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>> stephen: hey! oh, i'm always happy to see you! delightful! ( cheers and applause ). ♪ ♪ ♪ hello, my friends. hey, everybody! please, have a seat please, ladies and gentlemen. relax yourself. make yourself at home. welcome to "the late show." i am your host, stephen colbert. and that-- ( cheers and applause ) that-- that energy-- that energy right there, that friday energy! ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: yeah! that's the sort -- >> stephen: that's defib paddles to my heart you can only get from a friday audience. i am ready-- ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: come on! >> stephen: i am ready to chop
up and shoot a rail of pure uncut t.g.i.f! it's no wonder these people are so excited, because saturday night at 2:00 a.m., we all "fall back," and get one more hour of sleep, baby. ( cheers and applause ). which will hopefully make up for the last 18 sleepless months. tomorrow night is the end of daylight saving time, that weird tradition where we, as a country, decide to time-travel an hour forward every spring and then time-travel back an hour in the fall. we're like marty mcfly, where the stakes are "accidentally being late to your dentist appointment." don't get me wrong. don't get me wrong, man. ( applause ). >> jon: great scott! >> stephen: i the hope you won't get me wrong here, jon. i love that extra hour of zs, but other than that, it seems like daylight saving time is not
helpful and has no upsides. but i'm no expert. when you ask experts, they say, that daylight saving time is not helpful and has no upsides. ( laughter ) the only thing daylight saving is good for is making spouses fight once a year about how to change the clock on the microwave: "there's no clock button! i'm just going to press potato until we spring ahead again." ( laughter ) now, there is an effort to try to change the whole thing. in fact, there's been a bill introduced in the senate to make daylight saving permanent, called "the sunshine protection act," which, in high school, was also the name of my grateful dead cover band. ( laughter ) ( applause ) we got ♪ sugar magnolia ♪ we got a ray of metaphorical sunshine earlier this week when experts said that the pandemic appears to be winding down in the united states. shhh! ( applause ) snow! shhh! don't say it out loud! it will hear us!
it's bad luck! quick! no, you i need to knock on wood ( knocking ) ( applause ) okay, now it's safe to say that the u.s. is trending in the right direction, but here's the thing-- covid isn't going away. it's just becoming endemic, so, less lethal and more persistent. as one epidemiologist put it, "it doesn't end. we just stop caring. or we care a lot less." so, kind of like "grey's anatomy." ( laughter ) ( applause ) i still love it. i still love it. i love that show. love it. my audience is all vaccinated. right, folks? ( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪ ♪ there you go. there it is. anybody here nervous about
spending thanksgiving with unvaxxed family members? same here. well, there are some ways to stay safe. one professor of psychology suggested, "start by calling your unvaccinated family members and soliciting their ideas on how to gather safely." okay, but they're the ones making people unsafe! you don't hear a police officer say, "ma'am, do you know why i pulled you over? to ask if you have any ideas on how to safely drive drunk, because you're really crushing it. and by 'it,' i mean those parking meters back there." ( laughter ) ( applause ) now-- speaking of-- ♪ ♪ ♪ there you go. speaking of people you don't want to have thanksgiving with, we got a weird lecture this week from missouri republican senator and guy who's gonna pick his nose the second you look away, josh hawley. hawley recently gave a speech at the "national conservatism" conference in orlando, florida. it's right down the street from disney world, but it's full of grumpy, dopey, and sneezy people who won't listen to their
doc. ( laughter ) in his speech, hawley claimed that modern american mens' masculinity is being questioned, and it's leading to some weird results. >> after years of being told that they are the problem, that their manhood is the problem, more and more men are withdrawing into the enclave of idleness, and pornography, and video games. >> stephen: okay, okay. fair enough. counterpoint: they're withdrawing into idleness, pornography, and video games because it exists. i didn't spend all day when i was a teenager on video games and pornography, because we didn't have any. we just had an electric football game that buzzed when you turned it on. that was our video game. also our pornography. ( applause ) to be-- to be fair-- pornography! to be fair-- to be fair, josh hawley is probably just trying to change his image a little, since his
