tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC March 20, 2019 12:37am-1:38am EDT
♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- jordan peele -- creator and star of "fleabag" actress phoebe waller-bridge -- chef and auther action bronson, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]di and gentlemen, seth meyers. et >> good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. president trump yesterday tweeted a picture of a signed heck that he wrote donati $100,000 of his annual salary to the department of homeland security. of course, if you want to gi part of your salary to the
government, you can just pay your taxes.[ ughter ] according to politico, the white house is expected to drop the word "acting" from acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney's title and they'll replace it with "soon to be quitting." [ laughter ] the "new york times" has published a report on president trump's history with deutsche bank and found that the bank loaned trump $2 billion over twa s. wow, you ever lend one of your friend50 bucks and then you see them with a new shirt and you're like, um, how about 50 bucks you owe me? [ laughter ] this guy has a gold apartment. [ laughter ] an artist in texas has created a two-acre crop circle of democratic presidential candidate beto o'rourke's face. and text there reads beto 2020 and can be seen fe sky. oh, so that's why trump grounded all those planes. [ laughter ] according to reports, president
trump's 2020 budget proposal could cut funding for broadcasting stations such as pbs and npr. said an npr host -- [ audience boos ] yeah. said an npr host, unbelievable. the time is 8:30. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] don't say i don't give you the npr comedy you came for. [ lighlaughter ] president trump today accused facebook, google and twitter of being, quote, "on the side of the radical left democrats." he then added, "i've also been really striking out on tinder. [ laughter ] so it's hard not to think they n did someto the algorithm." [ laughter ] trump supporters are calling for a boycott of designer tom ford after a fake quote spread online of him calling first lady melania trump a glorified rt es
but it is a fake quote, so it looks like you maga heads get to keep your tom ford curly shearling fuknee boots. [ laughter ] according to reports, although he has not yet formally announced his presidtial run, former vice president joe biden is considering selecting a nning mate early on in h campaign. said his first choice, "for the last time, joe, i'm not interested." [ laughter ] so you're saying there's a chance! [ laughter ] sprint has reportedly suffered a data breach that coue exposed customers' calling history. said millennials, lling history? oh, that's fine. [ laughter ] that's fine. like enter all, no, yeah. go, you can have that. [ light laughter ] to y was the 40th anniversa of c-span, and it looks like they're having a huge party just off camera. [ laughter ] c-span and npr in the same night.
[ laughter ] we're really aiming for our base! [ laught ] and finally, we're going to get you back with this one. f you alwalow -- when you tell a c-span joke, you've got to make sure you've got one coming rig that's going to get everybody back on board. it's called a reverse c-span. [ laughter ] and finally, a man in california was arrested last weekend after allegedly riding a horsehile intoxicated. police first became suspicious after heried to fill it up. [ laughter ] there we go! take that, c-span![ eers and applause ] we he a great show for you tonight! he is the writer and director of the highly anticipated new horror film, "us." my good friend jorn peele is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] she the creator and star of "fleabag," now playing at the
soho play house here in new york city. it's absolutely fantastic. she's fantastic, as well. phoebe waller-bridge, everybody. [ cheers andpplause ] who else is here? and we never have a bad time uy with this next he's a rapper and beloved chef whose new book, "stoned beyond belief." it's not what you think, unless you think marijuana. [ laughter ] it's available now. action bronson is back, you gu ! [ cheers and applause ] before we get to that, iowa republican congressman steve king drew criticism over the weekend when he posted a meme on facebook that seed to ll for a new civil war in america. the meme read, "folks keep talking about a civil war. one side has about 8 trillion bullets. the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use." and then king added, "wonder who would win." this brings us to a segment called, "couple things." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: first thingn't believe that steve king really wants a civil war. but you've got to remember, th
e are a lot of unstable people out there who are prone to violence. d one of them right this moment is president. a president who, and i can't lieve this is true, is susceptible to memes. [ laughter ] second thing. that is a very poorly designed meme. it is way too many words, a good meme is short and sweet, likth one. [ laughter ] you e? it's funny, because it's a relatable feeling, and because why would a robot cat day it is? and also, bonus points, it's not about americans kir.ing each ot third thing. you're from iowa. and in this meme, iowa is blue. [ lahter ] that means -- [ cheers and applause ] that mns if there is a civil war, you would have to be a spy in enemy territory, and i just don't think you will be that believable as a liberaunion worker. [ laughter ] final thing, we know which bathro to use. it's the bathroom that corresponds to your gender identity.
