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♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- steve harvey, from "gotham," actor robin lord taylor. music from elle king. featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. [ cheers and applause ] and now, here he is, seth meyers. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening, everyone. i'm seth meyers.
this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is great to hear. that is great to hear. this is also great to here. i guess things are back to normal in north korea. this weekend the north korean government released photos of kim jong un touring a food factory. [ laughter ] and the tour was going well until he fell into the chocolate river -- [ laughter ] and got sucked up by the chocolate extraction pipe. ♪ kim jong, kim jong what did you do ♪ [ laughter ] congratulations to solange. let's give it up. [ cheers and applause ] this weekend, beyonce's sister, solange knowles, got married. i bet jay-z got a kick out of that. [ laughter ] here's some good news.
a ruling by a manhattan court this morning could provide victims of the bernie madoff ponzi scheme with an additional $5 billion in damages. when reached for comment madoff said, "let me know if you want to double it." $5 billion now, $10 billion tomorrow. $20 billion the day after that. then zero. i couldn't believe this. pope francis has invited punk rocker patty smyth to perform at the vatican christmas concert. patty smyth at the vatican christmas concert. and that's not the only sign that he's pretty lax about tradition because he's calling it the vatican holiday concert. and that's the pope. [ laughter ] this is incredible. miami marlins outfielder giancarlo stanton has signed -- he has signed the biggest contract in american sports history. the biggest contract in american sports history, worth
$325 million over 13 years. what could possibly go a-rod? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] anytime you give someone in sports a 13 year contract, you should have to look at a photo of yourself from 13 years ago. just to remind yourself what the passage of time does. not sure what to make of this. a new york plastic surgeon has announced that he is creating vacation breasts. which are implants that would last two to three weeks. that's amazing isn't it? who gets a three week vacation? [ laughter ] have you even heard of such a thing? that's right. breast implants that last two or three weeks.
just like the relationship you're in with the guy who wants you to have bigger boobs on vacation. [ laughter and applause ] just like that guy. what happened to dave? after the vacation, it came to a close. this is just amazing. last week a florida woman and her 20-year-old daughter -- a florida woman and her 20-year-old daughter gave birth within three hours of each other at the same hospital. i guess there is nothing like giving birth to take the edge off becoming a grandma. [ laughter ] it must have been so awkward afterwards. hey, do you want to meet your uncle? that's your niece. of course, in florida, that's called tampa twins. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
this is pretty shocking. an idaho teacher is facing disciplinary action after she killed and skinned a rabbit in front of her biology class. she's also facing a really well-behaved biology class. [ laughter ] what's that, kevin? do you remember the rabbit, kevin? do you want to keep it down in the back? remember the rabbit. remember how we didn't even study it afterwards? i just did it and threw it in the garbage. that's how i roll, kevin, so keep it down in the back. i straight-up killed a rabbit. and finally -- this is great. a student at fresno state university last week was arrested for having sex with a sheep on campus when he was drunk and stressed about midterms.
and now he's even more stressed, so look out, other sheep! ladies and gentlemen, this is the 8g band! ♪ >> seth: how's it going, 8g band? great to see you guys. fred, i'm so delighted you're here. i love seeing you on mondays because i have never met anyone who has more active weekends than you. for somebody who has so many different things they do professionally, you also find so much time to do other things. and i'm just -- i'm constantly blown away. my only thing that i worry about is i feel like, when we talk about the things you do, people might think you're making them up off the top of your head. but i, of course, know that's not true. you wouldn't do that. you wouldn't tell me anything that wasn't 100% true. but i heard something that is amazing. we mentioned it in the monologue.
solange knowles got married this weekend. i heard you performed a service at the wedding. >> i did. >> seth: yeah. >> i hosted a game that people could play afterwards, which is like -- it's just dice, like a dice game. you know, so i just had people come, and you just sort of roll dice. and you just throw the dice in the middle of the room. and family members can play. it's just like a box of dice that everyone can just join in on. and so the family came out. we had a father and daughter throwing of the dice. and then, just everyone joined in and did the same. >> seth: wow, that's great. so now, when you get asked to do this, did you do this gratis? were you paid? >> fred: i'm not really asked to do it. i sort of offer it as a surprise, fun game at weddings. and then, once it starts happening, you know -- a number of people join in, and they play. and a number of people don't. >> seth: and how do you win this game, this dice game? >> fred: it's longevity.
