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one son on one side and the other son on the other side. that's what that discussion was about. you heard from coach wright talking about how it feels like he's a parent to these players and the look in their eyes as they won was something that meant so much to him. and ryan being asked about the last five seconds of the game. he heard kris jenkins saying, give me the ball. he let it go with confidence and said perhaps that's a testament to how much confidence we have in each other. and when he was asked about this final time touching the ball as a villanova player, he said it was just an honor to run the play. on the right side of the screen, you see those fans react with the players in houston. and then we also have cameras, obviously, live cameras on the main line at the campus of villanova. brandon hudson has been watching the celebration there for us. what's the latest where you are?
>> it's more the same, jim. what you are seeing. you are seeing someone crowd surfing in the middle of the crowd. at the intersection of lancaster avenue. behind us is a lot of police in their riot gear. actually there's fireworks going up on campus. serve going crazy now. we're going to see if there are any fireworks that will be going up. we'll continue to stay out here and monitor the situation. we'll get right back to you. live at villanova. >> no sign of things dying down there on the villanova campus. we want to go back to houston, texas and jay wright at the podium. >> how does it feel now knowing, not just the way -- but national champions first time since '85? >> i'm sure -- it is still surreal. i don't think i've really digested this yet. i really don't. this is -- you know, i am still in my coaching mind making sure
we handle things properly. making sure we cut down the net correctly and take care of our responsibilities here. i think i'm -- i don't think this has hit me yet. it's amazing. it's amazing to be out there watching one shining moment, standing up on the stage and seeing those kids cut down the net. i don't think i have the words to explain it. >> staying in that same row. >> jay, congratulations. >> thanks, mike. >> your reaction from what we saw on camera just to say bang and walk over to roy, how did you -- two questions. how did you not react beyond that in that moment? and, two, were you that confident that what you had drawn up in the huddle or what the kids were going to do was going to work? >> about my reaction, when you are a coach, you are always thinking about the next play. i was really thinking, is there
going to be more time on the clock? i'm the adult and i've got all these 18 and 22-year-olds around me. they're going to go crazy and i'm going to have to get them gathered up here and we're going to have to defend a play with 0.7 seconds. that's what i was thinking. and then roy came up to me while i was still waiting to see if it was real. we embraced and had a really nice talk. and then i went to terry the official. is this done or is it not? he goes, i think it's good but it's not official. so i was really just in coaching mode. what was the other part of the question? >> what did you say to the guys in the huddle? >> we do practice that. we have certain plays with less than four seconds from 4 to 7 seconds. every coach has this. 0 to 4, 4 to 7, 7 to 12. we have plays. so we know what it is. we practice it every day. i didn't say anything in the
huddle. we just said we have a name for it. that's what we're going to do. just put everybody in their spots. i tell you, kris jenkins explanation was brilliant. that's what i said to him when he was walking out. he's the last option because he's the inbounder. if he can catch up with arch and get ahead of him and get in your vision, that's your last look. but the first look is arch and josh hart is screening for phil booth. he's last look. and for him to realize that the inbounder wasn't staying with him was -- he's one of the smartest basketball players we've ever had. >> in that same era, nancy? >> you said when you came in here this is one of the greatest games in college basketball. why do you think that, and do you think this will stand the test of time 20 years from now like the '85 perfect game has? >> yeah, i just think it was so exciting to watch both teams making great plays. they had a great first half.
we had a great second half. neither one of us could break each other. the plays they made down the stretch. when they got down at the end, they executed everything perfectly. even to the point of when they needed it -- when they had the ball 13 seconds, we were in a defense that does not allow threes. we were going to give up a two. we were going to foul with under five seconds. and daniel ochefu goes for that steal and marcus paige has the intelligence to not go by him and shoot a two. then we execute. that was just great college basketball. two great teams. in a national championship game to hit a shot at the buzzer? i haven't seen many better than that. >> all the way up front on the right side. dave? >> jay, over here on the right. david jones from p.a. media group. in a game that would not be a
heavyweight title fight with the last punch being the knockout at the very end, phil booth might have had the biggest shot in the game, that fadeaway. and he was doing that the whole game. >> yeah. >> reserves a lot of time, the moment is a little big for them in this stage but not him. >> he also hit two big free throws, too. you know what? he is -- he did that as a freshman last year. and last year, in the game against nc state, he had a great game. and i had a decision at the end of the game, we had a decision at the end of the game, do we stick with the freshman or we had a senior, dylan ennis, when the freshman was really playing well. and we went with the upper classman. and phil never complained. never said a word. when he was feeling it in this game and the decision at the end, do we go with the guy coming off the bench or go back to jalen brunson the starter,
this time we went with phil, and it worked out. >> just that third row. >> ryan, espn san antonio. coach, i saw you walking on the court after the game with coach masamino. what was it like to share that experience with him? >> very rewarding for me. everyone in coach iing has to b given a chance by someone. there's no -- you don't have internships or apprenticeships in coaching. where you learn the craft. someone has to give you an opportunity and spend the time with you to teach you. he did that for me. so to share this with him and our villanova people love him. he's a magical figure. so to be able to share this with him. we did a westwood 1 interview with john thompson. that's where we were going. it was awesome, those two. i still remember the days they were going against each other.
