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in to tomorrow morning. we are looking at a quarter, to 3/4 of an inch. we will see another chance on wednesday and a third system in to thursday and friday, and eventually we will see dry weather sunday and monday. so what does it mean foresee air a snow? check it out, it's all the way through saturday. blue canyon, possibly 56 issues. with the breaks in the storm, we should avoid river flooding. >> thanks for joining us, be safe tomorrow morning. >> bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> 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 -- alec baldwin, billy crudup,
musical guest, nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats, and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 831, santa cruz! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh! that's what we want right there. that's a hot crowd! [ cheers and applause ] welcome, everybody. welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." this is it! you're here! [ cheers and applause ] thank you for being here. this is what people are talking about. you guys excited about march madness?
[ cheers and applause ] not the basketball tournament. i'm talking about trump's speech over the weekend. did you see that? [ light laughter ] it was insane. i guess on saturday trump spoke at a big campaign rally in pennsylvania. at one point, he said that he really can't wait for 2020. while the rest of america was like, neither can we. [ laughter ] trump was in moon township, pennsylvania. when he got to moon township, he was like, wow, this place looks exactly like earth. [ laughter and applause ] how'd we get here on the moon? did you see this at the rally, trump announced his new campaign slogan for 2020 and he seemed really excited about it. take a look at this. >> but our new slogan, when we start running in -- can you believe it? two years from now? is going to be "keep america great!" exclamation point! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "explanation point over here!" >> steve: hey, hey, hey, oh! >> jimmy: exclamation -- the guy running the teleprompter
was like, "again mr. president, you don't have to say those. they're just punctuation." [ laughter and applause ] republicans are like, "what have we done, question mark? what have we done, question mark?" [ laughter and applause ] that's right. trump announced his 2020 campaign slogan will be "keep america great!" well, there were actually a a bunch of other slogans he almost went with instead. i'll show you what i mean. for example, trump also considered, "i'm with hair." [ laughter ] he also thought about going with, "i mean, it can't get worse than it already is." [ laughter ] and finally he almost went with, "come on, doesn't some small part of you sort of want to see where this all goes?" some small part? what is -- [ cheers and applause ] what is going on? and later on during his speech trump asked the crowd a pretty interesting question. take a look at this. >> is there anymore fun than at a trump rally? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: well, it turns out there are actually a lot of fun things that are more fun than a a trump rally. which brings us to our new segment, "things that are more fun than a trump rally." take a look.
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] soggy popcorn. >> steve: soggy popcorn. >> jimmy: and did you see this? this has been going around the internet. donald trump jr. talked to a a reporter today at a candy shop and a photographer captured the moment. take a look at this. [ laughter ] gotta be stranger, one of the bunnies went, i'm robert mueller, you're under arrest. [ applause ] listen to this, in a new interview elon musk was asked who inspires him, and he said kanye west. [ light laughter ] kanye was like, "what a a coincidence, the guy who inspires me is also kanye west." [ laughter and applause ] get this. researchers just unveiled a a robot that can play scrabble.
it's pretty realistic. it even gets bored halfway through and stops playing. [ laughter and applause ] in other tech news, engineers for disney theme parks are developing technology to change a ride's path depending how scared the riders are. [ light laughter ] and this is weird. southwest airlines is doing the same thing. [ laughter and applause ] finally, yesterday was selection sunday, so march madness has officially arrived. 12 hours a day of college basketball, or as sports fans call it, payback for "the bachelor." we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: happy monday! good to see everybody. happy monday. welcome to the show, everybody. i had a good day today. it was -- today was class picture day for the kids. >> steve: aw.
