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>> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight, kristin chenoweth, star of broadway's "the boys in the band," actor andrew rannels. featuring the 8g band with emmanuelle caplette. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that's fantastic to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. president trump and russian president vladimir putin had a one-on-one meeting today that lasted over two hours. ugh, poor trump!
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that is a long time to hang out with your boss. [ laughter ] first lady melania trump wore a yellow gown to attend a state dinner in england last week. yellow gowns are of course the official uniform of women being held captive by beasts. [ laughter ] [ applause ] "here's the thing though. i don't change back." in an interview with the newspaper "the sun," president trump said immigration has changed the fabric of europe adding, quote, "and i don't mean that in a positive way." said trump, "i mean it in a racist way. [ laughter ] wink." the "washington post" has published an article investigating where doves go after they're released at weddings, and you do not want to read the article. [ laughter ] [ applause ]
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this tastes beautiful. [ light laughter ] former first lady michelle obama attended a beyonce and jay-z concert yesterday where she danced in the front row with beyonce's mother. this, according to a white woman on the phone with police. [ laughter and applause ] president trump was in great britain this weekend where he had his first meeting with the queen. now, there are many protocols you have to follow when meeting the royal family, and onlookers noted that trump broke several of them. in fact, he broke so many that we thought we'd take some time out of the show and give you a full rundown of all the royal protocols breached by president trump this weekend. ♪ walked in front of the queen. touched the queen without permission. touched every other woman in the palace without permission. [ laughter ]
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put ketchup on his crumpets. [ light laughter ] put too many lumps of sugar in his coke. [ light laughter ] used the wrong fork to scratch his balls. [ laughter ] kept drinking from willie wonka's river despite being told not to. [ laughter ] during dinner, put his elbows on the magna carta. turned his back on the queen. turned his back on his country. [ laughter ] sang their national anthem, but changed the words to "god save the me." [ light laughter ] wore a burger king crown the entire time. and finally, referred to the queen as a total q.u.i.l.f. [ audience ohs ] those were trump's royal protocol breaches. [ cheers and applause ] dunkin' doughnuts is partnering with harpoon brewery to release a coffee-infused beer. not to be outdone, four loko is now partnering with heroin. [ laughter ] the website vice has published a new article profiling items
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found in new york's subway system's lost and found. the most common thing lost on the subway? an hour and a half. [ laughter ] [ applause ] very -- very accurate. the leading department store in canada, hudson's bay, has dropped ivanka trump's clothing line from its stores. meanwhile, t.j. maxx has dropped all its clothing. [ laughter ] and finally, mcdonald's has stopped selling salads in 14 states due to possible food contamination, and it's pretty bad. i mean look what it did to ronald mcdonald. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight! [ cheers and applause ] from nbc's "trial and error: lady killer," kristin chenoweth is back on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and he is the star of the broadway revival, "the boys in the band," our friend andrew rannells is back with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ]
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we're so happy to be back. we're so happy to have our great guests. but before we get to any of that, president trump met russian president vladimir putin in finland today and delivered one of the most surreal performances by a president in modern american history. for more on this, it's time for a "closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: even before he got to finland, trump's foreign trip was one of the more disastrous ones in recent memory. he was in the uk, where he met queen elizabeth, and he immediately embarrassed himself by breaking royal protocol and wandering aimlessly in front of her. ♪ [ laughter ] >> seth: the queen just disappeared behind trump. it's like a royal eclipse. the only thing missing was trump staring directly at it. [ laughter ]
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seriously, you're telling me this guy only weighs 239 pounds? he's so wide, he completely covered a monarch. he david copperfielded the queen! trump was also asked during his trip about negotiations between britain and the european union over brexit. in particular, he was asked about the prospect of a hard brexit, which would involve the uk completely leaving the eu single market. and it was clear from his answer that trump had absolutely no idea what he was talking about. in fact, it almost seemed like he had never even heard the term "hard brexit" before. >> because you are going to the uk, what will be your message on brexit? >> well, brexit is, you know, i've been reading a lot about brexit over the last couple of days, and it seems to be turning a little bit differently where they're getting at least partially involved back with the european union. [ indiscernible ] >> is it heartbreaking? [ laughter ]
