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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight, elisabeth moss, star of "oh, hello on broadway," comedian john mulaney music from brett eldredge, featuring the 8g band with eric moore. ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that's great to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. first lady melania trump and son, barron, officially moved into the white house yesterday. unfortunately, during the move, someone left the gate open and sean spicer ran away. [ light laughter ]
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spicey! spicey! [ light laughter ] according to a new poll, americans find former fbi director james comey to be more trustworthy than president trump. also more americans prefer pepsi to the bottle marked "rat poison." [ light laughter ] shocking polls. there are some shocking polls out there. [ light laughter ] labor secretary alexander acosta spoke to the press this afternoon and pushed for wider use of apprenticeship training for people who, quote, "learn better by doing." of course learning by doing doesn't always work for everyone. [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] attorney general jeff sessions will testify tomorrow in front of the senate intelligence committee in an open hearing. though he almost didn't have to.
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[ laughter ] just got in there. president trump yesterday called former fbi director james comey cowardly. though, if comey is the cowardly one, i'm pretty sure trump is the one without a brain. [ cheers and applause ] puerto rico this weekend voted to ask congress to recognize them as the 51st state, and if you're worried how the flag will look, we're getting a new one anyway. [ light laughter ] a birth control pill has been recalled due to a packaging error that puts placebo pills at the beginning of the pack rather than at the end. so pick up a pack today at unplanned parenthood. [ light laughter ] and finally, los angeles will soon be home to a pop-up restaurant based on 90s tv show "save by the bell" and just like in the show dustin diamond will be working there. [ laughter and applause ]
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ladies and gentlemen, we've got a great show for you tonight. some of our favorites are here tonight. i don't know if you've been watching "the handmaid's tale," on hulu, it's absolutely fantastic. the star of it, elisabeth moss, is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] he has a new special coming up on netflix. it's, "oh, hello on broadway" with nick kroll and his fantastic special "the comeback kid" is on cd and vinyl. one of our favorites, funniest guy in show business, john mulaney, is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] our dear friend john mulaney. and also, music from the fantastic country singer/songwriter we love here, brett eldredge is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] he'll be performing a great new song for you all. before we get to all that, republicans are trying a new tactic in their bid to save donald trump's presidency. attacking the credibility of the former fbi director james comey. which means it's now trump's word versus comey's. and i'm not sure that's a fight the white house is going to win. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look."
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: with the russia investigation weighing on trump and his administration bogged down by allegations that he committed obstruction of justice, the president has been eager to brag about his accomplishments. even nonexistent ones like today when he held his first full cabinet meeting at the white house and made this outlandish claim. >> never has there been a president, with few exceptions, in the case of f.d.r. he had a major depression to handle. who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than what we've done. >> seth: that's right. there's never been a president who's done more, even bill clinton took six years to get impeached, i might do it in six months, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] we are racing. we are racing ahead. it's also important to note that the trump administration has signed no major legislation. in his time in office he has touched more glowing orbs than he has signed legislation. [ light laughter ] he's been in more trucks than he's signed legislation. he's photo bombed more weddings
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than he's signed legislation. and if you thought maybe someone in his cabinet would point that out, you are out of luck. because instead, they went around the table taking turns thanking and praising him. >> mr. president, thank you for the honor to serve the country. it's a great privilege, you've given me. >> i can't thank you enough for the privilege that you've given me and the leadership that you've shown. >> mr. president, it's been a great honor to work with you. >> i want to thank you for getting this country moving again. >> on behalf of the entire senior staff around you, mr. president, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us, to serve your agenda. >> seth: is there anything creepier than watching trump make his staff go around the room and praise him? [ light laughter ] even kim jong-un is like, dude, have some self respect, you gotta -- [ applause ] now you may remember that in his testimony last week comey said trump had tried to get him to end his investigation of former national security advisor,
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michael flynn. telling comey in a private oval office meeting, "i hope you can let this go." which, of course, is usually what world leaders say to trump when he's shaking their hand. [ light laughter ] i hope can you let this go. i have to use this to eat and drive. [ light laughter ] wrap it up! now, this of course has raised the question of whether the president committed obstruction of justice. trump in return, has accused comey of leaking the conversations to the press despite the fact that comey was a private citizen at the time, and the conversation was not classified. at a press conference on friday with the president of romania, trump continued to defend himself. although, he seemed to wanna keep his comments brief. >> no collusion, no obstruction. he's a leaker. >> seth: oh, no. [ laughter and applause ] oh, no. he's talking like his tweets now. if he's ever called to testify, he's gonna do it as a meme. trump was then asked --
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[ laughter and applause ] trump was then asked about comey's testimony and denied the allegations. now he could have just left it there. but then he couldn't help but add on to his answer in a way that makes it sound like he totally did it. >> he did say under oath that you told him to let the flynn -- you said you hoped the flynn investigation, you could -- he could let go. >> i didn't say that. >> so he lied about that? >> well, i didn't say that. i mean, i will tell you, i didn't say that. >> and did he ask you to pledge his -- >> and there'd be nothing wrong if i did say it according to everybody that i've read today, but i did not say that. [ light laughter ] >> seth: he just can't help himself. he's like a husband who denies cheating on his wife but also wants credit for getting laid. [ laughter ] i didn't sleep with her but if i had, it would have been at ritz-carlton room 417. [ laughter and applause ] and 418, would have complained.