so it's how long you can keep throwing the dice for. you know what i'm saying? so if it's hours and hours and someone's still doing it -- then, great, you're the winner -- kind of thing. >> seth: that sounds like a really fun thing at a wedding. >> fred: thanks a lot, yeah. >> seth: great. >> fred: if you're getting married any time soon -- >> seth: yeah. i mean, i'm not, but -- >> fred: okay. >> seth: yeah. >> fred: all right. well, i'll do it for any kind of function you want. >> seth: okay, great. well, thank you so much. what's the name -- what do you call this dice game? >> fred: it's called dr. fred's all of dice. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's a great name. that's a great name. you guys, that's exciting. what's also exciting, we have an excellent show for you tonight. steve harvey is here tonight. so excited to talk to steve harvey, one of my all-time favorites. a very wise man, steve harvey. also from the hit fox show "gotham," he plays the penguin, robin lord taylor will be stopping by. he is excellent on that show. and we will also have music from elle king. and she is just wonderful. so we have a great, great show for you tonight. now, we here at "late night" --
we are just huge fans of slogans. slogans, we like. for example, fig newton's slogan is "it's not a cookie." it's fruit and cake. great, i like both those things. good slogan. hallmark, "when you care to send the very best." i do, i care, great slogan. yellow pages, "let your fingers do the walking." great, my fingers need the exercise. these are all great slogans. but, we started to think, couldn't everything benefit from a slogan? so we came up with some for you in a segment we call "new slogans." ♪ >> seth: we start off with purse candy. you know purse candy. of course, the candy you find at the bottom of your purse. doesn't have a slogan. could use a slogan. purse candy, dirtier than you want but not too dirty to eat. next up we have chapstick. chapstick needs a slogan. chapstick, where is it?
next we have emojis. emojis -- very, very popular these days. let's see their new slogan. emojis, for when you just can't find the right word to say saxophone, eggplant, slice of pizza, easter island head. very succinct slogan for emojis. next, looks like we have a joint slogan. joint slogans are very exciting. a joint slogan for peppermint and spearmint. let's see their slogan. peppermint or spearmint, the one you like is the one this isn't. and don't even get me started on wintergreen. or as i call it, always third. next we have shampoo. shampoo, body wash for when you forget to buy soap. we've all done it. we've all done it. it's fine. we've all done it. next we have thongs. thongs very popular. have never had a slogan until now. thongs, got to keep them separated. [ light laughter ]
next we have -- next we have eight-ounce bottles of water. let's see their slogan. eight-ounce bottles of water, when your mild thirst outweighs any concern for the environment. you want a glass of water? no, i'll take an eight-ounce bottle of water. next we have clones. a clone, for example, like, if i made another seth meyers. let's see their slogan. clones, the other white me. now there's two. next we have a single rose. let's see its slogan. a single rose, nothing says there's a 7-eleven between work and home like a single rose. [ cheers and applause ] hi, honey, i thought of you on the way home. also, i have beef jerky. finally we have cremation. it's one of the many options to deal with a loved one's remains. it's never had a slogan before. we thought we'd give it one. let's see it. cremation, don't put all your legs in one casket.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone. so last week kim kardashian posed nude for "paper" magazine. everyone seems to have an opinion on the photos. i could give you my opinion, but i thought instead we'd give you a female perspective. so here's one of our resident females. please welcome michelle wolf. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hi, michelle. thank you for being here. >> hi, seth. >> seth: so, michelle, i'm assuming that you, like everyone else, saw kim kardashian's pictures last week. >> i did. >> seth: and so what do you think about her taking such risque pictures? >> i think it's great. >> seth: you think it's great? >> yes. let her pose for as many pictures as she wants. it's the safest thing she can do. if she wasn't spending her time posing for pictures, she could do way more damage. she could be a doctor. she could be your doctor.
