tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC October 7, 2015 12:37am-1:38am EDT
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- rooney mara, from "red oaks," actor paul reiser, music from adam lambert, 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 ] doing well? everybody well? glad to hear it. in that case, let's get to the news. according to experts, senator marco rubio is now expected to be the favorite candidate of gop officials to secure the republican nomination. so in what has to be his nightmare scenario, donald trump
is being replaced by a latino. [ laughter ] [ as trump ] of all the things. this is how you do me. it's wrong. "usa today" has found that republicans submit twice as many grammatical errors during speeches in debates as democrats. for instance, republicans often end a sentence with a preposition, while democrats often end a sentence with a forced awkward laugh. [ laughter ] ha-ha-ha-ha. ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! [ laughter ] dr. ben carson hosted a facebook q & a last night and said the loss of gun rights is more devastating than seeing people die from gun violence. so if ben carson is your doctor, definitely get a second opinion. [ laughter ] the first opinion's a little -- can be a little shaky. [ applause ] dr. ben carson spoke with
kanye west recently and said that he is very impressed with kanye's knowledge of business, and kanye said that he is very impressed with kanye's knowledge of business. [ laughter ] mcdonald's began serving all-day breakfast nationwide today. [ cheers and applause ] great news for people who probably don't get a lot of great news. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] executives from hasbro have announced that "the transformers" movie franchise will get four more films in the next decade, unless their demands are met. [ laughter ] we can keep making them as long as it takes. [ laughter ] car, it's a robot. robot's a car. that's a movie. [ laughter ] a game developer this week surprised his girlfriend by proposing to her using his company's virtual reality
headsets, and his girlfriend surprised everyone else by existing. [ laughter ] [ applause ] she can't see us. today is national noodle day, so don't forget to mark your colanders. [ laughter ] [ applause ] one for the kids. [ laughter ] doctors in the u.k. have started a procedure that can build a replacement penis out of a section of a man's arm. [ laughter ] and while i'm not sure exactly how it would work, i do know it would make for a more interesting game of twister. [ laughter ] that's right. they can build a replacement penis out of a section of a man's arm. the bad news, the section they're using is the hand. [ laughter ] picture it, picture it. and picture it.
[ laughter ] now try to forget it. you can't. [ laughter ] the gold bikini worn by princess leia in "star wars" sold at auction this weekend for $96,000. going once, going twice. sold to the giant war monster in the back. [ laughter ] [ as jabba the hut ] i miss her. it ended badly. a man in california has been arrested for robbing an auto parts store, and using what looked like a maxi pad covering his eyes as a disguise. [ laughter ] if convicted, he faces up to five to seven days once a month. [ laughter ] [ applause ] the author of the "twilight" series has written a new gender-reversed version of her first novel with corrections to grammatical errors in the original book. asked why she wrote it, she said, "i want more money and i have no more ideas." [ laughter ] [ applause ]
microsoft today announced its new surface book laptop, which features a screen that can detach from its keyboard to turn into a tablet. meanwhile, apple threw out a crumpled up piece of paper and people lined up to buy it. [ applause ] and finally, a new study published yesterday has said that americans may have to double or even quadruple their daily exercise amount to keep a healthy heart. americans were relieved, though, after they figured out what four times zero was. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] from the new film "pan," a terrific actress, rooney mara joins us this evening. [ cheers and applause ] he is a fantastic comedian. he's on a great new show airing on amazon called "red oaks." paul reiser joins us this evening. [ cheers and applause ]
the very funny paul reiser. and tonight, we're gonna have music from the one, the only, adam lambert. [ cheers and applause ] yeah! but before we get to all of that, you know, when i watch a tv show, and i don't know about you, but when i watch a tv show, i watch it all the way to the end, because i like to see the closing credits. as it turns out, some shows have surprising ones that you may not have noticed before. we're going to take a look at them in a segment we call "hidden credits." ♪ [ applause ] that was "hidden credits," not what i said. hidden -- [ laughter ] [ mumbling ] usually -- what happens is, you know, i drink a tumbler of scotch before the show. [ laughter ] and usually right after the monologue is when it kicks in.
