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>> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- chris evans, from "smurfs: the lost village," actor mandy patinkin, music from michelle branch, featuring the 8g band with johnathan mover. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] fantastic. that's great to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. president trump today met with the president of china at his mar-a-lago resort. and things got off to an awkward start when trump said, "i thought you were really funny in the 'hangover' movies." [ laughter ]
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that's right, president trump today met with chinese president xi jinping. trump asked him how to pronounce the name. and then he said, "no, i meant the name of your country. is it china? [ laughter ] because i'm getting a lot of mixed signals on that." [ cheers and applause ] during president trump's meeting today with the president of china, they discussed everything from north korea and south korea to, at trump's behest, east and west korea. "they often get overlooked." [ laughter ] according to a new report, new york has a higher tax burden than any other state. but she's still refusing to move. [ laughter ] just tough it out. they got the money, tough it out. [ applause ] today was national tell a lie day, which is a very cool and fun thing. [ laughter and applause ]
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today was running out. i had to get one in there. skin care brand nivea apologized this week for an ad created to promote their invisible for black and white deodorant with the slogan, "white is purity." but, i don't think their new slogan is any better. [ laughter ] "nivea, please." a new jersey man recently admitted to -- i should point out this is a very smart joke. this is a joke for intellectuals. so, if you don't get this joke, don't beat yourself up. [ light laughter ] a new jersey man recently -- no, i'm just saying it now. i want to prepare you for the fact that it will probably go over your head. it's a joke for intellectuals. a new jersey man recently admitted to stealing $20,000 worth of ginger ale from a grocery store. he said he wasn't planning on stealing so much. he just got schwepped up in it.
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[ laughter ] [ applause ] you're faking it, you don't get it. [ laughter ] a new study found that plastic surgeons make an average of $354,000 per year. "i am shocked," said one woman's face but not her mouth. [ laughter ] you paid a lot for plastic surgery and then let that haircut go. [ light laughter ] a so-called museum of failure is opening in sweden this june. though, if you can't wait that long, check out the pop-up exhibit in washington. [ audience oohs ] [ cheers and applause ] a young girl was recently discovered living with a group of monkeys in a forest in india and reportedly eats and behaves like an animal. when they found her, her first words were, "can you believe that kendall jenner pepsi commercial?" [ laughter ] and finally, it was announced today that intellige
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committee chairman devin nunes will be recusing himself from leading the investigation into russia's interference with last year's presidential election. and that's a bummer because to us he already seems like the saddest man in washington. here to tell us more is intelligence committee chairman devin nunes. ♪ >> seth: take a seat, congressman -- oh, okay. thank you. it's so, so great to have you here. >> no one's ever said that to me before. >> seth: okay, come on. devin, why don't you tell us what happened today with the trump investigation. >> all i know is i was doing a super good job and nobody cared. and everybody was mad at me. and now i have to step down. >> seth: okay, well i'm sorry you're so upset. i just think people were concerned over your pretty clear bias toward the trump campaign. >> oh, my god, you're worse than adam schiff. yeah, i don't know whois
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[ laughter ] >> seth: well to be fair, you also showed a pretty clear bias in the investigation into michael flynn. you said he should be thanked for his ties to russia and in the end you actually resigned over them. >> i know, i messed up. that's what they call me in washington, devin the messup noons. >> seth: i think it's nunes. >> it is? [ laughter ] seth, i can't do anything right. i'm the biggest jerk in washington and that place is full of jerks. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, come on. come on back into a seated position. >> i don't want to. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] it really seems like you're having a rough day, buddy. >> it's just that everybody says i get my information from washington and i don't. i don't ever talk to the white house, ever! [ phone ringing ] it's the white house. >> seth: okay. you can answer it. >> hello, mr. president? [ muffled talking ] [ laughter ] >> i can't talk right now. i'm on seth meyers.
