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holiday. next newscast at 4:30. go look for mars. southwestern sky. >> the red one. >> stephen: hey, chris. >> hey, stephen. >> stephen: hey, man, thanks so much for being here. we're so excited that coldplay is on the show tonight. >> thanks so much. it looks like an amazing show. >> stephen: oh, we're going to have a good time. >> everything looks great. just one thing. >> stephen: about the show? >> about the theme song. >> stephen: what, is there something wrong with the theme song? >> no, the tune is great, the tune is good, but i just feel like it needs words, it needs lyrics. so i've just been working on some, right here. >> stephen: you wrote lyrics? to our theme song? >> yeah, i did. >> stephen: can i hear them? >> yeah, so you know how the show opens with that drum roll? >> stephen: yeah, brr-rr-rap! >> and shoo-be-do-dop. shoo-doo-dop-doo. shoo-be-do-dop. shoo-be-doo-doo-doo-doo. >> stephen: that's our theme song.
>> thanks, man, i'm glad you love it. i do too. >> stephen: i'm sorry, are those the lyrics? >> yeah. >> stephen: do you mind if i? >> sure. >> stephen: dooby-shoo-be, doo- be, doo-be, shoo-be-doo-doo. be-shoo-be-doo-be-doo, doo-be. shoo-be-be-doo. >> be-doo, yeah. >> stephen: you're a ( bleep ) genius. ♪ dooby-shoo-be, doo-be, doo-be, shoo-be-doo-doo ♪ >> tonight,stephen welcomes anthony anderson eugene levy and catherine o'hara and a musical performance by coldplay. featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now it's time for "the late show with stephen colbert!" captioning sponsored by cbs
( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey! hey! >> jon: yeah! >> stephen: you touched me. you touched me. >> thank you. >> stephen: you touched me. chris martin, everybody! chris, thank you so much, man. unbelievable. so beautiful. chris, that is-- that guy, he just took that thing-- thank you. thanks, everybody. ( cheers ) >> jon: yeah! >> stephen: thanks, everybody, thank you very much. thanks, man. he just took that thing to another level. >> jon: man. >> stephen: another level. there's genius, and then there's chris martin. that's unbelievable.
welcome to "the late show," everybody. i'm stephen colbert. how lucky am i? i just got to hang out with chris martin. ( cheers and applause ) i love my job, you know, but like most of you, sometimes it can feel like a grind. but every once in a while, the heavens open up and everything just clicks. and i'm guessing that's what it felt like for a doctor on sunday, who treated a woman that came in with a shark on her arm. ( laughter ) here's why it's great for the doctor. it doesn't exactly take dr. house to figure out what's wrong here. "what do you think, doc?" "well, my diagnosis i guess you have a case of shark on your arm. i'm going to write you a prescription for 'take the shark off your arm.' that'll be $500. oh, and i'm sorry, the shark is out of network." speaking of things that bite-- donald trump.
( cheers and applause ) how far did i get in? how far did i get? i got 90 seconds, 90 seconds. evidently, donald trump does better in online polls than in phone polls because voters are reluctant to admit to another person that they support him. let's test it out. how many supporters of donald trump do we have here tonight? ( light applause ) okay, you're all liars. so donald trump seems unstoppable, like the tide, or a fuel truck careening toward a preschool. but that doesn't mean-- ( laughter ) tragic and spectacular. ( laughter ) but that doesn't mean folks haven't stopped trying to stop him. over the weekend, president obama gave the commencement speech at rutgers, and took a, took a little swipe at trump. >> class of 2016, let me be as clear as i can be.
in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: true. it's true. it's absolutely true. ignorance is not a virtue. ignorance is bliss, and if trump wins, we're looking at a very blissful four years ahead of us. of course, donald does not let anything go, other than aging women. so-- ( applause ) >> jon: oh! >> stephen: he-- ( cheers and applause ) i have no idea what that means. i just read what's in the thing. so he immediately responded to the president on twitter, saying "this is a primary reason that president obama is the worst president in u.s. history." well, at least until after the election. ( laughter ) and i applaud donald trump for having the courage to stand up for ignorance. after all, america was founded on ignorance.