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so trump denies that he asked comey to end the flynn investigation or asked him for loyalty and he even said he'd be willing to say so under oath. >> so he said those things under oath. would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events? >> 100%. >> and -- >> i didn't say under oath. i hardly know the man. i'm not going to say i want you to pledge allegiance who would do that? >> seth: you would. [ light laughter ] in fact, any time you hear the question who would do that, the answer is likely donald trump. [ light laughter ] who would set up a fake university to rip people off? donald trump. who would brag about committing sexual assault? donald trump. who would tweet a made up word and leave it up for hours? dobald trufefe. [ laughter and applause ] so this is actually an important new development. trump has now offered to testify under oath although i'm not sure that's a good idea. this may shock you but trump has been deposed under oath before and under oath he's had to admit to his lies. for example in, 2007 he sued a
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reporter who wrote a book raising questions about his net worth. lawyers pressed trump on various false claims and according to "the washington post," 30 times they caught him. 30 times. it's easier to catch trump in a lie than it is to catch a toddler trying to steal a cookie. [ light laughter ] kevin? one of those lies was when trump was asked about public claims he had made about his own net worth, but had to admit under oath it was all bs. >> it starts with saying, "have you ever not been truthful?" trump says, "my net worth fluctuates. and it goes up and down with markets and with attitudes and with feelings. even my own feelings, but i try to be truthful." and then it goes on to say, the lawyer says, "let me just understand that a little bit. let's talk about net worth for a second. you said that the net worth goes up and down based on your own feelings?" trump says, "yes, even my own feelings. as to where the world is, where the world is going and that can change rapidly from day to day." >> seth: trump's net worth changes based on his feelings.
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i honestly believe he's confused net worth with self worth. [ laughter and applause ] there are some mornings -- some mornings where i feel like $10 billion and then other mornings where i'm so sad, i only feel like $9 billion tops. [ light laughter ] so now rather than simply change the subject trump and his allies have made this a question of credibility. they're essentially asking, "who are you going to believe?" james comey or donald trump? that's right, who are you going to believe? the former head of the fbi, or a former casino owner and reality tv host who's been bankrupt four times, married three times, paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit a month before taking office, and said the following things about vladimir putin. "i have no relationship with putin." "i do have a relationship with putin." "i have nothing to do with putin. "i've never spoken to him." "i spoke indirectly and directly with president putin." and i'm not, let's be clear -- [ cheers and applause ] i am not the only one calling him a liar.