not that difficult, unless you're in a hipsr bar in brooklyn. oh, oh -- [ laughter ] oh, man, i think i'm a bird, bu the squirrel l so much shorter. [ laughter ] the important thing is, we all know to use the bathroom. unlike steve king, who smears his [ bleep ] all over the internet. this has been couple things." cheers and applause ] ♪ we'll be right back with jordan peele, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> everybody!me back, give it up for the 8g band right over there! [ cheers and applause ] and also, so thrilled this week that fred armisen is back. how are you, fred? >> fred: how you doing? >> seth: i'm wonrful. and i love having you here, because we get to catch up, we get to talk. e of the things we were talking about today, i'm obviously very busy, you're very busy. we don't have as much time to read as we used to and you said that you have solved it. because you have developed a process where you can look at the cover of a book, and just lo from the cover, you know everything about the book. so you no longer have to read it you get the full experience. [ laughter ] >> fred: yes. i don't have to read a book. >> seth: and that'ina true >> fred: true, very. >> seth: we could try it right now, and you could prove to me and the whole audien that you're not just making it up. >> fred: sure!
[ cheers and app ause ] >> set right. let's test it out, once again, in a segment called "fred judges a cook by its cover." ♪ ♪ >> seth: all right. here's the bk. it is "sorry not sorry," by sophie ranald. fred, what is this book about? >> fred: so this is -- it's kind of like -- i would describe it as a boowhere when life gives you limes, you make margaritas. >> seth: oh yeah. yeah.[ ughter ] >> fred: and it's pretty much a cookbook. >> seth: oh, it is. [ laughter ] >> fred: and, you know, as your kids get older, what do you do with their toys? it's a gat question. so you start putting them into mixed alcoholic drinks. [ laughter ] so you could, you know, pile some legos into a beer. that's a recipe that's in there. you can also take old barbie dolls, and put them into margaritas, and -- [ laughter ] just, you know, stuff them in there, put a little lime in it. that's, by the way, a toy lime. [ light laughter ]s and so ist recipes for different drinks. >> seth: gotcha. so this is an entire book that is recipes for alcohol beverages that use old kids
toys. >> fred: yes. >> seth: gotcha. >> fred: yes. >> seth: what would -- you know, what do legos add to beer, like as a drinking sensation? >> fred: i love that question so much. [ laughter ] a lot of the frothiness, and the sort of golden amber color to it. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah.re >> comes from this sort of yellowish legos that you can get, those kind of smaller ones thes sort of bring those bub up. >> seth: oh, wow. [ laughter ] >> fred: yeah. >> seth: and this is interesting, cisse based on - this is a cookbook with not a single photo. [ laughter ] >> fred: you don't need thd . you just ne descriptions is all you need. >> seth: yeah i mean, i guess know how to put legos into beer thout a picture. fred: yeah. >> seth: give it up for fred armisen, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] our first guest tonight is an academy award winning writer, director, and comedian you know from his work on the film "g out," and the series "key & peele." he wrote and directed the highln cipated film, "us," which is in theaters friday. let's take a look. >> i thought i already done told y'all to get off my property, okay? so if y'all want to get crazy,
[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: this is -- >> thank you! >>eth: this is very -- the last time you were here was to talk about the film "get out." >> yes >> seth: and so since i last saw you here, you won an oscar. >> mhmm. rs and applause ] >> seth: you were -- you were a producer on "blackkklansman" this year. so you were nominated for an r osis year. >> yes, i was oscar adjacent. >> seth: oscar adjacent. did you enjo-- did you enjoy this year as well, being at the oscars? >> yes, it was fun. imean a little bit of the load off, cause i knew on for best picture, i wouldn't have tk because it's clearly spike's -- >> seth: right, spike. and that must be -- i mean the year before where you ended up, and you did have to speak, and you did a great job. thank you. >> seth: but that must be in the back of your head the whole time. .> yeah, you're just kind of like the whole thi you missed the thing cause you're like -- thank my mom. thank my mom. it's -- yeah. it's much -- it's much easier to just kind of watch the show. >> seth: that's fantastic. and you -- i kw, obviously, "get out" was a sensation, continues to be.