christopher columbus went to his grave, believing he discovered a route to india. and did not yankee doodle famously put a feather in his cap and call it macaroni? it's not macaroni. it's a cap. that's just stupid. meanwhile, over in britain, they're deciding right now whether or not to stay in the european union. they're going to have a vote on it. and in an effort to reach young voters, british prime minister david cameron has joined tinder. ( laughter ) it's true, it's true. of course, a lot of people's tinder profiles claim they're the prime minister of england. ( laughter ) this one is true. tinder's a little different in england. i think they swipe the other way, and they add an extra "u" when they type "u up?" ( laughter ) >> jon: ( laughs ) >> stephen: have you been to england? >> jon: what's that? >> stephen: have you been to england? >> jon: yeah, i've been over
there. >> stephen: do you like it over there? >> jon: i've been over there a few times. >> stephen: are you doing any travelling? are you going to england this summer? >> jon: no, i'm not going this summer. >> stephen: anybody traveling this summer? anybody? ( cheers and applause ) no, you're not, because thousands of passengers are missing their flights right now, due to airport security lines that last for hours. travelers are weary, angry, dirty, sleeping in chairs. basically, america's airports have become america's bus stations. just take a look at this video a passenger took of the line to get through security at chicago's midway airport. >> okay, here's the start. let's see how long this thing is. here's the security line. oh, guess what? it's just getting started. yep, still in line. yep. are you ( bleep ) kidding me, t.s.a.? what the ( bleep )? ( laughter ) ( applause )
>> stephen: it's an understandable feeling. it's an understandable feeling. that line is so long, by the time that baby got through, he looked like this. ( laughter ) ( applause ) ( cheers ) his first words: "what the ( bleep ), t.s.a.!" ( applause ) ( laughter ) to chill out the stressed passengers, some airports have resorted to bringing in miniature therapy horses and even clowns. the therapy horses, of course, are there to comfort you after you've seen the clowns. obviously, that's a welcome sight. obviously, there are a lot of stranded passengers out there, so to anyone watching this at the airport right now, i'd like to help you through this difficult time. it's time for stephen colbert's "just the tip: summer travel edition."
( cheers and applause ) people love "just the tip." the people love "just the tip." all right. tip one: accept that you live in the airport now. help is not coming, because it can't get through the security line, all right? stip two, step two-- tip two-- ( laughter ) tip two: sustenance is the key to survival. remember, one cinnabon contains enough calories for an entire week, plus it doubles as a pillow. ( laughter ) and a wife. ( laughter ) just-- just-- just let it-- just let it cool down first, okay. tip three: commandeer a position near an electrical outlet. he who controls the charging station is lord of terminal c! ( cheers and applause ) bow before me! ( applause )
tip four: it's time for a show of force. roll a baggage cart through the glass wall of the admiral's club and proclaim, "i am the admiral now. prepare to be boarded." ( applause ) tip finally: if by some miracle, you do reach the front of the security line, request the pat- down, just to feel something. now, let's feel our friends jon batiste and stay human, everybody. ♪ ♪ ( band playing ) >> jon: hey! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: oh, oh, my goodness.
hey, did you all see "captain america: civil war?" have you seen that movie yet? i saw the "civil war." and i liked it. a little too long, but then again, so was the real civil war. but i could not help but notice when i watched it, sitting there in the theater, absolutely thrilled by the movie-- so many of the characters seemed to have something in common: iron-"man." ant-"man." spider-"man." black panther... "man." the marvel cinematic universe is kind of a sausage-fest. and i've got to say, all that spandex really showcases the sausage. and it's no accident. in fact, it was just reported that "iron man 3's" villain, aldritch killian, was supposed to be a woman originally. but according to the writer of "iron man 3," "we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that cannot stand." this is shocking. "iron man 3" had a writer?
