tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC March 27, 2018 12:37am-1:38am PDT
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- billy eichner, from "black lightning," actresses china anne mcclain and nafessa williams. music from bedouine. featuring the 8g band with alan cage. ♪ [ 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 is fantastic to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. the philadelphia eagles won the super bowl last night, defeating the new england patriots 41-33. philadelphia then went on to
defeat philadelphia. [ laughter ] well, unfortunately, last night, bill belichick missed his yearly bath. [ laughter ] well, unfortunately, last night, bill belichick missed his yearly bath. [ laughter ] according to coach doug pederson, last night's trick touchdown pass to eagles quarterback nick foles was nicknamed the philly special. it replaces the old philly special, barfing a cheese steak into a trash can while people whip batteries at you. [ laughter ] dozens of eagles fans were seen stage diving off the awning of the philadelphia ritz-carlton after last night's super bowl win. but don't worry, they died. [ laughter ] dodge is being criticized on social media for using a martin luther king, jr. sermon as a voiceover. even worse, snickers made an ad with gandhi. [ audience ohs ] [ laughter ]
[ applause ] doesn't seem like a good idea. the dow jones industrial average closed 1,175 points lower today, which is the biggest single-day drop in history. it's the worst drop since yesterday. [ audience ohs ] [ laughter and applause ] not his fault. not what he's good at. president trump today criticized the top democrat on the house intelligence committee, tweeting, quote, "little adam schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in washington." meanwhile, eighth grader jessica tweeted, "it is time to come together on bipartisan immigration reform." [ laughter and applause ] oh. we appreciate that, jessica, thank you. president trump and first lady melania traveled to cincinnati today. and, boy, were they surprised to see each other in the airport. [ laughter ]
"oh, donald, i'm -- here for a reds game." that's right, president trump and first lady melania traveled to cincinnati today. said melania, "of course, they seat me next to a crying baby." [ light laughter ] at a speech in ohio today, president trump called democrats who did not applaud at his state of the union address treasonous. when asked why he chose that word, trump said, "i keep hearing it all around me. apparently it's pretty bad. pretty bad." [ applause and laughter ] house speaker paul ryan this weekend faced criticism after he tweeted, boasting about how a public school secretary saw an increase of $1.50 in her weekly paycheck due to the republican tax plan. paul, what's she supposed to get with $1.50, your haircut? [ laughter ] and finally, doritos is reportedly looking into launching a so-called lady-friendly chip that doesn't crunch as loudly.
because there's no more appropriate snack for the "me, too" era than a chip that tells women to be quiet? [ laughter ] what is wrong with you, doritos? [ applause ] we have a fantastic show for you tonight. here to chat about his campaign with funny or die, "glam up the midterms," billy eichner, one of our favorites. [ cheers and applause ] back on the show. stars of "black lightning" on the cw, china anne mcclain and nafessa williams are joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and we're going to have some fantastic music from a singer/songwriter, bedouine. so it's a great night tonight. [ cheers and applause ] before we get to all that, president trump is crowing about the release of a disputed and misleading memo written by house republicans that he claims vindicates him in the russia probe. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: we all know donald trump has a well-documented history of overreaching and bragging about things that quickly turn out to be either
exaggerated or outright fabrications. he just can't help himself. if he fell down a flight of stairs, he would brag that he found the fastest way down. [ light laughter ] and even before the memo's release last week, we got yet another example of that when remarks surfaced from a private meeting trump had with republicans at his d.c. hotel on thursday, where he bragged about his score on a screening test for dementia. [ light laughter ] trump complained that the media was not giving him credit for what he claimed are the more difficult parts of the test. "let me tell you, those last ten questions are hard. they don't show those ten questions. you look at the first questions -- what is this? lion. what is this? elephant. what is this? that is a cow. they show you the first one where you have to say elephant, lion, giraffe, owl. it's easy." dude, it's a screening test for dementia, not the s.a.t.s. [ light laughter ] you didn't test into harvard, you tested out of hospice care. [ laughter ] also there's a possibility trump wasn't even taking the test and just sees everyone he talks to as an animal like he's in an
episode of "loony tunes." "turtle, giraffe, albino hedgehog." [ laughter ] but while he brags -- [ cheers and applause ] while he brags about his score on a screening test, trump is also bragging that the release of a disputed and deeply misleading memo written by house republicans exonerates him in the russia probe. the memo is called inaccurate by his own handpicked fbi director, and yet after the memo was released trump lashed out at his critics in the oval office. although his take on the memo itself was super vague. >> i think it's terrible. you want to know the truth? i think it's a disgrace, what's going on in this country. i think it's a disgrace. the memo was sent to congress, it was declassified. congress will do whatever they're going to do, but i think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country. and when you look at that, and you see that and so many other things, what's going on -- [ light laughter ] -- lot of people should be ashamed of themselves and much worse than that. so i sent it over to congress.