>> jimmy: and so they're -- yeah, my kids are 3 and 4. like they're so -- they barely know how to pose for pictures. they do a little bit. but, like franny doesn't know how to smile. i go, smile, and she goes -- [ laughter ] whatever. but at one point, they're like a year apart, so they let the sisters take a shot together. the two girls. they go, can you hug each other? so they hug each other so tight, you can't see anyone's face. and i go, okay well just -- franny, turn around so that we can see your face and they just kept hugging and they just turned around. [ laughter ] we never got a shot of their face at all. it was like -- they just did a a 360. anyway, it was really fun. guys, we are so happy to be back. we have a great week of shows ahead. ricky gervais will be here this week! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: alicia vikander will be here. >> steve: oh. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: and bill hader will be joining us. >> steve: come on! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: plus, be sure to tune in tomorrow night after a very special wedding episode of "this is us." i'm crying already. yeah. we have the groom himself, toby, chris sullivan will be on the show. >> steve: oh!
>> jimmy: he will be here tomorrow night. [ cheers and applause ] but first, we have a great show tonight. he's one of the biggest movie stars in the world. he's got a hit podcast, and now he has a brand-new talk show called "sundays with alec baldwin." alec baldwin is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] i just love the guy. he's unbelievable. >> steve: love him. >> jimmy: plus, he's the star of "harry clarke." playing now at the minetta lane theater, here in new york city. billy crudup is stopping by! >> steve: yo! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: another talented actor. and then -- oh, man get ready. oh, i love these guys. they made their television debut with us and they're back with new music tonight. their single is number one at adult alternative for the sixth consecutive week. they're just crushing it. >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats will perform! [ cheers and applause ] their jam is, "you worry me," is the jam. let's take a listen to it. ♪ ♪ i'm gonna leave it all
out there to dry i'm gonna leave it all out there ♪ >> jimmy: that's all you get. >> steve: oh, no wait. >> jimmy: that's all you get. because they're going to be here live. >> steve: tonight? >> jimmy: right now. no, no. no. but they will be here, tonight. nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] woo! >> jimmy: "tearing at the seams." "tearing at the seams" is the name of the album. guys, i read something that really disturbed me recently. american kids are ranked 30th in the world in terms of math skills. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: and nobody seems to know how to turn this around. i think the problem is that today's kids just can't relate to old fashioned things like numbers. [ light laughter ] so we've updated math to make the equations more about stuff modern kids can relate to in a a segment called "popular mathematics." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ popular mathematics mathematics ♪ >> jimmy: if they gave out grammys for those bit songs. gosh, that is a great song.
♪ mathematics >> jimmy: yeah, love it. ♪ ♪ popular mathematics mathematics ♪ >> jimmy: gosh. [ cheers and applause ] fantastic. the roots. the roots, ladies and gentlemen. let's take a look at our first equation. do you understand the bit? >> steve: no, i do not. but i'm ready to learn. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: well look, so if you take the eiffel tower. >> steve: mm-hmm. >> jimmy: plus a big mac. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: plus a doorman. >> steve: doorman. >> jimmy: it equals frances mcdormand. [ laughter and applause ] do you understand? do you understand? let me explain. >> steve: no. >> jimmy: here's another one. father of the bride. >> steve: father of the bride. >> jimmy: plus john goodman, plus john lithgow, plus john stamos. it equals papa john's. [ laughter and applause ] are you understanding? >> steve: give me another one. >> jimmy: let me give you another example. if you take a public bathroom. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: plus someone walking in on you, it equals, get out. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: i'm still stumped.
>> jimmy: oh, you're stumped, well, let me give you another. >> steve: please do. >> jimmy: i'll give you another example. if you take a pack of gum that costs 95 cents. >> steve: mm-hmm. >> jimmy: minus a dollar, it equals nickelback. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: if you take axe body spray. >> steve: sure. >> jimmy: plus a tuna fish sandwich. >> steve: yeah. [ audience groans ] >> jimmy: it equals the longest elevator ride of your life. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: that i get. >> jimmy: all right, you get that. now you get it. here's another one. >> steve: how's it going man? how was your summer? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: here's another one. a mime's shirt. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: plus a mime's face. >> steve: mm-hmm. >> jimmy: equals sephora. [ laughter and applause ] if you take burger king. >> steve: burger king. >> jimmy: plus ice-t. >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: plus challah bread. it equals king t'challa. [ laughter and applause ] here's another one.
