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♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- adam driver, star of "little", actress regina hall, from "barry", actor anthony carrigan, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is fantastic to hear.t ca,. former white house chief strategist steve bannon claimed in an interview this week that if president trump were to be re-elected, america will get, quote, "pure trump off the chain." oh, no.
no more inscrutable man of mystery? [ laughter ] what does off the chain look like? i'm pretty sure someone has to tackle him and put pants on him as it is. [ laughter ] according to a new poll, former vice president joe biden now has a double-digit lead over bernie sanders in the iowa caucus. it's the most space biden has ever given anyone. [ laughter and applause ] while speaking to reporters today, president trump talked about his thoughts on the upcoming masters golf tournament saying, quote, "i think it's going to be a great masters." well, it ought to be. you've certainly been practicing enough. [ laughter ] tomorrow is national only child day. said trump, "i got you a card, ivanka." [ laughter and applause ] attorney michael avenatti was indicted today on 36 charges, including bank and wire fraud, in connection to his alleged
attempt to extort millions of dollars from nike. well, if you're thinking of putting him in jail, i say just do it. [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] and if you do -- and if you do, please, please make him share a cell with michael cohen. i mean that -- [ laughter ] it'll be like seinfeld moving in with newman. [ light laughter ] after facing additional charges stemming from her role in the recent college admissions cheating scandal, actress lori loughlin has reportedly reached out to lindsay lohan's former crisis manager for help. [ light laughter ] said the crisis manager, "are you sure? i'm not good at this." [ laughter and applause ] "i'm historically not good at this." and finally, netflix is reportedly planning to release its first magazine. as soon as you're done reading it, they send you another whether you want it or not. [ light laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] he is starring in the broadway
production of "burn this" currently in previews and opening april 16th at the hudson theater here in new york. adam driver, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] always so happy to have him here. you can see her in the new film "little" opening this weekend. regina hall is back, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] and he plays the very funny noho hank in the hbo series "barry." anthony carrigan is here, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] so it is a really, really good night. before we get to any of our guests, the president is resisting calls to release his re traitors. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers a applause ] >> seth: before we get to trump, a bunch of other crazy stuff happened today. for example, you might remember michael avenatti, the guy who used to be stormy daniels's lawyer. well, today, avenatti was charged with 36 counts of fraud, perjury, failure to pay taxes, embezzlement, and other financial crimes. and 36 counts is a lot.
but when you look at him, you think, "i thought it would have been higher." [ laughter ] and the details of the indictment are truly insane. the "l.a. times" reports that avenatti stole millions of dollars from five clients. he put $2.5 million of that money into the purchase of a private jet. and in the other case, the money landed in the accounts of g.b. autosport, llc, which managed avenatti's race car team. how is this the first we're hearing of michael avenatti's race car team? [ light laughter ] that's the dead giveaway that someone is bad news. the race car track is where james bond meets the villain for the first time as he's pulling off his helmet and his racing gloves. mr. bond, should we speak somewhere quieter? [ light laughter ] also, did you not see "goodfellas"? when you rip people off, you gotta play it cool with the money. you're like a guy who buys a ferrari and asks for the vanity plate -- bank robber. [ laughter ] while he was doing this, avenatti was actively putting himself in the spotlight. he said he was going to run for
president in 2020. he made more appearances on cnn than the words "breaking news." and a lot of people fell for avenatti, probably because his job description was always "attorney" and not "race car team owner!" [ laughter ] while that was happening, wikileaks founder julian assange was also arrested in london, where he was dragged out of the ecuadorian embassy looking like santa claus with a manifesto. [ light laughter ] "you're all naughty! i have it on my list!" [ applause ] i mean -- based on that treatment, i can't wait to read what assange writes on the ecuador embassy's airbnb page. [ light laughter ] now ecuador had granted assange asylum in their embassy, but withdrew it, which allowed u.k. authorities to arrest him. according to "the daily beast", ecuador imposed a new and detailed set of rules on its fugitive guest, banning unannounced visitors and requiring assange to pay his own medical bills, clean up after himself in the bathroom, and tend to the wellbeing, food, cleanliness, and proper care of his cat. [ light laughter ] assange bristled at the restrictions, and took ecuador's foreign ministry to court.
