tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC July 30, 2019 12:37am-1:38am PDT
♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers. tonight -- john oliver, new york yankees all-star, cc sabathia, music from mini mansions featuring the 8g band with jeff quay. ♪ [ cheers and applause ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night. how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause that is wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news president trump this weekend attacked house oversight chairman elijah cummings and
called cummings' primarily black district a, quote, "disgusting rat and rodent-infested mess." adding, quote, "no human being would want to live there." now, that sounds racist -- [ laughter ] president trump today continued his attacks -- [ laughter ] -- on representative elijah cummings and the city of baltimore. tweeting, quote, "baltimore can be brought back, maybe even to new heights of success and glory, but not with king elijah and that crew. well, okay bane. [ laughter and applause next trump's going to tweet, "we have 12 hours to find what he's buried in the ravens' 50 yard line." [ light laughter ] "the clock is ticking, mr. cummings." [ light laughter ] my bane's getting better [ light laughter ] according to politico, president trump reads at least four newspapers a day, though i think that number will go down once he realizes you can open them
[ laughter ] "oh, no. oh oh, there's so many more [ cheers and applause there's more sections. [ light laughter ] that's right president trump reads four newspapers a day, and he laughs just as hard the fourth time he reads "garfield. [ laughter ] publishers have announced that duchess meghan markle will guest edit the september issue of british "vogue." and this is cool, queen elizabeth will guest edit an issue of "high times. [ laughter ] according to reports, the first lady of japan may have pretended not to speak english after she was seated next to president trump -- [ laughter ] -- at an event at the recent g20 summit "you could speak english this whole time?" said trump to melania. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause
according to a study by the international nut and dried fruit council, men who eat nuts have better sexual performance so you might want to keep an eye on your girl [ laughter and applause i want to assure you that my writers tried 100 times to write a story about today's nut news [ light laughter ] and that was the winner. [ laughter ] a 97-year-old belgian woman claimed in a new interview that her secret to a long life is drinking between 12 and 20 glasses of beer a day, also that she's 35. [ laughter and applause the department of health and human services is warning that new toxic chemicals are starting to contaminate cocaine in the united states, which means it's to longer safe to do tremendous
amounts of cocaine [ laughter ] a texas man proposed to his girlfriend this weekend by leading her on a 15-mile bike ride that spelled out the words, "marry me. fortunately, it only took her two miles to answer. [ laughter and applause [ cheers and applause and finally, two weeks ago, a series of group chat messages sent by the governor of puerto rico and his advisers leaked to the press. it contained misogynistic and homophobic comments and a conversation where the group laughed about victims of hurricane maria. after years of political corruption, it was the last straw. so puerto ricans took to the streets to demand the governor's resignation. one of our writers, jenny hagel, is puerto rican. and she's here to comment. [ cheers and applause >> thanks, seth. earlier this month puerto ricans obtained evidence that their leader was corrupt and immoral so what did they do? wait two years for
robert mueller to write the world's longest book report? no they took matters into their own hands. they staged a two-week-long protest demanding that the governor resign. and they made the whole thing look like a giant party. take a look. ♪ [ singing in foreign language ♪ >> that's a political protest. that looks more fun than most weddings [ cheers and applause plus, it's not every day you get to see someone fight injustice with a cowbell [ laughter ] everyone was out in the streets, young people, old people, even spider-man [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause >> or as he's known in puerto rico, pedro parker. [ laughter ] protesters played instruments in the streets and people who didn't have instruments banged pots and pans. watch this woman stand up to a group of police officers in riot gear
[ banging pot [ laughter ] >> we're over here on the mainland going, "the news is so overwhelming, what can i do? and this woman's like, "do you have a pot [ laughter ] bang it. [ cheers and applause yeah these demonstrations brought out the best in everyone ten years ago, ricky martin was in the closet. last week, he was in the middle of that protest on top of a truck waving this flag ♪ [ cheers and applause >> it's like he's performing in a way more fun revival of "les mis." [ laughter ] by the way, it's not a coincidence that ricky martin was there. in those leaked text messages, a government official made a homophobic joke about him. imagine insulting a celebrity on a text chain with your friends and then that celebrity comes for you in real life that's terrifying. [ light laughter ] that's like if you said you
didn't like the season finale of "big little lies," and then suddenly meryl streep was outside your window. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause but here's the thing about the demonstrations in puerto rico. they weren't just cool they worked. after two weeks, the governor resigned puerto ricans got their corrupt leader out of office in two weeks. we've had 2 1/2 years and we can't get ours off twitter [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause donald trump thinks puerto ricans aren't americans. well, last week, they were the best example of americans. they exercised their rights to free speech and free assembly. and they peacefully protest a wrong until they made it right, plus they avenged ricky martin [ laughter ] so let's follow their example. call your representatives. volunteer. canvass. protest. and if that seems like too much, do you have a pot? bang it. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause seth >> seth: jenny hagel, everybody.