a white shirt. >> steve: white shirt! >> jimmy: plus cold weather. >> steve: cold weather! >> jimmy: equals nips. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: it's popular mathematics. [ applause ] >> steve: a mathematical thing. >> jimmy: yeah. finally, if you take the white house minus 35 staffers it equals, home alone. >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: there you go everybody! that's all the time we have for "popular mathematics." we'll be right back with alec baldwin! come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ there's a reason more customers have joined t-mobile in the last 5 years than every other wireless provider combined. it's simple. we put them first. and we won't stop. ♪ that's why we are america's most loved wireless company. join the un-carrier.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is a a three-time emmy and golden globe winner who you can now see in the new hulu series, "the looming tower." he also has a brand new talk show called "sundays with "alec baldwin" premiering this summer on abc. please welcome alec baldwin! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ sunday bloody sunday sunday bloody sunday sunday bloody sunday ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is how you do it. that is how you do it right there! we love you! come on. >> "sunday bloody sunday." >> jimmy: "sundays with alec baldwin." now alec -- >> your hair. >> jimmy: thank you, you like it? >> what have you done with your hair? >> jimmy: nothing much. >> you and i are from the same school, where we wake up in the morning and we go -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: exactly. >> and we're done. >> jimmy: and that's it. that's all we have to do. >> perfect. >> jimmy: there's a million things i have to talk to you about. >> yep. >> jimmy: you're doing a bunch of stuff, but first and foremost, you and your wife are expecting another baby. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ sunday bloody sunday ♪ [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i mean this is the -- this is the fourth? >> we're having our fourth child in four and a half years. [ audience ohs ] [ laughter ] wow. that's a lot. >> it is a lot. it's lots. >> jimmy: do you have room for this baby? >> i can't believe you said that, because we're having children -- it's outpacing our ability to house them. [ light laughter ] so i said to my wife, this one we're going to have to put him in a hotel. [ light laughter ] it'll be nearby.
you know, i want eighth street, you know somewhere nearby. >> jimmy: it's a boy? >> we're going to have a boy. >> jimmy: hey, congratulations! dude, that's good. [ cheers and applause ] >> three boys -- three boys, and we have our daughter carmen, my son -- our son raphael, our son leonardo, and we're going to have a boy, and then my daughter carmen says, you have to have another one. we want to have another girl so we have another girl in the house, and my wife says to me, i want to have maybe one more alec, we have one girl, and i say i hope you and your next husband are very happy. [ laughter ] we'll all be friends. >> jimmy: no, but they're -- >> and live nearby -- >> jimmy: the most beautiful kids. >> in the cul-de-sac. >> jimmy: the cutest babies. i know carmen, because she's the same age as winnie. >> my daughter goes to school with jimmy's daughter, and we try to bring her here, but now she's got a very busy life. she goes, you know. she like, i don't have time to come. [ laughter ] why don't you tell jimmy, i said, yo. [ laughter ] you know. >> jimmy: yo, yeah. does she say stuff to you, tell you what's what? >> oh, my god. the other day she turned to me -- my wife and i are sitting there and very like low-key i was like raising my voice with my wife. we were talking about something, and my daughter
looks at me and goes, "daddy, be silent --" what was it? she goes, "be silent, sensible, and nice." [ laughter ] and i looked at my wife, and my daughter. i'm like, so you guys have formed like a little union now. [ laughter ] silent was the first thing. >> jimmy: yeah. >> sensible and nice. it's very -- it's very sage advice, yeah. >> jimmy: winnie told me i was acting like a baby the other day. [ light laughter ] because i was picking up these pieces of -- do you have zingo at your house? you guys know what i'm talking about? like bingo but for kids? a million pieces go all over the place, and i'm just like trying to pick them up, and she wanted to play characters with them, and i go, "winnie, i'm just trying to put them back." she goes, "you're acting like a a baby." [ laughter ] >> my favorite was -- i've said this before maybe, so forgive me. but our two kids are in the same school, and they're talking in school, and my daughter goes, "my dad plays donald trump on tv, he's very funny," and then winnie goes, "my dad is on tv, and he's really, really funny." [ laughter ] and i look at carmen, and i go, winnie's dad is funnier than your dad. >> jimmy: oh, no. [ laughter ]