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>> hard brexit. >> oh, hard brexit. i thought you said it was heartbreaking. i said, "that might be going a little bit too far." heartbreak. is it heartbreaking? a lot of things are heartbreaking. no, i would say that, you know, brexit is brexit. >> seth: oh! well, he's not wrong. brexit is brexit. although i beg reporters at his next press conference -- someone ask him where the word "brexit" comes from. i bet he has no idea. "brexit, i think everyone knows is the most -- important meal of the day. [ laughter ] you've got to have your brexit. some mornings i have two brexits." if trump weren't so irredeemably awful, his stupidity would almost be -- >> heartbreaking. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] it would be hard brexit. but trump -- trump's answer managed to make even less sense after that. watch as he somehow manages to ramble from the topic of brexit
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to protesters to how many electoral votes he won in the 2016 election while also making clear that he doesn't even know which countries are a part of the uk. >> i just want the people to be happy. they're great people, and i do think i have -- sure, there'll be protests cause there are always protests, but i think there were -- there were protests the night of the election both ways. so, you know, we had a great night. protests. there might be protests, but i believe that the people in the uk, scotland, ireland, as you know, i have property in ireland. [ light laughter ] property all over. i think that those people -- they like me a lot. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, my god. ireland is not part of the uk. they famously fought, like, a ton of wars over it. seriously, if you don't believe me, donald, i dare you to go into any pub in ireland, and tell them that they are part of the uk. [ laughter ] then -- then you can use their free healthcare to get the pint glass removed from your rectum. [ laughter ]
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but if you thought -- [ applause ] if you thought all of that was bad, it was nothing compared to trump's performance today with putin. before and during the summit, trump was obviously very eager to impress putin. at a press conference in brussels last week, for example, trump said "hopefully someday, maybe he'll be a friend." [ audience oohs ] now compare that to what trump had to say about our european allies yesterday during an interview in scotland. trump was asked who is biggest foe is. now you might expect that the country that invades its neighbors, interferes in our elections, and uses nerve gas on foreign soil might be the first to come to his mind, but of course, trump had a different answer. >> who is your biggest competitor? your biggest foe globally right now? >> well, i think we have a lot of foes. i think the european union is a foe. what they do to us in trade. now, you wouldn't think of the european union, but they're a foe. russia is a foe in certain respects. china is a foe economically, certainly, they're a foe, but that doesn't mean they're bad.
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>> seth: no, that's exactly what that means. [ laughter ] if you call someone a foe, that means you think they're bad. you never heard batman say "the joker is my greatest foe, but other than that he's a really good dude." [ light laughter ] also the real foe is whoever said, "this is the best hat for your interview." [ laughter ] "are you sure? are you sure it's not too giant and white?" [ laughter ] but once trump got to finland, the charm offensive continued. trump made clear that he was desperate to get in putin's good graces by repeatedly offering nothing but gushing praise for russia's hosting of the world cup. >> i also want to congratulate russia, and president putin for having done such an excellent job in hosting the world cup. it was really one of the best ever, and your team also did very well. a great job. i'd like to congratulate you on a really great world cup. one of the best ever, from what
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everybody tells me. one of the best ever, and also for your team itself doing so well. i watched quite a bit in the united states. we call it soccer. [ laughter ] >> seth: everyone -- everyone knows we call it soccer in the united states. trump's like a college sophomore on his first trip abroad. "you know, in america we call the loo a toilet." [ laughter ] but that doesn't even begin to capture how surreal this summit was. however low your expectations were, trump managed to go much lower. because just three days after the justice department issued an indictment of 12 russian intelligence officials, offering some of the most specific evidence yet of russia meddling in the 2016 election, the president of the united states twisted himself in knots to take putin's side. >> our relationship has never been worse than it is now. however, that changed as of
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about four hours ago. our militaries do get along very well. i think that the united states has been foolish. i think we've all been foolish. there was no collusion at all. it came out as a reason why the democrats lost an election. there was no collusion. i didn't know the president. what happened to hillary clinton's e-mails? 33,000 e-mails gone, just gone. i think in russia they wouldn't be gone so easily. president putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. he just said, "it's not russia." i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. i'm sure we'll be meeting again in the future. awful. >> seth: can someone get trump a glass of water cause he thirsty. [ laughter ] it's only a matter of weeks -- it's only a matter of weeks before he "single white females" putin. [ laughter and applause ] "do you like my haircut, vlad?"