he took them to court over his cat. [ laughter ] usually people go to court to get restraining orders against their cats. [ light laughter ] "please, your honor, he keeps glaring at me like he wants to kill me." [ light laughter ] now look, you can think assange is a creep, which he is, and also be worried about what this means for press freedom. but one person who's always been very clear about where he stands on wikileaks is donald trump. and yet when trump was asked today about wikileaks, which he repeatedly praised throughout the campaign, he pretended he didn't know anything about it. >> mr. president, do you still love wikileaks? >> i know nothing about wikileaks. it's not my thing. [ light laughter ] >> seth: oh, it's not your thing? well, what is your thing? [ indistinct chatter ] >> you know, there are 15 players capable of winning, and i guess you could say there are a lot more than that. thina field for the masters has ever been this deep. i was watching late last night, and they were going over the different players. i think the field has never been so deep. but always phil and tiger and
dustin. i mean, you have so many great players. but they were just saying, they're younger, they're stronger, they have never hit the ball this long. they have never hit the ball this accurately. they have never putted better than they do now. you know, the whole thing is pretty incredible. but the field is very, very deep. i think it's going to be a great masters. >> seth: that's the most coherent answer he's ever given. [ laughter ] and it wasn't even that coherent. [ cheers and applause ] if being president was just answering golf questions, this guy would be george washington. [ laughter ] but seriously, how can you say wikileaks is not your thing? your government just arrested a guy whose organization you repeatedly praised throughout the campaign, and you're acting like someone just offered you weed at a party. "oh, no thanks, man. that's not my thing." [ light laughter ] also, do you not remember when you said all of this stuff? >> the sad part is we don't talk about wikileaks. because it's incredible.
you see so much from these wikileaks. you see so much. boy, i love reading those wikileaks. i'll tell you, this wikileaks stuff is unbelievable. this wikileaks is like a treasure trove. wikileaks is amazing. wikileaks, i love wikileaks. [ light laughter ] >> seth: "i love wikileaks." [ laughter and applause ] he said it -- he said it like the guy at the end of a rom-com who can finally admit he's in love with his best friend. "i can finally say it, i love carol!" [ light laughter ] while trump was dodging questions about his previous support for wikileaks, he was also dodging questions about everything from the mueller report to his tax returns. last week, democrats requested six years of trump's personal and business tax information from 2013 to 2018, including individual tax returns and returns from eight businesses linked to trump. eight businesses. of course, it's hard to find those returns since seven of those businesses went bankrupt years ago. [ light laughter ] if you want to find the tax returns for trump steaks or trump vodka, you have to go deep
into the irs basement and look in the box labeled "obvious scams." [ laughter ] but the law is clear. democrats on the house ways and means committee have the power to request trump's tax returns. and yet trump told reporters yesterday he would just flat out ignore the request using the same obviously false excuse he's been using since 2016 -- he's under audit. and towards the end of his rambling answer, he found a way to start bragging about his businesses. >> while i'm under audit, i won't do it. if i'm not under audit, i would do it. i had no problem with it. but while i'm under audit, i would not give my taxes. there's no low whatsoever. now, i will say this -- i would love to give them, but i'm not going to do it while i'm under audit. what i have done is approximately a 104-page detail, of assets and values and -- nobody wants to go over that, because it's so good. i built a great company. one of the best companies.
i have some of the greatest assets in the world. i did a good job. >> seth: well now he's just doing affirmations in public. [ light laughter ] "i did a good job. i'm good at business. my wife does like me." also, can you please just drop this dumb audit excuse? it's obviously fake. you've been saying it since 2016. there's no way it's taking the irs three years to go through your tax returns. and if it has, that doesn't make you look great. if you told someone it took you a week to clean your kitchen, they'd be like, "how [ bleep ] up was your kitchen?" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] while trump is just ignoring the law on tax returns, he's also sounding increasingly unhinged on the russia investigation. now because trump keeps lying about it, we have to just take a step back here and remember how all of this got started. russia hacked the democrats' e-mails while they were doing business deals with trump and making contact with trump campaign officials.