they will do what they're going to do. whatever they do is fine. [ laughter ] it was declassified. and let's see what happens. >> seth: do, that, things. based on the way trump talks about the memo, one thing is clear. he definitely didn't read the memo. [ laughter ] in fact, nothing makes clearer that this whole thing was a partisan exercise aimed at misleading the public and discrediting the russia investigation than the fact that trump and his allies immediately began celebrating as soon as the memo was released. just take his son, don jr., seen here on his way to shut down an orphanage to make room for a hair gel museum. [ laughter ] now, let's remember, don, jr. met secretly with russian operatives offering dirt on hillary clinton during the campaign, at trump tower, with jared kushner and paul manafort. a meeting that was literally billed to him as, quote, "part of russia and its government's support for mr. trump." and yet don, jr. went on fox news to claim the gop memo disproved the entire russia investigation. >> what does this say now about the entire investigation? is it rotten to the core? >> listen, it always has been. you're right.
we always said this. i mean, it is so ridiculous that -- let it go, though. at this point, let it go. at least they uncovered this, because what if they wouldn't have? what if -- if they would have just let it go, at this point, i mean, there is a little bit of sweet revenge in it for me and certainly probably the family. >> seth: sweet revenge for the family? that sounds like something you say to a guy just before you close the car trunk on him. [ light laughter ] "say hello to the worms from the trump family." so what does this memo written entirely by house republicans actually say? well, to understand the memo, you first need to understand the man behind it, california congressman devin nunes. who, of course, has been compromised by the russians ever since putin got ahold of his high school yearbook photo. [ light laughter ] that's the actual photo. [ laughter ] [ in russian accent ] "i'm looking at the photo, mr. nunes. there is business in front and party in back. [ light laughter ] you -- you know this photo?" now, in this memo, nunes is claiming the government abused its surveillance powers as part of a conspiracy to target a political adversary.
which might make you ask, "what's his background?" is it in espionage, counterintelligence, constitutional law? well, as the "daily beast" reported, the man charged with oversight of our nation's spies is a dairy farmer with three degrees in agriculture. nunes believes his agriculture background informs his work on intelligence due to his familiarity with various farming techniques that have overlapped with intelligence. so nunes and trump have at least one thing in common, their main qualification is that they can both identify a cow. [ laughter ] but, hey, we have a civilian government, and anyone has the right to question our leaders. you don't have to be an expert. the problem with nunes is that he's always seemed more interested in helping trump than investigating him. as you might recall, nunes was originally in charge of the russia investigation in the house, before he was forced to step aside after some bizarre behavior. >> it was tuesday night here in washington, d.c., when chairman nunes was riding in a car with a staff member. that's when he got some type of message on his phone and abruptly got out of that car and into an uber. he then seemingly disappeared into the night.