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>> i know, i don't like him either. [ laughter ] [ muffled talking ] >> of course i didn't tell him about the pee pee tape. oh, no! sean spicer is going to be so mad at me! >> seth: yeah, he's gonna be mad at you. >> i gotta go. >> seth: all right, bye, devin nunes. [ applause ] ladies and gentlemen, devin nunes. [ cheers and applause ] you guys, we have a great show for you tonight. he is the star of a great new movie, "gifted," chris evans is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] he plays cia agent saul berenson on showtime's "homeland" and he is the voice of papa smurf in the upcoming "smurfs: the lost village," mandy patinkin joins us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and we will have music from michelle branch. so it's a great night. [ cheers and applause ] very sad piece of news in the world of comedy today. don rickles passed away this afternoon. who was one of the all-time gr
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and i -- i've told this story before, but it meant so much to me. a few years ago, i was at a party, and don rickles was there. and he was sitting at his table. and he was alone. and i said to myself, "i will always regret it if i don't say hello to don rickles." and i went over and i said, "mr. rickles, i just want to say hello. my name is seth meyers. i'm on saturday night live.'" and he just looked at me and said, "oh, i'm so sorry to hear 'saturday night live was cancelled. and i was like, "oh, it wasn't cancelled." and then he just went, "oh, a guy can dream." [ laughter ] i remember thinking there is nothing better than getting burned by don rickles. so, i was always very thankful for that and i was very thankful that we got to enjoy his comedy for all these many years. rest in peace, don rickles. [ applause ] moving on, this week has been a very consequential week in the trump presidency. today he met with the president of china after reshuffling his national security council and pushing a new infrastructure plan. meanwhile, senate republicans
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to confirm trump's supreme court nominee. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: because trump doesn't have the firmest grasp on policies, it's difficult to know at any moment what he actually believes and what he actually wants to do. but on tuesday, he at least made one definitive statement about something he doesn't want to do. >> i'm not and i don't want to be the president of the world. >> seth: and it's weird. [ laughter ] but it's a relief just to hear trump say, "i don't want to be president of the world." that's how low our standards are right now. [ applause ] a month ago, a month ago, if he had said that, my response would have been, "nobody [ bleep ] asked you to be president of the world." but, now he says that and my reaction is, "that's a reasonable thing to say. you are making progress. [ light laughter ] you are growing up in front of our very eyes." [ laughter ] but whether trump likes it or not, his decisions do affect the rest of the world. especially when it comes to national security. and yesterday, we got some news about who will and who won't be making national security
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going forward. >> steve bannon, president trump's chief strategist, former breitbart executive, has been removed from the national security council. >> seth: that's right, steve bannon has been removed from the national security council. i'm guessing by someone in a hazmat suit. "ooh, where should i put this?" ah. [ light laughter ] so why was bannon demoted? apparently trump has been bothered by the public perception that bannon is actually the one in charge. according to "the new york times," the president had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit bannon had received for setting the agenda. and trump was not pleased by the president bannon puppet master theme promoted by magazines, late night talk shows and twitter. and oh, my god, donald, i am so sorry. [ laughter ] i never, i never would have called steve bannon the president if i knew it hurt your feelings so much. and this is terrible timing, but i guess i shouldn't have commissioned that official presidential portrait of steve bannon. [ laughter ] and i certainly shouldn't have asked for this photo to be mocked up of bannon sitting at the desk in the oval office while you play with blocks and pretend to build your wall. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
