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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- jon hamm, larry king,
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misty copeland, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ and now, here he is, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: good evening! i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] are we well? excellent. excellent news. but there's also some slightly scary news today. for the second time in three days, the white house has gone into lockdown after somebody threw an object over the fence. and finally today president obama took away joe biden's frisbee. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
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because once it's a pattern, joe, i have to take away the frisbee. [ laughter ] so rob ford -- you guys maybe have heard about rob ford. [ cheers and applause ] rob ford is in rehab and earlier today he said that he got in trouble for making phone calls to journalists from rehab. well, i'm not sure how to tell you this, rob ford, but you were all ready in trouble. [ laughter ] [ applause ] from the crack. [ laughter ] making phone calls is not the worst thing you've ever done. the situation in ukraine continues and now nato is disputing russian president vladimir putin's claims that he withdrew forces from the ukraine border. while putin is disputing claims that ukraine's border actually exists. all i see is russia, baby. [ laughter ]
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russia, russia. that's russia, this russia. when you play risk, the board game risk, in russia -- it's really boring because it's just russia. [ laughter ] so whoever picks first -- they just win. [ applause ] this is bad news for people who love love, but there's trouble for kim and kanye. [ audience oohs ] tmz is reporting that kim kardashian and kanye west's wedding is being held up because of prenup negotiations. put it in legal terms, he is saying she's a gold digger. [ laughter and applause ] again, that's legal terms. that's legal terms. this is not cool. this is not cool. nintendo announced today that players in an upcoming life simulator game will not be allowed to engage in same sex relationships in the game. [ audience boos ]
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exactly. said nintendfans, "what's sex?" [ laughter and applause ] this all sounds bad but, for clarity, what's sex? [ cheers and applause ] excellent boo, sir. i feel like there was one man who really went for the boo. [ laughter ] it was a full-throated, excellent boo. i'll be very upset later if i find out you're a professional booer -- [ laughter ] but you were wonderful. i'm not sure how to feel about this. burger king has announced that it will start offering a burger at breakfast menu at locations across the country. because you know, some people wake up sad. [ laughter ] oh, i hate the morning. i'm gonna have a burger. [ laughter ] this is cool. scientists have discovered
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14 new species of dancing frogs in southern india. but when the scientists showed them to other people, the frogs hid their top hats and just sat there. [ laughter and applause ] before people showed up, it was incredible. [ laughter ] this is a little weird. a 67-year-old australian woman claims that she's been abducted by aliens more times than she can count. though in fairness, she can't count. that might explain it. this is amazing. a 90-year-old man who was arrested with over 200 pounds of cocaine in his truck was sentenced to three years in prison. so life. [ laughter ] life in prison. [ cheers and applause ] another way you could say it.
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this is just bizarre. an icelandic chef has created several pates and desserts made of fly larva. so if you were looking for a reason to go to iceland, keep looking. [ laughter ] sony -- this is interesting. sony has invented a new type of cassette tape that could store 47 million songs. 47 million songs. they estimate that they'll be ready to demonstrate the new cassette for the public sometime in the year 2267 when it finishes rewinding. [ laughter ] [ applause ] it's still rewinding. i think that's gonna be like at least a hundred years. 47 million songs, or like three phish songs. [ laughter ] this is a sweet story. an elderly couple in queens got
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married over the weekend after dating for 55 years. 55 years. apparently instead of saying, "i do," they just said, "i guess." we're not getting any younger. literally. no? give me one of those classic boos for that last joke. [ audience boos ] thank you. [ laughter ] target and doritos have paired up to market the walking taco, which is where you pour ground beef and cheese into a bag of crushed doritos before eating it out of the bag. [ audience ohs ] the walking taco was created when a man was taking out the garbage and thought, hey! [ laughter ] i could eat this. i could eat the garbage. [ applause ]