it was really rewarding for me. >> [ inaudible ]. >> i hope so. >> adam? if you have a question for coach wright, please raise your hand. any final questions for coach wright? let's go up front to greg. >> greg logan, newsday. jay, again, about the -- how the execution down the stretch reflects everything that you've taught in your program. and can you just address what it meant to have, you know, mature guys like that in that position be able to pull it off? >> yeah, greg. it was even rewarding listening to them explain it here because ryan knows the play is to put people in positions where though man with the ball knows exactly where everybody is going to be and be the you trust -- you have to have a guy that you trust to make the right decision. not be selfish.
not want to be the star himself. and that'san. it's a guy that -- you have to have a guy that's smart enough to know where everybody is, make the right decision and a guy that can make free throws if he gets fouled. and that's ryan. now the backup guy to him is jalen if ryan is not available. he's made that play a lot of times. we run it with four to seven seconds. and he's made it a lot of times. he's missed it a lot. the other part of that is, you got to have a guy that when he misses that shot, it's not going to crush. and ryan is so mentally strong and kris' explanation was perfect. exactly what he saw and that's why he was open. >> final question is on the right side but to the left of the aisle. >> jay, significance of you and your program winning the first national championship for the new big east conference. >> yeah, i'm really, really
happy for the big east. i'm really proud of them. we got beat this year by providence. we got beat by seton hall. we got beat my xavier. you know, it's -- very obvious any one of those teams could be here. and, you know, it's just, we are a new entity that college basketball just is trying to figure out. and i just hope the power five sees a value in us as a part of all of this in basketball. and we want to keep up with the power five. we want to do everything they are doing. just do it in basketball. and i hope this gives us a place at the table because basketball is really important to all these schools. and i think -- i hope the power five schools can see that we're real important to college basketball, the league. >> wie'd like to thank coach
wright. >> i'd like to thank everybody in houston. houston police getting us through traffic were unable. and everybody at our hotel was great. the town of houston. we had a great time and everyone treated us really well. >> thanks, coach. the villanova locker room is still open. >> all right. you've been listening to coach jay wright talk about his victory tonight and really saying it still feels surreal. sort of has to switch off from that coaching mode, but he felt like he had things to take care of, responsibilities to take care of. what you are looking at here from skyforce 10, pictures on the villanova campus. students there seem to keep wanting to light small items on fire in celebration. nothing seems to be spreading in any way but these small fires continue to spark every once in a while. we've been keeping an eye on that. coach wright talking about his players. talking about the coach who was a mentor to him. the coach of the '85 team. what it meant to him to have
coach masamino there on the floor in houston with him tonight. and here on the main line at villanova university, no signs that this celebration is winding down. it is now 12:49 in the morning. more than an hour after the end of this game. and fans, students by the hundreds still there on the villanova campus. want to go to carolina cardona from telemundo 62 who is also on campus watching how things are unfolding. what do you have for us, carolina? >> jim, right now we're at the main entrance on lancaster avenue. as you can see, the crowds are going wild at this hour like you mentioned. it's been over an hour since the game ended. this seems like it's going to be a long night. police is on standby all along lancaster avenue. right now we have several fans
just celebrate, just the emotion. they are so euphoric right now. it's unbelievable. as we've mentioned throughout the newscast, it's been 3 years since the last championship, so obviously they are celebrating with a lot of emotion. right now this is a scene you're seeing live pictures at the intersection of lancaster avenue and ifen avenue. >> nothing getting out of hand as far as you can tell where you are? just happy people? >> i haven't really noticed rowdy crowds. they are -- i have seen throwing a few bottles here and there but so far it's been a little bit under control. that's why police are still on standby in case this at some point may get out of control. hopefully that won't be the case. >> we've been watching this for more an hour now, and it does seem to be fairly well
