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>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- sir paul mccartney, tony bennett and lady gaga and featuring the legendary roots crew.
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>> questlove: 182! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh! pcpc i feel the love! i feel the love! thank you so much. oh, my goodness. look at you guys. come on. welcome to the "tonight show," everybody. thank you for being here. it's going to be a hot show tonight! [ cheers and applause ] we got paul mccartney on the show tonight. we have tony bennett on the show tonight!
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we have lady gaga on the show tonight! [ cheers and applause ] woo! >> steve: woo! >> jimmy: but first, let's get to some news here. here's what everyone talking about. big news out of washington today -- president obama announced that the u.s. is working to improve its relationship with cuba in an effort to normalize full diplomatic relationships. yeah. for instance, today, they released one of our prisoners and in return, we sent back one of their shortstops. [ laughter and applause ] that's the way it works. that's right. the white house will ease diplomatic relations with cuba. when asked how he'll celebrate, obama was like, "i'm going to smoke a cuban ci -- dammit. i'm going to smoke a regular -- oh, geeze. i'm going to drink some water, i guess? [ laughter ] i can't do anything any more. i can't have fun. i can't do anything." [ laughter and applause ] can't do anything. some more international news, i read that despite russia's move to raise interest rates this week, the value of the ruble has continued to crash. and then putin was like -- [ putin impression ] "whew, good thing i put all my
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money in beanie babies." [ laughter ] that's right. the russian economy is in pretty rough shape. i mean, russia is so broke -- >> steve: how broke is it? [ inaudible ] >> thank you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: everyone said four different things. [ laughter ] russia is so broke -- >> steve: how broke is it? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: is it how broke is it or how broke are they? >> steve: oh, geeze. [ laughter ] i didn't know this was a a grammar test. >> jimmy: i'm sorry. [ laughter ] how broke are they, that's what you say, right? >> steve: all right. >> jimmy: can't we just have fun any more? i mean, really? [ laughter ] there's so many rules. >> steve: everybody's got to be correcting everybody. mr. rule book. can't drink on the job. can't go pants-less. forget it. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: you never could go pants-less. anyways. [ laughter ] he's doing it tonight. well, you can't see. guys, russia is -- have you heard this? russia is so broke -- >> steve: how broke are they? >> jimmy: russia is so broke, russian men can only afford to put on one bottle of cologne every day.
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♪ [ applause ] russia -- russia is so broke -- >> steve: how broke are they? >> jimmy: edward snowden has to put government secrets on craigslist. ♪ [ laughter and applause ] russia is so broke -- >> audience: how broke are they? >> jimmy: the russian mail order bride catalog is now bigger than restoration hardware. i mean -- [ laughter and applause ] ♪ russia is so broke -- >> audience: how broke are they? >> jimmy: thank you for asking. [ laughter ] you know those little russian nesting dolls? >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: they had to put the smallest one up for adoption. >> steve: oh my gosh. [ laughter and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: bad scene all around. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: that is broke. >> jimmy: was it worth it? i don't know if it was worth it. >> steve: dire financial times. totally worth it. >> jimmy: i'm not sure. i'm not sure. [ laughter ] you guys see this? in a new interview, president obama said that he recently deejayed a small dance party at the white house. [ laughter ] obama has a lot in common with deejays. he takes requests and then completely ignores them. [ laughter and applause ] i heard what you said. i heard what you said, but i'm going to do something else. he deejayed a small dance party at the white house, yeah.