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i'm an inventor. and finally, this sunday is mother's day, according to six voicemails from my mother. ladies and gentlemen, this is the 8g band! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: how are we, 8g band? is everyone well in the 8g band? how are you doing, fred? >> fred: great, great. so happy to be here. >> seth: it's so good to see you as well. i'm always so happy when you're here. >> fred: i love it. >> seth: yeah, it's great. when you're here -- i've known you for so long, and yet, when you're here i feel like i learn a new thing about you every day. >> fred: yeah. >> seth: it's great. and i won't say, for people at home, i do worry sometimes is they feel that maybe you're just making these things up off the top of your head. [ laughter ]
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i don't think that. i just sometimes worry they think that. but what i wanted to ask you is -- are you indeed, have you indeed organized a parade for this weekend? >> fred: yes. [ laughter ] of course i have, yes. >> seth: great. >> fred: it's the freckles parade. [ laughter ] >> seth: the freckles parade? >> fred: yes. >> seth: okay. >> fred: people with freckles are going to have a parade. and they're just going to sort of march down 8th avenue here in new york. >> seth: okay. >> fred: and it's just for like just one short block. so they'll be sort of -- [ laughter ] >> seth: so what block is it? >> fred: it's between 42nd and 43rd on 8th avenue. >> seth: on 8th avenue. >> fred: so they'll start and then they'll turn around and come back again. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. because one block seems short. >> fred: yes, and also to gain momentum and everything. so there's gonna be music and everything, and it's just -- >> seth: i just -- because i'm basing this off parades i've seen. >> fred: yes. >> seth: okay, and again, i'm sure you've thought this
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through. >> fred: i have. >> seth: it seems, as you get to the end of the first block, if you turn right back around you would then walk into the people that are coming right behind you. >> fred: right, there's that. but there's still, if you pivot around fast enough, you can make -- there's a steady flow, so that it just kind of becomes a parade. >> seth: now you can't have a lot of people participating in the parade, if you're only doing a block. >> fred: why is that? [ laughter ] >> seth: well, you can't have more than the amount of people that would fit in one block. >> fred: that's not true, because there are people waiting to get on to the parade. >> seth: i see. [ laughter ] >> fred: so that can still happen. i mean, there's people waiting to get on. they'll be happy and everything. and then they start just doing the march. and it's sort of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.-ish. [ laughter ] >> seth: so this is a ten-hour affair. so, at any point -- which day, saturday or sunday? >> fred: it's saturday. >> seth: gotcha. so any point on saturday from 9:00 to 7:00, i can go walk on and say, "look at that block" and just see people with freckles, just a wall of people with freckles? >> fred: you should. it's a parade. [ laughter ]
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>> seth: and again, i'm not saying that people need to organize parades based on who they are. you are not a man with freckles. >> fred: no. >> seth: what led you to think that there should be a freckle parade? >> fred: they're not honored enough. [ laughter ] you know, they're our history. there should be an honor to it. >> seth: they're history? >> fred: yeah, the history of people with freckles going all the way back, you know? >> seth: so they honor -- so the people dress up like sort of historic figures? >> fred: yes. it goes all the way back. even, you know, to the first caveman with freckles. [ laughter ] you know, people in the renaissance who had freckles. >> seth: i gotcha. different time periods. >> fred: and also today and the future -- of the people, you know, futuristic people with freckles. [ laughter ] >> seth: now it's making sense this is ten hours. because it seems like you're covering a lot of time. >> fred: yes, yes. >> seth: and so it's called the freckle parade. and the last thing, and i know you think these through. did you get the necessary permits? [ sighs ] okay. fred armisen, everyone. the freckle parade. [ cheers and applause ] 9:00 to 7:00 on saturday. fred, one thing that no one can doubt, that i'm very excited