we have a fantastic show for you tonight. he's the host of "last week tonight" on hbo. our friend john oliver is back, everybody. [ cheers and applause a legendary, legendary pitcher for the new york yankees currently in his final season, cc sabathia is joining us. [ cheers and applause and we will have music from mini mansions. they're a fantastic band [ cheers and applause i'm so happy they're here. well, before we get to all of our wonderful guests, another weekend, another racist outburst from our racist president. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: seems impossible now, but there was a time not so long ago when you'd go a whole weekend without hearing a word from the president that was when we had a president who actually did stuff obama wasn't tweeting all day, because he was busy reading, holding meetings or at the very least, working out i mean, look at that [ cheers and applause on top of being president, he was recording instructional
fitness videos [ light laughter ] that one was called "obama-nate your abs." [ laughter ] i mean, remember you could just do normal stuff without your phone buzzing constantly, because the president said something racist and insane it used to be when you were in the grocery store and heard someone say "son of a bitch," it was because they were out of paper towels now it's because they looked down at their phone and saw the president scream tweet something in all caps like "the bust of abraham lincoln is spying on me, not nice." [ laughter ] trump's malignant narcissism won't let him go five seconds without being the center of attention. all day every day there's trump on every tv you pass by, sweating, red faced, fighting with reporters, doing that thing where he points at his head to show everyone he knows where his brain is [ laughter and applause "the doctors say it looks like a pumpkin the guy left on the stoop for too long." [ laughter and applause [ cheers and applause this is -- this is our life now. long, long after he leaves office, his dumb face will be burned into our flat screens even when they're turned off [ laughter ]
[ audience ohs ] on top of that, trump spends all day searching for ways to blame or attack enemies, for literally anything no matter what it is. for example, on friday he was asked if he was planning an extended stay at his bedminster resort in new jersey and in his response he found a way to take a truly insane swipe at obama over the air-conditioning in the white house. >> so i go to bedminster which is a beautiful place, but it's never a vacation it's working mostly. >> are you planning a trip to bedminster over an extended period of time >> i hope not, because i like working. i'd rather be right here, but probably over a short period of time a lot of times you go, and they do a lot of work in the white house. for instance, the obama administration worked out a brand-new air-conditioning system for the west wing and it was so good before they did the system now that they did the system, it's freezing or hot in here [ light laughter ] >> seth: well, maybe it's hot, because you're president, and this is hell
and maybe it's freezing, because when you were elected, hell froze over [ cheers and applause trump has been losing his mind in part over the various congressional investigations of his corruption, because he's a fundamentally lawless president. and one of the democrats charged with investigating trump in congress is maryland congressman elijah cummings. he's the chair of the house oversight committee, so it's literally his job to conduct oversight of the administration. for example, cummings has criticized and held hearings on the cruel and inhumane conditions in border detention centers, which even trump's own department of homeland security called dangerous in a report released earlier this month. and cummings has also been investigating the use of private accounts to conduct official business by some of trump's closest aides and advisers cummings is doing his job by investigating trump and trying to hold this administration accountable. so naturally, trump responded the only way he's capable of, with a vile, racist tirade >> president trump picked another twitter fight with an african-american lawmaker, calling representative elijah cummings a brutal bully
