tv Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC December 29, 2020 11:35pm-12:37am PST
>> right now >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight, viola davis, daveed diggs, and music from the bird and the bee featuring dave grohl. and now jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thanks. hi, i'm jimmy, the host of the show. thanks for watching. thanks for bundling up with us. guillermo and i would like to extend our warmest regards to those of you who are snowed in by what the weather channel has dubbed, "winter storm gail." it's a storm named after your mom's best friend from college. [ laughter ] in some parts of the northeast, they got more snow this week than all of last winter. people were forced to stay indoors. they couldn't travel or go to school. it was like every other day since march. [ laughter ] a blizzard on top of covid is like a hat on another hat. speaking of cold, white stuff. mike pence is expected -- [ laughter ] -- to get his first of two pfizer shots tomorrow.
he and his wife karen are doing it on television to show that the vaccine is safe. i guess the thinking is, if it's good enough for america's first karen, it should be good enough for the rest of them too. [ laughter and applause ] but this is exciting for mike pence. getting vaccinated is the only time mother ever does shots with him. [ laughter ] it's worth mentioning that mike pence, who is the head of the covid task force, wrote an op-ed in "the wall street journal" six months ago saying there would be no second wave of the virus, this is nothing but hysteria from the media. so maybe save that dose for somebody else. the only cure mike pence should get is a bottle of clorox and a heat lamp. [ laughter and applause ] the vice poodle was in columbus, georgia today to give a shot in the arm to republican candidates in the senate runoff, and as he is known to do, he made one h-e double hockey sticks of an entrance. >> vice president mike pence!
>> jimmy: oh, there he is. white lightning on the way. that's as close as he's allowed to be to another woman. [ laughter ] even though he's only got about a month left before we never, ever think about him again, mike pence is still smooching the boss baby's carrot-colored behind. >> we're going to keep fighting for every legal vote in america. >> jimmy: why do i have the feeling he'll be saying that all summer? [ laughter ] only 34 more days to go. we're now on what feels like 200 days of squattergate. trump has been floating the idea that he will refuse to leave office, as if that is even an option. as if this was like a bad roommate situation.
the big question is not whether he will stay in the white house, he won't. it's where will he go next? he's the target of multiple investigations, to the point where vladimir putin is being asked if trump will pull an edward snowden and flee to mother russia. >> translator: i don't think that there's any need for mr. trump to come seek asylum with russia. because he has been -- has support of 50% of american population, has a huge base of support, he's not going to exit america's political life. >> jimmy: in other words, you ain't got to go home but you can't stay here. [ laughter and applause ] i don't know, i'm not familiar with the lingo, but i think trump just got friend-zoned. [ laughter ] here's a fun thing for those who might be looking for a holiday gift. the mayor of atlantic city is auctioning off the chance to blow up one of donald trump's former casinos, for real. the money will go to charity. the now closed trump plaza hotel
and casino is scheduled to get demolished next month. whoever donates the most money gets to press the button. we should chip in and get this for hillary clinton, right? [ cheers and applause ] of course, the easiest way to make a trump casino implode is to just put trump back in charge of running it again. [ laughter ] guillermo, i have a personal question for you. have you and your wife been making love more or less during the pandemic? >> guillermo: uh -- at the beginning, more. now it's less. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: now less. >> guillermo: yes. >> jimmy: a lot of people who track this sort of thing thought there would be a baby boom when this all started. but that has not been the case. in fact, the pandemic has led to a baby bust. they say 300,000 to 500,000 fewer births are expected next year because we're all too disgusting to have sex with each other. [ laughter ] one of the big downsides to this is all the covid-themed baby names we were expecting will never see the light of day. we could have had a whole new generation of kids with names
like quarantina, wuhanathan, regeneronald, contacttracy, purellen, pfizerminelli, pandemily, swabert, jen-95, and joe exotic. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i guess we'll just have to settle for more kids named river. this is our last new show of the year. it hasn't been a great year. it hasn't been even a good year, really. we appreciate you sticking with us and i wish you the best. i strongly believe we are teed up for what could be the best summer ever next year. [ cheers and applause ] before we wrap this up, i have a gift for you. are you familiar with the yule log that runs on tv, local tv, at christmas time? this is something started back in new york in the '60s, i think. it's a shot of a log burning in a fireplace. it runs uninterrupted for hours. the idea is that if you can't have your own fire at home, you can watch the tv log. we came up with a 2020 version of that. we asked each other what have people been missing, what are they yearning for? the answer is, physical contact
with other human beings. that's what we made, a video of people touching each other. [ laughter ] we made clip after clip. this is not a porno thing. [ laughter ] clips of human beings hugging, kissing, embracing. doingal the things we haven't been able to do. this video is on our youtube channel. it's 10 hours long. [ cheers and applause ] this is just a taste of what you will see. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: so that's some hot stock model footage on stock model footage action there. [ applause ] so if you want to watch that, instead of a log this year, go to our youtube channel. look for the video called "ten hours of people touching each other."
