to produce, and make sure this horse is just awesome, you know? turns out you can't name the horse. it's like the sire, whoever the -- you know, the -- >> steve: the lineage of the horse. yeah, 'cause it's thoroughbred. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, whatever. yeah, and so i don't know any of that. [ light laughter ] anyways, the name of my horse, it turns out is, poco bueno. [ laughter ] i wish i was kidding around. so i go, "poco bueno? but what does that mean? what does that mean?" they go, "it means a little bit good." [ laughter ] >> steve: what? >> jimmy: who -- i mean, who bought "mucho bueno?" [ laughter ] like why did i invest in -- or even bueno, i would have settled for bueno.
>> steve: you can't invest in that one. >> jimmy: anyways, yeah. those -- so i went to otb, when that still existed, i don't know if it still exists, with my buddy, and i put like $500 on poco bueno. i go, here we go, man. this is the story, this is all going to be in the movie, you know. [ light laughter ] when he wins the kentucky derby. last place. [ laughter ] never heard from him ever again. [ laughter ] doesn't write me, doesn't do anything now. but anyways, thank you poco, wherever you are, buddy. i love you. [ cheers and applause ] probably relaxing. all that money. probably just chillin' out. >> steve: poco bueno. >> jimmy: you guys, can i -- can i write some thank you notes right now? is that cool? [ cheers and applause ] you guys are the best, man, thanks. james, can i get some thank you writing music, please? ♪ always in such a good mood james. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: always happy, always -- in a good mood. >> steve: they should call him "joyful james." [ laughter ]
smile. >> jimmy: prozac -- prozac is kicking in, you know. [ laughter ] fantsastic. ♪ thank you, donald trump, for once again saying you don't have ties with russia. don't worry, we already know all of your ties come from china. [ laughter and applause ] we're good. [ as trump ] "china. china. [ laughter ] these ties were made in china." [ laughter ] ♪ thank you, yahoo, for changing your name to altaba, and sounding less like a search engine, more like a villain in a mexican soap opera. [ laughter ] me llamo altaba. ♪ [ laughter and applause ] donde poco bueno? [ laughter ] donde esta? >> steve: poco bueno. >> jimmy: donde esta poco
bueno? [ laughter ] 500 dinero. >> steve: all on poco bueno. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, logo for the new nintendo switch, for looking like a yin yang symbol going through a divorce. i hate to see that, i hate to see that happen. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: you got your yang, i got my yin. yin yang. >> jimmy: thank you, justice department, for investigating the fbi's investigation of hillary's emails. i look forward to watching the media investigate your investigation of the investigation. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: sorry what -- >> steve: your pen broke? >> jimmy: little -- little ink coming out there too soon. yeah. [ laughter ] >> steve: that's why they call him joyful james. [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: james suffers from -- >> steve: don't say it. >> jimmy: all right. >> steve: poco bueno. >> jimmy: all right. all right, all right. hey. ♪ >> seth: james! [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the sound he hears when he -- >> jimmy: thank you, the walk signal guy, for looking like the bathroom guy trying to find a bathroom. there you guys have it right there. those are my "thank you notes," we will be right back with claire danes! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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our first guest is the emmy and golden globe award winning star of "homeland." which has its sixth season premiere this sunday at 9pm on showtime. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the lovely, the talented claire danes! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: gorgeous! you look gorgeous -- >> thank you. >> jimmy: welcome back to the show. >> thank you so much, i'm so happy to be here. >> jimmy: oh please, we love -- we want you on the show all the time. >> if i could, i would. >> jimmy: all right good -- yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: how's everybody? how's the family? how's the baby? >> we're doing great, yeah. >> jimmy: how old is the baby, now? >> the baby is less of a baby every day, he's like a person. >> jimmy: yeah -- >> he -- >> jimmy: he's 32-years-old. >> 32-years-old! [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: wow. >> he's pretty impressive, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, no. >> he's 4 -- >> jimmy: oh, so cute. >> he turned 4 in december. >> jimmy: it happens fast, don't it? >> whiplash fast, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but, no he's great.
