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cap things on them. >> i remember when i was 10 years old. >> i think for girls that are were called the huffies. >> banana seats, remember those things in >> we know how important it goi step up. >> tell us about tonight. >> fog in the north and east bay, so watch out for patchy, dense fog. by the afternoon, chances of rain on friday and sunday. >> thanks for joining us. have a great day tomorrow. >> bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in jiy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- john mulaney, vanessa hudgens, musical guest grimes,
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and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 9-7-8! >> ste: jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. , [ cheers andlce to "the tonight show." thank you for being here. [ cheers and applause ] i have good news. if anyone here wants to be president trump's chief of staff, just raise your hand and the job is yours. [ laughter and applause ] uh -- maybe? no?
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that's right, president trump's chief of staff john kelly is leaving the white house. it won't take long to pack up his office, because the only things in his desk are some tylenol and a bottle of vodka. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] you can tell kelly is happy about it. i mean, look at -- just look at john kelly last week, right? now here he is right after he quit. not bad. you know what i'm saying? [ cheers and applause ] not bad. >> steve: not bad at all. >> jimmy: good looking dude. pretty good looking guy. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: well now the administration is looking for a a new chief of staff to bring order to the white house and improve trump's behavior. which explains their first choice -- mary poppins. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] and actuallyasxpected you know you're a tough guy to ork for when someone says, stuck in a room all day with mike pence." [ laughter and applause ] "that's more fun for me." i heard that several of trump's top choices don't want the position. at this point, the only job tougher to fill that chief of staff is host of the oscars.
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[ laughter and applause ] some more news. trump has nominated a former "fox & friends" host to be his ambassador to the u.n. then he nominated peppa pig to be his ambassador to the u.k. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: "could you bring george? i like dinosaurs." [ light laughter ] i saw that this weekend trump attended the army versus navy football game, where he went on the field and shook hands with the players. then he whispered to each one of them, "will be my chief of staff?" [ laughter and applause ] "will you do that for me? will you be my chief?" listen to this. the secret service is testing new facial recognition technology to enhance security at the white house. but it's having a little trouble correctly identifying o. for example, it thought rudy giuliani was a pair of chattering teeth. and that's not -- [ laughter ] it thought vice president mike pence was a a kohl's mannequin. and that's -- [ laughter ]kenneth the page. oh, from "30 rock."
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[ laughter ] >> steve: really? >> jim. [ applause ] >> steve: i love kenneth! >> jimmy: he's great. next up, it thought commerce secretary wilbur ross was a a smiley old baseball mitt. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] and last, it thought treasury secretary steve mnuchin was mclovin. there he is. [ laughter and applause ] that's not mclovin. >> steve: it's not. >> jimmy: "you were so funny, dude." "no, i'm not mclovin." and finally, this is going viral. a family in texas went all out with their christmas lights this year and even set them to music. watch this. ♪ baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪o doo doo doo baby shark ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: if you want to know what their neighbors think about it, watch "dateline" this friday night on nbc. [ laughter and applause ] guys, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey! nice to see you, roots. good to see you, higgins. thank you, every. he is one of the stars of the new animated film "spider-man: into the spider-verse." john mulaney is here. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's a great movie. >> steve: he's a delight. >> jimmy: oh, plus -- we love her. she is starring in the musical "rent" on fox and in the new film "second act" with jennifer lopez. vanessa hudgens is stopping by. >> steve: oh. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: and we've got great new music from grimes, everybody! >> steve: whoa! [ cheers and applause ] "we appreciate power." hey, guys, earlier tonight was the semifinal round on "the we love the people on "the voice", adam levine, kelly clarkson -- sure, give it up. blake shelton. [ cheers and applause ]
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jennifer hudson. but we wanted to do something fun with them. so the roots and i teamed up with the cast of "the voice" to sing an a cappella medley of some of their biggest hits. it was a lot of fun. check this out. ♪ bop bop bop bop bop bop bah buh dabba ♪ spending every day in the pouring rain ♪ with the broken smile ask her if she wants to stay a while ♪ ♪ well i go like ♪ this love has taken its toll on me she said goodbye ♪ ♪ baby if you treated me right then you won't y ♪ ♪ she's got a way she's got a way with words ♪ ♪ you can park your car in the driveway
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i'll park my truck in the grass ♪ on the front porch kiss my country ass ♪ ♪ i'll hang the pictures you hang the stars you pick the paint i'll pick a guitar ♪ ♪ sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs ♪ ♪ you name the babies and i'll name the dogs ♪ ♪ think you got the best of me think you had the last laugh ♪ ♪ bet you think that everything good is gone ♪ ♪ you didn't think that i'd come back i'll come back swinging ♪ ♪ you tried to break me but you see n't doesn't kill you ke living under ♪ god gave me you for the ups and downs way well done.well done, guys. [ cheers and applause ] oh, my goodness. thank you so much to adam levine. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, adam. thank you, kelly clarkson. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, blake shelton.