>> seth: oh, my god, devin nunes is not 007. [ laughter ] he's just a 00. real spies don't take uber. it's way too easy to get caught. "you can't prove i was in that car." yeah, we can, your driver gave you one star. [ laughter ] he said you kept telling him to call you nunes -- devin nunes. [ light laughter ] now, nunes' four-page memo is about a warrant to surveil a trump campaign foreign policy advisor named carter page, under what's known as the foreign intelligence surveillance act, or fisa. fisa warrants are generally very dense, detailed documents. 50, 60 pages long, and they have to be signed off on by multiple law enforcement officials and approved by a fisa court. so if nunes were going to write an explosive memo accusing the fbi of abusing that authority, you'd think he would have at least read the actual fisa application, right? >> did you read the actual fisa applications? >> no, i didn't. >> seth: oh, my god, these two. [ laughter ] "mr. president, i summarized a 60-page document into 4 pages for you." "did you read it?" "i didn't." "well, i'm not going to read this."
"sounds good." "what should we do now?" "let's identify some cows." [ laughter ] "that's one. [ applause ] that's one." what's in the warrant application that nunes objects to? he claims that in its application for the warrant, the fbi used information from that infamous dossier you've probably heard about. the one that was put together by ex-british spy christopher steele. trump's allies in congress and on fox news have obsessively harped on the unverified parts to try and discredit the entire dossier. as we found yet again on sean hannity's show on thursday. >> let's say donald trump produces a memo that says hillary clinton had hookers in her room in a ritz hotel in moscow urinating on her bed? now, if that was in there, and it was not true. and then it ends up being the basis in part for a fisa warrant against her used by trump, you'd be pretty pissed off. >> oh, absolutely. >> and the media would be apoplectic tonight. true or false? >> absolutely. by the way, this is the only show that i've ever been able to talk about the pee tape on.
so that makes me really happy. >> and you know it's not true. you know it's not true. >> if someone pees in the bed, where are you going to sleep? [ laughter ] >> i don't think he's having a sleepover. >> it's obviously not true. that doesn't make any sense. >> seth: yeah. it doesn't make any sense, because we all know that donald trump always thinks things through. [ light laughter ] i could definitely see trump going through all the trouble of booking a specific room in a specific hotel hiring a bunch of hookers to pee on the bed, paying them to stay quiet and then realizing he didn't think about where he was going to sleep. "okay, good show, i'm going to call it a night. oh, no! [ laughter ] ohh, nooo!" now, the nunes memo makes two central claims that are already being refuted. one, that the fbi did not reveal the political origins of the dossier to the court when it applied for the warrant. and two, that fbi deputy director andrew mccabe testified that without the dossier the fbi would not have applied for the warrant to begin with. in fact, not only does the nunes memo fail to provide any actual evidence to impugn the russia
investigation, it actually confirms a key detail. the fact that the investigation began not with page or the dossier, but with george papadopoulos, the trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has since pled guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with russians. and yet, today, nunes went on "fox & friends" to downplay that finding which came from his own memo. >> some say, well, what about papadopoulos? they started looking at him earlier. what do you say to that? >> well, i would say that if papadopoulos was such a major figure, why didn't you get a warrant on him? if papadopoulos was such a major figure, you had nothing on him, you know, the guy lied. as far as we can tell, papadopoulos never even knew who trump was -- you know, never even had met with the president. >> seth: yeah, as far as we know, trump never met papadopoulos. except there's an actual photo of the two of them at a meeting together and it's been around for months. are you really the chairman of the house intelligence committee or did they just give you that title as a joke and it just stuck? you know, like when you get a turtle and name him speedy. [ light laughter ]
