tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC November 2, 2016 12:38am-1:38am EDT
that's right. there's exactly one week until election day and this is probably a bad sign, but that's where the calendar just stops. [ laughter ] house speaker paul ryan told reporters today that he voted for donald trump. and i think we actually have a clip of paul ryan heading to the polls. ? [ laughter ] >> seth: tough day for that dude. it's a tough day. [ applause ] at yesterday's halloween at the white house event, on the south lawn, president obama sang "purple rain" to a young boy who came dressed as prince. said that young boy, "i'm supposed to be hillary." [ laughter ] at the white house halloween party yesterday, the president and first lady did the dance from michael jackson's
from "risky business." [ laughter and applause ] ted cruz posted a photo on twitter last night of himself dressed as the phantom of the opera for halloween. [ audience ohs ] said trick-or-treaters, "ah! we can still see half your face!" [ laughter ] a pennsylvania rapper who has a song called "sell drugs" was arrested this week for allegedly selling narcotics. [ light laughter ] song called "lose cases." [ laughter ] that's even worse. imagine. the world's oldest person, who turns 117 this month, revealed that she eats two raw eggs every single day. when asked why, she said, "because no one will cook them for me." [ laughter ]
[ light laughter ] google has announced it's partnering with the new "harry potter" spinoff to create an app that will allow fans to use spells to control their phones. hopefully it includes the spell "group textus removus." [ laughter ] the u.s. department of agriculture has approved production of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the irish potato famine. and just in the nick of time. "does anyone know how to cook eggs?" [ light laughter ] and finally, google is reportedly working on an update to the mobile version of its chrome web browser to make it easier for people to use one handed. so i guess they're finally admitting what most people are using the internet for. [ laughter and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a
he is an incredible actor. he is an academy award-winning musician. he has a new album called "black america again." common is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] she's the star and creator of a fantastic new show on fx, "better things." the very funny, the wonderful pamela adlon is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and we have music tonight from one of my all time favorites, john prine with iris dement. and you are absolutely going to love it. without hyperbole, the most excited i've been for a musical guest. this was -- john prine was someone who really was the sound track of growing up in my house, in the meyers family. my parents actually flew down for the show tonight. so there are some real luminaries in the house tonight, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] there they are. and they're excited. dad wore the good coat! also --
you guys, this news broke a while ago. i have a baby now. i have a kid. [ cheers ] and he's 7 months old, so you don't have to do the math to know -- or you can, but first halloween was yesterday, which is very exciting. and he went as a lamb. there he is. [ audience aws ] check out -- check out baby ashe. i showed this to one of my writers, who said it looked like this was a mug shot -- [ laughter ] -- that t and we do have a dog named frisbee. and you can bet that my wife got frisbee in on the act. there they are. [ audience aws ] ashe wore his costume all day. frisbee wore that for about two and a half minutes before she tore it off her head. and here they are. here's my wife. here's my wonderful wife, alexi and ashe out trick-or-treating. [ audience aws ] [ applause ] and i asked my wife, "how was trick-or-treating?"