and the entire time these people were lying about it. and then when the fbi started investigating it, trump asked the director to shut it down and pledge his loyalty to trump. and when he refused, trump fired him. and then he said on tv he fired him because of the russia investigation. he told the russians he fired him because of the russian investigation. and then because his republican attorney general had recused himself, his republican deputy attorney general appointed a special counsel, robert mueller, who is a registered republican. [ light laughter ] and, while this was happening, putin also gave trump a soccer ball. [ laughter and applause ] which was definitely, definitely the first time trump ever saw a soccer ball. [ laughter ] "thank you for this beautiful gift. i'm going to say a russian bowling ball? [ light laughter ] and it probably has, when you open it, a littler bowling ball in it. [ laughter ] and then another little one and a then little. [ applause ] hopefully at the end, a tiny marshmallow." i wish i didn't have to keep recapping all this stuff every time we talk about it. i'm starting to think we're just gonna need a permanent scroll that stays up throughout the show. [ light laughter ] but i have to keep recapping it, because trump keeps lying about it.
yesterday, his attorney general repeated trump's conspiracy theory that his campaign was spied on. and then trump suggested the investigation was somehow illegal or unwarranted, and even said the people investigating him were traitors. >> it was an illegal investigation. it was started illegally. everything about it was crooked. every single thing about it. there were dirty cops. these were bad people. and this was an attempted coup. this was an attempted takedown of a president. this was an illegal witch hunt, and everybody knew it. and they knew it, too. and they got caught. and what they did was treason. >> seth: my god, man. now you're accusing people of coups and treason. i'd say you should start growing a dictator beard, but based on your actual hair, i'm not sure how that would look. [ laughter and applause ] this is why it's crucial that decisions involving the mueller report remain independent of trump. and yet yesterday when his attorney general william barr was asked if he briefed the white house on the mueller report, barr's answer was very evasive.
>> has anyone in the white house seen any of the report? >> you know, i'm not gonna -- i'm not gonna -- as i said, i'm landing the plane right now. and, uh, you know, i've been willing to discuss my -- my letters and the process going forward. but the report is going to be out next week. and i'm just not going to get into the details of the process until the plane is on the ground. >> seth: the plane has been on the ground. mueller landed the plane. you're the crew guy refusing to drive the little gate thingy up to the door -- [ laughter ] so we can get off the plane. this is why -- [ cheers and applause ] this is why we need aggressive oversight of the trump administration, whether it's on the mueller report or his tax returns. and yet republicans are doing the opposite. they are protecting him. for example, after the democratic chairman of the house ways and means committee richard neal submitted his formal request to the irs for trump's tax returns, louisiana senator john kennedy went on tv and straight up called neal a moron.
>> chairman neal, powerful man, head of ways and means. i know he's an adult, but i don't think he's like a real adult. [ light laughter ] he says that he needs trump's tax returns. he says it's policy not politics. he has said, i think on cnn, that the reason he needs them is that he needs to determine how well the irs is auditing taxpayers. i can't believe he really thinks the american people are gonna fall for that. it must really suck to be that dumb. [ laughter ] >> seth: it doesn't suck to be that dumb, it sucks for your boss to be that dumb. that's the guy you answer to. maybe think about where your life is at. you're a united states senator and you take marching orders from a guy who once got on air force one with toilet paper stuck to his shoe. [ laughter ] republicans in congress keep trying to defend trump from democrats, but their efforts keep falling flat.