so what has nunes gotten in return for carrying trump's water and staking his career and reputation on the outcome of the russia investigation? he got what everyone who helps trump gets -- a tweet. >> the president tweeted today, praising devin nunes, a republican on the house intelligence committee, saying, "representative devin nunes, a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a great american hero for what he has exposed and what he has had to endure." >> seth: i'm sorry, but devin nunes will not be remembered as a hero. nunes isn't sully, he's one of the birds that got sucked into the engine. [ laughter ] one of the shames of this whole episode is that there are very real abuses of power in our law enforcement agencies, and it would be great if congress would exercise actual oversight over those. instead, nunes and his colleagues just voted last month to renew the most controversial part of fisa, the part that allows the government to spy on american communications without a warrant. there are important questions to ask about how the government uses its surveillance power. instead republicans are asking questions like this. >> when someone pees in the bed, where are you going to sleep? [ laughter ] >> seth: this has been "a closer
>> seth: welcome back, everybody. please give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] this week's drummer is a founding member of a new york city post hardcore legend, quicksand, whose new album, "interiors," is out now. alan cage is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much for being here alan. >> thanks, seth. >> seth: our first get tonight is an emmy nominated actor you know from such shows as "difficult people" and "billy on the street." he's launching a new campaign with funny or die called, "glam up the midterms." to encourage people to vote this november in the midterm elections. take a look. >> get ready for the hottest event of the year. no, it's not the grammys, the oscars or the golden globes. it's the 2018 midterm elections. [ air horn ] >> hello, america. i'm jimmy kimmel. >> it's john oliver. >> it's me, conan o'brien. >> it's sarah silverman. >> james corden, here. >> it's chelsea handler. >> it's andy cohen. >> seth: it's seth meyers. >> it's me, robin thede. >> and i'm billy eichner. i don't have a late-night show, but i'm a three-time emmy award
nominee and an american citizen. in that order. >> we late night hosts rarely do stuff together. >> but this time it's different. >> because america, there's something coming up. >> the most glamorous. >> elegant. >> sexy. >> day of our lives. >> the 2018 midterm elections. >> november 6th, 2018. >> this time, election day is the biggest, sexiest -- >> most glamorous day of the year. >> it's time to -- >> glam up -- >> the midterms. >> make your plans. when you're going, what you're wearing, who's your plus one. >> or plus two, make it a voting threesome. >> seth: because the 2018 midterms aren't the world cup or the olympics. >> or that stupid solar eclipse that you've already forgotten about. >> hey, maybe you can wear those dumb glasses you bought to look at the eclipse when you go vote. [ light laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show our very good friend, billy eichner, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
>> seth: welcome back. >> hi, thank you. i'm all frazzled. i was running late. i'm very sorry. >> seth: that's all right. >> the hotel lost my pocket square. >> seth: uh-huh. >> they did. which is the gay equivalent of the dog ate my homework. >> seth: right. >> but, you know. still. anyway. i wanted to look beautiful for you. >> seth: you look wonderful as always. >> all right, thank you, thank you. >> seth: and i actually want to talk about appearance real quick, because obviously i participated in this video. >> yes. >> seth: and i want to talk about glamming up the midterms. and you said, like, just shoot it on an iphone, it's not a big deal. but then, obviously, some people, like, shot it with real cameras and got hair and makeup done. >> yeah. >> seth: and so now people like, kimmel, me, john oliver, we look terrible. >> oh, i'm so sorry that white men have a problem for the first time. [ laughter ] so sorry, seth. i know you've had a hard life. i mean, harvard -- >> seth: oh, my god. >> and right to "saturday night live." >> seth: i did not go to harvard and you know that. >> whatever. i don't know where you went. [ light laughter ] >> seth: how did you -- >> but this is exciting, and by the way, thank you for having me to talk about this.