most famous photo is this one of him giving a raised fist salute to the eventual rioters on the morning of january 6. ( booing ) so, this speech is probably an attempt to get people to stop showing that photo-- which, again, shows him giving a raised fist salute to the folks who smeared poop on the walls of the capitol on january 6. speaking of which, we're learning more about the folks josh hawley loves to salute. i'll tell you all about it in tonight's "seditionist round-up roundup." >> hay. grab 'em by the posse! >> stephen: first to meet lady justice is new jersey resident and mrs. maga claus, rasha abual ragheb. ms. ragheb planned her big insurrection day well in advance, and even urged people to join her and to "bring your own guns," and said she was bringing pepper spray, a knife, and a stun gun. and her social media posts confirm she was ready to resort to violence if the former president wasn't declared
the winner, posting "it's 45 or civil war... 1776 is coming." okay, the civil war was not in 1776. ( laughter ) that's the revolutionary war. that's like going to comic-con and saying, "all right, "star wars" fans, here he is, captain james t. shrek!" ( laughter ) ( applause ) her lawyer has pushed against jail time for her client, saying ragheb was "not prepared for a civil war, nor intended to be a part of one." which would be a lot easier to believe if ragheb hadn't actually posted, "civil war is coming, and i am happy to be a part of it." kind of undercuts the defense. it's like trying to convince the jury that your client is innocent while they sit there wearing a t-shirt that says "i love killing." ( laughter ) next up on the docket, a florida firefighter named andrew williams has pleaded guilty to
the charge of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building. may be hard to gain respect on the prison yard when one of your charges is "parading": "nobody touch my stuff, or i will high step over to you with great pomp! i've whittled a baton out of a cafeteria fork. don't make me use it! don't make me use it! i'm coming for you, bitch!" ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: we've got a great show for you tonight. my guest is tony hale. but when we come back, i answer some real questions from your real kids. enjoy.
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indeed. >> stephen: jon, tony hail is here tonight, our dear friend toni ahle. it's the weekend, and this is a good enough time for me to tell you people often say, oh, you guys are kind of like a news source. no, we're not. we don't break news here. >> jon: no. >> stephen: we just talk about what happened today. that's our job. >> jon: the top stories of the day. >> stephen: but there are tombs times and this is one of those times-- where we will make and break news this week. on tuesday, "the late show"" on this show rnlg we will reveal in partnership with "people" magazine-- the official magazine of people" we will reveal the 2021 sexiest man alive on this show." that's news. people care about that. >> jon: that is a great story. >> stephen: i don't know who it is. so don't try asking me.
i'll find out when you all do. you'll be the first to find out. a quick reminder: if you are a sexy man, you're going it want to stay alive until tuesday because it could be you. i'm so glad this announcement is coming on cbs. it's coming home to cbs. cronkite used to announce this. >> jon: oh, he did. >> stephen: yeah, yeah. >> jon: it's a tradition. >> stephen: he ended want show with, "that's want way sexy is." children-- they're like regular people, but smaller. and ever since the pandemic has started parents have been overwhelmed taking care of their kids while getting them the education they so desperately needed. that's why i've been doing a segment where i give parents a break by answering real questions from real kids. it was originally called "stephen takes your kids," but that sounded weird. so i asked my writers to change the title, and now we're ready to do it again.
parents, put those kids in front of the tv, because it's time for... >> stephen's reeducation camp!" >> ju iwa >>tephen: hi, kids, i'm stephen, and i'm here to answer all your questions. how do i know the answers to so many things? well, i'm like an owl-- very wise, and i can rotate my head 360 degrees. i'll show you later. first question: >> how hard is a grown-ups work? >> stephen: well, i can only speak from my own experience, catherine, but i'd have to say it's pretty hard. you get in first thing in the morning, and you tell jokes to each other. all day you just sit around laughing with your friends, trying to make those jokes even funnier, and then in the evening you go into a big room where people are so excited to see you that they chant your name until you insist that they sit down. so, yeah, it's a bit of a grind. who's next?
