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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight, matthew mcconaughey, star of "night school," actor and comedian, taran killam, music from lady antebellum, featuring the 8g band with sean kinney. ♪ [ 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 ] fantastic to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. president trump visited north carolina today to see damage caused by hurricane florence, and i'm sure if another hurricane hits puerto rico, he'll also go to north carolina. [ laughter ]
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president trump yesterday released a video thanking first responders of hurricane orence,. >> this is a tough hurricane. one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, my god, i mean -- [ light laughter ] talking about the weather is what people do when they know they're bad at talking and don't want to embarrass themselves. and you still screwed it up. [ laughter ] so how about this weather we're ham sandwich? damn it. [ light laughter ] while touring hurricane damage in north carolina today, president trump reportedly congratulated a resident on having a stranger's boat wash up in his yard. saying, "at least you got a nice boat out of the deal." [ audience groans ] dude, you don't get to just keep things that wash up on shore. [ laughter ] even though, i'm assuming that's probably how you got steve bannon. [ laughter ]
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"where am i? [ cheers and applause ] i was on a fourth of july party boat. where am i?" president trump spoke this morning about the process of negotiations with north korean leader kim jong-un. saying, quote, "he's calm, i'm calm, we'll see what happens." well, that instills a lot of confidence. me? me, why, i'm as calm as north korean leader kim jong-un. [ laughter ] that's like bragging you're as smart as betsy devos. [ laughter and applause ] which you're not. sony announced today it will release a new version of its original console, called the playstation classic, nearly 25 years after its original release. to give you an idea of how long that's been, this is what sonic the hedgehog looks like now. [ laughter and applause ] today was national talk like a pirate day.
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okay, arrgh kelly should be in prison. [ laughter ] [ applause ] maybe. [ light laughter ] d.c. comics has put out a new issue titled batman damned number one, that appears to show bruce wayne's penis exposed. well i just have to say i'm glad his parents aren't alive to see this. [ laughter ] [ audience groans ] [ laughter ] thank god that's not our last that's right. d.c. comics has put out a new issue of batman that appears to show bruce wayne's penis exposed. i'm not saying it was impressive, but this was the sky tonight. [ laughter ] that's right, d.c. comics has put out a new issue of batman,
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which appears to show bruce wayne's penis exposed. [ light laughter ] said batman, before you judge, i was fighting mr. freeze. [ laughter and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] yeah, a collection. a collection of batman penis jokes for you. we've got a great show for you tonight. he's starring in the new film, "white boy rick," matthew mcconaughey is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] one of our very favorites, starring in the very funny new film, "night school" as well as abc's new sitcom "single parents," taran killam is back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] and we will have music from the fantastic lady antebellum tonight. so you're here on a wonderful evening. [ cheers and applause ] before we get to that, republicans are making clear that they have no interest in hearing the truth about supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> seth: as the president faced a growing crisis over the sexual assault allegations against his supreme court nominee, he flew to north carolina to survey damage from hurricane florence. and as usual, he was super weird about it. at one point, according to reporters, trump crossed the street to a small brick house where he stopped to greet an older man in a t-shirt. behind the house, a large yacht had washed ashore, and was shipwrecked against the wooden deck. trump gazed at the yacht, saying "is this your boat?" the owner said no. trump turned and replied with a smile, "at least you got a nice boat out of the deal." [ light laughter ] oh my god, i swear trump could see a guy jump off a building, and think, "oh cool, free shoes." [ laughter ] and in case you think trump was just kidding, he later told reporters, "i think it's incredible what we're seeing. this boat just came here. they don't know whose boat that is. [ laughter ] what's the law? maybe it becomes theirs. [ laughter ] ah yes, who could forget the famous supreme court case of
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finders v. keepers. this is the guy. [ applause ] that right there is the guy who gets to pick our next supreme court justice, a man who thinks that legally speaking, if a boat shows up on your lawn, you get to keep it. [ laughter ] and yet, it's very much the case that republicans are hoping trump will be able to reshape the supreme court for a generation by rushing to get his nominee brett kavanaugh confirmed, despite the credible sexual assault allegations against him. republicans have been engaged in a 40 year project to install a conservative majority on the court, and kavanaugh's nomination was supposed to be the crowning achievement in that project. and trump was very proud of his choice. although, he mainly seemed concerned with whether kavanaugh looked the part. >> hopefully everything goes very well with judge kavanaugh. he's central casting.supre cour judge. justice kavanaugh is doing great. looks like -- i don't know, very
