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good night. late show with stephen colbert is next. next newscast is tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. >> see you bright and early. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs >> there was an effort by lawmakers to subpoena the u.s. translator, the only other american in the room, when president trump met with vladimir putin. >> "the late show" has obtained the first interview with the president's translator. unfortunately, she was so traumatized by the summit, she brought her own translator. ( laughter ) >> uh... it was a productive meeting. the... two leaders discussed things. trump was-- uh-- very-- uh-- strong on confronting putin about meddling. ( laughter ) >> ( crying ) oh, my god. >> he is saying that they are looking forward to... future talks. >> oh, we're screwed!
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( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) >> announcer: it's "the late show with stephen colbert"! tonight, guess who's coming to d.c. plus, stephen welcomes... denzel washington. congressman joe kennedy. and comedian carmen lagala. featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now, live on tape from the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: woo! hello! ( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) thank you very much! please, sit down! sit down! that is a crowd. that right there is a hot crowd! this is the kind of crowd you want on fridays. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: friday!
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friday! >> stephen: i wish these guys could stick around. welcome to "the late show," everybody. i'm your host, stephen colbert. ( cheers and applause ) ( piano riff ) you know, folks, you know, it is hard to imagine you could be this shocked every day by the trump administration. i mean, freshly shocked. >> jon: every single day. never ends. >> stephen: i think it's because every single day they attach the electrodes to a different part of us. ( laughter ) >> jon: oh, goodness. >> stephen: and let's just say that today, they had to shave us first. ( laughter ) just to get contact. >> jon: mmm... >> stephen: because, americans of every political stripe have been horrified by trump's helsinki hell sucking... ( laughter ) where putin was playing chess, while trump was eating his own checkers. ( laughter ) choking hazard. it was a choking hazard, they shouldn't have given it to him. and everyone around trump has spent this entire week trying to put distance between trump and
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putin. so this whole sordid thing can be behind us and the administration can go back to the people's business of caging toddlers. ( laughter ) but, today, after all that, donald trump tweeted this: "the summit with russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the fake news media. i look forward to our second meeting." ( spits ) ( laughter and applause ) ( cheering ) i don't know where this coffee cup came from, hold on. second meeting! second meeting, because the first one went so well! ( laughter ) it's just like the exciting sequel coming out this summer: "titanic 2! here we go again: this time it ends well!" ( laughter ) ( piano riff )
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but, you know, that's kind of vague. second meeting, could happen, could not happen. where would he even meet with a universally condemned, war criminal strong man, who personally ordered the attack on our election? >> sarah sanders tweeted just a few moments ago, saying that the president asked his national security adviser john bolton to invite vladimir putin to washington this fall. ( spits ) ( laughter ) >> jon: wow... >> stephen: where does the mug keep coming from? i'm sorry. i don't-- are you okay? ( piano riff ) ( cheers and applause ) he's inviting him to washington! nothing could have gone worse than your meeting in helsinki. it embarrassed our country. it enraged our allies. it strongly reinforced the idea that putin's got something on you. >> jon: mm-hmm. >> stephen: and it's the first time your party turned against you, even a little. ♪ so, let's collude again like we did last summer ♪ "thanks, guys.