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so sorry. now, apparently bannon has also clashed with the president's son-in-law jared kushner, who has taken on an ever-expanding role in the white house, that now includes foreign policy. he served as the point person on trump's meeting with chinese president xi jinping in mar-a-lago today. according to "the new york times," china's courtship of kushner reflects a chinese comfort with dynastic links. xi is himself a princeling. and kushner is also somebody they see as a princeling. whereas eric and donald jr. are seen as duncelings. [ laughter ] "i want to meet the chinese president." [ laughter ] but think about how crazy this is. kushner's qualification is he is married to the president's daughter. can you imagine if a year ago the president of china visited the u.s. and had to have a meeting with malia obama's prom date? [ laughter ] now going into the meeting today, we knew very little about how trump would actually deal with the chinese president. in fact, all we really knew were two things. one, that he thinks china is ripping us off. and two, tdu
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campaign, he had a very specific plan for how he would welcome his chinese counterpart. >> he's coming over. he's getting a big dinner free at the white house. addressing the u.n. if you were president, would you throw him a big dinner? >> i would not be throwing him a dinner. we've had this conversation. i would get him an mcdonald's hamburger and i'd say, "we gotta get down to work. >> so, you would be confrontational with the chinese? you're saying, "look, i'm not giving you a dinner. he's a big mac?" i mean, really, is that what your going to do? >> i would give him a very -- yeah. but i would give him a double -- probably a double size big mac. [ laughter ] >> seth: "yeah, and then i would be like, 'here's your big mac, small fry.' [ laughter ] and then he'd be all, 'hey, i'm not a small fry.' and i'd be all, 'no, you're an onion ring, because you stink.'" [ laughter ] so the stakes for trump's meeting with the chinese president could not be higher. with that backdrop, trump of course found time today to talk yet again to his favorite tv show, "fox and friends." and he didn't really inspire much confidence. >> you mentioned the chinese president. what should we anticipate today wi
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>> well, it's going to be very interesting. nobody really knows. >> seth: that's right. nobody really knows. [ laughter ] "in fact, i can't wait to hear how the meeting went when the president gets back." [ laughter and applause ] last one. it was my last one, sir. but while trump deals with foreign leaders, he's also trying to move on to the next item on his domestic agenda, infrastructure. at a meeting with ceos on tuesday, he criticized the regulatory process required for building things using new york as an example. but then quickly transitioned to complaining that nobody talks about dams. >> getting a building approved in new york is a horrible, horrible thing. and that's nothing compared to when you get into the highways and the dams. they don't even talk about dams anymore. >> seth: they don't talk about dams anymore. which is a shame because i'm pretty sure that thing on your head could build one. [ laughter ] also, when was everyone talking about dams? "when i met your grandfather, all anyone was doing was talking about dams. the hot dance at the time was
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and for my sweet 16, we had a pinata shaped like the grand coulee filled with sweets. [ laughter ] we were dam crazy. now because infrastructure is supposed to be trump's next big push, his team set up an interview with "the new york times" that was published last night that was supposed to focus specifically on infrastructure. and you can tell the white house was serious about trying to stay on topic because according to "the times," at least six white house aides were sitting in. six. this president rolls deep. "i believe you know my posse. this is little whitey. and so is this guy. they all answer to little whitey." [ laughter ] and you can see where trump needed babysitters in this interview because he very frequently went off the rails. like when trump was asked what he would like to spend the infrastructure money on. and trump said, "on roads, on bridges, on many different things and it's also going to be -- we have to refurbish to a large extent. you know, we can build new highways which are much more expensive," and sometimes they're the highways to hell. "and we're going to fix them very quickly. in fact there will be no stop signs, speed limit. no one's going to slow me down.