for shouting and screaming at trump officials testifying before congress. "the border is clean, efficient, and well-run, just very crowded," mr. trump tweeted. before disparaging cummings' west baltimore district as a disgusting rat and rodent-infested mess >> seth: so once again, he attacked a congress member of color by using the word, infested, just as he did two weeks ago when he told four democratic congresswomen of color, three of whom were born here and all of whom are americans to go back to the crime-infested places from which they came. hey man, the only thing that's infested here is your brain, you know, that one there yeah [ laughter and applause i mean, i'd ask -- i'd ask you to apologize to these lawmakers for your racist tirades, but you can't even say the word, lawmakers. >> he's worked in both houses of congress, advising lawmarkers. >> seth: that's right. [ laughter ] lawmarkers as in, i think trump has been sniffing lawmarkers
[ light laughter ] he keeps coming back to this racist trope, because he's a racist it's the core of his ideology. on fox news sunday, trump's acting chief of staff mick mulvaney tried to defend the tweets, absurdly claiming they had nothing to do with race but host, chris wallace, wasn't having it. >> there is a clear pattern here, mick the fact is that before his inau -- that before inauguration, the president tweeted about john lewis, a black congressman, that he - this is before his inauguration, he should spend time in his crime-infested district. then two weeks ago, he goes after these four members of the squad, all women of color, and says they should go back to the crime-infested countries from which they come. then he talks about elijah cummings, and he says his district is rat and rodent infested infested it sounds like vermin. it sounds subhuman that there -- and these are all six members -- members of congress who are people of color. >> i think you're spending way
too much time reading between the lines. does anybody - >> i'm not reading between the lines. i'm reading the lines. >> does any -- >> seth: yeah. [ laughter and applause he's just reading the lines. it's obvious it's not like you need to play clips of him backwards like a beatles record to hear some sort of secret message admitting he's a racist although, i wonder if we tried it >> i am not racist [ laughter ] >> seth: the only remedy for a corrupt, racist, president is impeachment. congress needs to use their constitutional power to tell a coherent story about this president's racism, his corruption and his self-dealing. congress needs to do their job as - >> lawmarkers. [ laughter ] >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪ we'll be right back with john oliver, everybody [ cheers and applause ♪ >> for more of seth's "closer looks," be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. confus. america's most reliable network.
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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, joining us this week, he's been the driving force behind the drum kit at blue man group for the past 25 years and musical director of blue man chicago at the briar street theater and this is interesting, 23 years after teaching our own fred armisen to play drums for blue man group, he's sitting in for him tonight. jeff quay is here, everybody [ cheers and applause thank you so much for being here, jeff we really appreciate it.
how was -- was fred a good student? >> he was a great student. >> seth: okay. i know you're just saying that but it's very kind [ laughter ] our first guest tonight is the host of the emmy and peabody award-winning show, "last week tonight," which airs sunday nights on hbo please welcome back to the show our friend, john oliver, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ >> seth: i - >> oh. >> seth: i want to congratulate you. [ cheers and applause um - >> okay. >> seth: congratulations on a couple of things congratulations on your emmy nomination >> oh, thank you and you. >> seth: well-deserved thank you very much. and more importantly, congratulations on boris johnson. i know he's an old friend. >> oh. yes. [ laughter ] you're stretching the -- the term "friend" to a shattering point there, but yes yes. britain has done it.