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guys, thanks so much for cleaning all the poop off me. now, if you'll excuse me, i'm going to make a snowman out of turds." ( laughter ) ( piano riff ) ( cheers and applause ) i'll tell you, this meeting is gonna be really a tough one for director of national intelligence and statler being informed of waldorf's demise, dan coats. ( laughter ) now, you may remember, trump threw coats and his intelligence agencies under the bus to side with putin in helsinki. so it is hard to imagine the look on his face when he heard about this. luckou imagine it, because he was giving a live interview when the news broke. >> we have some breaking news. the white house has announced on twitter that vladimir putin is coming to the white house in the
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fall. >> say that again? ( laughter and applause ) >> stephen: dan, would you like to borrow my mug? ( laughter ) because, i get his reaction. ( cheers and applause ) i understand-- well-- well-- blub-blub-- i understand his reaction, because it is hard to believe. can we check with someone? because i don't want him walking this back tomorrow. "look, i've reviewed the transcript and i need to make a small clarification, okay? i said i'm inviting vladimir putin to washington. i meant to say, i'm inviting vladimir putin't to washingdon't." ( laughter ) now, mr. president, you just-- you just found the strength to admit that putin is personally
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responsible for attacking our election. so, let's invite him to the white house! "look, i want putin for a sushi dinner, i want cosby for the slumber party, harvey weinstein for movie night, and security will be handled by ms-13. make it happen." ( laughter ) here's how disastrous that first summit was: we don't even know the bad parts yet. because remember the two hours where they were alone with just their translators? we may never know what they said. but they said something. because tuesday, russia's embassy tweeted, "the russian defense ministry are ready for the practical implementation of agreements reached in helsinki between vladimir putin and donald trump." what agreements? "okay, vlad, you give me your tw yr and i wl give you alaska and eric." ( laughter )
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( cheers and applause ) "is it a deal? is it a deal? is it a-- is it a-- a-- a-- a--" ( piano riff ) now, there is one possible deal we know about, because in the press conference, trump mentioned an offer putin made about the twelve russian intelligence officers robert mueller indicted for election interference. >> what he did is an incredible offer. he offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators with respect to the 12 people. i think that's an incredible offer, okay? >> stephen: "he gave me an incredible deal. i mean, he said he never does this and his manager's going to be really pissed at him. but he threw in power steering, an am/fm radio, and he promises to make europe just go away." ( laughter ) here's the actual deal: putin says russians would interrogate those 12 russians, and mueller's
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team could watch. but, in exchange, russians would then also get to interrogate some americans they don't like. specifically, obama's ambassador to moscow, michael mcfaul, a nemesis of the kremlin because of his criticisms of russia's human rights record. that idea is obviously ridiculous... so, they're thinking about it. >> russian authorities yesterday named several americans whom they want to question, including former ambassador to russia michael mcfaul. does the president support that idea? is he open to having u.s. officials questioned by russia? >> the president is going to meet with his team and we'll let you know when we have an announcement on that. >> stephen: of course, the state department... what's the word... went ape( bleep ). ( laughter and applause ) is that the word? is that the word? >> jon: that's the word. >> stephen: not sure. it's two words. >> jon: put them together. >> stephen: one current u.s. diplomat said, "the president has first and foremost his interests at the top of his mind, as opposed to the government's.
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that's very clear, between ( bleep ) on our nato allies and kissing putin's ass. either he's compromised by putin or he's a pussy, in which case he should grab himself." ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: oh, snap! oh, oh, oh! woo! woo! >> stephen: yeah, i know. and that's from a diplomat-- ( laughter ) --so, by definition, that's the most diplomatic way to put it. but it's not just diplomats who are shocked. let's see the full range of reviews of this offer: >> i think it's a bad idea. >> absolutely absurd. >> that would be like a victim allowing the burglar to set up the home security system. >> to even entertain this shows to me how naïve they are. >> i think that's an incredible offer, okay? ( laughter )
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>> stephen: earlier today, the white house finally came out strongly against themselves. sarah huckabee-sanders told a reporter that "it is a proposal that was made in sincerity by president putin, but president trump disagrees with it." yes, trump disagrees, but he was impressed that it was a proposal made in sincerity. donald trump is not used to sincere proposals. "will you marry me? you will? damn it. okay. i'll go tell my wife." ( laughter ) so we know trump is in putin's pocket. the reason remains: why? there's only two possible answers. either putin has something on him, or he's an idiot. and there's plenty of proof on both sides. ( laughter ) he does everything putin asks for, but on the other hand, he can't spell, he confused h.i.v. with h.p.v., he doesn't understand why we fought the civil war, and just take a look at this picture of the president playing in a big truck.