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well, as opposed to the usual white house dance party when biden reenacts the scene from "risky business." ♪ ♪ [ rhythmic clapping ] ♪ ♪ >> steve: james! [ music stops ] [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ [ music stops ] aohs >> steve: oh! [ laughter ] [ somber music ] ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ it was my father's. he played it, played it on the streets trying to earn money for our family. he spent most -- [ music switches ] ♪
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[ rhythmic clapping ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: put that away. so silly. guys, this hacking scandal over at sony keeps getting crazier and crazier. recent emails released just show that "jeopardy" host alex trebek actually threatened to leave the show during a a testy standoff with sony execs. yeah. you can definitely tell he's threatening to leave by some of the recent "jeopardy" categories i saw the other night. look at this one. "hosts who are getting too old for this [ bleep ]." [ laughter ] i mean, these are categories. "things steve harvey probably doesn't have to put up with." [ laughter ] finally, "a finger i'm currently holding up." i mean, i saw that and i thought there's got to be problems. [ cheers and applause ] some celebrity news. ryan seacrest confirmed that he is now single after his relationship with model shayna therese taylor recently came to an end. the weirdest part was when he handed her a mic and let her sing one more song before she had to leave. [ laughter ]
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here she is, everyone, for the last time, my ex-girlfriend. here's a local story here. new york governor andrew cuomo signed a bill this week which bans all cosmetic piercings and tattoos on pets. [ light laughter ] pets are like, "okay, but removing my testicles is still okay? that's fine? [ laughter ] you can do that and i can't get a -- can i get a tattoo of my testicles where they were? i can't? [ laughter and applause ] make sure what the rules are here." >> steve: thanks. >> jimmy: and finally, i don't know what to think of this. i heard that indianapolis colts quarterback andrew luck sincerely compliments other players when he gets sacked, which confuses his opponents. [ light laughter ] it's a pretty good strategy. i mean, nothing is going to freak out a guy who is on top of you like saying, "nice sack, man." [ laughter and applause ] we have a great show. give it up for the roots, everybody! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: hey! i love that guy. that's right. that's newly crowned champion of "the voice," craig wayne boyd right there! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] congratulations, buddy. >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: congratulations. oh, my gosh. another big win for blake shelton, too. >> yeah. >> jimmy: adam must be so mad right now. he's so mad. congratulations on that and we look forward to your album sometime this year? >> yes, of course. >> jimmy: i'm so psyched, buddy. congrats, that's great. >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: thank you for being here, please. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] he's the champ. that's the guy right there. he's got the goods. it's been a great week so far but there's more ahead. tomorrow night, amy adams will be here. [ cheers and applause ] amy and i are going to go head to head in a holiday edition of flip cup. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: that's right. then on friday, ben stiller,
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bree larson and damon wayans will all be stopping by on friday. [ cheers and applause ] damon wayans is going to do stand-up. >> steve: he's going to do stand-up? >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: he's the coolest. yeah, i love that guy. but first, we have a giant show tonight. we've been waiting for this man to come visit us on "the tonight show" and it's finally happened. we're so psyched. one of the greatest songwriters and musicians of all-time. one of my personal heroes. sir paul mccartney is here tonight! what? come on! [ cheers and applause ] plus -- >> steve: wait. there's more? >> jimmy: there's more. these two are incredibly talented performers on their own. they're even better together. tony bennett and lady gaga are joining us tonight! >> steve: what? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there's their album right there. they're going to perform a a medley from their grammy-nominated jazz album, "cheek to cheek." come on, you can't beat that. >> steve: that's crazy. >> jimmy: i'm so psyched. this is so awesome. every year, guys, you know a a bunch of new words get added to the dictionary, right? but what you may not know is they also add new definitions to some existing words. i'll show you what i mean in a a new segment we call "tonight
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show dictionary." here we go. ♪ "tonight show" dictionary "tonight show" dictionary, ah ♪ >> jimmy: thank you. this first one is -- "liquor store." that's defined as -- "an establishment that specializes in the sale of alcoholic beverages." the new definition -- "your only shot of making it through christmas with your family." [ laughter ] see what i'm saying? >> steve: yeah. they add definitions to it. >> jimmy: yes, new defintions, yeah. here we have -- "auld lang syne." the original definition is "times long past, often sung on new year's eve." new definition is "song everybody pretends they know the words to." [ laughter ] ♪ should old acquaintance be forgot ♪ [ mumbling ] [ laughter ] ♪ should old acquaintance be forget keep your eye on the grand old flag ♪ [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: great song. next word is "platinum." defined as, "formerly, the color of justin bieber's records." [ laughter ] new definition -- "currently,
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the color of justin bieber's hair." he's gone platinum. he's gone platinum. he's pulling it off. [ laughter and applause ] next up, we have "snail mail." the original definition is "an archaic form of correspondence, using letters handwritten onto paper." new definition is -- "how sony employees will communicate from now on." this is very smart. smarter that way, yeah. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: don't write what can be said. >> jimmy: after that, we have "peach." the original definition is "a round juicy fruit covered in a a thin layer of fuzz." new definition is "a nectarine going through puberty." [ laughter ] yeah, a new definition. >> steve: i didn't know that. wow. >> jimmy: oxford, i don't know who's doing it. >> steve: yeah, i don't know who's doing them. these are new definitions. >> jimmy: new definitions, yeah. this next word is "thanks." everyone knows what that means. it's a phrase often said in appreciation after receiving a a compliment. new definition is -- "praise often said in sarcasm after receiving a secret santa gift." [ laughter and applause ] thanks.