you can reminisce about the olden days. [ laughter ] making the show during this pandemic has been strange. one of the things we've had to do for safety when is we talk to people on the street, make sure those people are wearing masks. we realized it presented a fun opportunity to swap people's voices from one to the other, because you can't see their lips. with that said, it's time for a new special holiday edition of "masking questions." [ cheers and applause ] >> what are some things you like about christmas? >> oh, wow. >> that's a great question. i love the energy that is around us. in the community. >> damon, what are some things you like about christmas? >> when my elf on the shelf comes. >> melissa, what are you hoping to get for christmas this year? >> an xbox controller. >> darrell, what did you ask santa for? >> peace of mind, you know?
just some relaxation and all this stress that's happening with covid is just too much. >> let me hear a little bit of jingle bells. ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to ride on a one-horse open sleigh ♪ >> can you give us a little dreidel song? ♪ dreidel dreidel dreidel i made it out of clay ♪ ♪ when it's dry and ready with dreidel i will play ♪ >> bobby? now let's hear you. ♪ dreidel dreidel dreidel i made it out of ants ♪ ♪ when it's dried and ready it goes into my pants ♪ >> ashley, what's something you love to drink during the holidays? >> i like to drink hot chocolate. >> what do you drink on christmas? >> alcohol, cocktails, margarita, martini. >> let me ask you a question. what are some things that you would like to get for christmas
this year? >> you know, i would love to have some free time, and maybe a date one day with my wife would be nice. maybe a vacation to mexico. >> what are some things that you would like for christmas? >> well -- alaska. i like blocks. i like dolls. pretty much i also like sunglasses and clothes. also, i think i also like fuzzy kittens. and i think that's it. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right. well, you know -- it's dumb but it's fun. so last night, my friend joel mchale tweeted a video. i watched it, i don't know, 30 times last night. it's of a kid that is apparently taking safety during the pandemic very seriously. >> next weekend it's going to be so nice, like 60, 65, like that.
we could sit outside on the porch. >> no, the lockdown! >> oh -- >> a lockdown when is you stay the [ bleep ] inside, not the [ bleep ] outside. you know what a lockdown is? stay the [ bleep ] inside. [ laughter and applause ] >> you plan on staying in the house till, like, june? >> what the [ bleep ]? lockdown. [ bleep ] inside. not the [ bleep ] outside. what the [ bleep ]? do you hear the news? [ bleep ] lockdown inside, the [ bleep ] inside. not the [ bleep ] going out to parties in the casino. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: right. obviously i had to know more about, and potentially adopt this child. so we tracked him down. he's from brooklyn, which is a shocker. [ laughter ] let's say hello to daniel and mom danielle. hi, guys.
[ cheers and applause ] >> hi! >> hi! >> jimmy: merry christmas, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having us. >> thank you for having us. >> jimmy: daniel, i loved your video. [ laughter ] you made that back in the summertime, huh? >> yeah, like in -- >> march. >> april, march. >> jimmy: when i saw it, i went online to make sure joe pesci hadn't passed away, because i thought maybe he'd been reincarnated in you. do you know who joe pesci is? >> not really. >> jimmy: no. >> he's an actor, funny. >> jimmy: he's an actor, very funny guy. he talks a little bit like you. danielle, what was daniel's first word? did it start with the letter f? [ laughter ] >> started with the letter m, mom. >> jimmy: mom. daniel, who taught you that word and to speak like that? where did you learn that? >> um -- pretty much like from tv. >> jimmy: from tv? [ laughter ] >> pretty much everywhere. >> mom and dad.