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( laughter ) ( piano riff ) but, whether he knows it or not, what's clear is that trump cannot stop cozying up to putin. that's why today we're holding an intervention. mr. president, thank you for being here. i've written my thoughts down, because this is so emotional. ( laughter ) sir, you're here, because we love our country very much, and you are in it. ( laughter ) and we need you to hear some things. when you attack nato, i feel like i'm being attacked. and your friend vladimir? he's not really your friend! okay? you're doing what he wants, because you think it's fun, but what you don't realize is, if you ever step out of line, he's going to show the world that you're a big dirty clown who loves the pee-pee. ( laughter ) ( piano riff )
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: jon batiste and stay human, everybody! give it up for the band! ( cheers and applause ) woo! woo! woo! >> jon: ow! ow! >> stephen: thank you, john! >> jon: yeah, yeah, you got it! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: lucky to work with you, man! >> jon: you're lookin' fly, you see what i'm saying? >> stephen: lucky to work with these people over here! welcome back, everybody! ( piano riff ) you know, folks, we've been talking a lot this week about how our president seems to be playing for the other team. i'm beginning to think it's not the kneeling during the national anthem that bothers him. it's the wrong national anthem. ( audience reacts ) >> jon: wow... >> stephen: and, now, the purposeful confusion over putin's intentions is being continued by secretary of homeland security kirstjen nielsen, seen here thinking about baby jails. ( laughter )
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today, she said this about the intelligence community's conclusion that russia supported trump's candidacy. >> i haven't seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular political party. >> stephen: what? so, they meddled in an election, but didn't care who won? that's like a gambler saying, "don't worry, i fixed the race-- for all the horses." ( laughter ) well, secretary nielsen, i have acquired high-level intelligence proving putin intended to help donald trump win, from my contacts in watching tv. >> president putin, did you want president trump to win the election, and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that? >> yes, i did. yes, i did. >> stephen: he just admitted it. why are we acting like this is some big mystery? it would be like if the beginning of "usual suspects" kevin spacey was like, "yeah, i'm keyser soze, by the way, i hope that's not going to be an
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issue. even worse, i'm kevin spacey." ( laughter ) >> jon: oooh! >> stephen: but-- ( audience reacts ) a lot of kevin spacey fans here tonight! ( piano riff ) too soon? (ht but, if nielsen is denying international threats to our country, at least she recognizes the threats from within our country, right? wrong! >> we are approaching the one year anniversary of charlottesville. when he placed blame, in his words, on both sides, does that make your job harder? >> i think what's interesting about that is we saw, you know, and i think we continue to learn-- maybe there was, uh, different-- whether it was foreign influence or different purposeful attempts to get both sides, if you will, aggressively pitted against each other. >> stephen: wait, isn't that exactly what she just said about the election? is that her go-to answer for any situation? "um, it's not so much that i rear-ended your audi, but, um, that foreign interests wanted
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our bumpers to turn against each other. and now they're tricking you into asking me for my insurance card." ( laughter ) now, remember, it was a year ago, but cast your mind back. charlottesville was organized by white supremacists. no foreign power could confuse us as to who was right and who was wrong. right, secretary nielsen? >> i think what's important about that conversation is it's not that one side is right, one side is wrong. >> stephen: no! one side is wrong! it's subtle, but i'll give you a clue. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: uh-huh! >> stephen: they're the ones with the torches and swastikas. we'll be right back with denzel washington. ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) hi there. this is a commercial about insurance. now i know you're thinking, "i don't want to hear about insurance." cause let's be honest, nobody likes dealing with insurance, right?
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>> stephen: hey, everybody! welcome back to "the late show"! ( cheers and applause ) you're in for a treat, ladies and gentlemen, because my first guest tonight is a two-time academy award winner you know from "malcolm x," "training day," and "fences." please welcome, denzel washington! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> where's the trumpet? >> stephen: no trumpet player. >> they have no trumpet player! >> stephen: he's out of town. >> he's out of town? ( laughs ) thank you! thank you very much. >> stephen: thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> stephen: i have wanted to talk to you for a long time. >> what took you so long? >> stephen: i don't know, i don't know, i don't know.