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just take that press conference with the president of romania. trump was asked if they had discussed what's known as the visa waiver program in their meeting. trump said they had not and was immediately contradicted by the romanian president. >> we didn't discuss it but there would be certainly it would be something we will discuss. mr. president? >> i mentioned this issue. >> seth: oh, you did? well, i'm sorry to say i taped our conversation and -- okay, yeah, he did. right at the beginning. okay. [ light laughter ] in fact, you can see trump supporters in real time grappling with how to defend his obvious lies because they can't seem to get on the same page about what trump said to comey. like his son. donald trump jr. remember, trump said, flat out, that did he not tell comey i hope you can let this go. and yet don jr. seemed to admit that domy's testimony was accurate. >> you and i both know my father a long time. when he tells you to do something -- >> yes. >> guess what, there's no ambiguity in it. there is no, hey, i'm hoping. you and i are friends. hey, i hope this happens, but
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you gotta do your job. that's what he told comey. >> seth: so he did say it then. these guys are like crooks who can't get their alibi straight. he couldn't have been at the bank. he was with me at the bank. [ light laughter ] and then, of course, as we told you last week there's the gop line that trump can't be held accountable for his actions because he doesn't know what he is doing. chris christie called it "new york city conversation." paul ryan said, "he's new to this." and florida senator marco rubio tried his own version of the trump is an idiot defense. >> is this the actions of someone who is putting together a plan to impede an investigation or is this a nonpolitician, unconventional figure who simply operates in ways that are different from previous presidents and no one has either informed him or he's been unwilling to be informed about why the sort of requests, like the one he made, would be inappropriate. >> seth: see. all it is, is no one told him it was inappropriate. but try that next time you get pulled over. oh, i saw the stop sign, officer, but i didn't know it
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meant stop driving. [ light laughter ] i stopped singing. [ light laughter ] and now trump himself is joining in on the attacks on comey tweeting, on sunday. "i believe the james comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. totally illegal. very cowardly." but, if there's anyone who should be concerned about legal jeopardy here, it's trump. in fact, trump's lawyers have become so concerned about the possibility that his tweets could hurt him in court, that one option considered in the white house, involved having a group of lawyers review and vet president trump's tweets in advance. can you imagine what trump's legally vetted tweets would sound like? haters and losers. [ light laughter ] stipulating that such terms are subjective, pursuant, to relevant codes and libel laws. refuse to admit that mexico. as well as its subisdiaries, llcs, and other related or independent entities. will pay. pay, not being limited to actually disbursement of monetary funds. for the wall. reader acknowledges the wall may be defined to include fencing, rivers, existing natural boundaries, scare crows, do not enter signs, dirt hedges, and/or unseen physical barriers that may or may not appear visible to the naked eye. [ cheers and applause ]
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so republicans can't even agree whether the president is too dumb to know what he's doing, and now the president is accusing his former fbi director of lying under oath even though his own supporters admit that what comey said was true. it's crazy, or to put it another way. >> who would do that? >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with elisabeth moss, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ the the one you create is
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody! give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also this week's drummer is a virtuoso talent as well as an in-demand player for multiple genres of music. can you catch him on tour this summer with his band lillake, opening up for megadeth, eric moore is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thanks for being here, eric. our first guest tonight is a golden globe winning actress you know "from top of the lake" and "mad men." she stars in the critically acclaimed series "the handmaid's tale." the season finale streams wednesday on hulu. let's take a look. >> i just can't stop thinking about when we went out. our adventure. >> i enjoyed that. did you? >> yes. very much.
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it's just so exciting, you know? >> seth: please welcome back to the show, our friend elisabeth moss, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> seth: hi there. >> hi. >> seth: i'm so happy to you have here. >> so happy to be here. >> seth: i'm also so happy to see you in person again because this show is very dark, and very depressing. >> really? >> seth: and you go through a very rough time. and then seeing you smiling again puts me in a very good mood. >> it's a sex romp, seth. >> seth: you think this is a sex romp? >> it's not that bad. >> seth: it is not a sex romp. >> come on. >> seth: what -- now, for those who don't know this, based on a margaret atwood book from 1985, explain for us who you play. >> yes. try to stay with me. it's a little farfetched.