[ laughter ] but if there was a word to [ bleep ] up there, it was credits. [ laughter ] crezits. you guys reay -- are you guys ready for some crezits? [ cheers and applause ] let's get started then! first, "america's funniest home videos" is starting its 26th season on abc, and they couldn't have made it far without this guy. there he is, testicle reconstruction surgeon dr. ryan conway. [ laughter ] very important. very important. there's a lot of laughs when somebody gets hit in the nuts, and there's a lot of work to do to get them back to working order. [ laughter ] also on abc, the new season of "dancing with the stars" is under way. i know a lot of people in the cast. i was surprised they would admit this star? -- gary busey? i'm not sure either. [ laughter ] whatever you decide on, let us know. "the price is right", still going strong all these years later. i knew drew carey was the host, but i had no idea this guy worked there. look at this, losing horn
voiceover artist -- dwight kruger. now, this is pretty cool. we actually have some footage of the legendary voiceover artist dwight kruger live at work behind the scenes in "the price is right" sound booth. let's take a look. >> so, this is for when they lose? all right let me try something here. [ clearing throat ] [ price is right losing horn ] [ laughter ] that was good. i like that one. that fun? [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: best in the biz. give it up for dwight kruger, everybody. [ laughter ] speaking of game shows, "jeopardy." "jeopardy" is still one of the most popular shows on tv and i saw this at the end of "final jeopardy" last night. marsha brimstone -- who is the graphic designer? even the credits, the form of a question. and right after "jeopardy" of course airs "wheel of fortune," and take a look at this from the credits. a very important member of the staff right there. [ mumbling ] shannon smith. yes! yes! [ cheers and applause ]
yes. now, here's a show i watch almost every week. "monday night football", and yet, i had no idea that someone had this job until i saw the closing credits. there it is, player introduction posing director -- steve brender. so in case you're wondering what steve does as the player introduction posing director, take a listen to some of his work. >> okay, just gently rock back and forth and give me like a dead-eye stare into the camera. great, great. now slowly look down like you disappointed your dad. down, down, down, and now gradually look up like he just said "i'll never forgive you." perfect, perfect, got it. now go out there and have a good game, buddy. [ laughter ] >> seth: brilliant work, steve. fantastic, fantastic job. [ applause ] finally, we've got "the real housewives of orange county." i thought it was an american original. that turns out that's not the case. there they say, based on the bbc series "the fragile marriages of the self- involved homemakers of
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody! before we continue, give it up for the 8g band! [ cheers and applause ] how are you guys doing? everybody good? our first guest tonight is an academy award nominated actor who you know from girls like "the girl with the dragon tattoo" and "the social network." starting friday you can see her in the film "pan." let's take a look. >> what's going on? what's pan? >> the pan is our tribe's bravest warrior. it's our tradition grant you the chance to win your freedom. you are our sworn enemy. you're pirates. >> pirates? we're not pirates! hold on! ♪ >> the kid is the one you've been waiting for! >> your fiercest fighter against ours. our pan. [ yelling ] >> so how do we know when to start?
[ cheers ] >> seth: please welcome rooney mara. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] how are you? >> good, how are you? >> seth: good. it's so lovely to see you. >> it's nice to see you. >> seth: this is very exciting, because this is a very family-friendly film. >> yes. >> seth: you have a family. >> i have a huge family, yes. >> seth: and yet you historically have not been in films that have been super family-friendly. [ light laughter ] so is this nice that you can invite them all to see you? >> yeah, it's one of the main reasons i wanted to do it. i mean, for the last few years that i've been doing this, it's sort of like my family has had to watch me get raped or get, you know, beaten or me trying to kill people or they'd see me naked in pretty much every movie i've done. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and i wanted to do something where they wouldn't have to close their eyes.