[ laughter ] >> seth: so you don't think it's a bad thing? >> no. not at all. she's good at it. let her do what she's good at. russell crowe is good at acting. look what happened when we let him sing. [ laughter ] we were not entertained. we were not entertained! [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, okay. moving on. two weeks ago keira knightley posed topless to help convey the message that women should just be happy with themselves the way they are. what were your thoughts on that? >> i agree. women should love their bodies. women should be confident in their bodies. or women should just stop caring about it. because you know who doesn't care about their bodies? >> seth: who? >> men. [ light laughter ] you know what men are? >> seth: what? >> successful. [ light laughter ] they're ceos. they're late night talk show hosts. they're presidents. you've never heard a president say, "i want to help the middle class, i want to create jobs,
and i want to accept that i have my mother's thighs." [ laughter ] also, you know who should care about their bodies? >> seth: who? >> men! you have weird bodies, men! >> seth: you're right. we do. >> yeah. i never thought, "ooh, i can't wait to get his pants off so i can see that weird bag of stuff between his legs." [ laughter ] >> seth: i never thought that either. [ cheers and applause ] >> are you sure? >> seth: i never have. >> also, let me get this straight. i have to work on my thighs, so i can attract a guy, so he can show me that dingle-dangle? [ laughter ] i know women aren't supposed to be good at math, but, seth, that don't add up. >> seth: yeah, no, it does not. another thing everyone -- [ laughter ] another thing people have been talking about is the issue of catcalling. what are your thoughts on catcalling? >> catcalling is annoying. don't do it. but on the scale of things for women to argue about, catcalling is way down here.
i'd rather make a fuss about getting paid the same as a man than make a fuss about men yelling at me. because then, if a guy on the street yells, "hey, smile!" i'd be like, "i already am! i make a lot of the money!" [ laughter ] >> seth: that's a very good point. >> i know, thank you. >> seth: you know that. you know, just out of curiosity -- this is my last question. have you ever catcalled a guy? >> no. but i would if i could think of a single compliment to yell at them. [ laughter ] the best i've been able to come up with is, "what are you smiling about? your body's a mess!" >> seth: right, it is. it is, we get it. michelle wolf, everyone. we'll be right back with steve harvey! [ cheers and applause ] >> your body's a mess! ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> nice. >> seth: looking sharp as always. >> i like that. like the band too, man. >> seth: they're a good band. >> that's hot. >> seth: they're working hard. >> you got a show, got your name in lights. >> seth: it's not bad. [ light laughter ] >> you done came up, baby. [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm following the steve harvey model. >> god bless america. >> seth: work hard -- work hard and nice things happen. >> yeah. how you been, man? >> seth: i've been good. and you've been good, too. you're year was so busy and you just -- congratulations -- you just became a grandfather. >> yeah, can you believe that? >> seth: give it up. that's so great. [ cheers and applause ] >> can't even believe it, can you? >> seth: no. you look outstanding. >> how sexy is this -- [ laughter ] for somebody's damn granddaddy? i've been fighting it too 'cause, you know, my wife, she's
picked -- my wife doesn't want to be called grandma. because it sounds too old. >> seth: right. >> so she's decided to be "nana." >> seth: okay. >> she wants to be "nana." so i picked my own name. she pissed, though, so, you know. [ laughter ] >> seth: what'd you pick? >> i'm big pimpin'. [ laughter ] >> seth: i can see. ♪ big pimpin' spendin' cheese ♪ >> seth: that's a good -- >> yeah. >> seth: that's a good sing-along song for kids. >> that's all i do, yeah. i was trying to sing a nursery rhyme the other night, and i couldn't remember none of them. [ talking over each other ] yeah. i put "big pimpin'" with "mary had a little lamb." and then came in with "little sally walker." and we was just in there hitting it, yeah. [ laughter ] i'm going to be a cool granddad. >> seth: yeah, you're off to a good start. >> but i tell you, man, i ain't had a kid in a long time. they got new stuff now. they got like diapers that have a strip down the middle and when the baby wets theyself, the strip turns blue, and it lets you know they wet. >> seth: wow. >> that's hot.
