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water. later a smokesman said the water was not made correctly. this is all true. meanwhile, the picture has gone viral sparking good natured and below the belt comments. >> i can sell it for $2.99. i won't put the two asparagus into a bottle of water and sell us. i'm bringing it tomorrow. e-mail me and i'll have it ready for you. >> bitter. >> thank you for joining us. >> bye-bye. ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- meryl streep, jerrod carmichael, musical guest
albert hammond jr, and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 304 west virginia. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. hey! [ cheers and applause ] hey! that's what i'm talking about right there. that's a good crowd right there. great new york city crowd. welcome, everybody. welcome to "the tonight show," everyone. welcome, this is it. that's why you're here. we all made it.
hot show -- hot show tonight. tonight we have meryl streep here tonight. oh, my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] wow! just to show you how good of an actress she is, i'm actually meryl streep. [ laughter ] thank you. thank you very much. that's right, we have meryl streep on the show. i don't want to brag, but between the two of us, we've been nominated for 19 academy awards. [ cheers and applause ] and two kids' choice awards. [ laughter ] well, let's get to some news here. [ laughter ] in a recent interview hillary clinton said that one of the jobs that prepared her to be president was sliming fish in alaska. as opposed to bill who learned by catching crabs in cancun. [ laughter ] >> steve: oh! hey! >> jimmy: i mean, you have all this seafood. really into seafood.
>> steve: woah! hey! ho! [ applause ] >> jimmy: and a little bad news here for trump, for donald trump. i saw that he had to fire one of his campaign advisers over the weekend for posting racist comments on facebook. yeah, apparently he was supposed to post them on twitter. [ laughter ] you can't do that. [ applause ] but this is pretty big. after donald trump gave out lindsey graham's personal phone number a couple weeks ago, remember that? well, today the website gawker gave out trump's personal cell phone number. [ laughter ] which backfired when trump just speed-insulted everyone who called him. loser. moron. idiot. loser. [ cheers and applause ] moron. oh, hey busey, i got to call you back. my phone's blowing up. [ laughter ] and get this you guys, i read that jeb bush's campaign and the super pacs supporting him have raised more than $120 million so far. yeah. in fact, jeb's campaign was
this weekend's second highest grossing "mission impossible." [ laughter and applause ] very nice. very interesting. but meanwhile, chris christie, john kasich, and rick perry are currently fighting for the final two spots in thursday's republican debate. it's going to be tough. i mean, chris christie really wants those two spots. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ] >> jimmy: it's roomy. >> steve: hey! >> jimmy: that's right. well, the race for the gop nomination is really getting competitive here. there are fears that there might be too much infighting in the republican party. did you hear this? [ laughter ] in fact, rnc chairman reince priebus recently gave an interview where he called for republican candidates to stop all the name calling. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: mm-hmm. [ laughter ]
i think he's just mad because no one seems to know exactly what his name is. >> and coming up at 7:00 on "today," an exclusive interview with reince priebus. >> rnc chairman reince priebus. >> here with reince priebus. reince priebus, excuse me. >> you'll see chairman reince priebus. >> chairman reince priebus. >> he's way bigger than rinse priebus. >> rnc chairman ranse pubis. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i feel bad for rounce pubis. >> steve: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: just don't bring him into the whole argument. yeah. [ laughter ] >> steve: pubis. yeah, you got it. >> jimmy: one of the least talked about candidates right now is former rhode island governor lincoln chafee. any of you guys thinking of voting for lincoln chafee? [ laughter ] he's actually polling at zero percent among voters last week. zero. well, this week he released his first campaign ad, and he's really trying hard to reverse the trend.
maybe he's trying a little too hard. check this out. >> you know clinton. >> and we're going to go forward. >> you know sanders. >> think big. >> but what about lincoln chafee? >> i have one of those surfboards that you stand up and paddle. [ laughter ] >> he use to run the country's smallest state. but now he's gotten the biggest dreams. >> let's join the rest of the world and go metric. >> metric system, baby! [ laughter ] he's miles ahead of the competition. he's [ bleep ] kilometers ahead. if you're looking for a horse in this race -- >> i was very good to getting along with a horse. [ horse neighing ] [ explosion ] >> what are you waiting for? vote chaffee! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: interesting right? you see right here. a little bit too hard. i like him. i think he's a good guy. [ applause ] hey, i want to say happy birthday to tom brady who turned 38 years old today. oh, my goodness. [ cheers and applause ] he's a good man. [ boos ] >> jimmy: yeah, boo.