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tough. central casting. >> seth: i don't know. if he really came from central casting, they wouldn't make him a supreme court justice, they'd make him the manager on "superstore." [ laughter ] and if you think kavanaugh would never lie, here he is in his first remarks as a supreme court nominee in order to shamelessly suck up to trump. >> mr. president, thank you. throughout this process i've witnessed firsthand your appreciation for the vital role of the american judiciary. no president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people for from more backgrounds to seek input about a supreme court nomination. >> seth: there's absolutely no way that is true. [ laughter ] he might as well have said no president has ever looked better in a white polo. [ laughter ] [ applause ]
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but kavanaugh, kavanaugh was willing to lie to please his boss because he's been a loyal partisan republican for most of his career. someone conservatives know they'll be able to depend on to implement their agenda. trump himself even claimed he'd heard kavanaugh's name mentioned as a possible supreme court justice for years. >> he's an outstanding intellect. he's an outstanding judge. he was born for the position. i heard as long as ten years ago, people were saying he should be a supreme court judge. i didn't know him at the time, but i was hearing from a lot of people, friends of mine from washington and other places saying that brett kavanaugh should be a supreme court judge someday. >> seth: no. [ laughter ] you did not hear people saying brett kavanaugh should be a supreme court justice ten years ago. ten years ago you were yelling at gary busey for stealing meat loaf's art supplies. [ laughter and applause ] kavanaugh's nomination was the culmination of a decade's long ideally project to reshape the
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court. and republicans are making it clear that they want to see that project through, even if it means ignoring a credible allegation of sexual assault. trump was asked about the allegations against kavanaugh made by dr. christine blasey ford. trump said he wanted the process to play out while making clear he was firmly behind kavanaugh. >> we are looking to get this done as quickly as possible. he is a truly outstanding person, as you know. he's an incredible man. he's an incredible intellect. he will make an incredible supreme court justice, but we feel that we want to go through a process. we want to hear both sides. he can handle himself better than anybody. he's a very outstanding man. thank you. thank you. >> so you still support him. he knows you support him though. >> oh, i'm totally supportive, yes. i'm very suppoe. >> seth: you can't say you want a fair and open process, but also that you're supportive of one side. he's like a ref at the super bowl saying let's have a good, clean game so we can get that handsome tom brady another trophy. [ laughter ] the white house is trying to have it both ways. they're trying to insulate trump
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from the political fallout if kavanaugh's nomination blows up, while also standing firmly behind their supreme court nominee. in fact on monday, kavanaugh was at the white house for nine hours of meetings. but white house staff made sure to keep trump away from him. >> inside the white house they were hunkered down closely monitoring everything. but keeping the judge away from meeting with president trump who was nearby in the oval office meeting with officials as well. >> why? >> they don't meet chris, based on my reporting, because they want to protect the president. >> seth: so kavanaugh was in the building all day, and they had to keep trump away from him. that means that for nine hours it was someone's job inside the white house to keep trump distracted. [ light laughter ] "okay, guys, it's going to be a d cheeseburger on a string." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] "damn you cheeseburger. the cheeseburger won't stand still." [ applause ] the republicans' gambit here is to make it seem like they want a fair, and open process. but in reality they want it to look like a he said, she said so
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they can just ignore it, and move on. they won't even interview witnesses, or let the fbi investigate. they made it clear that they either don't believe ford's story, or don't care. in fact, gop senators are already insisting that ford must have gotten her story wrong. or that she might be doing this for political purposes. >> if ms. ford really did not want to come forward, never intended to come forward, never planned to come forward, why did she pay for a polygraph in august? and why did she hire a lawyer in august if she never intended to do what she's doing? >> senator cornyn this morning saying there are gaps in her story, appear to be gaps in her story. >> do you think that this in any way is going to derail his nomination? >> no. he's a straight-shooting honest guy. i think when people listen to him, they'll know -- they'll know that he's all right. >> and do you think that any of these claims are legitimate. >> no, i don't. i think -- i think this woman, whoever she is, is mixed up. >> seth: i love these old ass senators claiming other people are mixed up.