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but it's about a right-wing fundamentalist group who takes over the government, and takes away all of women's rights. >> seth: okay. all right. so -- >> crazy. >> seth: it's like, yeah. so it's like a present apocalypse movie. [ light laughter ] >> yes. totally. >> seth: and this is obviously there is a great deal of intensity and darkness to this. do you find like when you're actually doing it that you can be sort of upbeat and happy while you're on set, or is it -- is it sort of overwhelming? >> yeah, no. i'm actually, i'm pretty good at it. i'm not a method actor at all. i'm pretty good at keeping it light. i like to have fun on set. and a lot of -- especially like the september, october portion of "handmaid's tale" filming was my team was in the playoffs -- >> the chicago cubs, yeah. >> yes. and then, was in the world series. so most of my acting and emotional, like, stress and anger and strife came from following the cubs. the whole season. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that's great.
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and are you worried that -- because you watch "the handmaid's tale" and you think to yourself, oh my god, this could never happen, right? >> yeah. >> seth: and then, that's what also people said about the cubs. [ light laughter ] were you worried that, oh, no! if this could happen, who knows where it's going. >> who knows what's going to happen. >> seth: again, this was -- this is a shot after they won. so there you are. you're sort of half "handmaid's" outfit. and very happy [ light laughter ] >> this is literally during the filming of episode 10. this is all that matters to me. >> seth: and -- this is very -- so your costume department made a cubs bonnet. [ laughter and applause ] >> yes. isn't that cool? isn't that cool? >> seth: and like again, this is -- this would be definitely against the rules in the show. >> oh yea, oh for sure. >> seth: you're not allowed to support teams, i'm pretty sure. >> no, definitely not allowed to support your teams. but i'm planning on sneaking it in at season two. >> seth: yeah! how is bonnet life? >> bonnet life -- >> seth: because i was wondering when you're on set, there is sometimes, you know, all the handmaids have to wear the bonnet. it is hard to find certain
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co-stars? >> yes, yeah, it really is. it actually -- especially when we're doing a scene like this where there's like 50 or 100 of us. and you'll find like, the director and hair and makeup people kind of just wandering through the crowd. like, "lizzy, lizzy"? and i'll have to like raise my hand. over here. but it's great for hiding. >> seth: so, it is nice? >> yes. >> seth: do you ever find a time where you're in your bonnet just chilling. >> oh, absolutely. if you just like want to like not be found, it's actually kind of great. >> seth: that's great. >> you just put your head down. no one can see you. >> seth: yeah, i'm going to start wearing one on the subway. >> totally. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah! speaking of, this was an actual subway ad to let people know the kind of show that they would be watching if they watch "handmaid's tale." >> subtle. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] very, very subtle. >> really subtle. really holding back. >> seth: i'm sure not a single person on the subway filled -- put a you over your face. [ laughter ] nobody with a sharpie went to work on that. >> totally. >> seth: and you've been using this expression as well. we know about "netflix and chill." this show you feel like a good way to present this is "hulu and panic." >> yes. it's great, right?
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i can't take credit for it. it was actually from "entertainment weekly," leah greenblatt came up with it. but i straight up stole it and was like, this is amazing, i'm using it all the time. >> seth: and so how do you feel is the right way to watch this show? is this a show to watch -- >> -- with alcohol. >> seth: with alcohol? [ light laughter ] with people or do you think this is a good -- 'cause i feel like maybe this is one that's meant to be done alone. >> it maybe is meant to be done alone but you probably should like phone a friend afterwards. >> seth: yeah. >> just to like have a support system. >> seth: right. so just get all your friends watch it at the same time alone, but then sort of conference call in. >> yeah. i've actually been thinking about opening a hotline just like the day after the episode just like to like, council people. >> seth: talk people down. >> talk people through it. >> seth: by the way, for those who haven't seen it, you're way too happy for how dark the show is. [ light laughter ] they're going to say, you know what? she was having fun and i tuned it and i thought it be fun. [ light laughter ] >> i get -- i get it all out in the show, you know. >> seth: yeah. >> i get it all out. there. >> seth: but you don't get it all out there because this is not your only show that is dark. i would say.