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[ cheers and applause ] thank you, jennifer hudson. and thank you, my man, carson daly. [ cheers and applause ] thank you very much, everybody. that was fun. hey, guys, we have exactly nine shows left before we go on christmas break. which means it's time for that beloved "tonight show" tradition. it's time for 12 days of christmas sweaters. 1days of immythat'shtft ♪ we will be giving one lucky audience member a breathtaking christmas sweater from the "countdown to christmas" cabinet. now, since there are nine shows left, let's open door number nine. ooh. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ wow. wow.
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not bad. not too shabby there. [ cheers and applause ] snowman head. little snowman head. there you go. guys, let's see who is going home with tonight's sweater. everyone, look at your seat number.w where you are. who wants me to pick their ready? number? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this is fantastic. oh, my gosh. >> i'm so honored! >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> i'm so honored! >> jimmy: this is unbelievable. i didn't have to walk up the steps or anything. [ light laughter ] it's, like, so convenient. >> i feel just as lazy. >> jimmy: no, we have time. this is great. we do. we have, like, a similar body. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] like babies 'r' us had a sale. >> jimmy: no, no. it looks great. no, really. it also comes in a great wallthr k you -- can you hold t? >> yeah, sure. >> jimmy: what is your name? >> mike. >> jimmy: mike, where you from? >> i'm from long island. >> jimmy: hey!>> jimmy: where y? >> smithtown, long island. >> jimmy: smithtown, long island. welcome. well, thank you. [ applause ] i know how cold it gets there, long island. >> yes. >> jimmy: do you have anything
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like this guy? let me see if i can get that snow globe -- you might have to do, like, a a handstand. [ light laughter ] you might have to do a a handstand. and then do this -- >> i can do a handstand. >> jimmy: yeah, every time -- you can? >> i think i can, yeah. >>my >>my ttrwell, put this on first. >> okay. we'll put it on. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: we're getting more than we bargained for. this is fantastic. ♪ thanks again for being here. >> of course. >> jimmy: oh, i can already tell -- it feels nice and cozy? >> oh, my gosh. where's it from? >> jimmy: one of a kind. >> oh, yeah. wow. [ cheers and applause ] this guy's got something. do you want to try doing a a handstand? >> i could try doing a a handstand. >> jimmy: do you want to do it here or -- or where do you want to do it? on the steps? >> wherever -- >> jimmy: probably right here ul do you want top do you want to hold this? >> you want to be facing -- >> jimmy: i guess we'll be facing that way. if that's -- yeah. all right. stop moving back. [ light laughter ] i don't know where you're going to end up. >> i don't know -- >> jimmy: if you lay on the ground, we can lift you legs up. or do you want to try to go for it? >> okay, i'm going to wing it.