>> winnie's dad is funnier than your dad. >> jimmy: no, not at all. >> but anyway, the -- so we're going to have our fourth child in four and a half years, and it's great, because my wife is -- oh man, it makes me cry. she's the greatest mom. she's the greatest mom. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: she really is. she's awesome, i heard -- >> she really is. she's really -- [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love hilaria. >> when you have a lot of kids, it's like they all, you know, they all kind of -- they rip her to pieces when she -- if she goes out, and does anything, and she comes home, the kids are like on top of her. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i'm doing well with the kids until my wife comes home. like, i'm with them, and i'm like yeah, and then what happened. no, you're kidding me. really? and we're getting along great. my wife walks in the door, they're like zing! [ laughter ] >> like later -- >> i'm invisible. >> jimmy: they just show you the hand, absolutely, yeah. how -- but you look good. how are you feeling, because you just had hip replacement surgery. >> i had my hip replaced, and it was weird because you walk around -- you have never had any orthopedic problems your whole life, your knees -- >> jimmy: no. >> you only had the finger thing. >> jimmy: just the finger -- i almost lost my finger, yep. >> besides that. >> jimmy: basically nothing, yeah. >> but i had my hip replaced and it's funny, because you have the pain before the surgery, and then they say you're going to have the surgery. and after the surgery you're in pain, and then you have to have
physical therapy after that, and you're in pain. it's just like a whole kind of smorgasbord of pain. >> jimmy: of pain. >> for like months and months and months of pain, but i'm feeling better now. i'm feeling better. >> jimmy: and you're doing all the rehab and all that stuff? >> i'm doing the rehab, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. [ light laughter ] you're doing -- >> no, i went today. i mean, i go to the rehab, but you should go every day. i don't have time. i have to come here and see you. >> jimmy: thank you buddy. i appreciate it. we have -- [ cheers and applause ] >> no, but it really hurt. and i was mentioning -- i said to people, i made the mistake of watching the procedure on youtube with these english doctors. [ audience oohs ] oh, no, no, no. it was unbelievable. and at one point, obviously, when you do surgery, and the body is all kind of gowned, and cloaked, and there's just like one little box, one little window of the field that they're going into, and in this hole, this guy has a -- a drill that you have to hold with two hands. >> jimmy: a jackhammer? >> like a jackhammer. it was like a baby jackhammer, and the guy literally is going "all right now i think we are going to go with the blah bitty blah --" it's this english guy -- and all of a sudden eeh! into the guy's hip, and the
body's on the table going, eeh! [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i watched it and i said, oh no, no, no. >> jimmy: no, no, no. no, i can't do this. >> no. >> jimmy: but you -- you were working with -- well, 'cause i asked you how you were doing. you go, i'm great. you know, i can't act like i'm in pain when i'm doing a movie with tom cruise. >> i did "mission impossible." i went back to finish a shot in july, and then tom broke his leg. so we were going to do the movie and i was going to finish in october, they postponed because of tom's injury. >> jimmy: he broke his leg. >> tom broke his leg doing a a stunt. and the thing you find out, which is true. i mean, it's going to sound cute, but you can never complain about how tired you are or how sore you are when you work with tom, because he's such a machine. you know, he breaks his leg, and i think they said he shouldn't work for like six months. and nine weeks later he was on the set. >> jimmy: he's amazing dude. he's tom cruise, man. yes, he doesn't complain. >> so he does the movie, and i have to go back, and i want to do this, you know, kind of abbreviated fight scene with henry cavill. i don't want to give away too much, but henry cavill, who as everybody knows, plays superman. he really is superman. the guy's body is like made of marble. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and when you do these fight