[ laughter ] >> seth: that's great. so no naked -- no nudity in this "pan." >> no. >> seth: okay good. >> a lot of belly button but no nipple. >> seth: okay, right. well, that's -- you know. [ light laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: i can see that. i would have gone a different way, but i can see that. [ light laughter ] how -- pan obviously has been -- peter pan has been adapted so many times. what makes this version different? what drew you to this? >> well it's an origin story so it's not another rendition of the classic story we're all used to seeing. it's sort of how this little boy peter becomes peter pan and where he starts out and his whole journey. >> seth: and now, the actor who plays peter pan is levi miller? >> yeah. >> seth: so this is his first film? >> mm-hmm. >> seth: and so what's it like when you're working with someone who's doing this for his first time in a role like this in a movie this big? >> i mean, the great thing about working with kids is they live entirely in the present moment. and, you know, before you get to that horrible adolescence age where you're going through puberty and everything is terrible. >> seth: right. >> you don't like -- >> seth: and you're so upset there aren't nipples in this "pan." >> exactly. [ laughter ] he had no idea.
he wasn't like, [ bleep ] there's no nipples in this movie. [ light laughter ] he -- he's not conscious of what's cool or not. and so he's not star struck by anything. he just, like, he just lives in the present moment. but i think it was hard for him because, you know, we're all used to making really good friends with these people and then you leave and you never see them again. >> seth: right. >> until the premiere. but for him it was like he didn't have to go to school, he was just hanging out flying around all day. and so when it ended he was just like bawling. [ audience aws ] he was so sad. >> seth: really? >> and we were all like, you know, we felt so bad for him and we loved him so much but we were all like waiting for the next plane to get out of there. [ laughter ] >> seth: it's like this is hard for us too. >> yeah. >> seth: i just need to check this through. [ light laughter ] when you started, do you remember like being -- like the first time you were on a set? how young were you the first time you were on a set? >> i was probably -- well, the first time i was on a set was on something my sister was doing. >> seth: gotcha. so then when you were actually acting on a set you were fully jaded at 19. >> i was born jaded. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: that's great. that's very nice. >> i am.
i just like, came out like that. >> seth: you -- this film is different, as well. a lot of stunts. >> yeah. >> seth: martial arts. so you had -- do you have a stunt double when you do something like this? >> oh, god yes. well, i'd never done anything like this. so i didn't have like a stunt double, like, on call. but i had an amazing stunt double, talila. and we were basically together all day every day because she was in full hair and makeup. they had to, like, make her really pale like me. [ light laughter ] it was like, we had to do these crazy hard fights with hugh jackman. and like we shot this one fight for four weeks and we would be doing it and doing it. and of course, like, i would break down. we had these warming tents on stage, we called ours "the crying tent." [ laughter ] because like we -- i would be doing it and then i'd eventually, like, go stomp in there crying and then she'd have to go out and she'd get hurt because they'd, like, throw her across the room. and then she'd come in crying. [ audience aws ] it was really pathetic. >> seth: i -- the thing i couldn't stop thinking then is how much i wish i had a crying tent. [ laughter ] >> it was great. we also turned it into a craft tent. we had all these arts and
crafts. >> seth: oh, that's great. >> because we thought we needed to, like, turn this into a positive. so we just -- we called it "the craft tent." >> seth: i just picture you making a yarn man while you're sobbing. [ light laughter ] >> we literally were. >> seth: yeah. >> it was so sad. >> seth: you mentioned because your big fight scene is with hugh jackman and no offense, like i don't love your odds in that fight. [ light laughter ] what was it -- i mean, he's been in so many movies with so many stunts, so many, like -- >> yeah, and he's a trained dancer. >> seth: yeah. >> and learning a fight is basically like learning a dance. so -- yeah, i didn't have -- i didn't have great odds going into that. he showed up way later than me and i'd been learning the fight for like two weeks and then i think on day two he already knew like half of the entire fight. i was still on part one. and i show up -- >> seth: you were like going, "hey!" >> yeah, i showed up to rehearse and he was doing it with my stunt double and i was just like, "oh [ bleep ]." [ laughter ] and we would do it and he just would not, like, die. he would not get tired. >> seth: yeah. >> we would do it 30 times and i would be like, not being able to breathe and he was like, "let's do it again. let's do it again."
