tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC April 16, 2016 12:37am-1:37am EDT
[ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- senator bernie sanders. legendary tap dancer and choreographer savion glover. music from brandi carlile. featuring the 8g band with brann dailor. [ 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 ] excellent to hear. you're here on a good one. senator bernie sanders is here tonight. so --
that's great for us because we already saved a hundred bucks on a microphone. so we are -- [ laughter ] we couldn't be happier about it. let's get to the news. the new york primary is fast approaching and ted cruz today stopped in brooklyn to tour a matzah bakery. but he still didn't see as many crackers as donald trump does at his rallies. [ laughter and applause ] while campaigning in new york today, hillary clinton rode the subway and had to swipe her metro card five times before getting through a turnstile. [ laughter ] though if you know hillary clinton, you know she'll keep trying until she gets in. [ laughter and applause ] that's right. she swiped her metro card five times which means it only took the crowd behind her ten seconds to go from "oh my god it's hillary" to "let's go lady!" [ laughter ] hillary rode the subway with a group of reporters and her
then after the train was gone, ted cruz scurried across the tracks and disappeared into a hole. [ laughter and applause ] republican senator jim risch has come forward to endorse ted cruz for president saying, "obviously kasich is so far behind that it's impossible, really, for him to get the numbers. so by process of elimination that gets you to ted cruz. at this point, there's no choice." wow. [ laughter ] if that's his endorsement, i'd hate to hear his wedding vows. [ laughter ] well, nobody else will sleep with me. let's do this. ted cruz campaigned in the bronx yesterday and was asked by a reporter to answer a question in spanish. and i suppose technically no is spanish for no. [ laughter ] that's -- that's right. on a campaign trail yesterday, ted cruz was challenged by a reporter to answer a question in spanish. this has come up a lot. cruz says he speaks spanish but native spanish speakers aren't convinced. so we decided to do a little
his spanish is actually pretty good. cruz knows all the standard phrases like good morning, how are you, my name is ted. but is also turns out he knows how to say more complicated things like -- [ speaking spanish ] [ laughter ] [ laughter ] [ laughter ] and of course -- [ laughter ] so take that haters or as i should say, enemigo. president obama today visited the university of chicago law school where he taught for 12 years and then donald trump dropped by trump university. [ laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] we have a fantastic show for you tonight. senator bernie sanders is here. he's a busy man that is taking time for us. also he is an iconic tap dancer and choreographer of the new broadway show "shuffle along, or, the making of the musical sensation of 1921 and all that followed." savion glover is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] also we have fantastic music. she is a grammy nominated musician. brandi carlile is here. cannot wait -- [ cheers and applause ] to talk to them now, before i move on, i just want to say we have some -- wait. i'm sorry, i could be wrong here, but i think i smell smoke. and that could only mean one thing. it's time for "ya burnt!" >> seth: welcome to the burn zone. we got a lot of topics to sizzle through, but not a lot of time. over here is the burner. let's turn on the gas and load her up.
hot papi jalapi! first up, friends' weddings. friends' weddings. every time i think i'm done with you, you come back. i guess there's a reason save the date is abbreviated std. [ laughter ] then again, why vacation in europe when i can drop a thousand dollars traveling to sunny mechanicsburg, pennsylvania? also, single people who go to weddings to hook up. you know what's a crappy walk of shame? the one where you're both going downstairs to the same continental breakfast. oh, and you're on my flight home? fantastic. [ laughter ] friends' weddings, you're not so friendly now because ya burnt. [ applause ] hey, stadium bathrooms? you da grossest. [ laughter ] and what's up with stadiums that still have urinal troughs? yeah, because the best part of a toilet is not knowing how many people are supposed to be using it at the same time. [ laughter ] i mean, if you are comfortably fit four people, why not five? why not 12? nothing like touching thighs with a stranger to get the flow going. [ laughter ] i haven't seen this many dickheads since the last trump rally. side burn, trump.
