tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC April 1, 2016 12:37am-1:37am EDT
[ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- pharell williams. from "girls," actor andrew rennells. animal expert, corbin maxey. featuring the 8g band with stanton moore. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers and this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that's wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news.
so if anyone wants to admit to an elaborate prank, please go ahead. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] after saying in an interview that there should be punishment for women who undergo illegal abortions, donald trump last night started to walk back his comments by claiming he meant to say doctors should be punished. and i got to say, it's pretty ironic that trump had to use plan "b." [ laughter ] donald trump was in washington d.c. today to meet privately with members of his newly established foreign policy team. they went over key points like, this one is europe and, no, no, no, this one is europe. [ light laughter ] hillary clinton, yesterday spoke to supporters at the apollo theater in new york city. she said quote, i love coming to harlem. of course, she said it like this, i love coming to -- harlem. [ light laughter ] bernie sanders held a campaign rally in the south bronx.
in the neighborhood where he wasn't the loudest person. [ light laughter ] hillary clinton's security held up traffic for a few hours in manhattan yesterday while clinton got a $600 haircut. while bernie sanders, apparently got his last haircut in manhattan traffic. [ light laughter ] we don't have time to stop, just trim it now. [ cheers and applause ] a stripper in wisconsin was arrested this week after reportedly biting a man's crotch in the middle of a lap dance. [ light laughter ] the man says it's the last time he ever goes to that strip club. [ light laughter ] i did hear -- i did hear he left her a tip. [ laughter ] yeah. yeah. some of you grossed out, some of you dig it. warehouse shopping chain costco recently announced that they will be launching a new credit card.
gallon jugs of mayonnaise want, a paper trail. [ light laughter ] chipotle is reportedly planning to open a burger restaurant called better burger. although before they make better burger, maybe they should focus on making an acceptable taco. [ light laughter ] and finally, following the success of "star wars: the force awakens," experts are reporting baby names like kylo and rey are increasing in popularity as in help, someone just beat up kylo and rey. [ light laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a fantastic show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] from nbcs, "the voice," pharrell williams is here. [ cheers and applause ] he's a personal favorite of ours here on the show. he's one of the stars of hbos, "girls," andrew rannells is back on "late night." [ cheers and applause ] and -- i'd be lying if i said i wasn't excited for our wildlife expert, corbin maxey is stopping by with some amazing animals.
but, before we get to that, donald trump has come under fire from both republicans and democrats for suggesting, yesterday, if abortion were to become illegal, women should receive quote some sort of punishment for getting one. he later walked back the comments, but is still getting intense criticism. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] the controversy began when trump sat down for a town hall interview with msnbc's chris matthews. matthews asked trump about his position on abortion and trump tried a strategy that usually works for him, running out the clock without actually saying anything. [ light laughter ] >> what should the law be on abortion? >> well, i have been pro-life. >> i know your principle. it's a good value, but what should be the law? >> accept the law. and frankly, the judges -- you are going to have a big election coming up for that reason. because you have judges where it's a real tipping point. >> i know. >> and with the loss of scalia who was, you know, a very strong
election is going to be important. because when you say what is the law, nobody knows what the law's going to be. it depends on who is going to get elected. because somebody is going to appoint conservative judges and somebody's going to appoint liberal judges. [ light laughter ] >> seth: trump talks about issues in the vague way middle schoolers give reports on books they haven't read. [ laughter ] "the bridge to terabithia" frankly, is a book about a bridge. and i mean, let's be honest, it's a great bridge. [ light laughter ] but trump ran into a problem or rather a human brick wall, chris matthews. matthews would literally sit there in that room all day long before letting trump not answer that question. chris matthews is fine with sitting. that's why they call him hardball. [ light laughter ] i mean, look at matthew's face while trump was talking. [ laughter ] this is the face of a man thinking, i will die in this chair if i need to. [ light laughter ] matthews wouldn't let trump off the hook. instead, pressing him for specifics on how an abortion ban would actually work. and that's when trump, who has clearly put zero thought into
trouble. >> should the woman be punished for having an abortion? >> look -- >> this is not something you can dodge. if you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under the law. should abortion be punished? >> well, people in certain parts of the republican party and conservative republicans would say yes, they should be punished? >> how about you? >> i would say that it's a very serious problem. and it's a problem we have to decide on. >> do you believe on punishment for abortion, yes or no? it's the principle. >> the answer is, there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah, there has to be some form. >> seth: trump tried so hard to dodge that question, i thought he was going to throw to commercial. [ light laughter ] we have great sponsors, chris, we should hear from them. [ light laughter ] now the idea that a woman should be punished for having an abortion is of course, far outside the mainstream of public opinion. and the comments sparked an immediate backlash. trump's campaign issues two statements throughout the day backtracking on his comments.