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about, i'm sure you're excited about it -- will forte is coming on our show next tuesday. one of our favorite people. [ cheers and applause ] will forte. a long time colleague of ours at "snl." and what's extra exciting is will is going to be the first person to participate in what we're calling here at "late night," "second chance theater." where we are going to stage a sketch that will wrote for "saturday night live" that we never aired. we didn't even take it to dress, to be honest. so this is the most that's gonna happen by far. [ cheers and applause ] it is a sketch called "jenjamin franklin." and i will take responsibility for saying that when he wrote it back in the day, i took the position that we probably shouldn't do it on the show. so i am kind of making up for that by giving him a chance to do it on this show. so we look forward to that. and will is truly -- we were sort of reminiscing about will, over the excitement of will coming on the show and telling our favorite will forte stories. one of which is tuesday nights at "snl," everybody stays very late to do their writing. some people stay overnight, and one of the things that happens around like 10:00 or 11:00 at night is people start ordering
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delivery food because they're so hungry. and one night will was working with a writer named eric slovin -- a very funny comedian, a great writer. and eric had ordered food, and it hadn't come for like two hours. and eric was very grumpy, very upset about this. and he was sort of complaining about how irresponsible it is to not deliver food in a timely fashion, and how ultimately society crumbles when you can't count on delivery. [ laughter ] he was in a terrible mood. he was getting a headache from not having eaten. and finally, after two hours, an intern came in with the food, and went to hand it to eric. but will took it, opened the window and dropped it out. [ laughter ] of this building. of this giant building. now, we work on the 17th floor at "snl." at the 15th floor there was a ledge. like there's a ledge, so it didn't like fall down -- like, this story doesn't end with a passerby getting killed by delivery food, like an omelet. but that's the sort of thing that will would do at the show,
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and why he was so beloved, and why we cannot wait for "second chance theater." so do not miss that on tuesday. "jenjamin franklin" finally sees the light of day. [ cheers and applause ] there is no jenjamin this evening, but we've got a great show for you tonight. the star of the new movie, "million-dollar arm," jon hamm is here. [ cheers and applause ] one of my all-time favorites, jon hamm. legendary broadcaster larry king will be stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] and we talk to larry. and also joining us is a very exciting author and ballet dancer, misty copeland. [ cheers and applause ] it's gonna be a great night. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everyone. welcome back. you know, here at "late night" we have a team of loyal researchers, statisticians and pollsters, none of whom have ever experienced true love. when i say love, i'm not talking about passionate, unbridled love. i'm talking about partnership. one filled with compromise and commitment. that said, the researchers still did a bang-up job bringing you a little segment call "this week in numbers." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: all right. let's get started. three, the number of days until mother's day. four, the number of days until
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you buy a mother's day gift. [ laughter ] this one just in time for the warmer weather. eight, the number of pockets on your cargo shorts. zero, the amount of cargo you actually need to transport in your shorts. [ laughter and applause ] notice the difference. 13, the number of feet that global warming can cause the seas to rise, according to a new white house report. 13 1/2, the heightened feet of jeff, the safest man on earth. [ laughter ] there he is. interesting fact. jeff does not play professional basketball because the squeak sounds his sneakers make against the hardwood courts bother him. [ laughter ] he could be a millionaire -- but they bother him too much. 3,188, the total number of pages in the "game of thrones" books. also 3,188, the total number of characters in "game of thrones."
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[ laughter ] four, the number of "game of thrones" characters who are still alive. [ laughter and applause ] 911, the number you call when somebody's been murdered. 800-588-2300 empire, the number you call when somebody's been murdered on your carpet. [ laughter and applause ] although, if you're the person that murdered someone on your carpet, you just roll them up in the carpet, throw it in the river. but you knew that. 1,433, the number of pounds the of medical marijuana the federal government will produce this year. 10,000, the number of actual pounds they're producing. [ muttering ] but listen, just be cool about that. [ laughter and applause ] just be cool about it. 1,442,800, the number of dollars awarded to california chrome, the horse who won the kentucky derby.