i was just like, "jesus." [ light laughter ] >> seth: he is tireless and great and the nicest person in show business. >> yeah. legit. >> seth: yeah. he might be less jaded than the kids. than levi. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, i would say they're equally unjaded. >> seth: right. did you ever see him lose his cool at all? >> well, there was one time he came really close to it, but him losing his cool was like me on my best day. [ laughter ] so we were doing this fight and my sword was wood because obviously they weren't gonna give me a real sword and it kept snapping in half and it would fly around and hit him in the head. >> seth: uh-huh. >> then they'd give me a new sword and we did this over and over. and it kept hitting him in the head and i could see him getting angrier and angrier, but he was holding it in. and i was just kind of watching like, "oh, he's gonna -- he's going to explode. [ laughter ] this is gonna happen. and we're going to get to see it." and then finally it hit him in the head and i think he like drew a little blood. and he was like, "i need -- i need to take a minute." [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> and that was it. [ laughter ] >> seth: and he's like, rooney -- >> he took like five minutes and then -- >> seth: "i'm gonna -- i'd like to go to your crying tent for a moment. [ laughter ]
he needs a moment with hugh." >> yeah. he didn't even have to go to the crying tent. >> seth: wow. >> he just sat in a little chair for five minutes like, in the corner and then came back. >> seth: and did you then say, that was so -- i'm so upset, we almost got to see hugh lose his cool. >> no, i didn't tell him. but everyone was like, "oh, my god." >> seth: right. and then you would have revealed that you do -- you are the most jaded person, you wanted to see him be upset. [ light laughter ] >> i just wanted to feel better about myself. [ laughter ] >> seth: now, i want to ask this, because i'm a pittsburgh steelers fan. >> i've heard. yeah. >> seth: yes. so you -- your name, rooney mara, rooney the family that owns the steelers. >> yes. >> seth: mara, the family that owns the giants. so you came from -- you are the culmination of a football family. >> yes. >> seth: but i'm assuming you root for your last name more than your first name. >> people always ask me this. yeah. i mean, i grew up in new york, my dad works for the giants. so i definitely -- [ cheers and applause ] the giants definitely have the edge. >> seth: did you like going to games? i'm assuming you went to games when you were younger. is that something you liked? >> yeah, i did. i hated it. >> seth: you did, okay.
[ light laughter ] >> because we always would go after church. and i'd have to wear like tights and like a little outfit. and it was like, everyone else is in their sweatpants and eating, like, crappy food and i was in my little sunday church clothes. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that does stink. going to football game in church clothes is the worst. [ laughter ] >> yeah. and then i associated it with church. >> seth: right, yeah. i don't think many people do that, so -- [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: well, i can't wait to see the film. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> seth: lovely to talk to you. lovely to see you. rooney mara, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "pan" opens everywhere this friday. we'll be right back with paul reiser. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ moderate to severe crohn's disease is tough, but i've managed. except that managing my symptoms was all i was doing. and when i finally told my doctor, he said humira is for adults like me who have tried other medications
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a golden globe and emmy-nominated actor and comedian who stars in the great, new amazon show, "red oaks." let's take a look. >> you wanna work the street? >> like, as a trader? >> no, as a hooker. yes, of course, as a trader. see, stocks get all the press. but high yield bonds, that's where the action is at.
>> yeah? >> yeah. big risk, big reward. it's not for everyone. you have to have balls of steel. >> seth: please welcome the wonderful paul reiser! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: how are you? [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: i -- >> balls of steel. that was my wrestling name. >> seth: balls of steel your wrestling name. i remember that, back in the day. >> ironically -- yes. didn't ever win a fight, but i'll tell you, it was a great marketing campaign. >> seth: yeah. every time they pinned you, you could hear the clang of your balls. >> then go, "oop, lost again." [ laughter ] >> seth: this is -- i've watched a couple episodes of the show. i was at the premiere, we saw each other there. >> yes. >> seth: it's fantastic. it's a great show. >> thank you. >> seth: a very nice, coming of age, '80s feel to it. >> yeah. it takes place in 1985, when you were a puppy. >> seth: i was a puppy, yeah. [ laughter ] >> you were a puppy.
it's really terrifically well done. steven soderbergh is the producer. and, great writers and the cast is all really funny people. and you know, in '85, you had to wear some bad clothes. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you had to wear some bad clothes, and especially at a country club. >> yeah. i had like these tennis shorts. these, bjorn borg -- >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> only that much bigger than a big band-aid. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. did you -- now did you spend time in country clubs growing up? is that a place -- >> no. never had. i grew up in the city, we didn't have it. >> seth: okay. >> we had times square. [ laughter ] >> seth: that was your country club. >> that was a country club, and anybody could get in. it was not exclusive, yeah. [ laughter ] no, i was not a country club guy. i didn't -- and i played tennis like -- i had to play a lot of tennis for this. >> seth: well, that's what i was going to say, i was gonna ask if you play 'cause you looked pretty decent on the show. >> yes, pretty decent. that was -- i was aiming for that. >> seth: okay, gotcha. [ laughter ] >> i was not aiming higher. i said, "you know, if i could just look pretty decent. here's suck, and then here's pretty decent. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay gotcha. >> so, in my natural state, a little bit hovering around suck. >> seth: okay.