you have an idea for a "get out" you've been pitching. not a "get out" sequel. a "get out" ride. >> yes. [ laughter ] yes. well, you know, 'cause i work with universal studios. >> seth: yeah. >> so i have the fast track. so, i've been pitchingide. you've got to be. >> seth: it doesn't feel like -- naturally it doesn't, when you see that film, you don't think, oh this is definitely goamg to have aement park ride. [ laughter ] >> no, you don't. you don't presume that, and they haven't bit yet. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] ->> you know, they're sti i'm still waiting for their response. >> seth: uh-huh. >> but the pitch is like, you have to be this color, or darker to enter. >> seth: okay. [ audience gans ] >> no? [ laughter ] these are the jokes. [ laughter ] , it turns out there is already a "get out" ride in existence. it's called america. >> seth: oh boy. [ audience oohs ] [ plause ] this -- i'm very excited. i was telling one of your starss n, that i'm going to the premiere tonight. and i'm thrilled, because i wa hed "get out" on a screener when you were coming last time,
and so i didn't geto see it th people which i feel like -- i mean, it was amazing, but you want to see it with people so i'm so excited about tonight. and i'm particularly excited, because 20 yrs ago you and i were going to horror movies together. >> yeah. >> seth: so this will behoike the firsor movie i've gone to with you in 20 years. and you wrote and directed it. >> and i made it. >> set idea for this one?the d the idea came, you know -- i've been terrif the idea of doppelgangers since i was a kid.i d, you know, i always had this vision of like seeing myself across the subway . platfo and just kind of thought, like, what if you saw yourself and then like, if that's not creepyn gh, what if you went, like -- [ laughter ] you know? the other you, sort of smiled at you. and so this kind of,idea of like, all right what's that about?d, ou know, i've been -- i put it -- the idea of a doppelganger family, i thought was like okay. well, then my imagination went crazy, and out came this film. >> seth: that's so wonderful. and you had a cast then who had to -- [ laughter ] getting ideas is wonderful!
[ laughter ] trust me, i know writers who don't have ideas. not very hap about it. >> sure. >> seth: you -- you had a cast, tthey obviously had to pl versions of themselves. >> yes. >> seth: obviously, it's a challenge for them. c was itllenge for you as a director having to do both of their characters? >> yeah. w th -- i mean, i don't recommend it. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> like you're doing a scene wist four actors playing aga themselves. it's kind of like -- it's kind of like the movie "big b business scary. no? "big business?" bette midler and -- okay, well, i've forgotten. [ laughter ] i don't expect you to. but no, it's very difficult. you've got to like plan it right. lily tomlin. >> seth: there you go. [ cheers and applause ] >> represent!li lily t lily tomlin all day. represent! [ laughter ] very difficult, as it turns out. and you have on the here our actors are the family, it's like fun, and like light. and then when they come in as feke the scary versions, it's like, ooh, you jus the
crew just like --ea >> seth: >> everyone's just like -- ass drops out from under them.la hter ] when like lupita walks onset. >> seth: and lupita, i mean just from the poster, the first time you saw her in the poster, the evil version of her is something else. i mean you would have to get --> till pretty somehow. >> seth: yeah, still gorgeous, yeah. you would have to gi notes to her in character. >> yeah. >> seth: was she that kind of actor where -- >>he totally went full daniel day on this one. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> which is totally eepy. yeah. i'd be -- she'd be in her dressing room alone for like hours waitin and you'd walk in, and you know she has -- she's doing this voice. it's just ally scary, and really creepy. and you'd walk in, and s'd just be like standing in the corner like looking at you. and you'd be like, oh! [ laughter and then, of course, inevitably you'd giveer a note, and she'd have to say something like, you know, "we need more chex mix on craft services." [ laughter ] "chex mix. i got you."