>> why are they so regularly in the badge. >> stephen: elijah there's a perfectly reasonable explanation: the longer you spend in the bath, the older you get. everyone knows we age from the bottom up, so your feet wrinkle first. if you see leg wrinchg ling, get out of the bath fast before you become an old man. if wrinchg ling toe syndrome persists, ask your parents to spring for stephen colbert's miracle toes. make your toes look 10 years number. it was invent bide a scientist aqaps of mine and made by mixing different things together. tell your parents i need their money immediately. next question. >> how can i become a billionaire or a millionaire in one day? >> stephen: this is an easy one, seth. just get on reddit and see if you can spot a company that hedge fund managers are keen to short. that just means they think the company is overvalued, then you and all your middle school buddies are going to buy that
stock, forcing the hedge fund managers to take a massive loss and driving up the price of your stock. with your newly acquiring with the you can start your own hedge fund that continues to grow your fortune, until one day a group of people exploits one of your martin strategies, causing you to realize the traldz you made and the money you collected are in fact meaningless. when that day comes, you reflect on how nothing you bought or sold has brought you any closer to happiness, but now you're an old man, and this enlightenment has come too late. it's called capitalism. now, go out there and have some fun. next question? >> if you wish upon a star, do all your dreams come true? >> stephen: great question, joseph. i was hoping to answer it by using a famous song about wishing upon a stark but, unfortunately, that song is owned by a very litigious company, so for legal reasons this will be answered by a royalty free an maintained
insect named chimeny grasshopper ♪ do you have a request you would like to make... a spear of hydrogen in a gaseous space ♪ make a lucky wish on a thing called a star ♪ wait, wait, wait, stop the music. that's my lawyer, brent. what's going on, brent? a lawsuits? it's a different song! what do they own the idea of wishing on stars? that ( bleep ) ( bleep ). kids, there you have it. wish on a star. your dreams come true. but only if you dream of getting sued. sued. unbelievable. anybody got a cigarette. >> stephen: well, kid, i hope that answers all your questions. parents if your kids have questions post to social media with hash tag colbert kid questions, and we might just feature it in our next stallment of...
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has the power to dominate the news cycle. but recently, i saw a documentary that gave a little glimpse behind the scenes. and i'm happy to say: we have a clip. >> your 2021 was a rough year, for show business, right? everything was shut down. all year. my client were like, "i can't work! i'm scared of covid. i can't work, i have covid." whatever. i started to think to myself this covid thing is going to be huge. i had to go of to do something about it. i got on the phone, made this calls, i'm josh trenessop and the talent agent that represents the coronavirus. right away, we got it in rooms with tom hanks, rita wilson, idris elba, lenan dunham the rock. this was the most successful disease in hollywood since harvey weinstein-- who by the way we met with. we even got an invitation to the white house. this thing was going viral. viral? >> yeah, yeah.
>> see what i did? ( laughtr ). >> yeah. >> of course in show biz, there's always someone younger and hotter. covid-19 ( laughs ) that's your grandfather's virus. i mean, i hope not literally, but, you know, it happens. my name is trent johnson and the agent representing the delta variant, heard of it? i thought you had. look, i respect covid-19, total trailer blazer. but covid was doing weddings. delta is doing stadiums. we signed an overall deal with florida, the state, we're even breaking into the teen market. we do teens, we do old, we do mini-teens-- what do they call them? dana, what do you call the small ones? >> it's true, the new kid has made things tougher. cruise lines, what'sum. listen, my client wants to get back to their roots. listen to me. they were not going to get there. that's all i'm saying. none of those people are going to areich at their destination ( laughing ) ( slurping )
>> let's face it, regular covid is over. it's johnny depp. it's weird, old, creepy. delta is tihothee. shall may. >> you said chalmet? really. >> i work with emerging artists and i represent the lamb davariant, and the exciting up-and-coming called covid 23. going to be huge. >> in this industry you constantly have took changing, adapting. that's why i always have my eye on the next big thing-- climate change! yeah, yeah, big fan! huge contributors. been wanting to chat. how about hot christmas? it sounds sexy, but it's just uncomfortable. that's why people love agents. ♪ ♪ ♪ what can you do? >> stephen: we'll be right back with a performance by snail
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i drop off and pick up my kids from school so, i can't work early. or late. and i need to make enough to make it worthwhile. i can only work two days a week. and it can't interfere with my other job. i can do full-time. just not daytime. and i need benefits. good ones. and you know, it would be nice if you paid for my tuition. like all of it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪& ( applause ) >> stephen: hello, ladies and gentlemen. welcome back. my guest tonight is a two-time emmy award-winning actor you know from "arrested development" and "veep." his new movie is "clifford the big red dog."