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[ light laughter ] just to give you some perspective, here's that same senator, orrin hatch, asking mark zuckerberg a question about facebook at a hearing earlier this year. >> how do you sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your service? [ light laughter ] >> senator, we run ads. >> i see. [ laughter ] >> seth: "okay, okay, but how do you get all the faces inside the book? [ laughter ] where do you print this book? can i get the book at barnes and noble. how many pages is the book? [ light laughter ] how much does the book cost? is the book available on kindle, and a follow-up question, what's a kindle?" [ laughter ] republicans are making it as clear as possible they don't actually have an interest in hearing the truth of what happened. they're rushing to get a man accused of sexual assault on the supreme court because it's the culmination of a 40-year project to solidify their conservative majority for a generation.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our first guest tonight is an academy award winning actor you know from films like "dallas buyers club" and "interstellar." he stars in "white boy rick" which is in theaters now. let's take a look. >> you're not going to let her talk to you like that. >> go in the goddamn house. i got this under control, all right? >> it ain't under control. >> stay out of it. looks like richard's having a bad day. >> no ma, i'm not having a bad day. my son and i walked into the lion's den this morning and walked out with a golden fleece. ain't that right, ricky. >> that's right. >> that's right. >> you're pathetic. both of you. >> put some clothes on, will you? e infor custard. [ light laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show, matthew mcconaughey, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: welcome back. >> good evening.
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happy friday, man. >> seth: very, very happy to see you. >> happy to be here. >> seth: we talked a little bit about this last time because, a couple years ago you were about to embark on a project with wild turkey. >> yes. >> seth: where you were going to develop your own bourbon. >> yup. >> seth: and you've done it. >> we've done it. >> seth: and you brought it. >> it is now real. here bit is. >> seth: this is very exciting. i'm going to bring this up. >> the whole thing. wild turkey long brand. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: long brand. can we have a little? >> please. >> seth: did you name it? did you come up with the name, long branch? >> long branch is a name i came up with. it's a moniker for, you know, friends outside of our immediate blood family that we sort of take in and become family. it's an extension of a hand, the extension of a branch. the russell family, wild turkey, took me in that way. and that's where the name comes from. >> seth: do you put ice or do you drink it straight up? how should we drink it? >> it's great either way. >> seth: okay. >> let's do a couple rocks since it's our first one of the night. >> seth: okay, perfect. i like your style. i like your style and thank you so much for sharing it with me.
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>> my pleasure. eddie russell and i, master distiller at wild turkey, worked on this for two years. and i had the very hard job of tasting. he'd sent me like, four testers a week -- on friday night [ light laughter ] >> seth: so that was basically what you would do. >> i would do my homework around midnight. [ laughter ] really laborious. >> seth: here you go. cheers. i poured yours very light, i apologize. i don't know why i did that. >> we got a bottle. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you've done it again, mcconaughey. [ laughter ] >> seth: you did it again. >> did that work? doesn't that work? >> seth: that's really good. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to leave it out. let's leave it out. and so what sort of -- [ cheers ] can you give me an example of what you would say in terms of feedback for your distiller? >> yes. >> seth: you would do testing and then call him up and what would you say? >> so, i'd do testing. and i'm going, "i don't know how to speak alcohol, bourbon." >> seth: right. that's the way i feel. i'd be intimidated. >> but i'm like -- all of a sudden after one or two, i'm like, "we're talking about bourbon here, man. i mean, this shouldn't be hard. it's not rocket science." so i was speaking in musical terms. so like, if i wanted it to come
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in hot, go up to the roof of the mouth, come back, but not have so many tannins in the back end, i would be like, "look, i like the staccato it comes in with. if it can hold the bass line just a little bit longer in the third act and become a little more legato, which makes me smell -- think of a little bit more of sugar cane and cinnamon sticks, we'd really be hitting the nectar schmear. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and he'd be like, "what?" but then he started to get it. >> seth: you were very clearly born for this. [ laughter ] >> "what do you mean?" "a little less treble, a little more bass." and all of a sudden he was like, "oh, i think i'm understanding mcconaughey's lingo." >> seth: well, it's paid off. congratulations. >> thank you. >> seth: this film is very exciting. on arue story. 's ry. detroit. >> early '80s, southeast e -- [ laughter ] it's an after school special. it is a family story. >> seth: but tell us about who white boy rick is?