[ laughter ] but no, she -- her performance -- the entire cast is brilliant. she -- you know, has the job of playing the lead, and the main villain in this. so it's kind of like she's doing like both sides of the "silence of the lambs" like spectacle on full. it's amazing to watch. >> seth: i can't wait. another thing i remember you ab talkint with "get out" to sort of add levity to another movie that -- you know not just terrifying, s t heavy in theme was you would direct sometimes tracy morgan, you would direct sometimes as obama.th did you have ag you did on set here? >> you know, it wasn't the same kind of vibe, because when we came in, it was kind of like chilling and cool and quie but there was -- you know, we shot the bad family first. so that the good family could react to them.an kind of know what we're dealing with. and so i was like, okay, lupita, i'm going to play your performance from yesterday. know, i e, oh no, y can't -- that'll distract me. io seth: oh, were you just going to like play the a >> i was just going to throw the
audio of her like monologue as the bad guy on, and so she was like, no, no, that'll distract me. so i was like, um, okay. so then, basically i did -- that's where i learned to do the voice. by like doing -- you know. no spoilers, but it was like -- you know, she starts, and she's like, "once upon a time." and it was just -- it was like the full test of like, not reverting to "key & peele." >> seth: right. [ laughter ] >> like hammy comedy bits. >> seth: yeah. >> 'cause you knowe would have had a good "us" sketch. >> seth: right. >> if this movie came out. laughter ] >> seth: that's really the serpent eating the tail. >> that is. >> seth: if you guys come back for another season, and just do your movies, parodies.e. >> be awes [ cheers and applause ] all right, i like that idea! >> seth: there you go. >> that's great. >> seth: you know, y a make "get ou obviously it's hard because you're not a director before, and so you have those hurdles to get over. it seemed like the different set hurdles this time is now you're the guy who made "get out." did you feel that? >> yea >> seth: or did you feel that pressure? >> yeah, i did. you know, people were -- you
know, i get, you know, asked a lot -- everyone's, eh, you know you've got a big task on your hands here. and i returned to this idea that like if i make my favorite movie that doesn't exist, like you know, if people don't like it, they don't like it. but i can watch this movie in li 20 years, and get entertained. and so that's what i did. and it's a very different film. but it -- you know, i like it. >> seth: you had a screeng at south by southwest, which we were saying backstage just 't coulave been more fun. >> so, i mean, the feeling of getting like a shudder like when that scene that you played like -- hits. you know, at the time of the movie, you just get this great shudder. the crowd was so nice. you make this -- these movies with the idea that people will be yelling at the screen in the hope that they'll be, you know, laughing and screaming. so when it all comes together, it's like, that's -- it's - that's, you know --
that's the final piece of the puzzle. >> seth: that's really exciting. >> yeah.h: >> s can't wait for tonight. it is always just so great to er have you and i can't wait for whatever it is you do next, buddy. >> thank you.s >> seth: alwch a pleasure. [ cheers and applause ] that's jordan peele, everybody. "us" opens in theatres friday. we'll be right back with phoebe waller-bridge. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ good boy!
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♪ [ cheers and applae ] >> seth:ur next guest is an emmy-nominated writer, producer and actress who created the critically acclaimed tv series "kling eve" and "fleabag" which will debut it's second season on may 17th on amazon prime video.sh is starring in her one-woman show "fleabag" at the soho playhouse through april 14th. please welcome to the show, phoebe waller-bridge, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ >> seth: h phoebe! >> hi, seth! >> seth: i am thrilled to have you here. utr those who don't know, this started as a ten-mshow -- >> yeah. >> seth: -- that you then developed into an houre ong stow that you then adapted yourself into a television show. >> yes. >> seth: and now you have brought it back to a one-hour e stow in new york city. >> i am milking it for everything it's worth. [ laughter ] >> seth: there will be nothing left after this. >> no, no. she's hausted. >> seth: and it's sold out, which is fantastic. congratulations. i always feel bad when people -- [ cheers and applause ] yeah. >> thanks. >> seth: whepeople come on to promote something and they can't gain anything from their appearance here. do you have any -- because you've done it for so long, and had it in your life for so long, can you still get nervoubefore a show? is that something that happens? >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: okay. >> no, absolutely.'s
yeah, ust that moment of hell just like three seconds before you go -- like i just had here now, actually. [ laughter ] why do we do this? and then you're there, and then you're there and you're like, "oh, this is why." i >> setthere a moment -- i mean, there's the first scene, which was the first scene in the television show, as well, yes? that you opened. >> yes. >> seth: i mean, that's such a good scene. you must have a moment of, like, if i can just get to that first laugh here, then i'll be off and running. >> yeah, once you get the first one down, you're okay. yeah. and it's nice, becrdse i have re voices in the show so it feels like -- even though it's a one-person show, it's between me, my stage manager, shaw, and the recorded voices. >> seth: the recorded voices. are those the original recorded voic? have you ever redone those? >> no, no, no, yeah, that's the director's ex-boyfriend. >> seth: oh, wow! [ laughter ] >> so, he still remains. >> seth: and there's sound effects, as well? was this something you spend a lot of mon on, getting the voices and sound effects? no, okay. >> no. no, when we fit put the play together, i mean, we had, like, no budget and we have so many souneffects in the show. we had to, sort of, do them all ourselves, really. my mom is onof them -- just is one of them.