now, he had a great party, though. but it got weird when someone caught him letting air out of the balloons. [ audience ohs ] it just wasn't fun. [ applause ] that's right, today was tom brady's birthday. if you want to get him a gift, you can't go wrong with a new phone. [ laughter and applause ] all right, yeah. speaking of sports, the big sports story is ronda rousey who defended her title as women's ufc champion this weekend. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: wow! >> jimmy: ronda rousey. she knocked out her opponent in just 34 seconds. while her boyfriend retained his title as man with the least power over the remote control. [ laughter ] whatever you want, whatever you want. is that what we're watching? yeah, sure. yeah, sure. well i'll watch whatever you want to watch. and this is just crazy story right here. you guys, the head of the drug enforcement agency, the dea, the head of the drug enforcement agency, chuck rosenberg, said he thinks marijuana is probably not as dangerous as heroin. [ laughter ]
and added that he's not an expert on drugs. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: what? >> jimmy: it got even weirder when he said, but i am an expert on hugs. now get in here you guys. come on. hugs not drugs, y'all. [ cheers and applause ] probably not as bad. oh, this is kind of a weird story here. i read that two alcohol distilleries in china are under investigation for spiking their liquor with viagra. [ laughter ] which brings new meaning to the word stiff cocktail. >> steve: hey! [ applause ] >> jimmy: we have a great show, everybody. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
>> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about! welcome, everybody. happy, happy, happy day to you. >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: i love you. i love each and every one of you. i want to -- muah, muah, muah. i want to kiss you. a crazy crowd, though! >> steve: they're here! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love you so much! i'm sorry. i had roberto benigni over at the house over the weekend. >> steve: did you really? >> jimmy: yeah. that was fun. yeah. i actually have some fun news, really quickly, i just want to say some exciting news that i heard backstage before i came out here. my wife called, my little baby frances said her first word. [ audience aws ] ♪ hey. before you do that, do you want to know what the word is? [ laughter ] dada! >> steve: yeah! ♪ >> jimmy: it worked! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: it worked!
>> steve: i thought you were going to say lincoln chafee. >> jimmy: i didn't know -- it wasn't lincoln chafee, no. it was dada. [ laughter ] >> steve: that's what i thought. >> jimmy: why would her first word be lincoln chafee? >> steve: i don't know. i'm not a doctor. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i didn't say you were a -- guys, it's monday. we're very happy to be back. anyways, i love you, franny. it's monday, we're so happy to be back. we have a great week of shows coming up. don rickles will be here tomorrow! don rickles! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love don rickles. mr. warmth himself. also penn and teller will be here. oh, my gosh. >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: they're on broadway right now. >> steve: excellent. >> jimmy: ice cube will be here! [ cheers and applause ] salma hayek will be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] salma and i are going to debut a brand-new game called pup quiz. >> steve: pup quiz. >> jimmy: yeah, so you don't want to miss that. it's cool. plus, we're kicking off mixed tape month on thursday with my man christopher cross who's going to perform "sailing" on the show. ♪ sailing it takes me
away to where i've always heard it ♪ ♪ could of been ♪ could of been ♪ could of been ♪ could of been ♪ could of been ♪ could of been ♪ could of been ♪ >> steve: the record's skipping. >> jimmy: sorry guys. that was just the record's skipping, sorry. we'll fix it later. [laughter ] first, guys, it doesn't get any bigger than this. it's her first time on the show, and we couldn't be more delighted. from the new film "ricki and the flash" the legendary meryl streep is here on the show! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: how fun is that? >> steve: come on! my gosh. >> jimmy: plus, he's a a fantastic young comedian with a brand new sitcom premiering this month on nbc, jerrod carmichael is on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: jerrod! >> jimmy: he's funny. he's a funny, funny guy, man. i'm so happy he's on nbc. jerrod. and we've got great music. he's one of the founders of the strokes but now he has a solo album and critics are loving this album. my man albert hammond jr. is here tonight.
[ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh! yeah! so happy for him. he's a good guy. talented guy. hey, guys, the first republican debate is this thursday and everyone is wondering how donald trump is going to perform. everyone is talking about it. he said that he's not preparing. but that hasn't stopped -- [ light laughter ] he isn't. he's not preparing. but it hasn't stopped people from giving him advice. in fact, earlier today president obama, himself, called donald to give him some debate pointers. we actually got footage of the call. [ light laughter ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: yeah, we did. take a look at this. [ laughter ] [ phone ringing ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: congratulations, you have reached donald trump. [ laughter ] >> oh, gawker was right. this really is your number. [ light laughter ] payback is a bitch. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hello, ba-rack. [ laughter ] >> look, look, i know you
skipped the republican forum tonight but -- >> jimmy: that's right. [ laughter ] >> well, you've got the debate coming up this week. >> jimmy: it's a big debate. it's huge! [ laughter ] >> well, i thought i'd give you a call and give you some advice. >> jimmy: i don't understand. why would you want to help me become president? [ laughter ] >> because it would be hilarious. [ laughter ] look, i've been president for eight years. i'm ready for some entertainment. [ laughter ] i just want to grab some popcorn, sit back and watch this whole [ bleep ] show go down. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: yes, thank you. i am great and very rich. [ laughter ] >> now, look, there's certain rules that you have to follow at these debates. first of all, look, each candidate has an allotted amount of time to speak without being interrupted so if someone else is talking you can't just jump in -- >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, i got -- i got it. [ laughter ]
8.3 billion point 98 million. [ laughter ] >> that's another thing right there. look, you can't just throw around numbers that don't make any sense. >> jimmy: i understand. but 3.2 billion disagree. [ laughter ] >> where did you get that number from? >> jimmy: from 9 trillion. and believe me, that's 140% true, or your name isn't barack hussein omarosa. [ laughter ] >> all right, all right. look, donald, the reason i called is people are talking smack about you. all right. don't you care about the way you're portrayed in the media? >> jimmy: the media loves me. they try to act like they don't, but they do. [ laughter ] they say they're done. they say they've had enough. but yet they keep coming back for more. they're like chris christie at a golden corral buffet. [ laughter ] >> oh, snap! oh, snap! snap, crackle and pop! snap, crackle and pop! >> jimmy: by the way, those are the same sounds it makes when
chris christie sits on an old wooden chair. [ laughter ] snap, crackle, pop. >> oh, now you double-dipped. you double-dipped on the christie chips. [ laughter ] back up. back up. look, anyway, look, look, look, let's get back on track now. okay? let me hit you with a sample debate question, all right? >> jimmy: perfect, go ahead. >> all right, here we go. now, how are you going to deal with immigration? >> jimmy: build a giant wall. [ laughter ] >> okay, what about the economy? >> jimmy: build a giant wall. [ laughter ] >> education? >> jimmy: wall. [ laughter ] >> what's your favorite pink floyd album? >> "dark side of the moon." [ laughter and applause ] [ yawn ] >> you have to forgive me. i'm sorry. i'm a little jet lagged. just got back from my trip to kenya. >> jimmy: it's always nice going home. [ laughter ] >> all right, all right. >> jimmy: actually, actually, my dentist was just down in africa. he said he'd bring me back a
a souvenir, something beautiful, classy, and endangered. [ audience groans ] a beautiful thing. [ laughter ] >> donald, donald, donald, no, no, no. look, there you go again. you're just doing it. the internet is going to have a a field day with you. you're going to wake up after the debate, and they're going to be making jokes. they're going to be using your picture for memes. everything you say is gonna be auto-tuned. >> jimmy: that's where you're wrong, mr. president. this is the type of leadership you're lacking. the only way to handle these internet auto-tuners is to beat them to the punch. i'm going to put you on speaker. i still got you? >> you got me. >> jimmy: i decided to auto-tune my entire debate. [ light laughter ] check this out. ♪ hillary clinton was the worst secretary of state ♪ [ laughter and applause ] >> that is so messed up. do it again.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is one of the greatest actresses ever. she's a three time academy award winner. now starring in the new film, "ricki and the flash", which opens this friday. please welcome the legendary, the one and only, meryl streep, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
>> jimmy: oh, that's what i'm talking about! hey! meryl streep, welcome, welcome, welcome. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you look beautiful. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you, welcome to the show. i'm so happy you're here. >> me, too. >> jimmy: i met you a few times at these different charity events -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: running past each other and stuff. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: you're always very nice to me. >> aw. >> jimmy: this one time, i remember -- i will never forget this, but you probably will. [ light laughter ] because i was me and you're you. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but it was me, you, and robert de niro for some benefit. >> oh, again. >> jimmy: again. the three amigos. can't go anywhere without us. >> can't lose him. >> jimmy: no, and we were waiting to be introduced or i was going to introduce both you and robert or something. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: and so robert went out first -- maybe it was at tribeca or something. he went out first and it was me and you. but we were waiting in the kitchen of this banquet hall. and it was like a really -- wherever we were, it was a a dirty kitchen.