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>> jimmy: okay, he's going to wing it. get ready to get his back. what's your name again? >> dalton. >> jimmy: what? >> dalton. >> jimmy: i just need to know for the lawsuit. okay, perfect. [ laughter ] [ drum roll ] yep. oh, my gh. hey, thank you, brother. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: thank you, dalton. i appreciate it. thank you, buddy. thanks again to our lucky audience member. stick around. we'll be right back with john mulaney, everybody! come on. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [♪] [♪] [♪] [♪] [♪]
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>> jimmy: our first guest is a a very, very funny man. he is a two-time emmy winner. now he stars in the animated film "spider-man: into the spider-verse", which hits theaters this friday. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome john mulaney. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: john mulaney. >> hi. >> jimmy: welcome back. >> thank you, jiy. lifetime. it blew me away. >> it's an absolutely mind-blowing animated film. it lik types of animation 'cause it's bringing together all these different universes of different spider-men, women, and pigs in my case. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: now you play -- which i kind of remember a little bit but -- >> do you remember the
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character? >> jimmy: i kind of a little bit. maybe. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i don't know. bu, there was a character. it was all different types of spider-men, but you play spider-ham. [ laughter ] spider-ham is peter porker. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and was this like a a short-lived comic book?nono, . [ laughter ] it was -- it was a spin-off of sorts. i think started in 1 1983 and there are die-hard spider-ham fans out there. >> jimmy: honestly this is such a cool thing. i'm going in and i don't really know much about comic books or spider- man. i know of them. >> well, i knew nothing about the actual project when i first started recording. >> jimmy: about the project? >> oh, yeah. so, i got a call, and i said, "hello." u right? >> jimmy: no, great -- hello. yeah. >> and they said, "this is a a company, big company. do you want to be in a movie? and we can't tell you anything about it and we can't send you a script." because when it's these superheroes things they really keep them under wraps. so, they said, "we can't tell you anything about it. we can't send you a script."
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which is how a lot of kidnappings begin. [ laughter ] but i was available so -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm up for an adventure. let's go for it. >> i was like, "all right. yeah, sure. what, time? where?" and -- >> jimmy: unmarked van. >> yeah, okay. >> jimmy: sure. sounds cool. [ laughter ] >> cool. blindfold? fine. [ laughter ] so, i get to a building and, you know, it's like los angeles. [ laughter ] so, it not like a famouso inand rodney rothman was there and he said, "do you know what's about to happen?" which if it was a kidnapping is a super creepy way to begin. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's even worse. do you know what's about to happen? >> yeah. these psychological games are like, "are you prepared?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no. >> "for level two?" so, they said, "we're making they explained it. they said that the cast was insane. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> nicolas cage, hailee steinfeld, mahershala ali. >> jimmy: mahershala ali is unbelievable. >> and jake johnson. i mean, it's like, a great group of people. i said, "who else are the
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actors in it?" and they said, "you." and i said "i'm scared because i've never been like -- i've and then i'm about to be in the movie." >> jimmy: yeah, and then be in a scene with nicolas cage. >> yeah, and they said, "well, you play a superhero who is a a pig who makes -- [ laughter ] who makes nonstop outdated jokes." and i said, "i got it." [ laughter ] thisounds like, i'm this selling it, but i kind of am, but -- 're really here in some ke i an because when i was a kid there was no movies that were for kids. there'd be like one a year. >> jimmy: yeah. >> they do like "the little mermaid" once a year. and the rest of the time it was like parents would be like, "you're going to the movies." >> jimmy: yeah. >> you'd be like, "what are we seeing? they'll be like, "working girl." >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] >> "just cover your eyes the whole time." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: your parents -- your parents would take to like those adult dramas? >> yeah, yes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: really? >> no, for real, they did.
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i remember my mom and her sisters took me when i was maybe seven or something to see? >> jimmy: sure. yeah. >> hear the murmurs. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. harrision ford. >> harrison ford and the ad, an and they're trying to rebuild their marriage. very adult. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: sounds like a kid's movie. kids love that stuff. >> i had to pee within the first five minutes and it's a a very good mike nichols film.o. so then i come back. ten minutes later, i got to pee again, and she said, "i'm not taking you to the bathroom again. all right? i want to watch this movie." so, i said, "okay, i had to go." i just waited and i just went in my jeans and -- i didn't mind. and then -- [ laughter ] i had a little, you know, jacket, you know, kid. right? >> jimmy: sure. >> and i just to tie it around my waist in front and i walked out and my mom said, "what's that about?" and i said, "well, you said we couldn't get up again. so, i peed in my jeans." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you said that?