he's really into germs, he's a a science guy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, really, he likes germs like -- >> yeah, he was a germ for halloween. [ laughter ] a good germ, though. >> jimmy: which -- >> a good germ, yeah. >> jimmy: we don't know those -- >> and i was a light bulb. i was a germ of an idea -- >> jimmy: oh, this is a theme. this is fantastic. >> oh, yeah. and my husband was a german. [ laughter ] so we followed dennis' lead on that. >> jimmy: that's so good. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i wish i was a germ right now. >> yeah. he wants to be a space doctor. >> jimmy: oh, i love that. >> yeah. >> jimmy: a space doctor's great. >> i think there will be a need for that. >> jimmy: that's the future, absolutely. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: of course. >> i'm going to make them, out there. >> jimmy: who knows, we might all be out there, with him. we might need him. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, i'm going to give him my number. he's fantastic. is he talking a lot now? >> yeah, he's actually super verbal and he enjoys the word play. which, as you can imagine, i also enjoy. "germ of an idea." >> jimmy: no, yeah, you do. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, but, he came to -- brought him to set my first day of filming this
season. and he came in to my trailer and i just finished lunch. so there was cutlery, like plastic cutlery, on the table. and he came in and he was playing with the cutlery and he was going, "cut, cut, cut, cut." and then he looked up at me and he said, "mommy, i'm cutting your lines." [ laughter ] so i was like, "dude!" >> jimmy: that's a good joke. >> that's a legit pun. >> jimmy: i love that he's doing puns. >> i was like bursting with pride. >> jimmy: yes. oh that's the best thing ever. >> but yeah, but he's this -- like a set baby, right? i mean i was pregnant in the second season -- >> jimmy: that's right. >> and he's grown up on "homeland." >> jimmy: so he knows all the -- does he know all the jargon? >> he does, he knows the jargon. so he calls -- he will -- i mean he sits on the director's lap and calls "action" and "cut." [ audience aws ] which is very, very sweet. >> jimmy: that's so cute. >> less sweet, is when he's having a temper tantrum or something. you know, like i woke him up. he didn't want to go get out of bed to go to school. and he said, "back to one!" okay. back to one is a phrase, on set. the director says back to one after a take. and you go to your -- back to
your first position. back to your first mark, back to one. [ laughter ] but he has appropriated this. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is good. >> yeah, he had a massive tantrum on the street in the middle of times square the other day -- >> jimmy: no reason. >> he was just screaming, "back to one! mommy, back to one!" >> jimmy: you hear that everybody? >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: everybody in new york, back to one. everybody take five steps back. >> oh. >> jimmy: before this meltdown happens. >> yeah, yeah so anyway. >> jimmy: that's the cutest. >> you know, yeah. >> jimmy: oh, i love it. that's so cool. >> he's pretty -- he's pretty good. >> jimmy: he's got to be psyched up. because you're great parents. we all know hugh dancy -- >> thank you. >> jimmy: your husband, he's a a great guy. >> yeah, he is. >> jimmy: i saw pictures of you, because i now enjoy "homeland," i like movies you do. but i also like, "my so-called life" which we all, i think, first fell in love with you. >> aww, thanks. >> jimmy: and i found a photo shoot that you did. >> oh, boy. >> jimmy: for "my so-called life." no, it's nothing embarrassing, i just thought it was so -- it was good chair work. >> oh, actually i'm kind of known for my chair work. yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: so what do they -- they do a photo shoot and they say here's a chair -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: work with it. do stuff.
>> yeah. well, this is like one of my first photo shoots. so i was pretty green. and i had been a dancer as a a kid. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and that is not -- that's not how one would sit in a chair. it's like see -- i see where the -- no wait, old lady, i take it back. you do still -- >> i do, yeah. >> jimmy: you still sit like that. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: i just thought it was just so fun -- >> yeah. see this is a dancer. >> jimmy: what can you do with a chair. >> a dancer, yeah. >> jimmy: what more can you do with a chair? >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: there you go, that's -- >> yeah. anyway. >> jimmy: i think it's -- no, i love that they -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: i think you nailed it, because -- >> thank you. >> jimmy: i'm thinking like, "oh, this is -- i go, that's the thing you do when you're first starting out." >> uh huh. >> jimmy: and then i was just looking at a photo shoot i did, like, last year. >> oh, my competition. >> jimmy: it was me with a a stool. i'm more -- i'm more of like a a stool guy. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: clearly, i'm just depressed and i hurt my leg. >> we all have niche, you know. >> jimmy: yeah, we have our thing. that's a good one. [ laughter ] >> oh, very good. very good.