they didn't have that. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, that's technology. >> they didn't have that. my kids used to just walk around just soggy wet. [ laughter ] just pee just all over. and then they got a -- they got this new thing out. there's like, like the baby wipes. >> seth: uh-huh. >> this is new, too, and -- [ laughter ] no, not baby wipes is not new. [ laughter ] but the thing -- you can put them in a thing that heats the baby wipes. >> seth: okay, wow. >> they come heated. because remember, you used to put the baby wipe on the baby and throw they ass into something. [ laughter ] you put a cold baby wipe -- you do it! you put a cold baby wipe right there, and see if you don't do like that. [ laughter and applause ] and so now they heated. >> seth: yep. >> and so they got these little containers. so, since i got a granddaughter, i bought four of them. >> seth: oh, the heating, you bought the heated ones. >> for me. >> seth: oh. [ laughter ] >> yeah. i sat 'em by all my toilets all over my house. >> seth: wow. >> it's like a spa treatment. [ laughter ] if you take a hot one and put it
right there, and then take a cold one right behind it, it's like hot and cold stones. >> seth: yeah. oh, wow! >> except it's down there. [ laughter ] it's refreshing. if you ain't tried it, you got to. >> seth: this is -- >> y'all not laughing, but this is very refreshing. >> seth: this is a refreshing -- >> it's like taking a york peppermint patty and just -- [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: that -- i would like to -- i would like -- i would like that. [ cheers and applause ] but then you got -- you still -- you get a few vacations. you took a ski trip last -- a ski trip, something you do every year with your family? >> yeah, i try. we try to go to aspen every year. >> seth: that's good. you have fun? >> yeah, yeah. it's pretty cool. we all -- i told my -- i don't really care for it. i just go because my wife want to go. i don't really -- i'm from cleveland. what the hell i care about skiing? >> seth: right. [ laughter ] we go to aspen. and we let the kids bring a friend last year. and so my son's friend, beautiful little black boy, but he's fat.
[ laughter ] just a little fat-ass, little boy. and his mother decide to dress him in all black. and i asked her, why, you know, the baby had to wear all black. but he's 15. she said, "so that you all can spot him." i'm went, "well, hell. there's four black people in aspen." [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. right. shouldn't be hard to find him. >> all of them flew in with me. >> seth: right. >> so -- [ laughter and applause ] so we out there -- and he came in handy though, because we was -- we -- my kids were skiing down the hill. i rolled down the hill. and we got at the bottom hill, and nobody could find the little boy. and everybody was looking for the little boy. but he was up on the mountain, and he had on all black, and he's fat. if you look up there, he look like a cave opening.
[ laughter ] >> seth: so that's how you found him? >> just look like a big hole in the mountain up there. >> seth: that's good. so once you knew that, you probably didn't lose him ever again. >> no, he's just -- he's fat. he stays there. [ laughter ] >> seth: you stick around. i have some questions. i want to ask you about "ask steve." i want to ask you about "family feud," and i want to did you about the new dating website. are you going to stick around? >> for sure. >> seth: all right. we'll be back with more steve harvey after this. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ 14 years to the day, we got our first prius. ♪ sometimes the most daring ideas... ...are the ones you can count on the most.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night." we're here with steve harvey. thank you for being here. your show, "steve harvey," emmy award-winning daytime talk show. you have a segment called "ask steve." and sometimes, people ask questions, and you have to be brutally honest with them. >> yeah. i came up with this segment because, when i was little, i used to watch "the carol burnett show." and carol burnett used to walk out and talk to the audience. and i always thought that was the coolest thing because i'm not really good with writers and stuff. so i said, i'll come out and talk to the audience. that will be my setup. people ask you stuff. it was a woman in the audience who was in her late 30s.