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nobody's gonna mess me around. hey, satan, paid my dues playing in a rock band. hey momma, look at me. i'm on my way to the promise land. i'm on the highway to hell." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] "i now must say, i can do it because i've got the biggest balls of them all." [ laughter ] so trump is trying to make a big infrastructure push. but overshadowing that today was the historic showdown in the senate over trump's supreme court nominee neil gorsuch. basically republicans rewrote the rules of the senate. rules they say they liked. to fill a stolen supreme court seat, you might remember the republicans stole that seat from president obama who nominated merrick garland. in fact, senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell was asked about republicans treatment of garland. and chuckled his way through the entire interview. >> why not put him up for a vote? >> really? really? >> why -- i mean why -- i mean i'm just asking. look, any senator can have a rationale, we're about to go on a situation where there's going to be this extra level of filibuster. let me ask you, what was wrong with allowing merrick garland to have an up or down vote? are you prepared to pass a resolution that says, in
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election years, any supreme court vacancy inhabit to be the sense of a senate resolution that say, why not put merrick garland on the floor? and if the rationale is you know it's too close to an election, then vote no? [ laughter ] >> seth: how stoned is mitch mcconnell? "merrick garland, that's a funny name." so trump's in over his head with the chinese president. his infrastructure plan is incoherent. and his party had to destroy the rules of the senate just to get his supreme court nominee through. it might be better for everyone if he just went back to playing with his blocks. this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with more "late night" everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. it was recently reported that fox news paid out $13 million to settle multiple sexual harassment charges against bill o'reilly. not long after, fox news ceo roger ailes had to step down due to similar accusations. here to comment are three of our writers, amber, ally and jenny. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hey, guys. so guys, what do you think of all this? >> seth, people are acting like this scandal is shocking. >> but if you're shocked by it, where have you been? sexual harassment is everywhere. raise your hand if someone's stared at your boobs on the way
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[ light laughter ] raise your hand if you've ever had a co-worker touch you inappropriately. >> amber's hand is on my ass right now. [ light laughter ] >> i was just trying to find it. [ light laughter ] >> so go ahead. get mad about bill o'reilly. but then stay mad. because sexual harassment is everywhere. not just at places like fox news. >> seth: do you think it's a problem here? >> oh, no way. we feel really lucky to be working for such a feminist boss. >> seth: oh, thank you. [ light laughter ] >> seth gives us a platform to come out here and speak our minds. >> when my son is sick, seth lets me work from home. >> and seth is so upset about the gender pay gap, he said he's going to start paying us 33 cents extra for every dollar the male writers make. >> seth: wait, what? [ light laughter ] >> out of his own pocket. he wanted to pay us more. and we said yes. [ light laughter ] >> seth: but i didn't say that. >> seth knows that o
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do. so to make up for that, he made up this new opening for the show. ♪ [ laughter ] >> seth: i did not make that. >> seth is so understanding of women's issues that he insisted that our office provide a room for us to breast feed. >> seth: but none of you have babies. >> sometimes i need to take my titties out. [ laughter ] >> seth: amber! [ cheers and applause ] >> look, jokes aside, for all of history, men have used their power to take advantage of women. and there's no one thing women can do to fix it. >> that's right, it's not like we can make it better by cat calling men. wait, i want to try something here. hey, seth? >> seth: yeah. >> i want to take "a closer look" at that tiny ass! [ cheers ] >> seth: inappropriate, amber. all right. give it up for amber, ally and jenny, everybody. we'll be right back with chris evans. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. give it up for the 8g band. [ cheers and applause ] also, all week we've had a drumming great who has played with such incredible artists as aretha franklin, alice cooper, joe satriani, and shakira to name just a few. and he's also the publisher of "drumhead" magazine. jonathan mover, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: thank you so much for a great week, jonathan, really appreciate it. you know our first guest tonight from his portrayal of captain america in the marvel cinematic universe. he stars in "gifted," which is in select theaters this friday and every april 12th. let's take a look. >> i didn't want to go to the stupid school in the first place. and the boy in the next row acts inappropriately for someone who is a child. >> i'm sorry, i'm still passively aggressively ignoring you. >> a lot of kids answer questions. they don't get into trouble. >> y