please welcome back to "the late show," tony hale! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey, tone hey. >> hi. >> stephen: lovely to have you back. >> hi! >> stephen: lovely, lovely to have you back. we have not spoken to each other on the television show since before covid. >> that's right. >> stephen: and how did-- how did tony hale ride that out? did you just-- do you live in l.a.? do you live in new york? where do you live? >> i was actually shooting the show i do, called "the
mysterious benedict society" and i was shooting that in vancouver during covid so that was a little crazy. very thankful for the gig, but it's very good to be back in new york city. that's very nice. ( applause ). >> stephen: did you start here? >> i did. i-- i got my start as an actor here. i was -- >> stephen: what is this start? >> i'm still going. but it's-- i remember i got my first agent here, and my type-- when you're an actor, you kind of get labeled a type. and my type was "not all there." ( laughter ) which, come on, kind of carried over to my characters. and then i was described as "david swhwimmer, but not as good looking." and i thought what it somebody doesn't think david swhwimmer isn't good looking? then i'm skewed. and then "arrested development" in 2003, and it's nice to be back. >> stephen: just yesterday, 18 years ago. >> yeah, 18 years ago this
month, "arrested" premiered. >> stephen: was that the sort of thing at that point-- you book "arrested development," at that point you're like, "i have to get something sooner. i'm out of this business." >> that's the curse, is you're always looking to the next thing. being in the present is tough. i was doing "arrested" and i was kind of getting recognized. i was feeling all good about that. and i remember i was in the grocery store once, and this cashier goes, "can i have your autograph?" and i remember thinking-- i told her, that's funny, people usually ask for pictures. and she said, "no, it's for your credit card." and i was like, yeah, don't get too full of yourself hale. >> stephen: you know how much i love "veep." i'm almost keckically dependent on "veep." >> you find it meditative you told me. >> stephen: i do. i don't look at it. i listen to it. not even contemplating you were here tonight, i had it on getting ready for the show tonight. i like it in the background. >> you have seen my show i would
probably say 15 times more than i see it. and you make me laugh at jokes that i missed about my own show. >> stephen: jokes that you told on the show. >> they told on the show. >> stephen: yes. >> and you tell me about them and i laugh and i was on the show for seven years ( laughter ). >> stephen: yeah, yeah. >> it's really amazing. >> stephen: your character, gary walsh, what would he be doing these days? obviously, you know, you have that character going-- i assume you can snap into him pretty quickly. i'm not scug to, but i'm just wondering, where has his life gone? >> well, for those of you who saw the show, me and this character selena myer, played by julia louis-dreyfus. we had a codependent relationship, she treated me awful on the show-- and in real life. no. >> stephen: terrible person. >> atrocious. but on the show-- so then, she-- spoil alert-- she dies at the very end. and then-- ( laughter ) it's like "game of thrones." sorry! so sheidize and i come to her
funeral. well, she sent me to prison, and i go to her funeral. and i think he would go either two ways. he either went to that funeral to kind of-- he did some work on himself and forgive her. >> stephen: sure. >> or i think he would just continue on and just create the church of selena. just become like a selena evangelist. everybody needs a holy selena in their life. i think he would go into a more crazy space. >> stephen: i'm with that one. >> that's a better -- >> stephen: never stopped loving her. >> it's a better tv show, too. >> stephen: you can shed a character like that-- >> a cult documentary, too. >> stephen: are you always sort of-- do you ever find yourself falling into his behavior in any way? >> yeah. well, just recently i sue julia and some cast members. we were at this party, and i find myself, when i'm around her, like, taking her purse and putting it on her ch i'malking i see somet myself in between then