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yeah, and she was like, "what? why would you do that?" [ laughter ] and i was like, "i don't know. >> jimmy: oh, my god. [ laughter ] what a good kid, man. >> yeah. and also, you know, i like mike nichols too. when i'm seven, i want to see. [ laughter ] i it is wonderfully scripted but they did a thing that is very generous when they say to comedy people. they say, "have and, you know, add your own and so for the very first session i'm still in fight or flight 'cause i think it's a a kidnapping. >> jimmy: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> i did go my own way with it,n what happened was i was just cursing wildly. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is you. thank you for your -- save this exclusively for us. these are outtakes. these are not in the film. >> yes, they sent along the video. >> jimmy: john mulaney doing the voice of spider-ham. [ light laughter ] >> this is real. i did this. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] [ beep ] >> damn right. [ beep ] ah, you bastards. [ beep ] and how the [ bleep ] is he gonna do that?
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[ laughter ] [ beep ] and how the [ bleep ] exactly is he gonna do that? [ beep ] two days. i've been spider-ham 30 [ bleep ] years. [ laughter ][ applause ] >> jimmy when -- what point did you find out -- said, "go nuts." so, i'm like, "you mother --" i'm ami and i said, "oh, so, notng i've just said is usable." and they said, "no, but we just wanted to you have fun." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i want to show everyone a clip. here's john mulaney as spider-ham in "spider-man: into the spider- verse." take a look at this. >> you might need these. ♪ you think you're the only people who thought to come here? >> hey, fellas. >> is he in black and white? >> where is that wind coming from? we're in a basement. >> wherever i go, the wind
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follows and the wind smells like rain. >> hi, guys. >> konichiwa. [ speaking in a foreign language ] ♪ >> this could literally not get any weirder. >> it can get weirder. i just washed my hands. that's why they're wet. no other reason. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: more with john mulaney when we come back. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ share the love event, we've shown just how far love can go. (grandma vo) over one hundred national parks protected. (mom vo) more than fifty thousand animals rescued. (old man vo) nearly two million meals delivered. (mom vo) over eighteen hundred wishes granted. (vo) that's one hundred and forty million dollars donated to charity by subaru and its retailers over eleven years. (girl) thank you.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we're hanging out with john mulaney. [ cheers and applause ] congratulations. you won an emmy since i saw you last for your special on netflix "kid gorgeous at radio city." >> yeah, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: not bad. come on. >> that was great. >> jimmy: how exciting is this? >> it was so exciting. >> jimmy: that's a big deal. >> it was such a -- it was so genuinely exciting. >> jimmy: it was a great special. so. >> thank you. i'm glad you liked it. >> jimmy: and you know, they're looking for a host of the oscars. and there's a -- there's a -- there's a list. i saw your name on the list.