a presidential candidate can change his position so quickly on such an important issue. but trump supporter and professional sheep counter, dr. ben carson has an explanation. [ light laughter ] >> this has all happened in the space of just a couple hours. can a president reverse himself so quickly on such a fundamental issue? [ light laughter ] >> well, bear in mind, i don't believe that he was warned that question was coming. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that's ben carson, who was never warned he was running for president. [ light laughter ] also, presidents don't get warned what is coming next. what is trump's plan to stop isis attacks, have them add him to their google calendar? [ light laughter ] although ben carson is very sensitive to this issue. if he wasn't warned, there would be cameras backstage. [ light laughter ] now, it wasn't just pro-choice advocates who were angry at trump. he also received intense criticism from the right, and from anti-abortion advocates, the vast majority of whom do not favor any kind of criminal
but while it's right for anti-abortion advocates to criticize trump, it's also a little hypercritical because in state houses across the country, anti-abortion advocates are still looking for other noncriminal ways to essentially punish women for having abortions. look at utah where governor gary herbert just signed a law that will require doctors to ignore best medical practice and give some women unnecessary anesthesia for abortions. not only do doctors say such a procedure is medically unnecessary and risky, it also makes no sense. as one doctor put it, i have e-mailed the governor and asked him to tell me what to do because i don't know what to do. it's like saying take someone's widget out using standard medical practice. i don't know what that means. [ light laughter ] although to be fair, the widget is probably pretty close to how most men describe the female reproductive system. [ light laughter ] so how do you think it works down there? well, you know. there's a widget and thingamajiggy. [ light laughter ] there's a handle. i'm pretty sure there's a handle, right? [ light laughter ] perhaps those in the medical
should have to endur ch a dangerous and unnecessary procedure could have e-mailed the state senator responsible for the utah anesthesia law, kurt brandle. he may not be a doctor, but he is a certified public accountant. [ light laughter ] so if you're a woman about to go under before an abortion and you're at all worried, just remember, it's been approved by an accountant. [ light laughter ] meanwhile, in florida, the republican led state legislature passed a measure intended to cut funding to reproductive health clinics. and in the process, the state would direct women to dentists and optometrists for reproductive care. can you imagine having to go to a dentist for reproductive care? the only thing a dentist and gynecologist have in common is they both say open wide. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] seriously, you might be better off with a cpa. [ light laughter ] so while it's nice that everyone agrees a woman shouldn't be criminally punished for getting an abortion, let's not forget the state legislatures across the country are still proposing
that essentially punish women for making choices about their bodies. meanwhile, chris matthews doesn't need anyone's permission to get treatment for his hardballs. this has been "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] we'll be back with more "late night. [ cheers and applause ] can't get unlimited data for your family? other carriers either don't offer it,
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back everybody. and give it up for the 8g band please, over there. [ cheers and applause ] with us all week, he's been absolutely killing it from the great city of new orleans, stanton moore on drums, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] be sure to check out stanton and his band galactic's latest release, "into the deep" and head over to stantonmoore.com for more info and tour dates. come back anytime, stanton. it's been such a pleasure. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: also, a big thanks to carlos dengler, formerly of the band interpol, who filled in for syd on bass this week. thank you so much, carlos. it's been a delight. [ cheers and applause ] now, many of you probably don't know this, but in addition to being one of the best crews in television, all of the people who work behind the scenes here at "late night," from the camera operators to the sound engineers are extremely respected and accomplished poets. it's true. [ laughter ] this isn't a bit. this is a fact. [ light laughter ] a lot of them work at the show
and teach poetry at night. so we thought why not let them share some of their poetry with you in your latest edition of "crew poetry." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: first up is the recipient of the poetry society of america's prestigious robert frost award, and our cameraman gene kelly. he'll be reading a poem entitled, "splash." >> "splash," by gene kelly. toiling behind my camera, beads of sweat forming on my head. this job grinds your bones, that's why i'd rather be somewhere else instead. [ laughter ] a place where dreams come true, where the mood is never dark. that's right. i'm talking about the indoor water park. [ laughter ] splishing and splashing and having a blast,
going real fast. do i care if i'm alone? or i'm a 60-year-old man? hell, no! [ laughter ] they got an epic 90-foot slide called tarzan. king of the jungle. [ laughter ] >> seth: wow thank you. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, gene. that was beautiful. and it explains why you always come to work soaking wet. next up is yeji cha-beach, she is the winner of the t.s. elliot prize for poetry, and is the 8g band's music assistant. yeji's poem is entitled, "my job." >> "my job," by yeji cha-beach. getting their music, adjusting their stands. but what i mostly do is buy drugs for the band. [ laughter ] look closely at their eyes, they're all high, of course. [ laughter ]
could kill a horse. seth does coke. marnie does ice. [ laughter ] and eli, he'll try anything twice. why is fred always gone? it's not scientific, he's sobering up at the betty ford clinic. >> seth: wow thank you, yeji. that was fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] and fred, we miss you. but get better, buddy. it's important. [ applause ] up next is kenny coyle. kenny teaches poetry at the university of cambridge, is the winner of the pen/voelcker award for poetry, and is a member of our utility crew. he'll be reading a haiku entitled "electricity." >> "electricity," by kenny coyle. bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz. that is electricity.
bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i gotta say, kenny, that poem seemed a little thrown together last minute. >> yeah, i forgot this was today. >> seth: okay well thank you. thank you for being honest with next up -- [ cheers and applause ] michael wightman. michael is the youngest recipient of the ruth lilly poetry prize, and is also our audience coordinator. he'll be reading a poem entitled, "studio magic." >> "studio magic," by michael wightman. this studio is filled with magic, from the lights to the cameras, even the coffee mugs. another feature of this grand television palace is its massive infestation of bedbugs. [ laughter ] they're all over the seats, it's downright grotesque. hell, seth, they've even covered your desk. [ laughter ] so take off your clothes,
bag. and, hey, while we're all nude, let's have one big shag. [ laughter ] i'm sorry. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: michael, do you really -- do you really expect everyone here in the audience to take off our clothes and just have one big orgy? [ applause ] >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: you need the -- [ inaudible ] all right. thank you, michael. [ cheers and applause ] and now our last poem of the evening is by our cue card guy, wally feresten. and from what i understand, because i recently had a child, he'll be reading a special poem he wrote just this week. wally. >> "fatherhood," by wally feresten. there is nothing like being a father, so the old adage said. baseball games, birthday parties, tucking him into bed. it's one of life's great joys, perhaps the greatest one.
the bond between father and son. >> seth: wow. wally, that was beautiful. thank you so much. you know, based on past poems of yours, i was expecting that to be, you know, a little insensitive. >> oh, i'm not done yet. [ laughter ] nine months ago, while seth slumbered away, his wife, alexi, met me at this parisian cafe. [ laughter ] we talked and laughed and one thing led to another, we ended up in bed and had sex with each other. [ laughter ] she said that's the best love i've had, without question. thank the lord above we did not use protection. [ laughter ] you must know your baby's mine, seth. it's as clear as scripture. i mean seriously, man, take a look at this picture. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, my god, you're right. i didn't realize it until now. it does look like you. that was "crew poetry" everybody. we'll be right back with pharrell williams.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our first time guest is a 12-time grammy winner who's responsible for some of the biggest songs of the past two decades. you can see him as a coach on the 10th season of the hit nbc series, "the voice," which airs monday and tuesday nights. please welcome back to the show, pharrell williams. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you, my friend? >> i'm good, man. how are you? >> seth: good. congratulations on -- 10th season of the voice, it's your 4th season. >> thank you. >> seth: as a -- as a coach on the show. >> yes sir. >> seth: you were the nice guy, year one. mr. nice guy i feel like. >> yeah. >> seth: are you still that? or have you changed your strategy? >> no, that wasn't a strategy, that's just -- that's -- >> seth: i heard from a lot of people who know you, if he's being a nice guy that is a strategy.