( laughter ) ( applause ) and you won't-- i thought they just blew stuff up. and you won't believe why they had to change her into a he. evidently, marvel decided the toy wouldn't sell as well if it's a female. ( audience booing ) oh, come on, come on, it makes sense-- girls don't play with dolls. this is so disappointing. back in the '80s, we weren't so hung up on the gender of our hollywood action figures. i collected hannah, and her sisters. i mean, everyone had meryl streep from "sophie's choice." i really struggled with whether to open that one and play with it or keep it in the box. it was a real... quandary. but i don't want to single out "iron man 3," because it's hardly the only film that was written with a female villain only to have it cynically gender-swapped at the last minute. take darth vader. he was first written as darlene vader, it's true, a talented,
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the "scary movie" movies. he now stars in "black-ish" on abc. please welcome anthony anderson! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> hey, man, the band is great! give it up for the band! ( cheers and applause ) uh-huh. roy ayers, 1976. "ubiquity album." my life, my life. >> jon: oh, yeah! >> i know music, brother, i know music. >> jon: yeah, it is! >> all right! >> stephen: that's a deep cut. that's a deep cut. >> yes, sir. >> stephen: thanks for being here, and congratulations. "black-ish" has won a peabody award. >> yes, sir, yes, sir. >> stephen: that's fantastic. ( cheers and applause ) >> thank you, thank you guys. >> stephen: that's the best. peabody's are the best. they're better than any other award. >> yeah, how many do you have?
i just need to know how many more i need to get. >> stephen: i have four. >> okay. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: thank you for asking, though. it was going to be embarrassing for me to say that without you asking. thanks for asking. >> that's why i did it, i led in, just the so people out there can know what you do. i have two. >> stephen: you have two? >> i have two. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: that's very nice. that's not easy. that's not easy. >> it's kind of embarrassing me to throw out that i have two, without asking you that question. all right. >> stephen: that's true. how many grammys now? >> 62. >> stephen: okay, great. >> no. >> stephen: well, i had laurence fishburne on the show a couple of months ago and i asked him a question i'd like to throw at you, okay? what is the difference between black and black-ish? >> oooh, mmm. the hue of the person's skin. >> stephen: really? not as black? >> not as black. >> stephen: you have to be black to be black-ish. >> you have to be black to be black-ish. but you-- >> stephen: that's not what laurence said. laurence said i had a possibility of being black-ish. i had a shot at blackishness. >> you had a shot? >> stephen: i had a shot. >> well, with a band like that, you are all the way black,
brother. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: that's what i said. i think that's why. i think he kind of said the same thing, that i was getting a bit of a contact black. >> yeah, yeah, contact black. like a contact high, contact black. >> stephen: i understand. >> you can roll through the 'hood because of your band. >> stephen: really? >> yes, sir. >> stephen: i should carry-- i should maybe carry a picture with me, of my-- "this is my band! it's all cool! it's all cool!" ( laughter ) >> and you'll get a pass. >> stephen: i have heard that you said that "black-ish" pulls back the veil on being black for america. >> yeah, some people would say-- you know, it comes from our community. it's like, "yo, man, you showing too much." and we're like, "no, man, we're giving them a peek into our world and our life and what's going on." >> stephen: really, people actually say to you, you show too much of being black? >> yeah, yeah, it's like-- like we did an episode, "the nod," you know? >> stephen: what is "the nod?" >> "the nod." have you ever watched your band and they come in at each other and they see black people and they just like... that's the nod. >> stephen: that's the nod? is that true, jon?