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[ applause ] and -- yeah, and i go -- >> "who made the list?" >> jimmy: no, it's a very -- [ laughter ] very legit. >> my mom and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: very legit online --i. >> jimmy: an online list. and it's on an online list. >> oh, my gosh. >> an online list? that's crazy. >> jimmy: no, yeah. would you ever consider hosting the -- out the ratings. [ laughter ] i'd be genuinely concerned li -. and you cut to, like, angelina jolie, she's like checking the playbill to be like, "who is this guy?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm not sure they have a playbill -- >> they don't have a playbill? >> jimmy: at the oscars. no, not at the oscars. >> oh, they should have a a playbill. they can have little ads for other shows and things. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i want to us quickly -- you're doing this event with jerry seinfeld tonight. >> yes. >> jimmy: what is it again? >> it's a benefit, also with mr. steve higgins, for the david lynch transcendental mediation foundation --
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>> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> where they teach -- yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, sure. [ and all around the world. known -- are you friends w >> oh, i got to meet him for jerry seinfeld or no? the first time at that "snl" 40th anniversary thing. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> because i came in. and i wrote a bit that he got to do where he took questions from the audience. >> jimmy: they asked you to write a bit? >> they asked me to write a a bit. and i said, "who is doing the bit?" and they said, "seinfeld." i've never met him before. and so i emailed him. and i said, you know, "here's my first draft. please be gentle. you're a very big deal to me." and he wrote back, "i'm sure it's fine. this is going to be really fun, dot, dot, dot, for you." [ laughter ] and we had a great time doing that "snl" 40th q&a. and i got to do his "comedians in cars --" >> jimmy: oh, that's right. ah. >> so, yeah, i love jerry seinfeld very much. i looked up to him forever. >> jimmy: he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever want to meet. and gois: he brilliant, yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i mean, have you done other things that haven't been filmed? >> yes, i actually -- [ light laughter ] i wanted to see bob dylan at
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the beacon. >> jimmy: oh. >> and i got some tickets. and i just -- i was going to go with pete davidson. and we had an extra ticket. and i asked jerry seinfeld, "do you want to see bob dylan?" just threw it out there. and he was like, "yeah, what time?" [ light laughter ] and it was great. so me, jerry, and pete davidson went. >> jimmy: no way. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: i'm sorry. does pete davidson have any idea who bob dylan is? : ok.s, he does. >> however, he said, "i do not know one of these songs." >> jimmy: yeah. >> and during "like a rolling stone," i turned to him. and i said, "this is a very famous song." and he said, "okay." time.hter ]then you also e's just great to go ch. out with. and so i go see steely dan, hold for applause, every year. [ laughter ] and so they're at the beacon theatre in new york. steely dan, all right, steely dan. look it up. steely dan. >> jimmy: i know who steely dan is. yeah, sure. >> yeah, yeah, don't be so sure about it. >> jimmy: people at home are -- >> yeah, so i go every year.
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my roommate, my old roommate -- 'cause i'm married now. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you call your wife your old roommate? >> yes. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. [ laughter ] that is the worse nickname for your wife ever. my old roommate. >> that's worse than mike pence calling his wife "mother," yeah. [ laughter ] oh, old roommate. >> jimmy: oh, old roommate. there you are again. >> but my former roommate from college, kevin and i, we go to see steely dan every year. we loved steely dan since we i mnow wife, i [ laughter ] and i said, "well, then listen to this song." and she said, "oh, that's interesting. i hate this song very much too." [ laughter ] so over the years, you know, sirius satellite radio, channel 32, the bridge, st my wife always changes it. >> jimmy: yeah. >> hates steely dan. i get tickets to steely dan. kevin and i are gonna to go. we've gone 12 years in a row. i call pete davidson. i say, "you want to see ee goes, "yes."ht ] then my wife has been working really hard. she's in graduate school. she's been, like, working at home day and night. and she said, "are you going
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out tonight? because i just want to get out of the house and do something." and i said, "i have good news and bad news. [ laughter ] yes, i can take you somewhere. but it is to steely dan." >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and she though a moment. and she said, "okay." so, me and my best friend kevin and a woman who has hated steely dan for a decade go to the beacon theatre. and we run into pete davidson there. meet him in front and pete davidson says, "who is [ laughter ] and i said, "it's a band." and he said, "it's not a >> jimmy: oh my gosh. he thought steely dan was a a prop comic? >> well, yeah, sounds like it. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: steely dan. >> steven steely dan. yeah. so i said, "pete, you don't know anything about them?" and he said, "no." and i said, "do you know anything about pop jazz fusion?" [ laughter ] and he said, "no." and i said, "pete, there is no way i can prepare you for what's about to happen." >> jimmy: yeah. >> and my wife took pete by the
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shoulders and said, "pete, it's going to be awful." >> jimmy: yeah. is n ghter ] young. [ laughter ] there's a lot of vips though, various irate people. and they're sitting. and you don't stand up at a a steely dan, show. >> jimmy: no. >> no. so people like, you know, they have their purse in their lap. and eychair like this. [ laughter ] and this has been the protocol for decades at the beacon. >> jimmy: ye sit down." so she sits down. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and then pete davidson says, "i can't take this." and he turns to the row behind him. he goes, "if i stand, will you stand?" and they go, "we'll stand." and then pete goes, "all right." so he stands, so the row behind us stands, so the row behind them stands. then he goes, "come on." and then by the time they were playing "my old school," the entire beacon is on its feet. and anna's dancing, my wife, a a woman -- so two guys who love steely dan, a guy that who didn't know what steely dan was, and a woman who hates steely dan got the beacon on their feet.