so you just stayed put. so you are a nice guy and so that is just how you go about trying lure people on to your team? >> no. [ laughter ] i think it's more -- it's more like, i -- i kind of have like voice mail syndrome. actually everyone does. >> seth: voice mail syndrome? >> yeah. like, do you like to hear yourself on voice mail? >> seth: no. >> what's it feel like? >> seth: i -- it feels weird. >> does it feel -- does it feel great? >> seth: no i don't like it. >> oh you don't feel like you are conquering the world when you hear your voice and it just -- right? >> seth: no. what are you talking about? >> okay. okay. [ laughter ] >> seth: my voice -- >> how you guys -- how do you guys feel when you see you guys -- when you see yourselves on tape or you hear yourself on a voice mail? [ audience agrees ] >> i mean do you really feel like it's your day that time right? [ laughter ] is it a special moment for you? [ laughter ] okay, so as a producer -- >> seth: yeah. that's how it is for me. >> seth: gotcha. >> because i'm used to working with the bigger, larger than life personalities, right? so, if -- you know, those people are like really comfortable
seeing their likeness. you know. >> seth: right. of course. >> and doing these thing. so for me, i don't -- i don't want to be cocky. and i don't want to be mr. showtime on the show because i would be just creeped out by, like -- >> seth: got it. >> it's like voice mail syndrome. >> seth: there you. you are -- so you're trying to keep your -- you're just for texting. you don't want to hear your voice anywhere. >> i just -- i just want to be nice. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, there you go. and it seems to work out. >> and i just want to -- i just want to service, you know, whoever i'm working with at that time. i don't want to make it about me. >> seth: and you -- you had to bring in a mentor. >> yes sir. >> seth: this year, this year you picked diddy. >> yes sir. >> seth: and how is it working with him? cause obviously he's a producer, as well, you're a producer. is it hard when two producers are together? >> no, no, no, no. i thought it was like the greatest opportunity for the people on my team to get that experience that i got. he was the one who said to me, you know, you know, almost 20 years ago, he was the one that said to me when i was just producing, chad and i, he said, you know, you belong in front of the boards, not just behind the boards.
incredible ability to look at you and see so much more of your potential and what you are going to do. >> seth: how was that 20 years ago to hear that from someone like diddy? was that a big deal to you? >> it was a huge deal. cause that was -- that's puff. >> seth: yeah. >> that is puff daddy. >> seth: that's right. >> he was the king. >> seth: he wasn't of diddy then. [ laughter ] >> p. diddy run the city. you know? >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> that's like that guy saying it to me and i'm from virginia beach, virginia. like, whoa. me? in front of the -- okay, cool. i'll get -- okay, cool. >> seth: and you -- this year for the first time, you toured as a solo headliner. which again, you know like we're talking about -- >> you're like quick. you'll like skipping to subjects so fast. i'm like, whoa, whoa, whoa. i'm buffering still. >> seth: oh, well sorry. [ laughter ] >> the pinwheel and i'm like -- [ laughter ] i'm like trying to keep my head in. >> seth: no but i'm -- it's -- it's -- i'm curious about it because you know, it seems to me that i think we do assume every time we see somebody on stage, every time we see someone solo, we assume, oh my god. this is where this person has always wanted to be. but that wasn't the case for you. right? i mean you were -- >> i didn't expect it. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, i was a guy that when we were shipping our demo
25 years ago, i was a guy that was hopping on people's desks and really trying to get the a and r's attention and i would blow it every meeting. so i gave up on that. i gave up on being an artist. you know? and i was happy that i was just in the industry making songs with chad, you know for everybody from, you know, you know, jay-z to justin. you know, that was like a big deal for me, and it still is. so, like, in the recent years -- you know, cause i've been doing n.e.r.d the whole entire time and he like yawned. [ laughter ] no problem. except like our core fans. you know? >> seth: right. >> so then, like, when all these other songs come out, like, you know 20 years later, i'm just like, whoa! you know, it's still weird for -- still weird for me. so when it comes to the show, i just want to kind of like just be --gracious and remain grateful and just help people as much as i can. and when it comes to being on tour, sure, i'm having fun, but it's still weird for me. i'm like, when they're clapping i'm sometimes i look over my
[ laughter ] because if you think -- if you think about it like all the, you know, over these 20 years, just like, i've been standing next to the larger than life personalities. >> seth: right. >> you know? like i'm standing next to justin or i'm standing next to jay. so it's still a little weird for me. >> seth: yeah. well that's nice. i think that keeps you humble to have that sense for yourself. and -- but i assure when they are clapping, it's not for anyone behind you. i promise you that. >> it's all right. >> seth: on the show -- i have one more question about "the voice." since the last time you were here. is it true -- is it true the chairs have been upgraded? have they made improvement? because let's be honest, you're great on "the voice." >> yeah. >> seth: the chair is the star. and -- [ laughter ] they're beautiful chairs. >> yeah. >> seth: they have incredible rotational scope. [ laughter ] have the chairs been upgraded? >> listen, as -- as jetsons as they are -- >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, jetsons. [ laughter ] you know, that doesn't help for the studio being so cold. like, here. like right now, i'm on the set of "frozen." >> seth: yeah, it's pretty cold.