[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: and why do you have to fill the trough up with ice? what's the angle here? are you trying to cool down our urine? [ laughter ] i don't use ice at home and my toilet doesn't burst into flames. also, the bathrooms at a 76ers game might be the only place you'll find people with worse aim than the players. side burn, sixers. >> swish. >> seth: stadium bathrooms, sorry for taking the piss out of ya. ya burnt. [ applause ] raisins. how is it that the two options for old grapes are either delicious wine or wrinkled mouse turds? [ laughter ] have you ever eaten a cookie thinking it was chocolate chip only do discover it was oatmeal raisin? that's the baked goods equivalent of a tinder date not looking anything like their picture. [ laughter ] oh and raisin bran? don't say two scoops of raisins like you're doing us some sort of favor. a better slogan would be, some raisins got in there, please accept our apologies. [ laughter ] also, how bad is bran that raisins are considered an improvement? side burn, bran.
>> seth: awesome. [ laughter ] hey raisins, i heard it through the grapevine. ya burnt. [ cheers and applause ] cnn countdowns. news flash, giving a show a countdown doesn't make it an event. nobody's waiting 36 hours for a john kasich town hall. [ laughter ] is that a countdown or a warning to change the channel? also, 36 hours to go? don't send a clock to do a calendar's job. hey cnn countdowns, time's up. ya burnt. [ cheers and applause ] up next, the 1%. wait a minute. you know, i feel like there might be someone more qualified to take these guys on. you know what that must mean. it's time for ya bernt! [ cheers and applause ] all right. let's get it going. bernie, what do you think about the 1%? >> the 1%.
that money for? if i didn't know any better, i'd think you're trying to compensate for something. [ laughter ] how is it possible that some of you are paying a lower tax rate than your secretaries? that makes less sense than the plot of "batman vs. superman." [ laughter ] 1%, ya bernt. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how do you feel about the big banks? do you have any opinion on them? >> the big banks. you're not too big to fail. you failed. [ laughter ] my advice to you is the same advice i'd give to a couple contemplating an open relationship. it's time to break up. [ laughter ] but don't feel bad. all the best bands break up eventually. the beatles, destiny's child. personally, i can't wait for the "behind the music" on goldman sachs. big banks, ya bernt.
>> seth: something i've been wondering is, how do you feel about late night hosts who make jokes about your hair? >> how would you feel about it? [ laughter ] seth meyers has been making fun of my hair every night for the past six months. [ laughter ] seth, why don't you look in the mirror, tintin? [ laughter ] you're carrying more product than an amazon warehouse. [ laughter ] and why does it come to a point like that? it looks like a tiny surfer is about to hang ten on your forehead. seth meyers, ya bernt. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: this has been ya burnt. we'll be right back with more senator bernie sanders.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. give up it to the 8g band. thank you so much for being here every night, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] also week long we've been lucky enough to have one of the premier drummers in metal sitting with the 8g band. from the grammy nominated band mastodon, brann dailor, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] mastodon's latest album "once more 'round the sun" is available now. be sure to check out mastodonrocks.com for all things
thank you for a great week, brann. come back anytime. >> thank you. thanks for having me. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our first guest tonight is the united states senator from vermont. he is currently seeking the democratic nomination for president. please welcome back to the show, senator bernie sanders. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back. >> good to be with you. >> seth: is it nice to be back in new york? >> it's great to be back in new york. >> seth: now you were -- is this true, on the way here, you were at a diner before you came here? >> true. >> seth: were you eating or were you campaigning? >> eating. >> seth: eating, good. because i would assume new york, because i feel like in places like new hampshire and iowa you can go to a diner and talk about running for president. but in new york people just want to eat. they don't want anybody coming to talk to them while they're eating. what did you have? what did you eat at the diner? >> had a bowl of chicken soup. >> seth: there you go. >> in the brooklyn diner. >> seth: okay in the brooklyn
>> brooklyn. >> seth: that's very confusing. but if you would have given me a hundred guesses what you would have ordered, 99 of them would have been chicken soup. [ laughter ] >> but you forgot got the english muffin. >> seth: excellent. now, it's very nice to have you here. being back in new york is nice. i want to talk about the campaign because the last time you were here, you were here last june. you were more -- we were saying backstage, you were a bit more of a fringe candidate. we actually checked the poll numbers. you were 15% to hillary's 57% then. and obviously your appearance on this show turned things around. [ laughter ] >> that's the way i see it. >> seth: good. i'm glad you see it the same way. now, this -- the democratic race has certainly been more civil than the republican race where you have candidates tweeting pictures of each other's spouses. >> the bar is pretty low. >> seth: the bar is low. that's true. don't break your arm patting yourself on the back for that. i wanna ask, a lot of news this week you made a comment about hillary clinton not being qualified for the office of president. is that something you regret