contained. police asked that no one else venture to campus to join in the celebration. the crowd was big enough as it was. they want to be able to control it. they plenty of help both from villanova's standpoint as well as from federal, state and other local jurisdictions helping them out, if need be. let's go back to houston. kris jenkins before the microphone. let's listen in in houston. >> probably just enjoy this moment with my teammates, man. we're going to go crazy later. >> [ inaudible ]. >> absolutely not. >> we're on live tv right now. what do you want to tell the nova nation out there watching? >> we love you all. we told you we were going to bring this championship trophy back. here it is. >> you look into the crowd and see all the people that drove to houston. some of them flew last minute
and ditched their connecting flights. what do you want to say to them? got to move you to tears to see it and to do it. >> it's a humbling experience, and, you know, for the things to work out in my life like they did, to -- with the britt family and to get a scholarship at villanova. i pray every night. i thank god for all the opportunities i've been given. and i try to make sure that i work really, really, really hard at whatever it is that i'm doing. so this -- moments like this, they show that everything was worth it. >> have you checked your yet? >> no, i haven't gotten to it. >> are you predicting a couple of texts? >> unreal. unreal. man. i might not even cut it on for a minute. >> you haven't talked to your family yet? >> i haven't talked to anyone
other than my family out on the court. >> you talked to him on the court? >> they just let me know how proud they were of me and how everything was worth it and all that they love me. they said the same thing. >> you're not letting go of that thing, are you? >> nope. >> have always been this confident, when you were a little kid? >>. >> why? >> well, my teammates do a great job, giving me a lot of confidence. we feed off our defense. when get our defense going, we feel we're unbeatable. we don't care who gets the credit. we don't care who shines. we all want to win. i've never been part of a group of guys who compete this hard at this level. and i have taken a lot of elbows in my day in this program. in practice against james bell
and pinkston. you have to be open to anything andly confident. >> have you seen a replay of your shot? >> i saw it in the one shining moment video. and that was pretty special. >> how many more times do you think you're going to watch it tonight? >> i'm definitely going to watch it a lot. >> it was a tough game. foul trouble early. missed a foul shot, which you never do at the end. a couple of threes in a row. what enables you to push all that out and still be just as confident for the final look? >> because i believe in my teammates. we work hard every day. we go through the same drills, same weet weight lifting. when one man goes down, foul trouble or injury, it's the next man up. and that's what our team has been all year. >> was it frustrating -- >> of course, because i want to
be out there with my guys all the time. if i can play 40 minutes every game, i would. but it's a team sport, a team game. when i'm out, i cheer for my teammates. >> as a basketball player you grew up and dream about hitting that shot. 3, 2, 1, you count down in your head and you hear the buzzer. what is it like to actually live that dream? >> it's unbelievable. it's what all the hard work and sacrifice is for. >> what did you say about arch? he's dreams about that moment, too. >> it just shows what he's about and why he is who he is and why he means so much to our program. when he and donnell first got here, they were coming off a terrible season. for him to get us back to this level, those two and those three seniors, it means a lot to send them off the right way. it means everything. >> how about your teammate, phil booth. never scored more than 16 in a
college game. >> philly b. getting buckets. we're not surprised. we have a lot of guys that could go to other colleges or go to other schools and be terrific scorers like that. but for all of us to want to come here and be a part of something bigger than ourselves to achieve our ultimate goal like this shows a lot about our guys and a lot about what this program is about. >> when unc started closing the gap on that lead and hit the big three to tie the game. was there any moment of doubt? >> not at all. we say attitude, look each other in the eye and say let's execute. we have one more chance. >> how would you describe this to your kids 20 years from now? >> i haven't thought that far ahead. i don't want no kids for a long time. >> what is next for you here? you're probably still going to grip this trophy. what's the first thing you're
going to do? >> i have no idea. i haven't even thought that far ahead. probably just sit here and cut this tape off my foot because my feet hurt. >> [ inaudible ]. you have a senior, arch, that's taken that shot in a lot of situations. he gives it up to you. [ inaudible ]. >> we have been talking with kris jenkins. i'm going to step away here. i've got an echo in my ear. i'm going to pull this ifb out for a second. i'm going to walk over and see if anyone else is available. i'm going to send it back to you in the studio. >> keith jones on the ground in houston, texas. we appreciate it. hearing from kris jenkins there. he said we're going to go crazy, and telling the fans we told you we would bring this trophy back home.