well, i mean not really britain, so much as 100,000 members of the conservative party have decided that he's the best answer the question, "how do you un[ bleep ] this situation?" [ laughter ] yeah >> seth: you've -- obviously a lot of people have drawn the parallel between trump and johnson. and yet -- >> sure. >> seth: you've pointed out that the difference is that -- that boris is only pretending to be dumb >> yes [ laughter ] yeah it's - yeah the difference between -- there are superficial similarities between trump and johnson, obviously. but there is -- it is very tactical you know, there was -- you never think that trump is playing chess mentally [ laughter ] or that he knows how to play chess. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> i have no doubt that he's been to the chessboard and moved the pieces and said "checkmate" -- [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> -- with the kind of confidence that makes you wonder whether he knows the rules better than you do but -- [ light laughter ] no, no, johnson, like, throughout his whole life has been very, very good at kind of charming his way out of difficult situations and it's not going to work this time but there is -- basically
because he has for the first time a problem that where his charm will not apply getting through brexit in 100 days or just getting past, you know, the deadline for the withdrawal agreement is going to be incredibly hard so he's -- it's so risky you know, if the election of trump was america shooting itself in the foot, the election of boris johnson is kind of britain watching that happen, thinking about the ramifications of it and then shooting themselves in the [ bleep ]. that's basically - [ laughter ] -- in a nutshell, that's what happened [ applause ] >> seth: isn't it terrifying because i feel like the brexit vote happened. and everybody said, "this will be a warning to america before their election." >> yes >> seth: and then instead they elected trump. and then you feel like everybody in britain was like -- >> that's right. >> seth: -- "the election of trump will be a warning to us. >> yes >> seth: and then everybody keeps doubling down and like - >> it's right. >> seth: "you're wrong we're in." >> yeah. >> seth: "we're all in." >> it's escalating "hold my beer" situations [ laughter ] everyone pushing the chips and
go, "no, we can be way more self-destructive than that." [ laughter ] yeah, it needs to stop being a contest. >> seth: you pointed out one of the great things about the relationship with the prime minister and the queen is they have tea once a week. >> well, they do so that's the thing, like, she had to ask him to form a government >> seth: yes there he is. >> there they are. >> seth: uh-huh. >> what a wonderful image that is >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> at least they're both uncomfortable. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> but, yeah that is the old, arcane tradition is that he must -- must go and have tea with her every single week as every prime minister must do, whatever is happening in the country. whether you're having a really difficult, important day, you have to at some point say, "i need to go and have tea with the queen now. [ laughter ] so i'm sure that was kind of an amazing experience for him but at some point, it's going to become a chore i don't know how many times -- how many times meeting the queen it is. it's probably around double figures you think, "oh, [ bleep ]. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> like, "i am running out of small talk for her." [ laughter ]
>> seth: you -- you had a chance to sort of glad-hand with the monarchy a little bit. there was a premiere of "the lion king. >> yeah. >> seth: -- in which you are in. >> i was in "the lion king" but i could -- [ cheers and applause >> seth: yeah. >> that's right. >> seth: that's right. >> that's right. there's a movie star in the building [ light laughter ] [ cheers ] yeah, and it's me! [ cheers and applause that was the - oh, my god >> seth: i'd like to point out what you just did. john >> oh, my god, what? >> seth: you know, they were cheering for you and then you angrily stopped them - [ laughter ] -- to make them cheer for you in the exact same way were already. [ laughter ] >> i feel like they were -- they were cheering for a tv personality i've left that behind. i'm a movie star now [ laughter ] >> seth: you are a big old movie star >> my behavior is about to become appalling [ laughter ] no, i couldn't -- i didn't go -- i haven't seen it yet. >> seth: yeah. >> i haven't seen "lion king." >> seth: you haven't seen it yet. >> i couldn't go to any of the premieres, because we were working. >> seth: you lived it. you lived it >> i lived it. [ laughter ] that's right i really inhabited zazu like daniel day-lewis does. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so i lived for a while. i glued feathers to myself [ laughter ] it was inconvenient for my family >> seth: i crossed paths with you a few times during your zazu
period, and it was not - >> i squawked at you a lot >> seth: you squawked at me a lot. yeah [ laughter ] >> you fed me seed out of your hand [ laughter ] but it worked. i think -- i think it worked >> seth: were you upset that you -- obviously you were working but there was this - >> yeah. >> seth: big london premiere you have not -- is it true then you have not only not seen the film, you have not met beyonce >> no, i haven't i still haven't met beyonce. and i've been now in the film with her, and i'm on "the lion king" album, which is technically a beyonce album. i've been on a beyonce album [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, exactly [ applause ] i'm on that. [ cheers and applause so it feels like, if you've been in a movie with her and on an album with her and you haven't met her, it's probably for a reason >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] though it seems like at this point, like, she's aggressively trying not to meet you >> i think so. i think it's -- her instinct is absolutely accurate. [ laughter ] i think it's probably for the best that we - >> seth: yeah. >> -- we live parallel lives >> seth: right, and imagine -- >> myself and beyonce. >> seth: and imagine meeting with her is probably better -- well, also i'd like to point out that you still could at least aspire to meeting her.