>> i worked myself up to pretty decent. but here's the thing. i don't really play that well. but when they edit it, you look great. >> seth: yes. [ laughter ] >> so here's what i would say. for those of you out there, youngsters who want to make it in tennis. get yourself an editor. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. >> these guys are good. >> seth: because you just hit it into the bushes, but they take that and then they cut to a ball hitting right in. >> yeah, you don't see where i say, "sorry, i hit the cameraman in the ass again." they don't know. [ laughter ] they don't see that. >> seth: wow, that's great. all right. well, that's for those young kids out there. >> but then, i'm afraid it's gonna go to my head. i'm gonna show up on a court someday and go, "i think i'm good. i saw the episode." [ laughter ] >> seth: one of the cast members, of course, in this show is my younger brother josh. >> let me tell you something, he's funny. [ cheers and applause ] young josh meyers. >> seth: yeah. >> it's gonna -- almost this close to being called the josh meyers show. he is so funny in this. >> seth: he's got a big ol' mustache. >> yeah, very '80s. >> seth: he's a big dumb -- yeah. >> he plays this creepy, lecherous guy who's after the lead guy's girlfriend. but i've never seen anybody get laughs with like -- just scratching himself in a creepy way. [ laughter ]
how could you scratch funny? >> seth: yeah. he's a funny scratcher. >> funny scratcher. >> seth: well, i will say, both my brother and i -- growing up watching my father, you learn so much about scratching. [ laughter ] we've seen every kind of scratch. >> so it's a dynasty, really. >> seth: yeah, exactly. we're like -- we're the barrymores of scratching. [ laughter ] >> how lovely that you carry on the tradition. >> seth: carry on the tradition -- another fantastic cast member on the show, you've worked with before, richard kind. it must be nice to work with him again. >> richard kind, who is so awfully funny. and, a little known fact -- well it won't be after i say it on national television. [ laughter ] richard kind, among other things, he has -- he has an ability, he can put his entire fist up to his wrist in his mouth. >> seth: oh, my goodness. [ laughter ] >> i don't know if he has a particularly large mouth or a particularly small hand -- >> seth: right. [ laughter ] >> but the combination is so entertaining. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and, when we did, "mad about you," together i would say, "richard, do that thing again!" anybody who came to the set -- "come here, you've got to see," and richard would do it. and i would fall on the floor laughing.
it wore thin. after about four years, he said, "i'm not doing it. i'm not doing." >> seth: okay. oh, so it didn't wear thin for you. [ laughter ] >> i would have him do it around the clock. no, he just said, "i'm not doing it, i'm hurting my jaw." [ laughter ] >> seth: gotcha. >> i didn't want to see, maybe, is there any place else it fits. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. >> i don't know. >> seth: but eventually -- >> eventually you've got to branch out. >> seth: he needs a second act for his stage show. >> yeah. you don't wanna be known as a one-trick pony. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. now this, i should also point out. this show -- obviously you worked on network television in the past. this show is on amazon -- >> yes. >> seth: which had the wonderful, "transparent," last year. which one the emmy. >> yes, yes. >> seth: so, they know what they're doing with television. >> they know what they're doing. >> seth: is it, have you found it difficult to explain this to other people, though? >> amazon that's -- i get it. but if anybody over a certain age, like 12, 15 months older than me -- [ laughter ] amazon is like, my -- my wife's mother, a lovely woman of 80, and she said, "oh, you have a new show, what day is it on?" i said, "whenever you want. you can stream it." [ laughter ]