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>> so, rick wershe jr., aka white boy rick, the young boy who plays my son -- early '80s, southeast detroit. starts dealing on the streets. the fbi comes to him. says, "we want you to be an informant." he comes an informant for the fbi. now, the state of michigan at that time passed the 650 grams law which means if you were caught with more than 650 grams of any kind of drug, you went to life in prison. rick wershe jr., 17 years old on the street, gets busted with more than 650. went away for life in prison. just got his first parole after 27 years about five months ago. the fbi would neither confirm nor deny that he was an informant.w thbase of it -- yes, the heart line is about holding the family together. and i play a father who's trying to hold the family together, but not doing a great job of it. >> seth: the actor you got to play white boy rick, this is his first film. >> yes. >> seth: and a pretty unique story as far as how you guys went out and found him. >> richie merritt is this young man from baltimore.
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for two years the director looked for the right person to play this role. and they found him in the principle's office in a baltimore high school. they pitched -- hey, they're going around all these schools. and they pitched the part to the princil. that's the little -- you ought to talk to right here. [ laughter ] >> seth: your mom -- i know she's a big fan of your work. she still comes on set? still visits you? >> still comes to set. she still -- her dream was to be on "golden girls." >> seth: oh wow. [ light laughter ] >> somehow. >> seth: that's a very noble dream. [ light laughter ] >> hey, with a capital "n." and so she -- i guess when she got around 70, she decided, "you know what, maybe i'm not as limber as i need to be after are "golden girls" anymore. i'm gonna start -- when i get to matthew's sets, i'm going to make sure tha find -- she always comes and goes, "who's the one with the money? who's the one that can get things done?" and i'm like, "that guy over there or that woman over there." [ laughter ] and she'll go corner them. and for about 12 years she had a pitch to so said money-man
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producer. she had this great idea. listen to this, brilliant. [ light laughter ] we need to remake "the "i'll play the anne bancroft role. matthew will be the dustin hoffman role." [ laughter ] so what's the first reaction? it's like, "but don't you --" and mom says, "oh, it's not that big of a deal. i've seen it before." [ laughter ] >> seth: still unmade. it's one of the unmade classics. >> unmade. and i mean, there was a couple times people were like, "that could make -- that could make some money." [ laughter ] so she stopped doing that at 82. [ light laughter ] [ audience ohs ] she's now 86, she hasn't pitched to any of the producers. i don't know what she has on her mind now. >> seth: yeah. well, maybe this "golden girls" thing will come back around. you never know. you're -- i wanna know if this is a true story. your father had a cockatiel? >> yeah. >> seth: am i saying that right? >> yeah, cockatiel. >> seth: and there was a story about a very harrowing evening with the cockatiel. >> yeah. this was at summer where i was living with my dad. mom was not around. i thought she was on an extended vacation in florida. now i understand they were in
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the middle of their second divorce. >> seth: your parents got divorced twice. >> divorced twice, married three times. >> seth: oh wow. [ light laughter ] >> so that was just a long summer where i thought mom was on vacation. so i'm living with my dad. and we had this cockatiel. and i would let it fly freely. well, he came home from work one day and then i came in. so he was looking for his cockatiel. where is it? where is it? where is it? it's not in the cage. it's not anywhere to be found. go in the bathroom and it was circling in the bottom of the toilet. not moving. done. >> seth: how does that even happen? >> i guess it flew in and got under the rim. >> seth: okay, yeah. >> couldn't see, couldn't get out, over and over and over. laid in the water, got soaking wet. i guess. >> seth: yeah. >> you know? being a cockatiel detective expert. [ laughter ] so anyway, it's circling. >> [ laughter ] >> coming to you, 8:00 pm. dad immediately starts weeping and gets down, drops on two knees and pulls this soaking wet cockatiel bird out. i remember these tears going down his face.