>> yeah, and -- and it's cool, but, like that set, you know what it is? it's an nbc thing. >> seth: yeah. >> it's an nbc thing. because the set is like literally so cold. >> seth: and it's interesting -- >> so they put heaters in the seat and that's why he saying that we've gotten an upgrade. >> seth: so you got seat heaters now? >> yeah. >> seth: is it for singers? wouldn't they -- as a singer, would you rather sing in a room that was cold or warm? like is it harder for the singers that the room is cold? >> it's better when the room is warm and there's humidity. >> seth: yes. you're making it even harder for those poor people. >> absolutely. >> seth: yeah. >> and especially when i consider myself more a producer and not a singer, you know that only makes things tougher for me. >> seth: absolutely. >> right? >> seth: you have done so many interesting collaborations outside of music. fashion stuff, you've written children's books. >> yes sir. >> seth: is this -- is there anything out there that you haven't done yet that you want to do? i mean you've done so much. what's left? or have you -- have you accomplished everything you are ever going to accomplish? [ laughter ] have you hit the peak and now
slow inevitable -- the decent? >> you mean -- you mean we can't -- you mean i'm done with my collaborations? like i can't make -- >> seth: no i'm saying what's next? >> oh, i don't know. [ laughter ] >> seth: when do they -- >> something non gmo. >> seth: okay, non gmo? >> yeah. >> seth: oh i'm see -- i'm all gmo. >> really? >> seth: yeah, that's my new thing. i'm totally genetically modified across the board. >> wow. >> seth: yeah. body parts? everything. vegetables. >> well we can print them these days. >> seth: yeah, there you go. >> there are 3-d printers for everything. >> seth: that's true. >> from fingers to food. >> seth: that's true. there you go. let's start a 3-d printing thing and just start filling out peoples -- the rest of their bodies and stuff they need. >> let's do it. >> seth: okay great. >> people need it. >> seth: people need it. >> yeah. >> seth: so it's -- a pleasure to see you. thank you so much for coming back on the show. >> no man, thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: give it up for pharrell williams everybody. new episodes of "the voice" air monday and tuesday nights on nbc. we'll be right back with more "late night."
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody! our next guest is currently starring as elijah on the fifth season of the hit series, "girls." new episodes air sunday nights on hbo. let's take a look. >> you having fun? >> yeah! of course i'm having fun! >> good. >> i did poppers with the guy who invented boy butter, and then, this lady in a corset asked me if i was ralph lauren's adopted male model sons. >> ralph doesn't have any adopted sons. >> i know. that's why i'm sticking to my story that i'm one of them. [ chuckles ] >> good on you. >> right? >> yeah, i'm just checking in. it's important to check in.
have i told you how happy i am that you're here tonight? >> well, i'm happy to be here. i feel oddly at home. your friends are all very nice. mine are mean and poor. [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show, andrew rannells. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> what? i'm good. >> seth: it's good to see you. we are similar tonight, i like this. >> yeah, we're twins, tonight. i like that. >> seth: you were telling me backstage -- this is an ordeal for some people. you had your wisdom teeth out. >> i know, and i'm a little old to be having my wisdom teeth out. i figured before we started filming season six of "girls," i should probably like, get it out of the way. >> seth: finally get it done. that's a season-six treat for yourself. >> get that finished. so, i was, you know, planning on getting this done, and i went, and it was, like, you know, first appointment of the day.