she goes, "what channel?" i said, "no channel. there's no channel." she said, "well, how do i watch it?" and i said, "well, do you have a computer?" she said, "i don't." and i said, "well, do you have like, an ipad?" she said, "no." i said, "do you a device, a phone?" she said, "no." i said, "do you have a toaster?" [ laughter ] she said, "yes." i said, "here's what you do. put on two pieces of toast. go next door, have the 12-year-old come over with a laptop. and while they put on the show, eat the toast." that's the only way. >> seth: that is the only way. >> the only way you can watch it. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: i wish her the best. >> yes. >> seth: i wish her the best. fingers crossed. >> fingers crossed. i just want your brother to do well. >> seth: yeah. >> all in this for this for joshy. >> seth: well, that's his demo, the 80-year-olds. so, he needs to start with them. [ light laughter ] >> watch and learn how to play tennis and scratch yourself. >> seth: you were doing a -- now, you were doing a show where you had a special guest. was this in long island, that you were doing this stage, show? where was this recent show with the pianos? >> oh, oh. yeah. >> seth: okay. >> i had a little special guest. i did a little show. while we were making "red oak" this summer, i would play at a little theatre out in sag harbor, long island. and long island is basically
billy joel's neighborhood. >> seth: yeah. >> if you're billy joel, if you're anywhere in long island, that's his area. he's an old friend, he said, "can i come to the show?" i said, "sure. let me see if maybe we can scrap up two tickets for a star like you." [ laughter ] he came to the show. but i had been at this theatre before, and i knew they had two pianos on the stage. i play a little piano, i said, i rolled the dice and i said, "ask you a crazy question. would you, after the show, would you come up and play a couple songs with me?" and is he said, "sure." so, like a crazy, dream come true, he came out we played songs. it was, the coolest thing. >> seth: i have a photo to prove that happened. that this is not -- >> there we go. i'm not making it up. >> seth: that's fantastic. that must be so exciting. but i can't imagine -- [ applause ] >> and i get to say i'm the guy with the more hair. >> seth: right. >> it's very rare i can say that. >> seth: right, but there you go. so that's why you brought him up. >> yeah. to compare it. >> seth: but now, what do you play with billy joel? i mean, do you play a billy joel song? >> well see, the only songs that i know how to play by heart are billy joel songs. however, we couldn't play them because it would be too expensive. >> seth: oh, really? >> yeah, he charges. it's like, $200,000 a song.
[ laughter ] >> seth: just to play his song. even when he's there? >> no, if you hum it in his presence he gets like 40 bucks. [ laughter ] he's very tight with that. so we played -- we played a little bit -- some gershwin thing and some beatles songs and i got to harmonize with billy. i don't sing -- i sing about as well as i play tennis, you know. >> seth: sure. right, yeah. [ laughter ] >> in the shower i'm terrific. i sing well in the shower. out of the shower, not as well. but it's interesting when you sing with a great artist like billy joel, you sound a little better. i can only imagine if i sang with billy in a shower -- >> seth: record deal. >> i'd be unstoppable. >> seth: record deal. [ laughter and applause ] >> the hard part, the hard part, is how to sell it to billy? >> seth: right. >> let's go in the shower and sing. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. i've written some songs, i'd just like to lay down -- >> you can be fully dressed. i don't care but even that -- >> seth: nothing about this is sexual, billy. >> nothing sexual, no water -- >> seth: it's you and i in the shower. >> just stand here. i don't think he'd do it. there is a limit to his generosity. >> seth: absolutely. [ laughter ] so you are doing stand-up again. >> yeah. >> seth: that's where you started.
>> that's where i started and that's where i'm going to end. >> seth: okay, very exciting. >> if it's not this show tonight. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, well i think you're doing fine, so, yeah. and so what's that like going back to stand-up. >> oh, i had not done stand-up for like 20 years, which is crazy to say. >> seth: wow. >> and about three years ago -- and i missed it. i wanted to get back to it and i just kept putting it off. and then about three years ago i just got the itch and called up a club and went down -- and you take 20 years off and it makes a difference. yeah. [ laughter ] it's -- the muscles -- somebody said, "is it like riding a bike?" i said, "no. it's like pushing a bike up a hill with your eye." [ laughter ] that's how -- it's harder. >> seth: right, right. >> it's a little harder. it's like if you play ball but you don't play for a few years. you know how, but the muscles are not quite there. so it took a while, it took about a year. but it's really the most fun i have now. >> seth: when -- where do you come up? which stand-up scene did you come up in when you were a young talent? >> new york. >> seth: you were here in new york. >> yeah. the comic strip and catch a rising star.