and the dumbest example of that t democrats called former secretary of state john kerry as a witness and during the hearing republican congressman thomas massie from kentucky tried to question kerry's credentials. specifically his college degree. kerry has a bachelor of arts in political science, a common degree that lots of people have. and yet massie thought it was some kind of brilliant gotcha to point that out, resulting in one of the dumbest lines of questioning in the history of american politics. >> it sounds like you're questioning the credentials of the president's advisers currently. but i don't think we should question your credentials today. isn't it true you have a science degree from yale? what's that? >> bachelor of arts degree. >> is it a polal >> yes, political science. >> so how do you get a bachelor of arts in a science? [ laughter ] >> well, it's liberal arts education and degree. it's a bachelor. >> okay, so it's not really science. so i think it's somewhat appropriate that somebody with a
pseudoscience degree is here pushing pseudoscience in front of our committee today. i want to ask you -- >> are you serious? [ laughter ] i mean, this really a serious happening here? >> seth: it is. unfortunately -- [ cheers and applause ] unfortunately -- i'm sorry to say it is a serious happening. [ light laughter ] and that is the perfect phrasing. because this whole trump era feels like a horror movie called "a serious happening." [ laughter ] this is an actual member of congress who can't wrap his heard around the fact that you can get a bachelor of arts degree in political science. despite the fact that he himself has a degree from m.i.t! [ light laughter ] i mean, why stop there, massie? "senator kerry, you're a married man, correct? then please explain to us how you could possibly have a bachelors degree." [ laughter ] [ applause ]
anymore, but that's the same john kerry who was falsely criticized by conservatives not for avoiding vietnam, but for going and supposedly doing a bad job. meanwhile these same conservatives now heap praise on lieutenant bone spurs over here, whose only purple heart is the one struggling to get air through his gravy-clogged veins. again nothing matters. because these are the people protecting the president in congress. the president refuses to release his tax returns and calls anyone who investigates him treasonous, and republicans actually expect us to believe they're the party of the constitution and the rule of law. i don't know if anyone still believes that. if they do -- >> it must really suck to be that dumb. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with more "late night", everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪music playing the future. what we deliver by delivering. ♪ >> seth: our first guest tonight is an academy award and emmy-nominated actor you know from his work in the "star wars" films and the hbo series "girls." he returns to broadway alongside keri russell in "burn this," which opens tuesday, april 16th at the hudson theatre. please welcome back to the show our friend adam driver,
everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome back. >> thanks. thanks for having me. >> seth: i'm very happy to have you here. congrats on the play. >> thanks. >> seth: you and keri russell play two characters in mourning in this play. >> yeah. >> seth: but yet, i -- i want to -- [ laughter ] >> i'm in mourning. >> seth: i was going to say there are laughs in the play but they obviously thought the mourning part was funny. [ laughter ] but you have found humor in the part. this was a play you were familiar with though. >> it was but i don't think we knew to the first preview that we thought -- we didn't think it was very funny but i guess it's funny. [ laughter ] >> seth: well even here, i mean i said mourning and they went crazy, yeah. [ laughter ] >> yeah, mourning is really in right now. >> seth: it is really -- but it's very high intensity part. but you had performed at
juilliard years ago. >> yeah, but i mean it's like at school and you only do it four times. >> seth: right. >> and it feels like very much like kids in costumes. [ laughter ] i was 23. and now, i'm actually sadly the age of the character. so it's like before you just like, "oh, i didn't understand anything." i didn't know how to make tea. like tea is a big part of this play. [ laughter ] so many things i didn't really know. >> seth: yeah. i mean, by 23, you probably should have known how to make tea. [ laughter ] >> yeah, yeah, i know lots of things. >> seth: you did it with your wife at juilliard? >> i did, yeah, yeah. >> seth: has she come and seen it with you and keri yet? >> yeah, yeah, she's been a couple of times. she has to come. >> seth: is that one of the rules? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. because then she's brutally honest. >> seth: oh, that's really good. so you get brutal -- i'm very lucky as well. my wife will come and see me and be brutally honest. i mean this truly, it's an asset. >> no, it is, yeah, yeah. and you know there's somebody booing, it's usually her. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> she's like, "boooo." >> seth: my wife does it with a look. >> yeah. >> seth: she's not audible but even in a really dark room, i can tell that she doesn't like something.