i'm gonna go get this done. i was there, like, nervous, but excited for the drugs. and, like, "yay!" >> seth: uh-huh. [ laughter ] >> and then, i get there and rob reiner -- >> seth: famous director. >> famous director, rob reiner, was also getting his wisdom teeth out that same day. >> seth: wow! >> so i forced an introduction and, like, tried to be cool, and, like, you know, it was like, i thought i was, like, appropriately respectful and whatever. and i was pretty pleased with myself. and then went and had the teeth ripped out. >> seth: uh-huh. >> i don't remember a damn thing because i was, like, out. and then, we were in recovery next to each other, like, in barcaloungers, no recollection of this, but apparently, straight up asked him for a job. [ laughter ] while high. i was like, "i'd really love to work with you, mr. reiner." and my boyfriend, so lovingly, like, didn't stop me. he just filmed it with his phone. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, no. >> so he, just, like, filmed me, like, being, like, "mr. reiner, uh, maybe we should do a movie." and then, when i went, for, like, the check up appointment, the follow up, the nurse said,
and i was like, "what?" [ laughter ] and she was, like, "you asked him to put you in a movie, and he said he would. what's the project?" [ laughter ] and i was like, "it's so much worse than i thought!" [ laughter ] >> seth: everybody saw it. nobody stopped you. >> it was just terrible. >> seth: well, the project that you have right now is the best project. "girls" is fantastic. >> "girls" is fantastic. i'm very, very happy. >> seth: congratulations with season five. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: corey stoll, who's in the clip, a fantastic actor. >> so great, "house of cards," and "the strain." he's so amazing. >> seth: he's a wonderful actor. >> we are so lucky to have him. >> seth: he is your love interest this year. >> yes, he is. >> seth: and a few episodes back, you guys had a sex scene. >> we did have a sex scene. >> seth: and it was not your first sex scene in the show. you had a sex scene with allison williams. >> with allison williams. in season two, allison and i had a very awkward sex scene. and that was actually, like, you know, everybody says, like, "oh, is that hard to do?" or, "is that awkward?" you know. but she and i had been friends, so it was, like, you know, we already knew each other, so it's fine. so we just, like, laughing, and she, like, let me use some of her shimmer lotion. [ laughter ] >> seth: nice. >> so we were just, like,
and, like, really concerned about our breath, and like, you know, we were just, like, friends. and then, with corey, we didn't really know each other so well. so, it was a little more -- i mean, we were -- we had already sort of hit it off and, like, done a couple scenes together. but we were, like, "and, anal sex." >> seth: gotcha. [ laughter ] >> we had to really, like, launch in. >> seth: now, that's the way you do it. [ laughter ] >> so, they -- so, i was like, "i'm going to try to make this normal." and so, we are laying there and like, we are, like, naked, lying on top of each other. and he was about to get married, and his fiance, now wife, nadia, was pregnant at the time. so i was like, "so what are you going to name your baby?" [ laughter ] "what's your wife wearing to your wedding?" as, like, my penis is against him. [ laughter ] i was trying to be cool. >> seth: there is probably a small, like, niche of guy, who, like, gets call girls and have them ask him those questions. >> maybe. maybe.
it's like, "yes!" >> "what's your wife wearing to your wedding?" [ laughter ] yeah. >> seth: and you were the expert. i heard that -- >> well, thank you, seth. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> i do fancy myself an expert. no, but, like, we were, like, staging. we had to -- you know, you have to, like, block these things. you can't just, like, wing a sex scene. um, so you got to kind of figure it out. so i'm there with, like, i think i might have been the only gay on the set. >> seth: wow! >> and they were like, "how do we do it?" [ laughter ] so, i got to, like -- that was my big input. kah-kah! [ laughter and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] i got to block it. >> seth: great. >> yeah. corey was like, "well, he said -- he was, like, "well, you're the expert." i was like, "yes, i am!" >> seth: well it was, uh -- >> that's now on my resume, sex blocking. [ laughter ] i can do that now. >> seth: i tip my cap to it. i also -- you know, when i saw "hamilton," you -- i saw -- i know.
you stepped in, for how many weeks did you do it? >> five weeks. it was super quick. my friend, jonathan groff, was off filming "the looking" finale for hbo. so i just went into "hamilton" for, like, five weeks, super quick, but, so much fun, and, like, obviously very exciting to get to be a part of the show for a minute. and, luckily, i got to see you. >> seth: and now, i only picture you in that roll. >> that was my plan. but also, if you weren't exciting enough, the president came. >> seth: so you were there the night the president came? >> yeah, so the president came and gave a speech with the dnc fund-raiser. and he came and spoke. he gave this really beautiful speech after the show. and you get, like -- you know, they told us, "you'll get, like, 12 seconds to talk to the president." he was just gonna, like, go down the line, so i was like, "how do i make the most of this 12 seconds?" [ laughter ] luckily for me, his daughter, malia, had been an intern at "girls" last summer, which is weird. but she was so great and she was, like, on set with us a lot. and, so i was all prepared. i was going to be like, "mr. president, i know your daughter." [ laughter ]
[ laughter ] not creepy at all. so i was gonna, like, do it. i was ready start saying it. he was like, "oh, you are from "girls," and malia worked on the show this summer. he was so nice. he was like, "we watched the show." and i, like, just have a full, like, meltdown. [ laughter ] i couldn't -- i was, like -- he watches the show, he knows who i am. [ laughter ] and, like, so he's seen me naked. that's weird. i was just, like, thinking all these things. i look at the cast, and the whole rest of the cast was looking at me, and they were like, "why does the temp get more time to talk to the president than, like, the rest of us?" he did nine minutes of work, and he's monopolizing all of our time. >> seth: yeah. >> i was just, like, chatting away, trying to be cute. [ laughter ] "i know your daughter." [ laughter ] >> seth: you've been doing -- you starred in "book of mormon." or you started book of mormon -- >> i did. >> seth: that's where you got your start up. it's a fantastic show. [ cheers and applause ] i know you used to tour. you would do touring productions, yes? >> i did. i was in the tour of "jersey boys."