all -- comic strip is still there. yeah, it was early '80s, late '70's. >> seth: gotcha, so is diner is it -- is that something where you audition or had they seen you in stand-up? like when's that -- how's that transition? >> that was right in that time when they came looking for comedians to be -- they had one role they hadn't done. well, we'll come and look at the comedy clubs. so i flew in to get that. but a friend of mine who was -- got an audition and he went and he said, "what are you doing?" and i said, "nothing." "well, come with me." so i went with him to the audition and i sat like here out in the lobby. he did his audition. they said, "you're next." i went, "no -- i'm not here." they said, "well, come on in." and i went in, and met -- met barry levinson, the director and the next thing i know, i was making a movie. so when a friend calls, go. that's what i say. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. and then as a friend, never call a friend and ask to come with you. 'cause that's how he blew it there. >> yeah. no, i'm not nuts. i don't invite other people to come with me. [ laughter ] >> seth: do you think -- looking back at that, do you think it helped that you weren't -- you weren't in your head preparing for an audition? >> probably. >> seth: yeah.
>> well, it was funny, because the movie was "diner" which is about guys sitting and having coffee. >> seth: and it really is a fantastic film. i mean, 26-27, i can't remember. what year was it? >> '82, so thirty-something, wow. wow. am i the oldest man in the world? [ laughter ] >> seth: you're the oldest one here, but you're not -- there are older people. [ laughter ] >> yeah. no, but i remember going in, and i had just taken my first acting class -- i was in a class. so i couldn't wait to get into the audition and be joe thespian. and he said, "just do it like you're having a cup of coffee." i said, "well, that's what i was afraid i was gonna sound like." he said, "that's what we want for this movie." so luckily, you have a skill, like i can drink coffee, that's about it. [ laughter ] as fate would have it, they were looking for just that. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's so crazy, because, i mean, a lot of you -- kevin bacon, mickey rourke, daniel stern. >> kim daley, ellen barkin. >> seth: and steve guttenberg, right. >> steve guttenberg. it was a great cast. >> seth: and you were all pretty new to it, right? were there any pros on the film when it started? >> yeah, i'm sure -- i think it was pretty much -- like, mickey had done -- mickey rourke had done one
movie. kevin had done, i think a little bit in "national lampoon" or something. national lampoon, no, something. "animal house." >> seth: yeah. yeah, yeah. "animal house" yeah. >> "animal house." yeah. but that was my first job so i knew nothing. i was just, "wow, there's cameras and everything." you know, i was like a crazy kid. but it worked out well. >> seth: it worked out great. it's one of my favorite films. >> oh, good. thank you. >> seth: and it's excellent to see you in the show. also, i really, have to say this too. i love that you get to swear on this show. we should say, for people who care about this because it's a really good show. >> on amazon, oh, see i'm used to broadcast television. >> seth: yeah. amazon, you can say any [ bleep ] you want. it's unbelievable. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. i'm going to guess, this. i'm gonna guess, you're so good at swearing, i'm gonna guess you do it in your normal life a fair amount. >> you know what, it's not unheard of. yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, good. >> it's not unheard of. and i keep waiting for somebody to say, "okay, now we have to do one without --" you know, the clean version. >> seth: right. there's no clean version. >> seth: well, there you go. >> yeah. i couldn't be happier. [ laughter ] >> seth: if you want to see paul dropping f-bombs in short-shorts. "red oaks" is the show for you. paul reiser, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] "red oaks" debuts on amazon this friday. for information about his upcoming stand-up tour, visit
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back. everybody, i just want to take a second and thank someone. sitting in all week with the 8g band is norwegian black-metal guitarist gorbon hausinfrud from the band datamaskin sykkel. thank you so much, for sitting in gorbon. [ cheers and applause ] >> praise you lord meyers, for having me. >> seth: oh, yeah, you don't have to call me lord meyers. [ light laughter ] well --
[ light laughter ] thank you for sitting in. i'd like to talk about some of the guests we have coming up this week, very - - [ wind howling ] >> seth. >> seth: gorbon? >> can you hear me seth? >> seth: yes? [ laughter ] >> seth! >> seth: are you speaking to me telepathically? >> yes. >> seth: but that's impossible. how can you do this? >> an ancient tribe of norse witches performed their paganistic rituals where my soul transcended my earthly body and entered valhalla, where odin himself taught me how to free myself of the shackles of speech. and gave me the power of mind-to-mind communication. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's amazing. >> seth! i have a question for you.