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[ 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 great to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. according to a new poll, hillary clinton is beating bernie sanders by 10 points in new york. and there's only one way you can blow a 10-point lead in new york. oh, no, hillary, no! [ laughter ] no! hillary clinton's campaign is reportedly trying to anticipate what specific personal attacks donald trump may use if they face in the general election. and after considering his options, he'll narrow it down to these -- ♪ [ laughter ] [ applause ] narrowed it down to those.
bernie sanders said today that none of the ideas he's proposed in his campaign are radical or unrealistic other than, of course, the idea of a 74- year-old jewish president with a $2 hair cut. [ laughter ] house speaker paul ryan today continued to shoot down rumors that he could be a surprise candidate at the republican convention and said that he's not the fresh face his party needs. i guess he hasn't gotten a look at the other faces in contention. [ laughter ] 'cause you're looking pretty that fresh compared to those three. donald trump said in a recent interview that the press conference held to announce the candidacy for president looked like the academy awards. yeah. no black people. [ laughter ] [ applause ] hugh hefner's ex-girlfriend, kendra wilkinson, has endorsed donald trump for president, though you'd think she'd support john kasich's campaign considering she's used to
pretending something's still alive when it's really dead. [ laughter ] are you sad about hugh hefner or john kasich? a man was arrested on friday by secret service officers for climbing over the white house fence. "i just wanted to see the oval office," said jeb. [ laughter ] [ applause ] according to a new study, drinking coffee every day may decrease the risk of rectal cancer which i think means i've been drinking it wrong. [ laughter ] the prime minister of spain has announced plans to end the country's universally observed three hour siesta and lunch break in order to shorten the typical work day. meanwhile the president of china has just introduced casual sundays. [ laughter ] i thought it deserved a little bit more but i think we're about right. that was about right.
disneyland paris is temporarily shutting down its haunted house after an employee was found dead inside the attraction. but those last few customers really got their money's worth. [ laughter ] [ applause ] an artist has started painting murals around london and new york showing batman and superman kissing to promote lgbt equality. "this is how i find out," said robin? [ laughter ] [ applause ] "down the street like a dope, i gotta see a mural? " and finally, new simulator has opened in china that claims to show's its participants what dying feels like. that story again, china is finally getting chipotle. [ laughter ] [ applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. she's starring in the new play, "dry powder," at the public theater right now here in new york. claire danes is on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] he is the star and creator of "the carmichael show," jerrod carmichael joins us tonight. [ cheers and applause ]
and she is the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. she's very busy. she found time for us, samantha power stops by "late night" for the first time. [ cheers and applause ] we -- my wife and i had a baby last sunday. [ cheers and applause ] we're eight days in. eight days into it. and you get less sleep than you can, than even you think you're gonna get. and it's funny. we finally, he's starting to -- ashe, our baby ashe is starting to sleep a little bit better. but the early days, the sleep was so bad it really makes you realize, there's no reason anyone should ever waterboard anyone because sleep deprivation is enough. if you had told me that baby would go to sleep, i would have told you any piece of classified information i had. people have been asking about our dog frisbee and if the two of them are getting along. it's nice because they are both the exact same that weight. and here -- the other day we couldn't find frisbee and frisbee had gone and lied down next to ashe. and there you go. [ audience aws ]
yeah. that's a -- that's an incredible swaddling job right there. thank you. you get very good at swaddling. the other thing about swaddling is i -- i swaddled ashe last night. sat him in his bassinet. and then i creeped around, got into bed very quietly. and then my wife said, "is the swaddle covering his mouth?" and you just realize you gotta get up and check. [ laughter ] 'cause when it's your child you can't say, "i think so. [ laughter ] i'm like 99 percent sure. i think we can let it ride." you realize the only thing worse than crying is dead silence. [ laughter ] like, dead silence is the -- like you just sit -- i just sit there, like, staring at the ceiling. i'm like, "just make a little bit of noise." but it is an adventure so far. so, and again, one more time for my wife who's doing all the work. [ cheers and applause ] all right, moving on. hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been engaged
in an escalating dispute over the role of fossil fuel money in the campaign as they near the crucial wisconsin and new york primaries. for more on this it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: this latest dispute began when sanders and his campaign alleged that clinton received campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. and on thursday an activist from greenpeace confronted clinton about the claim on the rope line at the campaign event and got an earful. >> will you act on your word and reject fossil fuel money in the future in your campaign. >> i do not have -- i have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. i am so sick -- i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> seth: usually when someone is that mad at a rope line, it's because the bouncer won't let them into the club. [ laughter ] i'm on reggie's list. reggie. so the rope line exchange quickly became national news. partly because it's the most finger pointing hillary has done on the campaign trail since this. [ cheers ] [ laughter ]