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and my dad holding this wet bird, suddenly put in the bird's mouth -- his head in his mouth. and he started going -- [ heavy breathing ] [ light laughter ] like at the perfect -- my dad was a big man, 6'4" 265. big arms, big man. and he did it with the perfect amount of pressure you would do to a small bird that size. just enough to blow his lungs out. and he sat there, he kept going -- tears were coming down his face and dammed, if after about 45 seconds, the bird started flapping. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's the movie. that's the movie. >> that's cool. >> seth: well, cheers to that. and cheers to the bird. and the film. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, seth. >> seth: thanks for being back. matthew mcconaughey, everybody. "white boy rick" is in theaters now. we'll be back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ well it finally happened, zachary.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, [ cheers and applause ] sitting in with us tonight, he's the drummer for seminal rock band alice in chains, whose new album "rainier fog" just landed at number one across the
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billboard rock charts. the next leg of their headlining tour kicks off in salt lake city on october 16th. for more information, go to sean kinney is here, everybody. thank you so much for being here, sean. [ cheers and applause ] also, very excited that i'm going to be in toronto this saturday for the "just for laughs" festival. i'm doing two shows saturday night. you can get tickets at the website that is written right here, so please come to jfl42. it's going to be a great weekend. looking forward to it. our next guest is an actor and comedian you know from "saturday night live." he stars in the new abc series, "single parents," which premiers september 26th. ht school" which is in theaters september 28th. let's take a look. ou >> it's not a black voice. >> no, you do a black voice. you don't remember when you was in that meeting. you was like, "we're going to get it lit up in here. this meeting's lit." >> it was very lit. >> you did it at the staff meeting where you were like, "i keep it 100." >> when have i never kept it 100? [ light laughter ] >> when you added that ap
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calculus to my classes. >> all right. agree to disagree. listen, i hate to break up this pleasure party of delusion, but i have work to do. so if you'll excuse me, imma do my thing. [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show, our very good friend, taran killam, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] right? >> seth: whastite y. before i ask about the movie, how's your family? >> my family is wonderful. we're living in los angeles right now. shay just started the fourth grade. >> seth: congratulations. >> thank you, very big. joey is doing preschool. >> seth: that's very exciting. >> we're happy and healthy. >> seth: you -- this is fantastic. you get to work with tiffany haddish, kevin hart. >> yes. >> seth: you play a principal with a baseball bat. >> yes. >> seth: that seems like -- that's a bit of a trope, i guess you would say. >> yes, yeah. his inspiration is joe from "lean on me." morgan freeman, in the movie,
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"lean on me. that's his inspiration. >> seth: that's problematic being a white guy. to lean on that, yeah. >> nope, not if you're progressive, seth. [ light laughter ] not if you're progressive. right. no, you're right. it's flawed. >> seth: must have been fun to hang out with tiffany and kevin. >> they're so funny and lovely. and kevin is incredibly generous. and tiffany is impressive and effortlessly funny. and we shot down in atlanta and we just had a blast. we had some fun. >> seth: i heard that you bonded over karaoke. >> yes. >> seth: you have been on broadway. >> yeah. >> seth: you were king george in "hamilton." >> yes, sir. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: seems like a little unfair to the ref at y -- >> you know, we've karaoked. >> seth: yeah. >> your go-to is the killers. >> seth: yeah, there's one killers song that i do badly. >> yeah. no, one of the best compliments i was ever given was by your wife and your sister-in-law. >> seth: yeah. >> who said, "nobody karaokes like i do." >> seth: you're really great. >> which is true.