>> well, it was said after she and her campaign said that i was unqualified. >> seth: i didn't hear her say you're unqualified. i heard her fail to say you were qualified. she didn't say unqualified. >> well, look. the issue is, you know, after we won in wisconsin. and that was our sixth victory in seven caucuses and primaries. i think the clinton campaign had some getting a little bit nervous and i think they have been getting more negative. i hope very much we can have an issue-oriented campaign. a whole lot of problems that the middle class and working class of this country are facing. we should be talking about that. but if people attack me and distort my record, we will respond. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i would say, as somebody who also wants it to be about issues, i certainly hope that continues to be the case. i also want to talk about this. are you surprised at all at where the democratic party is as far as how progressive it's become based on the fact that here you are running as a
obviously a lot of people supporting, a lot of people rallying around your ideas. are you surprised our country is going this way? >> i'm really not, seth. because i think if you look at the issues that are out there, people are asking why are we the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people? why are we the only major country not to have paid family and medical leave? why do we have more income in wealth inequality than any other major country on earth? why is the middle class continuing to decline and almost all new income and wealth going to the top 1%? why is our infrastructure collapsing? so i think when you talk about the real issues facing the american people, people are saying, "yeah, this does not make sense." we need to have a government that represents all of us and not just wealthy campaign contributors. so i think that theme is a theme and ideas that the vast majority of the american people agree with. and now that we have the opportunity to get those ideas out, no, i'm not surprised that people are coming on board. >> seth: now, what role do you
has played in where progressives are right now in the country. because i feel like there's two schools of though. one is that he has shown you can use the legislative process to make progressive achievements. and the other is that he has let down progressives by not accomplishing enough. and that is sort of making people angry and maybe bringing them towards a campaign like yours. >> i look at it a little bit differently. i think it's clear that if you're not a rabid republican, you understand that we are in much better shape economically today than we were when bush left office and we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. i think what the president tried to do sincerely when he became president, was negotiate with republicans in good faith. but the truth is the republicans had no desire to do that. they were in an obstructionist mode and what we have seen in terms of obstructionism over the last seven and a half years is unprecedented in american political history. and i think what the president finally realized is that if he's
going to use the executive powers that he has as president. and i think he's done a lot of very good things since then. >> seth: it's interesting you're saying that. they've been obstructionist towards him, someone they call a socialist who isn't. why wouldn't they obstructionist to you who is one happily? [ light laughter ] like, what makes you think they'll work with you? are you saying you'd use executive action more than obama? >> what i'm saying is two things. number one, in my political career i have worked with republicans on a number of issues. a couple years ago, senator mccain and i, for example, worked on what turned out to be one of the most comprehensive veterans health care legislation in the modern history of this country. when i was in the house, i worked very often with republicans getting amendments passed. but here's what i think, seth. at the end of the day, the republicans can do everything they want to represent the wealthy and the powerful, talk about cutting social security or the affordable care act or whatever. but if we are able, and this is what i mean by a political
if we are able to reach out to working people and the middle class and young people and get them involved in the political process in a way we have not seen for many, many decades, if they stand up and fight back you know what? i think the republicans will have no alternative but to go with them. let me give you one example of this. if you and i were here five years ago, and you said, "well bernie, you know, the $7.25 minimum wage is a starvation wage. we gotta raise it to $15 an hour." nobody would have believed that would have been possible. but what happened is people in the fast food industry, mcdonalds and burger king, they went out an strike. they fought back. and now you have state after state after state passing a $15 an hour minimum wage. and that's the right thing. i want to see that in 50 states. but the point is when people stand up and fight back, extraordinary things can happen. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: now, i also want to ask, was it a goal of yours and do you feel it's been a successful goal that entering