>> seth: please. >> and thank you and all the hosts in there for doing this video. we just launched a new campaign to encourage and raise awareness. well, to encourage voting and raise awareness of the midterm elections on november 6th. a couple of -- thank you. [ cheers and applause ] and particularly among millennials. and i know millennials probably hate being called millennials. i'm sorry. whatever. but, the fact is, this is real. only 12% of millennials voted in the last midterm election in 2014. which means 88% did not vote. and the truth of the matter is, as you get older, you know, the older demographics, the percentages aren't so much better. that's the truth. and the fact is a lot of us don't vote. i haven't voted in midterms. >> seth: yeah. >> and we don't like to admit that. but i'm just gonna say, i haven't voted. i want to acknowledge -- i mean, i have voted but i didn't vote in every single election, especially when i was younger. and young people are now the most influential largest voting bloc, if you vote, which means you have the potential to be the
deciding factor in a lot of these congressional races. so that's what "glam up the midterms" is all about. >> seth: and that's fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: you're actually going to go on the road. >> yes. >> seth: you're going to go to -- >> this is my favorite part. there will be some viral videos to raise awareness and have fun. but we are actually -- we pinpointed a number of districts with hotly contested races. and we're actually going to go there and we're going to help educate people. it's a bipartisan effort. i mean, billy eichner is not bipartisan, but the effort is bipartisan. [ laughter ] the effort is bipartisan. we're going to go to these districts, let people know when election day is, where to vote, how to vote, get them registered. give them information on who's running, what the races are. you know, the midterms are complicated. it's not like the presidential election where we're focused on two candidates. there's different races in every state, every district. it's a lot of information for the average person to comprehend. and, we're going to do it in a fun, exciting way. >> seth: i am so glad you're doing this. i want to ask, sometimes when people take up initiatives like this, you'll hear other people
say, actors should not talk about politics. what is your response to that? >> let me tell you what my response is, seth. >> seth: great. [ light laughter ] >> look. i understand people don't like actors going on tv and talking about politics, but i'm doing this as a citizen. i've been shouting at people on "billy on the street" for years. >> seth: yeah. [ cheers ] >> thank you. but, now i'm trying to use my voice for something good. and let me say something else, it's ridiculous. if you're going to tell actors not to talk about politics, that's like telling people who aren't a professional athlete not to talk about the super bowl. >> seth: yeah, that's a good point. >> you know, it's ridiculous. and if actors can't talk about the influential work that politicians do, i think politicians should not be able to talk about the influential work that actors do. like on "full house." you know what i mean, that's important. you know what i mean? >> seth: we need to talk more about "full house." >> have to talk about "full house" and "fuller house." >> seth: yeah the -- >> god knows what comes next, seth. [ light laughter ] you know -- if actors can't talk about politicians, where do you draw the line? >> seth: yeah. >> what else can't we talk
about? doctors? because i'll show you 13 seasons of "grey's anatomy" that say otherwise, seth. [ light laughter ] >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> okay? [ applause ] and by the way, thank you. thank you. and "grey's anatomy" is the perfect example. because that show started a pivotal conversation we're having in this country right now. about what happens when exhausted, tired, overworked emergency room workers get horny. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, like -- >> seth: that wasn't a conversation we were having. >> we needed that conversation. >> seth: we needed it to start. >> and by the way. you don't like this, don't listen to me. james corden's on cbs. you can watch that right now. >> seth: i don't necessarily -- [ laughter ] >> it's on, right seth? >> seth: you don't have to. >> right now! >> seth: you're going to be gone in a minute if you can just stick it out. [ laughter ] >> this is more important. tonight james corden is on a unicycle with zac efron singing songs from "the greatest showman." >> seth: well, i'd like to see that, too. >> it's a delight. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you did watch the super bowl. i know at least you watched enough because you tweeted about the halftime show. >> i did. yes.