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so just to recap, trump blamed the u.s. for russian aggression, attacked the fbi and the special counsel's investigation, took putin's side on election meddling, attacked democrats and hillary clinton with putin standing next to him, and said putin was strong and powerful. can you imagine what their private meeting was like? i'm worried he let putin annex one of the 50 states. "here is an electoral map, pick one of the blue ones." [ laughter ] seriously, trump gushes over putin like a flustered 12-year-old who just met mickey at disneyland. and putin treats him like a 12-year-old as evidenced by the gifts he gave the president. >> translator: president trump has just mentioned that we've successfully concluded the world football cup. speaking of the football actually -- [ speaking russian] >> translator: mr. president, i'll give this ball to you, and now the ball is in your court. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's right. putin got a propaganda victory and we got a soccer ball. do you really think trump's
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going to play soccer? look at him. the only way trump would ever get near a soccer pitch is if he could stay in his golf cart. [ laughter ] and it got worse from there, because trump went on to peddle an insane conspiracy theory discrediting the special counsel investigating, and attacking democrats by implying something fishy was going on with the dnc server that was hacked by the russians. >> you have groups that are wondering why the fbi never took the server. why haven't they taken the server? where is the server? i want to know where is the server, and what is the server saying? but i really do want to see the server. i really believe that this will probably go on for a while, and i don't think it can go on without finding out what happened to the server. >> seth: oh, my god. he sounds like your uncle trying to get the waiter's attention at a restaurant. [ laughter ] "where is the server? i want more bread, and i don't have any ketchup for my crumpets." [ light laughter ] of course, trump's behavior would be bizarre and suspicious on its own, but we also know, thanks to mueller's indictment of 12 russian intelligence operatives on friday, that
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russian hackers were not only helping trump during the election, but responding directly to him, when he issued the infamous plea in the summer of 2016 to hack hillary clinton's e-mails. you know, this one. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> seth: remember when everyone was like "ha-ha russia is not actually listening", right? >> it now appears that russia was listening. [ light laughter ] because on that very same day, russian officials named in the indictment began hacking into clinton's server. >> seth: not only were they listening. they were taking orders. everyone acted like it was a joke, but trump acted like he was at a drive through. "yeah, can i get 30,000 missing e-mails, illegal dirt on my opponent, and as many big macs as you can fit in this giant white hat?" [ laughter ] now even if we put aside the mountains of evidence pointing toward collusion or trump's financial ties to russian oligarchs, or the possibility that russia has compromising information on him, there's also the fact that trump has a very
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clear personal affinity for authoritarians like putin. yesterday his national security advisor, john bolton, was asked specifically about trump's attacks on the media, and deflected by talking about world war ii. >> doesn't that contribute to exactly the kind of undermining of the free press that we see out of russia? >> no, i don't think that has anything to do with it. let's just be clear, franklin roosevelt met with joseph stalin at a time when activity in russia was a lot worse than it is today. so, let's try and have some historical perspective here, and not act like we have the attention span of fruit flies. >> seth: we have the attention span of fruit flies? the dude you work for thinks ireland is part of the uk. [ laughter ] and even a fruit fly can remember to let the queen go first. and on top of everything else, today a russian woman who tried to broker a pair of secret meeting between trump and putin was charged and accused of working with americans to carry out a secret russian effort to influence american politics. so while that was happening,