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and i found a new go-to song. >> seth: it's heartbreaking that that's so much nicer than anything my wife has said to me in the last year. [ laughter ] what is your go-to song? >> this is what's happened. i now do shaggy's "it wasn't me," and i do both parts. >> seth: both parts? [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: is that even safe? >> yes. it shouldn't be, not without a licensed professional present.>. yo. hey, my girl. with who? the girl next door. you know. say it wasn't you. all right. ♪ caught me red handed sleeping with the girl next door ♪ [ cheers and applause ] thank you. and i'm just going to jump for time because i have other things to promote. [ singing ] [ laughter and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] just like that. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. it's a crowd pleaser. >> seth: this is a candidate for second chance theater, because that is a very specific shaggy impression. >> thank you.
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>> seth: you have an even more specific, less-known impression of murray head. >> nope, zero applause, okay. [ light laughter ] >> seth: who did "one night in bangkok." right? >> yes. so, that 80s song, "one night in bangkok." it's actually from the musical "chess," because i do theater. >> seth: yeah. >> and bangkok, the oriental city, but the city don't know. he talk/sings the whole song. so i pitched a sketch on "snl." it's one of my favorite things. where murray head's given his own talk show, but he can only do it in the cadence of that song. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> he's like, "hello, my name is murray head. can you believe it, got my very own talk show." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth:el >> seth: it did go to dress? >> chris hemsworth, dress. chris played dolph lundgren. >> seth: wow. do you remember when it got cut? were you surprised? or did you think that was an accurate outcome? >> we deserved a second chance. [ laughter ] you know what i mean? >> seth: well, that's what
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second chance theater is for. >> yeah, yeah, exactly. >> seth: all right, so we'll do it at second chance theater. >> we got that. we got boids on the pallet. >> seth: boids is a sketch you did with vanessa bayer. >> this is correct. it was a new jersey bird show at a theme park. and will ferrell was the host. and we did raps about boids. >> seth: yeah. >> boids, boids, lots of boids, all colors of boids. it went about that well. >> seth: it nt you are -- you have a new -- what a busy week. you a >> correct. >> seth: "single parent." >> yes. >> seth: leighton meester, brad garrett. has that been fun? >> it's been a blast. the episodes -- we've got like, five in the can. they've turned out great, i love working with these people. it's a really good show and i hope you watch it. >> seth: brad garrett is of course -- always been one of the great sitcoms of all times -- "everybody loves raymond. >> yes. >> seth: a very tall man. >> yes. >> seth: he posted on instagram the differences of your two directors chairs. >> cast chairs. >> seth: your cast chairs. and there's a difference between brad garrett and taran killam.
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[ laughter ] >> it's emasculating. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> they also placed it in front of a workbench too, to make me just seem like a child. >> seth: you posted this on instagram as well. who drew this to your attention? >> it happens once a year. >> seth: oh, really? >> yes. and i always forget her last name. she's the first cosmonaut. first female astronaut, cosmonaut, in space. >> seth: gotcha. >> and so on the anniversary of her launching into space, someone always tags me on twitter or instagram and you'll see why. >> seth: the idea is that this woman and you are twins. >> maybe. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: it's pretty true. lastly, it's a couple months away. and this is some shameless self-promotion from me as well, but fred armisen, bill hader, and myself have a show called "documentary now." season 3 is coming out and you
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did an episode for us. >> i did. >> seth: that john mulaney wrote. >> yup. and performed in. >> seth: and performed in. did you have a good job? uh, a good time? >> i had a good job that led me to a good time. [ laughter ] >> seth: good. >> it was so much fun. it's "documentary now." it's one of my favorite shows. this is, as all "documentary now" episodes mimic or mirror, an existing documentary. this is based off of the company -- the cast recording of the album of "company," which is a musical and it was a stephen schwartz musical. "ladies who lunch." not a musical theater fan this crowd. [ laughter ] very few musical theater fans. >> seth: we keep getting stranger and stranger. we're like, "murray head, but wait, we have something bigger for you. company cast album." [ light laughter ] >> so this is called "co-op." and i play record producer, benedict junefer who just loves the sound coming out of everybody's mouth. and it's salacious and odd and