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one, king size horse mattress i imagine they'll be keeping all that money under, since at the time of this broadcast there are currently no horse banks. [ laughter ] just for fun, let's see what that would look like. [ laughter ] it's pretty great, right? i think we can all now agree that horses should have their own banks. [ light laughter ] but do horses line up to do banking? it doesn't get much better than that, folks. [ light laughter ] 144, the average number of cue cards our cue card guy wally goes through per show. all right, wally! [ cheers and applause ] 15, the number of cue cards wally has eaten in his 20-plus year career. [ laughter ] why do you eat those cue cards, wally? >> you know, sometimes you get hungry and you just eat what's around. >> seth: but there's a hot dog vendor right next to you. [ laughter ] >> i can't trust what's in a hot dog, seth. [ laughter ]
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[ applause ] >> seth: one, the number of cats it's okay to own. [ laughter ] two, the absolute most cats you should own. [ laughter ] five, seriously, stop getting cats. [ laughter ] 12, that's way too many cats. listen, i know he left you and you're sad, but the cats won't help. [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] 64, wow, you've crossed the line into a new form of madness. but now, to be honest, i'm kind of curious to see how many cats you end up with. [ laughter ] 157, holy crap! that's amazing! keep going! [ laughter ] 244, all right! go, cat lady, go! 342, more, more, more! [ laughter ] 5,644! big jump! big jump in the number of cats! cat lady is now the grand high priestess of cats! zero. well what did you expect? of course animal control is gonna show up. you own 500 -- 644,000 cats for
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crying out loud. the whole neighborhood wreaks of cats. also, here's a meow sound effect to cap this whole thing off. >> meow! [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: also, here's that sound effect if it came from 5,464 cats. [ high pitched roar ] [ laughter ] you see? you see how one is cute and the other sounds like a hell hole opened up in earth? [ laughter ] and finally, 70, the percent your sperm count could increase by eating tomatoes, according to a new study by the cleveland clinic for reproductive medicine. zero, the number of women who will be turned when they hear, "excuse me, the lady will have the salmon and i'll have 50 tomatoes." [ laughter ] that was "this week in numbers." we'll be right back! with jon hamm! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone. our first guest tonight is an emmy nominated and golden globe winning actor. you know him from his work as
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don draper on the hit amc series "mad men." he's also starring in the upcoming film "million dollar arm," which opens in theaters may 16th. please welcome my good friend, jon hamm. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: how are you? >> man, i'm good. how are you? >> seth: i'm great. it's so good to see you. >> that's so pretty. >> seth: isn't that gorgeous? >> yeah. >> seth: and it got a whole lot better looking when you came out. >> i mean, right? [ cheers and applause ] that's why you give compliments, everyone. to get one back. >> seth: there you go. it works. >> it absolutely works. >> seth: this -- of course, we first met in this building, when you hosted "snl." >> right down the hall. >> seth: and it was something -- we did something that we have never done for any other host. >> that's what i heard. >> seth: which is we have a
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pitch on every monday. when you came, the writing staff and the cast were such fans of "mad men" that we all dressed -- we all wore suits to pitch. >> yeah, you all came in costume. >> seth: we wore costumes. >> men and women. >> seth: men and women dressed like we were in the 60s. >> some men dressed as women. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, we did that as well. >> it was a whole thing. >> seth: it was fun. because you, of course, weren't dressed like don draper. >> no. i was dressed like a hobo, basically, because i was off duty. >> seth: we had a great time on the show. i mean, matt weiner, obviously, is famous for having written some of your best work. but i feel like i'm a close second because we worked together on some of my favorite sketches that i've ever been a part of. there was jon hamm's jon hamm. >> that's true. very true. [ laughter ] >> seth: the ham you eat in the bathroom. >> the ham you eat in the bathroom. you know, i still have to mention, there's still plenty of that mustard soap left. >> seth: oh, good. >> it has no soap qualities at all. >> seth: and then you came back and hosted again. and people might have thought, oh, that's probably -- >> there's no more puns they can possibly make on my name. >> seth: but michael buble was hosting. >> we were very fortunate. >> seth: ham and bubbly.
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>> that's right. [ laughter and applause ] new york's only restaurant that specializes in champagne and virginia glazed ham. [ laughter ] now, i'm sure you're probably thinking there was no other possible way to make a pun on my name. >> seth: and we found out there wasn't -- for trying. we tried. notice, i don't have a third picture. >> no, but there was, in fact, a third sketch. >> seth: jon hamm's -- >> jon hamm's ham radio you can use on the john. >> seth: yeah. you almost -- because you've hosted -- >> i hate when things start with "you almost." >> seth: you almost -- well, you almost set an "snl" record, according to our ratings department. >> oh, yes, yes. i'm sort of known for having a giant head. maybe you can't tell on camera, but -- >> seth: you know what will help? if you put mine next to it. my tiny head. >> there you go. see? [ laughter ] look at this. look at how little his head is. it's kind of adorable. he's got this little -- >> seth: this little, cute, little head. >> a little peanut. >> seth: little peanut. >> little peanut. that was seth's name walking around the old hallways.