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it's a $5 starbucks gift card. >> steve: oh, great. >> jimmy: that'll get me half a a latte. thank you so much. [ laughter ] and finally, there is "prison." the original definition for that is "a dark depressing place full of miserable people from which there's no escape." the new definition is "your parents' house on christmas weekend." there you go. that's it for "tonight show dictionary." [ cheers and applause ] that's it right there. that's what we gotta do. guys, we have exactly five shows left before we go on christmas break, which means it's time for a new "tonight show" tradition. it's time for 12 days of christmas sweaters! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ 12 days of christmas sweaters five days left ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's right. every show between now and christmas, we're giving one lucky audience member a a breathtaking christmas sweater from our countdown to christmas cabinet. now, since there are five shows left, let's open door number five. [ drum roll ] [ cheers ] oh, wow. ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] nice quality, heavy too. let's see who is going to go home with tonight's sweater. everyone look at your seat number, all right? if i call your number, i need you to jump up and let me know where you are. quest, can i get a drum roll, please? [ drum roll ] who wants me to pick their number? [ cheers and applause ] all right, here we go! here we go! 207! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] hey, right there! fantastic. ♪ hi! how are you? >> good. how are you? >> jimmy: congratulations. there you go. hey. >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: what is your name? >> my name is emily. >> jimmy: emily, what? >> montic. >> jimmy: emily montic. where are you from, emily? >> long island. >> jimmy: long island. oh, my gosh, big commute. >> yeah, really close.
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[ cheers ] >> jimmy: i know it gets cold on long island. >> it does. >> jimmy: gets very cold. you need a sweater to stay warm this holiday season. look at this guy. how about this guy right here? do you have one of these? >> i love it. no, i don't. >> jimmy: you don't? >> i'm so glad that i now do. >> jimmy: yeah, so is america. [ laughter ] do you want to try it on? would you love -- >> of course, yes. >> jimmy: this is very exciting. [ light laughter ] oh, it fits perfectly. >> oh, my gosh. it's a great fit. >> jimmy: it fits perfect, yeah. i can just tell. this is it. oh, my gosh. >> this is the one. >> jimmy: look at this. oh, my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] beautiful, beautiful. it's beautiful. it's subtle. >> it is. it's perfect. >> jimmy: it goes with nothing. it goes with nothing, so congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: thank you so much. hey, guys? guys, i'm in the spirit of giving. [ cheers ] we're about to give away some amazing stuff. it's time for "tonight show" stocking stuffers! ♪ hey girl i want to stuff your sock tonight ♪ ♪ stocking stuffers ooh, yeah ♪
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>> jimmy: oh, my goodness. that's right. all this week we're giving away an awesome gift to every single person in our studio audience. [ cheers and applause ] yeah! are you guys ready for this one? this is good. [ cheers and applause ] here to tell you what you'll be taking home tonight, please welcome, the audience give away carolers. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome, guys. thank you so much for being here. whenever you're ready. ♪ you're getting an ipad ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about! an ipad 2 right there, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ipad 2, check it out. music, movies, everything. i love it. enjoy them!
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: our first guest this evening is my favorite songwriter of all time. he's also one of the biggest stars in the history of music. he always has something cool and new to talk about. right now, it's his song "hope for the future" from the gigantic video game, destiny. please give a warm "tonight show" welcome to sir paul mccartney! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: paul mccartney! yes!
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[ cheers and applause ] that's the way to do it. that is the way to do it. you know you can do whatever you want to do on the show. if you want to host, you can host. you can come sit behind here, yeah. you're paul mccartney. welcome, welcome, welcome. thank you for coming to the show. >> thank you, jim. thank you. >> jimmy: happy holidays to you. >> yeah. >> jimmy: we have the roots over there. yeah. >> yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: last time i -- last time we hung out -- it was around the holidays. -- you helped me out on "saturday night live." we came out -- i went out and actually we sang a song together in the monologue. i appreciate you helping me out with that. thank you. >> it was very good. >> jimmy: thank you. >> you did keep trying to harmonize. [ laughter ] which you're very good at, but you threw me. you threw me. [ laughter ] every time you sing, we say "are you gonna sing in unison" and he's goes, "la la la." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i go to -- i go, "dude, what happened?" 'cause like, i was nervous, 'cause you're you. and i go -- [ laughter ] and i go, we're singing "have yourself a merry little christmas" and i go, "do you want me to harmonize?" and you go, "yeah." and i go -- i go, "wow, you do?"