>> yeah, i know. but joanne is more open with her hatred. >> seth: did you know keri russell before this? >> i did, because actually, the last play i did was five years ago with matthew. >> seth: oh, wow, matthew reese. >> matthew reese. >> seth: yes. >> so i kind of knew her through matthew. >> seth: and as i mentioned the intensity, do you find it -- i mean, it's been a while, you said five years, do you find it going from film, which is a little bit slower obviously, to the intensity of doing a show every night has been hard to shift back? >> um -- yeah. i mean, it's just -- it's just kind of wildly -- it's always wildly different. and even every night, it's different obviously. because the audience in a way, like, kind of like i was talking about in the first preview, kind of obvious, i guess. they kind of teach you about the play in a bit. and their energy, there's like kind of collective intelligence it's not. and as you know, even with something like this, it feeds you or it doesn't. >> seth: yes. >> or -- you know they pick up things --
[ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] the audience is paramount. >> seth: yeah. >> so it's not us is doing bad, it's the audience. >> seth: yeah, absolutely. i thank you for making that clear. i've wanted to say it but you really put it into words well. [ laughter ] hugh jackman talked about when he went back on stage after the "x-men" films, it was -- he talked about how it was strange having -- oh, there were like they're now different kinds of fans come to see my show. have you felt a shift sort of post "star wars" franchise? oh, there are people in this theater, maybe that wouldn't have been drawn in the theater ahead of time. >> yeah. actually i go to the stage door afterwards and meet people afterwards, which has been interesting. because the plays i did before, i would just go home. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> so i'm just surprised by fans in general. >> seth: right, right. [ laughter ] >> it's all very new to me. but a lot of people have been saying it's the first time they've been to a play, which i love that. you know, because we do this nonprofit. i've had like theater fixes along the way where, you know, we do -- ataf is our nonprofit, arts in the armed forces where we do contemporary american plays and read it for a military audience.
so i kind of got the -- been doing those for the past five years and got -- you know, when you take theater outside of new york, then it kind of becomes a weapon in a way. because, almost new york audiences can kind of get, like, "oh, i've seen every, you know, production of "hedda gabler," and tell you which one is good or not. >> seth: yeah. >> but a lot of our audience, it's been very, like, kind of, it's like a dream as far as how diverse it is, how young it is, how -- old i guess would be the opposite. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> so it's a mixture. a lot of people at the stage door to get back to where it started. and kind of said that this is the first time they had seen a play, which is really exciting to me. >> seth: you obviously can't watch your stage work but you could watch your film work. but you do not like to do that. >> right, well because i'm used to doing plays. i came from a theater background. so it never really equated to me that why would i want to watch that. >> seth: yeah. >> so long as i know what it feels like, that's good enough for me. >> seth: but then it was problematicatual "star wars" fa
then -- coul well because als ouro, i movie watched "star wars." but re seth: yeah. >> or there's space behind you, it looks really cool. [ laughter ] so when you're like just standing in a rainy back lot, it doesn't seem very impressive. >> seth: yeah. >> you don't feel like you're commanding anybody other than sticks and ping-pong balls. [ laughter ] >> seth: i did once go to a set that was green screen and i was really excited. and i had this real moment where i was like, "oh, i'm not supposed to be here." >> right, right. >> seth: just watching a really good actor act with like a, you know, a tennis ball on a stick, you're like -- >> right. >> oh, thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i know that that -- so when that premieres at cannes, do you skip that out too? like, i mean, obviously, you're invited to the premiere. >> yes, yeah. well, cannes is very like -- they're very -- i don't want to say serious because you're kind of like, "yeah, films are is this important." you like walk up this, like,
kind of, sacrificial steps like you're going to kill a goat together or something. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and then everyone goes in and we watch a movie. but you have to be back because the lights come up, and then they put the camera where you were sitting. and if you're not there, it looks bad. so i just go into a room and then wait, you know, with a guy in silence. [ laughter ] >> seth: i mean, i get not t be other, i mean, like, going out to dinner is one thing but, like, going in a room with a stranger, i feel like. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: you should just try to push through and watch the movie. [ laughter ] >> i know, right. yeah, i guess that does sound really bleek. [ laughter ] it always seems like a better alternative than watching all the mistakes that you're making that's now immortalized on film forever. >> seth: yeah. real quick because you mentioned arts in the armed forces. we've talked before about your military background. how many years now running is this? >> ten years. >> seth: ten years? >> we've been doing it for ten years. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's amazing. >> yeah, thank you. >> seth: and i assume you keep doing it because you're getting such good feedback. is it growing as well? are you getting out to more