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i think you're a busy man is the problem. welcome back to the ed sullivan theater. i know you came here many times with dave. but also, this theater meant something to you as a child, because i understand you watched the "ed sullivan show" a lot as a kid. >> that's right. >> stephen: i remember it from when i was a child. are there any performances that really stood out to you? >> the beatles! >> stephen: oh, the beatles. ( cheers ) >> yeah, when the beatles came, that was the biggest. >> stephen: wow. >> i actually didn't like the "ed sullivan show," because i knew i had to go to bed afterwards. ( laughter ) so, i would hope that-- >> stephen: i know that feeling. >> you know that feeling? yeah, "ed sullivan," "bonanza." >> stephen: was the home work done? >> that's it. >> stephen: then, you got to go to bed. you know the girls that scream up there? they sat right up there. those people back there, the screen-- ( applause ) >> you mean for the beatles or? >> stephen: for the beatles, and for you, same thing, yeah. >> okay. >> stephen: i think of you as a one-man beatle. >> thank you. ( laughter ) >> stephen: but, more importantly even then-- >> that's important enough, just being the one-man beatle. >> stephen: being the one-man beatle. well, i understand you not only
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met nelson mandela, but that you hosted him in your home. >> he came to the house. >> stephen: when was that and why was that and how was that? >> it was so amazing. he-- he was quite a charmer. we went to south africa, my wife and i, i had breakfast with archbishop desmond tutu and lunch with nelson mandela. so he meets me and my wife, and he immediately says to her, "oh! i see why he's the success that he has, because of you!" everything was because of her. and she's just like-- ( laughter ) and of course, i'm like-- >> stephen: he's an operator. >> and i'm like, "okay, i did a few things, nelson, but-- you know--" ( laughter ) no. yeah, right, you can imagine. >> stephen: he was working that nobel peace prize. >> exactly! so i forgot how it happened, but he was coming to america and he was coming to california, and he came to our house. >> stephen: so, did you make dinner for him?
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>> i didn't, no. i would have. i would have. >> stephen: sure, sure. >> but, you know, he was like a grandfather that came by, and we had some of the most powerful people in the world that came by the house. and it was a great shot of everybody just leaning in, listening to him, telling stories. >> stephen: what year was this? >> i think it's 2001-ish. >> stephen: you've also hosted oprah at your house, right? >> she was there that day. >> stephen: oh, she was there that day? >> yeah. >> stephen: oh, okay, wow. it's rare oprah's not the biggest person in the room. ( laughter ) >> yeah, it was like that. you had people like that. >> stephen: sit down, oprah, he's talking. >> yeah, that's right. ( laughter ) >> stephen: wow, that's really-- wow. what's it take for stephen colbert to get an invitation to dinner at denzel washington's? >> first of all, you've got to talk to the one who's in charge, which is my wife. but as far as i'm concerned-- >> stephen: what's your wife's name? >> pauletta. >> stephen: pauletta, i have excellent manners. ( laughter ) i know which fork to use. i promise, i'll clean up after myself.
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>> she made fried chicken for michael jackson once. >> stephen: oh, really? >> michael jackson came over. he could eat! ( laughter ) i was surprised, i was like-- >> stephen: he danced it off. >> ( laughs ) he danced it off. he did well. >> stephen: now, you are a two- time oscar winner. ( cheers and applause ) we're talking-- we're in meryl streep territory here, okay? >> she's got, like, 75 nominations and-- >> stephen: no, i think it's only two or something like that. >> like 12. or, she's only won two. >> stephen: you've been called "the black streep." >> have i? >> stephen: yes. ( laughter ) yeah. or she's "the white denzel," i'm not sure which one. >> "the white washington." >> stephen: the white washington. >> i don't mind the black streep. >> stephen: in the past year, past year-and-a-half, there have been... a big year for african- americans in hollywood: writing, directing, acting, starring. "get out," "black panther."