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and you go, "no, i don't but i know you're going to do it anyway, so go ahead." [ laughter and applause ] all right. happy holidays to you. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i love seeing you. i always think of you during the holidays because my favorite christmas song is "wonderful christmas time." >> you like that, don't you? >> jimmy: it's my favorite! yeah. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ the choir of children sing -- ♪ >> jimmy: i love that one. do you have any favorites? >> favorite christmas songs? >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, you know -- "chestnuts roasting on an open fire." >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> "christmas song" by nat king cole. >> jimmy: yeah! that's a good version. >> the favorite, i think, yeah. >> jimmy: that's the version. >> and "wonderful christmas time" by paul mccartney. >> jimmy: oh, my god! that's my favorite! that's my favorite! he's my favorite! yeah, yeah, yeah. >> that's one of my favorites too, yeah. >> jimmy: i have a photo of -- these photos just got unearthed. i don't know where they were. but, anyways, this is a battle of the bands in 1961. and it's -- the beatles playing there. and there's about 18 people that showed up to see you. [ laughter ] i mean, is that unbelievable?
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>> yeah. that was one of our bigger gigs. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: do you remember this at all? >> yeah, you know, that's the thing. everyone thinks beatles were always, big but that's not true. we were little at one point. >> jimmy: yeah. [ audience awws ] there they were, the little beatles, everybody. [ laughter ] look at -- this is cool. this is cool. this is a rock star. come on, paul mccartney! [ cheers and applause ] that's it right there! >> you can do that. >> jimmy: i mean, you're going through the feelings. very tiny feelings. >> yeah. that was when they were throwing coins at us. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: telling you to get off. telling you to get off the stage. >> yeah, but we just picked them up and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's how you made your money. big news. it was just announced that ringo starr is getting inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. finally! [ cheers and applause ] fantastic! >> yeah, truly, yeah. >> jimmy: he's the last beatle to be inducted, right? >> that's right, yeah. >> jimmy: you've all been inducted. >> well i was talking to a a friend, and he said, "did you hear that brian epstein is getting inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame?" i said, "oh, that's great," because he was the beatles
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manager. i said, "that's great." he said, "yeah, but ringo's not in yet." i said, "whoa, wait a minute. we can't have that." >> jimmy: that doesn't make any sense at all. >> not really. >> jimmy: it really doesn't. it's crazy. >> i mean, the rock and roll hall of fame, you got to put ringo in. >> jimmy: i mean, he's rock and roll all the way. absolutely. >> he's very famous. >> jimmy: he is very famous. [ laughter ] ringo's very famous, yeah. do you have a favorite ringo solo? >> i like "back off boogaloo." >> jimmy: yeah, that's a good one. >> "it don't come easy." >> jimmy: "it don't come easy" is good. these ones are -- he's like the first beatle to come out with, like, hit after hit really fast. >> yeah, he did. yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> well -- [ laughter ] i don't hold that against him. >> jimmy: but do you do -- everyone has kind of a ringo impression. do you do ringo? >> no, you do. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, he always talks like that. he speaks low, you know. >> i mean, you know, that's the thing. people, you know -- when they do impressions of us, they think we're all like talk like that, you know?