scenes, you know, you like throw these fake theatrical punches, and then you kind of tussle with the guy, and you move him around, and he's pretty hard to move around. you know what i mean, and his shoulders are so big that when they do my close-up over his shoulder, i would literally look at him, i'd say, "could you like bend down a little bit please?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i can't see the camera. >> 'cause your shoulder is in the way of my shot here, okay? he's so -- you know? >> jimmy: yeah. >> but i had a ball working with him, and i love tom. >> jimmy: have you talked to tom about the vinyl room? are you going to get -- >> i will. >> jimmy: are you going to get a record player? >> when i see him -- i'll probably see him, maybe my wife and i hopefully will, shoot over into the premiere in july. >> jimmy: he knows that. he knows all about that stuff. >> you told me -- he had you set up with the what room? >> jimmy: i wanted a record player, and i tell him -- tom is like, i know everything about record players. well, what do you want to know? like you've got to get this cartridge, and this thing -- it's the size of my house. [ talking over each other ] it's more expensive than my house. >> and then he told you, forget vinyl room, now you have to have the -- >> jimmy: oh, now he has the -- now he has a like a a reel-to-reel -- [ talking over each other ] >> like a reel-to-reel room. >> jimmy: the real like acetone. like, he's so advanced with music. i mean -- >> are you going to go with the reel-to-reel room? >> jimmy: no. no, no i -- >> no. >> jimmy: me and tom cruise are totally different people. [ light laughter ] and that, i really -- >> really?
[ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah -- you felt that? i listen to you all the time on your podcast called "here's the thing." if you guys are into podcasts, and want to hear great interviews check out alec baldwin -- >> my podcast is on wnyc, the new york public radio station. they produce the show, my podcast, "here's the thing" is on there. and i pick all these different people myself, and i try to make it as quirky, and kind of a real spread of people's careers, and who they are. >> jimmy: i like that about that. like, i just saw that you had the preview of your show after the oscars. i guess it was the premiere, you and seinfeld, and you with kate mckinnon. >> well, that's the talk show, yeah. with abc. >> jimmy: well that's the talk show, this is "sundays with alec baldwin." >> right, right. >> jimmy: right, i think it's -- i see this. i was like -- >> i have a cooking show too. that's "saturday mornings" with alec baldwin. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: of course, saturday mornings, we make pancakes, yeah. but why do you want to do a a talk show? >> the talk show. well, the thing is, is that everything i do, it's -- and i'm sure you can appreciate this. i want to stay home with my kids. like, why have a family if you're not going to be able to be a part of it and everything. and movie-making became really tough to travel, and people would offer me great opportunities creatively, and do a tv series.
it was a great opportunity, and i want to stay home with my wife and my kids, so i started to try to craft things i could do, like "match game" for abc, and doing the talk show, things that i could shoot in new york and stay home in new york. i mean, you have the ultimate gig. the gig you have is a great gig. >> jimmy: i am not complaining at all. [ laughter ] [ applause ] what guests are you looking at -- >> we did seinfeld and kate mckinnon for the pilot. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and then after that, we have a list of like the go-to people, 'cause tv's different, as you know. there's like really, really kind of quirkier, more -- in radio, there's no camera on people so it's just the ideas doing the talking, and when i do both shows, the idea is about origins, and about their careers, like where they began. i have found that my audience is fairly addicted to that idea of, like, how did jimmy fallon get to be jimmy fallon. what did you start -- you were on my podcast. >> jimmy: i loved it, yeah. >> people always want to know about people's beginnings, and their starts. >> jimmy: who would you like to have on? >> well, i mean i would like to have on, you know, obama, and
people that are tough to get, who you think still have a lot to say. it's tough in the podcast to give the microphone to somebody who can't talk for an hour. it's not like a regular talk show like this or the "today" show where it's a segment, and then they're off. they talk for an hour. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and we cut it in to a a 40 minute show, and then the tv show we want to bring on people -- we need more camera-ready people, like more famous people because tv is visual, and you have to have somebody recognizable. >> jimmy: i want to talk to you about our current president when we come back. more with alec baldwin after the break. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ does this map show the peninsula trail? you won't find that on a map. i'll take you there. take this left. if you listen real hard you can hear the whales. oop. you hear that? (vo) our subaru outback lets us see the world. sometimes in ways we never imagined.