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trump was doing everything he could to ingratiate himself with putin. he's selling out our democracy, and there's only one word for it -- >> heartbreaking. >> seth: this has been a "closer look." ♪e [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with kristin chenoweth, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks," be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. ♪ may the rest of our lives... be the best of our lives. let's get the party started. ♪ there's a fire within my soul ♪ drum roll. my soulmate may actually be carbs. mine must be wine. yeah! ♪ mamma mia, now i really know ♪ my my, i should not have let you go ♪ you should go. and do everything i would do. nearly everything. ♪ mamma mia well obviously we're doing this. rated pg-13. whoa!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. give it up for the 8g band over there! [ cheers and applause ] also, joining us this week on drums, she's an internationally recognized drummer, clinician and educator. her new album "size doesn't matter" is available now. for more information, go to emmanuellecaplette.com. direct from montreal, canada, emmanuelle caplette is here. thank you so much for joining us! [ cheers and applause ] also, you guys, we're so very happy that our guitarist marnie is back on the show after maternity leave. give it up for marnie, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] two and a half months ago, she left us to have her beautiful baby boy, dash, joining her big -- his big brother, wyatt. welcome back, marnie. we're so happy to have you. >> thank you. missed you guys. >> seth: congratulations again. [ cheers and applause ] our first guest tonight is an emmy- and tony-winning actress.
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she stars in season two of the nbc comedy "trial & error: lady, killer," which premieres thursday night with back to back episodes at 9:00 and 9:30. let's take a look. >> can i see your pool? >> of course. if we're going to the pool, i just need to change into something a bit more appropriate. >> that's not necessary. >> just to warn you, since edgar died, i haven't had much time to do any -- landscaping so the shrubbery might be -- bit overgrown. if you know what i mean. [ laughter ] [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show kristin chenoweth, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome back. >> thank you. >> seth: i'm so very happy to
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see you. >> i miss you. >> seth: this is -- i miss you, too. >> i just want to say to the drummer, i agree. size doesn't matter, girl. [ laughter ] amen. >> seth: you were the inspiration for that album title. >> i just love to see -- i love your band. they're awesome. >> seth: oh, well, i'm so glad. they -- i'm sure they're equally happy to see you. and i'm so happy to see you in this show "trial & error." for those who don't know, it's a really fun sort of mockumentary about the covers of trial. season one covered a different trial. john lithgow was the star of that one. and he spoke to you about how much you would enjoy this, yes? >> he called me. i was on tour. and i was at a golf course, not playing golf, just watching the idiots trying to play. [ laughter ] >> seth: that sounds like a lot of fun. >> it was a blast. fore! anyway, he called me. and he said, "you have to do it. you're from the same planet i am. and just do it." and i read the first episode and i called my manager troy. and i said, "don't tell them i really like it so i can negotiate some money." [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, that's very smart. i like how you think one move ahead.
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you're a real chess player. >> listen, we got to take care of ourselves in the current times. >> seth: yeah, exactly. so do you have your manager call and say, "look, she's very lukewarm on this?" >> yes. >> seth: yeah. >> i actually said, "tell them she's playing golf." you know? >> seth: tell us a little bit about -- i think -- i feel like we learned a fair amount about your character from the clip. but did you base her on anyone? >> there's a few people. i put all my favorites in. of course, i have my own touch to her. it's -- you know, jeff astrof is a genius, our writer, and our director, jeff blitz. but it's very mel brooks territory. >> seth: it really is fun. >> i know, right? and she's bat [ bleep ] crazy, this girl. [ laughter ] i based her on -- are you ready? lisa vanderpump, the style and hairdo and her ring size. in fact, that's the only time size does matter, girl. [ laughter ] then i also put in some carol burnett, my queen, and madeline kahn, the zany there. and then there's a little bit of singing.