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>> jimmy: well, that's what i do. when i do you, i have to slip into you because you're very cheery. and i love when you do that, you know. [ laughter ] you know you do that. it's very exciting. and you come out, and it's like that. and sometimes, you do this. >> do i do that? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah, you do that. i dream about it, man. [ applause ] >> ringo's deeper and very, "hello, how are you," like that. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> and john was very like talking like that almost like he's talking at you. he's quickly talking like that. and george was -- george is the trick turkey beatle. >> jimmy: tricky voice. i can't really do george. [ laughter ] i can't really do george. no, no. but you, i was going to say you do a fantastic paul mccartney. you are really one of the best paul mccartney impersonators. i mean, ever! [ cheers and applause ] >> well -- >> jimmy: i want to talk about the video game. i want to talk about the new song. more with paul mccartney after the break, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back! everybody, we're hanging out with a beatle, sir paul mccartney himself, right here! [ cheers and applause ] his new song "hope for the future" from the giant new video game "destiny" is available everywhere. "hope for the future," gosh i love it so much. it reminds me of "live and let die." >> well, you know, it's like for a big blockbuster film, stroke, video game. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so, uh. >> jimmy: it is. >> you know. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, hey. so you do -- i told you, you do that. you do it all the -- >> i do it once. you're killing me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm sorry. yeah. >> jimmy: no, but you -- i know i'm a gamer, i love video games, i saw "destiny" was coming out. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's very exciting because i got the new system. i am 40 years old, but still, i love it. but i saw the game coming out. it's going to be the new halo. and i go, oh great, i'm going to get it, i'm so excited. and then somebody goes, and paul mccartney is doing a song for it. and i go, the soundtrack. and i go -- this is like, my birthday this is like the greatest thing ever. [ laughter ] and i heard the song and i go, this is unbelievable, this is amazing. >> and i've got to get it. [ paul mccartney impression ]
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>> jimmy: i've got to get it. that's what i said. [ laughter ] i didn't know which one to get, xbox or playstation, so i got them both. [ laughter ] i'm sorry, i won't do that anymore. it's disrespectful. [ laughter ] you know i love you. uh, yeah. jimmy fallon gets punched by paul mccartney. [ laughter ] no disrespect. but i was thinking about it, because now the game came out and it sold i want to say it made like $335 million the first five days of sales and that's bigger than movies. >> that's the thing about these games these days. yeah, you know. and that's why i did it. >> jimmy: yeah! [ laughter and applause ] you don't plan that. [ cheers and applause ] you don't plan on doing it. but i know you always do different things. you always have done with the beatles. you had a cartoon movie, you had "yellow submarine." then you come out wings was one of the first bands to ever do like, an arena tour. no one did arenas and giant stadiums. you did you that first. you're always doing something different. you did rock band, beatles rock band, before, right when rockband came out, i was like oh, my god, 3-d beatles. it was so fun. i was you for awhile. >> yeah.
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[ laughter ] >> jimmy: i always played leftie. >> i can't play it, that's the trouble. >> jimmy: you're not good at rockband? >> no, are you kidding? it's very hard. >> i would love to see you play rockband and be bad at music. i'm like, well how is paul mccartney ever bad. >> my grandkids play and they kill me every time. >> jimmy: you're like, i'm me! [ laughter ] >> but, yeah, no, but i say, "but i wrote it." [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: exactly. tell them, what's up! [ cheers and applause ] now go to bed! go to bed. yeah, exactly. punk. so i heard the song and i go, oh, it's beautiful, it's a a great song. and it's actually, meaningful in purpose to this video game as well. >> thank you. thanks jim. >> jimmy: and i'm thinking "live and let die." it reminds me of that. and i was going to ask you, because the bond movies, they must -- they come up to you and they approach you and they go would you like to, please, would you write a song for us. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and they give you the title, do they? no. >> yeah. oh, yeah. you can't change the title. >> jimmy: i thought you only lived once twice. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: some type of james bond-y twist to it. yeah. so you, you look forward to do it. >> yeah. i mean, the thing is it depends how you think of songwriting. i kind of think of it in a way like a craft.