and her. and she's like, "toni, what the hell are you doing?" ( laughter ) and then-- and then, last time i was here, we were leaving the hotel, and she had something on the bottom of her shoe. and i got down and tweaked it. and she was like, "you've got to stop. like, this is really a problem." >> stephen: you have a new character to throw yourself into, because you're in aaron sorkin's new movie. >> yeah. >> stephen: which is being the ricardos, which is about lucy-- lucille ball and desi arnez. you play the head writer of "i love lucy." who was that? >> his name was jess oppenheimer, and he was the show runner, head writer of "i love lucy." they did this show called "my favorite husband" together and they had a very long working relationship. and he was kind of a confidant to her. i was a huge "i love lucy" fan
growing up. and aaron, the whole production, they recreated the set of "i love lucy" for the movie. so i'm on the set every day, and it was just incredibly surreal. and the really cool thing about aaron is i think when you kind of are entering into kind of a... an era piece, something that took place this that era, you have an idea how the people acted. you know when you think about old-time movies-- "hey, kid." that kind of caricature of it. not that we would do that. but aaron sorkin was always like, "hey, let's focus on the humanity, because this is a drama about the making of 'i love lucy'." so really got into them as humans and her relationship with desi. i haven't seen it yet, but i think it's going to be a really beautiful movie. >> stephen: what's it like, instead of being a lackey, to be the guy in charge in the character? >> it's great, it's great. just really fun to exercise-- i mean, my character is buster and
gary, they just got so beaten down. >> stephen: yes. >> so beaten down. >> stephen: yeah. >> and so, i mean, my arm was eaten off by a seal and all this kind of stuff. so, you know, he just-- oh, there's one-- there's one scene, i was watching with my-- my daughter and i don't watch "arrested development" much, but we were watching it once. >> stephen: how old is she? >> she's 15 now. she's precious. so we were watching the show, and it's the scene where-- okay, my mother, lucille, is-- she's on house arrest and she can't smoke. and so, like, she needs me, her son, to inhale the smoke out of her mouth #-r, and then blow it out on the balcony. and then come out like a baby bird, and blow the smoke again from her mouth and blow tout on the balcony. and i'm sitting there watching this with my daughter. and i'm like, "it's time to change the channel. we don't need-- we don't need to watch this picture." >> stephen: we have to take a
little bit of a break, but don't go anywhere-- are you okay? are you shocked? are you shocked? did that upset you? i'm sorry. i didn't want to frighten you. we have to take a commercial break! >> i didn't know you were going to talk to me, too. >> stephen: i'm definitely-- we're definitely using this. the people at home don't know that we've already had the entire conversation, and i'm putting in a fake commercial break right now because it went longer than one segment of the show, and i startled tony by addressing him during the fake commercial break. it isn't a fake commercial break. it's a fake part of the commercial break so we can go to an actual commercial. >> we got it, stephen! we got it! >> stephen: more tony hale to come. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause )
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( applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody! we're back here with tony hale. tony? >> yes! ( laughter ) >> stephen: you okay? >> no! >> stephen: you okay, buddy? >> no! that was a fake commercial break. ( laughter ) not a fake commercial break. >> stephen: tony. >> yes. >> stephen: you're now in the movie "clifford the big red
dog." i think i'm first generation "clifford the big red dog." >> me, too. >> stephen: it was first "clifford the small red puppy. the. that was the first book, called "clifford the small red puppy." and i got it from scholastic. you filled it out at the school, and i picked "clifford the small red puppy" not knowing what it was going to be. i just pick winners. >> you really do. what's your next book. >> stephen: and because she loves the dog so much, who is a runt, a tiny little dog, the dog becomes huge because of all the love. >> yeah. >> stephen: did you read these books as a kid? >> it did. it started in 1963. i was born in 1970. clifford was always around when i was a kid and my daughter was little. and it's a really, really, really fun mvie. but-- not "but, ""and." there's a scene-- but, let me tell you... no. and -- >> stephen: strap in! there are some quality kills.