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and i harken into dolly and to julie andrews. and then, of course, there's hannibal lecter in there. >> seth: that's great. [ laughter ] i think that's maybe the first character ever to have all those parts. i don't think -- >> it's a gift. >> seth: it is a gift that you can do that. you're like somebody who makes a meal out of whatever you have -- whatever ingredients you have. >> that's right. >> seth: and one of them is a hannibal lecter. >> i want to say hi to the cast. i know you guys are watching. they're probably not. >> seth: they're probably not watching. >> they're probably out having a drink. [ light laughter ] i miss y'all. i love them so much. we're from the same planet. you know, we're all insane. >> seth: you have an insane cast member who is not human, technically. you have a hairless cat in the show. >> yes. >> seth: and here is a photo of the -- that's the actual cat right there. the moose is no longer with us. that is -- that's a stuff -- that's a taxidermied moose. but that's a real cat. >> yes, that's fluffy aka wally. >> seth: okay. >> and this -- wally went to missin. this is my co-star. >> seth: okay. >> and we found him on the moose head which, you know, if you had a dollar -- >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ]
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what was it like working with wally? is -- fluffy does not seem like a boy cat's name. >> well, it's not. thank you. fluffy was -- all my lines were about her and how great she is. that's my little cutie. and i had little nicknames in the feminine name. and all of a sudden, the director -- we do that scene, the first scene with him. and i'm like "oh, wally." 'cause i'm bonding with him too. and he's like -- [ hisses ] but anyway, beside the point. they said, "oh, we need to retake it. and can you aim? there's a couple of things we need to, you know, watch." i'm thinking, "oh, no. is it my chins? is it my arm?" anyway, put -- can you put wally's butt behind you? and then, we retake it. i'm was like, "what?" and they're like, "wally has -- umm -- [ laughter ] very big --" [ laughter ] balls, seth. >> seth: yeah. >> he has big balls! [ laughter ] he likes big balls. anyway, he had these big balls.
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and they kept saying, "we got to cover these couple things." and i said, "just say balls." you know? >> seth: yeah. >> so i know. so i find myself trying to cover with my hands and my head. i just -- anyway -- >> seth: and i hope you get -- i hope every time you're doing that, you're getting wally's consent. >> oh. [ laughter ] wally enjoyed it. >> seth: okay, good. [ laughter ] that's fantastic. >> can you believe -- >> seth: you and wally are quite a team. and i think you're going to work together again. i really do. >> i hope so. he makes better money than me, that's for sure. >> seth: i want to ask about this -- you're from oklahoma. you do something called "broadway boot camp" back in oklahoma. what is "broadway boot camp?" >> about five years ago, somebody died in our town and left a lot of money. and i'm so glad they did. >> seth: oh, is that so? [ laughter ] the second half. the second half. first half tragic, second half so happy. >> i know! i'm going straight to hell. but before i do, i decided to make a broadway boot camp and -- >> seth: did they leave the money to the town or to you? >> they built a performing arts center. >> seth: oh, great. >> and they ask me if they could name it "the kristin chenoweth performing arts center" after me. >> seth: they wouldn't even name it after the dead person?
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[ laughter ] >> they're out of there, literally. >> seth: yeah, exactly. right. >> so i said, "i'm not old enough to have anything named after me." you know? they said, "yes, you are!" [ laughter ] so i thought, "what am i going to do with this?" you know, this is my name. it's my dad's name. my grandpa's name. so we have broadway boot camp. kids audition every year. it's singing, acting and dancing. and it's not a child that comes and sings and we say, "oh, you're amazing. you get a participation award." no, no. it's really to show what it's like. so walk down the hall any day of the week at this week and a half camp and we have classes all day long. and at the end of the week, we do a performance of music that they've learned throughout the week. and at the -- i also give -- my name is kristy. so i give kristy awards like "best ponytail of the week," "best hustle across the hot ass parking lot." you know, those kind of things. but i do give one, like i've got my eye on you. and i think we have -- this summer i definitely know that we have an upcoming tony and grammy award winner in it. so this is my legacy.