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answering questions. you yelled at the principal. you know what? you're gonna find this interesting. so i google first graders who yell at the principal? and statistically, you're never gonna believe how many kids do it. >> how many? >> none. [ light laughter ] >> seth: please welcome to the show chris evans, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: a pleasure to see you. >> likewise, likewise. >> seth: congratulations on this film. >> thank you. >> seth: you were great. your co-star, though. >> that's all i care about. >> seth: your co-star steals it. >> all right, fine, fine. >> seth: your 10-year-old. >> i got to go. thank you. [ laughter ] >> seth: can you get her on the show? >> she's so good. >> seth: what's the actress's name? >> mckenna grace. >> seth: okay, and she's 10 years old? >> yeah, going on 40. >> seth: yeah. were you -- are you kind of blown away by her confiden a
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>> without question. i certainly was not that way when i was -- it's tough finding a young actress who can kind of master both professionalism but still be wild and free. i was far from it. >> seth: what were you at 10? >> crying, probably. >> seth: yeah? [ light laughter ] >> i cried a lot. i really did. >> seth: only out of sadness? or are you a joy crier? >> i wish. [ light laughter ] no, it was out of true, true panic. i cried first day of school, i cried first day at camp. truly up until, honestly, if i'm being honest, maybe like fourth grade was the first year i remember -- >> seth: going to school and not losing it? >> just being like, i got it. i got it! [ laughter ] nobody talk to me! i got it. i'm not joking. i remember being proud of myself, getting on the bus, being like, i made it. [ laughter ] >> seth: you were like, "i would like to make an announcement to the entire bus." [ imitates crying ] summer camp, that sleepaway camp? >> summer camp was a nightmare. no, it was day camp. [ laughter ] this was -- but you know what? how old is it, when are kids su
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i will say, i was a real home body too, i did not like going away from my parents. >> yeah, especially young. i feel like i was eight or nine and even going to day camp, like you know, we had a sliding door van. i felt like a cat getting into a bathtub. [ light laughter ] and my mother, at least two years in a row, we wasted money on camp. my mom would just be like, "fine, i guess we're going home." and then by my third year they even set up a daily schedule so that my sister and one of my cousins who were both at the camp were, you know, with me every second of the day. [ light laughter ] and i still just didn't want to go. >> seth: well, there you go. and -- you were very close, we're very similar this way, you're very close with your mother. >> yeah. >> seth: i'm very close with mine. i will say, we diverge slightly because i heard this story, is this true, that you told your mom when you lost your virginity? >> yes. >> seth: okay. >> i did. [ light laughter ] i did. you know, my whole family is just -- we're very open with a lot of things. if i had, you know, parties in high school, half the party is upstairs talking to her about inappropriate things.
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she's a really, really, really cool woman. and yeah, i did. i raced home and said, "i did it!" [ laughter ] i don't know what i was doing, but i think i did it. >> seth: and i didn't cry. >> oh, no, i cried. [ laughter and applause ] i didn't say that. she may have as well. >> seth: was she -- i cried too. i was like, i can't believe how often i do this. [ light laughter ] this was definitely not my first time. did you -- was she happy to hear it? >> i think so. i don't know. i think she was happy that i was willing to share it with her. >> seth: yeah. i think that's what parents want. >> i think as a parent you just want to have honesty, you know what i mean? that's one of the best things my parents both achieved, somehow they felt like my friends. you don't want to be so cool that your parents that you do anything, but when big things happen, you wanted to share it with them. >> seth: that's cool. >> yeah, it's nice. >> seth: are they happy -- i mean, i'm assuming they're fans of your "captain america" wobu
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are they happy when you do something that's a little more grounded? >> yeah, yeah. i mean, i think -- look, the "captain america" stuff is phenomenal, but there are certainly are people in my life that prefer, you know, different fare. and i think they're all happy when i do something a little bit more relatable and i'm not punching out aliens. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] they're both great. >> look, aliens have to get punched sometimes. just saying. >> seth: you were also -- are you a skilled -- what is your skill level as far as tap dance goes? >> this is really like taking on a life of it's own. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, we're going. [ light laughter ] >> i'm okay. i'm not going to sit here and say i'm like gene kelly. but i'm okay. i'm okay. >> seth: yeah. look, don't run from it. >> i'm okay. my mom gave us lessons when we were all kids. so i'm all right. >> seth: all right, that's good. i want to ask about this. you're on twitter, you're active. and you're sort of -- you voice your political opinions in a way, which is nice in this day and age. i feel like people have the freedom to do that. but you probably have some fans who would rather you didn't. you got in a twitter battle with david duke. >> yeah.