and i feel like -- >> that's true >> seth: --for the people who have met her, the rest of your life is sort of -- >> exactly >> seth: -- denouement >> i think it's best that she is my white whale >> seth: yeah. >> right [ laughter ] >> seth: it's good to have one of those >> yes, exactly. it's good to chase down the thing that you want your whole life >> seth: you - [ laughter ] you did -- you're on the album you sang in the movie. >> i -- well i -- yeah >> seth: okay. >> i rhythmically spoke -- [ laughter ] with slight variations in tone i'm just not sure that i can linguistically back up the term "sing. [ laughter ] but, yeah, i did i linguistically spoke technically, linguistically speaking is rapping. so i rapped. >> seth: you rapped. >> i spat bars on that album [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: and then did you -- were you very comfortable? was that -- i would imagine that you're -- you maybe have to do the singing or the bar spitting more times than the actual lines in the film. was that the case? >> yeah. actually, no, i just did it. i pretty much just did it once >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> and they said - >> seth: and did you -- did you drop the mic when you did it once >> well, it was attached to a podium so i -- [ laughter ] i had to push the entire podium over >> seth: gotcha. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: and do you think it read -- do you think it read to them like you dropped the mic or that you had a tantrum >> i think it looked like i was
really unhappy with my surroundings but - [ laughter ] it -- it's too big to pick up, an entire podium and it's like, "you get the drop mic reference. bang." [ laughter ] yeah, i did it i did -- i did - >> seth: but you just did it once and they were like, "that's good to go. >> yeah, i've might have done it a few times. i think once i might be writing checks i can't cash. [ laughter ] i know, i did it a few times, but then they were fine. yeah >> seth: that's great. >> i think -- yeah >> seth: congratulations >> thanks. yeah, thanks [ cheers and applause >> seth: i want to - because, again, we're talking about, this is -- we're getting you at a very good time in your career >> that's right. >> seth: we have you here as a tv star and movie star >> that's right. >> seth: you did -- you were like a lot of us you were a stand-up in the early days >> i prefer movie star and tv star now [ laughter ] >> seth: understood. >> but that's fine that's fine. >> seth: yeah. i'll invert. >> yeah. >> seth: i was -- yeah i mean, i was building to the bigger one you like to back - >> tv will be there for me to fall back on, but let's hope that doesn't happen. [ laughter ] >> seth: what were your early days of stand-up >> i want to play panicky, animated animals for the rest of my life. [ laughter ] >> seth: are you very excited -- now that you're kinda looking through the disney catalog seeing what's next for the next - [ laughter ] >> that's right. what are you going to remake now? and is there a kind of irritable
animal that can tell people where things are because that, if i'm going to be typecast, that's me. [ laughter ] yeah i did stand-up before i came here >> seth: and how did it go >> i mean, not amazing the thing with stand-up in britain is there's a period of time -- i mean, it's the same here, like, physically - there's a period of time before you get to the stage where the audience can see you, but you don't have the ability to start speaking yet and in britain, they're kind of just sizing up your physical weaknesses - [ laughter ] -- to then use against you so i had round glasses at the time and it was the time that harry potter was a big deal. [ laughter ] so, yeah, i wouldn't be able to get to say my first joke before people go, "all right, potter! [ laughter ] all right, potter, where is ron? where's ron? [ laughter ] and, you know, i said, "oh, okay." they go, "no, seriously, where is he? where is he, harry?" and so it was kind of the thing that i had to -- the challenge i had to overcome a lot. and then i got the job here thinking, "oh, this is going to be great." i was working for jon stewart at "the daily show. so my very first day on "the daily show," i was --