i tweeted last night that at the puppy bowl, they did a performance with a hologram of air bud. >> seth: uh-huh. [ laughter ] >> now, because justin performed with the thing of prince. >> seth: yeah, he did a holo -- a prince hologram. >> now that -- it's a cute tweet, whatever. it turns out air bud somehow has an official twitter account. [ light laughter ] >> seth: a movie from the '90s. >> you remember "air bud," the dog that plays basketball. [ cheers ] >> seth: yeah. >> well, if you don't, get woke. [ laughter ] because that was air bud. nothing more woke than a dog playing basketball. >> seth: no, eactly, yeah. >> so, "air bud" has a twitter account and started tweeting me, with like, "oh billy, i'll be your hologram." i was like, sit down, air bud. [ light laughter ] i didn't -- i didn't tweet that to, like, get into a conversation with whatever 22-year-old who's running the "air bud" official twitter. it's official, seth. >> seth: oh, it's official? it has the check mark? >> yeah. >> seth: yeah. >> and so that became a whole thing. >> seth: i'm sorry. >> anyway. but shout-out to "air bud." >> seth: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> i hope he votes in the midterm election. >> seth: are you excited about the olympics? >> no. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ]
oscar season. >> i love the oscars. >> seth: can we go through some of the movies and get your take? >> absolutely. >> seth: "get out?" >> "get out." this was an amazing year for movies. i love movies. i love good movies. indie movies. "get out," is maybe -- no offense to the others, but "get out" is maybe my favorite movie of the year. >> seth: yeah, it's a fantastic movie. >> it was genius -- [ cheers ] yeah. brilliant, original movie by jordan peele. but you know, as a white guy, i didn't even understand that it was about racism. >> seth: oh, really? >> my biggest takeaway was that, man, catherine keener can't catch a break. [ light laughter ] >> seth: oh, wow that is -- >> yeah, but i have a lot of blind spots, you know, i'm a very privileged white person. >> seth: what about "call me by your name?" >> "call me by your name" and call me when you want to hire a real gay actor. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, great. what about -- [ cheers and applause ] >> that said, it was a beautiful film. >> seth: beautiful film. "ladybird"? >> "ladybird," one of my favorites. >> seth: gorgeous film. >> it's so -- i love "lady bird" so much. i just think next time they
should show it from the male perspective. >> seth: oh okay. [ laughter ] >> you know? >> seth: yeah. >> "dudebird." >> seth: oh "dudebird" gotcha. and what about "the post?" >> "the post" also -- you know this year, we saw a lot of movies from a female perspective, the perspective of person of color, a gay person. next year i think we should go back to everything being from the perspective of a young, straight white man. >> seth: okay. >> yeah. >> seth: so, you think it will go back? >> exactly, so instead of "the post" we could have "the brost"" >> seth: oh "the brost." >> you know what i mean? >> seth: yeah. "the broest." >> "the broest." >> seth: shortened it to "the brost." >> yes. well, i'm glad you like that joke. again, james corden -- [ laughter ] >> seth: no you're almost over. >> james corden's on cbs. >> seth: just stick it out. stick it out. >> right now. they're on a trapeze with hugh jackman. >> seth: oh, come on, man. >> it's amazing. >> seth: that's entertaining. billy eichner, everybody! give it up! [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: remember to go glamupthemidterms.com. we'll be right back with china anne mcclain and nafessa williams. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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>> seth: welcome, guys. >> thank you. >> seth: i'm so happy to have you here. i want to congratulate you on the show. but first, nafessa, you are from philadelphia. >> i am born and raised in philly. and i'm celebrating all year. [ light laughter ] >> seth: oh, that's fantastic. you have to take the whole year. but you were not in philadelphia last night. correct? >> i wasn't. i was here. >> seth: yeah. >> i was like getting ready for you today. >> seth: well, thank you for doing that. >> i had to have my fitting and watch the super bowl at the same time. but it was good, we won, i'm good. >> seth: that's great. i would feel bad, but i have to be honest, when you schedule something, you would never think, well that will be the day the eagles win the super bowl. never happened. >> no! >> seth: it has never happened until then. >> you can't plan that. you can't predict that. [ light laughter ] >> seth: exactly. well, congratulations. >> thank you. >> seth: the show is already incredibly popular. what is it about the show you feel viewers are connecting with so early in its run? >> well, i feel like the show, even though it is about a superhero, a superhero family, it's very rooted in reality. like, when it comes to a superhero like superman, it's very fantastical. you don't feel like you can walk outside and be like, "oh, it's a bird, it's a plane."