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>> seth: that's so, so exciting. >> thank you. >> seth: do you remember your early auditions? do you remember the first time you broke through and got a part on broadway? >> well, it wasn't on broadway, though. i wanted to be a ballerina. i don't know -- of course, there's a couple of things, you know, i'm lacking. not like wally. but i have these short legs. and actually, they're long on my body. doesn't matter. it's too long to tell. [ laughter ] but i wanted to be a ballerina. and i auditioned for "the nutcracker" at tulsa ballet theater. and i didn't get the role of the mice -- the mouse. now, think about that. because i didn't fit the costume. >> seth: you were too small for the mouse costume? >> i was. >> seth: oh, my god. >> thanks. >> seth: i can't believe you stayed with it. [ laughter ] >> i know, right? >> seth: yeah, that's -- you really have the willpower to make it work. >> i know. i was like, "i'm not going to get the role of the mouse? really? i know i sound like it. why can't i fit in the costume? [ laughter ] so anyway, the teacher said, "you're going to get to play the role of the rabbit and create a role." so i thought, "well, that's bull [ bleep ]. what's that?" you know? [ laughter ]
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so the role of the rabbit sits next to clara all of act two and watches the dancers come off and on. and there's a big vine that the dancer, sugarplum, has. and she drops it center stage. and all the ballets stop. 'cause if you have a prop that way, it can hurt somebody, you know? and they can get hurt dancing. and i thought literally, "what would a bunny do?" [ laughter ] so i hopped out there, got that vine in my mouth, hopped back. and the audience went crazy. and i thought -- >> seth: yeah. yeah, there you go. i love it. and you were right. and i'm so glad you figured it out. [ cheers and applause ] give it up for the bunny part of "the nutcracker." >> always the rabbit. >> seth: thank you so much for being here. but you're going to stick around for when andrew comes out. >> i love him. yes, yes. >> seth: 'cause you guys are friends, as well. so give it up for kristin chenoweth. [ cheers and applause ] "trial & error: lady, killer" premieres thursday night on nbc. we'll be right back with andrew rannells, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome back! >> i mean, what's happening? >> seth: this is very exciting. >> it's very exciting. >> seth: you guys know each other from the broadway community. have you ever worked together? >> kristin: no. >> no, we have never worked together. she called me once. >> seth: okay. >> you called me when i was doing "the book of mormon." she left me a very sweet, very supportive voicemail. we didn't really know each other at all. >> seth: wow. >> kristin: i just needed him to know how great he was. >> but you've got my phone number. i saved that voicemail for like three years until it was lost in a phone update accident. >> seth: oh, no. >> so it was gone forever. [ light laughter ] but i kept that forever. and i also -- full disclosure, i kept your phone number. so i still have your phone number in my phone just so, like, i can look at it and be like, "oh look, i have kristin chenoweth's phone number." [ light laughter ] like, i might need to call you at some point.
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>> seth: okay, but just -- >> kristin: call me later tonight. >> okay. [ laughter ] there's something i should tell you. [ laughter ] >> kristin: ah, story of my life. >> i'm not wearing socks. [ laughter ] >> seth: do you have her saved in your phone as kristin chenoweth? >> oh, yeah. >> seth: okay, that's a risk, because then if your phone gets stolen -- >> no, that's the whole point! [ light laughter ] >> seth: oh, i see. >> they're like, "god, this guy is fancy. what's happening?" >> seth: this is very exciting. this is the 50th anniversary -- >> 50th anniversary. >> seth: -- of a very famous play. "the boys in the band." >> yeah. >> seth: and it's a revival of it. and even though it's 50 years old, it seems, like, very current. is that something you sensed going into it? >> yeah, we were not concerned, but we were curious to see how a lot of it was going to land. it was first produced on broadway in 1968. so it was like a year before stonewall. it was two months before martin luther king was assassinated. so a lot was changing that year. so the play sort of got -- it was almost immediately dated in some ways because it was pre-gay rights movement. and so we were curious to see how it was going to land. and much to our relief and