and i said, "don't say 'we.' he didn't see her." [ light laughter ] "how was trick-or-treating?" he said, "we saw the girl from 'divorced.'" [ light laughter ] because he's not old enough to have seen "sex and the city." [ laughter ] he wouldn't have known it! he can't possibly know what that show is yet. all right, you guys, before we move on to all of our fantastic guests, which i'm very much looking forward to, one thing about donald trump that's become very clear throughout this underestimated the incredible amount of public scrutiny he'd get as a presidential candidate. and now that scrutiny may be hurting him in the place he cares about the most, his wallet. for more on this it's time for "a closer look." ? [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: remember, before he became a presidential candidate, donald trump was a blustery new york city businessman known mostly to voters not for the person he was behind closed doors, but for the character he
and as he has often reminded us in recent weeks, back then life was so much easier. >> i used to get such good publicity, folks. now, i mean, it's like -- it's incredible. i used to get -- my life was so simple. my life was so simple. i had a beautiful, simple life. >> seth: that of course is a line from the classic donald trump christmas movie "it's a beautiful, simple life, so beautiful, like you wouldn't believe, the simplest and most beautiful life, everybody says so." [ cheers and applause ] and of course, i don't need to tell you that in that film every time a bell rings a victoria secret angel gets groped. [ laughter ] but of course, this long campaign unearthed for public view all kinds of deeply unflattering information about trump's business record -- from his six bankruptcies to his loss of nearly $1 billion in 1995. just last night, "the new york times" reported that trump avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable
maneuver so legally dubious it was later outlawed by congress. i have a feeling if trump becomes president a lot of laws are going to be passed to outlaw his behavior. for example, congress is going to have to pass a bill making it illegal to force female senators to wear a sash with the state they're from. [ light laughter ] basically trump pressured his financial backers to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. now that forgiven debt would normally have counted as income that trump would have had to pay taxes on. way to simply avoid reporting any of that cancelled debt to the i.r.s., allowing him to avoid paying income taxes he might otherwise have owed on books, tv shows, or branding deals. trump avoided paying taxes on his books? if anything, he should have had to pay people to read his books. because one of his books is actually called "think big and kick ass in business and life," which is still number one on "the new york times" list of bestselling books for wall street bankers to snort cocaine off.
now trump's defense for this kind of tax dodging has basically been to blame hillary clinton. >> after years of failure, she complains about how i've used the tax laws of this country to my benefit. then i ask a simple question, why didn't she ever try to change those laws so i couldn't use them? >> seth: that's kind of like saying, "yes, i strangled her, but it's her fault for having a neck." [ laughter ] but it wasn't just his business record that was central to his brand before he got into this race. there was also the impression that because trump was wealthy he must also be smart. but the image of trump as a genius billionaire has also been undercut during this campaign, most recently by his own campaign aides who talk about him the way you talk about a child. just look at what his campaign manager, kellyanne conway, said recently about her strategy for getting trump not to tweet nasty things. quote, "you have these people
i would say, 'here are a couple of cool things we should tweet today.' [ laughter ] it's like saying to someone 'how about having two brownies and not six?'" [ light laughter ] and that really encapsulates where we are in this election. it counts as a victory to convince someone to only eat two brownies. but how do you get an unruly child to agree to eat two brownies instead of six? by tricking them into thinking it was their idea in the first place. in fact, one trump donor came up with a helpful acronym to explain trump's refusal to accept any ideas that ar quote, "trump has the following personality -- n.i.h, n.f.w. meaning 'if it's not invented here, then it's no [ bleep ] way.'" [ laughter ] man, that is a.r.s.f.a., a really stupid [ bleep ] acronym. [ laughter and applause ] trump -- trump of course is also famously resistant to listening to other people. but conway said she discovered another way to get advice across to him -- go on tv. quote, "a way you can
on tv to communicate." they have to go on tv and then make trump watch it to communicate with him. which explains this recent episode of "dora the explorer." >> stay on message. stop tweeting at 3:00 in the morning. [ light laughter ] >> stop attacking women on their appearance! >> please don't deport me. por favor, no me deporte. [ laughter ] >> seth: so even by his own campaign's account -- [ applause ] -- trump is a child who has to be manipulated to listen to his aide and then there's trump's philanthropy. on the surface, trump seemed like a generous supporter of charitable causes, but again, now that he's running for president reporters have unearthed unflattering stories about that charitable giving that undercut the image he projected. like this story reported over the weekend by "washington post" reporter david fahrenthold. >> this charity in new york, the association to benefit children, that was having a ribbon-cutting for a new nursery school for children with aids in 1996. trump hadn't given them money. he wasn't invited to the fundraiser. he was not a donor at all, but he showed up anyway and actually