>> mommy, dad, my half-siblings. >> jimmy: what do you want to do when you grow up? >> i want to be, like, something with technology. because i'm very good at technology. so i want to be like something that makes a lot of money. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, right. do you have a swear jar in the house? i think you could make a lot of money there. [ laughter ] >> no. he doesn't talk like that on a regular basis. i know it sounds like he does. >> jimmy: right. >> came out of nowhere, honestly, he doesn't talk like that. >> jimmy: daniel, do you talk like that with your friends? >> not much. >> jimmy: not much. [ laughter ] daniel, what do you want to say to all those people out there who are going to parties in casinos right now? >> you got to wear a [ bleep ] mask! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] [ bleep ] follow the rules! wear a [ bleep ] mask. follow the rules. >> jimmy: daniel, we have a new administration.
would you be willing to lead the coronavirus task force? [ laughter and applause ] i would love to see you working with dr. fauci, i really think you'd be quite a team. well, daniel, what do you want for christmas? >> i don't really know because i have everything. >> you do? >> yeah, pretty much. one of my things is an xbox. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> the new xbox. and another one is money. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: uh-huh. >> and a punching bag. >> jimmy: a punching bag? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, all right. i hope santa hasn't been hearing that language you've been using. [ laughter ] well, thank you, guys. merry christmas. i appreciate your taking time to talk to us. daniel, do me a favor before we go. just say "gobble ghoul." >> gobble ghoul. >> jimmy: good, very good, thank you, daniel. now go to your room! >> bye! >> jimmy: thank you, danielle. [ laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back. tonight from the new disney-pixar film "soul," daveed diggs is with us. later, their album is called "put up the lights." with help from dave grohl, music from the bird and the bee. [ cheers and applause ] the last time our first guest starred in a movie adaptation of a play by august wilson, she won a golden globe and oscar. why not do it again? "ma rainey's black bottom" is in theaters and netflix in about five minutes. please say hello to viola davis. [ cheers and applause ] hi, there, how are you? >> hey, jimmy. >> jimmy: you look great. you look very festive. is christmas in full swing by you? >> christmas is in full swing. we have a beautiful tree. you can probably hear music going on in the back. the only thing we don't have right now is the liquor. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we can help you with
that. guillermo, get viola some liquor! >> guillermo: sure, coming right up! >> jimmy: what's your favorite christmas song? number one all time? >> "little drummer boy." >> jimmy: oh, can i tell you something? >> yeah, you can tell me something. >> jimmy: that's the song that dave grohl and the bird and the bee are going to play on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] how about that? for you. we set that up for you, even though we didn't know. >> see? >> jimmy: you grew up in rhode island. i assume you had snow days when you were a kid? >> absolutely, especially during the blizzard of '78, i'll never forget it, absolutely. i loved snow days, absolutely. >> jimmy: it's so funny. my daughter's 6 years old. now with zoom school, they went to school, then they canceled, they sent them back home. she was so bummed when they sent them home. i was thinking, oh, we loved nothing more than to be sent home. that was our goal was to go home. >> we loved it. you know what else we loved? i always did this, because i was sort of a bad kid. i loved putting my tongue right
onto those cold poles. then your tongue would stick on it in the cold. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you couldn't get it off of it. it's in that movie "the christmas story." >> jimmy: right. >> my damn tongue on a cold pole to see if it stuck. then i couldn't get it off. i couldn't get it off the pole unless i spit on it. and i used to love that. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: you did that more than once? >> i did that more than once. i told you i was a crazy kid. that and sledding into trees, into the middle of the street, loved it. >> jimmy: yeah. i remember in brooklyn before the family moved to las vegas, i remember us making igloos out of garbage cans. we would be in the garbage can, cover it with snow. i don't know, it was obviously filthy and not hygienic, but -- [ laughter ] what the hell, we did it. that's what we did. >> kids today don't know what they're missing. >> jimmy: go play in the garbage cans, you children!