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[ laughter ] it's fantastic. and you won an emmy, well-deserved emmy for it. but in some article, i think it was "vanity fair," maybe, you said like, "it's like agony." >> it's not like agony. it is agony. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> but you do that -- like, everybody knows -- my friends know. not everybody knows. that, you know, he came to me, lorne, and said, "do the trump thing." and we thought we were going to do three shows in the fall. >> jimmy: sure. >> there was no way he was going to win. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and then he won and i remember i was lying in bed going, "oh, no." [ laughter ] cause knowing lorne -- >> jimmy: i got a gig now, yeah. >> i got with lorne, and he'd be like, "hello --" so i mean, i do the whole thing for the whole season, mostly. i missed just a couple. we do the whole season. then we do a few of them this year. and it's -- you know, it's -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> i don't need to tell you. it gets exhausting after a a while. >> jimmy: well, the president himself said -- >> exhibit a. >> jimmy: "alec baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on 'snl,' now says playing me was agony. alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch." >> right.
well, the interesting thing is, nobody -- the interesting thing is nobody's actually forced to watch. [ laughter ] i found that out. we don't force anyone to watch. >> jimmy: you're choosing to watch, yeah. >> yeah, trump forces people to listen to him. i guess we call them government employees. but anyway, the -- [ laughter ] we call them the cabinet. but anyway -- >> jimmy: you tweeted back, "agony though it may be, i would like to hang in there at least for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to mar-a-lago. you know the good stuff." >> the good stuff. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was good comeback, dude. >> oh god. >> jimmy: that was a good comeback. >> it was kind of surreal, though. you know, the president of the united states -- i said to somebody, "does he have, like, alerts, or does he sequester himself for just a period of tweeting?" is he there as they say, watching "fox & friends" in the morning. he's got a triple order of bacon. he likes bacon. apparently he eats like a lot of bacon. >> jimmy: loves bacon? >> he loves bacon. he likes lots of bacon. and he's got his phone and he's watching the news and he's in his, you know, in his boxers and his bathrobe. and he's like tweeting, tweeting.
[ laughter ] and then -- or does he get alerts? like, is he in the middle of a a session with north korean diplomats and they're talking about nuclear weapons and he's like, "hold on a moment, please -- alec baldwin, loser. loser." [ laughter ] >> both as trump: "alec baldwin has a new movie out. really, it's a horrible movie. mediocre career." [ laughter ] >> does he like tweet throughout the day? or is there like a big binge thing? it's like a camel. >> jimmy: yeah, i don't know. >> it's like an oasis. he drinks a big long drink in the morning and goes on. >> jimmy: no one can tell what this man is doing. >> no one can tell. >> jimmy: i can't even really tell what, speaking of segways, what you're doing. because you do this, you do "match game," which is super fun. >> we have a ball. >> jimmy: dude you do -- >> that's so much -- when they came to me and said, "do you want to do the game show", i thought, well, i'll do it the one time cause i gave the money to my charity. then they came back and said, "oh, the numbers were good. do you want to do it again? and i thought, "why not? we have a ball." i have more fun with those people than you can imagine. >> jimmy: it's super fun. then you do "snl." and you do -- >> my talk show. >> jimmy: a movie.