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but, i understand from chadwick boseman himself that you, in some way, are actually responsible for him being black panther. >> am i? >> stephen: yeah, he said-- >> oh, because i paid for him to go to school? >> stephen: okay, that's it. how did you-- i like the, "oh, yeah, because i paid for chadwick boseman to go to school?" ( laughter ) i think we would call that "buryihe so, how did that come about? why did you pay for him to go to school, and how did you know him? >> i didn't know him. phylicia rashad-- i'm going to screw this story up-- but, phylicia rashad was helping kids, and she called different people and she called me. and i said, "yeah, i'll sponsor whoever." and she said, "well, you're sponsoring--" or he called to thank me. that's how i found out it was him. "you're sponsoring this kid, some chadwick boseman guy." i said, "yeah, okay, chad, i want my money back." ( laughter ) so, true story, i went to the
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premiere for "black panther" here in new york, and i saw ryan coogler and chad and he said, "oh, i just wanted to thank you for paying--" i said, "yeah, that's why i'm here." ( laughter ) "i'm not here to see the-- yeah, i like the movie, "black panther," yeah... wakanda forever... but where's my money?" ( laughter ) >> stephen: you haven't done a superhero movie yet, right? >> no. >> stephen: why not? >> nobody asked me! >> stephen: do we want him to do it? ( cheers and applause ) we want to see-- >> i'll be the father of the superhero. >> stephen: we want to see you in tights, man. >> no! ( laughter ) >> stephen: no, come on. >> no! >> stephen: i saw "the mighty quinn." >> i didn't have tights on then, did i? >> stephen: well, yeah, you have little white shorts on. >> did i? >> stephen: yeah. don't you remember? >> no. >> stephen: i'll tell you who remembers. one of my producers every day does hunk of the day >> uh-oh, uh-oh... >> stephen: and i swear to god, this was a recent one of hers, and this is a great honor. i know you've got oscars, i know you've got a tony, but you have
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officially been the hunk of the day in our office. there you are. ( laughter ) push in a little bit more. push in a little bit more if you can. ( cheers and applause ) look at that. boom. lookth look at the pecs. >> it's the same picture. i just want to thank all the other hunks that-- ( laughter ) --weren't as good as me. it's who you know. hunk on. >> stephen: it's an honor just to be hunky. ( laughter ) >> i guess does that make me a hunky? ( laughter ) ( piano riff ) >> stephen: no, no. no, it does not. you've got such range, i'm sure. >> you know, my son is starring in a new movie called "blackkklansmen"-- >> stephen: oh, that's the new spike jonze film, i can't wait for that. >> yeah, so maybe i'll star in "black hunky." ( laughter ) >> stephen: i'd watch that. now, you've got the new movie, "equalizer 2." >> yes. >> stephen: it's the sequel. twice as equal this time. >> yes.
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>> stephen: now, what is left to equalize after the first equalization? >> there's absolutely nothing left after this, i get rid of everyone. ( laughter ) >> stephen: all right. this is the first sequel you've ever done. >> yes. >> stephen: why not "most better blues?" ( laughter ) "malcolm 11." >> malcolm 11, oh, no! ( laughter and applause ) glory some more! ( piano riff ) some more glory! >> stephen: so, we've got a clip here. who's your character and what is he doing? >> i have no idea, and enjoy it. >> stephen: great! ( laughter ) ♪ ♪ ( tires screeching )
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( tires screeching ) >> stephen: i'm going to see it! ( cheers and applause ) >> it's just a normal day, just an ordinary day. >> stephen: "the equalizer 2" is in theaters this friday. denzel washington, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) we'll be right back with congressman joe kennedy! ( band playing ) when i walked through a snowstorm for a cigarette, that's when i knew i had to quit. for real this time. that's why i'm using nicorette. only nicorette gum has patented dual-coated technology for great taste. plus intense craving relief. every great why, needs a great how.
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey! welcome back, everybody! ladies and gentlemen, my next guest delivered the democratic response to the state of the union this year, but there's plenty to respond to every night. please welcome, the congressman from massachusetts, joe kennedy! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> stephen: nice to see you. >> how are we doing? >> stephen: how are we doing, that's the question. how are we doing? >> it ain't great! >> stephen: no, it's not. ( laughter ) but in every day and in every way, there's a new way to be shocked. >> yeah, it's a hard bar to meet, but he finds a way to meet it. >> stephen: yes. they just bury the bar now, so he can clear it. ( laughter )
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okay, before we get into anything else, i want to talk to you about your grandfather, bobby kennedy for a moment. because, last month was the 50th anniversary of his assassination, which i remember as a child, one of my earliest memories i have is the slow train with your grandfather's casket on it. i guess the question is, we all, all americans feel like we have some sort of ownership and relationship to your family. we have our own stories about your grandfather. but, what stories do y'all tell in the family? what are the things that you choose to remember, the stories you like to tell? >> so, stephen, it's-- there's the stories that i think you know and that a lot of americans know. the role that he and his family, his brothers and sisters have played in our history, the cuban missile crisis, the standing in the schoolhouse door, the civil rights battles, his obvious campaign for the presidency and the turmoil that we saw in 1968, and that's important to me and my family.