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[ laughter ] so, i went to the first time -- i went into hair and make-up at "snl," they immediately measure your head because you have to wear wigs. and they want to have a mold of your head so all of them fit. i asked the nice ladies -- i said, "honestly, i've got the biggest head ever, right?" and they kind of -- because they measure it all. they said, "no." there was one guy who had a bigger head. >> seth: in the history of the show? >> in the history of the show, who had a bigger head than me. want a guess? >> seth: i -- no. >> okay. [ laughter ] ben affleck has bigger head than me. >> seth: ben affleck. [ laughter ] >> which i was kind of like -- now, wait a minute. i want to actually prove if that's true. so, i saw ben and i gave him one of my -- like cardinal hats and things that are fitted that are my -- thank you very much for the cardinal shout out. [ laughter ] and i gave it to him, and it literally sat on top of his head like a little toy hat. [ laughter ] i was like, that is a giant dome. [ laughter ] >> seth: so, when you guys did "the town," it was the two biggest heads. >> it was the two biggest heads that had ever been on "snl." [ laughter ] >> seth: and if you look at the poster for that, you don't --
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a little both of both your heads are cut off. [ laughter ] >> there were a lot of heads on that poster. >> seth: because they couldn't fit all that. >> there were a lot of heads on that poster. >> seth: this season of "mad men" has been excellent so far. we're so near the end. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you very much. >> seth: i know i -- despite all his flaws, i'm still rooting for don draper. >> god bless you. >> seth: are you -- [ laughter ] i mean, i know it must be different for you playing him but, like, how much do you think of where you want him to end up? >> well, yeah, i've said this before. but i think it's like, you know, we've seen don's downward spiral for quite some time now. my hope is that it resolves itself with him finding, if not happiness, then some sort of peace. but i understand that maybe that's not the most exciting thing for viewers because they seem to really like his downward spiral. >> seth: right. [ laughter ] i'm rooting for him as well. >> well, thank you. >> seth: yes. so, i really hope that turns out well. >> i also hope that it ends up in space. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> that might be fun, right? >> seth: that goes without saying. you know you got me on board.
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>> all right, good. like a whole hal 9000 kind of thing they could do. >> seth: well, that's true. [ talking over each other ] so, it's probably going that way. >> i'm stoked. [ laughter ] >> seth: i know i texted you this as soon as it happened. you had the greatest line reading on the line "okay" in the history -- for people who watch "mad men," you said "okay" to end an episode. that's not a spoiler because you don't know what it's referencing. >> no, no. >> seth: but it's the greatest read. did you know after you did it? you were like, "yeah." >> well -- [ laughter ] maybe. i don't know. i can always tell when i'm awesome. >> seth: right, right. [ laughter ] >> i did actually get another text from another person who is a famous tv critic that i know who said that, for him, the line reading of the year from me was when i was calling somebody and i said "no, i haven't even been drinking that much." [ laughter ] it was sort of fun for don draper to say. >> seth: so "million-dollar arm." this movie is based on a true story about a sports agent who tried to find cricket players in india to be major league
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pitchers. >> essentially, yes. the big idea was that they're going to go to india, a country home to over 1.5 billion people. and that we figure that the odds are such that there's got to be two guys that can probably bring a fastball 90 plus miles an hour. and this guy went over there and made this sort of reality show, television show kind of thing and did it. found these two guys. one of whom plays for your adopted team, the pittsburgh pirates. >> seth: yeah. >> he's still in their organization. >> seth: that's so great. >> i'm doing a lot of press for the film now. i'm actually going to pittsburgh. i get to go on sunday to -- i'm actually in town for the freckle parade too on saturday. >> seth: oh, great. [ cheers and applause ] >> that should be fun. you guys should come. i mean, he's not kidding. it's going to be fun. especially like hour six, hour seven when we really get the like, swirl going. because the funny thing about freckles is they kind of -- you start seeing like patterns that you didn't see before when you get enough people going. >> seth: oh, it's like a magic eye. >> it's like a magic eye. you see depth. it's really fun.