>> put that damn tongue on those poles! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how old is your daughter, about 10 years old now? >> my daughter is 10 going on 30, yep. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we passed the santa age and that sort of thing? >> oh, she says, mommy, i know santa is the guy they hire at the mall every year who has a big stomach and a white beard, don't even play that with me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: does she still make a list? is there still -- >> she made a list. and this is the first year she's made a list. she had things on that list where i had to say, let me tell you something, okay, genesis? i don't care how much money you think mommy has. 98% of the stuff on this list, you're not going to get. [ laughter ] i don't care how nice you are, you're not getting that iphone, you're not getting that camera with the tripod on it, you're not getting half the stuff on this list. so there you go. that's the kind of mommy i am. >> jimmy: well, listen. i mean, you have to figure out ways. otherwise they don't appreciate
if you give them too much stuff, right? >> exactly. i said, do you know how much that iphone costs? $365. you have $365? because i'm not spending that on a phone. there you go. >> jimmy: then she goes down to the mall, she finds santa, she apologizes. that's all. [ laughter ] how old were you when you realized that it wasn't -- acting wasn't just something that was fun for you, but it was something that you were good at, like maybe even good enough to do it for a living? >> when i was 14 and mr. yates, he actually was our english teacher, but also our drama coach. and i was doing a play that was going to be in a competition. and he was giving me a direction in this play. and he was like, viola, you know what? if you'd really do this and get this right, you can actually make a life out of this. and i was like, oh, really? and that was it. i said, i'm going to be an actress. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: good old mr. yates.
>> it was my ego, that's what it was. >> jimmy: is mr. yates someone you keep in touch with? >> mr. yates is someone i keep in touch with. he was at my wedding. >> jimmy: oh, really, wow. >> he and his wife were at my wedding. we had 85 people that i invited to the wedding. but 125 came, because my mom invited 40 people to the wedding. >> jimmy: what? >> she was going to the casino. when she would get on the bus, she would see a friend of mine that i hadn't seen since i was 7 years old. you know, viola, she getting married, you want to come to the wedding? come on, there's going to be lots of food! there were 40 people there, lori, raquel, all these people i hadn't seen since i was 8 years old, mr. yates was one of them. mr. yates came to the wedding. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: did you invite mr. yates or did your mom run into mr. yates? >> i invited mr. yates. but i think my mom could have
pushed me to invite mr. yates' wife. >> jimmy: i see. >> and my other science teacher, mr. assis. i think she may have invited him, she saw him at stop & shop grocery store. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: your mother cost you thousands of dollars that week. >> sure did. >> jimmy: we're going to take a break. when we come back, we'll see a clip from viola's great new movie "ma rainey's black bottom." viola davis is with us, we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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was absolutely spot on. [ laughter ] you are a hell of an actor. i mean, you barely are recognizable in the movie. and you are so good and the movie is so good. was it fun to play a character like that? a big, real-life character? >> i loved the padding. the padding had the opposite effect on me, jimmy. >> jimmy: yeah? >> as soon as i put the padding on, i felt more sexual. i felt like i owned my body. i felt like my aunt joyce. i keep mentioning my aunt joyce. my aunt joyce was probably 300 pounds. every time she came to the house, we would be ready for her because she had the latest clothes. you couldn't tell her she could not fit into the latest fashions. [ laughter ] and she could get any man she wanted. so i was like, shoot, i'm aunt joyce. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you've been getting a lot of accolades for this performance. most notably from oprah herself,
who sent you -- you posted this beautiful flower arrangement. and the lovely note from oprah, really just raving about your performance. and champagne as well. was it good champagne? it would be funny if oprah sent out some kind of a sparkling wine. [ laughter ] >> it was dom perignon sparkling rose. it is excellent. [ applause ] i haven't tapped into it yet, i'm trying to pace myself, jimmy. during this time i've knocked a lot back. [ laughter ] i've knocked a lot back. a lot of wine, a lot of everything. yeah, dom perignon for her. she's an awesome gift giver, awesome human being. awesome everything. >> jimmy: she's oprah. she might not be a human being, she may be an entity that is above, watching us and blessing us from heaven, i guess, or santa barbara, one of those. >> i get the overflow to her beautiful generosity. she was at my wedding, actually, my last one.