you know what i'm saying? >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> but with "black lightning," you feel like you can see him walking down the street. like, "oh, there's our neighborhood hero." >> yeah, i think it's very relatable, like she said. he's a guy in your neighborhood. he's the father figure that you want within the community, which makes it pretty authentic and relatable. >> seth: and it does use actual -- i mean, it uses racism, it uses gun violence. was that something that drew it to -- i mean, again, i assume when you first get a script and you hear it's about a comic book hero, you might not expect those things to be in there. were you excited when they were? >> we were really, really into the script when we read it. the female characters are so strong and powerful, confident. just fully -- in who they are. you know, those are the kinds of roles that you want. roles that are going to empower and inspire and the akils, they have done such a great job of bringing that authenticity to it. >> yeah, i love the fact the show really tackles real issues. and the cw lets us be unapologetically black. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that's good. that's a good thing to be. [ cheers and applause ]
>> yeah, you know what i'm saying? >> snap, snap, snap. >> seth: so, have you had -- have you had great reactions from fans yet? is there one that stands out? >> oh, yes. we've had really great fan reactions. i always love the little kids that come up. and they're like, "for halloween, i want to be 'black lightning.'" like, those are my favorites. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, and i think for me, being the first black lesbian superhero. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, i'm getting a lot of, just outpour of love and support of you know, "thank you for representing us. it took a while for us to see ourselves." and i think representation is really important and we all need to be able to turn on the television, see ourselves and be able to relate to the characters that we're watching. so, super honored to, you know, be that voice. >> seth: and it's true, i was not just -- [ cheers and applause ] >> awe, thank you. >> seth: it feels like not just black lesbian superheroes, there haven't been many black lesbians on television. that must -- did you feel a responsibility to that? or is it more like the freedom of, "oh, i get to do this thing that not a lot of people have seen and been able relate to?"
>> you know, yeah, i'm just really honored to give my voice over. and more so proud, you know, and hopefully this show, or my character in particular, will be the first of many black lesbians on film. >> seth: that's fantastic. and you -- >> thank you. >> seth: you had a background -- you did some criminal justice stuff in philadelphia as well. >> i did. i interned at d.a.'s office in the homicide unit. >> oh, yeah, girl! >> seth: oh, my goodness. so -- [ light laughter ] >> yeah. so i thought i wanted to be a lawyer, then i told my mom, "mom, i'm just going to play one on tv." [ light laughter ] that's -- that's the best i can do for you. >> seth: that's right. >> the things that i saw within, you know, the criminal justice system are very parallel to the things that we're touching on, topics within the show. so kudos to that experience, i guess. i guess a degree wasn't, you know, a bad idea. [ light laughter ] >> seth: so you have a little background there. i'm guessing neither of you have actual superhero backgrounds. so when it comes to stunts, how is your stunt work? are you getting to do some stunt work? >> yeah, i do a little bit of butt kicking. my powers actually come after hers. >> seth: okay, gotcha, so -- >> so i've been in stunt training since july and it's been fun. i've been pretty athletic and active throughout my life.