>> see, there you go. see, see? there you go. >> stephen: now, if i do that-- what does that mean? >> you would never do that. ( laughter ) >> stephen: what if i was holding a picture of my band? >> holing a picture of your band, you're like-- okay, you're cool. >> stephen: all right, yeah. is that like motorcycle drivers that kind of give themselves this when they drive down, they say hi to each other, or the jeep wave? >> yeah, the jeep wave. >> stephen: what about a black guy in a jeep? can he wave and nod at the same time? >> oh, you're getting complicated. >> stephen: okay, sorry. >> you're getting complicated. >> stephen: i'll just keep it simple. >> yeah, but-- see, but, but "the nod" came about, kenya barris, who is my partner in this venture, who created our show-- he was walking across the studio lot one day with a bunch of white executives and, you know, he would pass, you know, a brother and, you know, just... acknowledge the brother and the brother acknowledged him, and a few brothers walked by. and then some white guys walked by and the white guys didn't do anything to acknowledge the white guys. and so they turned to kenya and they were like, "man, you know all those brothers?" and he was like, "nah, i have no idea who they are, but it's just
the universal way of saying hello to another brother when you pass him on the street." >> stephen: that's very pleasant. >> yeah-- ( laughter ) ( applause ) no, yes! >> stephen: now, i'm guessing-- i'm guessing the phrase "that's very pleasant" is not black-ish. >> whooo, far from it, brother. >> stephen: i'm going to guess-- >> far from it. somebody just took a picture of your band and ripped it up in your face. ( laughter ) >> stephen: okay, we have a clip of "black-ish," a clip of "black-ish" from this season. this is an upcoming clip, i think. >> okay. >> stephen: this is actually, this is an homage you guys have done to "good times." >> yes. >> stephen: okay, let's take a look at it, and i want to talk about it afterwards. >> okay, cool. >> stephen: jim? >> daddy, i'm pregnant. >> oh, thelma! >> i'm going to need more red paint. >> white jesus, white jesus, why have you forsaken me? >> how did this happen? >> more importantly, where did this happen? because there is clearly only
one bed in here, that we all sleep in. >> okay, everything is going to be fine. >> boy, do you have the slightest idea what it means to have a child? >> did you even consider the cost? the diapers, the formula, the medical-- shots! >> we'll skip the shots. >> we skipped the shots with j.j. >> we'll need the shots. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: does "black-ish" owe a debt to "good times?" >> yeah, because "good times" was black, unapologetically black. no, it's a show that, you know, i grew up on watching. >> stephen: me, too. >> really? >> stephen: yeah. >> who was your favorite character? >> stephen: it was j.j., of course, dine-o-mite, the dine-o- mite kid. >> the dine-o-mite kid. >> stephen: that's exactly right. >> that's what you used to call him, growing up? >> stephen: dino-- yeah, he was, he was the dine-o- mite kid. >> the dine-o-mite kid? i didn't know that. ( laughter )
>> stephen: yeah, dine-o-mite. >> let me hear you say dine-o- mite. do dine-o-mite, like j.j. >> stephen: okay-- aha, i need a bigger mouth. ( laughter ) dine-o-mite! >> hold on, wait a minute! what do you mean, you need a bigger mouth, stephen? what are you saying about jimmy j.j. walker? ( laughter ) >> stephen: he had a large mouth. he has a large mouth. >> oh, yeah, oh my god. you could drive a freight train through that. >> stephen: i'll give you a j.j. walker. i'll give you a j.j. walker-- "j.j., where did you get that?" "i found it." that was one of his-- that was one of his recurring punchlines. >> i wanted you to do this. that's what i want. dine-o-mite. >> stephen: dine-o-mite. >> there you go! there you go! he got it black on that! he got it black on that! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: it's true, it's true. >> now you are strutting around like a peacock. hey! >> stephen: i don't remember that-- norman lear did not write that line. ( laughter ) hey, the first lady has said it's her favorite show, "black- ish." >> yes, yeah. >> stephen: congratulations. >> thank you. >> stephen: and the president said he watches that show and goes, "that's our family." >> yeah, yeah. >> stephen: how does that feel?