and she had been paying attention to videos, and twerking is really hot. and there's a woman online who has like four million viewers twerking. and advertisers are buying ads on her twitter page. so this woman came on the show, live in the audience. and i try not to hurt nobody's feelings, but she was in, like, late 30s and she wanted -- she thought that she wanted to quit her job and start twerking. >> seth: professionally? [ laughter ] >> and so she said, "can i show you?" and she could twerk! but -- you know, see, to twerk -- [ laughter ] to twerk for money, you kind of have to have a body -- >> seth: right. >> -- that people want to see get twerked. you can't just have any old shape. because like, if you -- if you -- if you not really like, real curvy, real shapely and it's tight -- it look like you twerking anyway. [ laughter ] so, i didn't want her to quit
her job to go into twerking and you really don't have a twerk body. you know, some people, you want to see 'em twerk. and then there's some people just really just need to go grocery shopping. [ laughter ] go and kill it. >> seth: that's good. being honest is important. >> you know -- >> seth: one of my favorite things about you, as a host on "family feud," is you will have an honest reaction when people give terrible answers. sometimes you cannot -- you cannot make them feel good about their answer. [ laughter ] you've had some good ones. is there any personal favorites over the years, craziest answers? >> i mean -- the first craziest one i heard -- a lot of people saw it on youtube, but the question was -- if someone -- if you break -- if a robber breaks into the house, what's the most unexpected thing he would hate to run into? and you're thinking, you know, an owner with a gun. you're thinking, you know, a dog. >> seth: right. >> this country dude, just, a naked grandma! [ laughter ]
and you just go, what -- what is -- what is it -- what? why is that your answer? you know, we in here -- your family trying to win $20,000. i don't know how the hell you think you're going to win it with naked grandma? what's the chances of seeing somebody grandmama naked when you break in the house? >> seth: yeah. >> and why is that a concern of yours? [ laughter ] that was good. and then i think the other one that got the most was this -- it was a family on there from chicago. and the question was, name a word or phrase that begins with pork. and the dude, when i went up to him -- he was a dude named lunatic. he was a rapper. and i looked at him, and i said, "so, lunatic, name a word or phrase that begins with pork." he say, "i got this, steve. i got this all day." i said, "what is it?" he said, "all right, cupine." [ laughter ]
pork-cupine is not a damn word. pork is not a part of cupine. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: no. >> now, the part you don't see is -- see, they edit this down for tv. i'm in the floor for 15 minutes. i can't breathe. because -- what was hurting me was he actually set black people back for 200 years with this stuff. we didn't need this answer. [ laughter ] not pork-cupine. please, brother, say anything but that. so that was a disaster. >> seth: do families get mad when someone has a bad answer? >> oh, yeah, man. this year, a lady, her brother or husband came out. and fast money around is 200 points. you win 20,000 bucks. this guy comes out and gets 188 points on his first shot. >> seth: right.
>> so, this lady needs 12 points, and they get $20,000. you got five answers to get 12 points. that's a gimme. this lady got five zeros. [ audience awws ] i got to tell you, man, it was horrible. it was horrific. she let the wind out of the whole show. the cameramen were numb because -- the only way this show works is we give away the money. [ laughter ] you know, this ain't "jeopardy!" we actually want you to win. this ain't "who wants to be a millionaire?" hell, who the hell don't want to be a millionaire? [ laughter ] you know, we trying to give you $20,000. so she gets five zeros. it was horrible. and she was walking back -- i'm not supposed to tell this, so just -- and excuse my french, but this is what her sister said when she passed her, after she got five zeros and only needed 12 points. she walked past her sister, her sister said, "oh, no, this bitch didn't." [ laughter and applause ]
>> seth: that's a "family feud." >> yeah, "family feud." we can't show you that. they had to edit all that out. but i was mad. so they had to cut the cameras off for 30 minutes because i couldn't even come to work. [ laughter ] she said that, and i thought it was horrible that she called her that but -- [ laughter ] your new website, delightful.com -- tell me about that. >> i have a partnership with match because i have this book out that has helped so many women understand men. i created a website called delightful.com. and it's a great new dating site. and it has the second largest launch of a dating site, right behind match. they say the numbers were actually higher than eharmony when it came out. and it's doing pretty good right now. and it's not really -- it's a relationship site. because women don't really want to date. women want to get into a relationship. so my advice to women has always been pro-woman and help them out.