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so "top of the lake," which was a fantastic show. >> thank you. >> seth: that is coming back for a second season. >> yes. >> seth: and holly hunter was your incredible co-star the first time. this time nicole kidman is going to be in it. >> yep. >> seth: and is it true that you wanted -- in the first season was oppressively dark. is it true you want it to be even a little bit darker? >> yes. >> seth: wow. and do you feel like you executed on that? >> yes. >> seth: oh, my god. that's fantastic. >> definitely. i mean you know, for me it's just about being challenged. it's about having something more to do as an actor and making it more complex, you know? so, yeah, i definitely asked for it to be more f'd up. [ light laughter ] as they say. >> seth: yes. and then now it sounds like, im doing a bit, but this is also true that you're working on a project where you play typhoid mary? >> yes. [ light laughter ] >> seth: is that so? >> i know. >> seth: and you're not -- these aren't just parts that you're casting. you produce these things as well. >> yeah, yeah. i'm executive producer on "handmaid's tale" and e.p. on "fever: the typhoid mary project" as well. >> seth: gotcha. >> yeah, i figure i'd just take a break from "handmaid tale" and do something about like a
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murderer. [ light laughter ] you know? >> seth: yeah, be on the other side of it. >> just take a little time off. >> seth: yeah. just getting my murderer hat and then i'll be ready for season two of "handmaid's tale." congratulations on all of it. >> thank you. >> seth: i've been such a fan of your work for so long. and it's so great to see all this new stuff coming out. >> i'm a huge fan of yours. you're doing amazing stuff with everything. >> seth: well, thank you. >> thank you! >> seth: it's always a pleasure to see you, elisabeth. [ cheers and applause ] elisabeth moss, everybody. season finale of "handmaid's tale" streams wednesday on hulu. we'll be right back with john mulaney. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ what do you have there?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is an emmy award winning writer and comedian whose hit broadway show "oh, hello" begins streaming tomorrow on netflix and beginning friday, his stand-up special, "the comeback kid" is available on cd
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and vinyl. please welcome back to the show our very good friend, john mulaney, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hi, buddy. >> how are you doing? >> seth: i'm good. you presented at the tonys last night. >> yes. nick kroll and i presented at the tony awards. >> seth: and i will say -- [ cheers ] >> it was amazing. >> seth: i feel like "oh, hello" should have been nominated for a tony. it was the -- >> i thought "oh, hello" was great. i'm in it. there's only two people in it and i'm one of them. but, when i was watching the tonys, which is like, it's like the broadway of award shows. [ light laughter ] it was -- they're so good, like they did full numbers from "dear evan hansen." "great comet" did an amazing number from the show. i was watching it and i was like, oh they're talented. like, we're fine.
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[ light laughter ] it's a crazy show. >> seth: were you -- was there anyone you were excited to meet? >> yeah, i was backstage. and i saw tommy tune, broadway legend tommy tune. and we talked about your mom. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> and i did actually talk -- >> seth: well this -- well this is -- >> i talked to tommy tune about your mom. now, you all know this. [ light laughter ] but my grandmother and seth's mom were in a local production in marblehead massachusetts of a hospital benefit musical review, stay with me. [ light laughter ] and it was directed by a young tommy tune. >> seth: yeah. >> and it was calls "pills a poppin'" and it saved the hospital. so it's no laughing matter. but, you know, you've talk to your mom about it. i've talked to my nana many times. new england stories always sound fake. >> seth: yeah.
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>> you know, they sound like limericks. you know, like a man named tommy tune came to town. he saved the hospital. [ light laughter ] you're like, did he? so, i said to him, i go up to him. i go, hey you're tommy tune. and he was. so he said, yeah. and i said -- [ laughter ] i said my nana was in "pills a poppin'" which you directed. he goes, 'oh pills a poppin'' in marlbehead massachusetts." and i was like, it's real. [ laughter ] and i said, did you know that hillary meyers, seth meyers mother, was also in that. and he said, "oh that's wonderful." i was like, was it a fun experience? he said, "it took weeks. they had no training." [ light laughter ] so he like -- he loved "pills a poppin'." he said, that's how he got his experience was doing benefits in different towns. >> seth: that's so fantastic. >> it was awesome. everyone -- the tonys has this like beautiful spirit. everyone is -- the broadway community is so excited. people bring their kids. there was a kid in a tuxedo near me. and, which is -- they always look very serious. so you're like are you really a kid? [ light laughter ] and i asked him who are you wearing and he said amazon. >> seth: oh, that's pretty great. you -- you looked incredibly dashing last night. >> and here i am. >> seth: you went -- a white dinner jacket tuxedo. >> i did. i wore a white jacket.