>> seth: wait, where have i seen dancing that bad before? ♪ [ laughter ] >> seth: that's right. hillary is the elaine of the 2016 campaign which explains why she spends so much time arguing with a bald man from the outer boroughs who wears glasses. [ laughter ] hillary, you're killing independent bernie! [ applause ] now as for the actual substance of the argument, it's very difficult to parse, but the "washington post" fact checker suggested that the sanders campaign may be "exaggerating, since clinton has taken only about $308,000 from individuals in the oil and gas industry, while sanders himself has received nearly 54,000." and just because you're an employee of a company, doesn't mean you represent that company. otherwise, everyone who works at lowe's cinema would have to answer for "batman v superman." "that movie sucked. i want my money back!" "hey man, i just refill the butter thing." [ light laughter ] but sanders is also has also cited a greenpeace report that claims "clinton has taken $4.5 million from lobbyists,
bundlers, and large donors connected to the fossil fuel industry," although in clinton's defense, the vast majority of that went to a super pac supporting clinton, which she has legally barred from coordinating. voters can decided for themselves how much any of this matters to them. but it's probably not wise to assume that the voters who are concerned, specifically young people, are just naive and misinformed, as clinton seemed to imply yesterday on "meet the press." >> i feel sorry sometimes for the young people who, you know believe this. >> right. >> they don't do their own research. >> seth: well, young people feel sorry for you that you can't get into da club. [ laughter ] now, there are some in the media and the democratic party are who concerned about what they say is the increasingly negative tone of arguments like this, but it's important to remember that this happens every time there's a contested democratic primary. first, one candidate promises not to take any money from fossil fuel interests, like this guy did in 2008. >> i'm barack obama. i don't take money from oil companies or washington lobbyists and i won't let them block change anymore. >> seth: look how cool he was. [ light laughter ] so young and cool, rocking a trench coat and standing in
front of a gas station like he was hosting "unsolved mysteries." [ laughter ] so one candidate promises not to take fossil fuel money but then that candidate opponent attacks them for the relatively modest amount of money they've received from employees of fossil fuel companies. >> barack obama accepted $200,000 from executives and employees of oil companies. obama voted for the bush/cheney energy bill that put $6 billion in the pocket of big oil. hillary voted against it. she'll make oil companies pay to create the new jobs in clean energy america needs. >> i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> seth: "i approve this message, unless someone uses a similar attack against me in eight years, in which case, how dare you!" [ light laughter ] the broader context here is that clinton has faced persistent scrutiny over reliance on money from powerful interests in this campaign. while the donations from fossil fuel contributors may be a relatively small percentage of her fundraising, she has raised, just as one example, "$21 million from the securities and investment industry." and of course, she also gave several paid speeches to goldman
sachs. speeches she has declined to release publicly until the other candidates in the race release their paid speeches. [ applause ] >> and i have said and i will say again, i'll be happy to release anything i have as long as everybody else does too. >> seth: that's right, hillary will release her speeches to golden and sachs just as soon as bernie sanders releases his speeches to the burlington organic food co-op. [ laughter ] "we need more rutabagas! it's an overlooked vegetable!" [ laughter ] [ applause ] now a lot of attention has been paid to clinton's fundraising. but it's important to know that the role of money in politics goes way beyond any one individual candidate. after all, money doesn't always buy votes or win elections. jeb bush spent $130 million and couldn't even buy a round of applause. >> please clap. [ laughter ] >> seth: so money might not buy elections but what it does buy is access. and the people with the access are the ones who set the agenda in washington. a 2014 study on the influence of money and politics for example
found that, quote, "it was easier for donors known to elected officials to get a meeting -- ensuring that if the senator is looking for a fourth for his golf match, they might get a call." although i have to imagine there's no worse golf partner for a politician than a wealthy donor. "senator, would you fetch my ball? it went into the lake again." [ laughter ] so this is an important debate to have. still, some are worried that the back and forth between clinton and sanders and their supporters has gotten too bitter. and that backers of one candidate might not support the other in november. but let's remember, 2008 was actually much worse. >> while i was working on those streets, watching those folks see their jobs shipped overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. >> lifting whole passages from someone else's speeches is not change you can believe in. it's change you can xerox. >> they are trying to hoodwink you. >> this whole thing is the biggest fairytale i've ever seen. >> i'm sorry. >> well, wait a minute, wait a minute. >> shame on her. she knows better. >> shame on you, barack obama. >> seth: that was eight years ago and they ended up being like best friends. [ laughter ]