>> jimmy: that didn't take off. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you know everyone was doing this. [ laughter ] and, you know, these are the things that i ended up doing. >> yeah. >> jimmy: they just give us props and go, "can you make this work remotely?" and i go, "i don't know what to do with a stool." it's the worst because i have bad posture as it is. especially with no backing. that posture as it is. >> stools are very awkward. i'm resent the stool. >> jimmy: oh, man, yeah, exactly. >> yeah. >> jimmy: so, i'm just trying to make it all work, but anyways. >> yeah. obviously i feel you. >> jimmy: thank you yeah. and here we are. anyways, so -- welcome back. let's talk about -- let's talk about -- let's talk about let's just be cas. [ cheers and applause ] let's just be casual. [ inaudible ] back to one, everyone. >> back to one! >> jimmy: back to one! >> back to one! >> jimmy: let's talk about this season of "homeland." this is a tricky thing, because you do something before each season. where, you guys -- do you get to do it or just the producers and writers? >> super cool. yeah, i get to do it too. no, so every year we have like spy camp.
for reals. we go to d.c., and one of the writers on our show, his father had been a cia officer. and his cousin was a very high ranking c.i.a. officer, now retired. but he sort of curates this group of intelligence folk. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and political folk, and journalists and things. from nine to six for about five days straight, there's just a a revolving door of these amazing characters who tell us what's up. you know? and give us the real insight into what's going to be -- what's relevant now and what's really going to be pressing in a year's time, or something. >> jimmy: wow. >> so it's really unnerving. >> jimmy: yeah. >> when -- stunning, like you just need a martini at the end of each day. >> jimmy: yeah. >> like a really strong one. >> jimmy: is there -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: something you want to tell us? or is everything -- >> yeah, well no, i -- >> jimmy: it's all good, it's all great. >> it's in the show, it's in the show. >> jimmy: okay, okay, good. okay, good, yeah. >> but it's -- no it's a huge privilege, it's really cool. >> jimmy: oh, but that's amazing, that you get to do that. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: well that's probably
why the show is so good. it's just 'cause those little -- those little details, attention to detail. >> they're pretty good. >> jimmy: i want to show a a clip, here's claire danes in "homeland." take a look at this. >> what if he's just honestly opposed to us foreign policy in muslim countries? like i am, more and more. >> do you keep photos of dead american soldiers on your laptop? or provide links to sites where you can watch the latest suicide bomber? >> well, we just met with him and what i saw was an angry kid, at worst. >> oh he's way past anger believe me. we found plane tickets to nigeria in his possession. >> nigeria? >> yep. playground of boko haram. who, by the way, just pledged allegiance to the islamic state. >> now you're reaching. >> am i? really? there's also five grand in cash, under his mattress. and where does a kid like him, get money like that? i don't know about you, but i'm not taking any chances. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: don't take any -- don't take any chances. more with claire danes when we come back, everybody. stick around! [ cheers and applause ]
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don't let directv now limit your entertainment. only xfinity gives you more to stream to any screen. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> you're watching local 4 news wtxp new york with anchor- persons diane hall and steve powell. >> good evening, i'm diane hall. >> jimmy: and i'm steve powell. [ light laughter ] our top story tonight, a local man was arrested for stealing a a car after taking it on a a three hour test drive. police say he could face up to four months in jail. >> well, if it was a three hour test drive, i think it's safe to assume, he liked the car. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's very funny, diane. >> thank you, steve. >> jimmy: did you just think of that on the spot?