the clinton campaign to a more progressive place than it would have been without you in the race? >> i don't think anybody doubts that. i think the fact that the secretary came on board and finally came on board in opposition with the keystone pipeline after i was one of the leaders against that disastrous idea, when she came on board in opposition to the transpacific partnership, i was one of the leaders in opposition to that. she has come out for a higher minimum wage and i think she otherwise would have -- i want $15, she wants $12. but she has made -- >> seth: if she went to $15, would you go to $16? >> there you go. [ laughter ] she talks now about income inequality and wall street in a way that i think she otherwise wouldn't have. >> seth: i want to ask about this because i feel like you've always been trying to bring voice to the disenfranchised. so many of the disenfranchised are people of color yet it does not seem when we look at the returns of the demographics who vote for you, it feels like your message isn't maybe resonating
what do you think of that? >> well we're making progress on this. look, remember when i began this campaign, we were 3% in the polls. and the truth is that who i was and what i stand for was not widely known. but we have made real progress both in the latino community where in some states i think we have won the latino vote. especially amongst african-american young people. and i think we may be close to a majority there. if not there already. we are having a problem with older african-americans, especially women. and we're going to just do our best to make the case that on issues of social justice, on issues of criminal justice, on issues of economics, the program that we have, the agenda we have, really is the strongest agenda out there to protect the needs of african-americans. >> seth: you mentioned young people and how they're supporting you. has that surprised you at all or did you get into the race thinking, "obviously i'll be the
bernie sanders, i'm going to dominate there. then i'll work on the old people." >> mostly the -- >> seth: how soon into your campaign were you sort of taken with the sort of people that were showing up to your rallies? >> it was unbelievable. it really was. it still is the case. when we talk about young people, don't think it's only 20-year-olds. in almost all of the exit polls, we are winning people 45 years of age or younger. and i think it is younger people looking out in the world with a sense of idealism. and they're saying we can do much better. i mean, we can in must deal with climate change, for example. and if we don't, the planet we're going to be leaving to our kids and our grandchildren, congratulations on your new baby. >> seth: thank you very much. i appreciate it. [ applause ] >> you know, it's going to be a planet in a lot of trouble. and second of all, what the young people are also very keenly aware of is they are leaving college in many respects, or graduate school, 30, 50, 70,000 bucks in debt.
that because we did the right thing, we went out, we got an education, why are we going to be in debt for decades having to pay this thing off?" and when i talk about the need to make public colleges and universities tuition free, i think that resonates with a lot of young people. >> seth: i think it does too. [ applause ] one thing -- because i feel like obviously you have this group of voters who feel the bern. i feel like there's another part of the democratic party that understands the bern but maybe doesn't feel it as much because there's this fear that the hillary clinton presidency would be more effective at getting things done. that maybe your -- what you're asking for is too pie in the sky. how do you address that? >> let me say two things. let me answer that but also say there's criticism levied against me that says bernie's a nice guy but he can't win the general election. i would just ask people to look at virtually every single poll that's been taken place in the last couple of months. in the last cnn poll we were 20
[ applause ] and that is a higher margin than hillary clinton. that is true in almost all polls. we do better against republicans. >> seth: remember they have no idea who their actual nominee could be. it's somebody we probably haven't even met yet. [ laughter ] >> the second point about, you know, our agenda and getting it accomplished. the truth is there is nothing radical about our agenda. i mean, you can tell me, maybe, why it is that if every other major country on earth guarantees health care to all people, why don't we? if for every other major country on earth says when a mom has a baby, she should be entitled to stay home for a period of time with pay in guaranteed family leave. we don't do that. we have more income and wealth inequality and we have large multinational corporations that in a given year make billions of profits but don't pay a nickel in taxes. trying to remedy and deal with these issues really is not radical. but i think what some folks have
"okay, the rich will get richer, everybody else will get poorer." our infrastructure will continue to deteriorate. we'll continue to have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country. and that's the way it is and it can't change. i don't believe that. i think if we stand together, we can change it. >> seth: now, i want to ask you one last thing. if you are elected president, would you do what you did when you were mayor of burlington, vermont, and would you host a public access show? before you answer, i just want to show -- we actually have footage. this is a show you hosted as mayor in burlington. >> hello. >> hi. >> do you want to be on not candid camera? excuse me. hi. i'm mayor sanders. >> yeah. >> we're doing a program which can't go any further than this. hi. i'm dan rather. "60 minutes." we're here in burlington, vermont. just talking to folks. >> it's a great day to be out talking. >> it is a good day. how you doing?