you do like a tom cruise "mission impossible." >> -- yeah, i do the movie. >> jimmy: then you do a talk show. then you do -- you're doing a a movie here in brooklyn, right? >> i do the movie "motherless brooklyn." i just finished that edward norton directed and he stars in it. it has bruce willis, gugu mbatha-raw, is the young actress' name who is --, willam dafoe, cannavale, cherry jones. i mean all these people -- i was so honored to be asked. truly. i mean people don't realize when -- like the people you really admire, like the really great, great people call you and ask you to come work with them, it's always very touching. like "looming tower." >> jimmy: yeah. >> i knew alex gibney produced that and directed, i think, one of the episodes. and the -- you know, jeff daniels plays the lead. i've always admired jeff and his career. larry wright, lawrence wright wrote the book "looming tower" which i love larry wright's writing. he's one of my favorite writers. writes these beautiful essays and long-form pieces in "the new yorker." and michael stuhlbarg was in that. and a -- you know, a bunch of
fantastic actors. sarsgaard was in it. i had -- i think -- do you have a clip? >> jimmy: yeah. what is it about? "looming tower?" >> i don't really know. [ laughter ] that's my johnny depp. [ imitating johnny depp ] "i don't really know." >> jimmy: don't really know, yeah. [ imitating johnny depp ] >> "i suppose we'll find out." >> jimmy: yeah, let's find out right here. here is alec baldwin and peter sarsgaard in hulu's "the looming tower." take a look at this. >> is that so? >> in physics, there is, well -- degradation in an isolated system. for instance, when two billiard balls collide, there is consequence. the energy available for more work is lessened. momentum is compromised. >> are you suggesting there was some degradation here at the agency? >> yes, sir. that at times there may be a a lack of momentum. >> martin, might i make a a suggestion? >> of course. >> save your physics metaphors for later in life when you are regaling naive college students about your legendary time at the agency. use the chain of command. it exists for a reason. in other words, get the hell
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♪ >> jimmy: billy, welcome back to our show, and i can't help but notice you brought some trophies. >> no, enough about me. these -- well, it occurred to me that one of the last times that i think alec and i sparred together on the stage, as it were, was at a benefit for the second stage theatre company that we -- i think it was at a a bowling alley. >> alec: yeah, it was at the bowling alley. >> yeah, it was a bowling alley every year. >> alec: a bowling tournament. >> and they select certain actors to be captains of the teams, and they give prizes to the captains and the teams who win. and this one was for first place for our team.
>> jimmy: congratulations. >> and this one was for best coach. [ laughter ] >> alec: you are the tom brady of celebrity bowling. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. >> now, i -- i didn't bring the third, because i didn't want to rub it in. >> alec: which is what -- which one was that? >> that was highest score, alec. now, there was a guy -- there was a guy on my team, they pay money to bowl with actors. i don't know why that would be an exciting -- >> alec: it is a little weird. like finance guys pay to be on the bowling team. >> precisely. and the fact of the matter is, we very rarely get an opportunity to have athletic prizes as actors. >> alec: of course. >> so to have a bowling trophy for me was pretty exciting, and i thought i'll bring it home to my son, and he'll see that i have accomplished something. you know? and one of the guys who was on my team asked me as i was leaving, "hey, do you think,
you know, since we bought the tickets for this that we could take the trophy home?" and i said, "no. don't even think about that. [ laughter ] if you could do me a favor, though, get my backpack because i'm busy carrying the trophies to the cab." >> jimmy: you're hard core, man. >> well, you know, i don't have a lot -- he's got five podcasts, 17 children. >> alec: a cooking show. >> a cooking show. >> jimmy: a cooking show, yes, that's true. >> pancakes with alec. >> i've got one play, and two trophies. so -- >> jimmy: yeah, that's it. >> alec: it's only awards. >> jimmy: yeah, oh you know what? you came up on alec's podcast the other day because you had a a great interview with cameron crowe. >> i interviewed cameron crowe. >> jimmy: it was great. >> great. listen, i want to hear that podcast, because i'll take anything. >> alec: i was telling them that in this business, if you do one movie, that's a great movie like, you're done. you can just go home and never work again, and if you do one movie where your performance is like an essential part of that movie, and of course, you were the love god, the dionysian love god. >> the golden god.