>> let me be honest. and there's a scene where emily elizabeth, played by darby camp, holding the little puppy before he gets big, clifford. and because he loves her, she loves him, he gets big. and i thought, dang, what a message of, like, love is going to bring growth. because i feel like in society we're just-- social media, we're breaking each other down, we're judging, we're criticizing. that's not going to bring change. that's not going to bring growth. we gotta love. >> stephen: excellent point. excellent point. ( applause ). >> stephen: are you-- are you a dog person? because i've been given this photo of n indication of what's happening. >> i don't know. >> stephen: i don't know if this is an audition to be a dog or if these are your dogs? >> these are my puppys. this is walter and this is frances, they're like an old married couple. and i used to be allergic to dogs growing up. ironically, my parents kept getting dogs. i don't know what that says
about my relationship. >> stephen: did they make any attempt to protect you from that? >> every time one would die, they'd be like, "get a new one!" but these dogs are hypoallergenic. and i love-- and i love them. and ever since i've had them, now i'm a dog person! i love dogs! ( applause ) love dogs! >> stephen: takes a lot of courage to say you love dogs in front of an audience. >> does it? >> stephen: what? no, i was making a joke. >> oh, oh, oh,. ( laughter ) >> stephen: you know what, i don't care how many advertisers this loses me, but i think children are the future! >> whoa! stephen! >> stephen: i don't care! i'll put it out there, man! >> children! >> stephen: kittens are cute! >> i had a moment of, "did i say something controversial?" >> stephen: that's a very-- that comes from a place of anxiety, one imagines. >> trauma. >> stephen: trauma, yes. we have a clip.
you can tell us what's happening? who are you? you're not clifford, are you? >> i'm clifford. no, i-- i-- clifford the large middle-aged man. ( laughter ) no, i play... ( laughter ) let's be honest. just a sad, depressing, family film. >> stephen: and-- and it starts off as a little puppy, but she loves it so much, that in the morning, there's a sad middle-aged man in her room! "i'm the dog!" >> or she just throws it to the side, and that's what happens. >> stephen: sure. >> okay, so this clip, i'm zack tieran, the bad guy-- the bad guy! and i'm trying to-- i see this-- anyway, i have a company called life grow that kinds of manipulates nature for profit. >> stephen: sure. >> and i see clifford, and i'm like he's trying to capture his
magic and take him down. >> stephen: i didn't mean. >> roll the tape! >> oh! you must be emily elizabeth. >> who are you? >> i'm zack tieran, from life grow. it is so nice to meet you. here's my card. you are a lifesaver, young lady. i cannot thank you enough for finding our dog. >> your dog? >> yeah, one of our clumsy janitors left the gate open, and this fella slipped away from the lab, didn't you, big guy. i'm sure he has been a huge inconvenience, so if i may, i would like to offer you this. >> i'm really coming around to this guy. >> hold on. >> well, don't hold on. we-- can i have a minute? >> sure. >> what are you doing? >> ugh, i hate children! ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: you're the bad guy. >> bad guy. >> stephen: tony, lovely to see you. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you for having me.
>> stephen: "clifford the big red dog" will be in theaters and on paramount+ starting november 10. tony hale, everybody! we'll be right back with a performance by snail mail. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> winning doesn't count unless you play fair, like the democrats, and lose. >> let's overanalyze an off-year election to a critical inflection point. >> democrats need to think this through. do we really want to vaccinate some kid who might go on to invent cancer? >> that's it. i'm blowing up! i'm in aim for your house mode. >> why should we keep children alive? >> he's banned from popular social media sites. that's why we need to dangle him from a helicopter over unmotivated democrats. >> but the important thing. >> why do we have to do what joe manchin says? >> because he's president! ♪
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