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it's going to be really fun. and it's one block, you guys. it's only one block. [ laughter ] get some chairs. >> seth: celebrate freckles. >> celebrate. >> seth: honor them. >> they've had a hard enough time. [ laughter ] but no, i'm going to pittsburgh, and i'll be at the cardinals/pirates game on sunday night. >> seth: oh, that's right. that's this weekend on espn. >> on espn. >> seth: well, we have a clip from the film. let's take a look at "million-dollar arm." >> check this out. all right, hold on. i'll call you back. what? how long have you been like that? >> a couple minutes. >> are you going to throw? >> i have no idea. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> is that right? 82 with that motion? is that even possible? >> you don't see that every day. >> good, sir? >> it's great. that's money in the bank.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's great. >> the true story. you know, these guys went from never having touched a baseball to competing and succeeding at the major league level. >> seth: and he was throwing it -- like that's his throwing motion because -- >> he was a javelin thrower and that's how he knew how to throw something. >> seth: it's a great movie. alan arkin is great. bill paxton, always like him. i don't know the two kids. >> the two boys are suraj sharma, who was in "life of pi." and madhur mittal, who was in "slumdog millionaire." and they're wonderful in the film. they play, obviously, real guys. but they bring so much heart and emotion to the story. and it's a good movie. i'm really proud of it. >> seth: it's really great. >> thanks, buddy. >> seth: all right, jon hamm, everybody. "mad men" airs sunday nights on amc. and check out "million dollar arm" in theaters may 16th. we'll be right back with larry king. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ verizon has always set out to provide you with the most powerful and reliable network experience. and now for the next advancement.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back. my next guest is a legendary broadcaster who has interviewed more than 60,000 people in over half a century in the news business. he's the host of two shows on hulu and ora tv. please welcome larry king. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> seth: thank you so much for being here. >> you're welcome. still kickin'! >> seth: still kickin'. and thank you for bringing your signature look. >> wow. [ light laughter ] >> seth: when you have a signature, you got to bring it -- >> that's my look. >> seth: you have been -- you've interviewed so many historical figures over the years. but you made a little bit of your own personal history recently. you took your first selfie with brooklyn decker. >> i did. >> seth: i have a photo. this is very exciting. you had never taken a selfie before, and you locked one down. [ laughter ] whose idea was the selfie? >> hers. she's big into selfies. i have no idea. so when we finished, she said, "let's do a selfie." so i thought she was referring to something else. [ laughter ] no. >> seth: yeah. >> thanks. and it turned out, she whipped out this thing, and then she says to me -- [ laughter ] excuse me -- [ cheers and applause ]
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and then she said to me, "listen, i like -- i like to do faces. [ laughter ] so let's do a face." now, i'm caught up in this. i'm in this new world of the internet. i got this great show going. it's in its second year. i thought i could retire. and here i am. i'm thinking of all the people i've done -- presidents, the like. and i'm standing here with this beautiful woman, who's named brooklyn. i was born in brooklyn. so i felt an attachment. [ laughter ] and she says, "make a face." so i made that face and she made that face. and it went viral. [ light laughter ] >> seth: right. that's great. >> so i, you know, i thought i had a fever. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, congratulations. you -- again, because you've interviewed, like we said, over 60,000 people from world leaders to people like -- >> including you. >> seth: yeah. you've interviewed me. but someone like snoop dogg, who you've interviewed, you actually -- you've become friends with. >> i love snoop dogg. [ light laughter ] no, he's a great guy. great father, great -- he
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supports so many children in the los angeles area and playing football. does pop warner league and he just constantly smokes pot. [ laughter and applause ] so the trouble with snoop dogg is, you don't have to like pot or be addicted to pot, if you're in his company, you become addicted because the flavor is everywhere. >> seth: right. [ light laughter ] >> and he has this strange car. i took a ride in his car once. it does bumps. we're riding in the car together down sunset boulevard. he's smoking, i'm getting high. [ laughter ] it was weird. >> seth: i, you know -- i only wish well for you, but i do also kind of wish you guys had been pulled over. [ laughter ] just so could you make this argument of, like, when you're with snoop dogg, you don't have to smoke pot. [ light laughter ] >> good idea. >> seth: yeah, there you go. if that ever happens. on sort of the other end of the spectrum, you interviewed the dalai lama recently on your show, and he made a little news with something he said about gay