but i have advice on the dating site to help men better understand women, how to treat them anyway. and especially for women to understand the aspects of dating, so you can quit dating and get into a relationship. so it's a relationship site, where we help you find love and keep it. that's the big difference. and i'm on there with a lot of tips and advice from the book and other things. >> seth: and your books are very helpful. you give a lot of great advice in your books. >> and they send a lot of my children to college. >> seth: that's good. [ laughter ] in that case, i'm going to mention it one more time. >> i think you should. >> seth: steve harvey, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] his show airs weekdays. check you local listings. and pick up a copy of "act like a success, think like a success." he's got kids that need to go to school. we'll be right back with robin lord taylor! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ it's a marshmallow world in the winter ♪
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>> -- obviously. which is not maroni's forte, is it? no, this is something else. someone artful. someone close to you. >> i know who you're going to name. but your hatred of fish makes me doubt anything you say against her. >> with respect -- i don't understand why you still tolerate her existence. she has proved her disloyalty a hundred times. she wants your head. >> seth: please welcome robin lord taylor! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: hi, how are you, man? i'm so excited to meet you. >> so nice to meet you, too. >> seth: we've known the same people. one of the same people we know is my brother. because you went to my alma mater that my brother also went to, northwestern. >> yes, yes. >> seth: you and my brother, we've got some very quiet
northwestern people in the house. >> go cats. [ laughter ] >> seth: and you and my brother were in a mime show together. >> yes, we were in a mime show together. yes, yes, yes. >> seth: and we actually have a photo, which is very exciting for me. there you guys are. [ laughter ] now, where are you? because it's very hard. all mimes look the same. that's you down in the middle. >> no, no. this is me up here. this is back when i used to be blond. i'm also wearing glasses, so there's no punch me in the face. and that is josh right there. >> seth: that's my brother. it was great because this happened after i graduated. and going to school with my brother, i always thought, "i hope he's okay once i leave school." and then, i left school, and he called and said, "great news, i'm in a mime show." and i thought i shouldn't have left. [ laughter ] i shouldn't have left him on his own to make decisions like that. >> yeah, right, yeah. >> seth: was it fun? did you like being in the mime show? >> it was amazing. yeah, it was incredible. i mean, you know, you do a show -- and it's a mime show, so obviously no talking. no noise at all, maybe some music or whatever. but you really hear the audience. and it's a lot of older people. and so it's a lot of, like, coughing that doesn't sound right. [ laughter ] i mean, you're like -- coffee and candy and kleenex,
everything. [ laughter ] >> seth: you know exactly by sound how many old people were there. >> yes, definitely. >> seth: that's great. >> totally. >> seth: and then, you also were roommates with billy eichner from "billy on the street." you guys lived together at northwestern. the great billy eichner. [ applause ] and you were integral in the early episodes of "billy on the street," yes? >> well, yeah. we did a comedy show in new york called "creation nation." we did it all over the city. art nova was one of the theaters we did it at. yeah, and then -- so we developed "the man on the street" segment in "creation nation." and so that's how that came about. and then -- yes. >> seth: you know, we did that film for the emmys with him, which was great. they're so great because they're three minutes long. but what you don't know is you have to walk around with billy yelling at people for 12 hours. >> 12 hours. >> seth: and it's exhausting. also, the ones you keep in are the only ones where people are cool at all. >> right, right, yeah. >> seth: did you have any sort of negative interactions with people? >> well, i used to do the camera work for most of the things. and this was before we had,
like, releases. so people would sign -- this is just the internet. we were just literally ambushing people, guerilla style, on the street of new york city. pretty intense. nice way to meet your neighbors. and yeah, so there was one time where -- we were actually doing a video about the writer's strike, which was some years ago. and billy went up to this woman, and he asked her -- he said, if -- i'm going to redact the name. if this high-powered network executive could give money a bj, would he? and this woman, like, just paused, and then slapped him across the face. [ laughter ] so of course that ends up in the episode, in the segment. yeah. >> seth: then, "creation nation," the sketch show you guys did, you took to the edinburgh fringe festival in scotland. how did the scottish people respond to your show? >> you know, for the most part, pretty well. we're doing like kim kardashian jokes and johnny depp material. so, you know, there was a little bit of a disconnect there.