>> yeah. >> jimmy: it's was like, it was filthy and there was grime all over the floor. and you were dressed to the nines and looking gorgeous. and i was like, "oh, my gosh, do you want me to help you?" and you were like, "no, i'm fine, this is all cool, what's happening?" and you were so cool and calm about it and you were really nice to me. as a fan, i just want to say thank you being cool. >> aw, that's very cool but -- >> jimmy: no, i liked it. >> oh, i felt like i was home, you know, in a dirty kitchen. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did you ever think it would be like over fifty movies? i mean, wow, how fun. >> i have no short-term memory anymore. >> jimmy: no. >> i don't know what it's been but, no, i never thought. starting out, i just thought it would be great if i could pay off my student loans, you know? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. and you're still doing that. [ laughter ] very hard to do, very hard to pay off. [ applause ] you're almost there. two more movies! you're almost there. >> i mean, yeah. >> jimmy: i mean, but gosh working, working, working, you don't ever stop. do you ever get any down time and just do nothing? >> yeah. >> jimmy: is this down time? >> well, yeah. >> jimmy: and you're working now. >> no, i am kind of working, but i'm sort of on vacation in my head, too, ya know? >> jimmy: oh, good.
you should be. >> no. that means blank. >> jimmy: oh, oh i'm sorry. we'll get you some help, yeah. >> i get in the hammock. i mean, i like to go home. because i travel a lot for work and i like to be home. >> jimmy: nothing better than home. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: what does meryl streep do when you get home? do you tivo, do you put on the television? just watch "real housewives"? or do you watch a -- no. [ light laughter ] >> no. but that is on a lot in my house. >> jimmy: it is fantastic. oh, it's on in my house all the time. >> oh my god. >> jimmy: i was actually go, "is this on again"? and then i'm watching the whole thing and -- funny -- look, they're getting into a fight. i'm really, really into it, yeah. do you ever see yourself when you put -- you must. >> sometimes, yeah, it's so weird, because -- >> jimmy: it's you. >> it's really weird, yeah. well, it's a version of me, very young usually, and very -- i look at myself and i think -- because i always used to think, "i'm so fat and my nose is so screwed up" and, you know, i have a lot of -- >> jimmy: me, too. >> this is the way girls think. >> jimmy: i know me, too. no, not about you about me.
>> oh, really? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, i still do, yeah. this is like therapy. [ applause ] love that you're laughing. no, you look great. no, we'll cut it in editing. is that right, though? you thought that you looked fat? >> yeah. i thought i looked really bad. >> jimmy: that's interesting. >> i go back and i saw it in a a scene and go, "my god, what was my problem?" you know? >> jimmy: yeah. >> i looked great! [ laughter ] ya know? >> jimmy: that's right, you looked great. >> i mean, compared to now. >> jimmy: no, no. you look fantastic. >> it is, it is -- your life follows you. if you have a long career and i've been lucky enough to have one. but it is it sort of brings you up short. >> jimmy: it's going to be fun. we are going to talk about your new movie "ricki and the flash." when we come back. more with meryl streep, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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in the new film here, you play guitar, you sing. you rock out with jonathan demme. how fun was that? diablo cody -- >> it was so fun. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. do you know how to play guitar? >> no, i didn't know how to play guitar. >> jimmy: do you sing? >> yeah, i have been singing for a long time. but, you know, not really. [ laughter ] not rock 'n' roll. nobody asked me to. but i had my first guitar lesson when i said i would do the movie. john -- i mean, jonathan demme was up at the jacob burns center, a a film center he runs, and neil young was in there recording something for his new sound system. >> jimmy: that's not intimidating. yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's like acting opposite meryl streep. >> so jonathan says, "come by, neil would like to meet you." and he says, "maybe i'll get him to give you a guitar lesson. yeah, man, that'll be good." >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> so my first lesson was -- >> jimmy: neil young? >> 45 minutes with neil! >> jimmy: oh, come on! [ cheers and applause ] >> i know! >> jimmy: that's the best! >> it was fantastic.