people? >> yeah, when we started, we were still students at juilliard and we were doing it like in our apartment. we were hand typing, you know, on a typewriter because we thought that was very cool. [ laughter ] thank you notes to people. we had enough for one performance a year. that's all we could do while we were still students. and now we have incredible donors and we're doing 15 performances already this year. we just came back from fort leavenworth. and we have like branched out military to write a play by anything about ping-pong balls. >> seth: right. >> i know i'm referencing you. [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm that guy. so we're kind of exploring what the whole arts -- not just theater, but we'll still do, you know, have like its traveling troupe of actors that go around the world performing for military audiences, either veterans, servicemen and women and their families, at any base or -- we do an annual performance on broadway every year. >> seth: that's great. thanks for doing that, and
thanks for being here, man. it's always such a pleasure. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i really appreciate it. adam driver, everybody. "burn this" opens april 16th at broadway's hudson theatre. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey, who are you? oh, hey jeff, i'm a car thief... what?! i'm here to steal your car because, well, that's my job. what? what?? what?! (laughing) what?? what?! what?! [crash] what?! haha, it happens. and if you've got cut-rate car insurance, paying for this could feel like getting robbed twice. so get allstate... and be better protected from mayhem... like me. ♪
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i'm sad this morning. >> oh, wife. [ light laughter ] >> i have asked you 1,000 times to have my housekeeper elaine. >> linda is her name. linda. >> put my slippers 53 centimeters away from the bed so when i hop out my feet can land on them. i mean, am i being unreasonable? >> seth: please welcome back on the show regina hall, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: hi, regina. how are you? >> hello. i love being here. >> seth: i love having you here. this a lovely color on you. let me just say. >> thank you. >> seth: that is a beautiful, beautiful dress. >> i picked it out. >> seth: did you? >> i said, i got to something special for seth. >> seth: oh, thank you very much. >> mm-hmm. >> seth: it has been noted. >> yeah. [ laughter ]
>> seth: so this -- this is a wonderful filmreare out -- we s but then you turn into a 13-year-old version of yourself. >> yes. yeah. >> seth: y in --- in the clip. you're a very nice person. >> thank you. >> seth: do you enjoy playing mean people, though? >> i loved it. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. [ laughter ] you know, it's great because you don't have to apologize. you're just rolling through. i can say i was in character and be a monster. you know, i can be sam method. but no, it was fun 'cause no one was, you know, no one took it personally. they knew. >> seth: took it personally. >> right. >> seth: you got to -- you were in atlanta, yes? >> i was in atlanta. >> seth: so when you go to atlanta, you did not stay at a hotel, which is what i would have expected. >> no. i always stay at the same place, which is kind of an airbnb that i love. and this time -- so, when we're shooting "little," the guy says, "oh, you know, tyra banks is your the building." and i have done tyra's show but i don't know her well. but i was like, "oh, i'm gonna go say hi." so, this particular -- she was right across the hall. i mean, like, right -- like
right there. >> seth: okay. >> see you fred? [ laughter ] >> seth: okay. >> right there. so i'm gonna go over, and i go and i'm like, "i don't want to yell my name. it's a pretty big building." soi go, and i'm like right in the doorway. i'm like, "it's regina." [ laughter ] now i didn't think about the fact that she -- i was distorted through the peephole. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> so they don't open the door. >> seth: but they're there? >> oh, i hear. she's trying to disguise her voice. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] >> she brings her mother goes. her mother goes, "how can we help? are you okay?" [ laughter ] 'cause they are wondering am i woman in crisis? >> seth: uh-huh. >> or a woman trying to do a setup? >> seth: gotcha. >> and take her and the moth and the baby. [ light laughter ] so, i go, "you know what? i'm gonna write a note." i go to mine -- you know, back to my apartment. i write a note. but the note is in code, because if it's not her -- >> seth: right. >> -- i don't want to put my name and information. >> seth: gotcha. >> right? [ laughter ] >> seth: you've really -- >> 'cause now then i'm being kidnapped. >> seth: yeah. you've created quite a conundrum for yourself there. [ laughter ] >> i -- it's -- i mean, i was like, "why'd i do it?" and what's so great about this building is that it's airtight. so the note can't fit under the door.