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no. [ laughter ] >> i mean, look, his heart's in the right place. [ light laughter ] >> seth: have you gotten feedback from people? and what's your response to it? >> yeah, you know, sometimes you do. it's tricky sometimes. actors in general i think have a -- it's tricky because no one wants to hear from you because it's easy to think you're out of touch and elite, which is, you know, potentially true. but look, i was a human being for a lot longer. you know, i was a citizen before i was an actor. >> seth: yeah. >> i spent a lot of time being not famous. i don't know, i still feel i have a right to express my opinions. you just got to take into consideration how people are going to receive it. if you're not aware of that, you may not land it. >> seth: yeah, it may catch you off guard. >> you just may not get your opinion across. you have to acknowledge the fact that to some degree, they're not wrong. you know, i don't live the same life certain people do, you got to acknowledge that. but that doesn't mean i don't get a chance to express what i think too. >> seth: well, i'm really glad
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you do. >> likewise, man, honestly. >> seth: oh, i appreciate it. >> you do a lot of really funny stuff. funny stuff with this little -- you got going on here. you keep it up. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: it just seems like, i don't know, if you are also allowed to express your political views, i should be allowed to play captain america. [ laughter ] not like all the time. >> and if not, we can at least cry to our moms. [ light laughter ] >> seth: speaking of family, we both have -- we're both intensely close with our brothers. >> yes. >> seth: both of our brothers were going to come tonight but then your brother actually had work conflicts. >> that's right. >> seth: we were going to play a game against each other. >> we had a whole thing planned. i really wanted him here. but he did. he got a job. he got a little acting gig. >> seth: so that's great. i'm sorry we can't do it tonight. >> it's a shame. >> seth: wait, wait. >> what? >> seth: hey, everybody, my brother josh. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're doing this? >> seth: no. no. chris's brother couldn't make it. >> so we win then, right?
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>> oh, man. >> yeah, because if he's not here, then you forfeit. >> i guess we forfeit for now. >> yeah! >> better luck next time, cry baby evans. [ laughter and applause ] undefeated! undefeated! >> seth: we'll bring him back. we'll bring him back next time. chris evans, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "gifted" is in select theaters this friday and every where april 12th we'll be right back with mandy patinkin, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [crunch] ♪ yeah! ♪ [crunch] ♪ hahahaha! hono-o, hono-o, hono-o!! ("flame, flame, flame!") ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is an emmy and tony award-winning actor. you know him from his portrayal of saul in "homeland." he voices papa smurf in "smurfs: the lost village," which is in theaters friday. let's take a look. >> are you there? smurfette? ♪ hefty? brainy? clumsy? oh, that's not even convincing. [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome to the show mandy patinkin, everyone.
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♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome to the show. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, so good to be here. >> seth: i'm very, very happy to have you. now obviously -- go ahead. >> i just want to tell you before we get into anything else that -- i don't know if you remember, we were at the emmy awards, we were coming around right before we went in. >> seth: yeah. >> and i was with the dearest person in my life to me, my cousin marvin. >> seth: oh, yeah! >> we said "hello" and then we walked away, and you were wonderful. and marvin turned to me and he said, "my god, that's a nice man." >> seth: oh, that's fantastic. >> referring to you, and marvin is now in heaven watching over us all. so i just wanted to bring him with us. >> seth: i'm so happy that i got a chance to meet him. thank you for reminding me of that. >> he was very fond of you, just from that moment. he thought you were a beautiful person. >> seth: well, that's great. i assure you later at the night at those emmys, if he'd run into me, it would have been a lot worse. >> i understand. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] you want to catch me at the
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know what you mean. [ light laughter ] >> seth: he caught me when i was hopeful. [ light laughter ] >> after that beautiful hot red carpet. >> seth: exactly. >> i know. >> seth: now, of course anyone can -- you don't have to look like an animated character, 'cause you're just the voice, but do you think the beard helped you land papa smurf? [ laughter ] >> yeah, i actually do. because kelly asbury called me up, he said "the voice." but i have the beard and everything, and i actually am blue from this button down. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, right. >> yeah. >> seth: so they had to do very little work. >> this was all -- this part is all makeup, just flesh tones. >> seth: thank you for doing that for our show. >> sure, sure. >> seth: next time come out blue, we don't care. >> well, it's part of the contract. i have to appear as someone different. [ light laughter ] >> seth: well, there's also -- i will say, they're very different shows, "homeland" and "the smurfs film" -- [ laughter ] >> oh. >> seth: but there's a similarity. wouldn't you say there's a similarity between saul and papa smurf? sort of father figures? >> absolutely identical to me, yeah. [ light laughter ] i don't see what difference you're talking about. [ laughter ] they're both fathers, they both take care of bipolar children. it's -- [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> it's simple. >> seth: and abu nasir is the bad guy in this smurfs movie, right? >> abu nasir is the bad guy in is