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>> seth: yeah. >> okay, i had a reason for this. >> seth: what was the reason? >> when i wear a regular tuxedo, because people don't know who i am, they think i'm an usher at events. [ light laughter ] and we were at the "snl" 40th anniversary. which is "saturday night live." the acronym. so, when they had the 40th, i was standing with you but then you walked away. so, now i'm standing alone in a tuxedo. and i see frank langella from "the americans." >> seth: a legend. >> and a legend. walking right towards me and looking right at me. and he's about nine feet tall. and he walks up to me and he goes, "i'm frank langella." and i was like, yes? he goes, langella. frank. and i was like mulaney, john. [ light laughter ] and he was like, "are you an usher?" i said, no. i'm a writer. which is a step below usher, but he found his seat. [ light laughter ] >> seth: he found a seat. >> he found his seat. >> seth: so you -- you work on this show, "oh, hello." i really stress how much people have to watch it on netflix.
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and, did you have a good crew? did you like working with -- >> that's the thing. at the tony awards and working on broadway, you have developed such an appreciation for all of the departments from set design, costumes, lighting, sound. they're such talented craftsmen. and we had an amazing prop master named mike, who was so devoted to props. that i asked him once, he worked on a show called "i am my own wife." which was also at the lyceum theater. famous broadway show starring jefferson mays. and i asked him, what is that about? i never saw that. he said, "oh, that show? he goes, that's about all these phonographs. okay? and then you have all the antique clocks. all right? and then you have all these antique chairs. you see? and i realize he was just describing the props. [ laughter ] like that's how he absorbed the show. and he goes, "and all of it's real antiques. oh, and i guess it's about a transgendered woman in nazi germany." he said that at the end. [ light laughter ] which is what it's about. but if you like -- if like the special effects guy from "wicked" was like, "'wicked.' all right. it's about a broom, okay? [ light laughter ] and i got to hold it on a rope. and and if i drop it, a lady
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gets hurt." >> seth: did you -- >> mike also was so dedicated to the props that we had a joke in "oh, hello" that -- we cut the joke before i tell you the joke. because it's not good, right? so we had a joke about a kandinsky painting, which is a thing in "six degrees of separation." there's a lot of nods to plays, that don't get applause. so we -- [ light laughter ] we had a joke that we had a kandinsy and he was a "playboy" cartoonist. so we cut it. all right? so he had all these blown up "playboy" cartoons. mike comes to rehearsal one day, he goes. "i got some cartoons to see. okay." i go, yeah. he goes, and he holds up a "playboy" cartoon. old one. blown up. and i can see it. but he walks me through it. so we're both looking at a cartoon. he goes, "all right. so you got a beautiful woman in bed. okay? and then next to her, who's that? it's santa claus. [ light laughter ] but then the husband's in the doorway so there's trouble. and then the caption says, 'i've heard of a stocking stuffer but this is ridiculous.' so it's a santa joke. next cartoon." and i was like this should be a tv show where you describe
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cartoons to people. >> seth: you -- you have a guest every episode. >> yes. >> seth: steve martin is the guest on the netflix special. >> yes. with a bonus interview from michael j. fox. they both did the broadway show. >> seth: fantastic. >> they are both our guests. it was fantastic. >> seth: did you have a particular favorite over the course of the run? >> seth meyers. >> seth: oh, please. >> no, i'm very -- yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: it's nice. >> it's nice to be -- it's nice to be nice. it's nice to be nice to people. >> seth: well now you have to say what happened on the night that it was steve martin. >> what that, i bumped you? >> seth: yeah. >> all right. [ light laughter ] so we had no guest and we had cameras coming. and we were getting to that point, we're like, why do we need a guest? you know, we were defensive because we forgot to book someone. so steve martin, we'd been wanting to have. he was working on his own show up in connecticut. and i -- it was like a tuesday. i called seth. i said would you be a guest again? we really need someone for this
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netflix special. and you graciously agreed. and then thursday morning i woke up to an e-mail from steve martin saying "i'm back in town. is the show still running? i'd love to be a guest." i said how about thursday? [ light laughter ] i just have to make one call. and i called you at like 8:00 a.m. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, so either like someone had died, or you were about to get bumped. [ light laughter ] and you picked up the phone and you went, yeah? and i said i'm bumping you for steve martin. >> seth: it was great. it was such an honor to be bumped for steve martin. >> and i told you the next time i do the show, you should bump me for steve martin. >> seth: yeah. >> which is -- >> seth: nope. >> nope. not gonna happen. [ laughter ] >> seth: so did you have a favorite? other than -- >> you know what was a memorable one for me was f. murray abraham. okay? who was another broadway star. also plays, like, dar adal on "homeland." he played salieri in "amadeus." >> seth: yep. >> the legendary composer. salieri.