he sat there through the whole thing, pretended like he was a donor. when the whole ceremony is over, and the photographer stopped taking pictures, he left and didn't offer any money. >> seth: he showed up at a benefit for children with aids and pretended to be a donor. that sounds like a story line from an episode of "curb your enthusiasm." [ laughter ] "what? the chair was empty, so i took the chair! there was an empty chair!" "you're a [ bleep ] ass[ bleep ], larry! you're a [ bleep ] ass[ bleep ]!" [ laughter and applause ] and that's just one of the stories in this new report. in 1997, for example, trump was principal for a day at a public school in an impoverished area of the bronx. the chess team was holding a bake sale. the "post" reports that trump had brought something to wow them. he handed them a fake million dollar bill. the team's parents' volunteers were thrilled, then disappointment. trump then gave them $200 in real money and drove away in a limousine. [ light laughter ] did he also do donuts in the limo while yelling "suck it" out
so the character trump played in tabloids and on tv of a generous, intelligent billionaire has been undercut by his presidential campaign. and now there are signs that the one thing he cares about most, his brand, is hurting as a result. >> signs are emerging that trump's campaign may be hurting his billion-dollar business. >> at some manhattan buildings bearing the trump name, residents now petitioning to have the golden letters removed. >> there are signs trump's white house bid is hurting his brand. his latest hotel not called trump at all. instead, scion. >> seth: wow, his new hotel isn't named after him. that is heartbreaking. trump loved putting his name on buildings. he's like the tyler perry of real estate. [ light laughter ] and as madea would say, "it's a lurvely hurtel." [ laughter ] this has been tyler perry's "a closer look." ? we'll be right back with common. [ cheers and applause ]
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hannah welton is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much for being here, hannah. our first guest tonight is a rapper and actor who you know from his work in the films "barbershop 3" and "selma", for which he won an academy award for best original song. his latest album, "black america again", is out this friday. please welcome to the show, common. [ cheers and applause ] ? >> seth: welcome. >> how you doing, bro? >> seth: i'm good. i'm so happy to have you here. >> grateful to be here. thank you for having me. >> seth: so i want to start with this. i know you're from chicago. i know you're a white sox fan. >> yes. >> seth: can a white sox fan root for the cubs in a time like this? >> yes. a white sox fan has to root for the cubs. >> seth: okay. >> even though there's some hardcore white sox fans who will not root for the cubs and root against them. >> seth: but you are trying to bridge this gap.
>> seth: yeah. >> and, um, chicago -- i'm from chicago. i want to see the cubs win. a hundred years, man? [ cheers and applause ] a hundred years. come on. >> seth: i think even if you didn't like the cubs, if they win they can finally stop being victims and be so irritating all the time about "we're cursed!" they can just be quiet. >> we need that and even with bartman, you know -- >> seth: yeah. it would be nice to see him be you know free of that. >> redeemed. redemption, yeah. >> seth: redeemed. now you -- i did not know this about you. you were a ball boy for the chicago bulls back in the day. >> yeah. then, right? >> yeah. i was 12 years old and that's exactly when michael jordan first -- he got drafted when i was the ball boy for the bulls. >> seth: that's an incredible time to be doing that. now is it all glitz and glamour being a ball boy or is there an underside? >> i mean, you know it looks good. you're on tv, you know, at the time and you're like, "i'm on tv." but you're picking up jock straps also. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> that's not glamorous. >> seth: that's not glamorous. no. >> especially old sweaty ones after a game. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah, that's not great. and would you&-- was there any
anything? >> oh, well, you know, because i was -- like, after a few games, because i was the visiting team's ball boy, i would get shoes from isiah thomas, magic johnson, larry bird, and michael jordan. and i would use these shoes -- because i couldn't fit them. i would use them to barter with my teachers sometimes, because my teachers -- [ light laughter ] my teachers, when i would get in trouble at school, i would say, you know, i actually have these isiah thomas shoes -- [ laughter ] and, hey, they were with it. i mean, i really got saved in a lot of classes because of those shoes. >> seth: well those he [ laughter ] >> exactly. >> seth: so tell me about the album, "black america again." now, how do you -- what inspires you for an album like this? where do you sort of pull from for the inspiration? >> well, i mean we are in critical times in the world, as we see. and of course in america and this election year. i think what this really, this album is about is, like, black humanity. it's about the expression of black people just as human beings and just showing that humanity -- the joy, the