[ laughter ] >> set show.s a voice in the >> she's a voice in the show. and then my sister did the sound design. and there's, kind of -there's like porn sounds during the show. so, she had to go and create those for us. [ laughter ] seth: not from scratch. i hope she went to the internet. [ laughter ] >> she did go to the internet. she came in like -- and then the rest we, sort of, created ourselves. >> seth: gotcha. were any of them hard to create or were they pretty --? >> well, there's quite a lot of talk about sex in the sh. and there was one point that we wanted a, kind of, sex sound effect that was less, sort of, fireworky than the porn sound effect. so, we needed a, kind of, light, sort of, slapping noise. [ laughter ] you know. you know. [ laughter ] so, we couldn't work out what i e right sound was. and we decided -n't know how you end up in these situations but i ended up in a cupboard with my sister in the dark with my director ju gently tapping my bum like this. [ lahter ] and that's in the show. 9:00 every night. >> seth: wow, that's really
great. [ cheers and applause ] do you have any preshow ritual at all? >> oh, yeah, yeah. self and shaw, our stage manager, we shout "you and me, baby." to each other. i have to shout it and she shouts it back. and then for some reason, since we've come to new york, we also shout "bocca di lupo." >> seth: which is, "bocca di lupo?" >> mouth of the wolf. >> seth: oh, wow. [ laughter ] >> but it's also a really lovely restaurant in london. >> seth: oh, well, there you go. >> it's a nice thing to yell. >> seth: i like you said some reason, like, you guys did it come up wi >> it did feel like that. we decided then we were like, oh, no, that's gonna be -- i don't know how long itng to go on for. >> seth: that's going to stay. there are obviously -- it's very funn but there are some real moments of emotional resonance in the show. there's a -- there's a gasp moment in the show.y certaien i was there. is that something that hap and is that something you're happy when you hear it? >> oh, yeah. that's another one of those moments where you think, "we've still got them." , even if it's a quiet audience, if it's a gasp -- it's called the guinea pig gasp for reasons that we'll, you know, u'll have to work out. something happens to the guinea
pig. and when i first scripted it in the early previews, i was describing this thing that happens to the guinea pig, and it just wasn't landing with audience. and i was doing two or three nd previews in, was like, "i don't feel i'm getting a reaction from them." and vicky jones, the director and i, we sat around and i said, "changed the words a bit, changed the rhythm of what i was saying." and then there was one night when i said, "okay, we're going to try it with this new rhythm." and i said, "what happens to thu ea pig?" and the entire audience went -- [ gasps ] and i went -- [ gasps ] [ laughter ] so, now it happens. and then last night, actually, i tried something a little bit d different e audience laughed but there was one woman in the audience that, kind of, just -the gasp went the wrong way and she just ended up screaming. [ laughter ] she said, "ah!" [ laughter ] >> seth: you -- because, of wurse, you adapted and unlike your stage show ch there are no guinea pigs, there are physical guinea pigs in the television show, because you run a guinea pig-themed cafe. yes, yes. >> seth: and i do not believe this is true, but you brought prf in order to get -- whe you wanted to find guinea pigs for the show, they sent you head ots.