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surprise, it's really -- i think audiences are finding it surprisingly relevant and also surprisingly funny. i think it has sort of a reputation of being -- i mean, this picture makes it look like -- >> seth: yeah. >> we're all going to a funeral. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] you're either going to a funeral -- >> it's a comedy. >> seth: or, like, a turtle neck convention. >> i know, yeah. [ laughter ] it's sort of -- it's really -- it's not indicative of what happens on that stage. because it's a party. it's like nine guys at this birthday party. >> seth: and it's a party that kind of comes a little unhinged. >> yes. it definitely comes unhinged. well, a little too much of this and then they start playing games. >> seth: now have you ever been at a party where nine gay men had too much to drink? >> kristin: i call that a tuesday. [ laughter and applause ] >> that's correct. that is correct. that's backstage right now at the show. [ laughter ] >> seth: do you -- i mean, has this been a -- do you feel any personal connection? >> absolutely, yeah. >> seth: have you been in like nights like this? because it is old friends who drink too much. >> yeah. and as soon as you -- my best friendn who's on -- we went through this very rough phase where she would insist on playing truth or dare or prank
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calling people. [ light laughter ] i'm surprised they didn't prank call you, actually, now that i think about it. [ light laughter ] since i have your number! but we would prank call people that we knew and just, you know, try to loop them into like really humiliating conversations with us. and it worked a lot of times. but it did often end in like hurt feelings and like sadness. [ light laughter ] so i can really relate to this play. it's really -- >> seth: there is a landline in the play. that is the one thing that maybe 1968s it the most. >> i have heard that, yes. and it's a rotary. so you have to like -- that took -- it was a little practice i think for all of us in rehearsals to be like, "it takes a long time to dial the phone." [ light laughter ] god damn. it's a lot of work. >> seth: you guys, you're doing a special performance. >> we are, for the actors fund. >> seth: in a midnight show. >> midnight, yes. >> seth: and will it be any different than other performances when you guys do it at midnight? >> i mean, i think it will probably be a little rowdier. it's a great organization -- the actors fund is a wonderful organization and they raise money for all sorts of great causes, as you know. so, a lot of shows will do these added performances. we're just choosing to do ours
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at midnight. which will be exciting. and i think there will probably be a lot of this. and because there's a lot of drinking in the show, jim -- some of the guys and i have been discussing like, "should we drink onstage?" >> kristin: absolutely! >> should we try it? >> kristin: yes. >> i mean, we couldn't possibly drink as much as we -- because we would just be like blacked out if we actually drank that much that quickly. but i could probably work in a drink, right? >> kristin: yes! >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> i mean, it's not a safety issue. >> kristin: no, no. >> what could go wrong? [ light laughter ] what could go wrong? >> seth: i was at a midnight performance of "the boys in the band," and during the show, andrew rannells prank called me! [ laughter ] >> punched zach quinto. it was a nightmare! >> seth: he kept yelling at all of us that he had kristin chenoweth's number. [ laughter ] >> it's going to happen. >> seth: you were just on "rupaul's drag race." >> i was. >> seth: you filmed it with billy eichner. our friend billy eichner. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes. sort of a broadway episode. they were doing a musical. so i got to go on and be a judge. and it was -- you know, it's so weird to do -- >> kristin: you were fabulous. you gave great critiques.