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marriage. >> yes, he favored it. i was surprised because most religious leaders or people of that kind of esteem, especially from other countries, tend to be against it. so i was surprised that he was for it. he's a wonderful man. he's in exile. he's the head of the state. china doesn't want to go near him. but he has this wonderful little air about him. he has a wonderful personality. and it's always nice to say, "hello dalai!" [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, that's very nice. he also has a pretty good sense of humor. i heard he sort of made a joke about you or at your expense, i should say, afterwards. >> he did, yes. >> seth: do you want to tell us what -- >> well, my wife was there. and my wife is younger than me. we have two boys, 15 and 14. without viagra. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i'm a hero here! >> seth: yeah. your kids will be happy to hear it as well. [ laughter ] >> the dalai lama looked at her and he looked at me, and he looked up.
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and he said, "oh, beautiful daughter." [ audience ohs ] then he apologized and he kissed my hand. [ light laughter ] >> seth: well, that's nice enough. >> life in the big leagues. >> seth: this -- you've had all these run-ins with these people, but you had a literal run-in when you were younger with jfk. >> yeah, this was a -- >> seth: i can't believe this is a true story. >> an absolute true story. you couldn't invent this. i broke into radio in 1957 in miami. we were making $50, $60 a week. and a bunch of us, four of us, early 1958, decided we had never seen palm beach. so we'll take a ride up to palm beach. i was driving. i had a beat-up old conversable. me and another guy, two guys in the back. it was sunday morning, 10:00. a beautiful, quiet sunday morning in palm beach. and i'm driving, and we're looking at the homes. fantastic mansions. i look over, and suddenly there's a guy parked in a car, in a convertible. and i'm going about ten miles an hour and i hit him. i hit him. we're the only two people on the road.
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[ laughter ] so he gets out of the car and he goes like this. "how could you? how could you hit me?" so i said, i'm sorry. you know, i was looking up at houses. i apologize. i said, do you want to exchange licenses or something? we got two little bumpers. he says, "no, i want all four of to you raise your hand." he said, "i'm senator john kennedy of massachusetts. i'm going on run for president in two years. i want you all to swear you'll vote for me." [ light laughter ] we voted for him. >> seth: that's great. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> the truth is, you never think anything of it. i forgot totally about it until, of course, the '60 election and the rest is history. >> seth: that's great. well, you've had an incredible career. and i will just say, on behalf of myself and everyone here, i'm so glad it's still going. it's so great that you're still doing these shows. >> thank you, seth. i've never felt better. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: larry king, everyone. check out "larry king now" and "politicking with larry king" on ora tv and hulu. we'll be right back with dancer misty copeland. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our next guest is a soloist at the american ballet
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theater and her memoir, "life in motion: an unlikely ballerina," is on bookshelves now. please welcome misty copeland. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: our first ballerina. we cannot tell you how excited we are. >> i'm excited, too. ballerinas need this kind of recognition. >> seth: this is good. this is good ballerina exposure. >> yes. >> seth: now, one thing you talked about in your book is you started very late in life for ballet. most ballerinas get discovered when they're very young. and you were 13. >> i was 13. >> seth: so, how does that happen? >> that's ancient for a ballerina. i only trained for four years, which is unheard of, before i was accepted into american ballet theater. yeah. [ cheers and applause >> seth: absolutely. how did they find you when you were 13? >> you know, the whole thing
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started with mariah carey. >> seth: okay. most do. most things do. [ laughter ] >> i naturally had a love for music and moved to it. like, i didn't want to sing. i didn't start singing when i heard mariah carey. i wasn't competing with that voice. >> seth: right. >> but i wanted to move. so, that's kind of how my passion and love for dance started. and i speak about it a lot in my memoir. that that was really an escape for me. i ended up not finding real dance classes until i was 13. it was at my boys and girls club. and that's where it all started, on a basketball court. >> seth: that's great. [ cheers and applause ] and now, i'm fascinated by -- because you are -- you know, you're both an artist but you're also a professional athlete. what is the day of a ballerina like? like, what is your -- because it's a very regimented schedule. >> it is. thank you for acknowledging that. because most don't. the hardest thing i think to hear as a ballerina is, "oh, that's so cute." and i'm like, "if you only knew what it took to look cute."