>> jimmy: that's so fun! oh, my gosh! isn't he the nicest guy in the world? >> he's amazing. >> jimmy: i just love him. >> he's amazing. >> jimmy: i have to stop myself from hugging him when i see him. "oh, my gosh! i love you!" >> cool. >> jimmy: did you learn any songs completely or not really? >> he gave me some advice. >> jimmy: oh, yeah? >> yeah. >> jimmy: can you say it on television or no? >> well, yeah. i don't know what kind of words you can say anymore, but he said, you know, "you see all the amplifiers and all the wires and you go, 'what is all this [ bleep ]?'" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you, neil. okay. [ cheers and applause ] let me write that down. thank you, neil. good to see you, buddy. take care. thanks for the advice. >> and then he said, "crank it up to 11." >> jimmy: yeah. turn it right up, yeah. but how fun is that? did you have fun doing it? it looked like you had fun. >> i really had a lot of fun. it was amazing. playing with great musicians. >> jimmy: yeah. i recognized some of them. rick springfield is the lead guitarist. rick springfield, yeah, exactly. how cool is that? >> yeah, "jesse's girl."
>> jimmy: that's right. parliament funkadelic and -- joe vitale and rick rosas who was with neil young for 25 years. >> jimmy: on bass. >> on bass. >> jimmy: oh, he's fantastic. i love seeing him even do dialogue is kind of cool for a a musician. you're like, "oh, my god. he's talking in a movie." but doing those gigs in a bar crowd, doesn't it make you feel like -- isn't it a rush? don't you get excited? >> oh, my god, yeah. i mean, i'm playing a failed rock 'n' roll singer. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: still, though. >> there's a lot of leeway. you know, i didn't have to be good. >> jimmy: not that much of a a rush, but still. there's nothing like being a a rock star. >> it was amazing. just to feel -- you know, we had a set down in brooklyn on the docks. this is a ramshackle old building, but we built this very funky club inside, and all the extras came in and all day we'd play, because we did all the music loaded into the front of the shoot. it was like being at a party for eight days, you know?
the extras were like, "man, i wish this was a real bar!" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i felt like that, too. oh, my gosh. you should have told me. i would have come down and been an extra. i mean, i loved it. you did everything from tom petty to lady gaga. it's insane -- to dobie gray. >> dobie gray, yeah. "drift away," yeah. >> jimmy: "drift away" is good. the soundtrack is gonna be out. it has to be, right? >> yeah, believe it or not. >> jimmy: yes, that's what i'm talking about! >> i might have to move to uzbekistan. >> jimmy: no way! you want to hear yourself. trust me, you sounded great. >> thanks a lot. >> jimmy: it's fantastic. and you got to work with your beautiful daughter. >> yeah, with mamie. >> jimmy: with mamie gummer. and mamie's in the scenes with you. i've got to be honest, as a a person who has a mother, it's kind of -- it must be fun for her. >> yeah. >> jimmy: she's gonna come on our show wednesday. >> oh, good. maybe you'll get the straight message. >> jimmy: you guys go at it. >> well, we have for 37 years. >> jimmy: that's what i was saying, like, oh, my gosh. if i had a scene with my mom like that, where i could just say -- oh, my gosh.
>> well, she's just free. you know, she's just free. as an actor, she's hot. she's really -- she can do it. >> jimmy: she can definitely do it, yeah. i don't know. that must have been like a fun, weird dynamic. do you practice with her when she was growing up? like, "oh, this is how you do scenes?" >> well, she was in "heartburn" with me. i gave her a stage name, because i didn't want people to know -- i didn't want my children photographed when they were little. >> jimmy: yeah, sure. >> but i put her in a movie, you know? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: good job! good job! [ applause ] "no photos, please. but another take. keep the cameras rolling." >> "give her another one. give her another one." >> jimmy: "give her another one. it's for her. she's a baby." >> i gave her a stage name, "natalie stern," which means, "a star is born." >> jimmy: oh, come on. >> yeah, i did that. [ laughter ] then she was 20 months old, but she was playing a 1-year-old. she got a better review in the "new york times" than i did. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: see, that will come up in therapy. >> she did. >> jimmy: that'll come up in therapy.