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my parents played salieri for me in the womb. that's a fun joke. but -- [ light laughter ] that's a twist. but he was my favorite guest because he didn't watch the show. you sat in the audience and had some frame of reference before you came on stage with our two 70-year-old characters gil and george for the "too much tuna" segment of the show. f. murray abraham showed up and he came in, in like a dashing blazer and turtleneck. and he said "hello, i can't stay for the show." and he goes, "i'm going to dinner with friends from europe." which is like one of the most famous continents. right? [ light laughter ] so we're like do you want to know what it's about? he goes, "i don't need to know." and then he exits. because actors exit, they don't leave. [ light laughter ] he comes five minutes before he's supposed to walk out. he has no idea what the show is at all. and joellen, our wonderful producer says, "can i get you some water?" and he says, "champagne." and luckily we had an opening night. so someone sent me champagne. but i couldn't drink. you know, violent alcoholic. so she goes to get the bottle, she pours him a glass of champagne. he comes out, and he was seeing all of it for the first time. so we go, "ladies and gentlemen, f. murray abraham."
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and he walks out, like -- [ light laughter ] he sits down and does the segment and then i dance with him. there he is. there's me and f. murray abraham dancing. and he walks off. and he's like, he takes a big bow. the crowd cheers. he walks off stage, he goes, "that's the most fun i've ever had." and then he sees joellen, and he says, "i love you." and then he exited. [ laughter and applause ] the best. the best. >> seth: thanks for being here. congrats on the show. >> thank you, buddy. >> seth: always great to see you. >> great to see you. >> seth: john mulaney everybody. "oh, hello" begins streaming on netflix tomorrow. and "the comeback kid" cd and vinyl, june 16th. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ,these two should not be wed, speak now. (coughs) so sorry. oh no... it's just that your friend daryl here is supposed to be live streaming the wedding and he's not getting any service. i missed, like, the whole thing. what? and i just got an unlimited plan. it's the right plan, wrong network. you see, verizon has the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's built to work better in cities. tell you what, just use mine.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. so a few years ago i'm home at my parents house, i go in the attic and i find my first video game system, which was the jorbus. i don't know if you guys remember the jorbus, but it is a precursor to the nintendo. it was made by the, now out of business department store, montgomery ward. and it's been so much fun to play the old games on my jorbus. i think a lot of them were ahead of their time. and so we thought it would be fun if we took a look at some of them in a segment we call "old video games." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] first up, if you had a jorbus, you had to have this game. it was "convenience store caper" and in this game, you played as
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a 13-year-old boy who has to sneak into a 7-eleven and steal a "playboy." [ light laughter ] and the whole point was just to try to look as natural as you could without being caught by the store attendant. >> anything i can help you with? >> no, no, everything's fine. >> seth: and then the problem is you walked around and saw your mom's friend. you had to avoid her. >> oh, hey there, young man. >> oh, hello. >> seth: and then this is really scary. your parish priest is there. [ light laughter ] >> hello, my son. >> hello, father. >> seth: but eventually if you could avoid everybody, you can find your way back to the magazine rack, and you would steal a magazine, and then using the highest quality 16 bit graphic, you actually got to see a naked woman. ♪ [ laughter and applause ] i don't have to tell you guys, cindy crawford. [ light laughter ]
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next, most of you probably heard of the arcade game "space invaders." where you battle alien space ships. jorbus had a game called "space invaders," slightly different. in this game you play as a guy in the movie theater who doesn't want his personal space invaded. so you keep moving when everyone sits in a seat next to you. ♪ so here you go. you're the guy in the yellow. you got to move around. any time somebody perfectly happy, ready to go. >> oh, don't sit here. i guess i'll move over here. >> seth: lady with a kid. that's a huge bummer. and then, right when you think you have it, a guy in a cowboy hat sits in front of you. so you just basically have to leave the theater and lose the game. >> oh god, a hat. i'm going to go. [ light laughter ] >> game over! >> seth: i played it 100 times easy. it was not fun. next up, this was another classic jorbus game. some said it was a ripoff of nintendo's "ledgend of zelda" series. i don't think so. i think it stands on it's own. i'm talking, of course, about