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creepy. and it's paula pell and richard kind. and renée elis goldsberry from "hamilton." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: yup, there we go. that's the one they like. mainstream. >> that's the one they like. >> seth: mainstream crowd. >> uh, yeah. and alex brightman who will be playing beetlejuice. >> seth: oh yeah, that's so exciting. >> it was such a great cast. >> seth: well thank you so much for doing that. >> yeah. >> seth: and i'm so excievfoyth. it's always so great to see you. >> and the rams are 2-0. >> seth: and the rams are 2-0. >> rams are 2-0! >> seth: taran killam, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "night school" is in theaters, friday, september 28th. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ wake up ♪ ♪ you've got the dreamers disease ♪ ♪ so polite, you're busy still saying please ♪ ♪ you feel your dreams are dying ♪ ♪ hold tight ♪ the world is gonna pull through ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. so when this show started in 2014, i was known for being a bit of a hard ass as a boss. i ran a pretty tight ship, kind of a ball buster. but lately i've noticed that as my demeanor as softened, my staff has been slipping a bit. a missed deadline here, an extra sick day there. it's made me think i have become too easy on them. and, frankly, it's unacceptable, so i decided to do something
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about it. take a look. >> seth: hey, hal. >> seth, my good man. to what do i owe the pleasure? >> seth: so last week, the paychecks went out on wednesday instead of tuesday and that can't happen again, bud. okay? i don't want to be a ball buster here. but i'm the boss and i run a tight ship. >> no, no. the paychecks? the employees, are they all right? >> seth: they're fine. >> and their children, have they starved? >> seth: no. [ light laughter ] i mean, it was only a day. >> well, then, mbe do me a favor and eat my [ bleep ]? [ audience ohs ] [ laughter ] >> seth: excuse me. >> eat my [ bleep ] >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] hey, sheila. >> hey, seth. >> seth: i need to talk to you about the graphics in the monologue. >> i always love talking to you, seth. what's up? >> seth: so last week there was
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: tonight's musical guests are a seven-time grammy winning trio and a 2018 cma vocal group of the year nominee. performing "hurt," please welcome to the show lady antebellum. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ if my memory gets the best of me then i'll always find an excuse ♪ ♪ yeah i'll make believe
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re-write history ignite a spark i can't undo ♪ ♪ it always starts out simple like a conversation before i know it i'm lost in ♪ ♪ your illumination if you catch my eye across a crowded room i'll fall into ♪ ♪ the atmosphere surrounding you if you pull me close just to disappear ♪ ♪ the chances are i'd wait for you a thousand years theuse you know that i'll react ♪ ♪ if you wrap us in your love
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just to take it back you could hurt ♪ ♪ somebody like that you're a carnival on a summer night gone too soon ♪ ♪ every time yeah, it's beautiful how you burn so bright in the waste land ♪ ♪ you leave behind if you catch my eye across a crowded room i'll fall into ♪ ♪ the atmosphere surrounding you if you pull me close just to disappear ♪ ♪ the chances are i'd wait for you a thousand years
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if you light the fuse you know that i'll react ♪ ♪ if you wrap us in your love just to take it back you could hurt ♪ ♪ somebody like that if you call me up at 3:00 a.m. i'll run to the rescue ♪ ♪ time and time and time again if you pull me close just to disappear ♪ ♪ the chances are i'd wait for you a thousand years if you light the fuse you know that i'll react ♪
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♪ if you wrap us in your love just to take it back you could hurt ♪ ♪ somebody like that you could hurt somebody like that you could hurt ♪ ♪ somebody like that [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: lady antebellum, folks. catch them out on the road for their "summer plays on" tour. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to matthew mcconaughey, taran killam. lady antebellum, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] sean kinney, 8g band, stay tuned for "carson daly." we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪
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