>> seth: so with that -- so, is it true, when you tour from city to city, everywhere you go, you get reviewed over and over again? >> yeah, so we would move cities, like, once a month. every city, you get a new opening night and get a new bunch of reviewers. >> seth: do you read reviews? >> i totally did -- [ laughter ] until you read some bad ones. no but yeah, i read the reviews. it was one of my first big jobs with this tour. and so, i was curious. i had to see what they would say. i forget. in my mind, we were in cleveland, i'm not positive. the review was, like, the, you know, "the jersey boys." it's four guys. they go down the line. they're talking about how, like, "he's a revelation. this one is a star. he's so great." [ laughter ] and then, me, they say, "andrew rannells was tall as bob gaudio." >> seth: tall? >> suck it, cleveland. >> seth: yeah, tall? that's not right. >> that's not right. >> seth: no. >> no. >> you need a better word. >> that's all i got. >> seth: that's all you got. >> "tall." >> seth: but you're coming back on broadway? >> i am coming back on broadway, which i'm very excited. [ cheers ]
i'm so happy. >> thank you. this fall, i'm going to be on broadway in this amazing show, "falsettos," which was a big hit in the '90s. we're gonna do a revival with my friends christian borle and stephanie j. block. >> seth: fantastic. >> i'm really excited. >> seth: i can't wait for that. will you stick around and talk with some animals with me? >> what? are you kidding? yes! >> seth: andrew rannells, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] new episodes of "girls" air sunday nights on hbo. wii eel be right back with corbin maxey. when i have an idea brewing anything is possible. you start where it all began. you think about where you' ve been. you decide where you' re going. [ thunder ] you consider the flavors... and then, you bring them together to create something new. there' s inspiration all around... you just need to know how to see it.
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>> do seth: corbin, welcome! how are you? >> what's up, man? >> seth: what do you got here? >> this is a 1-month-old bengal tiger. >> seth: a 1-month-old bengal tiger. [ crowd aws ] >> i've been going nuts. it's like cloud nine. your staff is going crazy out there. >> seth: yeah, a lot of people are coming by to see tiger. what is this tiger's name? >> it don't actually have a name. >> seth: really? >> we'll name it right now. >> andrew. >> seth: great, okay. andrew it is. [ laughter ] >> what about mike? >> seth: no, i think andrew. >> okay, well, maybe. i don't know. >> seth: so, now, tell me something real quick. [ laughter ] this is pretty docile. >> yes. >> seth: when does a pet tiger become dangerous and a bad idea? >> well, we don't want anyone to have a pet tiger, but oh, my gosh. in, like, six or seven months, it will be over 100 pounds. >> seth: oh, my goodness. >> this is the largest-living cat species. so, like, when they're really big, a male can get over 500 pounds. >> seth: can i pet this tiger? >> okay, yeah. let's go. no, i'm kidding. come on, come on, okay. oh, oh, oh! sorry. >> seth: what happened? >> i forgot. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> seth: cat on a bottle. >> i sat on the bottle. now my pants are going to be wet. >> seth: hi!