and just, you know, really just connecting with other human beings from a black perspective. so, i think because we see so much violence against black people in the streets a lot and we see black people being depicted as criminals, i think you know the world needs to see other aspects of us. >> seth: one of the -- obviously it's an inspirational message, this album. and you pulled from, i can't imagine a more inspirational musician, you get to work with stevie wonder on this album. >> yes. >> seth: what was that like? >> i meat' he called me on the phone and i'm, like, listening to him playing this instrument, this harpsichord. and he's singing to me on the phone. just singing. i'm like, i can't believe stevie wonder is on my phone. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> yeah. so eventually he talked to me and said -- i said, you know, "i have this song that i would love for you to perform on called 'black america again'." he said, "come to the studio." so went to the studio, we started talking and he started, like, listening to the song and
going on with the basketball game, because i was watching a basketball game and i had to kind of tell him what was going on with the game. [ light laughter ] >> seth: sure. >> with all due respect, you know. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah and eventually he came with the melody. and it was really quick. the melody and the words for "black america again", what he says at the end. and really what he says is we are rewriting the black american story. it's what i'm saying. we're showing a new narrative about black america. >> seth: do you feel an incredible sense of nervousness when you have to do your thing in front of an ili stevie wonder? or is he such a peaceful sort of -- i feel like there's a great serenity to him. does he calm you down? >> well, it's a -- i mean you feel nervous for sure, but you also feel inspired to be great because you're around such greatness. and you're like, "man, i want to do good for myself, but also for stevie wonder." >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: now, i've heard that you come up with your lyrics driving around in a car. is that -- has that always been the case for you? >> yes, um -- well actually it started -- it
and we were drinking -- and not drinking and driving. [ light laughter ] but we were drinking, and i didn't have a pen. and my friend was in at his girl's house and i was waiting in the car. and i didn't have a pen, so i just started saying my rap in my head and i kept it from there. and ever since then i started writing, this was in the mid-'90s. ever since then, i get in the car, ride around, say my raps. i don't write 'em down. i just say them in my head and i kind of just remember. freestyling. >> seth: and you can remember it? you don't have to write it down? >> yeah, i don't have to write it down. >> seth: that's pretty fantastic. i guess if they weren't worth remembering they would do you the favor of just getting out of your head. >> they would get out of my head. [ laughter ] exactly. i only remember the good ones. >> seth: so you have -- one of these songs is on a fantastic documentary called -- is it called "13"? >> "13th", yes. >> seth: "13th", excuse me. directed by the "selma" director -- >> ava duvernay, yeah. >> seth: and how did that come
>> well i found out that she was doing the documentary, she kind of kept it low that she was doing it. but when i found out she was doing it, i said, "ava, i have this song i want -- i want to write a song for this documentary." because the documentary is about mass incarceration, which is an issue that we've been dealing with a lot here in america and it needs to be resolved. you know, her work inspires me. so i was like, i want to write about it, but i hadn't even seen the film. she was like, "okay, but you know there's other people submitting songs." >> seth: oh, wsh >> yeah, she did me like that. yeah, she did me like that. >> seth: you had to audition. >> yeah i did. i auditioned. we were at the white house. it was barrack obama's, the president's birthday party. and i walked up to her and i started rapping in her ear, singing the song. and she was looking at me -- i mean, she was listening, but she said she was also paying attention to the president and the first lady. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> she was like, "which one do i pay attention to?" but i got enough of her attention for her to say, "i'm
well, then you'll get to be a part of it." >> seth: i gotta say, there's probably very few people i'd be in a room at that i'd want to pay more attention to if you were rapping in my ear. so that really says a lot about the obamas. [ light laughter ] >> yeah. the president, yeah. i mean, they definitely usurp me. >> seth: and it was his birthday party? >> yeah it was his birthday party. >> seth: now when you go to the president's birthday party, do you bring a gift? [ light laughter ] >> you know it's funny enough, i didn't bring a gift. plus you could barely -- you know, going into the white house, you honestly can barely bring anything. you don't have a phone. you've got to empty your pockets, pretty much. >> seth: yeah. >> and if i said i was bringing a gift, they'd probably strip search me or whatever. i don't know, so -- [ light laughter ] >> seth: well, you don't want to show up at the gate screaming, "i have something for the president" and shaking a box. [ laughter ] >> exactly. >> seth: yeah that's not a good ending. so you won an oscar for the song you wrote for "selma." >> yes. >> seth: congratulations. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: oprah winfrey was a producer on the film.