>> alec: well, most famous, the golden god. let's hear it, please! [ cheers and applause ] >> "almost famous." and you've got to make one great movie, even if you're like, "i'm done." >> as you can tell, i'm riding that to the grave. i mean that and my bowling trophy. >> alec: that, and the bowling trophy, yeah. >> is about all -- well, cameron -- cameron was very patient with me during the audition process because i was supposed to play a guitarist, a a lead guitarist, but i don't -- or didn't play guitar. >> alec: and on the podcast he said that you learned guitar in six weeks. >> well, i learned to pretend to play guitar. this is what -- this is what actors do. i can't do anything. i can't -- the fact that i bowled, and actually had a high score, and it was quantifiable, that's probably why i took these trophies. >> jimmy: yeah, because you actually did that, yeah. >> because i actually accomplished something. >> alec: so you're saying that your guitar-playing in "almost famous" was like dick van dyke's english accent in "mary poppins" that was -- >> that's not where the comparisons end, but i can't really do anything, except for fake -- >> jimmy: i was there. i was there when you were doing it. you actually -- you were unbelievable. >> at faking it, jimmy.
>> jimmy: you didn't really play the guitar. >> no, the lead guitarist for pearl jam is the guy who recorded all of that, and then -- >> jimmy: right. >> i shouldn't really be saying this. should i? no, i absolutely played all of that. i learned the guitar in six weeks. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. that's what we want to hear. [ cheers and applause ] that's what we want to hear. tell them what we want to hear. >> alec: your ripped it. >> and you were in the movie. >> jimmy: thank you, alec. >> alec: you did the irving azoff knockoff character who was -- what was his name? larry hope? >> dennis hope. >> jimmy: dennis hope was my character. >> alec: dennis hope. >> jimmy: i was in "almost famous." i had a beard. do you remember working with me? >> i don't. i don't. [ laughter ] i remember everyone else. >> jimmy: we had so much fun. >> vividly. i remember. no, no, you -- on the gimbel, you had a a little, a problem with your composure? >> jimmy: i have a thing -- >> tell me about your acting background before that. >> jimmy: do you guys want to hear that? >> yeah. >> jimmy: do you have, like -- time? >> here, wait. let me just put this down so we can focus on you. >> jimmy: yeah, i -- >> turn around, dig in. >> jimmy: i started acting back in 1999 -- >> alec: no, what i want to know is -- could you hold that up for me, jimmy fallon? i'm going to see your name a
a lot right now because you're going to become really famous if i keep saying your name on tv. jimmy fallon. hold that up. hold that up. which is why do you keep going back to the theatre all of the time? you go very regularly to the theatre. what do you get out of that? >> well, i think i mean -- you know this as well as i do. there's -- a tradition of acting in america that some of the most formidable performances, some of the most formidable material that we found has come from the theatre has come from playwrights, and that's what i grew up associating with acting. i would come to new york, and see broadway shows with my mom. saw a production of "fences" with james earl jones. >> alec: where did you grow up? i'm going to do my podcast with him right now. jimmy, you can go. [ laughter ] hey jimmy. [ applause ] my guest is billy crudup. billy, where'd you grow up? >> just get my cab. >> where did you grow up? >> jimmy: no problem. [ cheers and applause ] >> get over here! >> alec: so i was. >> jimmy: alright, yes, we re going back. are you guys still talking about me? >> alec: yeah. sorry. >> jimmy: no, let's talk about this, so the -- >> alec: the theatre is a a habit. it's a habit for you. >> it's the thing that i most
adore about -- oh wait, sorry. you're still here. okay. >> jimmy: no, that's great. just keep talking. no that's good, yeah. [ laughter ] do you like it better than film, or no? >> this is great. oh. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> alec: bill, tell us about "harry clarke." you play. >> jimmy fallon is "harry clarke." >> currently it's at minetta lane theatre playing "harry clarke." >> jimmy: minetta lane theatre. >> alec: thank you to my guests, jimmy fallon and billy crudup who is appearing at the minetta lane theatre in "harry clarke." >> we'll be back to do his solo performance. >> alec: be right back with shwingy. >> jimmy: shwingy, we can't -- bum shwingy. we're going to be right back with a performance from nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to alec baldwin, billy crudup, nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night and i 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 -- connie britton, from "the good fight," actress rose leslie, music from gang of youths, featuring the 8g band with brendan canty. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that's wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. president trump and north korean leader kim jong-un will reportedly meet within the next two months. unfortunately, it'll be a private meeting so here's a picture of "alien vs. predator."