and it is very, very important. >> seth: uh -- what is it? >> seth! do you like costco or sam's club? [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm sorry, what? >> my wife likes sam's club but i feel like i can get in and out of costco faster. >> seth: yeah, i don't know. >> i just feel like i don't spend money on crap that i don't need when i go to costco. i get what's on my list, and i leave. when i go to sam's club i always buy like ten blu-rays and a huge tin of carmel popcorn. [ laughter ] also, i love the hotdogs at costco. i know, but it's a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm sorry gorbon, but did you telepathically connect with me just to ask me if i like costco or sam's club? >> no, seth. [ laughter ] i have more to speak to you about. i have a warning for you, seth. >> seth: oh, my god, a warning, what is it? >> seth! don't use blacktop on your driveway. >> seth: what? >> i know it costs a lot more. but spring for the concrete driveway.
it's worth it in the long run. >> seth: sorry, you're warning me about driveways? i live in manhattan, gorbon. >> my wife fought me on this, hard. she kept saying, "it doesn't matter. asphalt is $5 per square foot, and customized concrete driveways with decorative elements can run $25 per square foot." but six months later -- >> seth: gorbon, i just don't -- >> seth, let me finish. >> seth: fine. >> six months later our asphalt driveway had major cracks in it, and we had to install a concrete driveway anyway. so we ended up spending double. >> seth: that's it? >> yes. oh, no. i hope i did not come off like i was complaining about my wife. i would never want to say anything disparaging about her on tv. >> seth: i think you're fine. >> okay. [ sigh ] i was worried for a second. i love her so much. >> seth: gorbon, unless you have something really important to tell me, i would rather get back to my show. [ laughter ] >> seth! i have some grave news about the future that was relayed to me by the ancient norse gods. >> seth: what is it? >> seth!
"batman vs. superman," looks like it's going to be bad. [ laughter and applause ] [ audience ohs ] >> seth: okay, you know what, i've had enough. get out of my head, man. all right? seriously. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth, seth, who are you talking to? >> seth: what do you mean, who am i talking to? i was talking to gorbon. but -- he was just there. i swear! >> gorbon? oh, he had a call he had to take. >> what do you mean, the decorative bricks for my driveway have not arrived? [ laughter ] >> seth: all right, enough! seriously, enough. we'll be back with music from adam lambert. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this is iphone 6s. not much has changed. except... it responds to the pressure of your finger. so you can peek into stuff. and pop stuff open. which changes how you play a song.
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>> seth: tonight's musical guest is an international multiplatinum selling performer singing his smash hit "ghost town." please give a big welcome to adam lambert! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ died last night in my dreams walking the streets of some old ghost town ♪ ♪ i tried to believe in god and james dean but hollywood sold out saw all of the saints ♪ ♪ lock up the gates i could not enter walked into the flames called out your name ♪ ♪ but there was no answer and now i know my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪
♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ died last night in my dreams all the machines had been disconnected ♪ ♪ time was thrown at the wind and all of my friends had been disaffected ♪ ♪ now i'm searching for trust in a city of rust a city of vampires ♪
♪ tonight elvis is dead and everyone's spread and love is a satire and now i know ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ there's no one left in the world i'm gun slinging don't give a damn if i go down down down ♪ ♪ i got a voice in my head that keeps singing ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪
♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ ♪ oh my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ said my heart my heart is a ghost town ♪ ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: adam lambert everyone. "the original high" is out now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: the "late night" music experience is brought to you by t- mobile. t-mobile is setting music free. stream all the music you want. data charges do not apply. want more late night music? watch premiere performances at latenightseth.com.
well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah part of the complete breakfast [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to rooney mara, paul reiser. adam lambert, everybody. t-mobile, and of course, the 8g band. stay tuned for "carson daly." we'll see you tomorrow. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]