hills and bam. best buds, you guys. so now the campaign moves on to new york where the contrast will be very clear. as one hillary strategist put it, "he's going to campaign like a brooklynite, and she's going to campaign like a senator who represented for eight years and lived here for 16." that's right. bernie's gonna campaign like a brooklynite although he might be campaigning as a brooklynite from different era, because when he was asked this week, how do you ride the subways these days, he responded, quote, "what do you mean how do you ride the subways these days? you get a token and you get on." [ laughter ] bernie sanders thinks we still use tokens to ride the subway. so if you're a wall street lobbyist looking to influence bernie, don't send him a check for thousands of dollars. just sent him a metrocard. [ light laughter ] this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with claire danes! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ olay luminous
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. please give it up for the 8g band over there. [ cheers and applause ] so lovely to see you all. welcome back, sid. good to have you back. also, sitting in with the 8g band all week from the grammy-nominated band mastadon, he's one of the most highly regarded drummers in metal, brann dailor is here. [ cheers and applause ] great to see you, brann. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> seth: and the "white walker" single is available now on 12" vinyl picture disks, which originally appeared on the "game
of thrones" mixtape, "catch the throne: the mixtape ii." be sure to check out mastadonrocks.com for more information. so great to have you here, brann. thanks for being here. >> thank you, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our first guest is an emmy award-winning actress who starred on the hit show "homeland" for five seasons. she is currently starring in the off broadway play, "dry powder" at the public theater through may 1st. please welcome to the show, claire danes. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> i'm very well. >> seth: it's great to see you. >> it's great to be seen. >> seth: and is it nice to be here working in new york, on stage? >> it's the best. yes. it's so great. i mean, i haven't lived in my home town for like three years. truly. >> seth: what a nice reason to be back. >> yeah. it's the best homecoming ever. i'm delighted. >> seth: and, is it true this play came to your attention
because mandy patinkin, your fantastic co-star -- >> and agent, it turns out. >> seth: and he's also your agent. and so now, this is interesting to me. that you're working with someone who's obviously known for the stage as much as the screen. and how does he bring a play to your attention? >> well, we were doing a night-shoot. i was wearing some goofy wig. we were in our respective director's charis. >> seth: goofy, "homeland" wig? >> goofy, "homeland" wig. >> seth: gotcha. >> i was in that thing for way too long. but no, so we were shooting in berlin and kind of barely awake. and we were in some strasse, and he says, claire, you know, oskar gave me this script. oskar eustis, who runs the public theater. he says it is the best thing he's read in like a decade, and you gotta read it. so i did. and in fact it was very surprising and fresh and hilarious, and so, yeah. cut to -- >> seth: that's great. everybody's gonna start hanging around mandy on set, hoping he hands them an awesome script. >> exactly. so i owe this entirely to mr. patinkin. >> seth: this is a small theater, the public. so, i assume when you're doing a comedy, you know right away if it's working.
because it's not like -- if they're not laughing, it's not because they're sitting too far away. [ laughter ] >> yeah, i mean, generally we elicit the response we would like. i.e. laughter. but it's -- on more than one occasion, there's been somebody in a very like central seat who has been having -- the deepest sleep of his or her life. >> seth: really? [ laughter ] >> oh, yeah. i envy the rest that these people get. >> seth: so you go with envy instead of rage. you're a better person than i am. [ laughter ] 'cause it's very well, the first few rows are very well lit. >> very thoroughly eliminated, yeah. and it's always like that central, like, the exit row seat. where it's just, this beam of light. and yeah, they're having a pleasant experience. [ laughter ] it's just not very connected to what we're doing. or maybe it is? maybe, yeah -- >> seth: maybe, you gave them a thought. you made them think in a way that made them want to go to bed right away. >> yeah.
[ laughter ] so we're going for the soporific effect. >> seth: see i've performed where -- i did stand-up before where it's gone well and there'll be one person, in a well-lit seat who's just -- and when the show's over, i want to say, "thank you it's been great! you! i want to have a word with you!" [ laughter ] "what were your expectations, sir?" [ laughter ] >> no, it's hard not to, like, yeah, sink to that very-asleep level. no, but conversely when mandy came to visit and to watch, he was -- you know, couldn't have been more antithetical to that. he was just howling, in that very distinctive mandy way. >> seth: see, i would imagine it would be hard to watch a play if i was sitting and mandy potinkin came and sat next to me. [ laughter ] like, no matter what's happening on stage, i would be so fascinated about -- what do i look? do i watch the play, or do i watch mandy watch the play? [ laughter ] >> well, he was very appreciative, so i was grateful that he was just, you know, some counter-effect to man x. who was --
>> seth: you mentioned -- >> in a deep slumber. >> seth: you mentioned this was your hometown. you grew up here in new york. and you grew up here in super cool new york times. and, you had true that you had a trapeze in your apartment? >> yeah. well, my parents were artists, and they moved to the bowery first, in the '70s, and then to crosby street. so i grew up in this very kind of bohemian environment. and yeah, we had a trampoline and a trapeze and swing -- >> seth: so, a loft? >> yeah, a loft. >> seth: yeah, okay. i was wondering, 'cause i have like a nice apartment now and i can't fit a trapeze there. >> yeah. [ laughter ] no walls. it was basically like a giant roller rink. >> seth: got it. >> on just, flat wood floors. >> seth: could you appreciate it as a kid that you were living -- >> no. i was so embarrassed. and you know, my cousins lived in jersey. you know, this very kind of conventional setting. and every time i'd go to their house it would be in like a cul-de-sac and i would just like lust after their carpet. >> seth: oh, no! >> you know, their like, country club, and -- >> seth: that's such a bummer, a