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>> seth: i wanted to ask about this. this is a photo -- because this is obviously a movie for children, and they sent you -- is this correct? that the smurfs, i guess as a thank you for your work, sent you a bunch of swag. >> yeah. >> seth: and so that -- what are you doing with all your smurf stuff? >> well, i don't know yet. if you would like to have some, just please call me up. [ laughter ] i need to figure out what to do with it. my favorite one was the tiffany box which is right in the middle. and that was a tiny little bug, you know, the smurf bug. who i guess is a very famous character. so it's a little bug in a tiffany box. so they clearly spent the money on the bug and not on the -- [ laughter ] >> seth: i can't imagine many women in america who would be happy when they saw a tiffany box to open it up and see it was a smurf bug. >> yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: "honey, i know you've been waiting for five years and you've been waiting for something." >> yeah, i know. >> seth: "i'd like to get down on a knee and give you this smurf bug." [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: you --
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>> there is a mushroom house there that you can play with as well. >> seth: oh, really? that's nice. >> yeah. >> seth: well, you have kids. why don't you give it to your kids? >> yeah, they're only -- yeah, they'd appreciate it. they're 30 and 35. [ laughter ] i'm sure they'll fight over the t-shirt. "i want the original! i want the original one!" [ light laughter ] >> seth: so "homeland," obviously -- you know, this is a very intense show, it's very stressful to watch. i assume getting into character can be stressful at times. but you -- is it true that you relieve the tension every now and then singing on set? >> i don't think so. >> seth: okay. >> but i probably -- you know, i did with damien. damien likes sondheim, so when damien was in the show we would sing sondheim songs together. and i -- you know, that's not true. i usually do hum to myself, i sing tunes that -- i pick tunes that are sort of appropriate to the scene and they just sort of calm my head and it just kind of quiets me down. >> seth: gotcha. that's nice. do you think it calms other people down? >> no, i think it annoys everyone else. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, you have to make choices as an actor. >> profoundly, yeah. >> seth: speaking of sondheim, jake gyllenhaal was here.
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in the park with george." >> oh, my god. i did. and i was so worried, 'cause -- the moment the play started, and the first song started, i just started weeping in my chair. and i -- >> seth: well, this is a part -- for those who don't know, you originated this part on broadway. >> yes, i did. many years ago, when i was 31 years old. i'm 64, do the math. [ light laughter ] but i was so emotional. it was a piece that so spoke to me and formed my life. and i was very self-conscious that i was going to sob openly in the play, and i made it through the whole thing -- virtually cried through the whole thing. and then i walked backstage to say hi, and jake had to run to promote a movie and get on a plane. but i just -- they were right there, jake and annaleigh, and we just fell in each other's arms and wept for quite some time. and then i thanked him for giving life to something that gave me life. and for nurturing it so beautifully and bringing his incredible gifts to it. i -- i don't know what more you can ask from a human being. >> seth: well, he was here, and he was saying he was so thankful that he didn't know you were there that night. >> yeah, yea
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that you came backstage and hugged him and started to cry. although that could have break either way as far as whether or not you liked it. [ laughter ] >> yeah, yeah. exactly. yeah, i could have hated it and just been crying to get the hell out of there. [ laughter ] no, but he knocked it out of the ballpark, and so did annaleigh. and the whole company. >> seth: it was a fantastic show. >> i hope they find a way to do it for a longer run somewhere, or make a film of it. because -- >> seth: it was truly beautiful. >> yeah. >> seth: i want to ask about this. so every year when "homeland" wraps, you actually -- i guess you've been doing this for a few years now. you are going and doing work with refugees. >> yeah, it's the second year i did it. the minute "homeland" wraps, and literally the next day i'm on a plane to the refugee crisis. i go to lesbos, greece, and this time i took my wife, and then after that we went to serbia in the balkans, and the croatian border in germany. and i visit these beautiful families, these children that are so extraordinary. >> seth: you have some beautiful pictures. and i think -- it's really just nice to see that these are just families. there's no real other way. >> this is khoder al assy, and they relocated to germany.