this up, because you won and as you were walking down the aisle, it looked like oprah went to high five you and you just completely ghosted her. you -- [ light laughter ] which seems like a terrible career move. >> that's a bad career move and i would never do oprah like that. oprah, if you're watching i would never do you like that. [ light laughter ] you know, it was one of these things where you think somebody -- you're trying to figure it out, are they giving you dap? are they about to give you dap or is it the person behind you? >> seth: okay, gotcha. right. >> so i couldn't tell. in that instance and i went to the other person. [ light laughter ] and she ended up, you know, passing me by. >> seth: right. >> you know? but, i mean, eventually i told her, "look, of course i didn't pass you up." >> seth: because it's an interesting thing -- you don't know what's worse: ignoring her high five or high fiving her when she's not waiting for it. [ light laughter ] >> i think i would have been on more repeats just getting -- >> seth: yeah, if you high fived an unsuspecting oprah winfrey and she -- [ light laughter ] that might have been worse. >> yeah. that might have been worse.
congratulations on the new album. it's always such a pleasure to see you. thank you very much for making time. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: common, everybody. "black america again" is out this friday. we'll be right back with pamela adlon. [ cheers and applause ] ? ? ? 3,2,1... lumi?re, action! ? (announcer vo) the new pixel phone by google. only on verizon.
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show, pamela adlon. [ cheers and applause ] ? ? >> seth: welcome to the show. >> thank you, i brought you a present. it's a pocket constitution. >> seth: you brought me a pocket constitution. [ light laughter ] that is so thoughtful. >> i got so into them, because of the khizr khan guy at the dnc. >> seth: yeah. the gold star family. >> yeah. >> seth: this is a great thing to carry around. >> yeah. >> seth: i feel like if you pull this out, people immediately think -- >> you're cool. >> seth: yeah, you're cool. or just like when you have an argument on anything, you can just pull it out and say, "well, let's just get to the bottom of that." [ laughter ] >> that's right. >> seth: congratulations on an excellent first season of your show. >> thank you. thank you so much.
>> thank you. thank you. >> seth: and for those who haven't seen it yet, semi-autobiographical show about you raising three daughters in l.a. >> yep. >> seth: and -- which is absolutely wonderful. and one of the things -- 'cause you play a good mom on the show. i'm assuming you're a good mom in real life. >> yeah, i'm -- i hope so. i hope i'm a good mom. >> seth: but not, maybe -- there's a distinction, i think, between a good mom and a mom who obsesses about being the best mom. >> yeah. >> seth: and you were talking -- we were talking backstage about room moms at school. >> seth: i do not know what a room mom is. >> okay, let me -- you guys will get to know this concept. so there's this kind of mania, and when i was a new mom -- now all my daughters are teenagers. i went to the kindergarten "back to school" night with all the moms. and so the teacher said, "okay, so the room moms are going to come up and make a presentation." and i was like, "what the [ bleep ]?" [ light laughter ] nobody asked me if i wanted to be a room mom.
and i felt like -- i was like, "this really sucks." so every single year, i would work really hard to like be a room mom, because like -- >> seth: what does a room mom do? >> it's like the lady who makes, you know, the things and she sends out the things and the e-mails or whatever. >> seth: based on your knowledge of the specifics, you might not have been the best room mom. [ laughter ] the things are almost done. >> i eventually realized that that was not what constituted being a good mom and i stopped really caring about stuff like that. i called them "robot moms." >> seth: yeah. >> like, they would be like, "oh my god, we went on the field trip and we had the most awesome docent and we made soap out of leaves and things." and i would be like, "oh, well, i guess i [ bleep ] don't rate" or whatever. [ light laughter ] i stopped having the frenzy of having to be the room mom and i just went and did things.