kid with a trampoline in new york city. >> they had stairs and rooms, and a basement in which they played video games. and i was like -- it was so enthralling. >> seth: meanwhile you're living the tom hanks in "big" life and you don't even appreciating it. [ laughter ] >> i had no idea that it was like, yeah, pretty cool. >> seth: have you given your child any -- do they have any trampoline or swing in their life? >> when i had my little bachelorette pad, i -- the one vestige of my childhood home was a swing. so, i had a swing and that was like my signature thing. >> seth: what -- did you use it? >> to my family home. yeah. oh, yeah. there was like puddle of foot prints on the ceiling. we used it a lot. >> seth: oh, so it was a functional like swing that -- >> oh, yeah. it was great! >> seth: so, you did not -- you did not get your security deposit back, i'm guessing? >> no. [ laughter ] but now, we're like grown-ups. and now we live in a fancy town house. [ laughter ] but my husband very sweetly in the transition got us, like,
kind of hammock chair. so -- >> seth: oh, that's nice. >> it's not as good. >> seth: we age into our hammock chairs. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: and you sit there with your child and go, "when your mother was younger, she had a swing. she was a very cool lady." [ laughter ] >> seth: with the "homeland" schedule, so many locations. you must have -- how old is your baby? >> he's three. >> seth: he's three. what's his passport look like? has he traveled the world? >> his passport is heavily, thoroughly inked, stamped. >> seth: is he a good traveler? >> he's a great traveler. but yeah, he was two weeks old when we traveled to toronto were he was filming his series, "hannibal." and so he was like 3 days old. he was like as old as your baby now when we had to get his passport photo taken. you know, getting his eyes, their eyes have to be open. >> seth: oh, no. >> not possible for a 3-day old person. right? we were there for hours. [ laughter ] but we finally managed. >> seth: and then you finally
get one and the babies like, "i hate that one." [ laughter ] "can we please take different one? 'cause i'm gonna have that for so long and i hate it." [ laughter ] >> but, yeah, no. he's been many, many places in his little tiny lifetime. >> seth: that makes me hopeful that we can travel with ours. >> oh, yeah. the worst point is when they're starting to walk but they don't have the attention span to like watch a show. >> seth: yeah. >> so they just want to wander the aisles and you can't -- you just wanna rip every hair out of every follicle. >> seth: well, something to look forward to. >> yeah! [ laughter ] but you get past that point. >> seth: okay, good. thank you so much for being here. give it up for claire danes, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] "dry powder" is playing at the public theater now through may 1st. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest tonight is a very-funny comedian, who is the co-creator and star of, "the charmichael show." new episodes air sunday night's at nine, right here on nbc. let's take a look. >> maxine, just face it. talent is more important than morals. >> but more important according to who? >> according to you! the same woman who, despite many accusations continues to listen to michael jackson.
>> well if she's listening to michael jackson i can go see bill cosby. [ laughter ] >> come on, give me a break. everybody listens to michael jackson. >> and that's my point. everyone should listen to michael jackson. even his victims should listen to his music. i mean, they probably need it more than we do. they've been through a lot. [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome to the show, jerrod carmichael! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: i'm so glad you're here. >> i'm really happy to be here. hey, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i love your show. >> thank you very much. >> seth: i know it's to some degree autobiographical. it's based on your stand-up. how much of it is from your life and how much of it is the sort of conversations you'd be having even if you didn't have a show? >> most of it is those conversations. like, i don't try to take too much from my actual life. because it's named after my parents. and then i'm just releasing family secrets and then
everybody's mad at me. >> seth: did your parents get tense in the beginning when you had a show? >> no, they're just excited. they haven't really seen anything like this before. >> seth: right, yeah. >> i called my dad last night. i was like, what are you doing? he's just like, "you know, we're gonna eat dinner, we're gonna watch a show loosely based on our lives, i'm gonna play playstation, then we're gonna go to sleep." [ laughter ] it's like all right. that's a weird night you're having. [ laughter ] >> seth: you're telling me this is the first show that's been loosely based on their lives that's been on television. >> would you believe it? >> seth: that's crazy to me. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> seth: now, that was a great clip. because i think it demonstrates what's so interesting about this show. it is, there are a lot of people taking different sides of an issue. and it's a nice debate between characters. >> yeah, it makes people uncomfortable. >> seth: it does! [ laughter ] >> i read your tweets. [ laughter ] and that makes me uncomfortable. >> seth: oh, no. >> people are angry on twitter. >> seth: people get angry on twitter. and then it's a cycle. it becomes a cycle. because they're uncomfortable. you read it.