i'd flown in the previous night. i was exhausted. i did my bit with jon. panicky. my legs were shaking i turned around and sitting in the front row around where you are was j.k. rowling [ laughter ] j.k. rowling and she came around afterwardsd her saying, "it's my first day in america [ laughter ] is it normal that you're here every night? [ laughter ] and she hugged me, and it was amazing. she was kind of saying, "oh, it's okay. it's -- it's --" [ laughter ] and there was nothing i wanted more in that moment than a hug from j.k. rowling. [ laughter ] and then she leaned back and she held me by the shoulders and said, "you look so much like harry. [ laughter ] and that was not true. [ cheers and applause only if -- only if harry had been held back a few years [ light laughter ] if hogwarts had not gone as well for him academically as he wanted it. [ laughter ] >> seth: and then she -- is this true she also very seriously asked you, "where's ron? [ laughter ] >> "seriously, where is he?" [ laughter ] >> seth: if i don't know - >> exactly
>> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: it's trouble. >> yeah. >> seth: you would -- the last time you were here it was february and we were talking and you were saying it's way too early to talk about the democratic primaries. >> yeah. >> seth: and we're going live for the debate-- >> yeah, have fun with that. >> seth: -- on tuesday and wednesday. >> that's fun. >> seth: do you think that's a good idea? >> no. >> seth: yeah. >> you mean, for you physically? [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, for us to go live >> no, it's a terrible idea. >> seth: yeah. >> i mean, i guess there'll be things to say. you'll find things to say. >> seth: we'll find things to say. >> but i certainly don't envy the rapid turnaround >> seth: yeah, it's a very fast turnaround do you -- have you found -- did you get anything of sort of nutritional value out of the first two nights of the debates? >> not really. >> seth: yeah, not really. >> not really. it feels like it -- it's all warming up, isn't it >> seth: yeah. >> it feels like they're all - it feels like a shoot around in a basketball game, right now >> seth: yeah. i feel like it's like -- i said this before, but it's like the beginning of a "real housewives" where it's just them turning and saying, like - [ laughter ] -- saying, like, "i'm here to school you on education. it's like, "all right. >> that is true. and in about a few debates' time, it's, like, going to be an episode of "housewives" where they go on holiday together and you're like, "oh, [ bleep ]. i see a bowl of margarita mix. this is about to go down."
[ laughter and applause >> seth: well, it will be worth it to go live after that one >> yeah, yea, yeah >> seth: hey, thanks for being here it's always such a pleasure to see you. john oliver, everybody [ cheers and applause "last week tonight" airs sunday nights on hbo. and "lion king" is in theaters >> amazing stuff >> seth: he's a movie star >> "the lion king" is in movie theaters and i'm in it! [ cheers and applause ♪ choosing my car insurance was the easiest decision ever. i switched to geico and saved hundreds. that's a win. but it's not the only reason i switched. geico's a company i can trust, with over 75 years of great savings and service. ♪ now that's a win-win. switch to geico. it's a win-win.