>> well, yes. [ laughter ] yes. we needed one guinea p, hillary. and so we had to find her. and, of course, they sent us the "a" list. >> seth: the best guinea pigs. >> the best guinea p [ laughter ] and they told us -- we spoke to a few handlers, and they sent us these head shots. >> seth:dend so -- >> wded they were the equivalent of, like, hollywood stars. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] >> this is like -- she's like the jennifer lawrence of the guinea pigs.er [ laug you can, like, see she's got oreal depth and also kindf blonde. well, this is the emma stone. >> seth: emma stone guinea pig. sure, yea. >> clearly got range. >> seth: clearly got range. you can tell, like, funny and serious. [ light laughter ] >> funny and -- she actuallyjoot thin the end. >> seth: oh, syo did. u went with emma stone. >> yeah, yeah, emma. i mean, how coulyou resist? this is actually ryan gosling. >> seth: oh. [ laughter ] i can see that. >> the gender is, obviously neutral in our casting. so, he didn't quite make the cut. >> seth: gotcha. >> yeah. [ audience ohs ] i know. i mean, i really wanted to give her the gig. but she's not quite right.
i'm not going to say who that f, reminds mectually. >> seth: really? you're not? [ laughter ]i ll say -- i will say this guinea pig looks like it was maybe out a little late. >> yeah. yeah, yeah, htah. [ la ] >> seth: and you maybe couldn't quite depend on it showing up on time. [ laughter ] >> or when she does, it's really wew and edgy stuff. >> seth: and the like, "if you can get her out of her trailer, she's great." [ laught ] but, like, sometimes she's just -- like she's in the wheel and she's got --h. >> yeah, yea [ laughter ] >> seth: obviously, yoeen a performer and a writer for a very long time. you got your sta -- one of the things i heard you started with was you wrote an anonymous article in your church paper. c your locrch paper. >> church magazine.ow >> seth: how did it come up you got the idea to write for it, and why did you want to be anonynkus? >> i tecause i was saying -- i was about 11 or 12. i think i was exposing quite personal things in the family. >> seth: gotcha. d >> the main reason i wan be anonymous. the main storyline -- although i did call it "life at number 62", and we lived at number 62. >> seth: okay, gotcha. [ laughter ]
>> and i think people we like -- and also, it was mainly kind of hamster adventure-based. >> seth: gotcha. >> news. >> seth: oh, i see. >> and we had a hamster. >> seth: your writing habeen, sort of, rodent inspired for your whole. [ light laughter ] >> i just realized that. [ unintelligible ] my god, this is where it all comes from. and then, the news was like -- myd amster was called chops he went missing. and so, obviously i needed to express and write about that. >> seth: yeah. >> so, i wrote it, and shared it with the community. and -- >> seth:eah. >> it was really dark. it was like, day, three, still no sign of chops. [ laughter ] mom's got edgy. >> seth: so, it warllike "gone but for a hamster. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] and it's like, my brother jess has been searching and no sign.l so wthought -- but then the amazing thing is, is chops came back! >> seth: wow! >> chops came back! [ cheers and applause ] yeah! [ cheers and applause ] and so, you can imagine that entry. >> seth: oh, yeah. >> i, like, walked out around our community anchurch being like, "guys, right? right?" i wanted to, like, feel the audience response and everyone -there was one person i think who was keen. >> seth: yeah.
that's good.ho do you think maybe saw the article and realized he was loved? [ laughter ] he's like, "i got to go home. i didn't think they'd ev notice." [ laughter ] >> he looked a bit like she who should not be nad. >> seth: number 4. >> he went in looking like jennifer lawrence and came out looking like that. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's the before and after, yeah. [ laughter ] the floorboards, do not go under there. >> i had an aming time, man. oh, my gosh. >> seth: you -- olivia colman, a winner, olivia colman is in the series. and did you -- how do you get someone like olivia colman to agree to do your show? o >> well, you emotionally bribe her with youfriendship. >> seth: gotcha. that's a nice starting point, a friendship.he >> so, i madcome see "fleabag" the play. and then made her tell me that she loveit so much she wanted to be in anything i wrote. and then she came to see the play, and she's -- i mean, ldloveliest woman in the w and also the naughtiest, most mischievous. and she really likes the play.sh ansaid, "if you ever want me to be in anything, then let