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it was a christmas miracle. >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause ] everybody, get up. stand up. come on. get up. steely dan. >> for steely dan. >> jimmy: for steely dan. >> for steely dan.y. "spider-man: into the spider-verse" hits theaters this weekend., everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ broke my personal record. aflac!? no-good break. gooood break. i'm so sorry we can't make your barbecue. i'm just sick about it. aflac!? different kind of sick. if i can't work after surgery, how am i gonna pay my rent? all these bills? aflac! oh, aflac! and they pay you cash in just one day. see how aflac helps cover everyday expenses at (robot) ugh. this screen!tected! you know, sprint has the awesome new iphone xr.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a a talented, talented actress who stars in the musical "rent" which airs january 27th live on fox. you can also see her opposite jennifer lopez in the new movie, "second act", which is in theaters december 21st. please welcome vanessa hudgens, everybody.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: vanessa hudgens! oh, you look great. [ cheers and applause ] good to see you, pal. >> thank you. >> jimmy: happy -- happy -- >> audience: i love you, vanessa! >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you. thank you so much. >> you're name is not vanessa. >> jimmy: name's not vanessa, no. but i justi it is happy early birthday or happy belated birthday? >> early. my birthday is very soon. >> jimmy: now, how old -- i hate to ask. >> i'm turning 30. >> jimmy: 30. >> the big 3-0. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: you're a baby. my god, the big 3-0. >> i know. but like -- >> jimmy: you're a baby. >> it feels monumentous. you know? >> jimmy: 30 is big, i guess. >> it's big! >> jimmy: yeah. >> i'm like -- i got plans. i got things to do. >> jimmy: what's the party like? that's what i want to know. >> the party is a "lord of the rings" themed birthday party. >> jimmy: yes! [ cheers ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: see, that's what i'm having a "lord of the rings"
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theme party where i'm galadriel with the white hair. and i'm gloating into my birthday party. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and it's -- like, a harp is playing. >> jimmy: everywhere. >> jimmy: is anyone from the movie stopping by? i'm not that cool. >> jimmy: you know -- you don't know elijah wood? he'sll >> jimmy: he just does everything. >> he does the whole thing. >> jimmy: he's just a fun dude. >> okay, well, if you have his number -- >> jimmy: you t >> oh, hey, elijah. >> jimmy: elijah, come to vanessa's birthday party. [ light laughter ] it would be so fun. >> iconic. >> jimmy: it's "lord of the rings" themed. >> you have to come in costume. [ light laughter ] sorry. >> jimmy: now he's definitely not coming, yeah. all right, sorry. i apologize. >> okay. >> jimmy: tell me about the song you did with phantoms. this is pretty cool. >> yeah, it's really cool. i have been friends with those guy, kyle and vinnie, for so long. we used to go to acting class together when we were like 15 years old. >> jimmy: no way. >> and then we ran into each other at the airport. and they're like, "we should do some music together." i was like, "yeah, of course. why not?" and i came to the studio, did this song with them.