but for the most part people loved it. the only problem was, here's the lesson that we learned -- is never do a live show in front of the bathroom. because like -- it's comedy show, too, so we were in the middle of the show, and these two elderly scottish ladies get up. and they're sitting in the front row, and they just walk right between billy and i on their way out to the bathroom. so yeah. yeah, that was a moment. yeah. we gave them a standing ovation. >> seth: as you should. >> as you should, yeah. >> seth: congratulations so much on "gotham." it's so wonderful. it's such a fun reimagining of the batman legend. [ cheers and applause ] you know, going into it, i'm so delighted that the penguin is such an integral part of the story. did you know that going in? are you excited about it? >> i was. yeah, i'm thrilled. you know, i just want any job. you know? [ laughter ] up until this point, anything is what i was looking for. you just want health insurance. that's what you want to get. >> seth: your last job, scottish
women went to the bathroom in the middle of your show. >> middle of the show, yeah. it's a little different now. yeah, but on -- yeah, it's -- so, you know -- and i auditioned. and i didn't know what the project was when i initially auditioned. they wrote a fake scene with fake names. and then, the night before, my agent gave me the tip-off. she goes, "by the way, this is the origin story of batman, and you're auditioning for the penguin." it's like -- all right, whatever. but so i went in, still did my thing. it all worked out. it was great. like i met the creators, bruno heller and danny cannon. they both came up to me, and they we're like, "oh, and also this first season is going to be mostly about you." i'm like -- again, what the -- [ laughter ] >> seth: you play -- no offense. you play sort of a psychopath. >> yeah, thanks, man. >> seth: and we live in an era where you can get feedback instantly via twitter. how has the response to playing a psychopath -- how have you communicated with fans on twitter? >> i'm worried about people out there. [ laughter ] a lot of it has been like -- just like --
well, a lot of it has been like, why do i love a psychopath? like why am i like so into this guy? and one of them was like -- and also, in every episode, some -- i get slammed on the table, or stabbed in the hand, or slapped across the face. endless, you know, abuse. and the response is -- people write in, and they're like, "don't hurt my penguin!" [ laughter ] you know, like, "don't hurt this complete psychopath!" and i was like, okay. >> seth: well, you're loveable. even as a psychopath. everybody roots for the penguin. everybody's rooting for penguin this year. sorry, batman, penguin's the new thing. [ applause ] congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> seth: so great to meet you. give it up for robin lord taylor! [ cheers and applause ] check out "gotham" monday nights on fox. be right back with music from elle king. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everyone. tonight's musical guest is a vocal powerhouse. she's here tonight to perform her new hit "ex's and oh's." for the first time on television, please welcome elle king. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ well i had me a boy turned him into a man showed him all the things that he didn't understand ♪ ♪ whoa-oh then i let him go now there's one in california ♪ ♪ who's a'cursin' my name 'cause i found me a better lover in the uk hey, hey ♪ ♪ until i made my getaway 1, 2, 3 they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm the best baby
that they never got to keep 1, 2, 3 ♪ ♪ they gonna run back to me they always wanna come but they never wanna leave ♪ ♪ ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me like a ghost ♪ ♪ they want me to make them all they won't let go ex's and oh's ♪ ♪ ♪ had a summer lover down in new orleans kept him warm in the winter ♪ ♪ left him frozen in the spring my, my how the seasons go by ♪ ♪ i get high and i love to get low so the hearts keep breakin' and the heads just roll ♪ ♪ you know that's how the story goes ♪ 1, 2, 3 they gonna run back to me ♪
♪ 'cause i'm the best baby that they never got to keep 1, 2, 3 ♪ ♪ they gonna run back to me they always wanna come but they never wanna leave ♪ ♪ ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me like a ghost ♪ ♪ they want me to make them all they won't let go ♪ ♪ my ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me like a ghost ♪ ♪ they want me to make them all they won't let go ex's and oh's ♪ ♪ ♪ 1, 2, 3 they gonna run back to me climbing over mountains and sailing over seas ♪ ♪ 1, 2, 3
they gonna run back to me always wanna come but they never wanna leave ♪ ♪ my ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me like a ghost ♪ ♪ they want me to make them all they won't go ex's and the oh oh oh's ♪ ♪ they haunt me like a ghost they want me to make them all ♪ ♪ they won't let go ex's and oh's ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: elle king! "ex's and oh's" is available everywhere now. the debut album, "love stuff," will be out january 13th, but you can preorder. my thanks to steve harvey, robin lord taylor, elle king, and of course the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow.
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> carson: hey gang, it's your pal carson daly here, you're watching "last call" coming to you from 971 amp radio here in los angeles which also houses it's own sister station, the world famous kroq. i've worked at both, they're two great radio stations and we're glad to be here this week. speaking of which tonight, king tuff is going to make its tv debut from the el rey. we're going to spotlight the web series "high maintenance." if that wasn't enough, we also have both the lead actress and creative executive producer of the new comedy series, "benched." so, from the three clubs, please welcome eliza coupe and michaela watkins to as