it must feel tremendous. >> it feels great, man. it feels great to have our show resonate with the people the way that it does, and especially the first family. and to be invited to the white house for the last few years and to have them say, "your show is incredible. we love it. this is what we watch." >> stephen: did you hang out at all? >> yeah, i get to hang out. i get to hang out. i get to, you know. >> stephen: have you ever given the president one of these? ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) >> the president-- good. that's good. >> stephen: thanks. >> i did, because the president gave it to me first. >> stephen: what? >> yes, yes. >> stephen: that's fantastic! >> yes. >> stephen: that's fantastic. did you ever shoot anything with him? don't ask him to do a second take. >> oh really? >> stephen: no. he's a very busy man. >> he's a busy man, and he nails it on the first take. >> stephen: oh, absolutely. >> yeah, he has a great sense of humor and a great sense of comedic timing. >> stephen: yeah, it's kind of upsetting, almost. >> yeah, it is. here we are, we trained for this our entire lives. and this man-- >> stephen: and he nails it on the first take, unbelievable.
i didn't expect to ever have a president that was cooler than me. ( laughter ) >> well, i'll be honest, i didn't ever expect to have a black president. ( applause ) you know? ( cheers and applause ) but we got him. >> stephen: yeah. >> we got him. >> stephen: less than a year, though. less than a year, though, yeah. >> yeah, that's unfortunate. >> stephen: enjoy him while you can. >> i wish he could run for another eighyears. i'll be honest. right? ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: he, at the end-- at the end of his eight years now, some people-- and you can tell me, you being black-ish-- have said he is embracing his blackness more. for instance, his speech at howard university. >> yeah, my alma mater. >> stephen: oh, you went to howard, right. >> yeah. >> stephen: what did you think of his recent speech, his commencement speech there? >> i loved the speech. i was a little upset at myself that, you know, i dropped out of school, like, 12 years too early for him to be there and to give the commencement speech. but i thought it was great, you know, to watch him standing
there at the podium and give the commencement speech. it just brought back so many memories of me being on the yard and on campus there. >> stephen: well, congratulations on the peabody. congratulations on the finale of "black-ish" tomorrow. >> thank you. >> stephen: and thanks for stopping by. >> hey, thanks for having me. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: the season two finale of "black-ish," tomorrow on abc. anthony anderson, everybody, we'll be right back. this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further joint damage, and clear skin in many adults. humira is the number #1 prescribed biologic for psoriatic arthritis. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. my next guests are comedy legends and current stars of the hit show "schitt's creek." >> yeah, it's called being courteous, honey. you know, the bloomfield kids used to throw their parents an anniversary party every year. >> mh-hmm, yeah, if we're truth- telling, the bloomfields are always a little too friendly with one another.
i just don't understand what kind of family skinny-dips together. >> john, are you ready? >> yes, sweetheart. >> happy anniversary! >> congratulations on your ongoing love for one another. you did it. >> okay, kids. that's enough. you sound like the incestuous bloomfields. >> have a blessed day. >> stephen: please welcome eugene levy and catherine o'hara. ( band playing ) ( applause ) ( applause ) >> wow. wow. >> stephen: standing ovation. not everybody gets a standing ovation out here. >> wow! >> that's very kind. you're very encouraging. >> we just spent 20 minutes chatting with chris martin backstage, so our night is done.