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>> jimmy: yeah. >> so i like writing songs, very personal songs just for me. but i also like it when someone asks me like that, you know, will you do a song for us? >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah. [ laughter ] >> but yeah, because then it's like -- >> jimmy: a challenge? >> yeah, it's a bit of a a challenge. and i like it, yeah. so they gave me "live and let die" and i thought, how am i going to write a song called "live and let die?" >> jimmy: yeah. >> but then you know, i read the book, sat down at the piano. >> jimmy: and that was the jam, there you go. >> writing the jam. >> jimmy: and it's still, yeah. i just love that you do stuff like this. i love that you always do something different and fun. and it's like that's why we love you. because you just don't stop. and you're like, yeah, i'm going to do this, yeah, i'm going to do that. and i just saw you on tour was it last year and you blew me away. i forget. now i'm going to forget what song it was, but you were playing the piano and the piano just keeps rising. i go, well that's cool. getting taller. and it then it just keeps rising, i go, that's cool. he's like ten feet off the ground. and it kept rising and you're like 300 feet off the stage. [ laughter ] i go this thing stops or he goes through the roof. yeah. >> i don't know what you were on, jim, but -- [ laughter and applause ]
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>> jimmy: it wasn't moving at all? >> it was moving but there was no piano. >> jimmy: there was no piano? >> there was no piano involved. >> jimmy: it was in colorado and it was legal there, paul. it's legal. [ laughter ] i want to show everyone what the world of the video game "destiny" looks like. and here's some of paul's song for it. "hope for the future." ♪ hope for the future is coming soon enough how much can we achieve ♪ ♪ hope for the future it will belong to us if we believe ♪ >> jimmy: was that a 3-d camera? [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah. thank you. >> jimmy: you've now created a a hologram. that's what i'm talking about. >> i am a hologram. >> jimmy: you have. is that like a real 3-d camera they used for that though? >> no, it's a fake one, yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: very, very smart. you guys, paul mccartney, the real one, not a hologram. [ cheers and applause ] right there. "hope for the future," check it out. go pick it up right now. we're talking to lady gaga and tony bennett after the break! come on back everybody.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guests are both music icons, who share 22 grammy awards between them. wow. their jazz album, "cheek to cheek", debuted at number one and was just nominated for a a grammy itself right there. and on december 30th, they'll kick off an international concert tour in las vegas. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to our show tony bennett and lady gaga! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. please, welcome, welcome, welcome. >> thank you. >> jimmy: here, i'll help you up here. oh, my gosh, you look gorgeous. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: beautiful, beautiful. oh, my gosh. >> hello, new york! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah. you're familiar with these few people right here. gosh, you guys look great. i got to say, this is exciting that you did this and you came together and made this thing. >> thank you. >> jimmy: where did you meet? how did it come about? i don't see you guys hanging out in the same places. [ laughter ] >> you want me to tell them? >> you tell them. >> okay, well we were performing -- i was performing at the robin hood charity event in new york. it's a wonderful event to raise money for all the impoverished people in new york. which is very important to take care of all the people who are struggling. >> jimmy: absolutely, sure. [ cheers and applause ] robin hood is great. i know. >> so i was singing that night, and i decided to sing some standards because you know there was a lot of rich people in the audience. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i hear you. very smart, yeah. know your audience. >> i thought they might like it. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so i was singing some songs. and then, after the show was over, they said mr. bennett
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would like to meet you and i said oh, i can't believe that tony bennett watched me sing a a standard. what was i thinking? >> jimmy: yeah. like, i can't do that. yeah. tony bennett's the master, yeah. >> and then we met backstage. he wanted to meet me, and i brought my family. and it was so wonderful. and he asked me right then and there to make a record, and i said yes. >> jimmy: i mean, come on. and now here it is, "cheek to cheek". congratulations! [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: that's so good. i mean, and you also hang out outside of recording. you guys became fast friends because you're both new yorkers. which is good. which is good. tony, you once told me this story that you took advice once from a cabbie. a cab driver gave you advice, right? >> right. i got in a new york cab driver, and years ago, they had great personalities, driving the cabs. >> jimmy: absolutely, yeah. >> and he said, "oh, you're an entertainer." he said, "all these entertainers -- all you entertainers are lousy." [ laughter ] i said -- >> jimmy: i love new york. >> i said, "what do you mean by that?" and he said, well, it's not like the old days where people never --
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once they use microphones, he said, everybody's a phony. he said you have to sing without a microphone. >> real theater. >> jimmy: yeah, like ethel merman would sing without -- they would just fill the hall or whatever. so sing without a microphone. great advice. >> so to this day, whenever i'm in an acoustical hall, in concert, i sing without the microphone. >> jimmy: do you really? >> and people remember that more than the whole show. >> it's always at the end of the show. it's amazing. >> jimmy: is that right? no way! >> yes, it is. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love that you took that advice. >> and he's very cute. he does this thing too when it's over. you know, it's like he sings out and it fills the whole theater. then he goes -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. that's show business. he knows how to do it. absolutely, yeah. i love that. lady gaga, have you ever taken advice from a stranger? >> well, yes. but i -- you know i think my story is probably less classy than tony's. >> jimmy: no, that's not true. >> well -- so you know so i get invites a
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a lot, because you know -- some people -- many people don't know what i look like, because i like to change so much. >> jimmy: of course. >> and i was at the clermont lounge in atlanta, the strip club. >> jimmy: of course. yeah, yeah, of course. >> i was on a date. and -- >> jimmy: great place for a a date. >> yes, it was very romantic. chivalry. and the night was called, "where strippers go to die." so it's like with this like this -- >> jimmy: i remember that year, yeah. that was a good score, yeah. >> i think the woman must have been, you know, 65-70 years old, that it was stripping, and she was fabulous. but she was doing something to "poker face". that she was like doing this whole fade, you know? you know, she had no panties on. and it was -- you know, it was -- i'm sorry, tony. >> that's alright. >> jimmy: earmuffs. earmuffs, yeah. >> she leans over and she goes, you know that lady gaga? i mean, she can really sing. i mean if she just took all those clothes off and she just sang, she would be great. and i was going, mm-hmm. okay well, you've certainly taken all your clothes off. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah.