other mothers in the world? >> yes. she is, she does -- so this thing, like, you get on this e-mail chain and people are like, you know, "i believe we should use the extra $200 for the fun fund for ms. perry for a vacuum." and i would be -- and somebody else would be like, "here, here!" and then somebody would be like, "you know what, bruce? i really don't appreciate", whatever. and i would be like, "get me off of this nightmare!" [ laughter ] so then i would start, like -- "room ass [ bleep ] meeting." [ light laughter ] like that would be like the thing. >> seth: that's a better title. >> yeah. and i would stop feeling so insecure and just be like, "i'm okay. you're doing okay." >> seth: you famously did voiceovers for cartoons. that's a job you continue to do. >> yeah. >> seth: and that seems to me to be something that might be very interesting to kids and the friends of your children. did you ever get asked to talk about that in like a career day?
>> seth: are you good at it? >> i'm so good at career day. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> i'm amazing. so, what i decided do, is just focus on one thing. and i bring, like, little characters like of the people. >> seth: uh-huh, yeah. there you go. you can do that. >> i'll bring like a bobby hill -- >> seth: yeah, because you were bobby hill on "king of the hill." >> yeah. or just like a spinelli. and i bring like the little characters from different cartoons -- and vidia from "tinker bell." and then i pull out my emmy, which is what i won for voiceover, not for acting. >> seth: yeah. >> and so i think the kids are going to be all into the figures. and like i'm in a third grade classroom and i'm like, "i'm a voiceover actor." and i do voices for all of these cartoons. and this one little boy in the back said, "my dad said you play on 'californication'." [ laughter ] and i was like, "okay, well, this is vidia." >> seth: so wait, you --
>> no, please. >> seth: did your children -- were your children aware of it? when you work on a show like that for -- did they ultimately learn to understand that's the kind of show you do? >> you know, they were younger when i was doing it. and so they just knew that it was something that mom did that wasn't for them. and so when my oldest daughter started middle school, i kind of sat her down and said, "i think some people may be on to me for this." >> seth: yeah. >> "but if they bring it up to you, i'm not embarrassedbo you shouldn't be." and she was like, "all right, mom, whatever." [ light laughter ] but one day we're in a blockbuster -- they used to have these stores. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. yeah, it's where raccoons live now. [ laughter ] >> yes. that's right. that's right. >> seth: they're raccoon cities. >> so, i was in there with my daughters and of course one of them goes and finds "californication." and she comes out with the dvd and she's like, "look, mom, it's
[ light laughter ] like this in my underwear. and evan handler is about to slap my ass and i'm like this -- and they go, "look, mom." and i said, "i'm playing pin the tail on the donkey." [ laughter ] so -- >> seth: i can't believe -- >> totally bought it. >> seth: what you decided to use the constitution for. [ laughter ] was to represent a blockbuster video of "californication." >> i'm sorry. >> seth: so you mentioned you have this emmy for v.o. work. you did bobby on "king of the hill." were there -- what's the most -- did you have a particularly -- because on the show, you do a v.o. for erectile dysfunction, which i imagine somebody who does voiceover work -- obviously sometimes you're doing products and projects that you would not have chosen for yourself. was there anything you had to do over the years? >> well, i guess the hardest thing i've had to do is like, when you do a toy or a game, it's just relentless.
you never start a voice that you can't sustain for at least four hours. [ light laughter ] >> seth: right, yeah. >> so it was like a female yoda. and it was like -- [ yoda voice ] "you know the federation." and it was, like, tickling the back of my throat. and i just kept -- [ clearing throat ] so then i just knew from then on that i just had to do something that i could sustain. but doing toys is tough. >> seth: yeah. >> like, i remember doing this one toy in particular. it was for "arth >> and so it was this huge doll and like microsoft was selling them for $99. and it took like a year. and you couldn't do this top part of your voice or the bottom part, because the chip couldn't read it. so i had to do everything like right here and it had to be perfectly clean and clear. and they were like, "okay, that's great, pam. could you just do one more with a little bit more of a smile?" [ light laughter ] and i'd be like, "yeah."