>> stephen: kind of adorable, isn't he? >> he's a doll. >> stephen: yeah, yeah, that kid's going places. >> i think so! >> stephen: i am, kind of at a loss for words, to have the two of you out here, because i am star-strucand comedy-struck, because the two of you are two of my deepest, most sincere comedy heroes. >> wow! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: i started in-- ( cheers and applause ) i started in-- honest to god. i'm not exactly sure. i'm nervous to interview because i don't want to screw it up. i started in chicago at the second city and your pictures were on the wall there at second city. you guys were second city toronto. >> toronto second city. >> yeah, toronto. ( cheers and applause ) toronto second city. yes, we started-- toronto started in 1973. you guys, of course, started in 1959. >> stephen: yeah. >> your cast. >> we didn't really see a chicago second city show till-- it was, like, mid-'70s when we saw our first chicago show, and
there was, we noticed a big difference. >> stephen: what was the difference? >> well, the thing was, you know, you guys kind of, you know-- you would do scenes that were kind of longer-- i say "you." you weren't around back in the mid-'70s. but i mean, back then they were doing nice and long scenes, relationship scenes, character arcs, beautiful scenes. i wasn't-- i-- and i thought, well, how can they do a scene this long, kind of with very few laughs, and yet the scene-- ( laughter ) the scene was working. they were beautiful scenes. >> stephen: yeah. >> you guys were kind of encompassing the spirit of mike nichols and elaine may. in toronto we were encompassing the spirit of the three stooges. we-- we, you know-- >> stephen: i'm okay-- i'm okay with that, too. >> honestly. if we went 15 seconds without a laugh, unlike tonight-- ( laughter ) >> we've gotten used to it now. >> stephen: did you panic? >> something was wrong. >> stephen: did you guys meet each other right away?
were you drawn to each other right away? because at second city, like, you'd end up-- in chicago you would end up sort of having buddies that you would work with for the rest of your life. paul donnello was one of my first buddies. he still works with me now. we've worked together almost 30 years now. ( cheers and applause ) and, are you-- were you buddies back then, too? >> no, we were late bloomers getting together. not until after second city. even in "sctv," we didn't do a lot of couples. on stage, eugene used to do lovely, long-- chicago-style, long relationship scenes with andrea martin. >> andrea martin. originally it was gilda radner, we started, because we were in the same-- ( applause ) the late great gilda radner. and so we did scenes together. we did scenes where she did characters that eventually became characters she did on "s.n.l." but back then they had different names, but nevertheless just as funny. >> stephen: well, here is a
photo from 1981 from "sctv," on the cover of "tv guide." there you are and there you are right there. ( applause ) >> all i can see is that we're nervous. >> stephen: really? you look nervous in this photo? >> well, we did the show for so long without anyone noticing it, and then suddenly, i guess we went to nbc and we were doing some press, and strangers would talk to us about it. but whenever we did p.r., like at the beginning of the show we had to pose-- ♪da-da da-dada-daa we'd pose and we'd all be off stage with each other making fun-- "you think you look good!" just so-- >> stephen: well, the show made fun of show business, so it must have been hard to take show business seriously, to even sell the show. >> well, the great thing about "sctv," it was really the inmates running the asylum. i mean, you know, we-- we-- >> stephen: is there a famou-- is there a scene, for the-- the young ones out there who may not know "sctv," is there something you go, like, "go watch this. this is the thing i would want you to see first," from "sctv." >> oh, lola heatherton. i mean, yeah, lola heatherton. >> stephen: sure, yeah.
>> we did cheap vegas characters. we did some fun game shows, and high-q., that was fun, you know, bad students on a-- on an academic show, you know, which everyone was-- they're the most fun to do. you see them all the time on "saturday night live." you see them everywhere. everyone loves bad game shows where no one has the right answer. >> stephen: right, right, right. alex trebell. alex trebell, yes. >> which was alex trebek i was actually doing. >> stephen: cleverly disguised, cleverly disguised. >> cleverly disguised, like a guy that used to drive a garbage truck that i worked on working my way through university, who constantly drank a warm bottle of beer all day in the cab of the garbage truck wrapped in a brown paper bag. nobody knew it was liquor in that bag. ( laughter ) it was as cleverly disguised as that. ( laughter ) we-- we-- we had to change the names back then. we couldn't use the real names. >> stephen: really?