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there's the other side of it which doesn't get told. he was a dad, and he was a brother. >> stephen: father of eleven. >> yeah, which is a lot, turns out, right? ( laughter ) so, it's those stories i kind of draw most on. it's the stories of them as a huge group going white water rafting down the colorado river, for big portions of it, without a raft-- being on an air mattress, which kind of changes the definition of white water rafting. it's the photos and the stories they have of sailing and spending time with each other in the summers. it's playing football. it's those pieces that families have, that i think get lost in a lot of this-- it's a public family, yes. but, you know, my favorite day of the year is thanksgiving, because we have most of our family around a table, and it's, like, you've got to be first in line for the turkey, because if you're not, you ain't getting any. >> stephen: i'm one of 11 children myself. i understand. you reach for somebody's skin off their plate, you pull back a bloody stump. >> competitive sport.
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( laughter ) >> stephen: does the family get together and still play football and everything? >> oh yeah, yeah. >> stephen: really? >> yeah, i mean, it's a younger generation that ends up playing football, but yeah, it's fun. >> stephen: sure. so, in your state of the union response, you said, "the state of our union is hopeful, resilient, enduring." how do you feel seven months later? because i'll agree with you, it does feel like we're enduring something. >> you know, the end of "animal house," where kevin bacon is saying, "all is well"? and, it's panic everywhere? >> stephen: that wasn't a part that sticks out to me, but yes. yeah, go ahead, i'll bite. >> i feel somewhat like that. but, look, the bottom line on it is i have equal amount of faith in our country. it's this administration that's letting people down, and they're letting people down every single day. i see that, i feel it, i spoke about it a couple of months ago. but, at the same time, you see individual americans doing
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amazing things every single day. this past week, there's a story of a young man that walked 11 miles to work on his first day, and you know what his boss did? his co-workers gave him a car. there's a story of a teacher that got on an airplane and talked about trying to-- how they didn't have enough school supplies, and the passenger behind her overheard the story, slipped her a $100 bill. somebody else on the plane gave her some money. she walked off that airplane with $500 in school supplies for her students. people who choose to do these incredibly gracious things for strangers every single day. and so, i'm in a job where you get to actually see and hear those stories and talk to those folks. and i have an awful lot of faith in the american public. my faith in this administration this past week didn't quite hit that same level of confidence. >> stephen: mm-hmm. i agree with you. i have faith in the american people, too. the majority of them did not vote for this cat. >> ( laughs ) yeah, that's true.
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>> stephen: and i believe the american people are good people, and what worries me is they're being led to a bad place and being told that it's a good place, you know? they're being put in a position of moral hazard to have to call something that is a sin a virtue. and what is congress doing? you're in there. obviously you're a democrat, you guys aren't in the majority. how do you think congress is dropping the ball in checking the abuses of the trump administration? >> how much time you got? >> stephen: one minute. ( laughter ) >> so, a republican majority is doing nothing. look, we had a vote today, literally, to try to restore funding for election security for our midterm elections, and it got pulled out but our republican majority. >> stephen: why? what was the rationale? >> i have no idea. >> stephen: your great uncle, our president, said that "those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable." what is the peaceful revolution that is most possible for us? >> look, it's getting back to
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those stories i told a second ago. and it's the stories that you see if you are out and around this country every single day. it's the 600,000 people that showed up in austin, texas on the anniversary of a woman's march. and all those folks that are going to help get my buddy, beto o'rourke, get elected to the senate out of texas and beat ted cruz. ( cheers and applause ) thank you very much. >> stephen: well, good luck to you and your friends. >> thank you! >> stephen: congressman joe kennedy, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) we'll be right back with comedian carmen lagala! ( band playing ) do not play fetch. sfx: dog bark thanks grandma. why don't you fetch me some doritos. sfx: dog barking fetch me a bag full of doritos. sfx: dog bark fetch me a bare na... sfx: dog bark sfx: bear growl sfx: man screaming
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody! welcome back! folks, my next guest is a stand- up comedian making her network television debut. please welcome, carmen lagala! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> oh, hi, hello, everyone. i don't want to get married, but
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my dad has been married three times. is anyone else in here married to my dad? ( laughter ) yeah, i got to go to his third wedding. i don't know if you've been to one of these, but, guess what? pretty casual. ( laughter ) yeah, after one and two, he was, like, "whatever." i was, like, "jeans, though, dad?" he's, like, "it's a dark wash, that's a fancy jean." his first wedding was in a church and then his third was in the living room. ( laughter ) that's-- that's too laid back. i like to think they were just there on the couch, pitching locations, and she was just, like, "what do you think of just going to the courthouse?" and he was, like, "why even leave this house?" ( laughter ) i am dating a guy now. he likes to take the train to travel long distances. uh, boo. ( laughter ) yes, the choo-choo train?