[ light laughter ] so i'm literally trying to squeeze it. so i go home, and i go, "you know what? we have a hair person in common, oscar james." and i said, "i'm gonna call oscar," and just say, "oscar, can you tell tyra that was me?" 'cause i signed the note "r." >> seth: okay. [ light laughter ] >> but i told her the room i was in. i was like, "but i'm in apartment if you want to come check me out." >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> so i just go in and i'm like, "fine, whatever," and i get a knock. and i look out and it's cuty. [ laughter ] tyra called security and said that, "either a woman needed help or was trying to get in her apartment." [ laughter ] and then security -- and then i look, she's around the corner and the security guard goes, "ugh, you actresses." [ laughter ] he was so annoyed and disgusted. so annoyed. but then i went in and met her mom. >> seth: okay, good. >> and it was great. >> seth: it all worked out. >> yeah. >> seth: all right. good, good, good. [ light laughter ] i'm glad it has a happy ending. >> it had a very happy ending. >> seth: i did -- you -- so you spent a lot of time in new york. you went to nyu? >> i did. >> seth: got a masters in journalism? >> i did. >> seth: and then you taught at new rochelle university.
>> college in new rochelle. >> seth: college in new rochelle. >> and how were you as a teacher? >> well, i thought i was good. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay. >> i was strict. >> seth: you were strict? >> i was strict 'cause i was younhat'good, though. yeah. >> i was young. >> seth: oh, interesting. >> yeah. >> seth: you think younger teachers on the whole are stricter?s for students who werg back to school. >> seth: gotcha. >> i wore a head wrap. i don't why i thought that made me look -- juslike academic? >> and it didn't at all. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> it just -- it just -- it just made me look i'm walking in a head wrap. but i wore -- yeah, i wore a head wrap. i thought it made me look academic. >> seth: and then after your life in academia, you were in new york trying to make it as -- did you have -- were one of those people that had bad new york apartments over the years? >> you know what? i had -- you know, my roommate and i had an apartment that a crime -- i think a murder had taken place in. >> seth: really? [ light laughter ] >> but we only stayed there three days. we broke the lease. [ laughter ] >> seth: what was it that made you think -- >> it was that yellow tape. the yellow tape. >> seth: they left the yellow tape? [ laughter ] kn the yellow tape. what happened but yellow tape means it's not good."
>> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> so, we pulled. >> seth: what did the realtor say when he showed it to you? like, "there's some really nice touches." [ laughter ] >> it -- you know what? when we looked at it, it was fine. it was the moving in, and i was like, "why is there -- there was a crime scene here, sir." >> do you think in thee you first looked at it to when you moved in, that's when the crime happened? yeah, i do. [ laughter ] i do. i do. and what's crazy is we were so excited 'cause we wanted to get it so fast 'cause the rate was so good. >> seth: yeah. >> i was like, "i can't believe we're getting this for this bargain. nice. [ laughter ] this bargain and murder happened price." [ laughter ] but, but we moved after about -- after like three days. >> seth: all right, gotcha. and -- and obviously now, everything's worked out for the best, and it's just so -- >> yeah. >> seth: lovely to have you here. it is always a pleasure to see you. everybody, that's regina hall. "little" open in theaters, friday. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ almost time for me to go.