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[ laughter ] it's really rigorous. you know, i saw these nfl cars outside and i'm thinking to myself, like, these are hardcore athletes. but i don't think they could handle what we go through on a daily basis. >> seth: yeah, i bet they couldn't. [ cheers and applause ] nor would anyone want to watch them try to handle it. i think that's also important. [ laughter ] >> you know, we start class at 10:15 every morning. we take a ballet class every single morning, no matter how long you are a professional for. that's how you maintain your technique and just kind of stay on top of your game as well as warm you up for the rehearsal day. and i rehearse from 12:00 to 7:00, five days a week. sometimes without a break at all in between there. so, i was rehearsing and they let me off a couple hours early so i come here. >> seth: to come here? that's great. but you have to make it up tomorrow. they made it very clear. you have to make it up tomorrow. >> but it's very strict. you know, it's -- compare it to like the army or something, just the way ballet is structured. >> seth: now, you do a lot outside of ballet, other than writing this book.
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you work the boys and girls club of america and you just joined president obama's fitness council. >> it's insane, yes. >> seth: did you get to meet him? >> i did. separately from that, i just found out that i have joined the fitness council, but i am an alum of the boys and girls club, as well as shaun white who was there with me when i met the president. i am the ambassador for the youth of the year program. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> and shaun white was with me. we were with a group kids from the boys and girls club. and we were outside of the oval office. and i was pretty busy the entire day doing stuff for the boys and girls club. so i didn't even have a chance to stop and get terrified about meeting the president. so we're standing outside and i'm like, "oh, my gosh. he's about to open the door." and that's when i started getting butterflies. [ laughter ] and he opens the door and i'm like, wow! he's tall and he's striking. and then he turns to shaun white who had just cut all his long red locks off and he said, "you cut your hair, brother!"
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[ laughter ] and i was like, the president just said brother! [ laughter ] >> seth: thank god shaun white didn't. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] now, my last question, and this is very important. there are times when you're on the ballet stage as a ballerina where you're not dancing. do you talk to other ballerinas when someone else is dancing? >> yes. >> seth: you do? what do you talk about? >> you know, it depends on what the role is you're doing. but this is -- i've been a professional now for 13 years. we grow up with these dancers. but there are times when, you know, we perform so much. our season opens monday at the metropolitan opera house at lincoln center. and we're there for two months straight. and we're performing almost every night. and you know, sometimes you get a little bored. and you may be sitting on the stage and you're watching someone working their butt off and you're back there like, "what should we have for dinner tonight?" [ laughter ]
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>> seth: so, i guess if there's any takeaway from this, it's that ballerinas are people too. >> we are people. [ laughter ] >> seth: thank you so much. misty copeland, everybody! "life in motion" is available now. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to jon hamm, larry king, misty copeland and of course the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow. good night! [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ ♪ >> carson: well hello there. i'm carson daly and you've tuned into "last call." thank you for that, and here is tonight's line-up. we've got for our music we're going to visit the troubadour for the tv debut of lucius. in "the snapshot" we're going to get to know the gals of the seattle rock band la luz. but first it's time for our comedy spotlight. andi osho is a british comedian and actress who's pretty much conquered the u.k. she's preformed theater, she's acted in tv and film, she's even hosted her own show, and preformed comedy all over the country. well now, she's stateside and she recently stopped by the ice house to show us how it's done. take a look at andi

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