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which, that's not the sound it makes, by the way. it's more of like a-- aaahhh! sound. ( laughter ) but he's, like, "no, it's romantic." and i'm, like, "then, you get on and wave a kerchief out the window to me... while i fly." ( laughter ) ( applause ) he's, like, "no, carmen, the train is magical." yeah, we're not taking it to hogwarts. it's going to milwaukee. ( laughter ) the last time we took the train, we got those two seats that face two other seats. we put our bags down, and we're going to enjoy this trip. but then another couple came and sat across from us. we're, like, "we're going to hate these people, instead." this is how close they were to us physically. it was my knee, some strange lady's knee in between my knee, my knee again, her knee again,
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and then a conductor came by and was, like, "oh, no, no, no, you will have to move, this area is reserved for families." it's, like, i have been scissoring this woman-- ( laughter ) --for three states. my knee is grazing her vulva. ( laughter ) she is my new family. ( laughter and applause ) they had a layover on the train. did you know they could do that? they're like, "yeah, hi, we know we're the slowest possible way you can get there. we're just going to make sure that happens. feel free to step on to the platform and look up at better ways to get there." ( laughter ) my boyfriend is, like, "the view, though, the view from the train."
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we've been on our phones the whole time. we can google a better view. here's us from the sky. ( laughter ) he's, like, "no, look. i'm, like, that's people's backyards. that's your view? folks who have to hear, aaahhh?" the view is just a who's who of people who wish they did not have to live next to the train. but sometimes you can look out the window and see my dad getting married. ( laughter ) for a fourth time. so... i take the train because it's cheap. i am very broke. i have one friend who has a ton of money, and she's not giving me it! ( laughter ) which i think is rude! and she'll still invite me out to eat, like i can keep up with her. do you ever get to a restaurant and realize you can't afford it immediately? yeah, there were accent marks in the name of the restaurant. yeah, i don't have accents restaurant money. i have misspelled word
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punctuation for no reason money. i regularly eat at a place where the sign in the window just says, "c" "h" "k" apostrophe "n." yeah, like, i can afford chk'n. ( laughter ) i was underdressed for this restaurant. i had on a tank top, a sweatshirt, and another sweatshirt on over it, like a turducken of failure. ( laughter ) the fancy lady said, "may i take your coat?" i was, like, "you can take my outer sweatshirt. feed it to your horses." ( laughter ) i tried not to spend any money, so i got one appetizer and it was $60, minus the 12 toilet paper rolls i stole from their bathroom. ( laughter ) yeah, i needed new sheets, so... ( laughter ) i'm just mad, because they give you a giant platter, and then
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they put the tiniest amount of food possible on it. i ordered the lamb, and the portion of lamb was so small that that lamb is fine! ( laughter ) ( applause ) yeah. it is still frolicking in the meadow. ( laughter ) it's, like, "did you want more from me? or should i--" they're, like, "get out of here. you're free. we love you." ( laughter ) thank you guys so much! thank you! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: you can see her headlining the vermont comedy club on august 1st. carmen lagala, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing )
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