me know." but i'd already written the pilot for the show. for the tv show. and so i was like, "oh, let me just quickly write in a part foa olivia c" and then -- there's one role in the play of the godmother that is talked about but not -- only for a couple of sentence so, i spoke to her about that. we talked about what she's like to play. and i just thought, "god, i haven't seen her play someone e,o is really awful and, l mean." >> seth: yeah. >> and the kind of cruel -- >> seth: and when you give a fr nd a part and say, "hey, wrote you as an awful person," did she -- >> thrilled! >> seth: thrild? yeah. >> thrilled. everyone wants to play the villain. >> seth: yeah, and she's really yod at it. h, she's brilliant at it, yeah. >> seth: thank you so much for being here. just such a pleasure to see you. >> thank you! [ cheers and applausgr] >> seth: cs on the show. that's phoebe waller bridge, everybody. "fleabag" is playing at the so-ho playhouse thorugh april 14th and it's sold out. season two of the tv series wilo be availabamazon prime video in may. we'll be right back with action bronson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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new book, "stoned beyond belief" is on sale now. please welcome back to the show, our friend, action bronson, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ou >> seth: how are >> i feel tremendous right now. >> seth: that's good! >> i feel soood, it's crazy. >> seth: that's great. usually -- it's great to have you here on the couch.y, usuae stand over there. >> oh, wait my spoon is falling out. >> seth: your spoon in falling. what have you got for us there, action? >> well, this is my luggage. i just came off the . so, i brought some -- >> seth: they didn't make you check this?ev >>. this is only carry-on. >> seth: okay. >> i got you a rainbow moreno's icy. [ applause ] new york style, right here. >> seth: new york italian ice. >> yeah, i'm gonna shohow to eat it. >> seth: okay. how do you eat it? >> you open it.
[ light laughter ] >> seth: okay. and this is all in the book. [ laug aer ] >> this in the book. i'm telling you, this is yoda level right here. [ laughter ] >>?eth: and how do you eat >> now you want to burrow around the sides. >> seth: okay. >> you want to create a burrowing situation over here. [ laughter ] >> seth: yep. okay, great. >> every once in a while releasing it. [ laughter ] the point -- the point is to lift -- >> seth: oh, you lift the whole thing? >> -- the icy out of the -- >> seth: yeah? >> just to expose at. >> seth: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> do you see that? >> seth: yeah. >> that's the real treat right there. d>> seth: oh, you go upsin. >> that's the real treat. >> seth: well, cheers to you. >> cheers to you, my friend. >> seth: i wouldn't have known that. >>t's in the book. you don't -- [ laughter ] >> seth: i don't have to remember it? >> there it is. s h: this is -- i want to ask -- >> all that good granulated caramelized sugar on the bottom. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: and this is all -- these are new york staples. f this is a new york stap
sure. >> seth: and everything in this book. this is great.eg and cheese on a roll. >> egg and cheese on a roll. salt, pepper, ketchup.se >> seth: and tre beautiful photos. >> thank you, man. i appreciate it. that's actually a burger my mom made. >> seth: really? >> yeah. >> seth: and this is -- people have described this book as a lo letter to weed. would you agree with that? >> yes. [ laughter ] i would agree. there's no doubt about it. >> seth: okay. rl>> i like to call it an memoir. >> seth: a memoir? >> a memoir.o and there is al kinds of trickery in there. it shows you how to hide -- well, growing in up in new york, you had to hide weed. you know, like in loangeles and all the west coast places, you can just smoke freely. i had to hide weed und nuts. [ laughter ] >> seth: when you were going where? >> to anywhere. just riding around in the car. because you never know when you could be pled over. >> seth: oh, wow. >> and, you know, you don't want -- [ laughter ] more than kely, they're not going to go there. >> seth: yeah, more than likely. >> i like to tell the police i'm not wearing underwear sodohey
t check me. >> seth: gotcha. [ laughter ] i'm going to make a guess here.t i bet that first cookbook that's in. >> i'd say so. >> seth: yeaer [ laug [ cheers and applause ] there's a -- there's a story in the book about you getting your mom high. >> oh, man. my mother is the one who turned me on to weed. [ laughter ] so, it was only right that i ouciprocated. so, this was 4/20 two years ago. >> seth: oh, that's nice that you d it for the holiday. >> well, she came over for lunch. she's like, "i want to get high!" [ laughter ] i was like, all right. i got some oil here.ve so, i er just a little touch of some very potent oil. >> seth: uh-huh. >> oh, man. it is likehis woman was on ketamine. [ laughter ] i don't know that feeling. >> seth: yeah. >> but she does. >> seth: and then you did -- >> she's from at era. >> seth: you did what every son would do if he got her mom high. you recorded her.