so it's just cool to keep that going. and i do as much as my stunts as possible. but my stunt double, natasha, she is really, really dope. and we have a lot of fun. so i can't wait for you guys to see "thunder" develop and really start kicking butt. we're just getting started. >> seth: that's very exciting. i've heard that -- what you lack in sense, you make up for -- you do a lot of running on set. >> oh, yes. >> oh, yes. >> she has a really amazing workout routine. my workout routine is running from kraft services back to the set. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> you know what i'm saying? [ laughter ] >> seth: so you run to get snacks. >> exactly. >> seth: and then -- they're looking for you and you have to run back. >> and they really try to mess with me sometimes because they put kraft services on a different stage. >> seth: oh, wow. [ light laughter ] >> yes, then when we're filming, i'll be like, "it's okay, i'm going to get my snacks either way." >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> whenever they yell, "cut" and you're looking for china, craft is where she's at. >> seth: do you have a favorite snack? what do you -- >> laffy taffy. you guys had them backstage. >> seth: yeah, we heard you like laffy taffy so much it got to us. >> it made me really care about you guys. >> seth: okay. gotcha. >> i cared about you so much when i walked in here. >> seth: well, thank you. that's what we try to do with
our laffy taffy. and i'm glad -- once again, laffy taffy brings people together. >> thank you for having it. >> seth: and congratulations, guys. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> seth: it's really just lovely meeting you both. and continued best of luck on the show. >> thank you so much for having us. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: give it up for china anne mcclain and nafessa williams, everybody. "black lightning" airs on tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on the cw. right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. are you guys familiar with these dog shaming websites? the way it works is, people take a picture of their dog looking guilty next to a little sign that says what the dog did. here's an example. "i ate my daddy's $300 sunglasses." [ laughter ] very cute. here's another one. "i enjoy digging the flower beds up and eating mulch because i'm bored." [ light laughter ] adorable. but these are all minor offenses. after searching around the internet, we found some websites featuring dogs that have done much, much worse things. we'd like to show them to you now in a segment we call "extreme dog shaming." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: extreme, indeed. so let's take a look at our first dog. aww, he looks adorable. [ audience aws ] i can't imagine he'd do anything too bad. "i force people to play board games at parties."
[ laughter ] don't do that, bad dog. who's next? oh, what did you do, miss? "i facetimed with my boyfriend on a crowded train." [ laughter and applause ] the worst. bad dog. who's up next? oh, so adorable. what did you do? "when i encounter someone who doesn't speak english, i just try speaking into their face louder." [ laughter and applause ] bad dog. that's not how -- who's next? look at this little fellow. "i killed the dad on 'this is us.'" [ laughter ] spoiler alert. who's next? [ laughter ] what a cute little guy. what did you do? "whenever someone says 'i'm hungry,' i respond, 'hello, hungry, i'm jeff.'" [ laughter ] who do we have next? what could this guy have done? "i asked my roommates not to hide their masturbation from me."
[ laughter ] bad dog. who's next? oh, hello. and what did you do? "i call my black friend, derrick, 'my black friend, derrick.'" [ laughter ] who's up next? what'd you do, little guy? [ audience aws ] "i came up the nfl's catch rule. see, it's really simple. if a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass with or without contact by opponent, he must maintain control of the ball until after its initial contact with the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. if he loses control of the ball and the ball touches the ground before he regains control of the pass it's incomplete. if he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is clean. [ laughter ] no, if a player has control of the ball, a slight movement of the ball will not be considered a loss of possession. you must lose control of the ball in order to rule that there has a been a loss of possession. if the player loses the ball while simultaneously touching both feet or any part of his body to the ground, it is not a catch." [ cheers and applause ] terrible, just taking the joy out of football. you're a terrible dog. who's next? oh, he's just too, too cute.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: tonight's musical guest is a fantastic singer/songwriter making her television debut with us. performing "one of these days," please welcome bedouine. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ always looking for your next climb the things i want don't take time ♪ ♪ or money honey you'll get it one of these days ♪ ♪ one of these days our love takes flight we're gonna get it and get it right ♪ ♪ one of these days
♪ if i'm talking sweet to you you know i'd like to hear it too ♪ ♪ it's funny honey to think it's a passing phase ♪ ♪ but if i feel alone in the morning dew i start to see new shades of blue ♪ ♪ one of these days you know i'm gonna set our hearts ablaze ♪ ♪ if it's my last living deal ♪ ♪ if i feel our loving fade you may as well turn the blade ♪ ♪ it's running honey my mouth i know, for days ♪ ♪ but robin's singing the same old song and i ain't doing nothing wrong ♪ ♪ one of these days
you know i'm gonna set our hearts ablaze ♪ ♪ if it's the last thing i do ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ one of these days you know i'm gonna set our hearts ablaze ♪ ♪ if it's the last thing i do ♪ ♪ if it's true that i feel more for you than you do for me ♪ ♪ it's stunning honey how love has some delays ♪ ♪ 'cause one of these days