is it canadian libel laws or something? because you guys are canadian, right? >> well, i think-- yes, we are, but-- >> stephen: are you still canadian, by the way? >> i'm both. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: yeah? >> i'm dual. ( laughs ) well, i'm fluid. >> stephen: you're fluid. >> citizenship-wise. >> stephen: it's on a continuum now. it's a continuum now. it's all your choice. >> i'm canadian, katherine is bi. ( applause ) >> yes i am. ( laughter ) >> i-- i am-- i am 100% canadian. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: i'd like to learn a little bit more about canada when we come back and a little bit more about "schitt's creek." we have to take a break. we'll be right back with more catherine o'hara and eugene levy. ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) at red lobster's create your own seafood trios you can try something new with every bite. pick 3 of 9 all-new creations for $15.99. like baked lobster alfredo chimichurri shrimp and crab cakes bursting with crab meat. just hurry in before it ends.
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>> "schitt's creek." >> s-c-h-- >> you might notice on the bottom of the screen it has the logo for the show, "schitt's creek," because i am required by the network to have that logo up whenever i say the name of your show. >> yeah. >> so they can see how it is spelled. >> stephen: they can see how it's spelled. >> they'll get with it in time. listen, it's the most appropriate name for our show. our show is about a wealthy, wealthy family who lose everything. >> stephen: they used to have the second biggest video rental store in america. >> that's right. ( laughter ) a chain of video stores, second largest in north america. so they lose-- and they bought a town when they had money-- >> stephen: like you do. >> --as a joke. >> as a joke-gift for their son. >> which i gave to my 16-year- old son as a birthday present. and the reason we bought it as a joke was because the town was called "schitt's creek." and now that they've lost everything, the only place they can actually afford to live is
"schitt's creek." ( laughter ) that is the premise of the show. and it's really about a family, this wealthy family, who never really functioned as a family when they had money, learning to function in two adjoining rooms in a schitt's creek motel. >> we raised our kids in captivity. very, very wealthy captivity. now, they're learning to survive in the wild, the real world. we had a scene the other day where annie murphy, who plays our daughter, was helping to change sheets for the first time in her life and she said, "is there another sheet exactly like this one?" and he said, "why do you ask?" "because on the label it says 'twin'." ( laughter ) never seen it before. >> stephen: that's nice. it's a reasonable question. >> it is. >> stephen: now, did you raise your-- do each of you have children? >> yes, i do. you do? >> yeah, i've got-- >> oh, dan levy! >> stephen: you have your son danny. >> my son, yes, my son dan and i created the show and we're producing the show, and my daughter sarah is also on the
show, playing twyla, the waitress. and dan, my son, plays my son on the show. and that's a whole other thing to talk about. ( applause ) >> stephen: i got one other thing i want to go over with you. another thing that every loves you from, that i certainly love you from, is the work you've done in christopher guest movies: "waiting for guffman." ( cheers and applause ) "best in show." and "a mighty wind." "a mighty wind." what is it like-- do you enjoy improvising your lines more than doing written material? >> well, it's a different way to go. >> yeah. >> i mean, an improvised movie, like these movies, where we kind of have a written outline but we don't write the dialogue, is a very, very fun way to shoot a movie because you just don't know what's going to happen in front of the camera. we don't have any rehearsals.
so it's always fun to improvise, and you always use, kind of, improvisation in-- in a scripted show. you always-- you always have that in the back of your mind. >> stephen: are you improvising in "schitt's creek"? >> i'm improvising right now. ( laughs ) ( applause ) >> stephen: really? >> yeah. >> we all are. >> stephen: because i'm just reading everything all of here. i read everything off of that, right there. >> oh, i wish i had that. >> we do a little improvising in "schitt's creek." >> stephen: does it always work? >> no. >> stephen: no, sometimes when you're improvising in "schitt's creek," and it doesn't work, you find yourself just up ( bleep ) creek. >> well, most people in "schitt's creek" find themselves improvising just about every day on the street. that's just the way it is in "schitt's creek." >> stephen: well, "schitt's creek" airs wednesdays on pop tv. eugene levy, catherine o'hara-- yes? >> i'm sorry, and on amazon prime if you want to binge the first and second seasons.
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