boy, i want to show everyone a a clip here. basically you are a woman in this band that's just not doing well. but you chose this road, this path, over your family. >> well -- >> jimmy: kind of. >> yeah. i mean, i think she tried to stay in it, you know. but there are different rules for men and women who want to do stuff like that. >> jimmy: yeah. >> mothers are judged more harshly. and i don't know, yeah. >> jimmy: it's a deep movie. it's good, yeah. >> i mean, i'm on her side so what can i say? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't know. >> you're on the husband's side. >> jimmy: no. you're here so i'm on your side. [ laughter ] once you leave, then i'll side wherever i want. >> right. mamie's side on wednesday. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. on wednesday, i'm on mamie's side. absolutely. [ light laughter ] we have a clip. here's meryl streep in "ricki and the flash." check this out, you guys. ♪ day after day i'm more confused look through the night for the pouring rain ♪
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>> jimmy: our next guest is a a very funny actor and comedian you will know from the movie "neighbors" and his hbo special,love athe store." now you can see him in his own sitcom, right here on nbc. "the carmichael show," premieres august 26th. it's funny. 9:00 p.m. on nbc. please welcome jerrod carmichael, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: nice to meet you. thanks for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> jimmy: oh, please. >> a woman just said to me, right before i walked on, she said, "hey, have you checked your fly today?" and that was the most thoughtful -- [ laughter ] i want to marry her. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> i don't know if that's weird. i really want to -- i understood marriage in that moment. that's what marriage is for. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. the other good news, you just got to meet meryl streep.
so, i mean, it's all good. >> so she walked by me, and i got to smell -- like it was -- because it lingers. [ light laughter ] it's still in this chair. >> jimmy: it's powerful. >> it's a lot. meryl streep. >> jimmy: that's the -- >> meryl streep's career is so strong it could survive her getting a face tattoo. [ laughter ] if meryl streep -- nobody would mind. i wouldn't mind. you guys wouldn't mind. you guys wouldn't care. >> jimmy: we wouldn't care. exactly. [ cheers and applause ] >> we wouldn't care. if i were a producer -- if i were a producer, i'd be like, "well, margaret thatcher has a face tattoo now." [ laughter ] write it in. >> jimmy: playing margaret thatcher, yeah. >> just write it in. >> jimmy: i wanna talk about, you were great in "neighbors." i go, "who is this kid?" oh, my gosh, 'cause i didn't know. you were fantastic. >> oh, thank you very much. >> jimmy: fantastic job in the movie. first movie for you, right? >> first movie. it was first movie. >> jimmy: you hit a home run, man. >> it was really fun, yeah. then i'm like, "yeah, no more movies." >> jimmy: that's it, yeah. >> let's just stop. it was so fun. >> jimmy: stop with "neighbors." you can't top that.
>> it was such a fun experience. it was really great. >> jimmy: now you've got an hbo special. >> yeah. hbo special came out, yeah. >> jimmy: that's the dream for every comedian. you go, "oh, my gosh." even just the fact you get to be paid to be a comedian is the biggest dream. >> it's crazy. >> jimmy: and then to get an hbo special on top of that. and then on top of that spike lee directed it? >> spike lee. >> jimmy: how did you get spike lee to -- >> he did the opening credits for the show. >> jimmy: he did our show. >> it was really great. >> jimmy: yeah. >> he's great. i got a phone call, and -- >> jimmy: he's the coolest. >> he left a voice mail where he said his name 12 times. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i got the same thing. >> did you get the same thing? he was like, "jerrod, it's spike lee. spike lee spike lee." [ laughter ] like, in case you were confused. you thought it was like an asian dude, like y-k-e. no i. >> jimmy: no different. l-i. >> no, it's the gentrification one. >> jimmy: yeah, it's spike lee. >>and, so. he said his name a bunch. it was great. he was really fun. >> jimmy: he's the best. he's the nicest, coolest guy ever. then you ended up doing it -- you shot it at the comedy store? >> i shot at the comedy store, which is the first place i ever did stand-up actually.