>> i recorded her. >> seth: yeah. >> and then i carried her up the stairs home, placeher in bed. she screamed, "don't take my [ bleep ] shoes off! [ laughter ] i needhem for grip!" [ laughter ] [ applause ] what a woman. what a woman. -- we have actual a short snippet. here is action bronson talking to his mom after he got r stoned. >> just tell everyone how high you are. >> no, i can't talk. i'm not telling anyone.er [ light laug >> not tellin' anyone. >> are you recording me? >> no, i'm not. >> you are lying. >> can you please tell them? >> i can't describe it. i am so high. [ laughter [ cheers and applause ] e. seth: this one right here. that's melty che is that -- >> that's a section. it's all about melty cheese. you know, this isn't about integrating cannabis into the food. this is about getting high and eating.
>> seth: okaht gotcha. [ la ] >> that's what this is about. >> seth: that's an important distinction. >> it really is.n' because i like to be overloaded. i like to smoke and then, you know -- or indulge.et >> and so, just out of safety, there's -- you wouldn't say, like, make it and then get stoned and eat it. you can get stoned first and then make it. nothing here is too tricky. >> no, there's no patterns here. you can just do whatever. you can have it in your mouth while you're making it. you know. whatever. [ laughter ] there's no rules to this life. [ laughter ] now, look at that. this is another new york staple. a jamaican beef patty with cheese. >> seth: all right. [ audience ohs ] t think i've ever had a jamaican beef patty with cheese. >> well, you have to come to jamaica queens. >> seth: okay. >> and rememr, i told you, come to queens. and you know what we're gonna do. >> seth: yeah, yeaer yeah. [ laug but you better not record me or take my shoes. >> don't you worry [ laughter ] i'll never take your shoes. >> seth: and so this is easy to make at home? or do you have to get the original first? >> i mean, the original is --
you can make the original. you get a nice beef patty from 165th street and jamaica avenue. island flavors. you can get a jerk chicken style. you can get kalalu. you can get whatever yt in there. just open it and stuff it with paleo mozzarella. you can even put bacon and meatball. you can gecrazy with it. that's what they serve at the pizzeria in new york city. >> seth: that is a good looking -- >> it's a vegan alternative. laughter ] [ applause ] uncheers and applause ] >> seth: we joke a we have our fun. this, right here, is no joke. >>u're in a martin scorsese movie. am. >> seth: this is a photo -- >> it's crazy to even say that. >> seth: this is a real thing. you were in a photo -- this was you and bobby niro and marty scorsese. [ cheers and applause ] >> that looks photoshopped, right? >> seth: and you are -- this is the film "the irishman."
>> it is. it's coming in october, i think. >> seth: it's gonna be on er netflix in oct >> i believe so. >> seth: and what was the experience like? i mean, obviously, you're a new york guy, to byswith these >> it's illuminating from behind. [ laughter ] tit's like as if god was room. the quote when i put this picture up, this is like -- thir isigious experience right here. you know?so you watcany movies, these people become part of your lives. and martin scorsese is, like -- all right. action! action. laughter ]i ways wanted to say that. i'm like, all right. [ bleep ] have me back for ather. [ laughter ] >> seth: and, you know, obviously, there is --wh a gus movies have always been the most authentically new york films you can see. you're so authencally new york. did you feel nervous or did you just know if you were yourself it was going to be whoever he wanted? >> yeah, i was just chilling all day long, honestly. [ laughter ] >> seth: you don't strike me as a guy who gets nervousat stressed out that much, action. >> today i got stressed out e becawas doing a cooking
segment and they didn't have the god damned powdered sugar on the ble. [ laughter ] so, i was furious. >> seth: really? >> but other than that, i'm good to go. laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: man, it is so nice having you back. th everybody!bronson, "stoned beyond belief" is available wherever books are sold. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ my friend mike over here just told me that his tree friends are unnecessarily cut down to make toilet paper. don't people know that seventh generation's tp is made from 100% recycled paper? ♪ ♪ because it's not a tree's duty ♪ ♪ to clean that booty. ♪ it's really quite absurd ♪ that a home for a bird ♪ would be used to wipe a turd. ♪
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