i had three, but that's another story. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i don't know if you look at this sort of thing. you know you're the favorite to win the oscar for best actress. [ cheers and applause ] and the late, great chadwick boseman, who's unbelievably great in this film, is the favorite to win best actor in this movie. [ cheers and applause ] boy is he something else. he really -- i mean, it is just a wonderful thing to watch you guys in this one. on christmas, will you open gifts on christmas eve? or do you do it in the morning? >> jimmy, i have to open it the morning of christmas. my husband's birthday is december 24th. he told me when he met me, not only was he bowled away by me and he loved me, he was like, i love you, but. don't mix up my birthday with christmas. [ laughter ] that's the number one rule, we can't do that. and i was like, oh, okay, okay.
i want to keep this man, i've already told him i have bad credit so he knows what he's gotten himself into, i cannot mix his birthday with christmas. so we open it christmas morning, very early. >> jimmy: wow. you make sure to have a birthday cake and to have presents wrapped in birthday paper? >> i don't do all that, the cake and all that. >> jimmy: no? >> i don't do any of that, i just -- you know, i just say "happy birthday, sweetheart, and i love you." >> jimmy: that's it? [ laughter ] >> i've been with my husband 21 years. i've run out of ideas. i'm not going to lie. i'm not one of those people that comes up with something new every year. i mean, i get him a little something and tell him i love him, and he's good with that. he's about to be 67, he's cool. >> jimmy: viola, may i just say, and you take this however you like. a cake is not an idea. it's a cake. [ laughter and applause ] >> yeah, but you got to order that cake. >> jimmy: right.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back to the show. music from the bird & the bee is on the way. our next guest earned a grammy and tony award for his run on the humble, equity-waiver musical, "hamilton." [ laughter ] it's good, google it. next, he gives voice alongside jamie foxx to the disney-pixar movie, "soul." it premieres on disney plus on christmas day. please say hello to daveed diggs. [ cheers and applause ] how are you?
>> hey, how's it going, jimmy? >> jimmy: it's good to see you, how is everything going? >> it's good. it's l.a. in a covid crisis. it's as good as it gets. >> jimmy: it's weird. people ask how it's going, you feel like you have to go, hm, uh -- >> i wear this. this is my day. [ laughter ] this is what i do. >> jimmy: that's a stylish one. that's like a permanent one. we have -- >> i'm in it for 13 hours a day. it's got to be comfortable. >> jimmy: really, 13 hours a day you're wearing that thing? for fun or for work? >> on set. no, that's my fashion one. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what are you working on now? what are you on set doing? >> we're shooting this blind spot tv show. >> jimmy: making a tv series out of the movie you made? >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's fun, except for the helmet. >> it is, it's fun.
it would be way more fun if it wasn't 2020. >> jimmy: yes. you're our last guest of 2020. is there anything you'd like to say to this year? >> i don't know, i think, just recycle the clip of that wonderful kid from earlier. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] he said everything we all have to say. >> jimmy: maybe you'll have a part for him in the tv show. [ laughter ] >> i just want him next to me. always. >> jimmy: it would be funny if you had a sidekick in real life. >> i want it to be him just telling people, get the [ bleep ] back! [ applause ] >> jimmy: what were the holidays like for you growing up? >> you know, i was raised jewish. but like berkeley -- i called it laissez faire judaism. we sort of remembered when the holidays happened. [ laughter ] and my -- then -- we opened presents on christmas, but it was always a thing, because my
pops drove a bus. and often didn't have christmas off. and we also didn't have money for presents. so eventually we invented -- we stopped celebrating any traditional holidays, we invented a new holiday called "meat fest." >> jimmy: meat fest? okay. >> yeah, yeah. it was like a potluck where everybody had to bring a dish made of meat. [ laughter ] it was basically like a feast with no sides. >> jimmy: i see. could it be any kind of meat? or was it beef exclusively? what are we talking about? >> no, whatever, as long as it used to be alive. [ laughter ] it was fair game. [ applause ] >> jimmy: boy, i like the sound of this. i hope your family is carrying on this tradition. >> we haven't done it in years, you know. we're separated by great distances and don't often get to get together during the holidays. we talk about bringing it back. but also, several family members are vegan now. >> jimmy: oh. >> so the rules would have to change. maybe you can imitate it or something.