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we were super excited about it. and we were trying to figure out what to do for the video. and they s andickelodeon community, why not do a like an old disney channel movie?" and i was like, "what if we made it like 'high school musical'?" >> jimmy: don't you even say it! [ cheers and applause ] don't you even say it. and you did. here's the video. >> jimmy: side by side. this is "lay with me" music video. >> yeah, yeah. i want to start out the exact same way as we started "breaking free." but, like, i love it. because i'm like this is ten years later. i was like, "i think i'm aging well." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, you still -- you are. i mean i don't know which one's now and then. >> i was like, "who cares what the video does? at least it shows that i'm doing okay." i don't know. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, come on. you're so -- did you show it to any of the cast of "high school musical?" >> yes, yes. i showed it to ashley tisdale first. >> jimmy: you did not. >> i did. i put it in her hands. and she was like, "why are you showing me 'breaking free'?" and i'm like, "no, girl.
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>> jimmy: it's a new video! >> it's new. >> jimmy: i haven't aged -- ah-ha-ha. yeah. [ laughter ] >> jokes on you. no, but she was like, "oh, my god." >> jimmy: i love that. >> "i can not believe this." it blew her mind. she was so excited about it. shy loved it. >> jimmy: check evo it out what check it out. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i want to talk about "rent: live", which weirdly enough, i saw you perform in "rent." >> i know. >> jimmy: years ago. >> at the hollywood bowl. >> jimmy: at the hollywood bowl. >> yeah, so, in that one i played mimi. >> jimmy: th. one, i'm playing a different character, maureen. >> jimmy: why do it to on ourselves. >> jimmy: keep challenging yourself. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but what are you -- are you doing vocal exercises? >> oh, my gosh, yeah. there's a lot of vocal exercising. it's hard though. because you don't realize it's literally a marathon. you're working long hours. and the songs are not easy by any means. "take me or leave me" is like belt it, belt it, belt it -- >> jimmy: yes. >> the entire time. >> jimmy: another classic song. >> yeah, and it's so good. and you just want to do it justice. nto the characters.ste.t is es and bringing it to a new audience that might not have seen "rent" before. it's such an iconic show.
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and it is still so relevant. so very exciting. >> jimmy: i'm very, very excited about that. >> yeah. >> jimmy: congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] i'll be rooting -- i'll be rooting for you. i'll be tweeting for you. >> okay. >> jimmy: yeah, tell you dad. >> live tweet. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly and now you're doing -- you did a rom-com with one of our pals, jennifer lopez, who we love so much. >> yeah. >> jimmy: a good romantic comedy. >> i know. >> jimmy: i love them. i miss them. >> i know. >> jimmy: i want to see more of them. >> especially with j. lo. >> jimmy: she is just phenomenal. >> i know. >> jimmy: what's it like doing a movie with her? >>s photos or her videos or anything that she does. but then you get into a room with her and you're like, "how are you still that beautiful?" i would be staring at her and then realize i'm staring at her and be like, "girl, look away. don't be a creep right now." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: she is stunning. >> she's so stunning. but she's amazing to ws.wi >> jimmy: yeah. >> she's so present. and we just connected in such a a deep and reay. we would literally be filming a a scene -- i remember this one
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day. the camera was on me. we were filming this scene. and we're just like having a a real deep moment. and she's looking at me. and she's like -- and then i'm like, "i feel like she's trying to tell me something." and i was like, "maybe she's in this direction." and so i did it in that direction. and then afterwards, i was like, "were you trying to tell me something? we're you trying to tell me this thing?" she's like, "yes." and i was like, "i can read your mind." >> jimmy: wait. [ laughter ] you're saying you and jennifer lopez telepathically speak to each other? >> we do. >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> i know. >> jimmy: that is fantastic. >> i know. i'm pretty special. >> jimmy: yeah. and i will say you're pretty stunning yourself, pal. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i want to show everyone a clip. here's vanessa hudgens in "second act." take a look at this. >> i feel so bad leaving everybody else out of the conversation. i'm sure that your english i to facilities firsthand. >> but, of course, we would have to wait for the deal to be closed due to the proprietary nature of r and d. >> as long as there's a signed non-disclosure agreement, i feel perfectly comfortable
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