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>> seth: thank you so much for being here >> no problem. thanks for having me >> seth: so good news, yankees are in first place bad news, you're on the injured list right now >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: hopefully not for too long >> yeah, hopefully not >> seth: and you announced in february this is your last season are you finding that you have time to reflect back on it are you enjoying that part of knowing this is the last go? >> i am enjoying that. but it's hard to reflect, just because we're trying to win. like, you know, every game is important. >> seth: yeah. >> you know? we're trying to win every game so it's hard to kind of, like, sit back and reflect, when you're trying to go out and win a championship so it's good >> seth: and i assume you don't sit in the locker room, like, constantly telling guys, "you know, this is it for me fellas." [ laughter ] >> they've constantly remind me, like what are you going to be doing next year? you going to be doing this you going to be doing that so, i constantly get reminders from my teammates. >> seth: you also, 3,000 strikeouts, 250 wins, only the 14th player in history to do that and i -- you know, i think 250 -- [ cheers and applause absolutely 250 is kind of the new 300
i don't know if we'll see any 300 game winners anymore that's a big number. >> yeah, i don't think there will be any 300 game winners, just because of the way the game's going, and the way bullpens are built up. you know, starters only go five, six innings now. >> seth: yeah. >> not going deep into the game, you know, getting the win, so. >> seth: you were at the all-star game with your teammates. >> yes >> seth: it was in cleveland where you started your career, and they let you go out and make a mound visit. >> yeah. it was so awkward. [ laughter ] >> seth: i will say, based on the -- i've never seen a manager leave a mound visit that happy [ laughter ] i've never seen a manager -- >> i didn't know what to say i got out there, it was super awkward. i was just, "chappie, you good?" he was like, "yeah, i'm good like, beat it. [ laughter ] >> seth: you brought your kids to the homerun derby >> yeah. >> seth: that must have been fun. >> yeah. [ audience aws ] yeah, three of the four of them were born in cleveland so they think cleveland is their home so to get a chance to go back for the homerun derby, be there for the all-star game was really, really fun >> seth: and you were incredibly well received in cleveland obviously, that's where you started your career. that must have been a nice feeling as well. >> it was. you know, i feel like i grew up there. i got drafted by them when i was 17-years-old, and didn't get
traded until i was 27. like i said, three out of four of my kids were born there so, i have a lot of history in cleveland. and you know, i feel like this is my second home. >> seth: do you remember your first strikeout in cleveland >> i do. mike kinkade >> seth: okay, mike kinkade. do you think that hurts his feelings that you remember him by name? >> no. [ laughter ] but i played against him so much in the minor leagues, that i - it was against the orioles so i kind of wanted it to be, like, cal ripken or somebody it was like mike kinkade, who i struck out a bunch of times in the minor leagues, so it wasn't really cool. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. how do you think how he felt when he was like, cc >> got to face this guy again? [ laughter ] >> seth: you know, you -- obviously you've been with new york now for what is it, ten years? >> 11 years. >> seth: 11 years now. >> yeah. >> seth: i guess a little bit less with the indians. so, when you think about things, obviously you don't want to get ahead of yourselves, but you have hall of fame numbers. have you thought about what cap you want to go into the hall of fame wearing >> wow, that's the first time i got that question. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> i think being here now for 11 years, and winning the world
series here, i think it will be a yankee hat >> seth: i know no one's going to talk about it, but, you know, we're coming up -- [ cheers and applause yeah when we do shows in cleveland, you can come on and give a different answer [ light laughter ] no one will talk about it, but you know, we're coming up on the trade deadline, this is obviously time where people try to find that last piece for a playoff team you had a very brief stint in milwaukee, which is really one of the great runs, sort of, if you want to call it a rental you were like 11-2 with a crazy sub-2 era in your time in milwaukee. was that an exciting time to just --? you know, obviously it was a short visit, but you were everything they could have asked for. >> it was. it was a great time. just because i had, you know, been in a place in cleveland where we didn't have a - we weren't having a great year we were in last place, and i show up to milwaukee, and you're right in the playoff race. so, i was healthy, i was young and i was -- you know, felt good, and i was kind of in a groove so, i wanted to pitch as much as possible they were like, "hey, you want to pitch on three days rest? i was like, "yeah, sure, let's do it. so, just kept going out, try to get us in the playoffs and we hadn't been to the playoffs in 26 years, and made it that year