this is amazing. >> isn't that amazing? >> seth: yeah. i have a child now, so this isn't awkward for me. >> you want to try to bottle feed? >> seth: yes, of course. >> okay, so we're gonna do it over here. i'm gonna pass it right here. >> seth: oh, i'm going to hold it? >> yeah, yeah, okay. and what we're gonna do -- hold it like that. >> seth: okay. >> hold it like that. >> seth: okay. >> okay. >> seth: okay. >> and then, hold it. >> seth: okay. >> 45 degree angle. >> seth: okay. stick it in the mouth. stick it in the mouth. come on, seth. >> seth: okay. >> you have to get to know her for this. >> seth: okay, okay, okay. oh, my goodness. oh, my goodness. >> isn't that great? >> seth: is it weird i love it more than my son? [ laughter ] is that weird? it happened so fast. >> you are like the tiger whisperer. no one's been able to do this. >> seth: oh, okay. now, i hear some -- are there tigers backstage? >> yeah, so, for a tiger for everybody? >> seth: what? >> yes, yes! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: yes. >> okay, so come on out. >> you're the oprah of tigers. [ cheers ] >> oprah? >> "you get a tiger!" >> seth: oh, my goodness! >> thank you. oh, okay, so -- >> seth: hi. okay, so -- [ cheers ] >> they -- now, actually, watch your face. they're probably insured for a lot of money. [ laughter ] [ tiger meows ]
[ tiger meows ] are formidable predators. they can actually -- >> seth: uh-huh. >> look at them. they can get vocal. >> by the way, andrew, you're doing a very good job. >> oh, thank you. [ tiger meows ] >> one day, they'll -- >> oh, shoot! >> okay, so -- >> seth: why are they crying? what does he want? >> we are going to set him down right here. >> great. >> seth: yay! >> actually, let's move on to the next animal. come on, andrew. over there. >> seth: there you go. hi. >> there you go. >> seth: now, you're okay. >> they're great. >> okay, so, this -- [ tiger meows ] [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] everybody, get down on the ground. let's get down on our feet, or i guess on our knees. okay, so -- >> seth: stop it. no! >> okay, get down, you guys. this -- oh, come here, bub. this is javier. >> seth: okay. >> and javier is a capybara. look at that from central and south america. this is the largest rodent in the world. >> this a nightmare. [ laughter ] >> do you want to hold it? >> seth: i don't! >> just watch your fingers. [ laughter ]
they have sharp incisors. >> seth: oh, incredible! i'm so glad we wore our nice suits! >> i know! >> but this is a semi-aquatic animal. >> seth: really? >> so they're always found near water. they can hold their breath for up to five minutes. >> seth: okay. >> it's a great way to avoid predators like harpy eagles -- >> seth: okay. >> jaguars -- >> seth: where are they from? >> central and south america. >> south america? >> they get big. >> seth: is this fully grown? >> no! no! like i said, it can get almost 200 pounds. >> seth: oh, my goodness! >> wow! >> the largest rodent -- and a lot of people don't -- watch your fingers, dude. >> get the f away from my mouth! [ laughter ] >> but very unique. a lot of people don't realize this is actually a rodent. >> i do! [ laughter ] >> this is my favorite fact, seth. >> seth: okay. >> they are so trainable. someone overseas trained this to be a seeing eye animal for a blind man. >> seth: really? >> i swear! >> seth: did the blind man know what it was? [ laughter ] did they tell him it wasn't a dog? >> "you're being walking around by a giant rat." [ laughter ] >> seth: all right, well, it was great to meet you, javier. >> hey, javi. >> okay, so let's move on to our
>> seth: okay, great. >> there you go. >> seth: all right, bye, javier! >> bye, javier! >> seth: see you on the subway! [ laughter and applause ] >> come over here. >> come over here. >> seth: all right. >> you guys have to be over here. [ cheers ] oh! just for safety. >> oh, oh. >> seth: okay. >> dear god. he's gained weight. this -- oh, shoot! [ laughter ] this is curly, and curly is a north american alligator. >> seth: uh-huh. >> they can actually take out someone's leg with that. can you grab it for me, please? >> seth: oh, no, no. okay, okay. >> look at that. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: oh, my goodness. >> you know, they are one of the most intelligent reptiles. >> seth: uh-huh. >> feel how heavy that is. >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> he's so heavy, but they can bigger, like, 15 feet and also, like, up to 1,000 pounds. >> seth: gotacha, well, obviously he's intelligent if he's letting the three of us hold him. >> seriously! >> seth: let's go ahead? >> oh, yeah! do you know how to tell the difference between an alligator
>> seth: i do not. >> all you have to do -- >> no. [ laughter ] >> i'm not going to get close. >> no, let's see. what is it? >> what's the difference? alligators have a rounded snout. almost like a u-shaped. >> okay. >> crocodiles have, like, a triangle-like snout. >> seth: gotcha, all right, great. do any of them get a nose job to look more like one? [ laughter ] >> probably an insecure crocodile. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, thank you so much for bringing all your animals by. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: corbin maxey, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] for more information about corbin's work, check out corbinmaxey.com. we'll be right back. and thank you andrew, for