>> no, no, no, i wrote it down last night before i went to bed and saved it for right now. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's really funny. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you're welcome >> yeah. >> jimmy: back hand high ten? >> yeah! [ slap sound ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that was nice. >> in other news, the new york city council is holding a vote on whether or not to ban horse carriages in central park. >> jimmy: well, i for one hope they vote, "neigh." [ laughter ] >> steve, that is so funny! >> jimmy: really? you're not just saying that? >> no, no, no, that's hysterical! no, i'm trying to do the news here and you're making me laugh. you are bad, you are bad! >> jimmy: well, i know i'm a a bad little boy. [ laughter ] not as bad as that guy who stole that car and took it for a three-hour test drive. >> oh -- steve, how did you do that? >> jimmy: how did i make that connection? >> yeah! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, first you said
i'm bad. >> uh-huh. >> jimmy: then i remembered you talking earlier, about that guy that stole the car. >> oh, right, yeah. >> jimmy: and i thought, well, he's also bad. so why not make a joke where i say, "but not as bad as that guy who stole the car then took it for a three hour test drive." [ laughter ] >> oh, well, it's amazing. >> jimmy: thank you. >> chair to chair chest bump? >> jimmy: of course. [ laughter ] now let's check in on the weather with hugh morris. hugh? [ cheers and applause ] >> today it's going to be forty-two degrees and partly- cloudy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: partly! >> partly cloudy! >> jimmy: not totally cloudy, not sunny. >> no, no, partly, partly cloudy. [ light laughter ] [ laughter and applause ]
>> what's funny about that? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what's not funny about that? i love this guy. i love this guy. >> you are so funny, hugh. >> jimmy: really. [ laughter ] in other news, a new study finds that speaking more than one language can actually improve your memory. >> well, in that case, bonjour. konichiwa. guten tag! >> jimmy: oh, yes. oh, yes! >> now that's funny! >> oh, yeah! >> news chant? >> yeah! >> yeah! >> jimmy: yeah, let's do it! [ chanting ] >> news, news, news, go news! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an academy award winning actor, who stars opposite mark wahlberg in the new movie, "patriots day," which is in theaters now. ladies and gentlemen please welcome j.k. simmons! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: thank you for playing that sketch with us. i appreciate it. >> that was, yeah -- it took me a while to fix my hair, so -- >> jimmy: oh, really? it looked totally realistic. welcome back.
this is your -- third time you have been on our show around your birthday. >> always my birthday week. it's my annual present now. >> jimmy: yeah, i'm so happy. this is fantastic. well, your birthday was this past monday? >> it was my -- yeah. >> jimmy: happy birthday, buddy. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: every year -- every year you should come back. last time you were here, was -- we had billy joel that night. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: do you remember that? >> so cool. >> jimmy: yeah and we -- during the commercial break, we were just goofing around and we went up to billy just to talk to him and the band and we just started singing, like doo-wop. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you're trying to take half credit for it, i did it. [ light laughter ] i walked over to billy and i said, "hey, man, my buddies and i used to always sing 'longest time' all the time." and he said, "well, let's do it." and then you came in. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait, wait, i think no -- >> billy and i were having our old guy thing and -- >> jimmy: no, no, no, i was there going, "hey, we'll be right back," and then i was like, security was holding you back and i go, "just let him through." no. i do remember we came over and we just -- i think you started it off, right?
>> yeah, yeah, i think because i do the base rift. ♪ for the longest time >> jimmy: and we just started harmonizing. and then we did the whole song. and it was fantastic. >> yeah, the band all joined in, yeah -- we thought we were just doing it and then it's up on youtube and it's a whole thing. >> jimmy: yeah, it was a giant thing. [ light laughter ] well i thought as a fun birthday present, if you want to, just in case some of your friends don't have youtube readily available. i put the clip on a usb keychain. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] and you can just put that on anything and you can just stop by and go, did you see the thing -- >> like yeah, by the way -- >> jimmy: did you catch this thing with billy joel that one time? >> pop this into your laptop. >> jimmy: check this out for a a little bit. where's the volume on this sucker? >> don't think i won't. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: very good. we like talking about past jobs when people were on the show, stuff that you did before you were an actor. and we found out that you were actually a -- you were a a singing gram. you worked doing sing-a-grams.
>> yes. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: where was this? >> this was in seattle, washington. >> jimmy: wow, that's great. and you used to go around -- what was your act? what was your -- >> it was -- this was company policy, this was not like what i came up with. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm not judging. i'm not judging at all. >> yeah, i mean, because, you know, i did, yeah, i delved into briefly into the strip-o-grams as well. >> jimmy: yeah, congratulations. smart move, yeah. >> but the main thing i was doing was the tutu-grams. >> jimmy: i'm sorry, can you say that again? >> are you familiar with them? >> jimmy: no. tutu i'm assuming. >> tutu-grams. >> jimmy: i'm assuming you wore a tutu? >> dudes with beards and otherwise sort of mountain-y looking dudes with, you know, tutus and it was my main source of both income and embarrassment. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh my gosh. and you would just go and you'd sing like "happy birthday" -- >> you'd have balloons and a a little like opera mask and you would sing whatever, "happy birthday," or congratulations
on the new job, or whatever it was in falsetto. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: not bad, i mean that's cool. >> yeah, yeah or just suck one of the balloons and then you didn't have to worry about it. >> jimmy: you just do it in helium, yeah. i wish we had photos of this, but thanks to your wife -- [ cheers and applause ] don't freak out. ♪ that is best thing that is the greatest thing i think i've ever seen in the history of my life. [ laughter ] >> proud moment for me. >> jimmy: happy birthday to you. so good. oh, gosh. i just love -- i love any of those stories. i love having you on, please come back. [ laughter ] we do it all in fun, you know we love you. i got to say, i saw "la la land." i loved the movie. [ cheers and applause ] it was fantastic.