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let's take a look. >> for real, though, how long until they becomke you know, like, two, three hours? >> hank, i can't magically wave a wand and make these guys an army. their skill set sucks. >> well, you know what sonny and cher would say, that's on >> seth: please welcome to the show, anthony carrigan, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome to the show, anthony. >> thank you. thank you so much. it's so, so good to be here. >> seth: the show is one of my favorite shows on tv right now. you guys just found out you got picked up for a season three. >> that's right, last night, we found out. season three. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: great. >> thank you, god. wow, will you guys come with me everywhere? >> seth: and you and i obviously have both had the pleasure and honor of working with bill hader. >> seth: and you -- there was a great scene in the first episode
this year where your character was wearing a wig. >> yes. >> seth: and you noticed there was maybe something similar with that wig and some of bill's previous work. >> yes, i did. okay, i just have to." so it just kind of came out of me, and i was just like, "what are you doing here?" [ laughter ] i proceeded to launch into like why don't you take 405 south to 101 north. >> seth: it is very california. >> it's so california. >> seth: it's basically fred's wig. [ laughter ] >> yeah, seriously, to which bill was like -- he was like, "oh, my god, please stop. this is just -- [ laughter ] please don't do this." it's like he created this frankenstein monster. >> seth: it is such a fun character. how do you -- you're chechen. >> yeah, i'm chechen. >> seth: are you doing a chechen accent and do you feel like it's a good one? >> i hope so. >> seth: okay, good. >> you know, well we improv a ton. so, you know, you kind of plan it that way. but then as you kind of
progress, and you're just kind of riffing. you know, it can kind of all go out the window. >> seth: yeah. >> but yes, obviously it's chechen, yeah. >>eth: and i find it very believable. >> thank you. thank you. >> seth: you've been very open about the fact that you've had alopecia since you were a kid. >> yeah. >> seth: and you had decided, which is really i think inspiring, you decided to not hide it and be really open about it and sort of raise awareness to a thing that maybe a lot of people don't fully understand. >> yes, so i've had alopecia since i was three years old. and it was only just like little spots, so i kind of kept it hidden my whole life. and kind of a by-product of that was i just had so much shame surrounding it. you know, i didn't want anyone to find out about it. and so, obviously, i went into acting, because why not, you know. [ laughter ] and at a certain point, i was shooting this other tv show and like half my hair fell out and my eyebrows and eye lashes and i knew i like couldn't hide it anymore. so a lot of people told me i was never going to work again. i wasn't attractive anymore. and, you know, here i am now so i'm like really happy about that.
but i made the decision to kind of just embrace my new look. and i had no idea that the thing i had so much shame about would be the thing that kind of like lat.ed [ cheers and applause ]'s an aw. >> thanks. >> seth: you -- another thing that's very unique about you is you had met your wife in a place that i do not think is known for its romance. >> yeah, well, wow, that can be interpreted in a lot of ways. [ light laughter ] but yeah, we met each other on the subway actually. [ laughter ] >> yeah, just so -- right. yeah, we met on the broadway lafayette stop for all you new yorkers out there. it's a great stop. [ laughter ] and we were on the f train. i wasn't paying attention. i got off at the wrong stop. we were both on the train, and i was, you know, obviously not paying attention because i was checking her out. [ laughter ] and she was checking me out, too. and, you know, i got off at the
stop too soon. and it was the hottest day of the year. so i was like, i'm not walking in this new york heat. so i turned around on the subway platform and she's standing there as well. and so, i was like, "okay, i kind of have to go talk to her." and i was like, "i messed up. i got off on the wrong stop. what about you?" and she was like, "yeah, i was on, you know, the wrong train." so yeah, so i started talking to her. and she actually she took out her headphones. and that's when i knew. >> seth: yeah. >> that's when i knew. >> seth: that's really -- that's true love, yeah. >> you know what i mean? like if the headphones stay in, don't keep talking to them. you let it go. you let that one go, you know. >> seth: and your wife is a professional chess player? >> she is, yeah. >> seth: wow. >> yeah. >> what an awesome thing to do for a living. >> oh, yeah, it's insane. i know, i was pretty intimidated as soon as i found out. >> seth: yeah. >> but no, she's an absolute genius. and, you know, she's teaching me chess as well. >> seth: oh, wow. >> so that's going okay.
>> seth: yeah. >> it's really difficu g >> seth: yeah, i know. >> it's like i'm not smart. you know, i'm really not. >> seth: it's very sweet that she's trying to bring you into her world. >> it's really sweet. >> seth: yeah. >> it's really sweet. she's very hard on me. and it's good. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's great. hey, man, congrats on season three. thank you so much for being here. >> thanks so much. >> seth: it's such a pleasure meeting you. >> seth: huge fan of your work on the show. that's anthony carrigan, everybody. "barry" airs sunday nights on hbo. we'll be right back. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ woman 1: this is my body of proof. man 1: proof of less joint pain and clearer skin. man 2: proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis... woman 2: ...with humira. woman 3: humira targets and blocks a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further irreversible joint damage and clear skin in many adults.
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