[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i don't think -- i usually don't bring a microphone that close to the water. i think that's a health hazard. thank you so much for being here. let me just ask, i know this is a week a lot of the news about who's qualified and not qualified. if hypothetically hillary clinton was the nominee, can you say now where her qualifications are in regards to what her competition might be? >> no. [ laughter ] i mean, if the question is -- >> seth: yeah, i didn't phrase it well. hillary clinton versus a republican nominee? >> oh, come on. on hillary clinton's worst day, she's a hundred times better than any of the republican candidates. >> seth: all right. thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders, everybody. we'll be right back with savion glover. [ cheers and applause ] some people know
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a tony award winner and arguably one of the greatest best tap dancers in the world. he's also the choreographer for the upcoming broadway show, "shuffle along or the making of the musical sensation of 1921 and all that followed." it opens april 28th at the music box theater. please welcome to the show, savion glover. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> i'm good. >> seth: it's great to have you here. so this title is a mouthful. it is "shuffle along or the making of the musical sensation of 1921 and all that followed." >> i'm glad you said it. >> seth: okay, great. so this is about the show, "shuffle along," yes? >> it is about -- yes, about the show, and it's also about the lives of the people who were
know, important people were involved in the show in 1921. so what george wolfe, what the great george wolfe, our fearless director, has done is he's taken the music of, like, eubie blake, "noble thistle," and he's sort of sophisticatedly designed this piece that allows us to not only become familiar with the musical, but with the lives of the people who were involved. >> seth: in what -- explain real quick for those of us who don't know the significance of this original 1921 show. >> well, the significance is this was the first black broadway musical that introduced us to what we call, "syncopation," and just a line of dancing women who did not just -- well, what we know to be as great hoofers.
>> and that's a different approach to tap dancing, and it was just, like, a ground-breaking event. >> seth: now, at the time, how familiar were audiences with tap before this show? did they know tap, but just not this style of tap? >> i think they were figuring it out. we were literally stumbling upon what tap dancing is. but, you know, our approach to tap dancing comes from a place, i think, that was developed prior to the show. >> seth: got it. and now, you've choreographed this show. >> yes. >> seth: when you choreograph the show with your dance background, is it frustrating that you can't do it every night, or a relief because it's hard? >> no, it's not frustrating. it's not frustrating. i'm happy knowing that i'm going to be on the show. i'm going to tie someone up. >> seth: okay. gotcha. backstage, so you can do it? >> backstage, one night, i'm gonna go in there, and i'm gonna -- >> seth: i bet if you asked, they would just let you do it. [ laughter ] you don't have to, like, commit a felony. >> it's not going to be a felony, but yeah. >> seth: okay, gotcha.
intimidating -- you have great people on the show, but it must be intimidating to get tap instruction from you. billy porter is a fantastic dancer and performer. he said that learning tap from you is like learning in a new language with the same vocabulary. do you feel bad in any way when you have to come in, when people have to learn from you, or do you feel like they're lucky because you're such a good teacher? >> no, i don't feel bad at all. i mean, this cast is, like, you know -- i have this thing where the vocabulary is able to be simplified. >> seth: mm-hmm. >> but they want the real deal. they want the hard core version of what it is. audra, brian, and like, all these cats -- you know, we go through the rehearsal process, and it starts off, you know, a step might start off with chu-ku-bu-bam. >> seth: that's how i start it. that's how i do it. >> at the end of the rehearsal, it was like -- [ imitates scat music ] >> seth: see, that's beyond my skill set, yeah. [ laughter ] now, you started tapping at a very young age. at 10 years old, you were on broadway. is that right? >> that is correct. >> seth: and you were doing "sesame street" a lot then, too? >> i did "sesame street" as well.
was more exciting to you? broadway or "sesame street"? >> well, you know, i was just chilling, man. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] i have the sense that at 10, you were cooler than i will ever be. [ laughter ] >> i mean, you know, it was all the same to me. like, this wasn't my plan, broadway, tv. i was, you know, i was just coming over to new york from newark, new jersey. >> seth: uh-huh. >> my mother signed us up for tap class. it was just something to do. >> seth: how soon into tap class were your instructors like, "oh, you are very good"? [ laughter ] >> um, i don't know, man. maybe, i think, like, a year or two. >> seth: gotcha. >> into my studies is when i first, like, had my first had my first auditions for the tap dance kids. >> seth: would you do a little tap dance for us now? would you mind? >> i happy to do it. >> seth: all right, let's do it. [ cheers and applause ] >> let me -- buckle up. >> seth: do you feel tap gets the respect it deserves as an art form? >> um, we are -- i think because
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