>> jimmy: that's a fun room. which room? >> the original room. >> jimmy: there's three different places, right? >> there's three different rooms. comedy is going on anyplace in the building. they could have a room where people are having more fun right next door. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i've had sets where sometimes you just hear them having a great time. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i've been there. >> yeah, you know. >> jimmy: i was like, "oh, i wish i was listening to whatever they're saying." >> yeah, they seem -- you guys should go over there. >> jimmy: it's fun when you're a comedian. >> yeah, it's fun. >> jimmy: it's tough when you're there. how did you -- do you remember your first time getting up at the comedy store? >> yeah. it was on open mike. i went up first. there's no audience members. there's a giant window with way more interesting things going on outside. >> jimmy: on sunset boulevard. >> on sunset boulevard. the sun shining through. >> jimmy: i know exactly what you mean. the neon in the window. >> i said the "n" word way too many times. >> jimmy: no, me too. [ laughter ] >> you too? the same thing! i read about that. i read about that. >> jimmy: like looking in a a mirror. >> i read about that, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: let's talk about the
show. you have your own tv show. >> i have a tv show. >> jimmy: on nbc. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i'm so happy. i'm on nbc. >> wow, i wish my father reacted like that. [ laughter ] that was amazing. >> jimmy: i really mean it. >> that was amazing. also, first word is dada? >> jimmy: yeah. >> and it's amazing you had a a book just ready for the situation. >> jimmy: no. i was gonna say -- >> that's fantastic. >> jimmy: we pushed it. we made this happen. >> that's amazing. >> jimmy: it shouldn't have happened. >> same thing happened in my house. my first words were "amelia badelia." [ laughter ] [ bleep ] i'm poking. people believe it for a second. >> jimmy: me too. i go, "wait a minute. that's a pretty good first word." >> i'm throwing you off course. i have a show. >> jimmy: you don't have to worry about it. it has david alan grier. how is he doing? >> he's amazing. he's an actor, too. he's really funny, and he's an actor. >> jimmy: he knows how to act. he's the greatest. you have to tell him "hi" for me, because he's one of my favorite actors. >> absolutely. >> jimmy: i love that guy. it's based on your family loosely, right? >> it's loosely based on my family. we're very argumentative.
we explore everything. we talk about everything. so i wanted the show to be like a conversation, you know, and reflect the conversations that we have every day. so it was really important to me to have just, you know, a a lot of opinions in one's space. you know, you know, whether you agree or disagree, it's just about feeling something. >> jimmy: it's really fun. it's a fresh take on the sitcom. it's a multicam too, which i love. it's just so good. >> a lot of audiences -- >> jimmy: i want that. i want that feeling when i watch tv. here is a clip of jerrod carmichael in "the carmichael show." check this out. >> no matter what he did, he was unarmed. so we need to make sure that people are held accountable for their actions. and that's why we should be down there, jerrod. >> so you really think protesting makes people accountable for their actions? >> yes. >> okay, then why did i see george zimmerman at a a dave & busters, maxine? at a dave & busters? >> you did not see george zimmerman at a a dave & busters. >> well, i could have. he's free enough to do it. [ laughter ] all i'm saying is people got all up in arms after trayvon died, and george zimmerman's
now running around the country, is probably going to be donald trump's running mate for president. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: jerrod carmichael! "the carmichael show" premieres august 26th at 9:00 pm on nbc. albert hammond jr. performs for us next. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ call karen. calling aunt ethel... no! no! no! no!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love this next guy. our musical guest tonight just released his third studio album. getting great -- great, great reviews, "momentary masters" is the name of the record. kicks off a u.s. tour this september. performing "losing touch," albert hammond jr., ladies and gentlemen! ♪ ♪ ♪ use to run a mile but not gain an inch making dreams real by killing some trees ♪ ♪ its not goodbye i'm just losing touch what you call wisdom i call pain ♪ ♪ stepped out of line well i missed my train in time you'll say i'm just losing touch ♪
into my arm left with a contusion and a bill for the scars ♪ ♪ it's not goodbye i'm just losing touch ♪ ♪ you can't control the ocean you can't control the tide ♪ ♪ maybe maybe maybe put your ego aside it's like i said i'm just losing touch ♪ ♪ oh i'm just losing touch oh i'm just losing touch whoaaa i'm just losing touch ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ happy here the rests a wreck strangers come the night the night begins ♪ ♪ silence weighs a thousand tons
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to meryl streep, jerrod carmichael, albert hammond jr., ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there from philadelphia, pennsylvania. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- miles teller. from "playing house," jessica st. clair and lennon parham. music from christine and the queens featuring the 8g band with brad wilk. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] and now, here he is, seth meyers! [ cheers & applause ] ♪ >> seth: good evening everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and appla]