it was beautiful and you were just fantastic in it and it's just -- >> i pretty much carry it, you know. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you pretty much carry, yeah. but you do have a great role in it and you do still get a a laugh, that's how good you are -- >> well, it was really fun and danced a little cameo basically for those who haven't seen it -- not basically, it's a a cameo and damien just thought it would be funny if after "whiplash" if i played a a character who just hates jazz. >> jimmy: which is hilarious and damien chazelle who, gosh, he did such a great job. mandy moore choreographing the whole thing -- it's just, really top notch movie but then you're like this club owner and you just get giant laughs. i don't know how, you're just good. you're good at what you do, man. >> it was fun. ryan and i just kind of, you know, damien let the reigns off and -- >> jimmy: it was a great bunch of scenes and then i was talking to you backstage about when you have stuff coming on, come back. and you told me you have eight movies coming out this year? >> i do, yes -- i mean yeah,
including like 30 seconds in "la la land." >> jimmy: oh, yeah, exactly. you have "justice league? >> right, "renegades," "bastards." >> jimmy: you're just saying words now? >> "the all-nighters." "poo-poo [ bleep ]." >> jimmy: i saw the original. [ laughter ] it's number two at the box office. all right, anyway -- thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] i'm lightning fast. >> surprised higgins didn't come in with that. >> jimmy: i know, exactly, higgins would have been there. but i want to talk about your new movie because gosh, i love boxing so much and this is about the tragedy that happened at the boston marathon. the bombings that were just awful and kind of the man hunt and then also the spirit of that great city, and how do you bring that back? how do you bring, you know, how do you make people love again
and go out and enjoy themselves again? who do you play in this film? >> i play a sergeant jeffrey pugliese in the watertown police department. >> jimmy: absolutely, watertown. yeah, watertown. >> yeah, which is just abuts boston, it's basically nine miles west of boston. it's urban, but it's kind of a a sleepy town in a way. but that's where really this whole thing culminated, you know, the search for the bad guys and for that couple of nights, it was, watertown was the center of all the action. >> jimmy: absolutely. >> and my guy was -- he doesn't like to use the h-word, but he was absolutely a hero. >> jimmy: he really was. what's really cool is that you brought him here tonight with his wife. >> yes. >> jimmy: he's sitting in the audience at the moment. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, buddy. welcome, welcome, welcome. thank you guys for being here, you look great, thank you so
much for being here. we're honored to have you here. i want to show everyone a clip, here is j.k. simmons in "patriot's day." take a look at this. >> we have shots fired and the vehicle -- >> shots fired! >> one firearm was displayed. >> sarge, they're shooting at us. >> i'm going to flank them. >> we need an ambulance on laurel avenue. suspect in custody. i have to quit smoking. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: j.k. simmons,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tonight's musical guest has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music. and is out with his highly anticipated debut album, "process" on february 3rd. we're so happy he's here. performing "no one knows me like the piano" please welcome sampha. [ applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's fantastic, man, thank you. my thanks to claire danes, j.k. simmons, sampha once again, jake clemons, right over there. [ cheers and applause ] and the roots from philadelphia, pennsylvania. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you so much for watching. have a great weekend. i hope to see you next week. bye-bye everybodyf. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- sarah paulson from broadway's "hamilton," actor and comedian, taran killam and writer mark andreyko music from tori kelly featuring the 8g band with fred armisen and craig finn. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] wonderful. wonderful to hear. in that case let's get to the news. well, christmas eve is just five days away and hillary clinton will definitely be visited by three spirits.