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>> well, it's weird because you don't know any of the contestants and you're just sort of dropped in the middle of this thing. so you don't know any of them. but very sweetly after they did their sort of, you know, their final walks and all of that -- umm, by the way, the best lighting on that show ever. you're like, "i look like a fetus. this is incredible." [ laughter ] but i -- this -- it was monet exchange. very sweetly, he was like, "i'm just want to say, i'm from new york and when i was a kid, i saw you in a broadway shows, and i used to get rush tickets to see you in ,spring awakening.," [ laughter ] and i wasn't in "spring awakening." [ laughter ] and goes on and on and on about like how nice i was and i would like bring coffee and snacks to the kids waiting in line. i was like, "well, first of all, i never would've done that." [ light laughter ] but certainly never gave anything away to children. and then, he finished the whole speech and i said, "that's jonathan groff." [ laughter ] >> kristin: he's the best. >> and he was like, "oh, no, no, no! i meant, i meant 'book of mormon.'" i was like, "too late!" [ laughter ] sashay away! [ laughter ]
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get the hell off the stage. >> seth: well, you know what, if there's anyone you can tell to sashay away, the perfect place to do it. the perfect situation. >> yeah, yeah. it would've happened. >> seth: and then you -- so you go to august 11th. >> august 11th. yeah. >> seth: like you said, it's such an incredible cast. >> it is. i mean, these limited runs are super fun because you really have to be very present and really sort of dig in. but august 11th, it's coming. it's coming quick. >> seth: and is the midnight show this week or is it? -- >> it's a week from this thursday. >> seth: okay, great. >> i don't even know what that date is. >> seth: that's all right. >> but it's a week from thursday. >> seth: and it's such a great -- like you said, actors fund is a such a great organization. >> yeah. >> seth: and you guys, thank you for sticking around. >> kristin: of course, i love him! >> thank you for sticking around. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: and maybe leave them a voice mail backstage! andrew rannells, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] "the boys in the band" is currently on broadway at the booth theatre. we'll be right back with more "late night," everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ crabfest is back at red lobster! discover our largest variety of crab and crab dishes all year! like new crabfest combo.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night." now everybody here, obviously, has used youtube. youtube is a great way to watch videos, to share your own videos. the other great thing about youtube is it brings people together. it helps form unique online
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communities like gamers, filmmakers, and musicians. but there are also several of these communities that are a little more niche. and we thought we take a look at some of these smaller communities in a segment we call "youtube subcommunities." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: first up, you may be familiar with youtube videos that show bloopers from tv shows and movies. but you may not know that there's a very small youtube channel that features bloopers exclusively from funerals. [ audience oohs ] let's watch some funeral bloopers. [ laughter ] >> this one of the hardest things i've ever had to do. my father -- he was my role model. he was -- [ crash ] [ laughter ] ♪ [ laughter ]
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>> i don't like speaking in front of people. so i took some beta blockers. but then, i drank a little bit, too. [ laughter ] ♪ [ horn honking ] >> she was such a firecracker. as you all know, she never would take no for an answer. and she would -- [ laughter ] ♪ [ buzzer ] ♪ [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] >> seth: do one joke about funeral bloopers and they turn the lights off. [ laughter ] up next, there are huge communities of people on youtube who post reviews of clothing, restaurants, or hotels they are staying in. this next community is a little different. these are demons from hell who go on youtube and post reviews of the bodies they're currently inhabiting. [ laughter ]
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let's take a look. [ distorted voice ] >> what's up, guys? so just take a look. >> i was a happy guy, sure. i had friends, a supportive family. amd i wasn't exactly unhappy with my body. but my whole life i wanted to look like someone else. i always wanted to look like a cabbage patch kid. [ laughter ] i heard of a rare experimental procedure that give people like me what i wanted. it cost me $150,000 to get everything i needed. the tender, cushy cheeks, the perfectly round head, that thick, stringy hair like spaghetti on your head, and the beautiful eyes. and in the end, i was a real life cabbage patch kid. i told my coworkers i was getting a makeover. but they didn't know how far i was going. i wanted their real reactions. >> okay, guys, this is a big day for craig. so let's be super supportive when he gets in here. big smiles, okay? great. [ laughter ] [ laughter ]
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>> hi, guys! >> jesus. >> so, what do you guys think? >> craig, why did you -- >> my name is landon now. landon chauncey. i was born in babyland general hospital in 2012. and i'm going to be six years old forever! [ giggling ] yay! [ laughter ] >> seth: that was "youtube subcommunities." we'll be right back, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ who says summer gets all the fun? not us. because southwest has $69 one-way sale fares for travel throughout september and october.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to kristin chenoweth, andrew ranells, emmanuelle caplette, and of course the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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