you're uncomfortable. >> yeah, yeah. and then no one's comfortable. >> seth: and then you'll probably, knowing you, you'll probably write an episode about it. >> then i rebel, 'cause it's my instinct. like, you look cool and stuff. and there was a lot of debate over whether or not i should wear a sweatshirt tonight. >> seth: oh, yeah? >> and you look really cool, and now i'm regretting it. because you look very dapper. and i look like i'm on a field trip. [ laughter ] i look like an inner city youth that's just like -- [ laughter ] like, we're going to take you to new york and show what you big city life is like. and you look fantastic. >> seth: well, that's interesting. because much like your show, there are two sides to each debate. i can tell you, i'm sitting here looking at you feeling 100 years old. [ laughter ] and i'm like, i gotta start sweatshirting this up. 'cause you look super cool and i feel like -- >> congratulations. you had a kid. >> seth: i had a baby. how about that. >> congratulations. >> seth: it's pretty exciting. [ cheers and applause ] >> it's awesome. it's so awesome. what is that like? do you feel amazing? >> seth: i feel -- [ laughter ] i feel like my wife is amazing.
i feel like all i can do, is she's done all the work and she's built this incredible thing. she made it. i know, i like participated. >> here's the thing. if anyone's watched the beginning of "look who's talking," you should know, you did a lot of work, man. >> seth: thank you very much. [ laughter ] >> that's a lot. it traveled far to get there. and it made it to it's destination. and it was a rare chance and you killed it. congratulations. >> seth: thank you very much. i appreciate it. [ laughter ] i did, i did. [ laughter ] i'm mostly thinking in all my days, no one has ever used "look who's talking" to make me feel inspired, and good about myself. [ laughter ] >> here's the thing, i know how to talk to the public. >> seth: you do. some people would cite -- >> i literally only speak in john travolta movies. [ laughter ] >> seth: i like that you consider that a travolta movie. it's such a bruce willis movie to me. >> do you think -- really? >> seth: yeah, that's weird. >> 'cause then the sequel had rosanne. >> seth: oh, right, rosanne was the baby. >> she was his sister, and then -- >> seth: was the dog talking in one of them? >> oh, come on.
you better believe the [ bleep ] dog was talking. [ laughter ] sorry i can't say that. >> seth: you can get away with it. oh, that's right. we're gonna get to that. but who was the voice of the dog? >> i don't know. i'd like to think it was just bruce willis again. >> seth: probably. [ laughter ] now, it's interesting, 'cause you knew you couldn't say that word. because your show deals with so many issues like, cosby, islamophobia, issues that other sitcoms don't deal with. >> you know, zany sitcom topics like gentrification. [ laughter ] >> seth: have you, we obviously work at the same network. we're both doing network shows. have you run into stuff with the censors, with the nbc people? >> we did the cosby episode. and i've never talked to so many lawyers before. [ laughter ] >> seth: really? >> it's like a lot -- it's very, very like, all right, we want to be delicate around this. they've been really -- we've earned a certain amount of trust, i think. and they've been really like, you know, allowing us to do our thing. >> seth: and what about, you know, 'cause again the look of the show does look like such a traditional sitcom. >> yeah. >> seth: was that something, when you began this idea. you knew you wanted to it look traditional. but you wanted to talk about
things people weren't talking about on modern sitcoms anymore? >> yeah, i just wanted to like treat the audience like adults right? 'cause a lot of times, you see sitcoms and every one's just like, "and this is a crazy thing that happened!" and everyone's like, "what the [ bleep ] are you talking about?" [ laughter ] this cost nbc a lot of money. we work for the network. but it's not like interesting or good or whatever. so i just wanted to treat everyone like the adults that they are >> seth: you must have felt like, because again, it's a very small group of you having these conversations. you must have feel like you hit the jackpot with your casting on this. >> i love everybody in the cast. >> seth: yeah. >> everyone's genuinely amazing. >> seth: and it must have especially been burdensome to you to cast people who are loosely based on your parents. >> yeah, i mean, david alan grier, you know. david alan grier and loretta divine, i genuinely grew up like watching and admiring them. like literally all my life, as long as i can remember. so having them as like my parents feels like such a blessing.