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you've done quite enough, yeah. >> so you know -- you know, maybe in some ways i took her advice. you know? >> jimmy: did you finally tell her that it was you? >> i did at the end. and then she asked me to sign a a beer can that she crushed between her breasts. >> jimmy: oh, what a nice lady. what a nice lady. i just want to say -- >> it's showbiz! >> jimmy: it's showbiz. and i want to -- i want to thank my mother for giving you that advice. [ laughter ] she has been stripping for -- 30 years in the business, everybody. 30 years working in the business. she's a dancer. [ laughter ] well, this is -- so, you guys -- these are all jazz standards. and tonight you're going to do a medley for us, is that right? >> well a medley's technically three songs. we're doing two. >> jimmy: you learn something new every day. okay. wow. >> we're going to be singing "cheek to cheek." >> jimmy: okay. >> and we're going to be singing "it don't mean a a thing." >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. that's what i'm talking about right there. i'm so thankful, i'm so grateful that you're here. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jimmy: oh, congrats on the tour.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: we're honored to have our next guests here to play some songs for us from their new grammy-nominated album, "cheek to cheek." once again, tony bennett and lady gaga, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ heaven i'm in heaven and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak ♪ ♪ and i seem to find the happiness i seek ♪
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♪ when we're out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ heaven yes i'm in heaven and the cares that hung around me ♪ ♪ through the week ♪ seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak ♪ ♪ when we're out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ oh i love to climb a mountain and to reach the highest peak ♪ ♪ but it doesn't thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ and i love to go out fishing in a river or a creek ♪ ♪ but it doesn't thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ dance with me i want my arm about you
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the charm about you will carry me through ♪ ♪ to heaven heaven yes i'm in heaven i'm in heaven ♪ ♪ and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak ♪ ♪ and i seem to find the happiness i seek when we're out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ >> brian newman. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> that's right, baby! take it! ♪ dance with me i want my arm about you the charm about you will carry me through ♪ ♪ to heaven i'm in heaven ♪
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♪ and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak ♪ ♪ and i seem to find the happiness i seek ♪ ♪ oh tony when we're out together dancing ♪ ♪ out together dancing out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ [ scatting ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ oh it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ♪ ♪ doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah ♪ ♪ no it don't mean a thing all you gotta do is swing ♪ ♪ doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah ♪ ♪ it makes no difference if it's sweet or it's hot
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give it all the rhythm that you got ♪ >> that's right, tony. ♪ oh it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ♪ ♪ doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah tony ga-ga ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ makes no difference if it's sweet or hot give it all the rhythm that you got ♪ ♪ oh it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ♪ ♪ doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah ♪ ♪ doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah ♪ ♪ doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah doo-wah ♪ [ scatting ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh! oh! that is the way to do it right there!
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oh, my goodness. thank you so much. fantastic! oh, my goodness! tony bennett! lady gaga! [ cheers and applause ] oh, wow. starting december 30th in las vegas. visit for exclusive photos, performance. we'll be right back, ladies and gentlemen. i mean -- [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to sir paul mccartney! tony bennett! lady gaga! craig wayne boyd, right there. congratulations, buddy. sitting in with the roots from philadelphia, right there, ladies and gentlemen, playing all night. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you so much for watching. have great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. buh-bye, everybody. thank you! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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