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of karatepe, and they have two beautiful boys here, and i'm showing them my sons on my phone. this is abed who said to me in belgrade in the resettlement camp there. he was holding me on the street, and he said, "you are grandpa, you are like grandpa." [ laughter ] and i turned to my wife when -- before we were leaving, and would tell, you know, all this emotional, overwhelming stuff of these people trying to get to sanctuary and a new place after such a war-torn environment. and i said, you know, "but in the middle of all this horror we had to come to serbia, to a resettlement camp, a refugee resettlement camp, to become a grandfather." so, you know, life is full of strange surprises. >> seth: it's wonderful. [ light laughter ] what is -- having spent time there, i feel like you're in the unique position to speak to what the biggest misconceptions are of the refugee crisis and who these refugees are. >> these refugees are us. they are every single one of us. they are families like our ancestors. every one of us in this country probably are refugees in one form or another, or ancestors are. we're first or second-born americans, in some cases third.
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people in the world right now. and the misconception that is so profound is people that are politicians and want to get elected, it's the oldest game in the book, is you have to vilify someone. so in this case it's the muslim population, a population that's given such gifts to our world beyond expression, so many gifts. and so yet they're vilified. and they you that you need to be afraid of them, because if you vote for me, and you elect me to be president or congressman or senator, i'll keep you safe. when the facts of the matter are very important. and this is where the "homeland" world -- because the most famous characters in "homeland" season six are fake news and truth. that's what "homeland" season six is about. and the truth for these people that are not tv shows or games, is that the vetting process in the united states of america is the gold standard of vetting around the would. it's an 18-month to two-year process. you don't even get in the door as an individual or a family member unless the u.n. hcr, the united nations high commission of refugees, feel you can make it through that long process. once you do, you're vetted for the rest of your life.
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have. and the facts of the matter, if i can give this quickly, since 1975, 3 million refugees have come to the united states. since 9/11, 900,000. not a single terrorist incident in the united states of america has occurred by a refugee. they are our safest citizens. and if you want to realize what makes america great, they are the refugees that make up our nation. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: thank you so much -- >> thank you. >> seth: --for doing that with them, and for telling that story. >> thank you. >> seth: really appreciate it. mandy patinkin, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "smurfs: the lost village" is in theaters friday. we'll be right back with music from michelle branch. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ dearest lover read this letter i can't pretend i'm still in love ♪ ♪ if my lips could say it better i'd still be there when you wake up ♪ ♪ we used to be for real but now you make me feel like i'll never be enough ♪ ♪ you turned me on then turned me off oh ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me every time you scream as the best you ever ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me in a lucid dream as the best you ever ♪
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♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ i hope you can find someone who will satisfy you like i did ♪ ♪ do all the stupid little things that never are as obvious ♪ ♪ and all the things you miss i seal 'em with a kiss ♪ ♪ but i can't sign sincerely yours i never was i've never been ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me every time you scream as the best you ever ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me in a lucid dream as the best you ever ♪ ♪ oh oh
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oh oh ♪ ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ i've been wondering why i tried so hard to win your love i'm giving up ♪ ♪ i don't wanna waste any more time so goodbye ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me every time you scream as the best you ever ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me in a lucid dream as the best you ever ♪ ♪ oh oh oh oh
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♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ i want you to remember me i want you to remember me best you ever ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: michelle branch, folks. the album "hopeless romantic" is out now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to chris evans, mandy patinkin, michelle branch, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] josh meyers, jonathan mover. 8g band. stay tuned for "carson daly." see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> carson: good evening. you have tuned into "last call" with yours truly, carson daly. thank you so much. tonight we're coming at you from the skylark in new york city and we've got a killer show coming up.


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