it was a fun celebration >> seth: that thing about when you're younger and you're willing -- that, like, you pitching on three days' rest, the way i used to feel in my 30s, about like going out on back-to-back nights >> yeah. [ laughter ] now i couldn't do it >> seth: yeah, exactly i used to go out friday, and then again on saturday [ laughter ] you -- there was a "star wars" night on may the 4th >> yeah. >> seth: and you took it to the next level you went full yoda >> i went full yoda. [ laughter ] >> seth: like, really did not go cheap at all [ cheers and applause >> no, i'm a huge "star wars" fan. >> seth: you're a huge -- alright. >> huge "star wars" fan. >> seth: there you go. there's another photo there that - [ laughter ] it's covering your mouth i wouldn't be surprised if she was terrified in that photo. >> right, yeah [ laughter ] >> seth: you also got, which was a cool thing to do in your last season, you got to go over and play in a series in london with a very high-scoring games >> yeah. >> seth: the exchange rate is i guess their baseball stadiums are smaller. [ light laughter ] how was that, though how was it playing in front of a different country? >> it was so much fun. and being -- i'm a huge soccer
fan. so being able to play in west ham stadium there in london was super cool 70,000 people every -- both games. the first game was a five-hour game so, i'm thinking, these people are not going to show up and they showed up again for the next game, and the energy level was just incredible. and you know, obviously, playing the red sox is always going to be a lot of fun, so. >> seth: that's great. >> it was cool >> seth: do you have a team? are you a soccer fan of any specific team? >> manchester united >> seth: manchester united well, well selected. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause >> seth: you -- i want to ask about your -- your pitch in foundation >> yes >> seth: how many years have you had this >> 11 years. >> seth: 11 years. so, this is one you figured out in new york. >> yeah, me and my wife started it in 2009 with the help of my mom, and you know, wanted to help kids in the inner cities through sports and education we do backpack giveaways in new york and in california we do field renovations, baseball camps so, we're just trying to help out, and do whatever we can in inner cities >> seth: and you have -- that's wonderful. [ cheers and applause you have a legacy gala >> yeah. >> seth: this year so this is, you know, obviously, it's september
so it will be near the end of things hopefully, it's weird for me to say hopefully, but i like you. i'm a red sox fan, but i'll say it, anyway it's so weird. >> you got a championship last year though, so let us get one, right? >> seth: oh yeah, things have been great for us. >> right [ laughter ] [ cheers ] no complaining >> seth: no, i'm not complaining. i moved to new york in 2001. and it was the worst thing in the world to be a red sox fan here and it's just been wonderful >> it's been great [ cheers ] >> seth: yeah, i mean i know this isn't the right time to say it, you should really try it [ laughter ] maybe next year if you're unaffiliated but, you know, so hopefully you're playing, but you're going to have this, your sort of gala in september and that must be a big deal. it must be nice to sort of look back over the year, and everything you've done with your foundation >> yeah, should be a lot of fun. september 16th, big legacy gala. you know, my wife is doing a lot of work to put this thing on i'm just excited to get everybody there, and kind of celebrate the foundation, and you know the retirement too. so it should be fun. >> seth: that's great. and do you manage to get most of your teammates to show up to that >> yeah, my teammates do a good -- they do, i mean, they do a job of supporting. they came out, we had a softball
game may 16th up at the stadium. they came out, supported, and had a lot of fun, and the fans showed up. so it was good >> seth: all right well, that's great hey, thanks for everything you do it's really just been such a joy to watch you pitch over your career congratulations on all of it >> thank you >> seth: thanks so much. cc sabathia, everybody [ cheers and applause we'll be right back with music from mini mansions [ cheers and applause ♪
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♪ if you're los it's alright it's alright if you're lost ♪ ♪ it's alrigh you're alright ♪ ♪ i feel the fire and it's burning little holes in my life ♪ ♪ i see the futur but it never had a chil or wife ♪ ♪ i taste the bitters and i wanna add some sugar to taste ♪ ♪ i smelled the roses i could us a little punch in the face ♪ ♪ i hear the musi and it makes me want to get up and shake ♪ ♪ jumped in the fir just to see ho much more could take ♪ ♪ i think i might just be misunderstoo i wanna do all the bad things ♪ ♪ that make you feel good ♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: mini mansions, everyone the album, "guy walks into a bar," is out now we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause
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