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"the legend of zelda fitzgerald." [ light laughter ] and this game you play as novelist, f. scott fitzgerald, trying to find his manic depressive wife, zelda, who vanished during a party. >> hello, old sport. welcome to my party. hello, old sport. you seen zelda? are you making fun of my party, old sport? >> seth: of course, because you're an alcoholic you constantly have to go to the bar to get more drinks. >> gin martini, old sport. >> seth: eventually, you follow the green light and you find out your wife is being held by earnest hemingway. and then, you have to fight earnest hemingway, who is also an alcoholic. >> that's not fair. >> seth: basically you fight until one of you decides you'd rather be drinking instead. believe it or not, that was actually the first video game that never sold a single copy. [ light laughter ] this last game was super popular on jorbus, it's called "cooking for elvis." in this game, you play as a chef working in graceland in the
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1970's and you have to make peanut butter and banana sandwiches for elvis. so the way it works, you just tap "a" as fast as you can and you throw sandwiches into elvis' mouth. but if you aren't able to tap a fast enough, elvis gets hungrier and hungrier and eventually if you -- yeah, he eats you. [ laughter and applause ] give it up for the jorvis, everyone. the best there ever was. [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with more "late night"! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ a millie dresselhaus doll! happy birthday, sweetie! oh, millies. trick or treat! we're so glad to have you here. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: tonight's musical guest
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is a platinum selling artist whose forthcoming self-titled album will be released on august 4th. here to debut his brand new song, "love someone," please welcome back to the show, brett eldredge, folks. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ oh baby would you look right there the way the sun is hitting your hair ♪ ♪ the way the world just stopped right here in mid-air i don't ever wanna move ♪
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♪ you put the cool in the breeze you put the weak here in my knees ♪ ♪ you put me right where i'm supposed to be in your blue-eyed sea and i wanna sail away ♪ ♪ 'cause when i wake up in the middle of the night you holding me so tight good glory me my oh my ♪ ♪ sure feels good to love someone when you laugh at the way i dance ♪ ♪ when you smile when you hold my hand i look at you and i understand ♪ ♪ sure feels good to love someone ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you knock me out kiss by kiss ♪ ♪ i need you baby sip by sip sit back and let me drink you in ♪ ♪ i'm falling to you over and over and over again when i wake up in the middle of the night ♪ ♪ you're holding me so tight good glory me my oh my
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sure feels good ♪ ♪ to love someone when you laugh at the way i dance when you smile when ♪ ♪ you hold my hand i look at you and i understand sure feels good ♪ ♪ to love someone >> come on, it feels good. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ everywhere i want to go and everywhere i want to be at everywhere i've ever been ♪ ♪ everything i'll ever need is sitting right here next to me when i wake up in ♪ ♪ the middle of the night you holding me so tight good glory me my oh my ♪ ♪ sure feels good to love someone when you laugh at the way i dance ♪ ♪ when you smile when you hold my hand i look at you
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and i understand ♪ ♪ sure feels good to love someone ♪ ♪ ♪ sure feels good ♪ >> everybody go out there. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: brett eldredge, everyone. catch him on tour with luke bryan this summer. for dates go to we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] my thanks to elisabeth moss, john mulaney and brett eldredge, everybody. cheers and applause ] eric moore, 8g band. carson daly, stay tuned for him. see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> carson: what's happening, everybody? i'm carson daly. thanks so much for tuning in. this i"l


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