yeah, it got wild. it got pretty competitive. we would invite lots of people. it became like a thing among my friends. we always had it whatever day my pops had off between christmas and new year's. and so people weren't doing anything. they weren't with their families. a lot of friends would come. people would try to outdo each other. a boss of mine made beef wellington one time, people were bringing quail and stuff. >> jimmy: really? what was the best meat item ever served at meat fest in all your years? >> oh, man. the wellington was tough to beat. it was huge, table sized. [ laughter ] i also didn't know what such a thing was. but honestly, like my mom, who hasn't eaten meat in years, even while we were doing it didn't really eat meat, she just did this for us. she used to make a mean tri tip, and still could, though she refuses to now. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: very northern california. very central california, the tri tip. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: you released a hanukkah song this year.
and there aren't many hanukkah songs. did you feel one was needed? is that why you did this? >> nah, i did it because the disney channel asked. [ laughter and applause ] >> asked my band if we would write a hanukkah song. i said no. they said, but why not? we had a conversation about it. here's the thing. i'm in a band called clipping. we're good with constraints. we like setting up rules for ourselves. over the course of the conversation about this song we were like, well, because it would have to be like a klesmer rap song that's age appropriate for kids -- oh, yeah, that's a good idea, we should probably make this song. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the song is called "puppy for hanukkah." which is nice. jewish parents will say, there aren't hanukkah songs or just the adam sandler song, the dreidel song. now you've released this song that requires them to get their child a puppy. [ laughter ]
>> yeah. a friend of mine texted me and said, thousands of jewish parents are cursing you under their breath. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's what it's all about, right? >> happy hanukkah. >> jimmy: it was announced last week that you're going to be in this live-action film of "the little mermaid" playing sebastian the crab. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: which is not kosher. but exciting, yes? >> it is. it is. >> jimmy: how old were you when that movie came out? >> i must have -- what was that, '91? '92? so i was like 9? 8, 9, 10 years old? something like that. i remember going to see it in the theaters. i remember lining up at the grand lake theater to see it. in like a line full of kids. i still have this memory. so it's wild for me, because we also premiered "blind spotting" at the grand lake, which was the next time i ever stood in a line there. a nice full-circle moment for me. >> jimmy: you had to stand in line at your own movie? what's going on?
>> yeah, yeah, nobody knew who i was. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: lin-manuel miranda was on our show, told us at one time he named his son sebastian because of "the little mermaid." >> he really likes that movie a lot. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. he's a producer on this movie, right? >> he is. he's written some lyrics for it. there's some new songs in it. yeah. watching lin and alan menken together is like a really special kind of nerd candy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're also in this -- in the movie "soul" which is a disney-pixar movie. i watched this with my kids, they really enjoyed it. with jamie foxx. were you -- i don't want to say too much about it, because i think a little bit would get ruined if we do. were you in the high school band as a kid? >> i was. yeah. i played saxophone.
i played alto sax for a number of years. i played in the jazz ensemble at berkeley high school. yeah, which was full of really great players. like if you know your jazz -- i played with ambrose akinmusire, jonathan finlayson, people who would go on to have monstrous careers in jazz. then there was me, just sort of holding on for dear life, in third chair alto. >> jimmy: third chair? if you're going to be third chair, might as well be behind guys like that, i guess. >> yeah, yeah. i was the flashy dresser of the bunch. i also ruined the pictures. i ruined the songs and the photos. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's very good to see. the movie is called "soul" coming to disney plus on christmas day. gather the children around and watch it. daveed diggs, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, daveed. be right back with the bird and the bee with dave grohl! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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apologies to matt damon. "nightline" is next but first, their album is called "put up the lights" with the classic "little drummer boy," and a drummer boy named dave grohl, the bird and the bee! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ come they told me pa rum pum pum pum a newborn king to see pa rum pum pum pum ♪ ♪ our finest gifts we bring pa rum pum pum pum to lay before the king pa rum pum pum pum ♪ ♪ rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum so to honor him pa rum pum pum pum ♪
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