[ laughter ] i would be thinking, not smiling, but i swear to god -- >> seth: so you, obviously you're fantastic on the show "louie" and louis's is the producer of "better things." and how is he as a collaborator? obviously, when you work on big network shows, often times there's a lot of cooks. it seems like it's just the two of you, which must be nice. do you -- how do you give notes back and forth with you and louis? >> well, we write together and then we help each other with acting stuff. but, you know, when we were doing "louie" and i would be there, i would be like, "don't do that with your face. it's really -- it's a really a bad idea." >> seth: what was he doing with his face? >> just like acting. [ laughter ] >> seth: like doing more than he should? >> yeah. >> seth: yeah. >> i'd be like, "why are you doing that with your face?" and then he would say to me about my acting, because, like, i just like to be the king of subtlety and take it down. >> seth: sure. you would do nothing.
[ laughter ] you know, we call it charlie chaplin. like, "oh, wow, it's getting late." or, you know. "i'm tired" or something like that. this is the way we help each other. >> seth: well, whatever it is, it's working. you're fantastic on "louie." and this show is absolutely excellent. >> thank you. >> seth: congratulations so much. [ applause ] season two, 2017? >> yeah. >> seth: looking forward to it. pamela adlon, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] season finale of "better things" airs november 10th on fx. we'll be right back with more "late night." thank you so much for this. [ cheers and applause ]
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know, when i watch a tv show i watch it all the way to the end, because i like to see the closing credits of the television show. i like to know who worked on the production. and it turns out some shows have some surprising credits you may have never noticed before. we're going to take a look at some of them in a segment we call "hidden credits." ? [ applause ] >> seth: let's get started. first up "empire" is a huge hit over on fox. you've got your director, your writers, but then there's this -- here we go, "costume designer: a leopard." [ laughter ] a leopard. next up, also on fox is the new show, "the exorcist. and they couldn't make the show without this. here we go, "vomit provided by campbell's split pea soup." [ laughter ] next up, one of the biggest, the best sitcoms on television right now is "black-ish."
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got to wait. this time you've gotta wait. soap opera. "general hospital" still going strong after more than 50 years. and this was surprising to see, right here. "viewers provided by the flu." [ laughter ] the flu. finally, even our show "late night with seth meyers" has closing credits. and if you watch them closely you'll see this, right here. "16 months of content provided by the donald trump campaign." [ laughter and applause ] that was "hidden credits." iris dement. [ cheers and applause ]
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my next guest is a legendary musician, whose latest album, "for better or worse", features duets with some of the most iconic female voices in country music. performing "who's going to take the garbage out" with the incredible iris dement. please welcome to the show john prine. [ cheers and applause ] ? ? i take too much abuse from you that's all i ever get ? ? well calling a man like you a husband is just like calling a wild cat a pet ? ? you'd better stop that running around straighten up and stop moving on ? ? well who's gonna take your garbage out when i've packed my bags and gone ? ? each day you walk all over me can't you find another route ? ? if you'd start acting
maybe we could find a way to work things out ? ? you'll find your key won't fit the lock if you keep on a keeping on ? ? well who's gonna take your garbage out when i've packed my bags and gone ? ? i know you think i'm running around and that's why you're so peeved ? ? that's another line of the same ole stuff that i hope you don't expect me to believe ? ? go out tonight but don't come back 'cause you've just lost your home ? ? but who's gonna take your garbage out when i've packed my bags and gone ? ? ? ? i know you think i'm running around and that's why
of the same ole stuff that i hope you don't expect me to believe ? ? go out tonight but don't come back 'cause you've just lost your home ? ? but who's gonna take your garbage out when i've packed my bags and gone ? ? yeah who's gonna take your garbage out when i've packed my bags and gone ? ? y'r ? are you kidding me ? ? ? [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: john prine and iris dement, folks! the new album, "for better or worse", is out now. and head over to latenightseth.com for a bonus performance of their song "in spite of ourselves." we'll be right back.
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